Divine Providence School

Home and School Connection - January 24, 2020

Discover Catholic Schools Week

January 26th through February 1st, 2020 will be Catholic Schools. We will kick off the week at 8:30AM Mass and will follow with open house! Please invite friends to come and see the amazing things going on at Divine Providence School! The best recommendation a family can get is from a current family. We will have hospitality available to sit and chat with other families. (We will not be having the pancake breakfast this year)
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Mardi Gras Carnival Sign up!

Please join us on Saturday, February 22nd, at the DP FSA Mardi Gras Carnival. There will be carnival games, prizes, pizza, and more! In order to make this a great event for the kids, we need your help! Please consider signing up to donate an item to the event or to volunteer to run one of the carnival games. Please click here to see the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

P.E. Teacher change

Coach Johnson has left DP School to pursue his passion of working in a park district full time! We thank him and wish him the best as he moves into his new position.

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.

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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

early April.

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!

Thank you,

Peggy Perry


Warm Winter clothing

It has been noticed lately that some students are not wearing proper winter clothing, particularly for recess. Students will go outside when the feel like temperature is 20 degrees. It is not optional whether students go out or stay in. Please make sure they bring not only proper winter clothing, but make sure it also is labeled with their name in it. We have a lot of students that wear the same size clothing and it is hard to find who a piece of clothing may belong to. Thank you for your cooperation!

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

Tech Talk Tuesday

A dozen ideas for finding support

Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Bulletin

Please click here to view the Parish bulletin

Do you receive texts from DP School?

If your answer is "no" please see this important page to start receiving them!

What about the weather?

Winter is here! 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"

Calendar Change!

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!

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!