September 2017  Res Connection 
Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

Opening School Liturgy 

Celebrating the start of the school year, we joined in prayer for our first all-school liturgy on Tuesday, August 28 with an opening Mass. The presider was Father Dan McCarthy and our Chamber Orchestra and Liturgical Choir led us in music for our worship. Following the liturgy, our top scholars were recognized for their academic achievements. It was great to be together as a school community reconnecting with each other and welcoming new students, faculty and staff.
We are looking forward to the year ahead!

Back to School Night & Upcoming Parent Meetings

On Thursday, September 7 at Back to School Night all parents have the opportunity to walk through their daughter's schedule and meet teachers as well as administrators.

Meetings for parents of seniors, freshmen and transfer students will begin at 6:oo pm and Back to School Night for all parents begins at 6:45 pm. Your daughter's schedule will be provided to you when you arrive.  Please arrive early enough to park and find your daughter's first period class before the schedule walk-through begins. 

Wed, Sept 6 - Athletic Boosters Meeting at 6:30 pm
Thurs, Sept 7 - Freshmen & Transfer/ New Parent Meeting from 6 to 6:45 pm in the Cafe
Thurs, Sept 7 - Senior Parent Meeting from 6 to 6:45 pm in the Little Theatre
Thurs, Sept 7 - Back to School Night from 6:45 pm - 9 pm 
Tues, Sept 12 - Parents Club Meeting at 7 pm
Tues, Sept 19 - Men's Club Meeting at 7 pm
Wed, Sept 20 - College Night at 7 pm
Wed, Sept 27 - FAFSA Info Night for Senior Parents at 7 pm

Be Informed *  Stay Connected * Get Involved

The Parents Club welcomes all parents to attend their September 9 meeting, featuring guest speakers from Urban Wellness for a presentation on the topic " Navigating teen stress and anxiety: How to identify and assist your teen with managing their stress and anxiety."
Take a few minutes to visit Sr. Donna Marie Wolowicki's  President's Blog  with information about our newest board members and well wishes for the new school year.  Also, watch for Mr. Richard Piwowarski's Principal updates beginning later this month.   

Fundraising Updates
Fundraising Packets were sent home with students on August 30. Please ask your student for this important packet of information, as these contain your mandatory  Cash Raffle tickets as well as the Walk-A-Thon pledge forms.  Fundraising Packet information is also  available here.
Volunteers Wanted
Your help is needed to ensure the success of our fundraising events! Volunteering at events is also great way to meet other school parents. Please complete and return the  Parent Volunteer Form to the Main Office by Friday, September 8. You will be contacted by a Volunteer Coordinator sometime before the events with more details and to confirm your availability. We appreciate our dedicated parents - thank you for all you do to support your daughter's education at Resurrection! 

Congratulations Scholars!
Congratulations 2017 Res Scholars! Following our opening liturgy, top students were honored for their academic achievements. The top ten students in the sophomore, junior and senior classes, and the freshmen ( pictured above) with the top ten entrance exam scores were named as Res Scholars. 
See the list of ALL of our Res Scholars!
Also, students who were named to the 2nd Semester Honor Roll for the 2016-17 school year , please stop by the Main Office for an honor roll window cling. 
Student Handbook
Students reviewed the Student Life section of the Student Handbook during class level meetings in August. Parents, please refer to these policies in terms of attendance, school policies, student services, student health, safety and security and additional issues.

Proof of Vaccination for Seniors
  Reminder to senior parents,  in order to comply with the State of Illinois, member of the  Class of 2018 (seniors) must submit proof of 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine by October 15.

Self-Medication Authorization 
Any student who self-administers any type of medication (i.e. Motrin, Aleve, Epi-Pen, etc.) should  stop by the Attendance Office to pick up a form that needs to be signed by a parent/doctor. Please note, if a student had the form on file last year, a new form needs to be signed and submitted for the current current school year.  2017-18 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 studentsThis 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.

5th Annual  Best Ball Scramble Golf Outing
sponsored by the Resurrection College Prep Men's Club
Sunday, September 10, 2017
at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course 
6700 West Howard Street,  Niles, Illinois 60714 

Men, women, alumnae and families welcome!
7:00 am check-in & 8:00 am shot-gun start
Includes buffet-style lunch, including  six different entrees, two salads and dessert.

Golf spaces are almost sold out - join us for lunch!
$95 per golfer or
$35 lunch only option 
9 holes of golf, lunch and raffle ticket 

Resurrection Fall Athletics
  The fall season is in full swing for Cross Country, Golf, Swim, Tennis and Volleyball!  
Check out the fall athletic schedules
and come cheer on the Bandits!

Read the most recent Res Athletic Updates from Athletic Director Eddie Kane, including shout-outs and updates on fall teams.  Also, save the date for the Fall Athletic Banquet on Monday, November 6.

Grandparents' Day Dinner

RSVP by September 8, 2017 
Download Invite & RSVP Form

Fall 2017 Adult Enrichment Course
A Search for the Hero Within the True Self
Campbell, Homer & Tolkien
Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
September 12 & 26 and October 10 and 24, 2017

Join Resurrection faculty member Mr. Mike Longo for the Fall 2017 Adult Enrichment Course about the great mythic stories and the writers who help us search for the hero within.

The works that will be utilized include the following:
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
 by Joseph Campbell
The Odyssey  by Homer
Lord of the Rings  by J.R.R. Tolkien
Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self  by Richard Rohr

College Night
Tuesday, September 20, 2017  from 7:00 to 8:30 pm 

Juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged  to attend with their parents.


Northwest Hunger Walk
Sunday, September 24, 2017
 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 and neighbors; bring the donations with on walk day.  Please make checks payable to Northwest Side Hunger Walk.
Hunger Walk artwork

Spirit Week
September 24 to 30, 2017

S tudents, get ready for Spirit Week at the end of September!  Our Walk-A-Thon  to the Pickwick Theatre is Tuesday of Spirit Week. Any student who brings in $55 or more will enjoy popcorn, pop and a movie at the Pickwick. If we meet both our monetary goal and our participation goal, we will earn a day off school on Friday, October 6. Students, this is your opportunity to raise money to help fill the gap between tuition and the cost of a Resurrection education.
Remember, pledges can be collected online this year!
Resurrection Open Houses
Parents & Student Ambassadors - save the dates for our fall Open Houses! We are looking forward to showing off our school and welcoming prospective families.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Spread the word to friends and neighbors that 8th Grade Shadow Days are available on select days from September through November.  Share with prospective students and let's show off all of the wonderful things that are happening at Resurrection!

Other upcoming recruiting events include the Jr Bandit Cross Country Meet on September 9, the Jr High Fine Arts Night on September 22, and Jr Bandit Night on November 3.
Class of 2022 Entrance Exam
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at  7:45 am
Help us spread the news that 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 here.

"There's No Place Like Res" Fashion Show

The Resurrection Fall Fashion Show will be held on
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Gene & Georgetti's in Rosemont.  

Join us for an afternoon of lunch, fashion, beauty, raffles, and inspiration.
Adult seat $45 
Student/Model seat $35 
Ticket includes chicken luncheon & non-alcoholic beverages.  Cash bar available.   

Place your order by November 1, 2017, to ensure prime placement on the Legacy Walk! 
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.  Parents - interested in joining our planning committees? We would love to have you!  Contact Alisa Martorano at
Make a direct contribution to support Resurrection College Prep.

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