Resurrection-St. Paul School
Encounter Christ's Presence - Year of the Eucharist
September 19th, 2021
Dear RSPS Families,
Thank you to all who were able to make it to the Back-to-School Nights over the past few weeks. It was great to see so many of you here to meet the teachers and get a peak into the daily life of your child(ren).
You may have noticed that we are trying to streamline our communication this year. We are conscientious of the fact that you are busy, your email is full, and searching for old emails generally leads to frustration and something missed. This weekly newsletter will contain all of the information you need in order to remain connected and abreast of what is going on here at RSPS for the coming week with a look into the next week. Please use this, in conjunction with the school calendar on our website, to find important school updates, volunteer opportunities, announcements and more. If you ever have a question, we encourage you to call the school.
As we enter into week 4 and approach the beginning of fall, we are noticing some inconsistencies with uniforms and the dress code. For example, students wearing non-uniform sweatshirts, nail polish, make-up, and jewelry to name a few.
In a day and age where there is already so much pressure on students, our uniform policy serves to remove the pressure to keep up with the latest and most expensive trends, helps promote an environment of academic achievement through professional dress, and most importantly, helps ensure that we promote our identity as a Catholic school through our outward appearance. We know these can be silly battles at home with your children, but we truly appreciate you reviewing the policies with your children(link below) and your help and cooperation with this.
Finally, please read the important COVID Update letter below from Superintendent, Dr. Hargens, and Chancellor, Mr. Sellinger.
Letter to Parents from Superintendent Hargens and Chancellor Sellinger
Mask Status - 9/20 - 9/24
Flyers & Other Information
Dress Code - Please follow the dress code as mentioned in our Parent-Student Handbook. In particular, please be mindful to remove nail polish and extra jewelry before Monday and wear the correct hair accessories and shoes.
First Fruits for Grades 3 and 4 - Permission slips were sent home with students regarding this service field trip scheduled for the last week of September. Signed permission slips are due back this Friday. (Grade 3 permission slip, Grade 4 permission slip)
Mrs. Day, the band director, will be contacting parents of interested students after the demonstration scheduled for the 21st, but please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Day if you have any questions or need more information regarding the band.
Mrs. Day’s website will also give you more details about the band and signing up our band program: https://sites.google.com/view/band-susanday/home
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 email@example.com or call Helen Gross at 443-838-4091
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!
Looking for a Graphic Designer willing to share their talents for service hours! Please contact Ms. West for additional information.
The Week Ahead 9/20 - 9/24
Monday, September 20th
- Scantron Standardized Testing Begins - See attached file below for parent information.
Tuesday, September 21st
- New student lunch POSTPONED
- 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
- 4-7 PM Fr. Leo's Plating Grace & Grub Food Truck in parking lot
- 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Family Bonfire and I Heard God Laugh Book Discussion
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, however, you may view the mass on Church of the Resurrection's YouTube Channel.
Friday, September 24th
- HSA restaurant kick off - EC Diner
- 12:30 dismissal for students - No Aftercare
- Reminder - Grandparents Day has been postponed
The Week to Follow 9/27 - 10/01
Monday, September 27th
- 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - 8th Grade Parent Meeting at school
- 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - General HSA Meeting at school
Wednesday, September 29th
- First Fruits Farm Service Trip for Grade 4
Thursday, September 30th
- First Fruits Farm Service Trip for Grade 3