Resurrection-St. Paul School
News and Notes, March 21, 2021
2020-2021 Be a Light for All to See, Matthew 5:16
Shining the Light at RSPS
- Has a son who will turn one in April
- Loves to exercise and promote mind, body and spirit wellness
- One of the most favorite things she has done is swim with dolphins
Dismissal and Parking Lot Reminders
We love seeing you all at the end of the day and waving you off. It is a time of connection for us in this socially distanced time. It is our top priority to keep all students, teachers, drivers safe in our parking lots at arrival and dismissal. Since we have some families who have returned to in-person learning and are new to dismissal, this seems appropriate to review this information. Please review the follow protocols for the dismissal process below:
· It is important to park in your assigned parking area so that we can be sure your students know where to find your vehicle quickly.
· Please do not park in spaces in front of the Parish Center and walking to find your child is not permitted. Additional people walking through the parking lot can create confusion and distraction causing potential accidents.
· All cars must exit the parking lot via the Chatham Road exit so that flow of traffic is predictable and safe.
· If you arrive late and dismissal has already begun, please find a spot toward the back of the lot near the shed and we will escort your children to your car when it is deemed safe to do so.
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we strive to be safe and efficient at this very important time of day.
Music and Art Classes
We are excited to announce Mrs. Gina West has excitedly accepted the role of art and music teacher for the remainder of the school year. She has been subbing in that role for the past week and we look forward to settling into a consistent routine again with these important classes. Mrs. West has been preparing the curriculum and will be updating the art and music Google Classroom pages for each grade very shortly.
Virtual students: All virtual students are required and expected to log on to their grade’s Google Classroom to attend class in real time. Students who do not log on will be marked absent for the class. This absence will impact the grades that are earned and progress in the class.
We are looking forward to finishing the school with Mrs. West at the helm of this program. We know that students will benefit from her guidance and enthusiasm for this opportunity. If you have any questions related to these classes, please contact Mrs. Rensberger or Mrs. Underwood and we will be happy to speak with you.
BOOST Application is Open
The 2021-2022 Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Application is open! Applicants have until 11:59 pm on April 30, 2021 to submit applications. Click here to view instructions and start the application.
BOOST provides scholarships for some students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price school meals program (FARMS) to attend eligible nonpublic schools.
Today is the last day to purchase tickets for Saturday, March 27th's PantherFest 2.0, a Virtual Beer Tasting presented by RSPS parent Jason Williams of Oliver Brewing Co. The PantherFest committee has also launched an online silent auction with many generous items donated by the RSPS community and neighboring businesses. Please see the attached link. This auction will be available for bidding Saturday, March 20th through Sunday, March 28th. You do not need to be present at the Virtual Beer tasting to participate in the silent auction, 50/50 cash raffle or Wagon of Cheer raffle. However, we have several fun raffles planned for Virtual Beer Tasting participants only.
Used Uniform Sale! March 26th 2-4
Need some uniforms, sign up to stop by the used uniform sale on Friday, March 26th.
The sale will take place at the front entrance of school. Cash or check only.
How are you Sharing this Lent as a Family?
Experience God's limitless mercy and presence this Lent.
Participate in the sacrament of reconciliation. View the video below for more information on the sacrament of reconciliation.
RSPS students will participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the week of March 22. Other opportunities include:
Church of the Resurrection: Wednesday March 17 and 24, 7-9 PM and Saturdays 3:30-4:30 PM
St. Paul's Church: Thursday March 18 and 25, 7-9 PM and Saturdays 3:30-4:30 PM (Center for New Evangelization)
Click here to sign up to attend mass at Church of the Resurrection for Holy Week/Triduum/Easter.
Lost and Found!
5K and Family Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest!
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Fall Festival Committee, Call for Chair Positions (2) And Volunteers: We're continuing the tradition and hosting this year's Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16th. We're looking for TWO parents to volunteer as Committee Chair and oversee a group of volunteers willing to take on the responsibility of planning and executing the games portion of the day. Ideally, the Chairs should be from both the lower and upper school (this position fulfills ALL of your service hours!). Responsibilities include: 1. Attend virtual meetings (the first meeting is March 18th and can be attended virtually or safely socially distanced in-person). 2. Plan games and make sure appropriate equipment is on hand to execute the games. 3. Must be there the day-of the event to oversee everything. 4. Will need to order age appropriate prizes for the games ahead of time. Please email Stephanie Finamore if you are interested in being a part of this FUN committee. email@example.com
All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained (STAND) and you may volunteer ONLY for your child(ren)'s cohort.
Please review the following presentation created by Mrs. Rensberger regarding our COVID-19 policies.
This document also includes the list of ideas, broken out by grade level, to assist in engaging children at recess.
PLEASE DO NOT COME IN IF IT IS RAINING, ALSO, IF THE FEEL LIKE TEMP IS BELOW 32, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO FIND OUT IF OUTDOOR RECESS WILL OCCUR THAT DAY.
To sign up for a recess spot this week please enter your name into the appropriate block on this form. Each cohort may have up to two volunteers per day. click on the form. A form for next week will go out in next Sunday's newsletter.
HSA Sponsored Restaurant Nights
The HSA welcomes RSPS families to patronize restaurants to build community, support the school all while enjoying a socially distance meal.
This is an all day restaurant event. Just mention RSPS when you order!
Peace of Pizza 3/24
Grilled Cheese and Co 3/26
Both Gambrills and Catonsville locations are participating in this fundraiser. Grilled Cheese and Co. restaurant nights include the Grub Hub and Door Dash apps to accommodate those who feel more comfortable ordering from home! Support our school comfortably at home. Mention in the delivery instructions RSPS!
Peace of Pizza 3/24
- All orders should be called in to 410-747-2255 or 410-747-2299. All orders are for curbside only. Please be sure to have your members mention the fundraiser at the time of their phone call.
- We highly encourage your members to pre-order the day before or the afternoon of to help us with call volume. They’ll just need to mention the fundraiser and the desired time for pick up.
- Babas desserts are now included, but everyone will order those treats with their pizzas.
- I can’t stress the importance of strictly curbside enough! This will help us keep our staff and your members safe.
Grilled Cheese and Co 3/26
Expanding our Panther Team!
We are looking for people for the following positions:
- Part-time Grant Manager
- Special Educator
- Math Specialist
- Academic Coordinator
- Part-time Development Position
We are always seeking qualified full-time elementary education teachers, middle school teachers, instructional assistants and substitutes.
If interested, please email Mrs. Rensberger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to come in for a day?
You do not have to be available at the drop of a hat. You can even be picky about which grades you would be comfortable substituting for!
The requirements to apply have been adjusted to allow for more people to qualify. See below for details. Also, feel free to send Mrs. Underwood, email@example.com, an email if you have any questions.
Support the School Through SCRIP
HSA is encouraging all families to participate in the Shop with Scrip fundraiser this year, especially with the cancellation of many fundraisers due to COVID. It is a simple gift card fundraiser. It benefits your family and the school at the same time. The PowerPoint below contains new information about the new app RAISE RIGHT and our school's enrollment code. This video also explains the SCRIP program. Please reach out to Jessica Dove (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post on the RSPS Parent Connect FB page with any questions. Jessica is always happy to help!
RSPS Spirit Wear
For new families and old, spirit wear is a day that kids can come out of uniform yet in their spirit wear of RSPS. It can be any of our theme tshirts (past theme t-shirts are OK to wear for September as we await our 2020-2021 theme shirts), or items from our spirit wear shop.
Which FYI the spirit wear shop is a FUNraiser for our school community! There are tons of amazing items and you can even customize them!
Spirit wear orders can be made here:
Policies and Procedures
Arrival and Dismissal Safety
- all morning arrival traffic should enter from Chatham Rd (please do not skip traffic lanes by cutting through the parking lot)
- only vehicles dropping off students in Grades 3-8 should exit via Paulskirk Drive in the morning
- all traffic for dismissal should enter and exit via Chatham Road
- drive through the parking lot at a safe speed (5 mph or less)
- follow Maryland regulations for children in car and booster seats
- children should be seated properly and buckled until the car is no longer moving
- observe parking lot signage and staff instructions
Thank you for your cooperation keeping our Panthers safe!
Out of State Travel Policy
Effective with the new Order to take effect 3/12/2021 at 5:00 PM OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: Quarantine requirements and other restrictions regarding out-of-state travel will be lifted. A Maryland Department of Health advisory will remain in place continuing to encourage Marylanders to get tested upon their return.
Students Who are Quarantining
Please let Julie Rice, email@example.com, to inform her of any close contact exposures, presumptive positive cases, or positive cases in your household so we can coordinate instructional programming and follow all COVID-19 protocols.
VIRTUS Training for all Volunteers
Required training for all volunteers
Due to COVID-19 policies, visitors and volunteers will not be allowed in the building until further notice. We welcome volunteer service that can be done from home.
2020-2021 School Year at a Glance
April 2nd-9th: Easter Break
April 12th: Classes resume
May 31st: No school, Memorial Day
June 2nd: 8th grade graduation
June 8th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 9th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 10th: 12:30 p.m. Last day of school for students, Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 11th: Last day of school for faculty and staff
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.
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.