August 2018  Res Connection 
Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

Start of school information, including  fall athletic tryouts, 
start dates and back to school events are listed below. 

2018-19 School Year Info
A preview of the Resurrection  2018-19 academic calendar  is linked below, 
with information about start dates and holidays and exam schedules.  

Emergency Contact & Medical Forms
Completed  Emergency Contact forms and  Medical Forms are now due.  Please remember, updated forms must be submitted annually.   Also, in order to comply with the State of Illinois, the  Class of 2019 (seniors) must also submit proof of 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine by  October 152018-19 Forms are available here.

Summer Office Hours
8 am to noon Monday  to Thursday ( closed on Friday, August 3)
Regular office hours resume on Monday, August 6.
Regular hours for the Main Office are Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

2018-2019 Tuition Payments
Tuition payments are due by the first of each month.  A ll families should have registered with FACTS by now.  If not, please do so immediately or you will be automatically registered by  August 15.  Also, th e mandatory fundraising fee per family is $250 as was stated in the letter mailed in February regarding the tuition rate, etc. for the 2018-2019 school year. The amount was mistakenly listed as $200 on the 2018-2019 Financial Obligation Form. We apologize for this error.
Book Lists & Summer Reading
Book lists and summer reading packets are available for all class levels. 
2018-19 Book Lists
The Resurrection online bookstore, in conjunction with Follett, 
is available  at

The online bookstore for 2018-19 books opened on July 10, 2018.

2018-19 Uniforms
Uniform and dress code information,  including a link to
the Dennis Uniform shop, is available 

2018-19 Work/Study Program
Spaces are still available for students to participate in the Resurrection Work/Study Program, which offers students the ability earn additional tuition assistance by cleaning classrooms after school.  Students are awarded $8 per day that they clean.  Generally, the students work approximately 45 minutes per day. Their tuition accounts are credited with the aid at the end of the first and second semesters.   Preference will be given to freshman and sophomore students since they usually cannot find jobs in the workplace.  Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and are available HERE .

Fall Athletic Tryouts
 Tryouts for Fall Athletics , including Cross Country, Golf, Swim, Tennis, and Volleyball 
begin August 8, 2018. Volleyball and golf tryouts begin August 8 and all other fall sports tryouts begin the following week.  Online registration  must be completed by a parent before tryouts, and a current physical 
must be on file in the athletic office.

Please note, a Fall Athletic Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, August 20 at 7 pm.

Orchesis Tryouts
Tryouts for the Resurrection Orchesis dance team will be Thursday, August 23.  Students who plan to tryout should attend the Orchesis clinics on Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22. Contact Ms. Molly McLoughlin at with any questions.

Start of School

Wed, Aug 15  Freshmen Orientation Day 1  from  7:30 am to 3 pm
Thur, Aug 16 - Freshmen Retreat from 8:15 am to 3 pm
Thur, Aug 16 - Transfer Student Orientation from 8 am to noon
Fri, Aug 17 - Freshmen Orientation Day 2 from 7:30 am to 3 pm 
Fri, Aug 17  -  Freshmen Family Social  from 6:30 to 7  pm
Freshmen families - meet school administrators and other families before you drop your daughter off at the Freshman Mixer! Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to by Monday, August 13.
Fri, Aug 17 - Freshmen Mixer from 7 pm to 10 pm
Sat & Sun, Aug 18 & 19 -  Resurrection at Edison Park Fest 
Seeking Students & Parent Volunteers! 

Mon, Aug 20  - Classes begin for all students
Reminder to students: use Student Entrance, Door #8, off main parking lot.
Thurs, Sept 6  - New Parent Information Session from 6 to 6:45 pm
Thurs, Sept 6 - Back to School Night  for all parents  from 6:45 pm - 9 pm

Fundraising Packets  will be sent home with students in late August or early September.  You will be notified to ask your student for this important packet of information as these packets will contain your Mandatory Cash Raffle Tickets as well as Walk-a-Thon pledge forms. 

Student Drop-off & Pick-up Reminder 

Students are to use door #8 in the morning to enter the building before school.
Drop-off is in the main parking lot by the gym at the entrance to door #8. No students are to use the Main Entrance unless they are arriving after the school day begins and door #8 is locked.

After school, pick-up is outside door #3 and door #8. For the safety of students and emergency vehicle access, the drives are to remain clear of standing traffic. Drivers must pull into a parking space to wait for their students. This will help alleviate traffic congestion and make the parking lot and drives much safer for those students who are walking to meet rides or leaving our campus.  

Students remaining in school after the school day ends are to be under the direct supervision of a faculty or staff member. The academic area of the building closes at 4:15 pm 
Students waiting for a ride after 4 pm are to wait outside the Main Office by door #1.

Seeking Student & Parent Volunteers

Resurrection at  Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018

Seeking student & parent volunteers to help at the Resurrection booth at Edison Park Fest for a 1-2 hour shift  on Saturday between 11 am - 3:30 pm or Sunday between 11:00 - 2 pm. Student Ambassadors, parents and new families are welcome! Please contact  Ms. Kat Angelini at or 773.775.6616 Ext 140 to volunteer for a shift or with any questions.

Fall 2018 Adult Enrichment Course
America at a Crossroads
Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
September 4, September 18, October 9, October 23

The cost is $50 - to register for the course, please contact Alisa Martorano
at 773.775.6616 Ext 142 or

As American citizens, and as adults with a moral obligation towards future generations, we cannot stand idly by as history unfolds before us. As we approach the mid-term elections, Mr. Mike Longo presents the next adult enrichment course, America at a Crossroads.

The books that will be used in the course include Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright and The Soul of America by Jon Meacham. These two authors give their perspective on where we stand as a nation during this particular time of human history. Along with the perspectives of Albright and Meacham, the class will be looking at the speeches and writings of Pope Francis as he addresses some of the social issues facing our world today.

The course will be offered at Resurrection College Prep High School and will be taught by Resurrection faculty member Mike Longo, Religious Studies teacher and Chamber Orchestra director, who holds a Master's degree in Music and Humanities from DePaul University and a Master's degree in Religious Studies from Loyola University.

6th Annual  Best Ball Scramble Golf Outing
sponsored by the Resurrection College Prep Men's Club
Sunday, September 9, 2018
at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course 
6700 West Howard Street 
Niles, Illinois 60714 

Men, women, alumnae and families welcome!
7:30 am check-in & 8:30 am shot-gun start
Followed by an excellent buffet-style lunch, including 
six different entrees, two salads and dessert 
$95 per golfer or
$35 lunch only option 
9 holes of golf, lunch and raffle ticket 

* Includes green fees, cart, coffee and donuts at check-in & lunch
* Longest drive, closest to the pin, and other contests! 

College Night - save the date! 
   Resurrection's annual  College Night  will be held on
 Tuesday, September 11, 2018  at 7 pm. 

Mark your calendars - juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged 
to attend with their parents.


Grandparents' Day Dinner

Parents, please note that these invitations will be mailed directly to all
current grandparents in our database in mid-August. 

Northwest Hunger Walk
Sunday, September 30, 2018
 at Resurrection College Prep High School
Sign in at 1:00 pm - Step off at 1:30 pm
Participants are encouraged to secure pledges and contributions from family, friends or neighbors; bring the donations with on walk day.  Please make checks payable to Northwest Side Hunger Walk.
Hunger Walk artwork

Recruiting Events - Mark Your Calendars!

Fall Open House #1 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
Fall Open House #2 - Sunday, October 21, 2018 
Class of 2023 Entrance Exam - Saturday, December 1, 2018

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