November 2013

 Parent Newsletter                                     
November 2013 ResConnection 
Parent Newsletter
 Fashion Show Luncheon

Resurrection hosted the Fall for Fashion Luncheon & Fashion Show on Sunday, October 27.  Approximately 185 guests enjoyed lunch, raffles and the fashion show and close to $10,000 was raised for Resurrection College Prep High School.  As you know, we rely on fundraising efforts to help fill the gap between tuition and the full cost of educating a Resurrection student.  We appreciate all of the support of our school families in all of our fundraising efforts.

Visit the Resurrection College Prep High School Facebook site to see photos from the Fashion Show.  Fashions from Dick Pond Athletics in Park Ridge, Natalie Boutique in Park Ridge and Robin Elliott Special Occasions in Morton Grove were modeled.   Thank you to all of the student, parent and alumnae models,  sponsors, donors, volunteers, supporters and guests!


  Open Houses

Open Houses for prospective students and families will be held Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm and Sunday, November 17 from 2:00-4:00 pm.   Parents, please note that if your daughter is a Student Ambassador she has committed to attending both Open Houses to provide tours to prospective families.


Spread the word and tell your friends, families and neighbors about the opportunities for their daughters here at Resurrection and the advantages of attending an all-girls school


We look forward to welcoming the future Class of 2018 on January 11, 2014 with the 8th grade Entrance Exam.  Feel free to contact Debbie Gillespie at with any questions regarding recruiting activities.


Hannah Witczak to compete at State


Resurrection senior Hannah Witczak will be representing Resurrection at the IHSA State Cross Country meet on Saturday, November 9, 2013. A four-year member of the Resurrection Cross Country team, Hannah was named All-GCAC four times, was an IHSA regional and sectional runner four times, was an IHSA state meet qualifier two times and was named Cross Country team Most Valuable Player (MVP) four times.  Good luck Hannah!


Basketball & Bowling Tryouts 


Basketball tryouts began Monday, November 4 and Bowling tryouts will begin Monday, November 18. View the schedule and details hereGood luck to all student athletes!

Fall Athletic Banquet

Congratulations to all of the fall student athletes who will be honored at the Fall Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, November 13.  Congratulations on a great season!






Resurrection College Prep High School
Arts & Crafts Fair
Craft Fair Logo
                 Saturday, November 9, 2013
                         10 am - 4 pm
                               Adult admission - $5
                              Seniors/students - $2
                               Children under 10 - free
Shop at over 180 craft displays and vendors for unique hand crafted gifts, seasonal items, jewelry, tasty treats and more!  Resurrection families, please support the Resurrection Parents Club Bake Sale that will be held at the Arts & Crafts Fair.  Please drop off baked goods on Friday or Saturday, November 8 or 9 to participate.  See the flyer for full details. 

2013 Christmas Card Contest


Students are invited to submit a design for the 2013 Resurrection Christmas card that is sent to supporters and benefactors of Resurrection College Prep.


First prize will be awarded to the individual whose design is selected for this year's card and prizes will be awarded to two runners up.


Rules: gold-ornaments.jpg
- Size about 5" x 7"

 - Original design

 - All students are eligible 
 - Submissions can be dropped off at the Front 
Office &
directed to the attention of
Sr. Donna
Marie by Tuesday, November 12.




 Social Studies teacher Marianne Boe Honored


Resurrection College Prep High School Social Studies Department Chair Marianne Boe was honored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) at the 2013 Bill of Rights in Action Awards Benefit on October 9, 2013.   The CRFC works to strengthen democracy by supporting interactive, classroom-tested curricula for use in government, civics and social studies classes. Each year high school teachers are acknowledged for their work in promoting citizenship and knowledge of constitutional rights.  


Marianne Boe has presented to other educators at the annual conference of the CRFC on the topic of privacy and on methods for teaching controversial topics in the classroom.  Since 2001, she has been teaching social studies at Resurrection College Prep High School, including courses on World History, Law and Legal Rights, Sociology, and World Issues.  She holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois and a M.Ed. from Loyola University. 





Parents Club Meeting


Parents Club Meeting - mark you calendar for the next meeting, which will be on TuesdayNovember 12 at 7 pm in the Library. 


Dr. Shelley Daniels will be speaking on the topic
"Parenting Teenaged Girls," and will cover the following issues:

- How to understand and deal with moodiness and irritability,

- How can you help you daughter become more resilient,

- Recognizing signs of depression and what to do,

- The need to always be electronically connected, and  

- Are we raising a generation of kids that have difficulty or discomfort verbally communicating?


All parents are encouraged to attend!






Steel Magnolias
Thursday, Friday & Saturday

November 14, 15 & 16
at 7 pm


Resurrection College Prep High School drama department presents the classic American comedy-drama Steel Magnolias by playwright Robert Harling about the bond among a group of Louisiana women who show that they have the ability to be as delicate as magnolias and as tough as steel. The 1987 film version of Steel Magnolias was a box-office hit starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia Roberts.

The cast features Resurrection students Hannah Keller '15 (as Truvy Jones), Lauren Kuszynski '16 (as Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto), Paige Maloney '14 (as Clairee Belcher), Cristina Gamboa '16 (as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie), Katie Nicolay '14 (as M'Lynn Eatenton), Natalie Chin '14 (as Ouiser) and Briana Ortega '16 (as the Radio Announcer).



Eat ice cream, support Resurrection!


Parents Club Oberweis Fundraiser

 Thursday, November 14
10 am - 10 pm

Resurrection will receive up to 30% back from your order at Oberweis at 101 S. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge when you present this flyer.



Junior Parent Meeting

Attention Parents of Juniors...


On Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 pm in the Little Theatre the Guidance Department will be hosting a Junior Parent Meeting. The meeting will cover information pertaining to the College Planning Process, planning college visits, how to use Naviance, a web-based resource for college and career planning, and more.  Revolution Prep will present information immediately following.


All junior parents are encouraged to attend this important informational meeting. Please direct any questions regarding this meeting to Ms. Pat Lawrence at or 773.775.6616 Ext 119.




Resurrection Manna Program


You can support Resurrection College Prep High School
when you purchase gift cards through the
Resurrection Manna Gift Card Program.


Resurrection earns a percentage of the face value of each gift card purchased through the program.  Proceeds will be used to support the Sr. Mary Monica Hope Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to Resurrection students and their families.


Gift cards are available for Starbucks, iTunes, Target, Panera, Barnes & Noble, grocery stores, department stores, movie and entertainment venues, and many, many restaurants and stores. 

See a complete list of gift cards available & order cards
by Fridays for delivery the following Wednesday.

Order by     Available by
  Friday         Wednesday

Nov 15      Nov 20
Nov 22      Nov 26
Dec 6         Dec 11
Dec 13       Dec 18


 Thank you for supporting the Resurrection Manna Program!


Parents Club Girls' Night Out

Jingle & Mingle


Thursday, December 5
6 - 10 pm

at Resurrection

free admission 

Shopping, Raffles, Refreshments
& more  

Shop from a variety of vendors and from the Bandit Boutique and socialize with other parents and friends.


More info


Home for the Holidays

at the Sisters of the Resurrection Provincial Home

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6-9 pm

Join us for some holiday cheer and enjoy the Sister's
collection of Nativity Scenes from around the world. 

$25 per person


Funds raised will support the Resurrection College Prep
High School Sr. Mary Monica Hope Scholarship Fund





Alumnae Association
Breakfast with Santa

at Resurrection College Prep 
Saturday, December 14, 2013

9-11:30 am
$9 adults

$6 per child

Purchase Tickets



Big Money Raffle
to benefit the Sr. Mary Monica Hope Scholarship Fund
$20,000 Grand Prize
$2,500 Seller's Prize

Ticket price is $100
Only 500 tickets will be sold
Drawing will take place on 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 
Res Fest
Winner need not be present to win!




Res Fest 2014

Our second annual Res Fest will be held on
Saturday, February 15, 2014
at Resurrection.

New entertainment, more food and
more fun are in the works.
Join the planning committee!

Donate an item to our raffles.


Contact Carol Marchetti at 773.775.6616, Ext 112 or for more information about 
any Resurrection special events or to volunteer.




Resurrection has partnered with!


Do you have tickets to sports, entertainment,
theater or music events that you can't use? 

Donate them online to benefit
Resurrection College Prep! 
 Want great seats at a great price while you benefit

Resurrection College Prep High School? 


Purchase tickets at the
Resurrection tix4cause site

and we all benefit!