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Providence COVID Update Providence seems to hold our final number of current positive COVID-19 cases at 13. Many of our quarantined students will be eligible to return to Providence next week and we have not had any new positive cases reported since Monday. We realize there are many differing opinions as to the best way to ensure our students’ safety. Providence is not in the business of telling our families what to do; instead, we hope to partner with our parents in support of keeping all of our students safe. Like two weeks ago, we are asking our community to partner with us regarding Halloween parties. Our hope is that no student attends a massive Halloween party. However, if the party is unavoidable, we ask you to consider having your student wear a mask. Wear a mask and make it a part of the costume! Also, we ask that you please monitor your child’s health over the weekend and into next week. Any student with COVID-19 like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, runny nose, etc.) should remain at home and inform the school nurse for follow-up. Our goal is to keep our students in school. We want our juniors and seniors in school, not quarantined and attending school virtually. We hope you will work with us even if you disagree with wearing a mask. Thank you for your partnership and for trusting the school as it relates to COVID-19. We hope you will join us in keeping our Providence community as safe as possible.

Election Day is Next Week 
Next week, Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day. We would love to make that day a Dress Down – RED, WHITE, and BLUE day at Providence. Students should not wear clothing supporting either candidate or party. Instead, we ask students to wear our nation’s colors in support of our political process. Next week, no matter which candidate is selected to be our next President of the United States, Jesus Christ is still on His throne. He tells us in Daniel 2:21 that God sets up kings and deposes them. No matter who our next President is, God does not change. We ask that you discuss this with your child/ren and let them know even if your candidate is not the next President of the United States of America, God is still on the throne. The sun will rise, and the tide will turn the day after the election.

Thank you for speaking calmness into our Providence community and for partnering with us during this pandemic, election, and the social justice issues that are occurring in our country. Thank you for Loving God & Loving People!

2020 Toy Drive
Our Annual Bright Holidays Toy Drive is November 9 – December 3.  The Bright Holidays Toy Drive was established to assist our local, underprivileged children and their families during the holiday season. We will collect new toys and/or love offerings in Chapel on November 12 for middle/high school and November 13 for lower school. More information will be sent in the next few weeks. Thank you in advance for partnering with us in this opportunity to love God by loving others! 

Preschool

Community Helper Week
We have been blessed with some visits from parents who are amazing Community Helpers, many of them are First Responders. Thank you for all that you do to protect and serve our community. More importantly, thank you for coming to share with our students!

Lower School

Kindergarten Community Helper Parade
We were blessed to have a great group of Kindergarten Community Helpers at Providence this week. Our kindergarten students have been learning about the important jobs in our community and how God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives. A special thank you to all of our First Responders and the essential workers who have done so much to protect and serve our community. We appreciate you! Great job Kindergarten students! Photo Gallery

Lower School Chapel
Watch this week’s Lower School Chapel Service. Watch Here.

Super Stallions Fall Reading Challenge Keep reading and remember to complete the online form to receive credit for reading a book on your level. Currently, students have submitted over 200 reading responses. Way to go Super Stallions! Visit the Media Canvas Course for details and more information.  Read More.

Middle & High School

Upper School Chapel
Watch this week’s Upper School Chapel Service. Watch Here.

Willy Wonka Auditions
Auditions for the Spring Musical, Willy Wonka, will be held Monday – Thursday, November 2-5 for students in grades 6-12.  The spring musical will be performed on April 15-16, 2021. Audition packets are available online. Learn More.

Athletics

Football Team Heads to the Playoffs
Providence has qualified to participate in the football playoffs.  Providence will play against Bradenton Christian in Round 1 of the SSAC Playoffs on Friday, November 6. Tickets are $8 at the gate and there are no pre-sold tickets.  Masks are required upon gate entry and fans can remove masks if they can socially distance. Bradenton Christian is currently in the middle of an athletic construction project and does not have any stands/bleachers. Instead, fans may bring their own lawn chairs or they may stand.  Bradenton Christian School COVID Safety Protocols

Boys Golf Heads to State
The Providence Boys Golf Team will be heading to State! Let’s keep them in our prayers for safe travels and a great outcome! Go Prov Golf!

Boys & Girls XC Move on to Regionals
Congratulations to our boys and girls cross country teams! The girls took first place and the boys placed third in Districts. Both teams will move on to compete in Regionals!

Swim Team Impresses at Districts  
The Boys and Girls Swim Teams had amazing results at Districts this week.  Our swimmers surpassed their goals and we are so proud of their accomplishments. The Regional Selection Sheet will come out this weekend. Please join us and congratulate our swimmers for all their work, efforts, and determination shown at Districts! GO STALLIONS!

Middle School Winter Sports Tryouts

Boys Basketball
Boys:  MS Boys tryouts: Nov 9th 3:30-5:00, Nov 10 3:30-4:30, Nov 11th (no school) 10:00-11:30  Contact:  Mr. Offutt  @ soffutt@prov.org

For questions regarding Winter Sports Tryouts email mpennington@prov.org

Game Day Update
In an effort to protect our fans, staff and students, Providence School will implement a reduced seating capacity for all of our athletic events.  Juniors, Seniors, and immediate family of participants are now allowed to attend home games.

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