Resurrection-St. Paul School
Encounter Christ's Presence - Year of the Eucharist
November 7th, 2021
Dear RSPS Families,
I hope you are enjoying the fall weather and the extra hour of sleep today.
Last week, the CDC and FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old. We are working with The Johns Hopkins Hospital to set up a vaccine clinic for our students before Thanksgiving break. The date, time, and details are still being worked out, but we are hopeful that we can get you this information to you early this week.
Thank you to all who donated and/or shared our link with families and friends during our Race for Education. This was our most successful Race for Education ever raising over $60,000 for our school! We are humbled by your generosity and grateful for your support.
I hope you have a wonderful rest of your Sunday, and go purple team!
Mask Status - 11/8 - 11/12
*** Mandatory Masking for 7 days to ensure Transmission Level has stabilized at Moderate Transmission Level or below as measured by the State of Maryland 7 Day Moving Average for Cases per 100K. Transmission level exceeded 7.1 Cases per 100K for 1 day during the week of November 1-5.
Flyers & Other Information
Grant and Aid Application Opens November 1st - Tuition grant and aid is a need-based analysis of the cost of education vs. a family’s ability to pay and these awards do not need to be repaid.
Chick-Fil-A My School Cares Toy Drive will begin this week. The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.
Lifetouch Pictures UPDATE -Lifetouch had a technical problem with their data, which caused a delay in getting the pictures to the lab for processing. We have been in communication with them to confirm a delivery date and as of last Friday they are still unable to offer us a date.
We will notify you as soon as we have a confirmed date. The picture packages/proofs will go home in kid mail as soon as we receive them. The retake/make up day is still scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17 pending arrival of the pictures.
Bare Bones Restaurant Night Flyer for Tuesday, November 9th
Walk for the Homeless - The walk will now take place on November the 9th.
On November 9th, please send in $1 with each student to donate to support the cold weather shelter at St. Paul Church. Checks can be written to St. Paul Church.
Thank you for your support in continuing this RSPS tradition. We have raised more than $21,000 over the last fifteen years for this outreach project.
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 Announcement - 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. Additional information on how to purchase tickets will be coming soon. Please contact Chris Orange at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Art to Remember
Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. There are over 60 products and many are less than $15. These make great gifts and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Click on the link and enter the online order code shown on your child's order form, which should arrive around Nov. 12. Or you can search for your child's artwork by name at any time by clicking the link. Have fun shopping and thank you for your enthusiasm and support!
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.
Looking for Library Volunteers - Friday mornings from 9:15-10:15
Recess Volunteers needed - 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!
The Week Ahead 11/8 - 11/12
Monday, November 8th
Tuesday, November 9th
- Panther Pantry Collection
- Walk for the Homeless ($1 donation) - in class prayer service
- Students should wear their AoB themed t-shirt and PE pants (Shirts will come home on Monday)
- Bare Bones Restaurant Night
Thursday, November 11
- Veterans Day Prayer Service (this service will not be streamed)
Friday, November 12
- Oysters and the Bay (4th-8th grade in school presentation)
The Week to Follow 11/15 - 11/19
Tuesday, November 16th
- 4:00 - 4:45 Mural Exhibit Walk Through for 4th grade families.
Wednesday, November 17th
- Picture Re-take and Make-up day