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Heart the Cart, February 10th

Cart-decorating and cart-racing are back for our upper school’s annual cart celebration!  Our third competition this year will be “Odes and Sonnets.”  Write an ode to or sonnet about your cart and submit it to Mrs. Glenn or Mr. Billman by Thursday, February 9th. Instructions for the cart decorating and poetry contests can be found  here.

Fun Lunch February 14th

Attire: Wear red, pink or your Providence shirt and jeans

Lunch: Pizza and carrots

Brownies for upper school (5th-12th)

Parties for lower school (PreK-4th)

What’s Brewing with Mr. Billman February 16th

Plan to join us for some coffee and discussion about what is coming up in the next few months. We’ll meet in the gym from 8:20 – 9:00 a.m.  This is a great time to connect with other co-teachers and ask questions.  Hope to see you there!

Shepherding a Child’s Heart Book Club starts tomorrow

We’ll meet after chapel at 8:30 in the library meeting room Tuesdays: Feb. 7, March 7, March 28, and April 11. Please email to let us know you are coming. Book cost is $10 or you may provide your own.

Grass on the South Lawn

You may have noticed that the grass on the south lawn, near the chapel entrance, is about worn out. As we head into Spring, we’d like to give the grass a chance to grow back, so we’re asking that students not play on this grass, including after school.

Stay & Play this Thursday

Younger siblings of Providence students are invited to come with their parent to play on the school playground after morning chapel from 8:30 till 9:30. (Weather Permitting)
Moms who are interested in assembling a Preschool Busy Bag for your child during this time please RSVP to Sarah Billman at $2 covers the supplies for a lacing activity. We will assemble them on the playground while the kids play.
Re-enrollment for 2017-2018

The early enrollment period has now ended and we are accepting applications from new families. If you have not returned your enrollment commitment and you are planning to return next year, please let us know immediately so we don’t give your spot away. Providence is committed to small class sizes and some sections will close early.

“How do I pay my registration fees?”

Glad you asked! The 2017-2018 registration fees are $400 for the first student, $200 for each additional student until March 21st, when the fees go up $50 per student. Fees are paid directly to the school by cash or check, and are NOT auto-drafted through FACTS. If you are paying monthly through FACTS, remember, no tuition will be drafted in the month of March to allow room in your budget for re-enrollment. Questions? Just ask!



Box Tops Reminder

The deadline for submitting Tops is Friday, February 24th. The current Lower School leader is Mrs. Wagner’s class with 114 Tops.  Augustine House leads the Upper School with 210.  The winning classes will have an ice cream social and the Upper School winner will also accumulate House points.  Please keep clipping for a few more weeks!

February Upcoming Events

7 – 100th Day of School

    Shepherding a Child’s Heart Book Club

9 – Stay and Play

10 – Heart the Cart

14 – Valentine’s Day and Fun Lunch

16 – What’s Brewing with Mr. Billman  

21 – 6th-8th grade spelling bee

      Speech Meet begins

23 – Stay and Play

24 – BoxTops competition ends

28 – Speech Meet Finals, Day 1



SING: Hymn of the week:



Focus Country of the Week: Ecuador

Challenges for prayer: In particular, let’s pray this week for the slum-dwellers of Quito and Guayaquil. Over 60% of the latter’s population are extremely poor, and many live in slums built on a polluted marsh. Few Christian workers have a vision for these deprived people.


Scripture Memory: Romans 3:22b-23: There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.



1 Cor. 13: (1) If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (2) If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. (3) If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. (4) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (8a) Love never fails.  



Tuesday, Feb. 6 Reading in morning chapel: Parable of the Mustard Seed; Matt. 13:31-35

Wednesday, Feb. 7 Reading at home: Jesus Calms the Storm; Mark 4:35-41

Jesus Storybook Bible (2nd/3rd gr): “The Captain of the Storm”

Discussion Questions:

  1. How did the disciples react to this storm? And what did many of them do for a living? (These seaworthy fishermen were accustomed to storms on the Sea of Galilee and this one must have been fierce for them to fear for their lives; They were fisherman: 1:16-19.)
  2. Why do you think the disciples wake Jesus up?
  3. In what areas of your life are you tempted to respond with fear rather than faith?


Thursday, Feb. 8 Reading in morning chapel:  Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Man; Mark 5:1-20

Friday, Feb. 9 Reading at home

Discussion Questions: Review yesterday’s chapel reading.

Monday, Feb. 12 Reading at home: Jesus Makes a Little Girl Alive; Mark 5:21-43, 35-43

Jesus Storybook Bible (2nd/3rd gr): “A Little Girl and a Frail Old Lady”

Discussion Questions:

  1. Just one question today: talk as a family about what this passage shows us about Jesus.


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