This Week’s News and Notes

FINAL NEWS AND NOTES for 2017-2018

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Tuesday, May 29 3:00 – 4:30 PM Song and Dance Practice
Wednesday, May 30 3:00-4:00 pm Children’s Choir
Thursday, May 31 3:00 – 4:30 PM Song and Dance Practice
Friday, June 1 8:30 am First Friday Mass for Grades PK4-8
Tuesday, June 5 3:00 – 4:30 PM Song and Dance Practice
Wednesday, June 6 9:00 am PK3 Closing Exercises

3:00 – 4:00 pm Children’s Choir

3:00 – 4:30 PM Song and Dance Practice

6:00-7:00 pm Swap Shop in Room 6 of Main Building

Thursday, June 7 9:00 am PK4 Closing Exercises

3:00 – 4:30 PM Song and Dance Practice

Friday, June 8 Last Day for Hot Lunch and Afternoon CARES (Morning CARES ends on 6/15)

9:00 am Kindergarten Closing Exercises

3:00 – 4:30 PM Song and Dance Practice

7:00-10:00 pm School Dance for Grades 4-8 (Permission form required – June 8 dance)

Saturday, June 9 6:30 pm Song and Dance Show – Snow White and Friends (Order Form – 2018 Snow White Form)
Sunday, June 10 2:30 pm Song and Dance Show – Snow White and Friends  (Order Form – 2018 Snow White Form)
Monday, June 11 Spirit Day Grades 1-4                                                                     NOON DISMISSAL
Tuesday, June 12 Spirit Day Grades 5-8                                                                     NOON DISMISSAL
Wednesday, June 13 Teacher Clerical Day                                                            NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

6:00 pm 8th Grade Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 14 NOON DISMISSAL
Friday, June 15 8:30 am Closing Mass for Grades 1-7                                           10:30 am DISMISSAL

Report Cards distributed in class                               

Scholarships for the 2018-2019 School Year
Thank you to all of you who have applied for scholarships. Though there is no guarantee that you will receive one, we will try our best to give everyone a scholarship. The scholarship amount from BLOCS and/or BRIDGE will depend on the OSTC/EITC moneys that have been designated for Resurrection Regional Catholic School.

In the summer, the rectory will be notified of all scholarship amounts and the adjustments will be made to your tuition. Keep in mind that, if you are paying in full, the scholarship amount will be deducted from the full tuition, not the 10% discounted amount.

Recipients of the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia should have been notified by CSFP of the scholarship amount they will be receiving. If you do not know what that amount is, email Half of the scholarship amount will be applied in the fall and the remaining half in the spring.

BLOCS and BRIDGE FOUNDATION Scholarships will be determined in the summer.  You will receive a letter from school informing you of the amount you will be receiving.  Amounts will vary based on your need and the scholarship moneys available to our school.

No One Fights Alone

Our school was a sea of purple on Wednesday, May 23rd as we showed our support for Ms. Galanti. Everyone kept the t- shirts a secret and Ms. Galanti was quite overwhelmed when she came into the gym! Fr. Jim even bestowed a special blessing on her. Thank you to all who purchased t-shirts in support of Ms. Galanti. Now we all need to continue praying for her. If you did not order a t-shirt and would like one, we are sending in another order. The order form can be downloaded here (No one fights alone) or from the FORMS link on the school website. Deadline for orders is Monday, June 4th.

Shipwrecked Vacation Bible Camp

Resurrection or Our Lord Parish will hold a Vacation Bible Camp June 18 – June 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon for children currently in Grades K -4. There is no cost for this camp! Download the registration here (VBC 2018 SUMMER REGISTRATION FORM AND INFORMATION) or from the FORMS link on the school website.

Alumni News

Madison McLaverty (Class of 2015 and sister of Daniel in fifth grade) was recently inducted into the National Honor Society at St. Basil Academy. Congratulations, Madison! What an honor for you and for our school.

St. Hubert High School has announced its Academic Awards for 2017-2018 and Resurrection Regional Catholic School was very well represented.  Recipients are:

Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
Victoria Barreto Tara Deslouches Haley Marie Bauer Nicole Gallagher Ailish McDermott Kelly Seklecki
Kaylee Drummond Emily Devlin Veronica Brinkworth Leah Gill Stephanie Williams  
Amy Marie Page Lauren Hirschman Bridgette Devlin Caitlyn Grailing    
  Anna Marie Kiessling Erin Fitzpatrick Becca McCue    

Box Tops and Labels for Education

Here are the box top totals for March -May:

Room # Submitted   Room # Submitted
20 0   9 74
24 132   10 264
19 82   13 0
22 0   14 247
29 1   11 98
30 58   12 407
25 69   16 0
28 0   18 17
7 117   3 382
8 98   5 162
      TOTAL 2,205

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 over the summer. We will be doing this again next year. Students in each room who brought in the most labels will receive a Dress-Down Pass. Those students are:

Room 24 Lucas Sellers  (105) Room 8 Makala Jones (35) Room 12 Gabriella Murray (304)
Room 19 Jacob Nur-Chowdhury  (9) Room 9 Ava Ford (11) Room 18 Ian Hendrix  (17)
Room 30 Christian Sabatini  (11) Room 10 Edzer Turenne (142) Room 3 Lily Hart (382)
Room 25 Aislinn Murry  (25) Room 14 Daniel McLaverty (207) Room 5 Kristina Donaghy (119)
Room 7 Chase Fleming  (21) Room 11 Michael Frank  (33)    

TerraNova Results

As you know, students in Grades 3,4,5,6 and 7 took the TerraNova Test in March. We are quite pleased with the results! As you will note from the chart below, in almost every grade Resurrection Regional students did better than the students in the Catholic Schools in Philadelphia. Scores are reported as National Percentiles.

Grade Philadelphia Catholic Schools Resurrection Regional Catholic School
3 55 70
4 52 65
5 53 61
6 58 47
7 70 78

Community News
The Resurrection CYO cheerleaders would like to invite you to their upcoming event, Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, June 8, 7:00-11:00 pm at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall. (The Resurrection hall was unavailable on the desired dates.)

For more information, download the flyer here or from the FORMS link on the school website.

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

Archbishop Ryan High School will be hosting a number of summer camps for sports, academics and theater. Dates vary depending on the activity. More information including hours and reservations can be found at

St. Hubert High School will be hosting the following summer camps.
Week 1 July 9-13 includes sessions in Art, Digital Art, Sewing and Robotics
Week 2 July 16-20 theater camp
For any questions please contact Jennifer in the admissions office at 215-624-6840 ext. 258 or via email  Register today at

Choir Camp at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

This is a wonderful opportunity, if your child loves to sing. The Cathedral is hosting its first Cathedral Choir Festival this upcoming July.  This festival will offer a unique musical opportunity for boys and girls, ages 7-15, to learn sacred repertoire, vocal techniques, sight-singing and music theory, culminating in a concert in the beautiful Cathedral.   The camp will be held Monday & Tuesday, July 23 & 24, 2018, from 9:00-am-5:00pm. The cost is only $50. For more information, contact Charlene Angelini, Director of Cathedral Parish Music at or download the flyer from the FORMS link on the school website.

Brothers of Borromeo Vocation Camp

Boys in Grades 6, 7 & 8 are invited to a summer day of fun, food and faith at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary with the Philadelphia Seminarians. The registration fee of $25 includes supplies, lunch and dinner. To register of for more information, go to

Lower Mayfair Recreation Center is offering a summer gymnastics program. Two sessions are available: June 5th – 28th and July 10th – 31st. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm for ages 4 and older beginners. Team and Mini-Prep will come from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. The cost for each session is $125 due at registration. Registrations will be held on Tuesday May 15th or May 22nd and Thursday May 17th or May 24th from 6:00-8:00 pm. For more information, contact Jessica Galdo at 267-246-6517.

Dance Explosion at 7727 Castor Avenue announces its summer dance session. All Classes will be held on Thursday nights starting Thursday July 26th and ending Thursday August 23rd . The cost is $50 a class for the 5 week sessions. See flyer for more information. Summer classes are: 

5:00PM – 5:45PM – Toddler Combo Class Ballet / Tap / Jazz (ages 2-6) – $50

5:45PM – 6:30PM – Hip Hop Class (ages 7 and up) – $50

6:30PM – 7:15PM – Ballet Class (ages 7 and up) – $50

7:15PM – 8:00PM – Tap / Jazz Combo (ages 7 and up) – $50

8:00PM – 9:00PM– Core/Toning/Abs Dance Workout Class (ages teen to adult) – $50


All are invited to the Annual Dance Recital, Friday June 15th doors open at 7pm show time 7:30pm / tickets available at the door! Recital location: Klein JCC / 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116.

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Opening of School September 2018

Wednesday, Sep. 5 Opening Day of School for Grades 1-8        8:00 AM – 12:00 PM                  Noon Dismissal
Thursday, Sep. 6  Grades 1-8                                                       8:00 AM – 12:00 PM                  Noon Dismissal

PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarten Orientation     @    7:00 PM

Friday, Sep. 7 Grades 1-8                 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM                                                         Noon Dismissal

Kindergarten             8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

PreK Boys                  9:00 AM– 10:00 AM                           

PreK Girls                 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Monday, Sep. 10 Full Day of School for all students                      

Morning and Afternoon CARES begins.                       Breakfast and Hot Lunch begins.                                                                          

Wednesday, Sep. 12 Back to School Night  Grades 5-8          @      7:00 PM
Thursday, Sep. 13 Back to School Night  Grades 1-4          @      7:00 PM


Fr. Jim DeGrassa Pastor 215-745-3211
Mr. Jack Bellantoni Principal 215-742-1127
Ms. Annemarie Garvey My Students Progress; Website; 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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