Resurrection-St. Paul School

Encounter Christ's Presence - Year of the Eucharist

November 28th, 2021

Dear RSPS Families,


Happy New Year!


Today is the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year. Pope Francis says that, "Our life becomes beautiful when we wait for a dear one or someone important." During the season of Advent we wait and prepare for the coming of Jesus. Advent is a great time of hope but it also emphasizes prayer, reflection, and penance to help ready our hearts for the full joy of Christmas.


As we enter this season of hope, "...let us transform our hope into the certainty that He whom we await loves us and will never abandon us." - Pope Francis.


Sincerely,


Ryan Hellem

Principal

Reminders from Nurse Julie Rice

Thank you so much for your partnership in reporting the health of your children with us. Your partnership is key and you ARE making a difference and helping to keep our community safe.


Please continue with mitigation strategies both in and out of school: social distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene to name a few.


ALL students should have a minimum of 2 masks with them each day.

Mask Status - 11/29 - 12/3

Resurrection-St. Paul School is in Howard County. The transmission rate is Orange-Substantial. 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.

Flyers & Other Information

Race for Education Summary - We thank all who helped make this fundraiser for our school a great success!!


$60,551.01 raised

486 participants

Gaming Afternoon: Audrey R

Nintendo Switch: Desmond W

Class Party: Ms. Kilduff's 1B ($4,802 raised from 100% participation)


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.


Christmas Gifts of Gratitude -The HSA is proud to offer the Christmas giving program, “Gifts of Gratitude.”


This program provides a convenient way for families to express gratitude to the dedicated faculty and staff that have supported our children in the fall semester. Families make monetary contributions and all of the contributions are pooled to give the faculty and staff member one total sum of money in the form of a check. Here is the link for making contributions. Or, you can visit the school website and click on “Gifts of Gratitude” located on the HSA page. The HSA Gifts of Gratitude Program will be open from November 28, 2021 through December 13, 2021. Simply record your family name and make a contribution that you are comfortable with. Your contribution will be divided amongst all faculty and staff. The Deadline for submitting gifts is December 13, 2021 and your FACTS account will be invoiced (to your oldest child) on December 17, 2021.


Participation is completely voluntary, and if families prefer, email messages of thanks are always welcome!

This is a confidential program and the faculty and staff will not be aware of the individual gift amounts.


NEW CHRISTMAS PAGEANT DATE - Please note the change to our original school calendar regarding the date of the Christmas pageant! The pageant will now be held on Friday, December 17th from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and again from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. We are asking parents in grades K-4 to attend the first performance and parents of those in grades 5-8 to attend the later performance. The pageant will be performed twice and also livestreamed at 1:30 for family and friends.


Pre-K will have a separate date for their Christmas performance. They will preform on Monday, December 20th at 10:00 a.m. Pre-K parents are invited to gather beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria for donuts and coffee before the performance.


HSA Christmas Coffee -Please join your friendly & festive HSA for a "holly jolly" time at our annual Christmas Coffee. This is a beloved school tradition and one of our favorite events of the year! There will be coffee/tea, some light fare, door prizes and plenty of cheer at Kelsey's Restaurant on Friday, December 3rd". Please RSVP by November 30th so there are plenty of pastries for everyone!


Breakfast with Santa - Buy your tickets here - We are excited to announce that Breakfast with Santa will return but in a slightly different format. On Saturday, December 4, from 8 AM -- 12 noon, we will have an opportunity for families to take an outdoor Photo with Santa. In addition, families will have an the option to purchase breakfast. We will offer socially distanced seating under a tent for those who wish to eat breakfast on-site, or breakfast can be ordered to go. Vendors/crafters will be on-site as well as the annual trees and greens sale. Click here to find the flyer giving additional information and how to volunteer for this event. Please contact Chris Orange at corange830@aol.com with any questions.


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

Any family with carryover hours from last school year, will have those hours added to your account by next week. 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Breakfast with Santa Volunteers Needed! - this link will take you to the flyer with details regarding volunteer opportunities for this event.


Annual 5K and Family Fun Run Volunteers Wanted! - Interested in an easy way to get involved? Please join us for our first 5K/Fun Run committee meeting on Tuesday (12/7) at 6pm at RSPS. Look forward to seeing you there!!


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 11/29 - 12/3

Wednesday, December 1st

  • 8th grade HSPT


Friday, December 3rd

  • HSA Christmas Coffee


Saturday, December 4th

  • Breakfast with Santa (8AM - 12PM)

The Week to Follow 12/6 - 12/10

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