November 2017  Res Connection
 Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

All Saints/All Souls Liturgy & Scholarship Awards

The Resurrection school community celebrated an all-school Mass today, November 1, 2017, to honor our beloved deceased and to pray for and remember all who have gone before us.  Thank you to all who submitted names of their beloved dead or who participated in this beautiful liturgy. 

Following the liturgy, scholarships were awarded to Resurrection students for the 2017-18 school year. Thank you to the donors who joined us for the program. We are grateful for the generous support of our alumnae, parents and donors who make these scholarships possible!

Resurrection Athletics
Volleyball Sectional Championship game TONIGHT!
Resurrection Varsity Volleyball defeated Fenwick to reach the Sectional Final for the first time over the past five years.   Resurrection plays Montini TONIGHT, November 1, 2017, for the right to play in the Super-Sectionals. We hope to cheer on the Bandits and send them downstate!

Everyone is invited to join us and become part of our quest towards a state title! 
Come cheer on the Varsity Volleyball team TONIGHT,  Wednesday, November 1 at 6 pm  at Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst.  Gate admission - $5 per person.
Fall Athletic Banquet
Cross Country, Golf, Swim, Tennis and Volleyball
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7 pm at White Eagle Banquets in Niles
We look forward to honoring our student athletes!

Winter Sports
Basketball tryouts are wrapping up and Bowling tryouts begin November 13th.
Good luck to our winter season athletes.

Portillo's Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7308 W. Lawrence Ave in Harwood Heights  
5 pm to 8 pm

Portillo's at 7308 W. Lawrence Ave in Harwood Heights
will donate 20% of total sales to Resurrection College Prep High School Parents Club from every order received - dine-in or carryout with this flyer.

Be Informed * Stay Connected * Get Involved
Upcoming Parent Meetings
Wed, Nov 1 -  Athletic Boosters Meeting  at 6:30 pm
Thur, Nov 9 - Student Progress Reports from 2:30 to 5 pm & 6 pm to 8 pm
Tues, Nov 14 -  Parents Club Meeting at 7 pm 
Tues, Nov 21 - Men's Club Meeting at 7 pm

Upcoming Special Schedules 
Thurs, Nov 2 - Testing Day
(approximate dismissal - 12:15 pm for freshmen, sophomores & juniors)
Thurs, Nov 2 - No Classes for seniors
Fri, Nov 10 - No School (Veterans Day)
Wed, Nov 15 - Noon dismissal
Wed to Fri, Nov 22-24 - No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Student Progress Conferences

On  Thursday, November 9 there will be Student Progress Conferences for parents and guardians who wish to meet with their daughter's teachers. Conferences can be scheduled from 2:30 to 5 pm and from 6 to 8 pm by using this link

Junior Parent Meeting - College Planning
On  Thursday, November 9 the Resurrection Guidance Counselors will host a  Junior Parent Meeting   from 5:15 to 6 pm in the Little Theatre to review the college planning process and tools that are available to guide parents and students.  Junior parents are strongly encouraged to attend and students are welcome. 

Beginning the week of November 13, juniors will be receiving their practice ACT score reports from their counselors.  Junior parents, please ask your daughter to review this information with you, as well as college planning materials that will be shared at the Junior Planning Meeting and will be available in the Student Services office and on the school website. 

Mandatory Cash Raffle

The second Cash Raffle drawing for our mandatory fundraiser took place following the all-school liturgy on  November 1, 2017. The $100 student winner was Giuliana LaPorte and the $1,500 winner was Jeff Rager (ticket was sold by Jada Santiago).

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. 

As you know, tuition does not cover the cost of a Resurrection education. During the past school year, tuition covered less than 80% of the actual costs. Parents, alumnae, and friends of Resurrection helped to fill the gap. Last year, each student received a subsidy of $3,878 or 26% of her educational costs. This is why we count on your ongoing support of our fundraising efforts. 

Fall Arts & Crafts Fair  
Craft Fair Logo
A holiday tradition for over 26 years!
Join us at our annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Over 180 craft displays and vendors.
Shop for unique gifts & tasty treats and get a start on your holiday shopping.  
Enjoy lunch in the cafeteria and the day at Res!

Adult Admission - $5
Senior/Student Admission - $2
Children under 10 - free

Parents Club Cookie Walk
The annual Parents Club Cookie Walk  will take place at the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair!

Each Resurrection family is asked to bake at least 2 dozen cookies and drop them off at the Main Office before 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 9 or Friday, November 10 or before 10 am on Saturday, November 11. See the link below for more information.

Cookie Walk Details

Recruiting News!

Thank you to everyone who helped with our October Open House events and other recent recruiting activities.  We are excited to share all the wonderful things that Resurrection has to offer with prospective students and their families and appreciate your enthusiasm for Resurrection!

 Shadow Days
8th grade girls are welcome to spend the day at Resurrection to shadow a current student.
8th Grade Shadow Days are available on select days from September through November. 

7th grade girls are welcome to spend a full day of mini-classes at Resurrection for a 
special 7th Grade "Experience Res" Day on Friday, February 9, 2018.  

Junior Bandit Night
Friday, November 3, 2017
starting at 5 pm

Young Women's Writing Festival
Thursday, November 16, 2017
starting at 3:30 pm


Junior Bandit Hitting Camp

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Sessions at 8:30 am & 11 am

Class of 2022 Entrance Exam
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at  7:45 am
The Entrance Exam for all Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago has changed from January to December.  The Class of 2022 Entrance Exam for all Catholic high schools will be on December 2.  Girls in 8th grade who are interested in testing at Resurrection can sign up for a registration reminder

Parents Club
The next Parents Club Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 pm in the library.  Florist and Resurrection alumna Jessica Petty Smith '95, owner of Anemone Creative , will share a holiday centerpiece demonstration. All are welcome to attend.

Resurrection Theatre Department presents

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 16 - 18, 2017  at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017  at 3:00 pm

Shakespeare's  The Tempest is thought to be one of the last plays he ever wrote.  The story of Prospero, the wronged Duke of Milan, and his young daughter Miranda begins with their exile to a magical island at the hands of Prospero's greedy brother, Antonio.  On the island, they encounter Caliban, a monster of the island, and Ariel, a magical sprite who (a little unwillingly) helps them enact justice upon those who have wronged them.  Along the way, they'll meet King Alonso, and his son Ferdinand (who soon sets his eyes on fair Miranda), the King's evil brother Sebastian, advisor to the King, Gonzalo, and two clownish butlers Stephano and Trinculo, who enact much chaos about the island.

Tickets $5 in advance, $8 at at the door
Call 773.775.6616 Ext 110 during school hours to reserve tickets.

Order your brick by NOW! 

Save the dates!

Tues, Dec 5 - Parents Club Jingle & Mingle from 6 to 9 pm
Sat, Dec 9 - Breakfast with Santa

Sun, Jan 28 - Parents Club Father/Daughter Bags Tournament from 6 to 9 pm
Sat, Feb 24 -
Charity & Truth Gala at 6 pm at Café la Cave
Fri, March 2 - Trivia Night 
Sat, March 10 - Spring Arts & Crafts Fair
from 10 am to 4 pm

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 

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