The Providence Lamp-Post, Oct. 17

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Box Tops Final Stretch

We’ve reached the final stretch in our Box Tops competition!  This Friday October 21st will be the last day we can accept Tops.   Currently, Augustine House leads the Upper School with 2071 Tops and Mrs. Sandbakken’s class leads the Lower School with 447.  There are still a few more days so please keep clipping.  Thanks to everyone who’s contributed so far.

Chapel Recitations Resume

Soon we’ll begin hearing various classes recite in chapel. Watch your child’s lesson plan for information on when his class will recite.  

Ballet Shoes Book Party Planning Meeting Thursday

Let’s meet this Thursday, October 20th after chapel (in the back) and get this party planning started!

Historical and Literary Figure Dress-Up Day, Oct. 27

Some reminders:

  • Please wear historical and literary character costumes that aren’t scary.
  • If you don’t wish to dress up, wear your uniform.
  • Leave your weapons at home.
  • This is a Fun Lunch day!

Fun Lunch October 27

We’ll serve pizza, carrots, and a baked treat. Please check in to see if you signed up to work with Fun Lunch.  Don’t see an open space to serve?  Email

for additional lunch service opportunities.  

Fun Lunch: Upstairs

Fun Lunch: Downstairs

Hands-On Japan

Third grade Providence students learned more about Japan by attending the Hands-On Japan at the CAC last week. Here, Addison Poe and Caden Caldwell participate in a Japanese tea ceremony.

Girls High School Basketball

You’re invited to come be a part of the Cen-Tex Lady Chargers high school basketball team! We welcome both seasoned ball players as well as those that are new to the sport!

Games:  Our games will begin the first week of November and continue through February.

Practices:  Practices will be Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10:30 AM at the Nazarene church in Temple beginning October 24. Cost is $120 per player.

Basketball is an exciting team sport that helps build endurance, promote teamwork, and is so much fun!

For further information, please contact Pam Busby at 254-654-2829.

Save these November Dates…

3rd, 8th, and 10th – ERB Standardized  Testing for 2nd through 9th grades

10th – What’s Brewing? with Mr. Billman      

11th – Augustine’s Birthday Recognition

15th – 7 p.m. Logic/Rhetoric Fall Choir Concert

17th – Thursday Family Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch and Art Show (Gym)

21st – 25th – Thanksgiving Break

PSAT This Wednesday, Oct. 19

All juniors will go to CTCS for the official PSAT (141 W Fm 93, Temple, TX 76502). Be there by 7:45 a.m., and bring ID, pencils and calculator (graphing or scientific, but nothing that connects to internet, makes noise, or has a keyboard). You also may want to dress in layers. You won’t be allowed to have any phone “smart” device, like an iWatch. Bottled water and food are also prohibited during the test. Other prohibited items include protractors, compasses, rulers, highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, pamphlets or papers of any kind,

dictionaries or other books.

All sophomores and freshmen (that is, freshmen who have opted to take the practice test) will be at Providence, room 247, by 8:15. Bring a pencils and a calculator.

For more info, contact

CenTex Chargers Soccer

It’s not too late to join our team! Practices will begin November 1st and our first game will be on November 17th and the season will last through January. All home-schooled and Providence students ages 13-18 are welcome to play. Detailed information is available here. Game schedule is available here.

Please contact coach Jacob Maddux at (254) 315-1123, or by email at for more information.

Faith, Emory, and Grace enjoying House Lunch on “Elliot Day” this past Friday.

“Demos in the Dark”

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Sigma Pi Chemistry Club is hosting its annual “Demos in the Dark”, in celebration of National Chemistry Week.  We invite all children, teachers and their families to join us on Tuesday, October 18th  at 7:30 p.m. at the UMHB Softball Field for an evening of exciting chemical demonstrations.  Additional information can be found on the attached flyer.  For questions, please call (254) 295-4544.

National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for the adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.

So… feeling ambitious? Students:   Adults:

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