September 2019  Res Connection
 Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

Curriculum Night & Parent Info Sessions

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5:30 - 6:00 pm - New Family Social (parents of freshmen & transfer students welcome)
6:00 - 6:45 pm -
Parent Info Sessions
(parents of seniors, freshmen & transfer students) 
6:45 - 9:00 pm -
Curriculum Night (all parents)
All parents will have an opportunity to visit their daughter's classes from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Schedule worksheets were distributed to students on Tuesday, September 3 with a map on the back-side. Please ask your student for her completed schedule worksheet. Parents can also find their daughter's schedule in Parent Connect under the Schedule tab.

Please arrive early enough to park and find your daughter's first period class before the scheduled walk-through begins. Refreshments will be provided by the Resurrection Parents Club.
Fundraising Packets
 The  2019-20 fundraising packet  was sent home with students last week.
Parents, be sure your student has passed this along to you! 

These important packets of information contain your Mandatory Cash Raffle Tickets as well as Walk-A-Thon pledge forms and a comprehensive look at all of our fundraising efforts for the year ahead. Check out our fundraising timeline to get an overview and links to items in the fundraising packet for you to refer back to as we move forward during the year ahead. 

Why Fundraising?
Did you know that Resurrection tuition 
only covers about 76% of our educational costs?

While we operate as lean as possible in order to keep tuition affordable,
 the gap between tuition and the actual cost is about $3,900 per student.

EVERY student benefits from this subsidy. Fundraisers help us fill that gap and allow us to expand school programs, assist with upgrades and fund scholarships.

That is why we encourage you to participate in our 

A few things to note:
- The Cash Raffle is the only mandatory fundraiser and you may begin selling tickets now! The drawings will be held on September 23, November 1 and December 12. You may turn in SOLD ticket stubs with corresponding payment to the Main Office as you sell them. Tickets are returned to the drum after each drawing for another chance to win. The earlier you return SOLD ticket stubs, the more chances to win!
Grandparents Night is September 11 and reservations are due by September 6. Parents or grandparents can purchase a  Well-Wisher Message as a daily reminder to your Res student of your ongoing love and support.
Walk-A-Thon donations can be made online Students received an email to their Res email address with a template that they can use to send a message to family and friends to encourage their participation.  A copy of the template that students received can be found HERE.
2019 Fall Musical Auditions
Auditions for the fall musical production of 
The Little Mermaid  will be on the following days:
Tuesday, Sept 3  from 3:15 pm to 8 pm
Thursday, Sept 5   from 3:15 to 8 pm

Callbacks will be held on  Friday, Sept 6  from 3:15-5:30

The play will be presented on November 21-24, 2019.
All students are welcome to audition - no previous experience is needed.
 Male students from other schools are also welcome to audition.
Questions may be directed to Ms. Bohlander at

Complete audition information.

Athletic News
Fall athletics are underway!
Come out and support the Bandits Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Swim and Volleyball teams! 

Take a few minutes to read the most recent athletic updates from our 
Athletic Director, Mr. Eddie Kane, 

Athletic schedules are available HERE

Parents, students and coaches, if you are interested in obtaining the ical feed for a particular sport and team, visit the 8to18 ical feed page , select Resurrection College Prep, select your sport and team to download or embed the ical feed for your team. 

Resurrection celebrates  Grandparents' Day on  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at  6 pm
with dinner, entertainment, photographs and a memorable time for students and their grandparents!  
Any family member or grandparent-like figure may join your student for this evening of celebration.

Tickets are $16 per person.
Deadline for reservations is Friday, September 6, 2019.
Download the ticket order form HERE or contact Julia Dombrowski at 773.775.6616 Ext 112.
Donations Needed for Grandparents' Day Dinner

Throughout the year we need your help to ensure the success of our fundraising events.  Our annual Grandparents' Day Dinner  is attended by more than 500 guests and we are looking for donations of two liter bottles of pop and cases of water. If you are able to help, please drop off at the school's Main Office by Monday, September 9. We gladly accept any variety of soda, but cola, diet cola and 7-Up/Sprite are usual crowd favorites. Thank you in advance! Please contact Julia Dombrowski at with any questions .
7th Annual  Best Ball Scramble Golf Outing
sponsored by the Resurrection College Prep Men's Club
Sunday, September 8, 2019


Currently SOLD OUT!
To be added to the waitlist, please contact George van Brenk at  

Fall 2019 Adult Enrichment 

in  the Light  of  Democracy

All adults are welcome to join Resurrection faculty member Mike Longo for an adult enrichment course which will be held on  Tuesday evenings  from  6:30 to 8:30 pm 
on  September 10 & 24  and  October 8 & 22, 2019. 

The cost is $50 pe r person and to register contact  or call 773.775.6616 Ext 136.
College Fair  
Thursday, September 19
7 to 8:30 pm 

The annual Resurrection College Fair will be  Thursday, September 19 from 7 to 8:30 pm. Over 100 representatives from different colleges and universities to provide information to students and parents. Students and parents are encouraged to attend. 

College Financial Aid Presentation
for seniors & senior parents
Thursday, September 26
from 6 to 7 pm in the Little Theatre 

Junior Parents  - join us for the college fair and watch for additional information about college planning for juniors! 

All Parents & Students - College planning resources are available HERE

  Picture Days

Student Yearbook Portraits  
Wednesday & Thursday, September 18 & 19
Student yearbook portraits will be taken September 18 & 19. Order an eligible package on and receive your digital images on Orders can be placed now at using the Picture Day ID: ZNVZDPTVE

Fall Sports Picture Day
Monday, October 7
Pictures will take place in the gym. 
3:15 to 3:30 pm - Golf
3:30 to 4:00 pm - Tennis
4:00 to 4:30 pm - Cross Country
4:30 to 5:15 pm - Volleyball
5:15 to 5:45 pm - Swim

Scholarship Opportunities
View all Resurrection scholarship opportunities  HERE
Scholarship applications that are currently accepting applications are listed below.

UPDATED!  The  Loren Valazquez Pitch, Please Scholarship has been updated to include essay or video proposals. Students, are you creative and good at solving challenges?  Financial need is not a factor for this scholarship and all students are encouraged to apply - applications are due no later than September 20.
Reminder - The Christine Olender Science & Technology Scholarship - applications are due no later than September 20.

Reminder - The
Families with Special Needs Scholarship - applications are due no later than September 23.

New - The Devotion to Books Scholarship application was recently made available - applications are due no later than October 2.
Hunger Walk artwork

Northwest Side Hunger Walk
Sunday, September 29, 2019

The annual Northwest Side  Hunger  Walk is an ecumenical effort by local churches and the community, and funds will be donated to the following organizations: New Hope Methodist Food Pantry, which serves neighborhood residents on the northwest side Chicago; Catholic Charities, which serves the Chicagoland area; and Heifer International, which serves the international community.

Families, confirmation candidates, and parish youth groups are all invited! 

Help us spread the word!

8th Grade Shadow Days & Jr. Bandit Events 

Shadow Days give 8th grade girls a chance to spend the day with a Res student.
8th Grade Shadow Day Registration is OPEN!

Parents, students & staff - share information about our Shadow Days from Res social media to your personal social media to help us spread the word!

Share these Shadow Day posts:
Invite neighbors and friends with daughters in junior high
to visit us at our upcoming open house events!
Thursday, October 10 , 2019 from 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 1 - 3 pm

Check out dates & info for some of our other 

Save the dates for these Fundraising Events!

Sip & Paint Party 
Friday, October 25, 2019

Holiday  Arts & Crafts Fair  
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Charity & Truth Gala
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Leave Your Legacy Campaign

Leave your legacy or honor someone you love by purchasing a commemorative brick or tree to be installed on Resurrection's front lawn Legacy Walk.  

Orders have been placed for the Fall 2019 installations of the Legacy Walk.

Place your order by November 30 to be included in the Spring 2020 installation of the Legacy Walk.  BRICKS and TREES available!
For questions or more information, please call 773.775.6616 Ext 112. 

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