This Week’s News and Notes

NEWS AND NOTES for November 19 & 26, 2018

For a hard copy of this week’s News and Notes, click here. (News and Notes for Nov 19)

Monday, November 19 NO Title I Extended Day
Tuesday, November 20 NO Title I Extended Day
Wednesday, November 21 11:00 am Prayer Service in church (All are welcome)                    NOON DISMISSAL

                                NO PM CARES                NO BREAKFAST

Thursday, Friday, November 22, 23 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY RECESS                            NO SCHOOL
Monday, November 26 Classes resume

3:00 – 4:00pm Title I Extended Day

Tuesday, November 27 3:00-4:00pm Title I Extended Day
Wednesday, November 28 3:00 – 4:00pm  Choir practice
Thursday, November 29 3:00 – 4:30pm  5th grade practice for Kimmel Center musical
Friday, November 30 3rd grade goes to St. Hubert Girls High School to see The Little Mermaid
Saturday, December 1 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Craft Fair (Santa visits 10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Sunday, December 2 3:00 pm Christmas Concert in church

Parent Conferences 2018

As you know, parent conferences are scheduled for Thursday, December 13th from 3:00 – 8:30 PM and Friday, December 14th from 8:00 – 11:30 AM. All scheduling will be done online on a first come, first serve basis. This should make it easier for you to see what times are available and schedule a time that best suits your needs. Click on the appropriate link below to schedule a conference. Note that teachers in grades 5-8 will have shared conferences with their grade partners. If you would like to make an appointment with a Specials teacher such as Ms. Galanti, please contact that teacher directly. Email addresses for these teachers can be found on the school website.

Grade Teacher Sign Up Link Grade Teacher Sign Up Link
PK3-21 Mrs. Turco 3-7 Mrs. Lamberti
PK3-23 Mrs. Darcy 3-8 Mrs. Peluzzo
PK4-17 Mrs. Gaynor 4-9 Ms. Flaherty
PK4-20 Mrs. Lamplugh 4-10 Ms. Devlin
K-19 Mrs. Hediger 5-13 &


Ms. Braunstein &

Mrs. Jernigan
K-22 Ms. Wilson
K-24 Ms. Dost 6-11 &


Ms. Rowan &

Mr. Feltwell
1-29 Ms. Baldwin
1-30 Mrs. O’Donnell 7-16 &


Mrs. Lennox &

Mrs. Harwick
2-25 Ms. Coleman
2-28 Ms. McCann 8-5 &


Ms. Mastropietro &

Mrs. Swift

Resso Night at Barnes & Noble

Come out and join us at Barnes & Noble at the Neshaminy Mall on Tuesday, December 11, from 5:30-8:00pm. A percentage of all sales will be contributed back to our school. See flyer (Barnes and Noble) for more details and the voucher which must be presented at the time of the sale. If you cannot attend this night, visit to support us online from 12/11/18 to 12/16/18 by entering Bookfair ID 12396842 at checkout.

Alumni News

Twenty-two students were recently inducted into the National Honor Society at St. Hubert Girls High School. Six of them (that’s 27%) were Resso graduates from the Class of 2016! They are: Veronica Brinkworth, Ailish McDermott, Bridget Devlin, Erin Fitzpatrick, Leah Gill and Caitlin Grailing.  Congratulations, girls! You make us proud.

Eighth Grade News

The eighth grade will be having a fundraiser at Applebees, 9142 Roosevelt Blvd., on Saturday, December 15, from 8:00-10:00am. Come out and have Breakfast with Santa. The cost is only $8.00 per person. The ticket deadline is Friday, December 7. See the flyer for details and ticket information. (FLYER – santa breakfast)

Home and School News

Through the support and success of the Home and School fundraisers during the 2017-2018 and the beginning of the 2018-2019 school years, Home & School was able to sponsor the following purchases for the school:

  • My Student Progress
  • Charging cart for the Ipads used by teachers and students
  • Treats for the students during Catholic School’s Week on Student Appreciation Day
  • Laminator
  • Pre-K tables
  • Treats for the students and moon bounce rental used on Spirit Day
  • 8thGrade lunch
  • Popcorn machine to be used for various Home & School activities
  • Electronic Teacher Plan books for all teachers

 The officers continue to work closely with Mr. Bellantoni  to provide items needed throughout the schoolyear.  As always, if you have any questions regarding Home & School, please feel free to email them at  The Home and School would like to thank you for your continued support, for without it, they would not be able to support the above mentioned items. 

Saturday, December 1 – Christmas Craft Fair with Santa  9:00 am to 1:00 pm
February 1 – February 19 – Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser
Sunday, March 24 – Father Daughter Dance
Saturday, April 6 – Mother Son Bingo

Scholarship News
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) grants need-based scholarships to children from low-income Philadelphia families, all of which are awarded by random lottery.  All scholarships are partial and need-based. Families can apply online at CSFP’s application for scholarships will remain open until March 1, 2019.

Applications for BLOCS Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are now open. If your child is planning on attending an archdiocesan grade school, high school or select private schools, please use the following link to apply with FACTS.

In order to apply, you will need to have your most recent tax documents available. If you applied last year and uploaded your 2017 tax documents, you will not need to upload them again provided you use the same login that you used last year.  For questions about the application process, please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637.

Shop Amazon Smile and Benefit Our School

As you begin your Christmas shopping, remember that our school is registered with Amazon Smile!  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of all items to our school! To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to  from the web browser on your computer or mobile device and select Resurrection Regional Catholic School.

Box Tops for Education

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. You can find these pink Box Tops on many products. Just clip them and send them in to school with your child. Last year’s Box Tops collection drive was a huge success and this year, with your help, we hope to surpass our totals from last year. Our first shipment for this school year will be in October so send in any Box Tops that you have collected over the summer.

We are grateful to Mrs. Carolann Powers for coordinating this program. If you would like to volunteer to count, bundle and ready the Box Tops for shipment or if you have any questions, contact Mrs. Powers at: You can also call school at 215-742-1127 and leave a message for her and she will return your call.  Thanks for your help!

SCRIP Program

The SCRIP program offers gift cards for various stores and supermarkets. It doesn’t cost you anything to participate and not only does it benefit our school but it also benefits you by giving you rebates on your tuition. Consider buying SCRIP on a regular basis. It’s definitely a WIN/WIN plan. Our SCRIP coordinator is Rosemarie Kazoroski and she has an office in the rectory. The SCRIP office is open Sunday 9AM to 11AM; Monday 9AM to 11AM; Wednesday 6PM to 8PM; Friday 9AM to 11AM AND 6PM to 8PM; Saturday 9AM to 11AM.

In addition to stopping by the Scrip we are now set up to sell SCRIP and accept payments for SCRIP online.  There are hundreds of retailers and setting up an account for your family is easy! Go to the following website, Our school has been given a new code for buying SCRIP online. If you want to order online, please email our SCRIP coordinator, Rosemarie at or call the SCRIP office at 215-745-5021.  

High School News

Father Judge High School will hold its Open House on the following Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm: Jan. 31 & April 11. 

FINANCIAL AID CLASSES will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm on the following days: Monday, November 19; Monday, December 3; Monday, December 10 RSVP to Kathie Gibson, Tuition Officer, at

The 7TH GRADE PRACTICE SCHOLARSHIP TEST will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 OR Sunday, April 28, 2019

7TH GRADE UNIVERSAL VISITATION DAY will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8AM to 2 PM, Snow date March 27, 2019 5TH/6TH GRADE JUNIOR CRUSADER DAY will be Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM

St. Hubert Girls High School will hold a financial aid night on Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 – 8:00pm. Walk-ins are welcome. The St. Hubert Players will present The Little Mermaid on Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 2 at 2:00pm. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors over 62 and children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.


Monday, December 3 8th grade Connolly trip to the Mutter Museum
Wednesday, December 5 Faculty Meeting                                             1:00 pm DISMISSAL (after lunch)

6:00-7:00pm Swap Shop

Friday, December 7 End of 1st Trimester

8:30 am First Friday Mass – Peacemaker certificates distributed after Mass

Tuesday, December 11 5:30-8:00pm Resso Night at Barnes & Noble Neshaminy Mall
Wednesday, December 12 PICTURE RETAKE DAY

11:15pm Confessions for Grades 3-8

Thursday, December 13 3:00-8:30pm Parent Conferences
Friday, December 14 8:00-11:30am Parent Conferences                  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Saturday, December 15 8:00-10:00 am Breakfast with Santa at Applebees, 9142 Roosevelt Blvd.


Fr. Jim DeGrassa Pastor 215-745-3211
Mr. Jack Bellantoni Principal 215-742-1127
Mrs. Maryanne DeCree School Secretary 215-742-1127
Ms. Annemarie Garvey My Students Progress; Scholarships 215-742-1127
Ms. Nadine Holzshu Tuition Manager 215-745-3211
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
Mrs. Allison Batista Children’s Scholarship ambassador 215-292-1899
  Amazon Smile Register at: