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Christmas Greetings from the Head of School
Dear Providence Family,

As we head into the Christmas season, I find myself full of gratitude. Gratitude for what every one of you contributes to our educational mission and appreciation for our school’s many ways of Loving God and Loving Others.

We have had several wonderful Christmas celebrations over the past couple of weeks and the focus for each one was celebrating the birth of our wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ. All who attended were blessed by the continued display of our Lord’s faithfulness and our community pressing forward, not letting circumstances deter us from His mission.  Looking back since the start of school, we have much of which we are grateful. That’s not to say we haven’t had our share of challenges. And yet, I find myself just as thankful for how we are working together through tough times, and I am thankful for all the loving things we continue to do. As we continue to engage and dialogue with one another openly, respectfully, and with a shared desire to forge a better way forward, our Providence community will only grow stronger.

I hope this Christmas season affords you some time to reflect upon and rejoice over the blessings in your life. Thank you again for your commitment to Providence School and our mission. I look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

Merry Christmas, Providence, and Go Stallions!

Tim M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Head of School

COVID Update
We currently have 7 Covid-19 positive cases. Please refer to the Covid-19 informational email sent today for instructions over Christmas Break. Also, as of our return on January 5, 2021, neck gaiters will NOT be permitted to be worn at school. We appreciate your understanding and we pray you have a healthy and blessed Christmas!

Painless Giving on Amazon
Have you heard of Amazon Smile?  Visit our Amazon Smile webpage for detailed instructions on how you can donate to Providence while Christmas shopping. Learn More.

Important Dates
Dec 21- Jan 4 Christmas Break K-12
Jan 4  Teacher Planning Day 
Jan 5  Students Return from Christmas Break 
Jan 15  K-12 Report Cards Online 

Preschool

Preschool Christmas Program
The preschool presented a delightful presentation as they celebrated a very special birthday in Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!  Learn More.

Lower School

3rd Grade Samaritan’s Purse
We are so excited to share with you that our 3rd graders raised a total of $2,002.00 for Samaritan’s Purse!! This is the most we have EVER raised! Students had lemonade stands, sold cookies, and went above and beyond in their chores. They were able to buy goats, chicks, sports equipment, stuffed lambs, Bible books, a water source, feed hungry children… and the list goes on. Their sweet hearts continue to amaze us each and every day!!! It was truly such a sweet experience watching the children get so excited about blessings others!! We pray they continue to spread JOY and SPRAKLE!

Lower School K-2 Christmas Program
The Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade students performed three different Christmas productions last week.  The event was also livestreamed but in case you missed it, it can be seen below.

Lower School 3rd – 5th Grade Program
The 3rd – 5th Grade students performed a wonderful production, “Straight Outta Bethlehem” last week.  It was a delightful Christmas story that takes place in the “sleepy” little village of Bethlehem and happens to be the place where an incredible miracle takes place. Congratulations students and thank you, Mrs. Tamburrino, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and everyone behind the scenes who made this performance so outstanding. 

STEM Lab Makes Snow

The lower school students reviewed what they learned bout the water cycle and different forms precipitation can take by making fake snow.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the snow making process.

 

Super Stallions Winter Reading Challenge
Let’s keep reading! Students in first through fifth grade are invited to participate in the Super Stallions WINTER reading challenge. Beginning January 11, 2021 all students in first through fifth grade may participate in our WINTER reading challenge. This challenge will end on March 14, 2021, the last day of Spring Break. All books must be entered on this form to be counted toward the challenge. Visit the Media Canvas Course for details and more information. Learn More.

Middle & High School

A Choral Christmas  
This incredible evening featured the Choral department of Providence singing some of the most festive music of the season. Learn More

Christmas Classics Band Concert 
Providence Band students presented a delightful evening of Christmas music and performed some of the most festive carols of the season. Learn More.

Athletics

2020 Providence Christmas Classic
The Christmas tradition is back for the 4th year! Join us in the Barfield Gym December 18-19 for a weekend of holiday basketball action. Learn More.

Five Athletes Commit to Colleges
We are extremely proud to announce that 5 athletes have committed to play at the next level.  Gray Miller will be playing volleyball at Young Harris University, Jack Dillard will be playing basketball at Embry Riddle University, J. Lee Repass will be playing basketball at Furman University,  Kylie Turner will be playing golf for Flagler University, and Jenea Bell will be playing softball at Warner University. Congrats to all of these incredibly talented athletes.

Live Streaming via NFHS Network
The IT department has installed new systems in Barfield Gymnasium and Selman Field.  All games will be streamed live. You can subscribe for the year for $69.99 or monthly for $10.00. Watch Here.

Spring Sports Update

Softball
Varsity: Mike Cornman – mwcornman@gmail.com
Middle School: rburmeister@prov.org
Varsity Midnight Madness: – Jan 18th – Midnight – 2:00 am @Softball Field
Varsity Tryout Dates and Times: January 19 – 5:00-7:30 pm; January 20 – 3:45-5:15 pm; January 21 & 22 – 5:00-7:30 pm; MS Tryouts: January 25th 3:45 pm

Track & Field
Varsity & MS –  For information contact:  John Heron @ 315-440-4165 or  john.heron@dalecarnegie.com
January 11 – Team meeting for anyone interested in track at 3:30 pm for all levels
Jan 25th  – 3:30 pm @ Providence Track

Tennis
For information contact: Jeff Alford or jalford@nlcf.org
Mandatory meeting on January 11th after school; First day of practice: Jan 18th – 3:30 pm @ Jacksonville Golf and Country Club Tennis Courts

Baseball
Varsity: Mac Mackiewitz or rmackiewitz@prov.org
JV: Rusty Robertson or rrobertson@prov.org
MS: Steve Johnson or sgjohnson11@gmail.com
Jan 18th – Varsity 9:00 am ; JV 11:00 am – MS 3:30 pm – @Baseball Field 

Lacrosse
MS, JV & Varsity: Brian Theiss or brtheiss@prov.org
JV: Michael Leary or michael.leary01@gmail.com  
MS: Sutshi Deverson sutshidev@rocketmail.com  
Players meeting – Thursday Jan 7th  – 3:25 pm media center; Conditioning – dates TBA; Weight room 2:45-3:30 pm after school on Wednesday; Tryouts: Jan 25-26 all teams 3:45-5:45 pm

Weightlifting
HS & MS –   Coach Chambers or Jchambers@prov.org
Jan 11th  – 3:30 pm @ Providence Weight room

SPORTS PHYSICALS:  Students MUST have a sports physical before trying out for a team.  Head Athletic Director: Ron Pompeo – Rpompeo@prov.org; Associate Athletic Director: Gigi Bistrow – Gbistrow@prov.org; Assistant to the Athletic Department: Melissa Pennington – 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.

12/18
4:00  JV  Boys Basketball Game vs. Episcopal
5:00 Girls Socer @Fleming Island
5:30
Boys Basketball Episcopal vs. Wolfson

6:00 Boys Soccer @Fleming Island
6:30  Girls BB @Fleming Island
7:00  – Boys Basketball vs. Viera High School
12/19
2:00
  –  JV Boys Basketball vs. Episcopal
3:30 – Boys Basketball Consolation Game
5:00  – Boys Basketball Championship Game
12/28 – 1/1
 TBA Varsity Basketball @ Windemere Prep

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