Divine Providence School

September 2, 2021 Home and School Connection

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY FOR LABOR DAY!

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Traveling out of state this Labor Day weekend? You need to know**...

We follow the Chicago Emergency Travel Order, which is updated every Tuesday, for domestic travel regardless of whether the traveler resides in the city of Chicago, Cook County or Lake County. ​​​​​​​


Domestic travelers to an “Orange state” on the Chicago Emergency Travel Order mapmust adhere to:


  • 10-day quarantine upon return OR
  • Pre-arrival negative test (within 72 hours prior to return arrival to the state) with strict masking, physical distancing and avoidance of in-person gatherings (separate from school attendance). Any test administered by a 3rd-party is sufficient; however, a self-administered test is not acceptable. Archdiocesan schools should accept any negative test prior to school attendance including tests upon return to the state.

**Please watch your email as this may be subject to change

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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 starting next week. 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

Dress Code Checklist!

One reason for the wearing of a school uniform is that it is a symbol of pride for oneself and for the school community. We, as a faculty, need your cooperation to enforce the uniform regulations. Together we can then be proud of how our total school community presents itself to the public. To be sure the your child is wearing the proper DP Uniform see this checklist:


Navy walking shorts may only be worn from August until October 15th


Grades 1-8 BOYS

  • All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied

  • White knit short sleeve-monogrammed shirt
  • Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed
  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)
  • Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.
  • Divine Providence uniform sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and Spiritwear are optional and are the ONLY type of sweatshirts and jackets allowed in class


Grades 1-4 GIRLS

  • Round neck pleated jumper OR

  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods) Oxford cloth blouse, short or long sleeved, polo (Schoolbelles) or white turtleneck shirt

  • Monogrammed knit over-blouse (polo), short or long sleeve, from Schoolbelles Optional approved uniform items: monogrammed sweatshirt and fleece jacket purchased at Schoolbelles; navy blue (plain) cardigan sweater; any approved “Spiritwear”
  • All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied
  • Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed. Girls may wear solid color tights, nylons, knee highs, or crew socks
  • Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.)
  • All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied

  • White knit short sleeve-monogrammed shirt
  • Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed
  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)
  • Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.
  • Divine Providence uniform sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and Spiritwear are optional and are the ONLY type of sweatshirts and jackets allowed in class


Grade 5-8 GIRLS

  • Kilt skirt or split skirt. Skirts must be no more than 3 inches above the knee OR

  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)

  • Monogrammed knit over-blouse (polo), short or long sleeve, from Schoolbelles

  • Solid socks in red, navy, white, green, black and gray are allowed
  • Navy dress twill trousers or shorts (within the designated time periods)
  • All students in grades PK – 8 must have shoes that are fully closed and/or tied
  • Solid, dark colored belts are mandatory for all boys as well as all girls wearing uniform trousers or shorts. Belts should be basic (no designs, etc.
  • Divine Providence uniform sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and Spiritwear are optional and are the ONLY type of sweatshirts and jackets allowed in class
  • Optional approved uniform items: monogrammed sweatshirt and fleece jacket purchased at Schoolbelles; navy blue (plain) cardigan sweater; any approved “Spiritwear”


Click here for more information on our dress code.

Mr. Portillo showing 4th and 5th grade the different instruments in band!

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Register for our 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.

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Picture Day- September 22nd!

Picture day is on September 22nd, for students in Preschool through 7th grade. 8th grade will take their graduation pictures in February.


Please send your child to school in nice clothes for pictures. Not allowed are flip flops/ sandals, midriff style shirts, anything backless, or containing questionable wording. Nice shorts, yoga pants and jeans (not ripped or torn) are allowed. They should be worn with a nice shirt/ top.


This year, we are using Van Gogh photography company. They are utilizing a prepaid ordering system. All payments must be completed online. Please see below for instructions. No money is sent to school.

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Our Parish needs altar servers (grade 4-8)!

Click here for the permission slip to be signed

New family online directory coming soon!

Divine Providence School is excited to announce that we are implementing a new app, DirectorySpot, for our School Directory. You will now be able to access the Divine Providence School directory right from your smartphone and it will always be updated with the latest information!


The app will contain parent names, home phone, home address, parent email addresses and student names, grade levels and teachers. The app is very secure and only parents and staff of Divine Providence School will be granted access. Each user will logon with their authorized email address and will set their password. If you would like more information on the security features, please click on this link.


If you would like to “opt out” of the app and NOT have your family information included, please just send an email to Mrs. LeTourneau by August 31, 2021. The data and users in the app can be updated at anytime throughout the year, so you can always opt out or opt back in later.

This year we are giving all Divine Providence School Parents access the electronic app, and it is accessible from an iPhone, and Android or on the web. Once we have all of the data loaded, you will get an email with instructions on how to download DirectorySpot and set your password.

Volunteers are REALLY 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!

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

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

Is your child vaccinated for COVID-19?

In order to make a possible positive COVID case go smoothly, we would appreciate a picture of your child's COVID -19 vaccination card. Please email to covidvax@divineprovidenceschool.org
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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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August and September Lunch Menu *

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, please see the note below from FSP, our lunch supplier.

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Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Bulletin

Click here to see the Sunday Parish bulletin.

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HEALTH REQUIREMENTS DUE THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

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

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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