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October 2016

Resurrection Open Houses
Thursday, October 27
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 6
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Open House Information 
Student Ambassadors - save the dates for our fall Open Houses!
Shadow Days for 8th Grade Girls
8th grade girls are welcome to  schedule a day now to spend the 
at Resurrection with a current student.

Watch our video WHY RES?

Jr. Bandit Events

Jr. High Fine Arts Workshop
Friday, October 14, 2016
for 5th - 8th grade girls
5:00 - 7: 30 pm at Resurrection 
Complete details & registration 
Young Women's Writing Festival
Thursday, October 20, 2016
for 8th grade girls 
3:30 -  5:00 pm at Resurrection
Complete details
Young Women's Math Olympics
Thursday, November 17, 2016 
for 7th & 8th grade girls
2:30 -  5:00 pm at Resurrection
Complete details & registration
Jr. Bandit Night
Friday, December 2, 2016
for 5th - 8th grade girls
5:00 - 8:00 pm at Resurrection

Please help us share the news about these upcoming
junior high events with your neighbors and friends!

Student Progress Conferences 
Thursday, October 6Conferences 
 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm  

If your daughter's teacher's or guidance counselor's conference time slots are filled, you are encouraged to email him/her to schedule a conference for a different day/time.  If you ever need to speak with a teacher or guidance counselor, please do not hesitate to schedule a conference with him/her at any time by clicking here for our staff directory to send an email.  
All of the teachers and guidance counselors have office hours from 7:30-8:15 am every morning and would be happy to meet with you regarding any questions or concerns that you may have.  If that time does not work well for you, you can also request a phone conference. Resurrection strongly encourages teacher-student-parent communication, so please contact your daughter's teacher/guidance counselor any time you have a question or concern. 

Upcoming Parent Meetings & Reminders
Thursday, October 6 - Student Progress Conferences from 2:30-5:00 & 6:00-8:30 pm

Tuesday, October 11 - Senior Parent Financial Aid Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Library

Wednesday, October 12 - Athletic Booster's Meeting at 7 pm in the Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 18 - Men's Club Meeting at 7 pm in the Cafeteria

Thursday, October 20 - Parents Club Dino's Fundraising Night

Tuesday, November 15 - Parents Club Meeting at 7 pm in the Library

President's Blog & Principal's Page

Take a look at Sr. Donna's Principal's blog for recent student accomplishments and Mr. Piwowarski's Principal's page for his October Principal's letter with recent news and events.

Senior Financial Aid Night
 Tuesday, October 11, 2016  
6:30 pm in the Library 

The Resurrection Guidance Department is hosting a financial aid meeting for Senior students and their parents. The guest speaker will be FAFSA representative and Resurrection alumna Maria Marella. All senior parents are strongly encouraged to attend.  

Our presenter has recommended that parents and daughters who have not yet obtained an "FSA ID" do so before attending the presentation. The FSA ID allows parents and students access to transfer IRS Data to the FAFSA, and acts as the electronic signature when submitting the FAFSA.
Starting October 1, families are able to file the 2017-2018 FAFSA. Please use the following link: 1st is just the start date for FAFSA, but please review this helpful information regarding FAFSA and financial aid

Parents and students can access the FSA ID Web site at Parents should obtain the FSA ID only for themselves, and not for their daughter(s). Daughters should obtain their own FSA ID. Parents and their daughter(s) should write down this information, including the FSA ID and associated e-mail address, password and challenge questions and responses, so that this information is not forgotten. It will be needed each time the student submits a FAFSA or a correction.
Parents may not share an e-mail address with their daughters in the FSA ID system. An e-mail address is not required to obtain an FSA ID, although it is strongly encouraged. If you have questions about obtaining the FSA ID, please bring them with to the presentation.

Junior Ring Mass
October 13, 2016
6:30 pm at St. John Brebeuf 
8307 N. Harlem Ave, Niles, IL 60714
Students must arrive by 6:15 pm at the St. John Brebeuf Parish Center.

Parents Club will be hosting a reception following the Mass.

Juniors - Jr. Ring Mass Rehearsal will be Wednesday, October 12 immediately
after school in the Resurrection gym.  Please plan accordingly.


Fall Wine Glass Painting Party

Parents, alumnae and friends (ages 21+) are invited to 
Goblets & Goblins: An Autumn Wine Glass Painting Party
Friday, October 21 at Resurrection 
Doors will open at 6 pm
Painting will be from 7 pm to 9 pm
Bar will close at 10 pm
Reservations are $35 per person

Includes a wine glass to paint, all materials and group instruction from Resurrection Art Teacher Jen Salerno. A cash bar will be available and participants are welcome to bring their own snacks. 

Unable to attend? You can still take a chance to win an amazing Amazon Echo.  

Raffle tickets are $10 each & the winner will be pulled at the
Goblets and Goblins Wine Glass Painting Party.  Winner need not be present to win.
Click here to buy your raffle ticket today!

Parents Club Socials
The Resurrection Parents Club will be hosting social events
to bring together Res parents. Please join us!

 Freshmen & Sophomore Parent Social
Friday, October 28, 2016
7:30 pm at Nonno Pino's
$16 per person
Pizza, Pasta & Salad - Soda and Coffee
Cash Bar will be available.

Junior and Senior Parent Social
Friday, November 11, 2016
 7:30 pm at Nonno Pino's
 $16 per person
Pizza, Pasta & Salad - Soda and Coffee
Cash Bar will be available.

Nonno Pino's is located at 6718 N Northwest Hwy in Edison Park.

Bandit Athletics
Come cheer on the Bandits - see the schedule of games and events for 
Cross CountryGolfSwimmingTennis and Volleyball.

Fall Athletic Banquet 
 Thursday, November 3
at 6 pm at White Eagle Banquets.  
Watch for details!

Winter Athletic Tryouts
Basketball - Week of October 30 - watch for details
Bowling - November 14 & 15 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Habetler Bowl

Fundraising Update
Congratulations to the Cash Raffle winners from the 1st drawing, held on September 26: Student winner of $100 - Crystal Mort and Prize winner of $1000 - Bina Walsh.  The next Cash Raffle drawing will be held on November 1

Thank you to all of our students, families and staff for your support of the annual Walk-A-Thon! Together we raised $31,146.75 and achieved a 98% participation rate, which means that we met our goals and there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 7.

Please note - the fundraising timeline that was sent home contained an error on the final Cash Raffle Drawing date.  The correct date for the final Cash Raffle Drawing is December 8, 2016.

Thank you for all you do to support the educational environment for 
your daughter here at Resurrection College Prep!

A Walk Through Mary's Garden
A morning reflection as we conclude the Year of Mercy
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
at the Resurrection Convent
$35 per person - includes lunch 

Details are available here.
Please RSVP by October 25, 2016 to Lana O'Brien at or 773.775.6616 Ext 111.

Wanted - Old Cell Phones
Do you have any old cell phones sitting around your house that you aren't utilizing anymore? Would you love to help in the education and empowerment of amazing young women? If you answered yes, then please consider donating your old phone (iPhone or Android) to Resurrection College Prep's Technology Department! 

We are incorporating the use of virtual reality content into our classrooms and through the use of Google Cardboard headsets (ours are actually plastic), o
ur students can virtually visit a number of great places. The Sistine Chapel, Verona, museums, natural wonders and more will give students a first-hand look at the things they are learning about. For an iPhone, it needs to be at least an iPhone 5. For Android, it must be able to run OS 4.4. Any phones that are donated will be completely wiped of any information that may be left on it. Contact Resurrection Educational Technologist Joe Lascon at with any questions.

Make a direct contribution to support Resurrection College Prep.

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