Divine Providence School
Home and School Connection - February 6, 2020
Reminder! NO SCHOOL tomorrow and February 11, 2020 is a late start.
The 7th and 8th grade fundraiser this week was a big hit! Our hallways were buzzing with the sounds of students putting their pennies in their milk containers and many sneaky students depositing their nickels, dimes and pennies into the same containers. Mrs. Brennan showed the students the coins and they spoke about the people on the coins- great activity since President's day will be here soon. Thank you for supporting the 7th and 8th grade students!
Jayden was our first student today to earn an Angel Award. He earned it for being a great leader and was awarded by Mrs. Southerton. Divine Providence students who are "caught" exceeding our Crusader Behavior expectations might receive an angel. Any student in the school, grades preschool through 8th, can get one and any teacher can give one. When we meet for our Crusader gatherings, we will randomly pick names of students who will earn a special surprise!
Last week our students came together to learn what behavior is expected from all of our Crusaders. We learned about behaviors at Church, in the classroom, hallways, lunch time, recess time, and on a school bus. We will be coming together every month to celebrate! Every teacher will award a student for their Crusader Behavior, a student for Crusader Academics and a Crusader of the month. CLICK HERE to see the student council video that the school watched!
Our Races postponed from January 31, 2020 have been moved to Thursday, February 20, 2020- out of uniform day
Mardi Gras Carnival Sign up!
School Registration for 2020-2021
Parents- Register by April 10th to pay the reduced registration fee of $100. Registration on April 10th will increase to $150. Also, refer a friend! The biggest compliment we can get is by your reference. If you are listed as a family that refers another family that decide to attend DP school, you will receive a Spring 2021 credit of $500! You can earn more than one credit!
Students - students that are registered will have a car with their name on it in the hallway. They will also receive out of uniform passes! The earlier you register, the more out of uniform passes your child can get! (Passes are good on Mondays to April 6th) First out of uniform is February 3rd. If you pay your registration fee this weekend and send your form in Monday, your child can be out of uniform on Monday (This weekend only, since we had the crazy Friday!) The first class to get 100% will win a class prize.
Race to Registration!
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"
Important Upcoming Dates
February 10 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
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 18 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes (instead of Feb. 17)
February 22 - First Reconciliation 11:30 Divine Providence Church
February 24 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
February 24 - 8th Grade Graduation retakes
February 26 - Ash Wednesday
March 2 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
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 9 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
March 10 - Late Start (9 AM)
March 13 - Confirmation at Divine Infant Church at 7:00PM
March 16 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
March 19 - 11:30 Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences by request only
March 20 - Staff Development day NO SCHOOL
March 23 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
March 30 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
March 31 - April 4 ACT Aspire testing
April 4 - First Communion Rehearsal #1 11:00 - 12:30 PM in DP Church
April 6 - Race to registration out of uniform day for students with passes
April 9 - Last day for early registration fee!
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.