January 2018  Res Connection
 Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

Happy New Year! 

Welcome to the Second Semester!

Classes resume Monday, January 8, 2018.

Scholarship Applications
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 began in December 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.  

Be Informed * Stay Connected * Get Involved

Upcoming Parent Meetings & Reminders  
Tues, Jan 9 - Parent's Club Meeting at 7 pm
Wed, Jan 10
Athletic Boosters Meeting at 6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 15 - No School
(MLK Day)
Tues, Jan 16 -
Men's Club Meeting at 7 pm
Thurs, Jan 18 - McDonald's Dine & Share Day (4550 N. Cumberland)
Wed, Jan 24 - Noon Dismissal

Fri, Jan 26 -
Sip & Paint Party from 6 to 9 pm
Sun, Jan 28 -
Parents Club Father/Daughter Bags Tournament  from 6 to 9 pm 

Christmas THANK YOU from Faculty & Staff
Thank you to the Parents Club and all school families who contributed to the Staff Christmas Fund collection. Faculty and staff members appreciate all you do to sup port our school community.

January Parents Club Meeting 
Managing the Digital Footprint

Join us at the January 2018 Resurrection  Parents Club m eeting! 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
7 pm in the Resurrection Library 
Guest Speaker - Mr. Joe Lascon
Assistant Principal of Technology, Instruction & Assessment
With close to forty percent of admissions officers and employers admitting that they check applicants' social media sites before admission or hiring, helping Resurrection students learn how to manage, navigate and develop their digital footprint is an essential 21st century skill.  

Come hear Resurrection's Mr. Lascon speak about what a digital footprint is, why it's important and how you can help your daughter with her digital footprint.

Did Santa bring you something you don't need or can't use? Or do you have lovely unused items around the house? Consider donating gift items to Res for our Charity & Truth Gala Basket Raffle (non-seasonal items are preferred).

Bring donations to the Main Office anytime during regular office hours - your gift can be the gift that keeps on giving!  Welcome items include accessories, housewares, specialty or decorative items, sports-themed items, empty baskets or gift cards.

Bandit Athletics

Bowling & Basketball
Bowling and basketball seasons are underway! Come out and cheer on the Bandits!
Check out the  monthly Athletic Schedule and come cheer on the Bandits!

Upcoming Bandits Basketball home games with special theme nights!

Tuesday,  January 9 vs. St. Laurence -  Student Appreciation Night
JV @  5:30 pm; Varsity @  7:00 pm

Thursday,  January 11 vs. St. Francis Wheaton -  Alumnae Night
Freshmen @  4:15 pm, JV @  5:30 pm, Varsity @  7:00 pm

Tuesday,  January 16 vs. Bishop MacNamara -  Senior Night
JV @  5:00 pm; Varsity @  6:30 pm

Tuesday,  January 23 vs. Carmel -  Fine Arts Night
Freshmen @  4:30 pm; JV @  5:45 pm; Varsity @  7:00 pm

Join us for the popular Resurrection Sip & Paint Party!

This winter fundraising events is for adults only, ages 21 and up, the cost is $35 per person and includes a ceramic plate, painting supplies and instruction by Resurrection Art Teacher Jen Salerno. A cash bar will be available for beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and hot chocolate. 

Father/Daughter Bags Tournament
Sunday, January 28, 2018
6 to 9 pm 

The Resurrection Parents Club is hosting a Bags Tournament for girls and their dads (or someone special).  The cost is $20 per two person team  and includes pizza, salad and beverages.  

Innerview Submissions

Student Writers, Photographers, Artists & Graphic Designers - GET PUBLISHED
Submit your work to
The Innerview
The Innerview is seeking submissions of creative writing, artwork, photography, or graphic design to be considered for inclusion in  The Innerview
  • All submissions are due by Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • Submit the submission form, attached to your work, to your English teacher or give it directly to Mrs. Martin in 223.
  • No anonymous work will be accepted.
  • Artwork may be in color or black-and-white, no larger than 8 ½ x 11.
  • All photos must be submitted on photo paper, as the original photo, in original photo format (JPEG's are preferred).

Recruiting News - Upcoming Jr. Bandit Events

Current Res families - help us spread the word about our upcoming events.

7th Grade "Experience Res" Day
Friday, February 9, 2018
8 am to 3 pm

As visitors, 7th graders will have the opportunity to rotate through all academic areas to get a taste of life at Resurrection. Resurrection students will be out of school to allow the 7th-grade visiting students time to explore classes together. Resurrection follows a block schedule - with classes meeting for 80 minutes every other day - the 7th grade "Experience Res" Day provides an overview of all academic areas with shorter class times. 

Young Women's Math Olympics
Friday, February 16, 2018

for girls in grades 6, 7 & 8
Resurrection will host our annual Young Women's Math Olympics!  Students compete as individuals and p rizes will be awarded to the top three girls in grades 6, 7 & 8.
Check-in ~  3:30 to 4:00 pm
Contest Begins ~ 4:00 pm
Awards Presentatio n ~  5:15 pm

Jr. Bandit Volleyball Tournaments
7th Grade Volleyball Tournament 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 
 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Contact Resurrection  Athletic Director Eddie Kane at   ekane@reshs.org   for info.

Winter 2018 Adult Lenten Spirituality Course with Mr. Mike Longo

Jesus Christ: The Face of the Father's Mercy
Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
February 6 & 20 and March 6 & 20, 2018

The title for the Adult Spirituality Lenten course is taken from the new book by Pope Francis,  The Works of Mercy. This title is a summary of the theology expressed in Pope Francis' book. God has shown mercy and unconditional love for us and all we are called to extend that mercy and love to our brothers and sisters.

This spirituality course will cover Catholic social teaching on the corporal works of mercy. As we live out these works we bring healing to ourselves and to our world. The books for the course are listed below:

The Works of Mercy by Pope Francis
The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism by James F. Keenan, S.J.
The Road to Character  by David Brooks

Cost: $50 - to register for the course, please contact Alisa Martorano 
at 773.775.6616 Ext 142 or amartorano@reshs.org.

Charity & Truth Gala
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Cafe la Cave in Des Plaines 
Resurrection parents, alumnae and supporters are invited to attend our Charity & Truth Gala, Resurrection College Prep High School's Premier Dinner Auction. The evening 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.

2018 Award Recipients

  Special thanks to our Chair Couple,  Susan and Steve Besch , who have helped to plan a wonderful evening based on the theme  "Building Tomorrow, One Woman at the Time."  
Thanks to them, our Special Guest for the event will be 
Architect and LEGO
®  Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker.  

Check out this video about Adam Reed Tucker and his use of LEGOs 
as an architectural artist, designer and creator.

Our emcee for the evening will be Resurrection alumna Vanessa Torres '03 who builds empowered youth through her work at The Miracle Center's community-focused arts programs.
We are looking forward to an amazing event celebrating our school community and raising funds to support our students. Parent and alumnae tables will be forming, so begin talking to friends about supporting this fabulous event! Watch for invitation in the mail!
Interested in working on one of our committees or being an event sponsor?
Contact Alisa Martorano at amartorano@reshs.org. 

Win a $250 Amazon Gift Card 
 Bring in or sponsor a Gala Supporter ad

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.

Make a direct contribution to support Resurrection College Prep.

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