This Week’s News and Notes

NEWS AND NOTES for the Weeks of February 19 & 26, 2018

For a hard copy of this week’s News & Notes, click here. News and Notes for Feb 19

Monday, February 19 Presidents’ Day                                        NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday, February 20 3:00 – 4:00 pm Title I
Wednesday, February 21 3:00 – 4:00 pm Children’s Choir Practice
Thursday, February 22 3:00-3:34pm After school detention for students with 3or more latenesses

3:00 – 4:00 pm Song and Dance

3:15-4:30 Chess Club 2nd Introductory Meeting

Friday, February 23 1:00 pm Stations of the Cross – Grades 5-8
Saturday, February 24 6:30- 11:00 pm Comedy Night (No tickets will be sold at the door)
Monday, February 26 3:00 – 4:00 pm Title I
Tuesday, February 27 3:00 – 4:00 pm Title I
Wednesday, February 28 3:00 – 4:00 pm Children’s Choir Practice
Thursday, March 1 3:00 – 4:00 pm Song and Dance

3:15-4:30 Chess Club Meeting (Fee required)

Deadline to apply for a scholarship from Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

Friday, March 2 8:30 am First Friday Mass for Grades PK4-8 (Peacemaker certificates for February distributed after Mass.)

1:00 pm Stations of the Cross – Grades K-4

Sunday, March 4 12:00 pm Harlem Globetrotters at Wells Fargo Center

Snow Days, Early Dismissals and Delayed Openings

Please keep in mind that Resurrection Regional does not make the decisions about closing due to inclement weather. The Office of Catholic Education makes the decision for “All Philadelphia Archdiocesan Schools.” You must listen for that announcement on the radio or TV. As soon as we get the notification, we will try to post it on our website as well as email parents and send a text/voice message. Remember that there is no CARES for early dismissals and morning CARES will start at the delayed time for delayed openings, eg. 8:30 am for a 10:00 am opening.

New Lateness Policy

Any student who arrives after 8:05 AM is considered late. Students must report to the school office for a late slip before reporting to class. The morning car line doors will be closed at 8:05 AM and students arriving after that time must enter through the main doors on Shelmire Ave. Students arriving after 8:15 AM must be accompanied into school and signed in by a parent or guardian. Three unexcused late slips within a trimester will warrant a 45-minute after school detention for grades 5 to 8. Students in grade K to 4 will serve detention at lunch recess. A late detention day will be listed on the monthly calendar. Any subsequent lateness within the month will warrant further detentions. Three detentions in the same trimester will lead to a one day out of school suspension. Consistent lateness will result in a student, parent, teacher, and principal meeting. Parents will be notified about a detention their child must serve and parents are responsible for providing transportation home for after school detentions.

Registration for 2018-2019

We have already received many Intent to Return Forms as well as Re-Registration papers. If you have not already returned these forms, please do so as soon as possible and remember to send in your Re-Registration Fee along with your Re-Registration Form. Your registration is not complete unless the form comes in with the money.

New Student Registration is continuing for the 2018-2019 school year by appointment only.  Be aware that PreK and K are filling up quickly so if you are planning to register another child or have friends or families who wish to register, please encourage them to do so as soon as possible.

Chess Club Introduction
The Knights School is a student paid after school chess club. There will be two FREE introduction classes on February 15th and February 22nd. Coach Luke will be at Resurrection to introduce the program and play chess with the students. To learn more about the program, check online at www.THEKNIGHTSCHOOL.COM.

Safe Environment Training

The next class for Protecting God’s Children will be held at Father Judge High School (3301 Solly Ave. Phila. PA) on March 13th at 6:30  PM.  This class is mandatory for all volunteers and employees who have not yet taken a class.

You must register online for the class at the Archdiocesan website.

Pretzel Order

There will be 18 days for pretzels in March (3/5 through 3/28) at a cost of $7.20. Please send in the exact amount by Thursday, February 22, 2018. No change will be returned.  If you have more than one child, each child must return a separate form. You may return the total amount of money with the oldest child but please make a note of the payment on each child’s order form. Forms can be downloaded from the FORMS link on the school website.

Altar Servers

Any Catholic student from Grades 5 through 8 (including P.R.E.P) is eligible to become an altar server. Deacon Friel had a training session on Saturday, February 3rd, at 10:00 am in the Upper Church but he will have more sessions if the need arises. Please contact Deacon Friel at the rectory or download the Altar Server Form from the school website under the FORMS link.

Home and School News

Save the dates for these upcoming exciting events planned by the Home and School for the 2017-2018 school year.

Saturday, February 24 – Comedy Night

Sunday, March 25 – Father Daughter Dance FLYER

Saturday, April 7 – Mother Son Bingo FLYER

Service Project – Food Drive to support Philabundance,  January 29 – February 16

Our food drive was very successful. We collected a total of 30 boxes of food which will be distributed to needy families throughout the Philadelphia area. Thank you to all who contributed to this drive.

Box Tops and Labels for Education

Here are the box top totals for November through February 15, 2018.

Room # Submitted   Room # Submitted
20 0   9 34
24 34   10 121
19 0   14 161
22 73   16 0
29 64   18 0
30 227   11 271
25 87   12 211
28 271   3 540
7 68   5 116
8 119   3 0
      TOTAL 2,380

Thank you for being so attentive to this fundraiser for our school. We are also grateful to Mrs. Powers for all her hard work as the Box Tops/Labels Coordinator for Resurrection Regional School.  Don’t forget to continue to collect your labels and box tops.

The following students brought in the most for each room and have earned a Dress Down Day.

Mason Woolerton 22 73 Haley Walker 29 41 Madison Shall 30 32
Aislinn Murray 25 43 Jack Lanzalotti 28 137 Chase Fleming 7 28
Dayton Berkheimer 8 50 Jocelyn Appenzeller 9 18 Nicole DeLeon-Carmona 10 52
Nicole Marlow 14 104 Michael Frank 11 201 Jessica Hucke 12 172
Lily Hart 3 507 John Cooney 5 74 THANK YOU & enjoy your dress down day!

Scholarship News
Applications for BLOCS Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year are available at If your child is planning on attending Resurrection, an Archdiocesan high school or select private schools, please apply now if you are in need of a scholarship. FACTS is the replacement for SMARTAID as the means of applying for a BLOCS scholarship. In order to apply, you will need to have your most recent tax documents available. 2017 tax documents will need to be uploaded after January to complete your application. For questions about the application process, please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637. This should make things easier for you since we already use FACTS for tuition.

Children’s Scholarship Fund PhiladelphiaThe deadline to apply is Thursday, March 1, 2018.

We have already been notified that some of our families were selected in the early lottery drawing to receive a scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. Congratulations! There is still time to apply if you haven’t already done so.  Apply online at ( Scholarships are selected by lottery so if you did not receive one last year you can always reapply and maybe you’ll be selected this time.

High School News       High School Night at Resurrection Regional – Tuesday, March 6 (Details to follow.)

7th Grade Universal Visitation Day – March 14, 2018

Check each school’s website for additional information pertaining to that high school.

Little Flower –;   St. Hubert –;

Father Judge –; Archbishop Ryan –;

Bishop McDevitt –; Mercy Vocational –

Community News

Track and Field signups will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in the school gym from 6:00 – 7:30 pm throughout the month of February. Boys and girls from third grade (born in 2007 & 2008) through eighth grade are eligible to run. The fee is $55 and due at the time of signups. For more information, contact John Forsythe at 267-333-8491 or

Cheltenham Sports offers a Spring Roller Hockey Program at Elkins Park Elementary School for girls and boys ages 5 and above. It is a community not a school program so it does not matter where the child resides. This developmental program plays in-house games on Sunday afternoons from Mid-March – June at a cost of $65 for the season. For more information or to register, go to

Dance Explosion at 7727 Castor Avenue is a family owned dance school located in Northeast Philadelphia since 1985. Its focus is to provide a quality fun dance education for ages 2 through adult, beginner and advanced levels. Classes are offered in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Toddler Combo and Cheer/Tumbling. Private Lessons are also available. 1 class $45.00 a month* 2 classes $80.00 a month* 3 classes $120.00 a month* * Tuition is due the first class of each month. Open Registration at the Studio is going on now. Stop in the studio or call for more information.  Dance Registration Fee:  New Student /New Families ONLY $15.00 per student/$25.00 per family – FREE REGISTRATION COUPON found on our Facebook page


Summer Opportunities

Northeast Family Summer Camp at St. Dominic will run Monday through Friday from June 18, 2018 – August 10, 2018. The camp is for children ages 5 through 12 and will provide a safe and caring environment for your children from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm every day. The cost is $175 per week for 1 child, $320 per week for 2 children and $440 per week for 3 children. For more information, download the flyer or go to


Monday, March 5 1:15 pm Confessions Grades 2-8
Tuesday, March 6 High School Night at Resurrection Regional (Details to follow)
Wednesday, March 7 6:00 – 7:00 pm Swap Shop in Room 6 of main school building
Thursday, March 8 Grades 6 & 7 Connelly Trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences
Friday, March 9 2nd Trimester ends

1:00 pm Stations of the Cross – Grades 5-8

Tuesday, March 14 1:00 PM Dismissal     NO PM CARES

4:00 pm Confirmation

Fr. Jim DeGrassa Pastor 215-745-3211
Mr. Jack Bellantoni Principal 215-742-1127
Ms. Annemarie Garvey My Students Progress; Scholarships 215-742-1127
Mrs. Annette Handley Home and School President
Mrs. Carolann Powers Boxtops and Labels Coordinator
Mrs. Rosemarie Kazoroski SCRIP Coordinator

Office Hours:  

Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat 9AM to 11AM; Wed, Fri,  6PM to 8PM

Ms. Karen Fitzgerald P.R.E.P. 215-742-1127 x120
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