Resurrection Connection

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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

We will celebrate our amazing teachers and staff this coming week during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. They would love it if you had a moment to send them a message about all the great things you appreciate them doing for your child and family.

A Look Ahead to the Rest of the School Year

The Week of May 6th – 10th

· Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday – May 6th

· iLearn testing continues

Tuesday – May 7th

· iLearn testing continues

· Mass at 7:35 planned by 2R and 2S

· House Council meeting in 3F until 3:15

Wednesday – May 8th

· iLearn testing continues

· Themed Dress Day to help fund first day of the school year

· RPC meeting – 6:00 in the cafeteria

Thursday – May 9th

· iLearn testing continues

· 8th grade class trip – students to arrive at 7:00; leave at 7:30

· 2nd grade to Mesker Zoo

· Kdg to Wesselmans

· PreK Math Night – 6:00 -7:30

Friday – May 10th - School is in Session - Make up Day

· 8th grade class trip – return at 3:30

· Archery Nationals

The Week of May 13 - 17

Monday – May 13th

· May Birthday Celebration

· First Grade Mother’s Tea

Tuesday – May 14th

· Mass at 7:35 planned by KS

· June Birthday Celebration

Wednesday – May 15th

· July Birthday Celebration

Thursday – May 16th

· Please sign up to help with dumplings

· House Cup Competition

· 4th grade Wax Museum

· Mater Dei Seniors who are Resurrection graduates to visit

Friday – May 17th

· Please sign up to help with dumplings

· Last Day of School for preschool and preK

· Spirit Day

The Week of May 20 – 22

Monday – May 20th

· Mass at 7:35 planned by KH

· House Field Trip for the House that won the House Cup

· 4th grade Auction – 9:00

Tuesday – May 21st

· Free Dress Day

· 8th grade recognition – 8:20 am in church

· Field day beginning at 11:30

· 8th grade graduation – 6:30 pm

Wednesday – May 22nd

· Free Dress Day

· Awards Program – 8:20 am in church

· Moving Up Ceremony – about 9:00 (immediately following the Awards Ceremony)

· Annual 7th gr vs. 8th gr softball game- 12:00 noon

· Last Day of the School Year

· Report cards sent home

iLearn Testing

The new statewide testing, iLearn, for grades 3-8 began this week. We hope to have the majority of the testing completed by May 9th. Since all of the testing is online and untimed this year it will take us a bit longer to complete the testing. We will be testing 3 different classes each day which means not every class will be testing every day between April 23 and May 9. Please check with your child's homeroom teacher as to their class schedule. We ask you to please avoid any appointments during their homeroom's testing times.

No Rolling Pin Required

DUMPLING HELP NEEDED - We are needing volunteers to help us make dumplings on Thursday, May 16 ,from 12:30 until 3:30 PM, Friday, May 17, from 12:30 until 3:30 PM, Saturday, May 18, is 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM and Sunday, May 19, from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Please email Deb Mitchell at dmitchell@evdio if you can help or just show up to help. Please help us out. No experience needed to help.

Lunch Balances

Notices were sent out this week via your Sycamore account if your family's lunch account was below zero. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please make sure you submit your payment in full by the end of this week. If you have any questions, please call or email Deb Mitchell at 812-963-3121 or
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New News for PE Uniforms

PE Uniforms are required for all students in grades 5-8. (Note current 4th grade parents....this is for you too for next year.) Traditionally we have sent home paper copies of the order form, placed the order, sorted the order, and delivered the order. We are super excited to make this process much easier for all of us. We have partnered with Carolina Threads for you to be able to order your PE uniforms online at any time during the year. Even if your son/daughter outgrows their uniform during the year, you can place an order.

Please be sure to place your order in time to have for the first day of the school year. The link to place your order is:

When you order, you may choose between 3 different inseams on the shorts. There is one shirt choice. Your order will be shipped directly to your home.

We are proud to partner with Carolina Threads, a local vendor, to make this process easier for all of us.

Field Day Volunteers are Needed

Field Day activities are planned for grades K-8 on May 21st. Filed Day is an annual event where the classes participate in a lot of fun activities. The Field Day activities will begin at 11:30 am. WE will need LOTS of help with games and group leaders. With Mater Dei also being out of school by this date, we would love to have Resurrection alumni to come back to help us. If you would be interested in helping, please email Mrs. Baumgartner at to sign up by May 10th. Mrs. Baumgartner will send a confirmation to you after you sign up to help.

Field Day Supplies Needed

To make our field day the exciting day that it is, we are in need of a few donations to make the day possible. We would ask for the families with students in the following grades to please make a donation for the day. We would love to have all donations by Friday, May 17th, if at all possible please.

K and 1st grades- 2 cans of shaving cream per student

2nd grade- 1 can of spray whip cream per student

3rd grade- 2 foil pie pans/new or used per student

4th grade- 1 tub of cool whip per student

Nominate a Deserving Teacher

Teachers inspire, lead and leave a lasting impact on their communities. As we lead up to Teacher Appreciation Week, McAlister’s invites you to nominate the deserving educator in your life. Use the form below to tell us why they deserve to be honored and recognized. Selected winning teachers will receive a $1,000 Visa Gift Card and a catered classroom treat during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Box Tops

Please send in any boxtops you might have at home. We are preparing to send in our final submission for this school year. It is AMAZING to see how quickly the boxtops add up. Thank you for supporting this collection.

Free Dress Day for a Donation - May 8

Please see the flyer below regarding the free dress day for a donation for May 8. All donations will be reserved for activities we are planning for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Please refer to the flyer for the details. It is a bit different than past free dress days for donations.

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RPC meeting

The final RPC meeting for this school will be on Wednesday, May 8th, at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria.

Any 8th grader who can babysit during this meeting should email Mrs. Berendes at

School is in Session

School will be in session on Friday, May 10th. This is one of our last rescheduled make up day from our lovely winter.

Archery Nationals

We wish the best of luck as our archery team competes at Archery Nationals on Friday and Saturday of this upcoming week.

May, June and July Birthday Celebrations

We will celebrate May, June, and July birthdays yet this school year.

We will celebrate May birthdays on Monday, May 13th. June birthdays on Tuesday, May 14th and July birthdays on Wednesday, May 15th. Students and staff having birthdays during these months may have free dress on these designated dates and a treat at lunch.

Mater Dei Feeder Soccer Program

The Mater Dei Feed Soccer registration is open for enrollment for Fall soccer. You can register at Below is a flyer describing the program. This flyer has also been sent home with Green Folders today. The soccer program has teams for co-ed preK -K, co-ed 1st grade, girls 2nd grade, boys 2nd/3rd, boys 4th/5th, girls 3rd/4th, girls 5th/6th, and cub teams for boys 6th - 8th and girls 7th - 8th. The deadline to register is July 22nd.

Holiday World Trip

Outgoing 5th graders thru outgoing seniors are invited to the West Side Catholic Parishes Holiday World trip on May 29th! Please note that this year we will depart from Resurrection (while other parishes will depart from their home parish) and return to Resurrection for pick up. Deadline for registering for the trip is May 13th. There will be a $20 fee for students registering after the deadline. These forms were emailed for families on Wednesday of this week and can be found attached below. For more info contact Mr. Keith at

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is open to children age 4 through incoming 4th graders for the next school year. This year’s VBS will be held here at Resurrection on June 3-6 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $20.00. Please complete a registration form and return it and the fee to the school or parish office, or drop them in the collection basket (ATTN: Joe Keith) by May 13th.

VBS Volunteers: We are in need of volunteers ages incoming 5th grade to Adult for Vacation Bible School! This year’s VBS will be held here at Resurrection on June 3-6 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. If you are interested, please complete a volunteer registration form or contact Joe Keith at for more information. Please return these forms by May 13th. Thank you!

Please find the Participant and Volunteer forms attached. Thank you!

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Scrip Forms

Please be sure to turn your scrip orders in by 9:00 am each Monday.

Resurrection School Mission Statement

In partnership with our families and our parish community, Resurrection School provides

an outstanding education inspired by Catholic values and built on academic excellence.

We are committed to empowering today’s children to become tomorrow’s leaders.