Resurrection-St. Paul School

News and Notes

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

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Monday, September 30th

  • No school for students-Faculty and Stay Retreat
  • Thank you to the HSA for providing breakfast for the faculty and staff retreat

Tuesday, October 1st

Wednesday, October 2nd

  • Restaurant Night at Chik-Fil-A on Executive Park Drive- See Flyer in HSA section of the newsletter

Thursday, October 3rd

Friday, October 4th

  • No hot lunch service today. Please pack a lunch for your student. Students will be eating in their classrooms.
  • BoxTop Out of Uniform Day for students whose family turn in 10 BoxTops are participating in the on-line BoxTop collection.
  • 9:00 a.m. Mass for Grades 2 and 5

Saturday, October 5th

  • Fall Festival

Sunday, October 6th


Technology Fee- From the Business Office.

The school board approved a $125 technology per child to be assessed for Grades 3 through 8. This billing will be posted to your FACTS incidental billing account on October 4th, with a due date on October 31, 2019.

Race for Education Sign-up Genius for Volunteers






We are in need of volunteers for set up, clean up, water station, snow cone station and race course marshals. Volunteers must wear their STAND cards.

Any questions, please email Stephanie Finamore at

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups

It's that time of year again! Parent-teacher conferences at RSPS will be held on from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9th, and Thursday, October 17th

This year the 2nd grade teachers will meet as a team. Both Ms. Frederick and Mrs. Warehime will be present for all second grade conferences.

Also, Mrs. Horstkamp and Mrs. Valenze will meet as the kindergarten team. If you wish to make a kindergarten conference, just schedule it with Mrs. Horstkamp. It is not necessary for middle school parents to meet with homeroom teachers unless there is a need to see the teacher.

We will again be using Pickatime (the same website as last year) for scheduling parent-teacher conferences. The Pickatime link will be sent out to families on October 1st.

The system will only allow one conference per teacher per email address. If you have more than one student (twins or siblings) with the same teacher and need additional conferences with a teacher, please email me ( the preferred time for your conferences and he will be happy to help.

Time slots tend to fill up quickly, so don't wait too long.

No Cafeteria Lunch Service on October 4th- Please prepare a bagged lunch for your student

We are so excited about our annual Fall Festival on October 5th. To prepare all the wonderful homemade foods for that event and to decorate the cafeteria, the volunteers need access to the kitchen and cafeteria all day. As partners in this effort, we fully support their work.

Students will be eating in their classrooms on Friday, October 4th. There will not be food service from Abundance Catering on this day. If you have already pre-ordered for this day, your accounts will be refunded.

Please make sure your child has a bagged lunch for Friday, October 4th. Thank you!

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BoxTop Out of Uniform Day-October 4th

The BoxTop Out of Uniform Day is for students whose family turn in 10 BoxTops are participating in the on-line BoxTop collection.

The Out of Uniform and Personal Appearance policies will be adhered to, please make sure your student's out of uniform attire is compliant with these policies.

Attire on these days should be appropriate for Resurrection-St. Paul School. Students will be asked to call home for a change of clothes if the administration or faculty deems that any article of non-uniform day clothing is suggestive or inappropriate.

  • Shorts may not be worn on non-uniform days during the months of November-March.

  • If shorts or skirts are worn to school on a non-uniform day they must be long enough to come to the fingertips of the student who is wearing them when their arms are extended downward against their sides.

  • No Pajama bottoms

  • Leggings and yoga pants can be worn with tops that come down over the hips

  • Flip-flops, boots, clogs, Uggs or sandals should never be worn to school. Students may only wear gym shoes, school shoes, or appropriate closed toe, low heel dress shoes to school on non-uniform days.

Back to School Night Annual Fund Campaign Update

Thank you to those who have already supported The RSPS Fund. We are excited to report that as of today, we have raised $10,000 of our $25,000 annual fund goal.

As discussed at Back to School Night, the annual fund is not a new campaign or unique to our school. Like all other private educational institutions, RSPS relies on the annual fund to help us offer competitive tuition, retain talented faculty, provide outstanding academics and offer extraordinary enrichment programs that make the RSPS experience so meaningful for our students.

At the end of October, the annual fund campaign will begin with letters, social media posts and outreach efforts. Donations can be made online, by check, cash or through your FACTS account. In order to realize our goal, we are recommending a $250 gift per family, but appreciate any gift amount. Gift amounts of $250 or more will be recognized on a donor wall at the spring gala and donors will be invited to attend a principal’s reception at the conclusion of the campaign.

Visit to make a gift or contact Stephanie Finamore with any questions.

A Note from Our Morning Drop-Off Helpers

May we suggest you try to get your young person to gather their belongings are you come into the parking lot to make exiting your vehicle more time-efficient. Also, you don't need to exit your vehicle to assist with items unless absolutely necessary. This will help move things along much more quickly. Thank you for helping us in our efforts to help the students out of the vehicles safely and off to class for a great day!

STEM Opportunity for Middle School Females

Saturday, October 5, 2019, Stevenson University hosts Expanding Your Horizons: STEM Career Discovery Day from 9-3! This is for girls in middle school. Click here for information.

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-Updated

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

We are finally here! Your child’s 8th 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.

October 4th – 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 am – 12 pm. (All students, including those not taking the test are to come to school this day.)

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

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

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

February – Receive High School Admissions Decisions/Scholarships

March – Register for Catholic High Schools

March 23rd -27th – Standardized Testing

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 6-8 pm. (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 28th – Retreat at Friary

May 28th – 8th grade dinner 5:30 to 7:30 (for students and parents only)

May 29th – 10:00 am 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass (Last School Mass)

June 1st – 8th Grade trip to Hershey Park 7:45 am –6:15 pm

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

Archdiocese of Baltimore High School Fair at RSPS October 14th

The Archdiocese of Baltimore, in collaboration with our Catholic high schools, will continue to host fairs at local Catholic elementary schools. These fairs begin at 6:00 pm with an open portion, where participating high school representatives host an exhibit table with admissions information. Individual break-out sessions follow, where families can attend presentations from up to two high schools of choice. The final break-out session concludes at 8:05 pm. Students of all ages enrolled in any school are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. Contact Laura Mooney with any questions.

Club Sign-up

RSPS Cross Country

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Panther Press

Greetings Inquiring Minds,

Do you like to know what’s going on and share your knowledge with others? Are you a good communicator? Are you responsible and able to meet deadlines? If so, then we need your skills and talents on the Panther Press! If you (or your child) want to be a member of the intrepid staff of reporters on our school newspaper, please fill out the attached form making sure to include an accurate parent email address and phone number where requested and attend our first meeting on Wednesday, September 25 from 3:30 – 4:15 in room 207. Subsequent meetings will be Wednesdays after school.

Panther Press Registration

FIRST LEGO League, Jr. Robotics Club

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams research a real-world problem and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO WeDo 2.0® technology. Then, they showcase their work at a regional expo (held on various dates - our specific date TBA).

Who: Open to all students in grades 2-4
Where: Innovation Lab
When: Every Monday from 3:30-4:30 pm starting 9/30 and running until after the JLL Expo (date TBA, usually at the end of February or early March)
Cost: $50 per student (checks payable to RSPS with Robotics in memo line) - Please do not send payment until your spot has been confirmed. We are limited to 18 students.

Please fill out the information below and return to Mrs. Wells as soon as possible! Spaces are limited

Please note:
It is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian to discuss health concerns or medications a student might require with before or after school activity or club moderator and to make arrangements for supervision, or medication administration prior to the start of the activity or club. I am aware that medications provided to the school nurse are only available for use for my child during regular school hours and are not available for use before or after school hours.

Register here:


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Silver Knight Chess Club

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Volunteers Needed-Earn Your Service Hours

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.

Morning Drop-Off Volunteer Opportunity

Lifeguards needed for the morning Car Pool!

Consider diving into the fray one day a week by helping students exit their vehicles. It's a great way to earn service hours as well as practice your lifeguard skills!

However, like any good lifeguard you have to be trained which means you will need to

do the Virtus background program in order to obtain your "lifeguard pass." More

information available by contacting Joanne Dewey at

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!

First Fruit Farms

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Upcoming Events

October 8th -Lunches for the Homeless

October 9th-9:00-12:00 Race for Education,

12:30 p.m. Dismissal (No bus service home),

1:00-5:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 11-18th -Scholastic Book Fair

October 14th -AOB High School Fiar at RSPS 6:00-8:00 p.m.

October 17th- 12:30 p.m. Dismissal (No bus service home),

1:00-5:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences

Home School Association (HSA)

The HSA Scoop 9/30-10/6

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HSA Committee Contacts

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Save Money and Raise Funds for RSPS While Shopping with SCRIP!

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Chik-Fil-A Restaurant Night-October 2nd

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Used Uniform Sale

Used Uniform Update

Fall Uniforms will begin on Friday, November 1, 2019. In preparation for the change, the HSA will have the following used uniform sales:

  • Back to School Social. Friday, October 11th. Uniform sale will run from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences. Thursday, October 17th from 1:30 -4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in assisting in these sales (and earning volunteer hours) please contact Kachana Perera Thank you!

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

2nd Grade Sacrament Preparation Registration

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Altar Servers Needed

Girls and boys entering fifth grade and older are eligible to become altar servers. The upcoming training sessions are:

Wednesday 10/16 AND 10/19, from 4 – 5:30 pm


Thursday, 10/10 AND 10/17 from 6:30 - 8 pm

Please R.S.V.P. to Fr. Tyler Kline, 410-989-5235 or by Oct. 7.

Students will be met at the office for the Wednesday sessions at 3:45 pm and escorted to the church.

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.
  • 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!

Community Fall Festival Stuffed Animal Donation

We will be collecting stuffed animals from now until the Fall Festival

Tara DeCapite will be the point person collecting the animals.

We will be collecting *gently* used stuffed animals at drop off on October 1st and October 2nd for the Fall Festival.

Thank you!

Fall Festival Game Volunteers

1 hour= 2 volunteer/service hours!
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RSPS Resources

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!

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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Prayer Requests

For the souls of

  • Audrey Bethke, great grandmother of Sal Bellafiore
  • Rose Mancuso, great grandmother of Max, Alex, and Emily Wisniewski

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.

No School for Students on September 30th -Faculty Retreat