Divine Providence School

Home and School Connection - November 1, 2019

7th Grade celebrating Dia de los Muertos

Our 7th Grade, in Spanish class, learned of this Mexican culture tradition (as did grades 1-8). They brought traditional bread and sweets for all to enjoy. They hand made the colorful paper decorations emulating the Aztec's first designs symbolizing the element of air for this special day. As a class project earlier in the week, they identified their family members and friends who have passed on which we listed and framed for the altar of remembrance. They (in the Mexican tradition of "celebrating life" of those past) described joyful memories of their loved ones. This gave us the opportunity to realize that in our Catholic belief our loved ones go to be with our Lord in heaven and to be joyful for that even though they are not with us anymore.

Legend of sleepy Hollow

Our seventh grade class, instructed by Mrs. PAavilonis, presented an excellent play of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The entire school cam e to watch it! We are very proud of the outstanding job done by all the students! Thank you to the family and friends that came to watch the play.

Happy All Saints Day!

Saints live among us today as well with Christ in heaven. These heroes of our faith persevere in troubled times and they follow the path of Jesus. Their unselfish actions, as well as their talents, skills, and virtuous living inspire us as they pray for us.
All Saints Day Pep Talk
Divine Infant Jesus & Divine Providence Parish Bulletin

Please click here to view the Parish bulletin

Family Mass on November 10th!

On November 10th all are invited to Mass at Divine Infant Church. This Mass is special because it is a "Family Mass". This means families from Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish will assist in all of the parts of the Mass. We will be looking for volunteers to assist at this Mass. We hope you will consider taking part and attending!


Please click on the link below former information.

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Special Lunch Day - November 7th - order deadline has passed

This year's first special lunch will be on November 7th. FSP does not serve on these days. The order deadline has now passed Students who do not order the special lunch MUST bring a lunch from home. Reminder- fast food deliveries are not allowed at any time.

Important Uniform Situations

It has been noticed that the uniform policy is not being correctly abided by. Please note that leggings worn to school must be removed before school starts at 8AM and can be put back on after the dismissal bell. Socks may only be a solid color- no prints

*****STUDENTS MUST MAINTAIN THEIR NATURAL HAIR COLOR****

*****Only DP approved sweatshirts are allowed to be worn in school*****


Discipline will be given to those students not in uniform


***Due to the weather, some students are wearing boots to school. This is acceptable, however, they must have their school shoes to put on once they arrive at school. Boots are not an approved school shoe.***

Need help getting your little one up in the morning?

Psychology Today offers this great site to help parents of young children get to school on time- every day! CLICK HERE

School Advisory Board

Divine Providence School is starting the process to initiate a School Advisory Board. The school is strengthened through the working partnership between the leadership of the school, the parish and its stakeholders. By its nature, the board is advisory and therefore is commissioned to offer suggestions and advice regarding the vitality and continued success of the school. The board is a typically a three year commitment. Through this process we are looking for a variety of people to serve on the board! This includes school parent, parishioners and community members. If you would like to be considered for the board, please fill in the application. Applications will be reviewed before Thanksgiving, interviews will take place in December and the first meeting will take place in January.
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Original Works

The Original Works Price List has been sent home today and orders need to be in no later than Tuesday, November 12th

IMPORTANT REMINDER REGARDING DUE DATES FOR MANDATORY FUNDRAISING RAFFLE PAYMENT

Proceeds for Mandatory Fundraising Raffle tickets are due to the school office no later than Monday, December 2nd ORpaid directly to your FACTS Incidentals Account by Friday, December 6th.

Please log onto your FACTS Incidentals Account to determine if you opted to have the Fundraising payment auto debited. If not, you must either send payment to the school office by Dec 2ndor manually make payment to your FACTS Incidentals Account by Dec 6th.

Late payments for Fundraising are subject to Late Fees.

What about the weather?

We have all felt the start of Fall this week. As the weather gets cooler, it makes us start thinking about what is ahead of us. How cold will this winter be and how much snow might we get? I don't think anyone can give us this answer, so instead we prepare just in case it is bitter cold or we can't get out of the house, much less make it safe to school, due to the snow and cold.


Typically, you would get notified about students not coming to school through several different forms of communication- email, text message and phone call. While we try to give as much notice as possible if we think the school will be closed, it can come as late as one hour before school starts. ***Just because students do not report to school, doesn't mean they don't have work to do! Per an earlier newsletter, we have introduced "Alternative Learning Days". Students will have work either posted online or sent in an email regarding what work needs to be done. This link will take you back to beginning of the school year about "Alternative Learning Days"

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 1 - All Saints' Day

November 2 - All Souls' Day

November 3 - Change Clocks! Fall BACK one hour!

November 7 - Special Lunch Day

November 8 - End of first Trimester

November 12 - Late start

November 15 - Reports Cards sent home

November 25 - Picture retake day

November 26 - 11:30 dismissal

November 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30PM - 8:00 PM

November 27 - 29 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


CLICK HERE for the most up to date school calendar (Calendar subject to change)

Uniform reminders- from our handbook

2019-20 DRESS CODE

SCHOOL UNIFORMS


General uniform policies for boys and girls are as follows:

● Students in preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten do not wear uniforms, but must adhere to the shoe/sock policy listed below

● Twill navy pants or shorts for boys and girls may be purchased at stores other than Schoolbelles, as long as they are uniform brands, such as French Toast or Lands End. Cargo styles and dockers are examples of styles that are not allowed.

● Divine Providence uniform sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and Spiritwear are optional and are the ONLY type of sweatshirts and jackets allowed in class

● Navy walking shorts may only be worn from August 20th until October 15th, and from April 15thuntil the last day of school

● Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.)

  • Boys Grades 1 – 8

    ● White knit short sleeve-monogrammed shirt

    ● Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)

  • Girls Grades 1 – 4

    ● Round neck pleated jumper OR

    ● Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)

    ● Oxford cloth blouse, short or long sleeved, polo (Schoolbelles) or white turtleneck shirt

    ● Monogrammed knit over-blouse (polo), short or long sleeve, from Schoolbelles

    ● Optional approved uniform items: monogrammed sweatshirt and fleece jacket purchased at Schoolbelles;

  • navy blue (plain) cardigan sweater; any approved “Spiritwear”

    Girls Grades 5 – 8

    ● Kilt skirt or split skirt. Skirts must be no more than 3 inches above the knee OR

    ● Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)

    ● Monogrammed knit over-blouse (polo), short or long sleeve, from Schoolbelles

    ● Optional approved uniform items: monogrammed sweatshirt and fleece jacket purchased at Schoolbelles; navy blue (plain) cardigan sweater; any approved “Spiritwear

    Shoes and Socks for Boys and Girls:

    ● All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied. Light up shoes are not allowed.

    ● Boots may be worn to and from school, but not during the school day

    ● All styles of platform shoes, flip flops, sandals, slippers/moccasins, and “crocs” are a safety hazard and are therefore prohibited


Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed. Girls may wear solid color tights, nylons, knee highs, or crew socks.

Violations of the uniform code will result in an out of uniform notice being issued. Repeated infractions will warrant additional consequences.

Recognizing DP Staff!

Our staff works so hard to make your child's day positive, educational, and spiritual. I would like to start a form that, when a staff member goes out of their way, we can recognize them. This recognition is called the St. John Baptist de la Salle award. St. John Baptist de La Salle is a Saint that devoted his life to teaching. He trained other people to be teachers. John urged his teachers to treat their students with love and compassion, making time for them and being concerned for their spiritual well-being.


Your recognition can take the form of a private "Good Job" to that staff member or we may post it here in our school newsletter- that is up to you! Anyone at DP can be recognized- teachers, teacher assistants, staff and administration. Thank you for taking the time. This will be available all school year! Click on the form below.

Have a question? Email your child's teacher!

All teachers now have their proper emails- including our new teachers. Thank you for your patience!