Patriot Parent News to Know

March 2, 2018

Dates to Remember

  • March 8th - PTA General Meeting / Fine Arts Evening 6:00
  • March 9th - Day of Drumming
  • March 12th - 16th - Spring Break
  • March 13th - Chick-Fil-A PTA Spirit Day
  • March 19th - No School for Students
  • March 20th - Students Return
  • March 23rd - Deadline to Order Yearbooks
  • March 23rd - Family Movie Night
  • March 23rd - Raising Cane's Spirit Night
  • March 30th - Bad Weather Make-Up Day (If Needed)
  • April 6th - End 5th 6 Weeks
  • April 6th - 5th Grade Graduation Pictures
  • April 10th - Chick-fil-A PTA Spirit Day
  • April 18th - Bond Election Informational Meeting at Rodriguez Middle School

News from Mrs. Diggs

Dear Providence Parents,


Patriot Families – Can you believe it’s already March and that Spring is right around the corner? There is so much learning taking place. This six weeks, our teachers and staff have already begun identifying and assessing Essential Learning Standards for focused instruction. With these Essential Standards, teachers will craft Learning Targets that will help students understand what they must learn. Teachers and students will then co-create a plan for what constitutes success in relation to the Learning Targets – also known as Success Criteria. We strongly encourage you to ask your students to share their daily Learning Targets and Success Criteria as a means of continuing learning at home.


“Kindness Counts—Little Deeds Making a Big Difference” – Patriot Community Outreach
Each six weeks, we structure academic and character development around a children’s book. This six weeks, we have selected Cloudette, by Tom Lichtenheld, as our Patriot Focus Book to help us learn more about our Patriot Core Value of KINDNESS. This is a sweet story of a little cloud who struggles to find her place in the big world until she recognizes she can make big and important differences in the lives of others on her own. We want to encourage your family together to brainstorm needs of people near or far, and discuss ways that your child or your family might make a difference. Share your acts of kindness- no matter how small by returning your rain cloud templates to school to be posted and inspire others through the 5th 6 Weeks. To learn more about Cloudette, visit mackids.com/cloudette. Our hope is for the Patriot community’s actions to mirror the ripple effect Cloudette makes in this Patriot Focus Book!


We want to share a special thank you to our Patriots for helping us collect Peanut Butter and Jelly for our LovePacs continued community service project. We collected 69 Peanut Butter and Jelly items that were donated to both LovePacs Aubrey and LovePacs Little Elm. Last weekend, many student representatives from our Student Council along with their families and Mrs. Owens had the opportunity to visit the LovePacs Little Elm site to prepare 100 food boxes for families in need over the Spring Break. To actually see how our food donations are organized, sorted and prepared for distribution was an amazing experience for our students! Furthermore, this group was able to live out our Patriot Core Value of EMPATHY first-hand. I am so honored to be part of a community that encourages service learning in addition to academics!


I am truly blessed to be able to serve our students, staff, and our Providence community. If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me by calling the school at 940-369-1900 or via email at jdiggs@dentonisd.org.


With Patriot Pride,
Jairia Diggs, M.Ed.

Yearbook Ordering Information

Yearbooks are where memories begin. Don't miss your opportunity to order your yearbook online. To order, simply go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter Yearbook ID Code 13491318. The deadline to order is March 23, 2018. Hardcover yearbooks cost $20.00. Soft cover yearbooks cost $15.00. Unfortunately, we are unable to extend the yearbook ordering deadline. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Howder via email - lhowder@dentonisd.org.

Morning Arrival Reminders

All students arriving between 7:15 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. may enter through the Front or Back entrances.


Students arriving between 7:15 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. will report to:

  1. Cafeteria if they will be eating breakfast - Please be sure students needing to eat breakfast arrive by 7:25 a.m. to provide adequate time to eat breakfast.
  2. All other students should report to the gym and sit in their grade-level lines.


Students may enter their classrooms beginning at 7:25 a.m.


A student is tardy if he/she is not in their classroom at 7:40. All students arriving after 7:40 a.m. must enter through the Office escorted by a parent/guardian to receive a tardy pass before they may enter class.


Thank you so much for helping us ensure our Patriots have the best start to their learning day.

Student Council LovePacs Service Learning in Action

Providence Elementary School

Learners with Pride l Perseverance l Purpose

Jairia Diggs - Principal

Christina Weiper - Assistant Priincipal