Res Reminders - Week of January 31, 2016

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Resurrection will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week with prayer, acts of compassion, sharing of knowledge and expressing gratitude.  Thank you to all of the Resurrection families who make a Resurrection education possible for their daughters!  See the complete schedule of activities planned for Catholic Schools Week at Resurrection here.

Toiletry Drive - this week - Monday to Friday - February 1-5

In conjunction with Catholic Schools Week, a toiletry drive will be held and all donations will go to New Hope Food Pantry.  Student collections will be made in their English classes.
       Freshmen: deodorant and soap
       Sophomores: toothbrushes and toothpaste
       Juniors: Hair care items (i.e. brushes, combs, hair ties)
       Seniors: feminine hygiene products
       Staff: lotion and moisturizer

Charity & Truth Gala Ad Book & Auctions

The Resurrection Charity & Truth Gala is just 3 weeks away.  Make your reservations and check out ALL the ways you can support the Gala - by placing a Well Wisher ad, donating a bottle of wine, regifting items for our baskets and auction, donating gift certificate or helping solicit donated items.

Ads for the Ad Book are being accepted until tomorrow, Monday, February 1. Place an ad for your business in our Ad Book or send "Well Wishes" to your Resurrection student, to our faculty, to the Sisters of the Resurrection, or to our award recipients.  Ads begin at just $25.  See the Sponsorship & Advertising Participation Form to place an ad. 
Raffles, Silent & Live Auction items are being accepted until Wednesday, February 10.  See the Sponsorship & Advertising Participation Form for details.  Please contact Carol Marchetti at or 773.775.6616 Ext 112 or Alisa Martorano at or 773.775.6616 Ext 142 or if you have any questions.

The Charity & Truth Gala will be held on Saturday, February 20 from  6 pm  to 11 pm at Café La Cave in Des Plaines.  Join us as we celebrate and support the Resurrection College Prep Community and present our Renaissance Award to Sr. Stephanie Blaszczynski, C.R. and our Charity and Truth Award to Dr. Christine Kelly (posthumous).  The evening will feature silent & live auctions, cocktails and dinner, entertainment and dancing.  Reservations are available online  and parent and alumnae tables are forming.

Parents Club Lou Malnati's Fundraiser 

Support Resurrection while you dine! Resurrection will receive 20% of sales from Lou Malnati's Pizzeria  (Park Ridge and Harwood Heights locations) on Tuesday, February 2 from 4:00 - 10:00 pm when you present this flyer.

Res Readers Book Drive 

The Res Readers Book Drive to benefit the organization "Chicago Books to Women in Prison" will be held Monday, February 8 to Friday, February 19, 2016.  In particular, the following books are in high need: fiction, young adult booksdictionariesinstructional foreign language books and books in Spanish. Books will be collected in the Resurrection Library.

Scholarship Opportunity - John P. and Margaret M. Loftus Scholarship

The John P. and Margaret M. Loftus Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of John P. and Margaret M. Loftus and was established by their family as a memorial to their parents who believed education is the key to a successful future and that education creates opportunities for that success. The $500-$2000 scholarship is awarded to student(s) who work to their full academic capacity and have a strong work ethic; show leadership and community involvement; are respected by their peers and teachers and demonstrate financial need by completing the 2015-16 PSAS. Applications are available online  or in the main office and are due back by February 15, 2016.  

Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Application Process

The application process for tuition assistance and scholarships begins in January of each year when the PSAS (Private School Aid Service) applications become available on the day of the Entrance Exam. Applications will be available in the main office. In addition, you can download the application here. The PSAS application is the application for tuition assistance and must be completed for many need-based scholarship opportunity as well. PSAS applications are due back to the PSAS company before their March 18, 2016 deadline. 
Complete the 2016-17 PSAS Online
PSAS Online Info Guide
Print the 2016-17 PSAS Application
Scholarship applications will be available beginning March 1, 2016. Applications are available in the main office and on the school's website. Scholarship applications are due Monday, April 4, 2016. Both the scholarships and the tuition assistance awards are announced by the beginning of June.

Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Opportunity

All Resurrection students and families are invited to join the Resurrection National Honor Society on March 19, 2016 to package meals at the "Feed My Starving Children" location in Libertyville.  Students can sign up in room 216 or by contacting Ms. Konow.

This Week:

Mon, Feb 1 - Catholic Schools Week begins 

Mon to Fri, February 1 to 5 - Toiletry Drive

Tues, Feb 2 - Freshmen & Sophomore class retreats  (8:15 am - 3 pm at Res)

Tues, Feb 2 - No school for Juniors and Seniors 

Tues, Feb 2 - Lou Malnati's Fundraiser from 4 pm to 10 pm

Wed, Feb 3 - 2016-17 Curriculum Overview for all Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors during their Seminars

Thurs, Feb 4 - Track & Field Parent Meeting at 6 pm in the Cafe

Thurs & Fri, Feb 4 & 5 - Alumnae Career Panels

Thurs, Feb 4 - Student Council V Show at 7 pm in the Little Theatre

Fri, Feb 5 - Catholic School Week Liturgy at 8:30 am in the Gym

Next Week:

Mon to Fri, February 8 to 12 - Res Readers Book Drive

Wed, Feb 10 - Ash Wednesday

Thurs, Feb 11 - Athletic Booster Club Meeting
at 6 pm in the Main Office Conference Room

Fri, Feb 12 - 7th Grade "Experience Res" Day - No classes for current students

Mon, Feb 15 - Presidents' Day - No school

Tues, Feb 16 - Men's Club Meeting at 7 pm at Resurrection

Sat, Feb 20Charity & Truth Gala from 6 pm to 11 pm at Cafe La Cave in Des Plaines

Wed, Feb 24 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Fri, Feb 26 - Faculty Institute Day - No classes 

Sun, March 6 to Sun, March 13 - Online 2016-17 Registration for current students

Tues, March 8 - Parents Club Meeting at 7 pm in the Library

Sat, March 12 - Spring Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 am - 4 pm at Res

Thurs, March 24 - Sun, April 3 - Easter Break


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