Divine Providence School

Home and School Connection - October 18, 2019

TRUNK OR TREAT IS TOMORROW, AFTER THE 4 PM MASS!

Middle School Students Learn more about Catholic High Schools!

This week, we had several Catholic feeder high schools come to Divine Providence School to provide information to our students. Students were able to visit tables and ask questions and learn about potential high schools. For more information on Catholic High School Open Houses and Entrance Exams, click here. 8th Grade students will be able to register to take a High School entrance exam next month and the exam will take place on December 7th. After Christmas, 7th grade students will be welcomed to shadow at the various high schools.

What about the weather?

We have all felt the start of Fall this week. As the weather gets cooler, it makes us start thinking about what is ahead of us. 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"

Prayer

Prayer can take many different forms. One of the most simple prayers is The Sign of the Cross! In the Gospel according to Luke, the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. This is when he taught them the Our Father. Did you know that we pray the our Father every morning in our morning prayers in school?


We pray for many different reasons. One reason may be to help us feel stronger, especially in times of trouble. At Maas, we pray for our Church, world leaders, for people in a time of crisis, those who are sick, those who have died, and we pray in thanksgiving for those that we love.

The Power of Prayer

All Saints Day - No School, please join 9 AM Mass on this Holy Day of Obligation!

November 1st is the Feast of All Saints and Divine Providence Teaches will be attending a Professional Development. This day is dedicated to all the Saints that are in heaven. Being a Holy Day, all Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on this day. Mass will be celebrated at Divine Infant Jesus and Divine Providence Parish on November 1st at 9:00 AM and Noon at Divine Providence 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM at Divine Infant Jesus Parish.

To learn more about All Saints Day, click on the picture to the left!

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Halloween Happenings at Divine Providence

Click here for more information about dress code, costumes, parades and more!

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Original Works

The Original Works Fundraiser starts today. Students will have the month of October to complete their artwork. Orders need to be received by November 14th. Look for more information in the coming weeks. Let’s get creative!
Divine Infant Jesus & Divine Providence Parish Bulletin

Please click here to view the Parish bulletin

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Important Upcoming Dates

October 19 - Virtus Training 9 am - noon

October 26 - Middle School Dance

October 31 - FSA Spooky Halloween Lunch followed by our Halloween parade in the afternoon!

November 1 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher in-service

November 1 - All Saints' Day

November 2 - All Souls' Day

November 3 - Change Clocks! Fall BACK one hour!

November 7 - Special Lunch Day

November 8 - End of first Trimester

November 12 - Late start

November 15 - Reports Cards sent home

November 25 - Picture retake day

November 26 - 11:30 dismissal

November 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30PM - 8:00 PM

November 27 - 29 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


CLICK HERE for the most up to date school calendar (Calendar subject to change)

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!