December 2017  Res Connection
 Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

Season's Greetings!

The holiday spirit is growing here at Resurrection! Following a restful and welcome Thanksgiving break, we are now entering the season of Advent and our preparation for Christmas. 

Fine Arts holiday performances started last night with the Chamber Orchestra Concert!
Come let our Fine Arts students help you get in the Christmas spirit!

Upcoming Fine Arts Christmas Performances

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3 pm
Band Christmas Concert

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7 pm
Christmas Choir Concert

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7 pm
Winter Drama Showcase

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7 pm
Orchesis Winter Performance

Holiday Shopping in the 
Bandit Boutique
  
The  Bandit  Boutique  is open  every  Wednesday  mornings from  7:30 to 8 am .
The Bandit Boutique will be open for holiday shopping on the following dates: 
Saturday, December 2 (Entrance Exam Day) from  11:30 am to 1 pm
Tuesday, December 5 (during Jingle & Mingle event) from  7 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, December 9  (during Breakfast with Santa) from  9 am to 11:30 am

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Support Res When you Shop at Amazon

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Resurrection College Prep High School. Bookmark the link  http://smile .amazon .com/ch/36-2174825 and support us every time you shop!

Parents Club Jingle & Mingle Shopping Night
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6 pm to 9 pm 
Free event - All are welcome!

 
All are welcome to attend the Resurrection Parents Club a nnual  Jingle & Mingle  to shop for Christmas gifts from a variety of vendors, visit with family and neighbors and enjoy the evening at Resurrection. 
  The Resurrection Bandit Boutique will be open to purchase Res apparel!


Resurrection Athletics

 
Athletic Update
Take a few moments to read the most recent Athletic Update from Athletic Director Eddie Kane. This update includes information about the schedule for Winter Athletic photos, special Bandit Boutique hours, Resurrection representatives to the All-State Volleyball team, and information about the beginning of the Basketball season.

Bowling & Basketball
Bowling and basketball seasons have started! Come out and cheer on the Bandits!

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Congratulations IL State Scholars

Resurrection College Prep High School is pleased to announce the fourteen members of the Resurrection Class of 2018 who have been named Illinois State Scholars in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement. Approximately the top ten percent of graduates from approved high schools are announced as State Scholars each year.  Rankings are based on a combination of ACT test scores and GPA at the end of the sixth semester in high school.

The students who were honored for their academic achievements as Illinois State Scholars included the following Resurrection seniors: Ewelina Adamczak , Brenda Bortis , Ellen Bubloni , Bailey Cunningham , Katherine Cuscaden , Shannon Dunne , Isabella Giannoni , Marija Lakic , Danielle LaSusa , Julia Riordan , Adriana Whitmore, Chengrui Wu , Melanie Zuniga and Chloe Zwolfer . Congratulations to these students and their families!

Mandatory Cash Raffle

The final drawing will be held on December 8, 2017, for $2,500. Please submit ticket stubs and payment as you sell your tickets. Each school family is required to fulfill a $200 Mandatory Fundraising Fee by selling Cash Raffle Tickets. Tuition Assistance families MUST sell these tickets and turn in $200 or more before the final drawing on December 8, 2017, in order to receive their full Tuition Assistance. Non Tuition Assistance families that choose NOT to sell tickets will be billed for $200 on their February 2018 tuition statement. Your UNSOLD tickets must be returned and you will NOT be entered into any of the drawings. 

Turn in all tickets and payment no later than Thursday, December 7, 2018.

Resurrection College Prep High School Alumnae Association presents
Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:00 am to 11:30 am 
(Breakfast is served from 9 to 10:30 am) 
 
All are welcome to enjoy breakfast, photos with Santa, a theatre production by Resurrection drama students, Christmas arts and crafts,  face painting and a special gift for each child. 
  $10 per person in advance
$12 per person at the door
Due to the popularity of this event, tickets may sell out. 
Advance reservations are strongly recommended!



Spring Play Auditions

Tryouts for the Resurrection Spring production of Peter and the Starcatcher will be 
held on  Monday, December 11 from 3:15 to 6 pm at Resurrection's Little Theater.  All are welcome to attend!  There will be an optional audition workshop for the music portion of the audition on  Tuesday, December 5 from 3:20 to 4:30 pm  for all those interested.


V-Show Tryouts

 
Tryouts for the V-Show are on Tuesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 14 from 3 to 5 pm. Students who would like to try out (all acts and emcees) should use the Google Form Sign-Up that was posted to Schoology. Some ideas for acts are singing, dancing, acting, emcees, or any other special talents. If you have any questions, please see Student Council moderators Ms. Stieber or Ms. August.


Win a $250 Amazon Gift Card 

Help us grow our Charity & Truth Gala program by bringing in a Gala Supporter ad.
Your business or a business that you frequent
can be featured in our 2018 Charity & Truth Gala Program.
Personal or family Gala Supporter ads are welcome!

For each ad or sponsorship ($100+) a Resurrection family brings in, their name will go into a drawing for a $250 Amazon Gift Card. The more ads you bring in; the more chances you will get to win! Click on the Gala Participation form to view all the advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Gala Participation Opportunities 

All ads are due by February 1, 2018 and the Amazon Gift Card drawing will be on February 2, 2018.

The Charity & Truth Gala is Resurrection College Prep High School's Premier Dinner Auction which will be held at Café la Cave in Des Plaines on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The event features dinner, silent and live auction items, raffles, entertainment and the presentation of the school's two most prestigious awards, The Charity & Truth Award and the Renaissance Award.


Dino's Dining Day
sponsored by the Men's Club

Thursday, December 14, 2017
11 am to midnight
773-763-4077

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Dino's, at 7004 W. Higgins in Chicago,
will donate 20% of total sales to Resurrection College Prep High School from every order received - dine-in, delivery  or carryout when you mention the Resurrection fundraiser.

Be Informed * Stay Connected * Get Involved
Upcoming Parent Meetings
Wed, Dec 6 -  Athletic Boosters Meeting at 6:30 pm
Tues, Nov 21 - Men's Club Meeting at 7 pm
Tues, Jan 9 - Parents Club Meeting at 7 pm 


Upcoming Special Schedules 
Exam Schedule:
Res Spirit Apparel for all exam days
Mon, Dec 18 - Period 6 & 7 Exams 
Tues, Dec 19 - Period 1, 3 & 5 Exams
Wed, Dec 20 - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Christmas Break:
Thurs, Dec 21 - Christmas Break begins 
Mon, Jan 8Classes resume 
 

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications will be available beginning December 2, 2017
Applications are available in the Main Office and on the school's website. 
Scholarship applications are due January 8, 2018 and can be found HERE
Both the scholarships and the tuition assistance awards are announced by February 28, 2018.
** Please note the change in timing this year! **

FACTS Application

The application process for tuition assistance and scholarships begins in December of each year when the applications become available.  The FACTS application is the application for tuition assistance and must be completed for any need-based scholarship opportunity as well.   FACTS applications are due back to the FACTS company before their  January 8, 2018 deadline.  


Juniors & Class of 2019 Parents
ACT Prep Registration Reminder 

To help students prepare for the ACT, we provide an optional class at Resurrection for any interested 11th grader. While the content is addressed in the standard curriculum, some students benefit from a more formal review course. Registration materials were provided to you at the Junior Parent Meeting or with your daughter's practice ACT test scores.  As a reminder, the deadline to register is TODAY, Friday, December 1, 2017.  Test prep sessions begin on Saturday, February 10, 2018 and the cost is $100 per student for 6 sessions. The registration form is available  HERE .

Please contact Resurrection College Counselor Meredith Rogers at mrogers@reshs.org or 773.775.6616 Ext 117 with any questions.  
 
Recruiting News

During our recruiting season we hosted two successful Open Houses with record breaking attendance, we welcomed nearly 300 8th-grade girls as shadows during our scheduled Shadow Days, and our staff and Student Ambassadors visited over 50 schools in classroom visits and at high school fairs. We also hosted numerous academic and athletic events for junior high girls and we reached out to countless prospective students and their families. Thank you for your continued enthusiasm for Resurrection. On  Saturday, December 2, 2017 , we welcome 8th-grade girls to the Class of 2022 Entrance Exam!


Class of 2022 Entrance Exam
Saturday, December 2, 2017


Our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed on Giving Tuesday and everyone who continually supports Resurrection.  We appreciate your support of our Annual Fund campaign as we work to ensure the best educational opportunities for our students, today and in the future!
 

You can help ensure our educational mission to develop young women into the leaders of the future. Your donation makes a difference in the lives of the young women.



Charity & Truth Gala
 
Save the date for the 2018 Charity & Truth Gala, our largest fundraising event of the year, which will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Cafe la Cave in Des Plaines.  Interested in joining our planning committees or being an event sponsor? Contact Alisa Martorano at amartorano@reshs.org. 
 
 

 
Make a direct contribution to support Resurrection College Prep.

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