Resurrection-St. Paul School

News and Notes

2019-2020 Year to Lead...I Have Called You By Name!

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Monday, September 16th

  • Happy Birthday, Mrs. Warehime!
  • AOB principals and assistant principals will visit RSPS to complete Danielson Calibration Walks
  • Designer Bag BINGO planning meeting 6:30 p.m. at RSPS

Tuesday, September 17th

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. New Parent Coffee and Welcome
  • New Student Lunch
  • 9:30 a.m. Band demonstrations for Grades 3-4
  • 10:15 a.m. Band demonstrations for Grades 5-8

Wednesday, September 18th

  • Oyster reef ball build
  • Restaurant Night at Grilled Cheese and Company 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19th

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Room Parent Meeting in the media center
  • Oyster reef ball build

Friday, September 20th

  • Happy Birthday, Mrs. Ruppert!
  • 10:00 a.m. Mass in the Church of the Resurrection followed by Student Council Induction ceremony (all grades)

Saturday, September 21st

Sunday, September 22nd


Family Income Survey- Documentation/Data Needed for the State of Maryland

On Monday, a letter will be coming home with an attached Family Income Survey. This data is vital for us to be eligible to receive Title I funding to support our students. Please be sure to fill out every portion of the form and return to school no later than September 23rd. An advance copy of the letter is below and the survey is attached for you to print and fill out if you wish to do so ahead of time.

Thank you for your support!

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We may have an opportunity to secure additional services in reading and mathematics for

our students. You can help us by filling out the Title I Private Schools Family Income

Survey. Please complete this survey for each of your children in Grades PreK 4 through

Grade 12 that attend our school. The completed survey should be returned to your child’s

classroom teacher by September 23, 2019.

To receive additional funding to provide these services, pertinent information must be

shared with your local public school system and the Maryland State Department of

Education. Providing us with the information requested on the survey may help to

increase or maintain the educational services we are now providing our students.

The information requested on this survey will remain at our school and is confidential.

When completing the Title I Private Schools Family Income Survey, please be sure to

select your county or city of residence at the top of the survey and answer questions A

and B. If you are required to complete section C, please be sure to select the box that

reflects the city or county in which you reside.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.


Rosanna Rensberger

2019-2020 Parent-Student Handbook

Attached below is the digital version of our 2019-2020 Parent-Student Handbook. The spiral-bound paper copies will be sent home with students during the first week of school. At the back of the handbook is a form that needs to be filled out and completed acknowledging the receipt of the handbook and agreement to abide by the policies and protocols articulated in the handbook. Please turn in your completed handbook acknowledgment form as soon as possible. Thank you!
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Class of 2020 Information

HSPT Registration

The HSPT Online Registration system is set to open September 10th for students to begin registering.

The online registration link is:

Please note:

· The student fee is $40. Students have the opportunity to pay this fee online via credit card during the registration process. All credit card payments collected will be forwarded to the school in the form of a single check after testing takes place. (STS does not keep any portion of student credit card payments.) If a student wishes to pay via cash or check instead of credit card, they should pay your school directly. (Do not send cash or check payments to STS.)

Important Dates

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

We are finally here! Your child’s 8 th grade year! We hope to make it a memorable one for all. We have lots of activities planned and we just wanted to make sure that you have the following dates marked on your calendar!

September 10th – May begin to register online for the HSPT to be taken here during the school day.

September 23rd- 8th Grade Parent Meeting in the media center 6:00-7:00 p.m. (General HSA Meeting with a guest speaker to follow)

September 27th – Field trip and graduation information forms need to be sent back to school.

October 14th – High School Fair here at RSPS 6-8 pm. (First hour in the gym, second hour in classrooms.)

September - November – Schedule shadow days. (Each student is given 3 excused absences to shadow.)

December 4th – HSPT to be given at RSPS 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (All students are to come to school this day.)

December 17th – 1:30 pm 8 th Grade Christmas Pageant

December 20th – High School Applications for Catholic Schools are due.

January 31st – 8th Grade vs. Faculty Basketball game 11:00 a.m. in the school gym (12:30 p.m. dismissal day.)

February – Receive High School Admissions Decisions/Scholarships

March – Register for Catholic High Schools

March 23rd -27th – ITBS Standardized Testing for Grades 2-8, on campus

April 3rd – Passion Play at 11:30 am in the church.

April –8th Grade vs. Faculty Kickball game (time and place TBD)

May 1st – 8th Grade Memory Boards due (school will provide the foam board)

May 6th – STREAM Night 6:00-8:00 p.m. (previously Cultural Arts Night)

May 20th – 8th Grade ELA exam

May 21st – 8th Grade Math exam

May 22nd – Field Day

May 26th – 8th Grade Science exam

May 27th – Graduation practice (during the school day).

May 28th – Retreat at Friary

May 29th – 10:00 a.m. 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass (Last School Mass)

June 1st – 8th Grade trip to Hershey Park 7:00 a.m.– 8:30 p.m.

June 2nd – 8th Grade graduation and cookie and punch reception 5:00 pm in the church.

HSPT Prep Class for 8th Graders

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Club Sign-up

Kidz Art Club

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Student Council

  • Homeroom rep elections: Wednesday, 9/18
  • All students in Grades 5-8 are eligible to run for their homeroom representative positions. (See petition below)
  • Student Council Induction ceremony after 10:00 a.m. Mass on Friday, September 20th

Silver Knight Chess Club

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Hip Hop and Intro to Dance Classes at RSPS

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VIRTUS Training for all Volunteers

Required training for all volunteers

Please recall that all parents and grandparents must be Virtus compliant prior to volunteering here at school. Virtus is used throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore as part of the child protection requirements for all volunteers with substantial contact with minors. New families received Virtus registration instructions in their Enrollment packet. Once the Virtus process has been completed, volunteers will receive a volunteer card to wear while volunteering at school. Please contact Sue Gleichauf at if you need further assistance or have any questions.

Designer Bag BINGO Planning Meeting

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PantherFest! Gala 2020

Interested in earning volunteer hours and being a member of the planning committee for this year's revamped gala?

If so, please email Lauren Shutz at to be included in the kick-off meeting planned for mid-October.

We can't wait for this adults-only event, now called PantherFest, which will take place on Saturday evening, March 21st at Rolling Road Golf Club!

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Upcoming Events

HSA General Meeting -September 23rd 7:00-8:00 p.m. Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Jennifer Nail

Join us at the September 23rd HSA General Meeting for a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Nail about child anxiety.

Through this conversation, parents will learn:

-how to identify signs of anxiety in children

-the difference between typical worries and excessive fears

-when a child would benefit from professional intervention and the types of intervention that are effective

-steps every parent can take to promote confidence and brave behavior

Dr. Jennifer Nail is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment of learning, behavior, attention and socio-emotional functioning in children, adolescents and young adults.

Her training included a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she supported efforts to evaluate and disseminate evidence-based treatments and prevention programs for pediatric anxiety.

She especially enjoys collaborating with families, schools and other professionals to support young people. In her free time, Dr. Nail tries to train her deaf dog, who never listens.

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RSPS Celebrates Our Grandparents on September 27th!

Please invite grandma and grandpa (or Mimi and Obi, or PawPaw and MeMaw) to join us for RSPS Grandparents' Day celebration. We will begin the day with donuts with juice, milk or hot beverages at 8:30 a.m. and end the morning with a prayer service at 11:30 a.m. in the Church of the Resurrection. This is a 12:30 p.m. dismissal day.
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No Bus Service Home on 9/26/19, 12:30 p.m. Dismissal

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No School for Students on September 30th -Faculty Retreat

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RSPS Referral Program-Earn $500 Tuition Credit!

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Print (from the pdf link below) and share this referral card with your family, friends, and neighbors for an opportunity to grow our Panther family and to earn $500 in tuition credit.
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Home School Association (HSA)

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Restaurant Nights -Save the dates-More to come!

9/18- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

10/2- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

10/16- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

10/22- Peace of Pizza in Catonsville

10/28- Subway 9275 Baltimore National Pike

11/6- Chipotle Ellicott City

11/20- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

12/4- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

12/10- Subway 9275 Baltimore National Pike

12/18- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

1/7- Subway 9275 Baltimore National Pike

1/15- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

2/5- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

2/19- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

3/4- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

3/18- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

4/15- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

4/28- Subway 9275 Baltimore National Pike

5/6- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

5/20- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

Parish Life

Religious Education

Religious Education begins this Sunday, September 15th with the 1st session 3:30pm-5:00pm and the 2nd session 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Attached below, you will find the Nursery, Wee Praise, Elementary, & the Middle School Schedules.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let Savannah or Kate know.

Savannah Ackerman's address is and Kate's address is

Church of the Resurrection Children's Choir

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Community Fall Festival!

Plan to attend our Community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5th. 10am-4pm

Volunteer hours are available by donating an hour or 2 of your time at a game or baking for our bake sale, cake wheel or food court. Sign up today here:

Donations needed:

  • Stuffed Animal Wheel needs your gently used stuffed animals. (Collection will be the last week of September)
  • Scarecrow making needs long sleeve shirts, hats and bandanas.
  • Kid’s Craft Corner needs any of the following: Gift wrap ribbon, sharpies (thin or medium), Tacky glue, Wood Stamps, Stamp ink pads, Bingo Daubers, Salad Spinners

Contact Cindy Desrochers (410-514-2022) with any questions!

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Fall Festival Game Volunteers

1 hour= 2 volunteer/service hours!
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Save the Date- Catholic Daughters of America Craft and Bake Sale November 24th

Craft and Bake Sale

Craft Fair and Bake Sale coming soon to Resurrection! Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 24, for this year's annual Catholic Daughters event. From 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Resurrection Church Hall.

You can pick up handmade items for everyone on your Christmas list and find delicious baked goods for your Thanksgiving table.

If you are a crafter, now is the time to rent tables for just $25.00 each.

For more details and to get an application for a table rental, please contact Helen Nycum at 410-461-6710 or

Resurrection-St.Paul School

Vision Statement

At Resurrection-St. Paul School, students have unique opportunities for real life critical thinking, problem solving, and experiential learning through enrichment programs built into our curricula such as theater, art, outdoor education, and much more. We offer a well-rounded academic education rooted in the Catholic tradition of excellence and values. We prepare our students to assume responsible, creative roles in an ever challenging and changing world.

Mission Statement

Resurrection-St. Paul School, through the teaching of the Catholic Church, is dedicated to the total formation of the child by preparing them for a global society through innovation, problem solving, and cross curricular collaboration.