Divine Providence School
Home and School Connection - September 20, 2019
Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall
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
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?
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.
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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