Divine Providence School

Home and School Connection - February 14, 2020

February 15 - 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

How to Spread the Love this Valentine's Day

Our Races postponed from January 31, 2020 have been moved to Thursday, February 20, 2020- out of uniform day

Congratulations 7th grade!

Congratulations to 7th grade for winning our "Penny War". Every penny was worth a point and they had the most amount of points. 7th grade will be awarded with a pizza party.

We would also like to give a shout out to 4th grade. While they didn't have the most amount of pennies, they had so much silver money that they brought in a large amount of money. They will receive a treat as well.

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!
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School Registration for 2020-2021

School registration has begun for the 2020-2021 school year. Planning a school year needs to start early and we need your help! To help, we are offering parents and students incentives!

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!

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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

Detangling Teen Depression in the Digital Age

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"

Important Upcoming Dates

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)

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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!