Divine Providence School

May 13, 2021 Home and School Connection

Celebrating Catholic Education

Remembering Mrs. Feyereisen

We are deeply saddened by the recent loss of our former Kindergarten teacher's aide, Mrs. Debbie Feyereisen. Mrs. Feyereisen taught side by side with her sister, Mrs. Pavichevich, for 28 years here at Divine Providence. To honor Mrs. Feyereisen's memory, we have designated May 20th as a day for everyone to wear yellow. Jeans, shorts, and athletic wear are allowed, but make sure the color yellow is included in your child's attire on May 20th. Please do not send your child in any inappropriate clothing, such as girls' shorts that are too short, girls' tops that are strapless, backless, or midriffs, or anything with inappropriate wording.

COVID vaccine for children

Recently, the Pfizer COVID vaccine was approved for children ages 12-15. Working with the Westchester Public School District and surrounding public schools, we are pleased to share vaccination dates for our students. There are two option, and they are first come, first serve. Vaccinating your child is currently a parental choice and entirely voluntary. We are trying to work with our community to provide these opportunities for vaccinations. We greatly appreciate the public schools generosity for allowing us share in these events!

The May 14th vaccination clinic will be administered at Melrose Park Elementary School, 1715 W Lake St, Melrose Park, IL 60160

The May 17th vaccination clinic will be administered at Local 73 Hall, 4550 Roosevelt Road in Hillside, IL, .

Click here to register for May 14 clinic

Melrose Park Elementary School, 1715 W Lake St, Melrose Park, IL 60160

Click here to register for May 17 clinic

Local 73 Hall, 4550 Roosevelt Road in Hillside, IL, .

A COVID-19 vaccination event is being held this weekend by Catholic Charities and St. Francis of Rome parish and is now open to anyone 12 and above.

The vaccination event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 15 at St. Frances of Rome School, 1401 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered. To make an appointment, click on this link. Walk-up appointments also will be available that day.

The Archdiocese encourages everyone to get vaccinated for their own health and that of the wider community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Catholics

Tardies and Homework Drop-Offs

Students are expected to arrive to school on time, fully prepared for the school day. (STUDENT HANDBOOK page 12). Students should be in their seats by 8:00AM.

Student tardiness negatively impacts the school day by creating significant disruptions. Additionally, the number of tardies appears on report cards, and can impact future applications for scholarships, high school admission, and school transfers. Children of all ages need to arrive to school on time.

Homework is not to be dropped off by parents, and will no longer be accepted.

Return of Fall Sports!

The Divine Providence Athletic Association is thrilled to announce that we are planning for a return to sports next year!!!! We need to assess the interest in our various sports so we can plan properly for next year.

CLICK HERE to access the survey.

Please complete the survey form via the link below. Submit one survey for each 5th through 8th grade student you will have based on what grade they will be in NEXT year.

Please understand that due to the COVID-19 Virus, the resumption of sports is dependent on the status of the virus in the fall and the restrictions, if any, put in place by the Archdiocese based on local, state, and county health mitigation orders.

We ask that you complete the link as soon as possible. Please watch for other sports related announcements later this spring and early summer.

Thank you!

Divine Providence Athletic Association

IMPORTANT - If anyone in your household tests for COVID-19

If you or a family member in your home is tested for COVID- regardless of the reason for the test- we must know about it and document it. Your child and all siblings in school should stay at home until you receive the result. If a family member is found positive, your child will need to be in quarantine. The quarantine would last 14 days providing the positive person is in isolation. If they break isolation, it is labeled a "complex quarantine" and students will need to be in isolation and quarantine. This is 24 days total. Final decision regarding how long a student must miss school is decided by the Archdiocesan nurse. Her decision is based on the information you provide to us. It is imperative that families be truthful in their position. Our goal is for our students to be learning and growing, whether it is in school or in our virtual school.

If a child has a negative COVID test and has missed two or more days of school, a doctor's note with an alternate diagnosis must be provided in order to return to school.

The reality is that children may be positive with the slightest of symptoms. Always keep our school in your communication.


2021-2022 PRESCHOOL health requirements

for students entering preschool next school year

2021-2022 KINDERGARTEN Health requirements

for students entering Kindergarten next school year

2021-2022 Kindergarten eye exam requirements

for students entering Kindergarten next school year

2021-2022 6th grade health requirements

for students entering 6th grade next school year

DP School Piano & Ukulele Spring Recital

Divine Providence joins several other schools for this year's piano and ukulele recital.

7th grade service project

Dear DP School Parents and Community,

The 7th graders at DP have been preparing to make their confirmation next year. One of the things necessary is doing service projects. The 7th grade class will be hosting a fundraiser where all funds and newspaper will be sent to Magnificent Mutts. We are asking to please send your child with a small donation of money or newspaper. Either one will be greatly appreciated. Your child’s class will be provided with a money box and newspaper box, made by the 7th grade students. This will begin the week of May 24 and continue till May 28th. Then all donations will be collected. Magnificent Mutts is a nonprofit all-breed rescue for dogs and cats. They strive to rescue and care for any breed of abandoned, abused, or neglected dog or cat until they can find them a loving home. They believe every animal deserves a forever home and as they always say… “Because they’re all Magnificent.” They are located at 755 N. Wolf Road Hillside, IL 60162. To learn more about Magnificent Mutts or if interested in adopting visit this site https://www.magnificentmutts.org. Your donation will be very much appreciated. Thank You!


7th grade
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Refer a new family and get a BIG discount!

There is nothing greater than when a family tells us they have heard great things about our school from another family. We really appreciate it! Word of mouth is the best way to learn about the great things going on at our school. Would you please help us out by spreading the word.... share our posts on facebook or instagram.

You can receive $500 off tuition next year by referring a new family! You can receive more than one discount if you refer more families. (You would receive the discount at the end of the 21/22 school year provided the referred family has been current with all tuition payments)

NUT cards! All students who have registered for next year will receive a NUT card! This will give them Friday out of uniform days from March 12- June 4th! The first class to get 100% response about next year (either they are registered or have let us know you will not be returning) will get a pajama day!

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Safe travels- Updated guidance from the Archdiocese of Chicago

  • The Archdiocese of Chicago and Office of Catholic Schools follow the Chicago Emergency Travel Order, for domestic travel regardless of whether the traveler resides in the city of Chicago, Cook County or Lake County. In consultation with our medical advisors, we have updated our travel guidelines to conform to new guidance from public health authorities.

    The following travel quarantine guidelines replace all prior guidance. Remember that public health departments discourage inter-state travel. We continue to recommend that Catholic school families and employees enjoy a safe spring break at home.

    Domestic travel (state-to-state)
    Vaccinated individuals:
    • No quarantine is necessary if the traveler is fully vaccinated, which is defined as two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination or two weeks after receiving a single-dose COVID-19 vaccination.
    • Proof of vaccination will be required to avoid quarantines.
    • Individual must not have symptoms and must maintain strict masking and physical distancing. If a fully vaccinated individual does have symptoms, he or she must quarantine and consult with a health care provider.
    Non-vaccinated individuals:
    • Ten-day quarantine upon return if there is no negative pre-arrival test (any test administered by a third-party is sufficient; however, a self-administered test is not acceptable) or the traveler is not fully vaccinated (see above for definition of fully vaccinated) OR
    • A pre-arrival negative test (within 72 hours prior to return arrival to the school) with strict masking, physical distancing and avoidance of in-person out-of-school gatherings. Archdiocesan schools should accept any negative test prior to school attendance, but no earlier than 72 hours prior to return arrival to the state. Any test administered by a third-party is sufficient; however, a self-administered test is not acceptable.
    • For domestic travel in states designated as Yellow on the Chicago Emergency Travel Order map, no quarantine or pre-arrival test is required. However, travelers must maintain strict masking and physical distancing.
International travel
Regardless of vaccination status, international travelers must follow CDC guidelines:
  • Traveler is to be tested three to five days after their return to the U.S. and must quarantine for a seven-day period even if the post-arrival test is negative (any test administered by a third-party is sufficient; however, a self-administered test is not acceptable).
  • If traveler chooses not to take a test three to five days after their return to the U.S., he or she must quarantine for 10 days after arrival.
School Vaccinations
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated families and communities around the world over the past year. However, vaccines are a ray of hope against a killer virus and have gained the approval of public health authorities, Pope Francis and Cardinal Cupich. As communities of faith concerned about the sanctity of human life, our religious leaders and Catholic school heroes are not only encouraging everyone to get vaccinated but are rolling up their sleeves to get a life-saving vaccine themselves.

First day of school for the 2021-2022 school year will be August 19, 2021

Re-Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

We are now in the process of planning for the upcoming school year! Planning for our school budget, textbooks, resources and the programs we can offer is all impacted by our school’s enrollment. This year, we are going paperless! We are asking all our current families to recommit to Divine Providence Catholic School for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please complete re-registration HERE. The registration fee is $200.00 per family (non-refundable).

If you have any new student(s) in your household whom you plan on enrolling at Divine Providence for the next school year, please submit your child’s birth certificate, a new student application, immunization record and Baptismal certificate (if applicable) to Linda Hawkins, Director of Marketing and Enrollment at lhawkins@archchicago.org

If you are not planning on returning to DP for the 2021-2022 school year, please let the school office know. Thank you!

2020 tuition tax document

Click here for instructions on how to obtain necessary tuition documents for 2020.

Happy Birthday!

May 15 - Allison in grade 5

May 15 - Riley in grade 8

May 17 - Harrison in grade 2

May 17 - Dominick in grade 5

May 17 - Nicholas in grade 5

May 19 - Anthony N. in grade 1

May 19 - Quinley in grade 5

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April Lunch *

May 14 - Roasted Chicken drumstick

May 17 - Mini corn dogs and hot pretzel bites

May 18 - Italian Cheese and Garlic cheesy pull apart

May 19 - Cheesy flatbread

May 20 - Salisbury steak with gravy

May 21 - Pizza dippers

May 24 - hot dog

May 25 - French toast sticks

May 26 - hamburger

May 27 - NO LUNCH, early dismissal

May 28 - rotini with meat sauce

May 31 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

June 1 - Italian Cheese & Garlic Cheesy Pull Aparts

June 2 - Cheese Pizza

June 3 - Chicken Nuggets

June 4 - Nacho Combo



* Menu subject to change

May 19 - 8th grade Ribbon Ceremony 8:30AM

May 27 - Early Dismissal

May 31 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

June 1 - Last day of school for 8th grade

June 1 - 8th grade Graduation at DI 6 PM

June 8 - Last day of school dismissal at 1:30 PM

Calendar changes

We recently have made a few changes to our school calendar. This year, the responsibilities of teachers have drastically increased. The amount of planning time has decreased. For this reason, we are going to begin some early dismissals to allow teachers more time to effectively plan. Dismissal time will be 1:00. Students will have time to eat a snack at school but will not have lunch. Early dismissals will take place on the last Thursday of each month. After care will be available. Students going to after care may bring their own lunch to eat.

2021 Early dismissal dates:

May 27

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Phone Number for Extended Care (To call or text during extended care hours) 773-682-6196

Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Bulletin

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Divine Providence Staff 2020-2021

Please CLICK HERE for the faculty for 2020-2021

Click on the documents below to view.

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