Resurrection-St. Paul School

Encounter Christ's Presence - Year of the Eucharist

October 31st, 2021

Dear RSPS Families,

It's hard to believe that it is already Halloween! As we get closer to the end of the first trimester (11/23), please continue checking PowerSchool and Google Classroom as well as communicating with your student's teacher. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our teachers if you have questions about what is going on in the classroom or what should be going on at home. We want to partner with you and be able to provide the best support possible for the success of your child(ren).

A huge thank you to the HSA and all of the room parents who volunteered their time helping to make the Halloween parties a fun affair. As you can imagine, a day like Friday is a teacher's worst nightmare -- a rainy day + indoor recess + candy + Halloween -- but the room parents stepped up big time and the day couldn't have turned out better. Thank you to all who sent in treats, supplies, made costumes, and helped in any way make the day a great success!

As you prepare for your Halloween festivities, please join us in prayer asking God to protect everyone this evening.

Prayer for Halloween

God of Laughter and Joy,

We turn to You in the way of our ancient ancestors, grateful for the abundance of food and festivity that surrounds us at this time of year.

Keep all children safe as they embark on their Halloween revels.

Light their way through the dark night and enfold them in love.

May the real treat in their lives be grace that multiplies in depth and breadth as they grow older.

We pray this will all the saints in heaven.


Have a fun and safe All Hallows Eve!


Ryan Hellem


Mask Status - 11/1 - 11/5

Resurrection-St. Paul School is in Howard County. The transmission rate is Yellow-Moderate***. Masking is mandatory this week at our school. Thank you for your partnership and vigilance to ensure the safety and well-being of our school community.

*** 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 2 consecutive days during the week of October 24th-30th.

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.

Winter Uniform Begins on Monday - Please consult the School Handbook for details (pgs 84-86). Students should not mix and match the summer and winter uniform.

- 6-8 grade boys will be allowed to wear their short/long sleeved button-down collar shirt w/ logo and the navy/red/grey striped tie OR their white polo w/ logo.

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.

School Directory Opt Out - We are preparing to upload the Family Directory. Please complete this form ONLY IF YOU CHOOSE TO NOT HAVE YOUR INFORMATION INCLUDED. Responses are due by Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Picture Retake Day - Will NOT be on the 27th. The Picture Retake and Make Up Day is being rescheduled to Wednesday, November 17. The schedule change is due to a production issue with Lifetouch that has caused a delay in getting the picture packages and proofs to us. We will send additional information prior to the 17th on how to schedule a make up or retake session. Our PK classes that meet on M/W/F will be included in the retake day automatically.

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.

Women's ACT Retreat - November 11 - 14

Club Announcements

RSPS Choir - Calling all singers in grades 4-8! Choir rehearsals will be held on Tuesday mornings in the music room from 8:00-8:45 starting on October 26. The choir will sing for each school Mass and other performing opportunities will be announced.

Sign up here and bring the completed club contract form that Mrs. Ballenger gave you on Tuesday.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Ballenger at

Earthlings Environmental Club - a STEM club currently open to students in grades 5 - 8. Visit the link for additional details.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 11/1 - 11/5

Monday , November 1st

  • Winter uniform begins
  • Mass 10 AM led by the 7th grade (grades 5-8 will be in the church) - We are unable to have parents/guests join us due to space limitations.
  • 7th Grade Saints Wax Museum - 2:00 - 3:00 PM (church and hall) 7th grade parents are invited to come from 2:45 to 3:15.
  • Grant and Aid Application Opens

Tuesday, November 2nd

  • Open House for prospective families

Friday, November 5th

  • Race for Ed - Dress Down for participants

The Week to Follow 11/8 - 11/12

Monday, November 8th

  • Chick-Fil-A: My School Cares Toy Drive begins

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

Thursday (11/11)

  • Veterans Day Prayer Service

Friday (11/12)

  • Oysters and the Bay (4th-8th grades) details to come

Contact Information

School phone number: 410-461-9111 ext 241

Attendance line: 410-461-9111 ext 250

Attendance form: Online Form.

School email: