Resurrection-St. Paul School
News and Notes
2019-2020 Year to Lead...I Have Called You By Name!
Monday, September 9th
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Back to School Night for Grades 1-4 (The evening will begin with a general meeting in the Church of the Resurrection, classroom visits will following the general meeting)
Tuesday, September 10th
- Online High Schoo Placement Test (HSPT) for 8th graders begins today. You can register online at Baltimore.stsusers.com. Please select Resurrection-St. Paul School as your testing location. We will be administering the HSPT during the school day on campus in December.
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Back to School Night for Grades 5-8 (The evening will begin with a general meeting in the Church of the Resurrection, classroom visits will following the general meeting)
Wednesday, September 11th
Thursday, September 12th
- Student Picture Day - we are still in need of one parent volunteer to assist with this event
Friday, September 13th
- 9:00 a.m. Mass with buddies in the Church of the Resurrection (Grades 1 and 4)
Saturday, September 14th
Sunday, September 15th
Family Income Survey- Documentation/Data Needed for the State of Maryland
Thank you for your support!
We may have an opportunity to secure additional services in reading and mathematics for
our students. You can help us by filling out the Title I Private Schools Family Income
Survey. Please complete this survey for each of your children in Grades PreK 4 through
Grade 12 that attend our school. The completed survey should be returned to your child’s
classroom teacher by September 23, 2019.
To receive additional funding to provide these services, pertinent information must be
shared with your local public school system and the Maryland State Department of
Education. Providing us with the information requested on the survey may help to
increase or maintain the educational services we are now providing our students.
The information requested on this survey will remain at our school and is confidential.
When completing the Title I Private Schools Family Income Survey, please be sure to
select your county or city of residence at the top of the survey and answer questions A
and B. If you are required to complete section C, please be sure to select the box that
reflects the city or county in which you reside.
Thank you for your support and cooperation.
2019-2020 Parent-Student Handbook
School Day Hours
PreK3 – Grade 8 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
½ Day Pre-K3-4 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Arrival Procedures -REVISED
Student arrival by car begins at 8:40 a.m. Students may not enter the school building before 8:40 AM unless attending a pre-approved club or activity.
K through Grade 8 students who arrive by car should enter the school through the lower level link doors.
Pre-K4 students will also be dropped off at the lower level but will be escorted by a faculty member through the doors off of the first-floor entrance near the playground.
PreK-3 Students arriving by car are to be dropped off in the front of school.
Car riders should not enter through the main foyer doors unless they are arriving early for a pre-approved activity or are tardy to school.
Bus riders enter and exit through the front foyer doors. Anyone arriving at school after 9:00 a.m. is considered late and must report to the front office for a late slip before entering their homeroom.
Car riders, Grades K-8, are dismissed through the lower level link doors.
Full day Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 students dismiss from the sidewalk area located next to the playground area.
The ½ day Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 are dismissed at 1:00 p.m. at the side of the school by the cafeteria doors. Students will be escorted out by their teaching assistants.
All cars need to be parked stadium-style facing the building for dismissal. Cars will be dismissed one line at a time by a faculty member.
All car riders should be picked up outside of the school building unless a note is sent in or a phone call is made to the school office necessitating departure from the school foyer.
Students who are not picked up following dismissal will be sent to the school office. Students who are not able to be picked up from the school office by 3:45 p.m. will be sent to the After Care program, where the program’s drop-in fee will be charged.
HCPSS Bus Information
During the first weeks of school, HCPSS Transportation Office requests an audit of ridership to and from school for each allocated bus. They will then reassess the routes and times based on the ridership and traffic trends.
Panther Cafe Grand Opening!
Each table is adorned with a framed copy of the cafe logo and our PBIS expectations clearly articulated. Students were reminded of the behavioral expectations from day one and told that we will all be using our "restaurant manners" in our new Panther Cafe.
The new meal and a la carte options from Abundance Catering are delicious! The reviews from the students, teachers and parent volunteers are all positive!
New Hot Lunch Program-Abundance Catering
Adrien Malick from the Maryland Natural History Museum stopped by RSPS today to donate 23 sets of fossils to AOB schools. His donation will be used in many schools around our Archdiocese to supplement science and STEM programs. Our Mr. Fiumara, in his role as a content area leader for the AOB, will help facilitate the distribution of these amazing fossil sets. Many of the fossils come from right here in Maryland! Thank you Dr. Malick and MNHM for your amazing support!
PBIS Gold Award!!
The students and faculty celebrated with a PBIS rally with Faculty vs. Students Minute to WIn It games. The competition was fierce, but ended in a happy tie!
Check out some of the great feedback we received this week from our families!
Class of 2020 Information
The HSPT Online Registration system is set to open September 10th for students to begin registering.
The online registration link is: Baltimore.stsusers.com
· 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.)
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
Student Council officer election: Friday morning, 9/13
Homeroom rep elections: Wednesday, 9/18
All students wishing to run for student council officer must have this paper signed by their parent/guardian and returned to Mr. Fiumara by Wednesday, the 11th. The petition is attached below.
Silver Knight Chess Club
Hip Hop and Intro to Dance Classes at RSPS
VIRTUS Training for all Volunteers
Required training for all volunteers
September 12th- Student Picture Day
RSPS Referral Program-Earn $500 Tuition Credit!
Home School Association (HSA)
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)
Parking Message from the Parish Office
- Please observe all parking signs.
- Outside the front of school and church
- There are 4 HANDICAPPED parking spots and 5 spots reserved for people needing extra assistance during SPECIAL EVENTS
- People are parking in the handicapped spots for the entire day.
- People are parking in the 5 special event spots for the entire day on Special Event days( Ie. Daily mass in the Church, Holy Days, vigil holy days and funeral days)
- Private Residences
- People are parking outside the private residences for the entire day.
- Outside the Hall Special Needs Parking
- People are parking in these spots for the entire day.
People have told the parish staff that they are going to stop going to Masses held in the church on school days because they do not have the mobility to park in other spots.
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:
- Stuffed Animal Wheel needs your gently used stuffed animals. (Collection will be the last week of September)
- 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!
Fall Festival Game Volunteers
Meals for Priests
You receive volunteer hours for this endeavor & that includes your time buying & prepping the food.
This year, Monsignor John and Fr. Tyler have requested 2 meals total delivered weekly on Thursdays (different from Mondays last year), and do appreciate leftovers time to time if there is more. If you would like your containers back, put your name on them and they will be returned to the conference center.
If you are interested, please use the following link and access code to sign up:
Access code: RSPSMeals4Clergy2019
If you have any questions, please contact Rob Sommerville at email@example.com.
Save the Date- Catholic Daughters of America Craft and Bake Sale November 24th
Craft and Bake Sale
Craft Fair and Bake Sale coming soon to Resurrection! Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 24, for this year's annual Catholic Daughters event. From 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Resurrection Church Hall.
You can pick up handmade items for everyone on your Christmas list and find delicious baked goods for your Thanksgiving table.
If you are a crafter, now is the time to rent tables for just $25.00 each.
For more details and to get an application for a table rental, please contact Helen Nycum at 410-461-6710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.