Resurrection-St. Paul School

News and Notes, May 30, 2021

2020-2021 Be a Light for All to See, Matthew 5:16

Announcements

Shining the Light at RSPS!

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Mrs. Luksic

Mrs. Luksic is an aide in the first grade classroom. She works hard along side Mrs. Schwing to make sure all the students are prepared for their day and have access to any additional help they may need during the course of the school day. For 15 years, Ms. Luksic has arrived to work at school everyday with a smile on her face.


Some fun facts about Mrs. Luksic include:


  • She grew up on a dairy farm in Ireland.
  • She moved to the US almost 30 years ago!
  • She lived on Long Island for many years and is a big Buffalo Bills fan!

Trinity Sunday

Today, as a church, we celebrate Trinity Sunday. Today’s feast invites us to live in the awareness of the presence of the Triune God within us: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The mystery of the Holy Trinity is the greatest mystery of our Faith. For more information about this mystery click here.
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A Warrior's Prayer-Remember and Pray for the Fallen

Heavenly Father, Almighty God. Our Nation’s Warriors have valiantly served our Country through their own selfless sacrifice. They have given more than most can comprehend to defend freedom, protect liberty and save lives. They now carry the burdens of that sacrificial service. We ask, Heavenly Father, that you send them the Holy Spirit, so that they may find in Your Son Jesus, our Brother, peace and hope. We pray also that these Warriors can find healing for their pain, scars, loneliness and that their fears may be laid to rest by Your Son, our Great Comforter. Through the intercession of Fr. Vincent Capodanno, MM, may these Warriors know Jesus, that He is always with us sharing in our burdens and providing the peace that nothing else on Earth can offer. Lead these Warriors to the Cross, which may appear as an object of suffering and failure but in reality is the source of our salvation. In the words of Fr. Capodanno, we say “Stay quiet, Warrior. You will be Ok. Someone will be here to help you soon. God is with us all this day.” Prepare us Lord, to be a willing vessel in providing peace and hope to all those you place on our heart and on our path. We ask these things in your name dear heavenly Father, amen.

Friday, June 4th - Virtual 5K

For those who registered early, the t-shirts for virtual students will be available for pick-up starting after lunch on June 3rd. For in-person learners, shirts will be sent home with those students on Thursday.

Popsicles for Field Day - Tuesday, June 8

The ingredients are listed below for the popsicles that will be offered to students as a treat on field day. If you prefer your student not have the popsicle, please let his/her homeroom teacher know.
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Calling All Landscaping Architects!

If you are a landscaping architect and would like to help with the development of our Rosary Garden/ Outdoor Education Area, please contact Mrs. Stephanie Finamore, sfinamore@resstpaul.org.

Recess Volunteers

All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained (STAND) and you may volunteer ONLY for your child(ren)'s cohort. PLEASE WEAR YOUR BLUE VIRTUS CARD WHEN VOLUNTEERING. By wearing the card, staff can easily identify you are here to volunteer.


Please review the following presentation created by Mrs. Rensberger regarding our COVID-19 policies.

Recess: COVID-19 Protocols


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.

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 (jmdove4@gmail.com) or post on the RSPS Parent Connect FB page with any questions. Jessica is always happy to help!

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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:


http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/maryland/ellicottcity/resurrection-st.-paul-school?fbclid=IwAR2269i0rktGcl5BpD7f6QW57RUITOq4YoV0Dm77u_GdMRPGov8xGpxIsc0

Academics

Policies and Procedures

Arrival and Dismissal Safety

In order to keep our students, faculty, staff, and families safe please adhere to the following:


  • 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!

Afternoon Pick-Up

We are asking everyone who arrives to school after dismissal has started, to please park up by the playground area. This will help ensure the safety of our students!


Thank you!

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.

Changing to Distance Learning

Please read the attached letter that was sent out to families on March 26th.

Students Who are Quarantining

If students must quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure, they may participate in classes as distance learners until they have been cleared to return to school.


Please let Julie Rice, jrice@resstpaul.org, 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

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 Joanne Dewey at jdewey@resstpaul.org if you need further assistance or have any questions.


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

May 31st: No school, Memorial Day


June 2nd: 8th grade graduation mass at 5:00 p.m.


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

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.

Wednesday, June 2, Grilled Cheese and Co. Restaurant Night

How about Grilled Cheese for dinner tonight? You may stop by the Catonsville or Gambrills location or get it delivered through DoorDash or GrubHub. Just note RSPS in the comments section.