December 2015

Save the date for the
Charity &Truth Gala
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Special Mass & Blessing 

On Thursday, November 19, 2015 a special Mass of Thanksgiving and Blessing was celebrated by Bishop Robert Kurtz. C.R., along with Deacon Robert Bulger.  Students, faculty, staff, board members and special guests participated in a blessing of each of the recent improvements at Resurrection including the interior road and school entrance, the icon of Mary in the chapel,the Think Tank, the parking lot and the Innovation Lab.  Thank you to all who made these upgrades possible.

Principal's Letter & President's Update
Take a few moments to read Principal Maria Hawk's December 2015 letter to parents and students with information about upcoming events and other news.

Also, see Sr. Donna Marie's blog for information about recent awards by members of the Resurrection College Prep High School community and more photos and information about the Thanksgiving Mass and Blessing.

 December Fine Arts Events

Holiday Dance Show
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Little Theatre at 7 pm
featuring the Resurrection Orchesis
Admission - $5 adults & $3 students

Christmas Music Festival
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Little Theatre at 3 pm
featuring the Resurrection/Notre Dame
Band, Jazz Band & Concert Choir,
the Resurrection Chamber Ensemble,
& the Resurrection Women's Choir
Admission - free

Christmas Drama Showcase
Friday, December 11, 2015
Little Theatre at 7 pm
featuring Resurrection Drama students

Admission - $1 per person or donate 2 cans of food
Parents Club Holiday Shop 'N Spa
Thursday, December 3, 2015 
6:00 - 9:00 pm in the Cafe
Free Admission

Bring your family and friends to an evening of shopping sponsored by the
Resurrection Parents Club.  Spa products and holiday gifts will be available and
the Bandit Boutique will be open for Res Spirit Apparel.

Upcoming Parent Meetings
 Be Informed *  Stay Connected * Get Involved 
Athletic Boosters Meeting - Thursday, December 10 at 6 pm in the Cafe ~ All are welcome to get involved and support the athletic program at Resurrection. The Bandit Boutique will be open and the Athletic Boosters will be selling Res Apparel on 
Thursday, December 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
during the Parents Club Holiday Shop 'N Spa.

Men's Club Meeting - Tuesday, December 15 at 7 pm in the Cafe ~ All Men are invited and encouraged to attend.  The Men's Club will also host a Men's Club Christmas Party on 
Friday, December 18 at 7 pm. Watch for details.

Parents Club Meeting - Mark your calendar for the next Parents Club Meeting
on January 12, 2016
at 7 pm in the Library 
All are welcome to attend.
We had great attendance at the November meeting featuring a guest speaker on the topic of "Teen Anxiety."  Thanks to all who supported the Parents Club Bake Sale at the Craft Fair and for all who are working to make the Parents Club Holiday Shop 'N Spa a successful event. 

Cash Raffle
The final Cash Raffle is next week!
The annual Cash Raffle is Resurrection's only mandatory fundraiser and is the only fundraiser that will fulfill your $200 fundraising fee.  The final drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 and all tickets must be returned by Monday, December 7.
#Giving Tuesday
Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday, the worldwide day dedicated to giving to the organizations where your dollars touch lives.

In the midst of our consumer culture, show your ongoing support for Resurrection College Prep with a gift that will make a difference in the lives of our students.
No amount is too big or small. 

Manna Program
 Christmas shopping made easy!
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.

Jr. Bandit Events

Girls in grades 5-8 are welcome!
  Junior Bandit Lock-In
 Friday, December 4, 2016
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Games, sports, pizza and a souvenir t-shirt.
$25 per student - registration here

Class of 2020 Entrance Exam
Saturday, January 9, 2015
7:45 am - noon

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Bandit Athletics

November Athlete of the Month 
 Congratulations to Resurrection
Varsity basketball player Jessica Pawula '16 
on being named BWW November Athlete of the Month! 

Fall Athletes Honored
The  Bandits celebrated the success of the fall sports season at the 2015-16
Fall Athletic Banquet on November 18, 2015. 
Pictured left to right GCAC/MCAC All-Conference Athletic Award recipients
Meredith Nowotarski '17 (tennis), Brittany Welch '18 (volleyball) and Analisa Martorano '17 (tennis).

Winter Athletics underway!
Come out and cheer on the Bandits Basketball and Bowling teams!
Bandit Boutique Christmas Shopping Hours
The Bandit Boutique will be open and the Athletic Boosters will be selling
Res Apparel on 
Thursday, December 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
during the 
Parents Club Holiday Shop 'N Spa.


Advent - Days of Reflection 
This Advent, we are sharing a special online daily Advent experience from Loyola Press. Following a traditional Advent calendar format, the experience invites you to slow down this season and discover the quiet moments of Advent hope. Each day of Advent, you'll be directed to a reflection, media link, or activity to inspire you. Bloggers Vinita Hampton Wright, Joe Paprocki, Paul Brian Campbell, SJ, Jim Manney, and others share resources to nurture your spirituality at this busy time of year.

Semester 1 Exam Schedule
Wednesday, December 16 - Special Schedule    10:45 dismissal
            8:30 to   9:30            Period 6 semester exam
            9:45 to 10:45             Period 7 semester exam
            10:45 - Students will be dismissed
            11:00 - Faculty/Staff Christmas luncheon in the Cafeteria
Thursday, December 17 -  Special Schedule   12:00 dismissal
            8:30 to   9:30             Period 1 semester exam
            9:45 to 10:45              Period 3 semester exam
            11:00 to 12:00            Period 5 semester exam
Friday, December 18 -  Special Schedule    10:45 dismissal
            8:30 to   9:30             Period 2 semester exam
            9:45 to 10:45              Period 4 semester exam


Golden Apple Nominations
Do you know a Resurrection teacher who inspires students to learn and succeed? Nominations for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching are open until January 5, 2016 for outstanding high school teachers who have served for a minimum of five years.  
Ten award recipients will be inducted into the esteemed Golden Apple Academy of Educators, receive a paid spring quarter sabbatical at Northwestern University, be honored at the Golden Apple Awards Ceremony on WTTW/Channel 11, and receive a $5,000 cash prize. 

Wine Glass Painting Party
     Friday, January 29, 2015
6:00 - 10:00 pm at Resurrection
$35 per person - Adults only (21 and over)