Providence Elementary School

Dr. Lynette Alexander, Principal

About Me

My name is Lynette Alexander and I am excited to serve as your Ship Captain-PRINCIPAL. This marks my 24th year serving the children of Huntsville City Schools. During these multiple excursions, the compass needle has guided me to dock along the shores of various elementary, middle and high schools located near the northwest inlands. However, the planet’s biggest and strongest magnet has guided me toward the largest International Baccalaureate (IB) elementary attraction in the city of Huntsville, Providence Elementary School. Providence Elementary is full of secret treasures and I am committed to guide in the discoveries.

April 2019 Principal's Corner

Spring has not Sprung-Its Still Cold. During the month of April, Grades 3 through 5 will be participating in Scantron Testing for our State Accountability Measure. The expectation is for each child to have ONE year of academic growth. Our teachers have been focusing on the instructional strengths and weaknesses of individual students based on their mastery of grade-level standards throughout the school year. Providence Elementary School will administer the tests during the week of April 8 through April 12. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep, eats a good breakfast and is at school on time prepared to do their very best on the test.


April is Military Child Month

Every April is Month of the Military Child. This special month is set aside to honor the resiliency of the children who are a part of military families. The month of the Military Child started back in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger who wanted to have a way to recognize military children and their sacrifices. Now is the perfect time to let your children know just how brave and amazing you think they are — today and every day.

Wear Purple on April 15th April 15th is Purple Up! Day, an opportunity for Americans everywhere to show support for military children. Pick your favorite shade of purple and wear it all day long to raise awareness of the sacrifices military families make, but especially kids. Let your child know you’re wearing purple especially for them.

PTSA Military Child Luncheon April 19

With life’s chaos, it can be challenging to spend quality time with your children. This is especially true when you’re a military family just trying to get through a long deployment or settling into a new duty station. Come to school and eat lunch with your child. If you have multiple kids, let the teacher know if you have multiple children so that we can make each child feel special.

Yearbook Sales 2018 - 2019 SY

It’s time to reserve your copy of the 2018-19 Providence Elementary Yearbook. The cost of full color, soft cover yearbook is $20.00. Yearbooks can be purchased now through March 22nd. We cannot guarantee that yearbooks will be available for purchase after this date. Please return your payment along with the order form from your child’s teacher. Payments can be made with cash or check. Please make checks payable to Providence Elementary.

Message from Nurse Michelle

With this year’s cold and flu season hopefully coming to an end, there are a few housekeeping tasks that need attention.

1. Please make sure we have good telephone numbers for parents and emergency contacts. It is miserable for your children to be sitting in the nurse’s office with vomiting, diarrhea or fevers while waiting for a parent or another contact to be reached.

2. It is your responsibility as a parent to pick up your children in a timely manner when they are sick with an illness that excludes them from school. Making your child wait over an hour to get picked up when they are sick is not in their best interest.

3. Students are not allowed to bring ANY medication to school without a Physician Prescription Authorization. If there is a medication that they need to take during the school day, a parent or guardian MUST bring the medication in with the Physician’s Prescription Authorization form.

This is a State policy. Also, please make sure the medication is in a prescription bottle with the prescription label, or in an unopened box/bottle if it is an over the counter medication.

2nd Semester -DAC Meetings

2018/2019 Feeder Pattern Meetings

The DAC will hold public meetings for each High Schools feeder pattern. Everyone is welcome to attend any of these meetings. This will be an open forum for questions, concerns, and community feedback. The DAC would like to hear your stories of how the consent order is creating positive change, and understand areas that still need improvement. The DAC is responsible for monitoring Huntsville City Schools implementation of the consent order, by receiving community feedback, reviewing data, making recommendations, and filing reports with the Court. Your input is a very valuable part of this process.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 | 6:30 pm | Columbia High School @ Morris P8

Tuesday February 19, 2019 | 6:30 pm | Jemison High School @ Richard Showers Center

Thursday February 28, 2019 | 6:30 pm | Grissom High School @ Southwood Presbyterian Church

Tuesday March 5, 2019 | 6:30 pm | Huntsville High School @ Huntsville High Auditorium

March 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm | Lee High School @ Optimist Recreation Center Oakwood Avenue

April 9, 2019 | 6:30 pm | District Wide Meeting @ Lee High School Small Auditorium

Report Card/Progress Report - March 2019

End of 3rd Nine-Week Period – March 8, 2019.

3rd Nine-Week Report Card goes home on March 15, 2019.

Progress Reports go home on - April 22, 2019.

Absent or Tardy for School?

If your child is tardy, please accompany him/her into the building and sign-in. School starts at 8:00 a.m. and students are considered tardy any time after that. Remember we expect instruction to begin promptly at 8:00 am.

Unexcused Tardies:

  • 5 Unexcused Tardies – Parent Call and a letter sent home (First Notice).
  • 7 or more Unexcused Tardies - Parent letter sent home (Second Notice). This letter requests that a mandatory conference is held at Columbia High school.

Unexcused Absences:

  • 1 Unexcused Absence- Contact the parent via phone, e-mail, and communication log.
  • 3 Unexcused Absences- Send Parent letter (First Notice)
  • 5 Unexcused Absences- Send Parent Letter (Second Notice/Early Warning).
  • Early Warning Meeting will be scheduled and conducted at Columbia High School by Truancy Specialist.

NEW ACAP Summative Assessment--Spring 2020

The new summative assessment, ACAP, will be administered in Grades 2-8 in Spring 2020. It's not too early to begin preparing for this upcoming accountability assessment for the state of Alabama. Providence Elementary and several other schools will participate in the pilot test in May 2019. After the first administration in Spring 2020, DRC will release a set of sample items annually that may be downloaded in the Scantron Achievement Series. IMPORTANT!

April 2019

Color Run Event - April 5th

PTA Meeting featuring "The Military Child" - April 9th at 6:00 pm

"Military Child" Luncheon - April 12th

5th Grade Choir Performance at Lee High School- April 16th

Progress Report Sent Home - April 22nd

SCANTRON Testing (Grade 3-5) - April 23 - April 27

May 2019

DIBELS Window Opens - May 1st - May 17th

Tennessee Aquarium (First Grade) - May 2nd

(Fifth Grade) IB Exhibition - May 7th

PES Field Day Grades K-5 - May 10th

PBIS Party - March 22nd

Last Day of School - May 23rd

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Autism Awareness Month - April 2019

National Autism Awareness Month 2019

The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970.

The aim of this month is educate the public about autism. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. Autism can be present from birth or form during early childhood (typically within the first three years). Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with no single known cause.