Res Reminders - Week of February 7, 2016
Charity & Truth Gala Auctions & Reservations

The Resurrection Charity & Truth Gala is just 2 weeks away and will be held on Saturday, February 20 from 6 pm  to 11 pm at Café La Cave in Des Plaines.  Reservations are due by Wednesday, February 10 - don't miss out on the fun!  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.  Reservations available here.

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.

Big Money Raffle 

The Big Money Raffle to benefit the Sr. Mary Monica Hope Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, February 20 at the Charity & Truth Gala. The ticket price is $50 and only 500 tickets will be sold.  Take a chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize while you support the Hope Scholarship Fund. The winner need not be present to win! Raffle tickets available here.

Toiletry Drive Extended to tomorrow
- Monday, February 8

The toiletry drive has been extended to tomorrow. Donations of all toiletry items are welcome and will be donated to the New Hope Community Food Pantry.  Suggested items by level:

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

Res Readers Book Drive
- February 8 - 19

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.  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.

Natural Helpers Week - Week of February 8

The Resurrection Guidance Office and the Natural Helpers student organization is hosting a week focused on positive ways to handle some of life's challenges.  The themes for each day include:

Monday- Stress & Anxiety
Tuesday- Pay it Forward day & Stereotypes
Wednesday- Learning Disabilities
Thursday- Depression
Friday- No classes
Online Registration for 2016-17 School Year

Parents - your daughter will be registering for her next year classes online the week of March 6. YOUR Parent Connect account is the only one with the security clearance needed to access the online registration feature, not your daughter's.
If you need your Parent Connect log in/password information, please contact registrar Mary Kaye Ulczak at 773.775.6616 Ext. 127.

Curriculum Guide

The 2016-17 Curriculum Guide is available here. Students will be meeting on February 11 to receive information about registration and placement. Online registration will be the week of March 6.  
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.

Safety Alert

See this link for a Community Alert from the Chicago Police Department regarding a recent attempted child luring.  As always, students are reminded to use safe travel practices, including traveling in pairs and being aware of their surroundings.

This Week:
Natural Helpers Week

Mon, February 8 - Toiletry Drive ends 

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

Tues, Feb 9
Natural Helpers will sponsor a $2 spirit apparel day - proceeds will go to Misericordia

Wed, Feb 10 - Ash Wednesday
- prayer service at 8:25

Thurs, Feb 11 -
freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have class meetings during seminar regarding 2016-17 registration and placement

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

Next Week:

World Languages Week

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

Looking Forward:

Wed, Feb 24 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 
students will be dismissed at noon -
Register for conference here - Conferences offered from 1 - 6pm

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

Fri, April 15 - Trivia Night at 7 pm at Resurrection


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