The Providence Lamp-Post, Oct. 23

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ERB Standardized Testing begins Nov. 2nd

Each year, Providence administers the ERB CTP4 standardized test in 2nd through 9th grades. This test is broken into a number of test segments that are usually about 45 minutes in length.  We spread these test segments over three days so that students are taking no more than 3 exams per day.

Thursday, Nov. 2nd: Two segments for 2nd and 3rd grades; three segments for 4th-9th grades

Tuesday, Nov. 7: Two segments for 2nd and 3rd grades; three segments for 4th-9th grades

Thursday, Nov. 9: Two segments for 4th-9th grades


We’ve provided some answers to frequently asked questions about the ERB.

School pictures available to view tomorrow morning

Look for an email from to link to your images. The password is ProvPrep17.

Email Cherie with any questions!



The weather is getting cooler, so it’s time to get a hoodie order ready. Hoodies must be pre-ordered (you can pay for them any time before they arrive in a couple weeks) by following this link to the order form. The hoodies have white “PROVIDENCE” lettering on charcoal gray or dark green fabric for youth sizes S-XL for $20, and on a great French terry hoodie in black or charcoal for adult sizes S-XXL for $25 each. These soft and comfortable shirts are NOT uniform compliant, but serve well for t-shirt days or at-home days. Order deadline is October 30.

Help Wanted

We are looking for a few willing people to help plan this year’s family Thanksgiving Potluck.  If you are interested, please contact Annette Kemp here.

Historical/Literary Figure Dress Up Day this Thursday

We are looking forward to seeing your creativity! Here are some reminders:

  • Wear costumes (not scary) or uniforms. This is not a jeans and t-shirt day.
  • Leave all weapons at home (including plastic ones.)
  • House points are awarded to top costumes.
  • Pizza, grapes, and cookie Fun Lunch.
  • Gluten-free lunch available

We’re thankful for our Fun lunch volunteers. Please check the list to see if you are scheduled for next week. Upstairs



Mrs. Seiler’s second grade class enjoys a lesson on division using goldfish snacks.



ERB Test Preparation

Parents, if you have a few minutes after chapel on Thursday to help bubble in ERB scoresheets, we could use some help.  We find that students are able to move more quickly through the tests if this part has already been filled out.  Meet in the foyer after chapel and we will put you to work! Thank you!

Second Grade Picnic Lunch and Play Date

This Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m., join other second graders and their families at Harris Community Park for lunch and some play time.  Bring sack lunches for your family and enjoy some time visiting with co-teachers and students.  



7th-8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Meeting

Fellas — ready to hoop it up? Coach Jackson will be leading a meeting for 7th-8th Grade boys and their parents on Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:40 p.m., in room 245.

House Point Contest for Costumes!

We will be photographing contestants for the House costume contest on Thursday morning. If you want to be considered in the contest (and if you have a good costume, why wouldn’t you?), we’ll be taking pics as you exit the chapel.


November special dates

2, 7, 9 – ERB Standardized testing for 2nd-9th grades

3 – 4th grade picnic/play date, Harris Community Park, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

7 – Kindergarten After School MiF Math Games Workshop (3:05 p.m.) – students and co-teachers together

9 – “What’s Brewing with Mr. Billman?” 8:20 a.m. in the gym

9 – 5th Grade After School MiF Workshop (3:40 p.m.) – students and co-teachers together

9 – Senior Class Meeting @ 3:45 p.m.

10 – Augustine’s Birthday Celebration (13th)

14 – 3rd Grade After School MiF Long Division Workshop (3:05 p.m.) – students and co-teachers together

16 – Thursday 7 p.m. Logic/Rhetoric Fall Choir Concert

16 – Family Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch and PreK-2nd grade Art Show (Gym)

16 – 1st Grade After School MiF Making 10 Workshop – students and co-teachers together @ 3:05 p.m.

20-24 – Thanksgiving Break

30 – Junior Class Meeting @ 3:45

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