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November 2014



Open Houses
Thursday, November 6, 2014 
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Spread the word!
Share information with your neighbors and friends about your
family's experience at Resurrection and encourage them to
 attend one of our Open Houses to visit our campus, meet current 
students, parents and faculty and learn about our programs.  

Student Ambassadors, please arrive at school no later than 5:45 pm and report to Ms. O'Leary & Ms. Even upstairs in the Development Office.

Parents & Alumnae Parents - if you are interested in assisting with tours at Open House, please contact Alisa Martorano at


Principal's Letter & President's Blog

Students showed their appreciation as part of Principals Month for our Assistant Principal for Program Planning Carol Beimer, Principal Maria Hawk and Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Margaret Kinel by covering their office doors with notes of support and appreciation.  Thank you to all of our administrators!

Take a few moments to read Principal Maria Hawk's November 2014 letter to parents and students.  

Check out Sr. Donna Marie's blog to read about recent speakers and Sr. Donna's thoughts about the season.


Resurrection College Prep High School
Salute Assembly
 Honor the Service and Remember the Sacrifice
on Thursday, November 6, 2014

8:30-9:15 am
In a special way, we will be honoring Ramina Oraha '03, Resurrection alumna from the Class of 2003. 

Ramina is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force who was deployed to Iraq in 2006. Ramina was a Senior Airman stationed at Talil Air Base when the base was bombed by a mortar attack in January 2008. While home on leave a month later, on her 23rd birthday, she suffered a stroke.  Ramina has received assistance from her family, friends, medical staff and Salute, Inc.   We will be honoring Ramina and showing our support for her and all veterans at our Salute Assembly.  



 Submit the names of Active Duty  
Military Personnel or Veterans

 by Tuesday, November 4 to be included in
our Book of Honor at the Salute Assembly.


A special $2 Red, White and Blue Apparel fundraising day will be held on Wednesday, November 5th to raise money for Salute, Inc. a non-profit organization based in the northwest suburbs that actively supports military families.  



Upcoming Parent Meetings 


Ireland Trip Meeting -  Tuesday, November 4 at 7 pm in the library ~ Information meeting for parents and students about the trip to Ireland that is being planned over Easter Break 2016.  The trip is open to current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.  Students who are interested can pick up information in the Library or Room 107. 

Parents Club Meeting - Tues, November 11 at 7 pm in the library  

"Pizza, Pride & Pucks" Athletic Boosters Fundraiser - Fri, November 14 from 7 - 9 pm at Trinity Pub - all adults, ages 21 and over, are welcome to attend.


Men's Club Meeting - Tues, November 18 at 7 pm in the cafeteria

All men - fathers, step-fathers, grand-fathers, uncles and others - are welcome to attend.


Junior Parent Meeting - Wed, November 19 at 7 pm in the Little Theatre ~ Practice ACT results will be returned and the college search and college planning process will be discussed. 


Senior Parents Invited - Wed, November 19 at 7 pm to a financial aid presentation at Notre Dame College Prep High School


Athletic Boosters Meeting - Thurs, November 20 (new date) at 6 pm in the caferteria ~ All parents and athletic supporters are welcome to attend.


Parenting Resource - Did you know, that 30% of all U.S. teens have Twitter and 25% have a Vine account?   Check out these videos that explain Twitter and Vine for parents and educators.

What is Vine? A Parent Guide (Video)

What is Twitter?  A Parent Guide (Video)


Arts & Crafts Fair
 Craft Fair Logo

Saturday, November 8, 2014

10 am to 4 pm


Adult Admission - $5

Seniors/Students - $2

Children under 10 - free

Explore a variety of handcrafted items at over 180 craft displays.  Enjoy lunch in the cafeteria and shop for unique gifts, seasonal items, housewares, jewelry and tasty treats.



Fall Athletic Banquet

Cross Country
  ~ Golf ~ Swim ~ Tennis ~ Volleyball 

Resurrection's Fall Athletic Banquet will be held on Wednesday, November 12 at Victoria Beau Jolie at 6 pmTickets are now available online HERE and will be sold until November 5.


Winter Athletic Tryouts 

Basketball:  Week of November 3-7

Bowling:  Week of November 17-21

Track & Field:  Week of January 19-23

Check out specific dates & times for November tryouts here

The Resurrection Theatre Department

November 13 to 16, 2014

Thursday - Sunday performances
Thursday to Saturday at 7 pm
Sunday at 3 pm

Come out to enjoy this great dramatic comedy!
Check out the cast list here.  


Jr. Bandit Events

Thank you to the English Department for hosting the Young Women's Writing Festival on October 22.  Eighth grade girls from local grammar schools participated and had the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and writing skills.
On Saturday, December 9 the Math Department will be hosting the Young Women's Math Olympics for girls in 7th and 8th grade.  Info & Registration here
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On Friday, December 12 the Athletic Department will be hosting the Jr. Bandit Athletic Lock-InGirls in grades 5-8 are invited to an evening of food, games, and fun.  Info & Registration here
8th grade girls are welcome to shadow now on select days through January 2015 and can register here.  
The Class of 2019 Entrance Exam will be Saturday, January 10, 2015. 
7th grade girls are welcome to attend a special "Experience Res" Day on Friday, February 13, 2015 and can register here.


 Manna Program

    Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner?

Support Resurrection while you shop.  Purchase gift cards through the  Manna Program and Resurrection earns a percentage of the face value of each gift card purchased through the program. 

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.


There is still time to order from Market Day this month!
The next Resurrection College Prep High School Market Day  
orders are due online by Monday, November 10, 2014
(or drop-off order form at the Main Office by Thursday, November 6)

Market Day pick-up at Resurrection will be
Thursday, November 13 from 4-5:30 pm.
This month we are participating in a Bonus Days fundraiser
offering holiday pies and desserts.  Each item purchased
will help us reach our fundraising goal of 100 desserts.  
Stock up now for all your upcoming holiday events!
Check out the selection and place orders below.

 Place Online Orders HERE
Are you interested in ordering from Market Day, but Thursday afternoon at Res is not a good pick-up time for you?
Alternate pick-up locations
are available!

Resurrection is account 30880. 


Save the Date

for the

Charity & Truth Gala

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Fountain Blue in Des Plaines


 2015 Award Recipients

Alderman Mary O'Connor '77

The Renaissance Award

Reverend Daniel McCarthy

The Charity & Truth Award