Resurrection-St. Paul School
News and Notes, April 11, 2021
2020-2021 Be a Light for All to See, Matthew 5:16
Shining the Light at RSPS
Some fun facts about Mr. Shurman include that he played soccer at Salisbury, he has been sky diving before (it was a one and done event), and some of his students think he may have a secret deal with Adidas... he seems to wear a lot of Adidas outfits!
BOOST Application is Open
The 2021-2022 Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Application is open! Applicants have until 11:59 pm on April 30, 2021 to submit applications. Click here to view instructions and start the application.
BOOST provides scholarships for some students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price school meals program (FARMS) to attend eligible nonpublic schools.
The Easter Season Continues!
Rejoice! The Easter Season continues on for 50 days, until Pentecost Sunday, May 23, seven full weeks after Easter Sunday! It is the most important feast in the Christian calendar, even more important than Christmas. Here are some suggestion on how to continue feeding your soul! Consider signing up to receive an inspirational message in your inbox each morning (#4 below), as well as an insightful reflection on each Sunday's Gospel reading (#2 below). These can be shared with your family and friends or used as a catalyst for moments of private prayer.
AoB Theme T Shirt Day and Panther Pantry Collection - Tuesday, April 13th
Remember, the yellow AoB theme t-shirts may only be worn with school uniform PE bottoms. Since it is spring uniform time, students may wear their shirt with either PE shorts or PE pants!
Bag Bingo Donations
We hope you enjoyed your spring break! The Bag Bingo committee decided this year, rather than giving each grade a specific bag to fill, we put together an Amazon wish list for all the bag fillers. You can shop directly for the bag fillers from this link.
We are also asking for any wine, beer, or Spirit donations, and gift cards to local restaurants and stores/shops. Those can be sent via kid mail to the main office Attn: Mrs. Finamore. Any alchohol may be given to Mrs. Martin or Mrs. Finamore in the front of the school buiding at morning drop off.
This is an easy way for families to earn volunteer hours, as there have not been as many in-person volunteer opportunities this year. Remember every $15 spent equals 1 hour of service. So make sure to save those receipts! We thank you so much for your generous donations!
The Student Council is Having a Clothing Collection
All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained (STAND) and you may volunteer ONLY for your child(ren)'s cohort.
Please review the following presentation created by Mrs. Rensberger regarding our COVID-19 policies.
This document also includes the list of ideas, broken out by grade level, to assist in engaging children at recess.
PLEASE DO NOT COME IN IF IT IS RAINING, ALSO, IF THE FEEL LIKE TEMP IS BELOW 32, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO FIND OUT IF OUTDOOR RECESS WILL OCCUR THAT DAY.
To sign up for a recess spot this week please enter your name into the appropriate block on this form. Each cohort may have up to two volunteers per day. click on the form. A form for next week will go out in next Sunday's newsletter.
HSA Sponsored Restaurant Nights
The HSA welcomes RSPS families to patronize restaurants to build community, support the school all while enjoying a socially distance meal.
Expanding our Panther Team!
We are looking for people for the following positions:
- Part-time Grant Manager
- Special Educator
- Math Specialist
- Academic Coordinator
- Part-time Development Position
We are always seeking qualified full-time elementary education teachers, middle school teachers, instructional assistants and substitutes.
If interested, please email Mrs. Rensberger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to come in for a day?
You do not have to be available at the drop of a hat. You can even be picky about which grades you would be comfortable substituting for!
The requirements to apply have been adjusted to allow for more people to qualify. See below for details. Also, feel free to send Mrs. Underwood, email@example.com, an email if you have any questions.
Support the School Through SCRIP
HSA is encouraging all families to participate in the Shop with Scrip fundraiser this year, especially with the cancellation of many fundraisers due to COVID. It is a simple gift card fundraiser. It benefits your family and the school at the same time. The PowerPoint below contains new information about the new app RAISE RIGHT and our school's enrollment code. This video also explains the SCRIP program. Please reach out to Jessica Dove (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post on the RSPS Parent Connect FB page with any questions. Jessica is always happy to help!
RSPS Spirit Wear
For new families and old, spirit wear is a day that kids can come out of uniform yet in their spirit wear of RSPS. It can be any of our theme tshirts (past theme t-shirts are OK to wear for September as we await our 2020-2021 theme shirts), or items from our spirit wear shop.
Which FYI the spirit wear shop is a FUNraiser for our school community! There are tons of amazing items and you can even customize them!
Spirit wear orders can be made here:
Policies and Procedures
Arrival and Dismissal Safety
- all morning arrival traffic should enter from Chatham Rd (please do not skip traffic lanes by cutting through the parking lot)
- only vehicles dropping off students in Grades 3-8 should exit via Paulskirk Drive in the morning
- all traffic for dismissal should enter and exit via Chatham Road
- drive through the parking lot at a safe speed (5 mph or less)
- follow Maryland regulations for children in car and booster seats
- children should be seated properly and buckled until the car is no longer moving
- observe parking lot signage and staff instructions
Thank you for your cooperation keeping our Panthers safe!
Out of State Travel Policy
Effective with the new Order to take effect 3/12/2021 at 5:00 PM OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: Quarantine requirements and other restrictions regarding out-of-state travel will be lifted. A Maryland Department of Health advisory will remain in place continuing to encourage Marylanders to get tested upon their return.
Changing to Distance Learning
Students Who are Quarantining
Please let Julie Rice, email@example.com, to inform her of any close contact exposures, presumptive positive cases, or positive cases in your household so we can coordinate instructional programming and follow all COVID-19 protocols.
VIRTUS Training for all Volunteers
Required training for all volunteers
Due to COVID-19 policies, visitors and volunteers will not be allowed in the building until further notice. We welcome volunteer service that can be done from home.
2020-2021 School Year at a Glance
April 2nd-9th: Easter Break
April 12th: Classes resume
May 31st: No school, Memorial Day
June 2nd: 8th grade graduation
June 8th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 9th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 10th: 12:30 p.m. Last day of school for students, Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 11th: Last day of school for faculty and staff
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.