Resurrection-St. Paul School

Encounter Christ's Presence - Year of the Eucharist

December 19, 2021

Encounter Christ's Presence....

Dear RSPS Families,


As you know, this year's AoB theme is "Encounter Christ's Presence." What better time than Christmas to focus on this theme?


We all get sidetracked with holiday shopping, party planning and making arrangements to visit friends and family during this season. However, make point to "encounter Christ's presence" during the season of Christmas. Our 8th graders did a beautiful job with this in their pageant.


Reflect on what the birth of Jesus tells us about God. God so desired a relationship with us, that he became one of us. He did not arrive on earth amidst fanfare and in plush surroundings. Rather, he was born among animals and his first visitors were lowly shepherds from the fields. His first bed was a feeding trough for animals.


There is so much symbolism in just this part of the Nativity. Where Jesus was born and who was first told about his birth was not a random consequence of circumstance. The manger is a sign that Jesus is sustenance for us. His invitation to the shepherds reminds us that He himself is a shepherd to us. He knows each and everyone of us, he loves us, protects us and walks with us. He wants us to love and follow him too. He also wants us to love and feed others.


May your Christmas be filled with love, joy and Christ's presence.

Mask Status - 12/20 - 12/21

Masking is mandatory this week at our school. Thank you for your partnership and vigilance to ensure the safety and well-being of our school community.

CDC Travel Guidance

Here is the link to the CDC's domestic and international travel guidance. If you have any questions, please reach out to nurse Julie Rice.

Message from Msgr. Dietzenbach

Dear Parents,


I know you like to take your children to the early mass on Christmas eve. We have 8 early masses this year between St. Paul and Resurrection. Two at each parish at 3 PM and two at each at 5 PM. Not everyone can go the three or it won’t work so if you can, consider the 5 PM which is still very early. There are also later masses in the evening and on Christmas Day for other alternatives. It will be wonderful to see the children back at mass and I hope your new year’s resolution is to come back weekly.


Fr. John

Flyers & Other Information

Mr. and Mrs. Gaines welcomed Eliza Ruth Gaines into their family on December 15th. . Mommy and baby are doing well!


We would like to share with you that Mrs. Jane Bowie's husband passed away last week. Mrs. Bowie was the music teacher at RSPS for twenty four years. If you would like to express your sympathies, you may send a card to the school office to be delivered to the family after the holidays.


Here is the link to view the Christmas Pageant for those who may not have been able to view it on Friday. We thank Ms. Day, Mrs. Ballenger and Mrs. Keys for preparing such a wonderful pageant!


Volunteer Hours Summary Statements have been emailed to families that have service hours logged. If you have logged hours after 12/15/21 they will be included on the next statement.

Should you have any questions you may reach out to Mrs. Dewey jdewey@resstpaul.org


Art to Remember Has Arrived! If your order was placed to have items delivered to school, everything was distributed to the students on Friday, Dec. 17. If your order was placed for home delivery, it should have come or will arrive very soon. If you have any problems with your order, please let me know, and I will contact the company immediately. Enjoy your child’s art and thank you for your support in this fun fundraiser. Have a wonderful Christmas! - Mrs. Pat Little


Bag Bingo is Coming and we need YOUR help!

RSPS' annual Designer Bag Bingo school fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 5th with tickets going on sale in early January. The Bingo committee has been hard at work purchasing purses and bags for this event, but we need your help filling them with themed items. We have created both a Sign Up Genius and an Amazon Wish List for items to fill each bag. Please take a look at both lists and sign up for anything you are willing to donate. For every $15 spent you will receive 1 volunteer hour. The due date for all items is 1/14/22 but earlier is always better! Items can be brought to the school office care of Stephanie Finamore. Please email sfinamore@resstpaul.org if you have any questions. We appreciate your participation in this event and we look forward to seeing you on February 5th!

Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eafaa2fabfb6-bagbingo2

Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3G02CHDJVW6ZQ?ref_=wl_share


Yearbook Cover Contest - This year's theme is "Encounter Christ's Presence." All students are welcome to submit a design that reflects this theme to be used as our yearbook cover. Submissions should be on an 8 1/2 x 11 page. They may be composed digitally or through various media such as crayons and/or markers. Be careful when composing your design. If using crayons or colored pencils make sure the color is not too light. Also, stay away from "glittery crayons/markers" and any additional glitter. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. West. Submissions are due Tuesday, January 4th.


RSPS Spirit Store - Check out the RSPS Spirit Store and show your Panther pride. Items can be customized for individual names, sports, and clubs. These make great gifts during the holiday season and part of the proceeds go back to the HSA. Although these are not part of the uniform, we will have two spirit days in school on 1/21 and 3/7.


IF YOUR CHILD(REN) WILL BE ABSENT FROM SCHOOL - Please either complete the absentee form found on our website or leave a message on our attendance line (410)-461-9111 x 250.


Service Hours - Service Hours can now be logged in using the link found on our website.

Please review our Parent/Student Handbook for more details pertaining to service hour obligations.

Club Announcements

  • The Panther Press has published their first issue. Read all the articles here.
  • Next session of After School Dance Club will start the week we come back from winter break. See the flyer for more details and how to register.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for Library Volunteers - Friday mornings from 9:15-10:15


Playground Supervisors - Looking for ways to get involved? Help our faculty and staff during recess time! Playground supervisors work with faculty, staff and administration to ensure that the school's health and safety rules are followed as well as interact with students and encourage appropriate play and student behavior. Please review the available slots below for Grades 2-6 and click on the button to sign up. Volunteers are always welcome for the other grades as well. Thank you! REMINDER - if the feel like temp is below 32 degrees, or if it is raining, recess will be indoors. When recess is indoors, parents are welcome to still volunteer for lunch, but we will not have parents come to the classroom for indoor recess.

The Week Ahead 12/20 - 12/21

Monday, December 20th


Tuesday, December 21st

  • Wear your reindeer themed apparel or come dressed in Christmas spirit.
  • Reindeer Race in the morning
  • Class parties
  • 12:30 dismissal, NO AFTERCARE


Wednesday, December 22nd - Sunday, January 2nd

  • School closed for Christmas break.

Contact Information

School phone number: 410-461-9111 ext 241


Attendance line: 410-461-9111 ext 250

Attendance form: Online Form.


School email: office@resstpaul.org


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ResurrectionStPaul