Divine Providence School

Home and School Connection - November 22, 2019

Divine Providence School and Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

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Parent and Teacher Conferences - November 26, 2019

Conferences will take place on November 26 stating at 12:30PM. Students are dismissed at 11:30 AM this day. There will be no aftercare.

This year we will be using a NEW online schedule. You will need to click on the picture below and create an account. You will then pick your child(ren)s teacher(s) and pick a time. If you have any issues with picking a time, please let your child's teacher know. Please make sure you schedule with your child's homeroom teacher. You can schedule a conference now and this will close on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3PM.


Please plan to visit the Scholastic Book fair in the Mayfair Room during conference times. You will be sure to find a gift for everyone on your Christmas list!


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Watch for our DP Weather Sketcher!

McKenzie, one of our 5th grade students, will be featured on Channel 7 (ABC) weather sketchers on Wednesday, November 27th, between 6:30 - 6:40 AM


Congratulations McKenzie!

Picture Retakes November 25th

Picture Retakes will be held on the morning of November 25th. If you wish to have your child's picture re-taken, please send the original photo packet with your child. Students have the option of changing into their regular school uniform after having the picture taken, or remain in the dress clothes that they wear to school. Jeans are not allowed. If they are scheduled for gym on Mondays, then they should change into their gym clothes. Picture taking will be from about 9 - 10:30.
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Important! There will be no after care on Friday, December 13th due to the Faculty Christmas gathering.

Divine Infant Jesus & Divine Providence Parish Bulletin

Please click here to view the Parish bulletin

School Advisory Board

Divine Providence School is starting the process to initiate a School Advisory Board. The school is strengthened through the working partnership between the leadership of the school, the parish and its stakeholders. By its nature, the board is advisory and therefore is commissioned to offer suggestions and advice regarding the vitality and continued success of the school. The board is a typically a three year commitment. Through this process we are looking for a variety of people to serve on the board! This includes school parent, parishioners and community members. If you would like to be considered for the board, please fill in the application. Applications will be reviewed before Thanksgiving, interviews will take place in December and the first meeting will take place in January.

IMPORTANT REMINDER REGARDING DUE DATES FOR MANDATORY FUNDRAISING RAFFLE PAYMENT

Proceeds for Mandatory Fundraising Raffle tickets are due to the school office no later than Monday, December 2nd OR paid directly to your FACTS Incidentals Account by Friday, December 6th.

Please log onto your FACTS Incidentals Account to determine if you opted to have the Fundraising payment auto debited. If not, you must either send payment to the school office by Dec 2nd or manually make payment to your FACTS Incidentals Account by Dec 6th.

Late payments for Fundraising are subject to Late Fees.

What about the weather?

We have all felt the start of Fall this week. As the weather gets cooler, it makes us start thinking about what is ahead of us. 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"

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 25 - Picture retake day

November 26 - 11:30 dismissal

November 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30PM - 7:00 PM

November 27 - 29 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

December 2 - First Week of Advent 8:10 prayer service in gym

December 6 - St. Nicholas Day

December 9 - Second Week of Advent 8:10 prayer service in gym

December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service Church 8:15 AM

December 16 - Third week of Advent 8:10 prayer service in gym

December 17 - Piano and Band Concert 6PM and 7PM

December 18 - "NED" show 9:30 - All grades

December 19 - Christmas Program 7PM

December 20 - Las Posada starting at 8:30 AM

December 20 - 3:00 PM start of Christmas Break


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!