Resurrection-St. Paul School
Encounter Christ's Presence - Year of the Eucharist
September 12th, 2021
Dear RSPS Families,
School is now back in full swing with the first week jitters gone, routines established, and homework beginning. Teachers will be in touch with you about the best way for you to access student work, grades, and how teacher-parent communication will happen in their particular class/grade. If you ever have questions, reach out to your child's homeroom teacher and they should be able to help you out. We always look forward to partnering with you.
Yesterday marked the 20 year anniversary of 9/11. On Friday, students and staff joined in a moment of silence and prayer as we remembered the innocent lives lost that day, those who have died in the subsequent war on terror, and all of their families. We will continue to honor and pray for countless sacrifices that our veterans, first responders, and all who put their lives on the line to protect us each day. As Pope John Paul II said in the day following the attacks, "Even if the forces of darkness appear to prevail, those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say."
Please join our school community by praying the following prayer for the anniversary of 9/11.
Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11
O God, our hope and refuge,
in our distress we come quickly to you.
Shock and horror of that tragic day have subsided,
replaced now with an emptiness,
a longing for an innocence lost.
We come remembering those who lost their lives
in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania.
We are mindful of the sacrifice of public servants
who demonstrated the greatest love of all
by laying down their lives for friends.
We commit their souls to your eternal care
and celebrate their gifts to a fallen humanity.
We come remembering
and we come in hope,
not in ourselves, but in you.
As foundations we once thought secure have been shaken,
we are reminded of the illusion of security.
In commemorating this tragedy,
we give you thanks for your presence
in our time of need
and we seek to worship you in Spirit and in truth,
our guide and our guardian.
- Rev. Jeremy Pridgeon
Flyers & Other Information
8th Grade - HSPT Online Prep Program
8th Grade - HSPT In Person Prep Program
Student Council Elections-
Student council elections are coming up! Potential candidates for officer positions (grades 6-8 only) and homeroom representative (grades 5-8 only) need to join the council's Classroom page to sign up. The Classroom code is qts7ytt
There are very specific directions on eligibility and procedures for running for office on the Classroom page. All potential candidates need to complete the appropriate Google Form on the Classroom page and complete all relevant procedures in order to appear on the ballot. The election for officers is this Friday, September 17 (deadline to register for the ballot is Wednesday Sept. 15). Homeroom reps will be elected the following Tuesday, September 21 (deadline to register for the ballot is Monday, September 20). Direct all questions to Mr. Fiumara.
Altar serving training -
All students in grade 5 and up are invited to become altar servers for Resurrection weekend Masses. Altar server training will be on Wednesday, September 22 AND 29 from 4 - 5:30 pm OR Saturday, September 25 AND October 2 from 10 - 11:30 am.
Parents are welcome to attend the sessions if you would like. We also request that parents attend either 5 - 5:30 pm on Sept. 29 or 11 - 11:30am on Oct. 2 for information on various things parents need to know including how the scheduling works. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Helen Gross at 443-838-4091
Student Accident Insurance - For those who may be interested in purchasing insurance.
Our student accident insurance vendor, Bollinger Specialty Group, has experienced on-going technical issues related to the on-line purchase/payment function. In order to complete your student accident insurance purchase please complete the following steps to ensure coverage is purchased:
- Print and complete the form on the last page of this brochure.
- Email printed form to Melissa Mazzola Melissa_Mazzola@rpsins.com
- Mail form along with check within 10 business days to:
- RPS Bollinger
- PO Box 1515
- Morristown, NJ 07962
Coverage commences upon receipt of emailed application with the stipulation that payment is received within 10 business days. Questions may be directed to Cathy O’Brien in the Office of Risk Management email@example.com or (443)263-1950.
Looking for Library Volunteers - Friday mornings from 9:15-10:15
Recess Volunteers needed - Please contact the main office for more information.
Picture Day Heroes (volunteers), play an essential role in helping our school and students have a successful Picture Day. Please reach out to Mrs. Dewey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be a Picture Day Hero and assist us on picture day. In return, you will receive a coupon toward the purchase of your child's portrait package. The time we need help would be from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (generally it doesn't take all day).
The Week Ahead 9/13 - 9/17
Wednesday, September 15th
- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Back to School Night - Grades 1-4. Due to physical space limitations in classrooms, we ask only one parent per student attend.
Thursday, September 16th
- Individual student pictures. Wear school uniform. No PE uniform this day. If your child(ren) has PE this day, please have them pack or wear tennis shoes this day. Visit mylifetouch.com and enter the Picture Day ID: EVTB7ZPMX. Enjoy $30 off at Shutterfly plus a Free 8x8 photo book when you purchase a package online.
- 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Room parent meeting
The Week to Follow 9/20 - 9/25
Monday, September 20th
- Scantron Standardized Testing Begins
Tuesday, September 21st
- New student lunch
- 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. New parent coffee
- Band demonstration for grades 4-8
- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. AoB High School Fair
Wednesday, September 22nd
- 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. I Heard God Laugh book talk
Thursday, September 23rd
- 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Mass and Student council inductions -- due to space limitations, parents and guests will not be able to attend.
Friday, September 24th
- HSA restaurant kick off - EC Diner
- 12:30 dismissal for students
- Reminder - Grandparents Day has been postponed