December 2018  Res Connection
 Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

Advent Blessings
Blessings for a joyful Advent season!
At Resurrection, we are preparing for Christmas with acts of service, prayer, fine arts performances and opportunities for friends and neighbors to gather.
Below are a few of the activities Resurrection students are undertaking this season.

Library Holiday Card Drive for Meals on Wheels
The Resurrection library is sponsoring a holiday card drive for Meals on Wheels Chicago. Students can stop by the library to decorate and sign cards that will be delivered to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities throughout the city when meals are delivered this season!

National Honor Society & Anastasias Fill Stockings for St. Nicholas Day
In honor of St. Nicholas Day, the Resurrection National Honor Society and the Anastasias Campus Ministry Club hosted an event open to all students at the Resurrection Retirement Community to fill 500 Christmas stockings to spread joy to our neighbors.

Campus Ministry Toy Drive for Catholic Charities

Resurrection Campus Ministry Toy Drive runs until Wednesday, December 12, to support the Catholic Charities Annual Celebration of Giving, which provides children and families who are in special need with gifts and necessities during the holiday season. All gift donations should be new and unwrapped. The Toy Drive will collect toys (no toy weapons, including nerf guns), games, art/craft supplies, and sporting goods for children ages 0-18.

Parents Club Jingle & Mingle Shopping Night

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
6 pm to 9 pm 

Free event - All are welcome! 

All are welcome to attend the Resurrection Parents Club annual  Jingle & Mingle to shop for gifts from a variety of vendors, visit with family and neighbors and enjoy the evening at Resurrection. 

Resurrection Athletics
Winter Athletics are Underway
Good luck to Basketball & Bowling on a successful season!
Athletic News
Take a few moments to read the  most recent Athletic Update   from Athletic Director Eddie Kane with  recent student athletic achievements and other news.

Basketball Hosts Teacher Appreciation Nights
Tuesday, December 4 - Teacher Appreciation Night
Bandits vs. St. Joe's - Varsity tip-off at 5:30 pm

Bandits Basketball is hosting   Teacher Appreciation Night  at the Varsity Basketball game. Stop by the gym prior to the start of the Varsity Basketball Game at 5:30 to join us in honoring the teachers who have been selected by the players as having a positive impact on their education. 
Thursday, December 6 - Student Appreciation Night
Bandits vs. Trinity - Varsity tip-off at 7 pm
Thursday, December 13 - Junior Bandit Night
Bandits vs. Regina - Varsity top-off at 7 pm 

Be Informed * Stay Connected * Get Involved
Upcoming Parent Meetings
Wed, Dec 5 - Athletic Boosters Meeting at 6:15 pm
Thurs, Dec 6 - Junior Parent College Meeting at 6:00 pm

Parents Club Staff Christmas Fund Collection
Special  thanks to everyone who has already participated in the Parents Club Staff Christmas Fund Collection. There is still time if you are able to participate and have not yet turned in your contribution. Checks can be made payable to the Resurrection Parents Club by Monday, December 10.

Semester 1 Exam Schedule
Wed, Dec 19 -  Pd 6 Exam: 8:30-9:30 am ---  Pd 7 Exam: 9:45-10:45 am
Thurs, Dec 20 -  Pd 1 Exam: 8:30-9:30 am ---  Pd 3 Exam: 9:45-10:45 am ---  Pd 5 Exam: 11-noon
Fri, Dec 21 -  Pd 2 Exam: 8:30-9:30 am ---  Pd 4 Exam: 9:45-10:45 am

2019-20 FACTS Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Applications
The application process for tuition assistance and scholarships begins in December of each year when the applications become available. The FACTS application for tuition assistance must be completed for any need-based scholarship opportunities as well.  FACTS applications  are NOW available and are due back to the FACTS company before their January 8, 2019 deadline. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent out on February 28, 2019.
Scholarship applications are also now available. Scholarship applications are available in the Main Office and on the school's website HERE . Scholarship applications are due January 8, 2019. Both the scholarships and the tuition assistance awards will be announced by the end of February.

Christmas 2018 Resurrection Fine Arts Events
Friday, December 7 at 7 pm
 Resurrection Christmas Drama Showcase

Sunday, December 
9 at 3 pm 
Resurrection/Notre Dame Band Christmas Concert

Monday, December 10 at 7 pm 
Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert

Friday, December 14 at 7 pm
Resurrection Christmas 
Dance Showcase 

Christmas Fine Arts Events

All performances will be held at Resurrection.
Admission for Dance Showcase - $5
Admission for all other performances is free of charge.

Art, Dance, Drama, Music

Resurrection is proud of its Fine Arts programs and invites you to support our students in art, dance, drama and music.  The Patron of the Arts is a vital support organization for all the fine arts activities, and provides valuable encouragement, appreciation and financial assistance for the work of student artists in every discipline.  Additionally, the Patrons of the Arts will receive many special enjoyable opportunities and experiences at Resurrection.  Become a Patron the Arts at Resurrection this holiday season!
Patron of the Arts Program Details

Breakfast with Santa 
Saturday, December 8 from 9 am to 11:30 am

All are welcome to this annual event held at Resurrection College Prep. Participants can 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.

Tickets: $10 per person in advance; $12 per person at the door

Advance tickets are strongly recommended to secure a space.

Spring Musical "Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Auditions - December 11 to 13, 2018

Auditions for the Resurrection spring musical are right around the corner! Students who are interested in performing in the musical "Hunchback of Notre Dame," please pick up an audition packet from Ms. Bohlander in BFine. Auditions will take place December 11 to 13 in the Little Theatre.  Contact Ms. Bohlander at with any questions.

Mandatory Cash Raffle 
Final Drawing on Wednesday, December 12

The  final Cash Raffle drawing will be held on  December 12 , 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 $250 before the  final drawing on December 12, 2018. 
Non-Tuition Assistance families that choose NOT to sell tickets will be billed $250 in January.

All UNSOLD tickets should also be returned.

Recruiting News!
Thank you to everyone who helped with our fall recruiting events!  Resurrection welcomed 8th grade girls to our Class of 2023 Entrance Exam on Saturday, December 1st and hundreds of 8th grade girls shadowed over the past few months. During the second semester we will host academic and athletic events for girls in grades 5 to 8.  Watch for details about these events!

Class of 2023 Make-Up Entrance Exam
Wednesday, December 12 at  3:30 pm 

Resurrection is offering an opportunity for 8th grade girls who were unable to test at Resurrection on the date of the Entrance Exam. A Make-Up Entrance Exam will be offered on Wednesday, December 12 at 3:30 pm. Prospective students are only eligible to take the make-up exam at Resurrection College Prep if they have  not tested  at any other Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

To register, contact Christina Lampa at or call 773.775.6616 Ext 129 or Kat Angelini at or 773.775.6616 Ext 140.

Information about Vaping
This past September, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner declared e-cigarette use an epidemic among teens. Resurrection College Prep is beginning its campaign to address teen use of vaping products by sharing information with parents. Take a few minutes to read the important health information that was shared with you in our November email, including a press release from the City of Chicago Mayor's Office about its efforts to address this growing concern . Later this school year, Resurrection will continue to host presentations and share information about e-cigarettes and vaping for students, staff and parents.

Class of 2020 ACT Prep Class
Register by December 14

Counselors returned the practice ACT scores to the Class of 2020 on November 14 & 15 and provided the score report, the original test booklet, and information on how to review the report.  Junior parents, please ask your daughter to share this information with you. Counselors also provided information about the  ACT Prep Course that will be offered at Resurrection on five Saturday mornings and one Sunday morning beginning on February 2. This optional course is open to all juniors and prepares students for the April 13 national ACT test date. The cost is $100 and the registration deadline is Friday, December 14. Information about Resurrection's ACT Prep class will be discussed at the December 6th meeting, or you may contact College Counselor Meredith Rogers at or 773.775.6616 Ext 117 with any questions.

Father/Daughter Bags Tournament
January 27, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm

The Resurrection Parents Club invites you to participate in the Father/Daughter Bags Tournament on Sunday, January 27 from 6 to 9 pm in the Resurrection Gym.  The cost is $20 per two person team and includes pizza, salad and beverages. Students are invited to attend with their dads or another special person!

Save the date!
 The 2019 Charity & Truth Gala
our largest fundraising event of the year, 
will be on SaturdayFebruary 23, 2019!

Help us grow our Gala Adbook & Secure Sponsors!
Do you own a business or can you help us secure business ads or event sponsors?

Check out our Gala participation form HERE
or contact Alisa Martorano at or 773.775.6616 Ext 142. 

Become a part of the fun group of parents and alumnae that are planning the event - contact Julia Dombrowski at or 773.775.6616 Ext 112 for more information.
Make a direct contribution to support Resurrection College Prep.

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