Resurrection-St. Paul School

Encounter Christ's Presence - Year of the Eucharist

January 30, 2022

Dear RSPS Families,


Today marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. This year's theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Each day we will host events to celebrate different members of the RSPS community from priests, to parents, to students, and teachers. Through these events, we will focus and celebrate the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.


As part of Community Appreciation Day, we have partnered with UMMS to offer another vaccine clinic on Wednesday, February 2nd. The clinic will run from 2:30-6:00 PM in the cafeteria. Booster shots WILL BE available to individuals 12+ and walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 410-328-4250 and press 2. See the attached flyer for more information.


We know there is frustration and confusion about the every changing requirements for vaccines. Currently, students 12 years of age or older are considered fully vaccinated:


  • If they are at least 2 weeks past and within 5 months of their 2nd dose of Covid-19 vaccine.


  • If they are 5 months past their 2nd dose of Covid-19 vaccine and have received a booster dose.


  • Students who have been identified as close contacts of individuals diagnosed with Covid-19 are required to quarantine if they are not fully vaccinated nor have been diagnosed with Covid-19 infection in the past 90 days.


  • Students identified as close contacts who are not fully vaccinated are required to quarantine. Some students required to quarantine may be eligible for the Test to Stay quarantine modification.


  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Nurse Julie Rice.


We hope you have a nice Sunday, and we are looking forward to a great Catholic Schools Week!


Sincerely,


Ryan Hellem

Vaccine Clinic Flyer

Mask Status - 1/31 - 2/4

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.

Johns Hopkins School Culture and Climate Survey

Parents, if you haven't done so, please complete the short survey below by 5 PM on Monday, January 31st.


https://jhuedu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Z9XsEG3jT8T2Vo?Source=Resurrection-St.PaulSchoolParents


This is a great opportunity for us to ask everyone involved in our school about important elements of school life that matter for your child’s success. This deep dive examines five core areas of school culture: academic life, administration and governance, communality, “the whole child,” and organizational identity. Please help provide us feedback by taking the survey below (~10 minutes).

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support of all of us at RSPS!

Flyers & Other Information

Middle School "Tower of Power in Half Hour" Challenge - If your middle school student has not brought in their materials for this challenge, please be sure to bring them in to school.


6th grade = 1 bag of large marshmallows (not jumbo, not flat, not mini)

7th grade = 1 lb box of spaghetti (Must be 'normal' size spaghetti noodles to compete)

8th grade = 1 bag of large marshmallows (not jumbo, not flat, not mini)


Thank you for helping support this fun and exciting day!


HSA is celebrating Parent Appreciation Day next week by launching a Peloton raffle. Get ready, families and friends of RSPS! In honor of Parent Appreciation Day this week, the HSA will be launching a VERY exciting fundraiser on Tuesday, February 1, 2022! Keep an eye on your email and RSPS social media pages for the LIVE link to enter to win your very own Peloton bike! Only 250 tickets will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday! We can't wait to see one lucky winner on the Leaderboard!


Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winner - Conlan Heiser-Cerrato for winning last week's spelling bee! Congratulations as well to runner up Russell David! It was a very rigorous and intense competition and all 20 participants worked hard. Conlan will be representing RSPS at the county level on March 18th during the Howard County Spelling Bee. Yay, Conlan!


RSPS Spirit Store - Check out the RSPS Spirit Store and show your Panther pride. Items can be customized for individual names, sports, and clubs. These make great gifts during the holiday season and part of the proceeds go back to the HSA. Although these are not part of the uniform, we will have two spirit days in school on 1/21 and 3/7.


IF YOUR CHILD(REN) WILL BE ABSENT FROM SCHOOL - Please either complete the absentee form found on our website or leave a message on our attendance line (410)-461-9111 x 250.


Service Hours - Service Hours can now be logged in using the link found on our website.

Please review our Parent/Student Handbook for more details pertaining to service hour obligations.

Club Announcements

  • The Panther Press has published their second issue. Read all the articles here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Note to Library Volunteers - We are no longer in need of library volunteers. If you signed up to volunteer, we appreciate your willingness to help and hopefully we can use your help at a future date.


Join the PantherFest Committee!

RSPS invites you to PantherFest, an adults-only event on Saturday, March 26th at Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville. This event will feature a silent auction, great food, drinks, music and a beer tasting provided by Jason Williams of Oliver Brewing Co. If you are interested in joining the PantherFest committee, please email laurenshutz@gmail.com. An important part of this event is our silent auction. If you know a business willing to contribute please let us know. Tickets to this event will be available for purchase soon. Line up your babysitters now, you will not want to miss this fun night out!


Playground Supervisors - 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! REMINDER - if the feel like temp is below 32 degrees, or if it is raining, recess will be indoors. When recess is indoors, parents are welcome to still volunteer for lunch, but we will not have parents come to the classroom for indoor recess.

CDC Travel Guidance

Here is the link to the CDC's domestic and international travel guidance. If you have any questions, please reach out to nurse Julie Rice.

The Week Ahead 1/31 - 2/4

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Faculty/Staff and students can dress down each day in the themes below or wear their uniform.


Monday, January 31 - Priest/Vocations Appreciation Day

  • USA Day (wear your red, white, blue in honor of the Olympics starting on 2/4)


Tuesday, February 1 - Parent Appreciation Day

  • Jersey Day (wear your favorite team shirt or jersey)


Wednesday, February 2 - Community Appreciation Day

  • Spirit Day (wear your RSPS spirit wear and/or Navy Blue and white)
  • Vaccine Clinic -- 2:30 - 6:00 PM in cafeteria


Thursday, February 3 - Student Appreciation Day

  • Dress down day
  • Mr. John (PK & K) -- 10:15 - 10:45/11 in gym
  • BINGO (1st - 8th grade) Schedule in Cafeteria

  • 9:15-9:45 Grades 3-4

  • 10:00-10:30 Grades 1-2

  • 2:00-2:30 Grades 5-6

  • 2:40-3:10 Grades 7-8


Friday, February 4 - Teacher Appreciation Day

  • 12:30 Dismissal (no Aftercare)
  • Grilled Cheese and Co. Restaurant Day
  • Wear Teacher and Assistant's favorite color
  • Tower of Power Challenge (5th-8th grade) in cafeteria
  • 5 & 7 @ 9:05
  • 8 @ 10:15
  • 6 @ 11:20

The Week to Follow 2/7 - 2/11

Tuesday, February 8th

  • AoB Themed T-shirt day (wear with PE pants)
  • Panther Pantry collection



Contact Information

School phone number: 410-461-9111 ext 241


Attendance line: 410-461-9111 ext 250

Attendance form: Online Form.


School email: office@resstpaul.org


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ResurrectionStPaul