Resurrection-St. Paul School
News and Notes, May 9, 2021
2020-2021 Be a Light for All to See, Matthew 5:16
Welcome to May! I love the promises and hope spring brings with warming weather, longer days, and beautiful blooms. May is also the month where we honor Mary, our mother, and all the women who dedicate their lives to being the light for their children to see. Today we celebrate all these women in our panther family. Thank you for the gift of you!
We invite everyone to join us tomorrow, virtually, to celebrate our May Mass by visiting our Facebook page for the live feed at 10:00 a.m.. Due to COVID protocols, we will record and send out the video of the outdoor May Crowning tomorrow afternoon.
Next year, we plan to relocate the Mary statue and have the May Crowning in our brand new Rosary Garden and Outdoor Classroom to be located in the grassy area above the parking lot and adjacent to the Grades K-2 wing.
The full scope of the project will include landscaping, hardscaping and outdoor furniture. The garden design will include a brick walkway featuring stepping stones representing the five decades of the Rosary. Benches will be installed to allow for approximately 40 people to sit and would accommodate a full classroom of students. We are so excited to enrich our campus, offer a prayerful space for classes to convene and reflect on our faith journey. Resurrection-St. Paul School has earned a $10,000 grant this year to begin this effort.
On Monday, we will kick off our 3rd annual Day of Giving. The funds raised will fund the development and installation of the Rosary Garden. We would love you to support this project! Please consider donating to this wonderful campaign and by sharing the campaign on your social media and with those who celebrate and support Catholic education.
As Catholics, we are brothers and sisters in Christ, daughters and sons of God. Let us share this passion of who we are and whose we are with the next generation of our faith family through our words, thoughts and actions. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful Catholic and Panther family. Thank you for the opportunity to share in your family's faith and educational journey!
Shining the Light at RSPS!
Mrs. Rubio-Pino is the Spanish teacher for grades PK4 - Grade 4. She is from Chile and her husband is from Spain. This is her third year teaching Spanish at RSPS. Mrs. Rubio-Pino loves
teaching and sharing her native language with the RSPS' students.
Some fun facts about Mrs. Rubio-Pino include:
- Her family is grateful to God that her two children have been able to attend RSPS since Prek4. Now, her daughter is in 6th grade and her son is in 7th.
- She loves to do Zumba.
- Her father was a principal and her mother was a teacher!
Mass this Monday
May is the Month of our Blessed Mother.
A recording of our May Crowning will be pushed out to the community Monday afternoon.
May is a great month to start praying the Rosary. Virtually join the communities from Church of the Resurrection and St. Paul's church on Mondays at 4:00 to say the Rosary.
Meeting ID: 937 370 355
Register NOW for the Virtual 5K and Fun Run!
Join us the weekend of 6/4 for a virtual Family 5K & Fun Run. Register by Wednesday 5/12 to be guaranteed a super soft race t-shirt designed by a RSPS student. We have planned some fun activities this year you won't want to miss!! As a bonus, the students will be able to wear their race t-shirts to our upcoming Field Day!! The race will be $15/adult and $10/student. Don't delay - register today!!!
Gifts of Gratitude for the End of the School Year
Looking for Some New Executive Members of the HSA
Food Truck on Thursdays?
Every Thursday from 4:30-8:00pm in the parking lot of the Church of the Resurrection- St. Paul school off Chatham Road 21042. Different trucks every Thursday! Visit our Facebook page, Valley Mede Food Truck Thursdays, for a list of upcoming trucks!
All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained (STAND) and you may volunteer ONLY for your child(ren)'s cohort. PLEASE WEAR YOUR BLUE VIRTUS CARD WHEN VOLUNTEERING. By wearing the card, staff can easily identify you are here to volunteer.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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.