Resurrection-St. Paul School

News and Notes

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

Monday, September 23rd

  • 6:00 p.m. 8th Grade parent meeting in the media center
  • 7:00 p.m. HSA General Meeting, special guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Nail re: Child Anxiety

Tuesday, September 24th

Wednesday, September 25th

  • Race for Education mailers due

Thursday, September 26th

  • Race for Education for students that have turned in their mailers

Friday, September 27th

  • Grandparents' Day
  • 12:30 p.m. Dismissal
  • No bus service home
  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Gym
  • 11:15 a.m. Prayer service in the Church of the Resurrection

Saturday, September 28th

Sunday, September 29th

Happy Birthday, Mr. Buctha!


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UPDATE: No Bus Service Home on 9/27/19, 12:30 p.m. Dismissal

This is a correction from last week's newsletter. The 12:30 p.m. dismissal day and no bus service home is for Friday, September 27th, not the 26th as previously published.
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RSPS Celebrates Our Grandparents on September 27th!

RSPS Students

Please invite your grandparents to spend the morning with you on Friday, September 27th. We will celebrate with classroom activities and a special prayer service. It is sure to be a day to remember!

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. - Donuts, Coffee and Milk in Gymnasium

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - Prayer, Pledge and Welcome

9:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. - Classroom Activities

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Prayer Service in Church

12:30 p.m. - Dismissal

If your grandparents are unavailable, you are welcome to invite a special family member or friend in their place.

Please RSVP with the number of grandparents attending by 09/25. Students should not be included in the count.

Race for Education

Your Race for Education packets acme home with your students this week. The mailers are due this Wednesday.

Students that turn in their mailers will be able to be out of uniform on Thursday.

No School for Students on September 30th -Faculty Retreat

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!

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

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

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

September 23rd- 8th Grade Parent Meeting in the media center 6:00-7:00 p.m. (General HSA Meeting with a guest speaker to follow)

September 27th – 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 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (All students are to come to school this day.)

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

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

January 31st – 8th Grade vs. Faculty Basketball game 11:00 a.m. in the school gym (12:30 p.m. dismissal day.)

February – Receive High School Admissions Decisions/Scholarships

March – Register for Catholic High Schools

March 23rd -27th – ITBS Standardized Testing for Grades 2-8, on campus

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 6:00-8:00 p.m. (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 27th – Graduation practice (during the school day).

May 28th – Retreat at Friary

May 29th – 10:00 a.m. 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass (Last School Mass)

June 1st – 8th Grade trip to Hershey Park 7:00 a.m.– 8:30 p.m.

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

HSPT Prep Class for 8th Graders

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Club Sign-up

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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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Kidz Art Club

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Silver Knight Chess Club

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Hip Hop and Intro to Dance Classes at RSPS

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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.
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Grandparents' Day-Sign-Up Genius

Please join us in welcoming our beloved grandparents to RSPS on Friday, September 27th. Any amount of time you can share is much appreciated!

Click on the Sign-up Genius below for volunteer opportunities:

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Breakfast With Santa Meeting

Breakfast with Santa meeting on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. It will be in one of the MP rooms.

We are looking for any volunteers to help again this year as well as the chairs of the different committees within BWS to attend.

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!

Upcoming Events

October 4th -Boxtops for Education Out of Uniform Day

October 5th- Fall Festival

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.

Home School Association (HSA)

H.S.A General Meeting

The HSA's General Meeting will be on Monday, September 23rd at 7 pm. in the Media Center.

Dr. Jennifer Nail will be doing a presentation on childhood anxiety, and the School Board President, Dave Kociolek, will be reviewing information for the current school year.

HSA meetings are a wonderful way to become more involved in the school, and we hope to see you there! We are also looking for more parent volunteers in several of the fundraising committees. Please review the attached list and reach out if you're interested!

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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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Restaurant Nights -Save the dates-More to come!

9/18- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

10/2- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

10/16- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

10/22- Peace of Pizza in Catonsville

10/28- Subway 9275 Baltimore National Pike

11/6- Chipotle Ellicott City

11/20- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

12/4- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

12/10- Subway 9275 Baltimore National Pike

12/18- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

1/7- Subway 9275 Baltimore National Pike

1/15- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

2/5- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

2/19- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

3/4- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

3/18- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

4/15- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

4/28- Subway 9275 Baltimore National Pike

5/6- Chick Fil A (Executive Park Drive)

5/20- Grilled Cheese & Company (Catonsville location & Columbia Mall location)

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.

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.