Divine Providence School
Home and School Connection - January 24, 2020
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P.E. Teacher change
Monday, January 27th, we will welcome Coach Tatum to Divine Providence School. Coach Tatum has many years of working a variety of age levels in many ways. He is excited to be meeting his new students! The P.E. schedule will stay the same as it has bee the last two weeks.
Mother Daughter Fashion Show
Traditionally the Women’s Guild has held a Mother Daughter Fashion Show at Divine Infant. The show consists of a theme, raffles, food and a wonderful time spent with moms and daughters. Typically, girls from preschool to 8th grade model in the fashion show wearing clothes that they own that coincide with the chosen theme. We have had girls walk together with friends, with relatives, alone...whatever they desire. We have a runway that we rent that connects to the stage so that the girls can “walk the runway!'' In the past we have had raffle prizes that consist of ipods, air pods, kindles, American Girl Dolls, bicycles, gift cards, beauty products, Vans, etc.
There is a ton of work that goes into making this event successful. In the past, moms or friends of DI have taken on a specific role so that no one person has the burden of planning the event. It comes together so nicely in the end and it is our hope to pull this off again. One big part of the event is making it a special send off for our 8th grade boys and girls. We like to leave the theme ideas to the 8th graders so that it will determine what they wear if they choose to participate. The 8th grade boys have always been involved as well, escorting the girls in a “formal round” if they chose to have one. The boys have received donated tuxedos in the past and play a nice role in the fashion show. The tuxedo part isn’t necessary but can attempt to be arranged if we so desire. The event will be held at Divine Infant in Langan Hall and we are hoping for
I would love to get an idea of anyone who would like to be involved in planning
and becoming a part of making this event amazing!
If you would reply to me and let me know, we can begin planning. We would
love to have as many girls of all ages involved as possible!
Warm Winter clothing
Tuition Referral Credit!
A $500 credit will be issued in the spring of the new school year to any family who refers another family to Divine Providence School as long as the following stipulations are met: the referral family must be listed by the referred family on the school registration form; the referred family must attend Divine Providence for the entire school year; if more than one family is listed on the referred family’s registration form, the credit will be divided equally; both the referral family and the referred family must be current on tuition in order to receive the referral credit
Tax Time! Printing your payment summary
Families can view and print their FACTS payment summaries for tuition and fees by following these steps:
Go to your Payment Plan and Billing
Click on “View Details” on upper right side of page
Click on “View Payment Summary” upper left side of page
Select year from drop down menu near middle, left side of page
Print Feature is located on the upper right corner of page
If you have any difficulty you can call FACTS at 866-441-4637
If your answer is "no" please see this important page to start receiving them!
What about the weather?
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"
Please be aware that there is a change in this year’s school calendar. Thursday, April 9th (Holy Thursday) was originally planned as a non school day for a teacher inservice. That inservice has been cancelled and school will be in session on April 9th and dismissal will be at 1:30. There will be a lunch hour and extended day on this day.
Important Upcoming Dates
February 2 - First Communion Parent Meeting 11:30 - 12:30 PPM - DP School Mayfair Room
February 7 -NO SCHOOL Teacher Inservice
February 11 - Late Start (9AM)
February 15 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM Confirmation retreat at Divine Infant School Building- Langan Hall
February 17 - NO SCHOOL Presidents' Day
February 22 - First Reconciliation 11:30 Divine Providence Church
February 24 - 8th Grade Graduation retakes
February 26 - Ash Wednesday
March 2 - End of 2nd trimester
March 5 - 7th Grade History Fair
March 8 - Confirmation Rehearsal 11:15 AM Divine Infant Church
March 9 - Report Cards go home with students
March 10 - Late Start (9 AM)
March 13 - Confirmation at Divine Infant Church at 7:00PM
March 19 - 11:30 Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences by request only
March 20 - Staff Development day NO SCHOOL
March 31 - April 4 ACT Aspire testing
April 4 - First Communion Rehearsal #1 11:00 - 12:30 PM in DP Church
April 9 - THIS IS A SCHOOL DAY WITH A 1:30PM DISMISSAL - aftercare is available
April 10 - NO SCHOOL Good Friday
April 13 - 17 - Easter Break
April 20 - Classes resume
April 23 - First Communion Rehearsal #2 11:00 - 12:30 PM in DP Church
April 25 - First Communion at Divine Providence Church 11:30 AM Church
CLICK HERE for the most up to date school calendar (Calendar subject to change)
Recognizing DP Staff!
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.