Divine Providence School

August 20, 2021 Home and School Connection

Phone Number for Extended Care (To call or text during extended care hours) 773-682-6196

August 23 - First Full day of school 2:50 Dismissal for Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten, 3:00 Dismissal for K-8

August 23 - Hot Lunch Program begins

August 23 - Extended Day Begins Click here for the registration form!

September 6 - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 8 - First school Mass at 8:30AM

September 14 - Late Start, Doors open at 8:45, school starts at 9:00

September 24 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher professional development day

October 1 - School Walk a ton!

October 6 - Grades 6, 7, 8 ONLY 11:30 dismissal

October 7 - All school 11:30 dismissal

October 8 - NO SCHOOL

October 12 - Late Start, Doors open at 8:45, school starts at 9:00

October 29 - Late Start, Doors open at 8:45, school starts at 9:00

Hot Lunch starts Monday, August 23rd!

We are happy to inform you that all students are eligible to eat school lunch free of charge beginning Monday, August 23, 2021.

How is the school able to offer free lunch to students?
The school is able to offer free lunches to students through a nationwide USDA waiver. The lunch provider,FSP, will receive federal reimbursement for all students who eat lunch.

Do I have to sign my student up to participate in the free breakfast and lunch provided by the school?
No, you do not need to sign your child up to participate. All students who would like a hot lunch will receive one. Teachers will ask at the beginning of the day who wants hot lunch.

We will notify parents if the federally funded program is no longer available (at which time we will begin charging students for meals again).

Growing with God: Safe and Sacred

Last year, we began the Growing with God- Safe and Sacred program. This program will be integrated in Religion Class. Please watch the video below that explains the program. Click here for more information about this program.

Developed to meet the needs of dioceses, parishes, schools, parents, and children, Growing with GOD: Safe and Sacred™ is a multi-faceted, innovative K – 8 child safety and family life program that is solidly grounded through Church teachings and the Catholic faith. This practical and systematic approach to child safety and social and emotional development is based on the belief that protecting children from abuse is the shared mission of families, churches, and communities. Children are empowered to respond to troubling and potentially dangerous situations using the strategies and techniques they are taught as part of the program and to see themselves as children of God, inherently deserving of respect and care.

This program fulfills the keeping kids safe requirement form the Archdiocese of Chicago. If you do not want your child participating in the program, you need to let the school office know as soon as possible.

Growing with GOD: Safe and Sacred

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of adult volunteers to help supervise our lunch and recess this year. We need 4 adults each day. There are two time slots to choose from! Please consider spending a few days helping our teachers by supervising our students.

To be able to volunteer at our school, you must complete all Protecting God's Children Requirements. (See below) All volunteers must wear a mask, except if supervising outdoor recess.

Please click below to sign up!

School Advisory Board

The Divine Providence School Advisory board is currently accepting new members for the 2021-2022 school year, with a term of three years. The board is responsible for working with parish and school leadership. Including in their responsibilities are:

  • Enacting the mission of the parish and school
  • Offers their professional experience and expertise in the service of others
  • Fostering the long term viability and sustainability of the school
  • Providing a vehicle for public relations in the parish and larger community
  • Enable clergy and school to concentrate on their other duties
  • Encourage the school's improvement and strategic planning
  • Members are accountable to the Pastor and Principal

The board meets every month in different capacities. Committees are responsible for events and may require additional time.

If you are interesting in applying for the board, please click on the form below. Fr. Neil and Mrs. LeTourneau. You would receive an invitation to be interviewed by Fr. Neil and Mrs. LeTourneau.

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Register early! School Band

Band is returning to school this year. Save time and register early! If your child is new to band, no worries! They still have plenty of time and UP Music will be available to help your child pick the instrument that is right for them.

Protecting God's Children - Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must meet all these requirements to volunteer with children in our parish and school. Click on each one for more information.

Updated School Calendar

Updated August 6, 2021

Know someone who needs assistance?

There are many reasons people may need help right now. Maybe it's job loss or illness. Whatever the reason for the need, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul can help.

If you, or anyone you know, could use some help, please call the Divine Infant Rectory 708-865-8071 or the Divine Providence Rectory 708-562-3364

All information is kept strictly confidential.

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Health requirements

If you have not made the proper appointments, please do so ASAP!

2021-2022 KINDERGARTEN Health requirements

for students in Kindergarten this school year

2021-2022 Kindergarten eye exam requirements

for students in Kindergarten this school year

2021-2022 6th grade health requirements

for students in 6th grade this school year

August and September Lunch Menu *

August 23 - Italian Cheese & Garlic Cheesy Pull Aparts
August 24 - Pizza Dippers

August 25 - Nacho Combo

August 26 - Hot dog

August 27 - Chicken Tenders

August 30 - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

August 31 - Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl

September 1 - Pizza Crunchers

September 2 - Chicken Tenders

September 3 - Chicken Penne Pasta w/ Cream Sauce

September 6 - NO SCHOOL

September 7 - Italian Cheese & Garlic Cheesy Pull Aparts

September 8 - Cheesy Baked Penne

September 9 - Hot dog

September 10 -Beef and Cheese Soft Tacos

September 13 - Mini Corn dogs

September 14 - Country Chicken Nugget Bowl

September 15 - Hamburger

September 16 - Popcorn Chicken

September 17 - Turkey Ham and Cheese Melt

September 20 - Chicken Nuggets

September 21 - Confetti Pancakes

September 22 - Cheesy Flatbread

September 23 - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

September 24 - NO SCHOOL

September 27 - Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza

September 28 - Oven Roasted Chicken Drumstick

September 29 - Chicken Tenders

September 30 - Pizza Crunchers

* Subject to change

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Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Bulletin

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Divine Providence Staff 2021-2022

In process!

Please CLICK HERE for the faculty for 2021-2022

Divine Providence School/ Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish

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