Patriot Parent News to Know -

November 5, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 5th - PTA Menchie's Spirit Day
  • November 8th - Patriot Thanksgiving Family Luncheon
  • November 12th - Veterans Day Program 2:00pm
  • November 13th - PTA Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
  • November 15th - PTA General Meeting, Kinder Performance, Reflections Reception 6:00pm
  • November 19th-23rd - Thanksgiving Holiday Break
  • November 27th - PTA Chipotle Spirit Night
  • November 30th - Pastries with Patriots Breakfast 7:15am
  • November 30th -$1 Hat Day Supporting Patriot Choir
  • December 1st - Providence Village Parade & Tree Lighting (Choir Performance - All Invited to Attend)

News from Mrs. Diggs

Patriot Families,

Thank you so very much for helping us attain our goal of raising $10,000 for curriculum resources and flexible seating options for students through our Patriot Boosterthon Fun Run and character education! Over the last 2 weeks, our students have been immersed in learning about Mindspark STEM challenges while also focusing on character lessons that were presented by the amazing Boosterthon Staff. We are extremely appreciative for each of the donations you were able to secure as these funds will directly impact all students here at Providence Elementary. Although our run turned into a slight mud run, students and staff alike had the most amazing time while also engaging in physical fitness. For all those tracking their steps and mileage throughout the day, I'm happy to say I ended the day with over 18,000 steps and accumulated nearly 7 miles of movement.

This month, we will continue to focus on GRIT as we hold conversations and write about our current Patriot Focus Book, What Do You Do With a Problem, by Kobi Yamada. We will be specifically honing in on discussing Resiliency and Perseverance as it relates to our learning and everyday life. We encourage you to hold conversations with your Patriot about ways they have faced challenges that have required them to be resilient while persevering. Mrs. Weiper and I are looking forwarding to sharing specific examples of Patriots who have demonstrated Resiliency and Perseverance throughout this grading period.

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

With Patriot Pride,
Jairia Diggs, M.Ed.

Please Share Pictures of Your Veterans With Us by Friday, November 9th

To prepare for our Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 12th, we are wanting to create a slideshow of all the special veterans who mean the world to our Patriots. If you would like to have your veteran featured in this slideshow, please email the following information to our assistant principal, Mrs. Weiper

  • 1 Photo of Your Special Veteran
  • Veteran's Name and Branch of Service
  • Patriot Student(s)' Names

All photos must be received by 12:00pm Friday, November 9th. Thank you so much for helping us make our Veterans Day Ceremony a special one!

Student Council November LovePacs Food Drive

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Patriot Emergency Operations Update

As you are aware, our campus has a Patriot Emergency Operations Plan that allows us to reflect upon ways that we keep our students, staff and community safe. We want our community to be aware that we recently had the opportunity to practice an evacuation drill where each of our students were escorted off-campus by staff members to an alternate location. This drill took approximately 15 minutes from start to finish. We would enact an evacuation in the event that our building (i.e. - concerns with HVAC units) presented an unsafe scenario for students and staff. Thank you for continuing to hold conversations about ways to remain safe with your Patriot learner. We truly appreciate your partnership!

Got Any Patriot Pictures for our Yearbook?

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Menchie's Spirit Day - Monday, November 5th

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Patriot Thanksgiving Family Luncheon - Thursday, November 8th

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PTA Chick-fil-A Spirit Day - Tuesday, November 13th

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PTA General Meeting, Kinder Performance & Reflections Reception - Thursday, November 15th 6:00pm

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PTA Chipotle Spirit Night - Tuesday, November 27th

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Pastries with Patriots - Friday, November 30th 7:15am

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Providence Elementary School

Learners with Pride l Perseverance l Purpose

Jairia Diggs - Principal

Christina Weiper - Assistant Principal

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