Divine Providence School

Home and School Connection - September 20, 2019

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall

On September 26, 2019 the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall will be moving from Oak Brook to Queen of Heaven cemetery. During the move, it will drive past our school. The students will line Mayfair Avenue to greet the procession as it goes by. For this reason, we would like for there to be a "sea" of red, white and blue. On this day, please send your child in their regular uniform, however, please replace their shirt with a shirt of the following color.

Preschool - RED

Pre-kindergarten - Mrs. Scavelli's class - BLUE

Pre-kindergarten - Mrs. Brennan's class - WHITE

Kindergarten - BLUE

1st Grade - WHITE

2nd Grade - RED

3rd Grade - BLUE

4th Grade - WHITE

5th Grade - RED

6th Grade - RED

7th Grade - BLUE

8th Grade - Last names A-J BLUE

8th Grade - Last names K-Z WHITE

Family School Association Back to School BBQ

A big thank you to our FSA for hosting the fantastic back to school BBQ last Saturday. It was enjoyed by many! A great, big should out to all the volunteers who worked endlessly to make it a success. Thank you FSA!
Divine Infant Jesus & Divine Providence Parish Bulletin

September 15, 2019 Please click here to view the bulletin

The creation of the world!

During the next few weeks, we will be listening to the stories from the Bible about the creation of the world! Starting out with nothing, we will listen day by day about something new and wonderful brought into our world. Imagine.... having something new and wonderful being brought into your world every day. Everything that God created, he called "good." What does that tell you about God's creation?

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I am excited to share that our Divine Providence School is implementing a Math and Reading program called I-Ready for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Below, you will find information about the program and how we will be using it in the classroom.

What is i-Ready?

I-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.

i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. These lessons are interactive and provide strategic supports to keep your child engaged as they learn.

What can I do to help?

To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to:

· Try their best on each question and try not to rush.

· Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected they will only get about half of the questions correct.

· Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.

Don't be afraid to ask for paper and pencil to show their work for Math.

To support your child’s learning in Online Instruction, you can:

· Discuss your child’s progress on their I-Ready lessons.

· Celebrate your child’s learning and growth.

· Encourage them to use I-Ready at home.

They will need access to a computer or iPad, internet, and their login information. To check if your system meets i-Ready system requirements, please visit

i-Ready.com/Support to run a system check.

Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning! I look forward to sharing I-Ready information with you throughout the year. If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher. You can also learn more about I-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter.

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Boon Fundraiser!

Our Boon Supply Fundraiser has begun. All proceeds help support Divine Providence FSA. Catalog packets were sent home with all students last week. Orders can be made online or by order form. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Zulfer at (708) 426-4816 or at fourleafclover26@comcast.net.
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Important Upcoming Dates

September 22 - Pet blessing at DI at 1 PM

September 26 - Vietnam Moving Wall Procession at DP

September 27 - DPAA Trivia Night

October 5 - Virtus Training

October 8 - Late Start School Day

October 14 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

October 19 - Virtus Training

November 1 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher in-service

November 1 - All Saints' Day

November 2 - All Souls' Day

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Nazareth Academy Parent Speaker Series

Click here for a variety of topics presented by Nazareth Academy- just for Parents!