DP Instructional Update

Divine Providence School Week of March 23

From Dr. Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools 3/24/2020

Dear Catholic School Families,

I hope you are remaining safe and healthy. I am pleased to inform you that Cardinal Cupich recently released a video directed at school students and families. I encourage you to view this video and continue to pray for our health and well-being.

In addition, I encourage you and your family to join Pope Francis in a special prayer this Friday, March 27 at 12 p.m. (noon) CDT. The Holy Father will preside at a prayer service on the sagrata of St. Peter's Basilica, that is, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the church. While St. Peter’s Square will be empty, the Holy Father is inviting all to join him in prayer through various forms of communication.

The prayer service will be broadcast live on the Vatican website (https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html) and will include biblical readings, intercessory prayers and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et Orbi Blessing, with the offer of a plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it live. The Urbi et Orbi blessing “to the City [of Rome] and to the World” is normally only given on Christmas and Easter.

May God continue to bless you, our community of Catholic schools and our world.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Rigg, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of Chicago
Video Message from Cardinal Blase Cupich

How are you doing?

Here we are, starting our 2nd week of alternative learning! I appreciate all of the photos I am receiving about the awesome learning going on at home. Please remember to look at the links below for all students at DP, even our smallest learners! Learning never stops! Teachers will continue to be provided high quality academics. Please keep in mind that all work will be looked at and graded. For this reason, it will take time once we return for teachers to input grades.

This is SPIRIT WEEK! Please add your photo each day to show us your school spirit from home!

Thank you for continuing to use our site for your updates. Our teachers are also sending daily emails, videos, etc. Learning is so much more fun in the classroom and we miss seeing our students at school! Please continue to come and see the updates.

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Happy Birthday!

Students celebrating a birthday this week are:

24 - Madelyn Grade 5

26 - Michael Grade 8

28 - A'Khari Grade PK

28 - Dominic Grade 1

From Dr. Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools 3/20/2020

Dear Catholic School Parents and Guardians,

One week ago, we announced the closure of our Catholic school system due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) through our region. Since the closure started on Monday, the Office of Catholic Schools has worked closely with each of our schools to deliver high-quality electronic learning (e-learning) or alternative learning to our students. I have been amazed by the creativity and ingenuity of many of our educators as they have implemented their e-learning/alternative learning plans. Our students are keeping busy!

As a Catholic school parent myself, I know that this has been a time of anxiety and stress. Know that I am extremely grateful for your patience and trust. Our Catholic schools depend upon the partnership between our parents/guardians and our Catholic schools. I deeply appreciate your efforts in supporting your child’s e-learning/alternative learning during this unprecedented time.

As of now, it is unclear how long our system-wide closure will last. You may have heard that Chicago Public Schools recently announced that they will remain closed until April 20. We are not yet set a specific date to re-open the Catholic school system, although we are intending to resume school once it is deemed safe to do so. We will continue to be in close communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and state health departments, and other agencies as we consider our options.

Regardless of the length of our closure, know that we remain committed to delivering the very best faith-based education possible through e-learning/alternative learning. If you have questions or needs during this closure, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school or the Office of Catholic Schools.

To assist you during this time, we have prepared a frequently asked questions (“FAQ”) document that offers basic information about e-learning/alternative learning, tuition, registration, and other important issues. I encourage you to read this document carefully. Likewise, here are some resources to assist you in supporting your child’s e-learning/alternative learning.

I know that God is blessing our efforts during this time of uncertainty. May God continue to watch over you and your family and bless our precious ministry of Catholic education.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Rigg, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of Chicago

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Welcome to alternative learning! 3/16/2020

This week starts your 2nd week into your child's adventure into alternative learning! Please use this page as your go to source to find out what your child should be working on as well as helpful links. We will keep it as updated as possible. Work was distributed to students last week in a variety of forms- work packets, online learning, etc.

During this time, we also recommend making this a happy, memorable time with your child. Since almost everything is shut down, any after school activities are rare! Have a family movie night (or several), cook meals together, see below for a huge list of other opportunities for you and your child of all ages!

Please note that your child should be doing at least 10 minutes per day on iReady in each subject- Reading and Math. You can contact your child's teacher or Mrs. LeTourneau for their login. Most students know their login.

Tech Talk Tuesday

Givers and Receivers

Art and Music Resources New! 3/23/2020

Click here for learning opportunities for Art and Music

Spanish Resources - 3/19/2020

Online teaching and free resources for our Spanish class!

Click here to go to the login page for iReady

Grades K-8 are expected to complete 45 minutes of Reading and 45 minutes of Math each week

What you can do if you hear the words, "I'm bored!"

Student were told that they should stay home as much as possible to keep doing everything to stay healthy, but inevitably some kids will utter the words, "I'm bored!". Here's what you can do!

Grades 1-2 Spanish 3/23/2020

Please print this worksheet for completion

Grades 3-5 Spanish 3/23/2020

Please print this worksheet for completion

Grades 6-8 Spanish 3/23/2020

Please print this worksheet for completion

UP Band - From Mr. Portillo

Updated 3/23/2020- Please for this week's lessons

UP Band Learning Link

School specific URL to have access to all the activities and resources your student will need for their lessons