This Week’s News and Notes

NEWS AND NOTES for the Weeks of October 9 & 16, 2017

For a hard copy of this week’s News & Notes, click here. News and Notes for Oct 9

Monday, Oct. 9 Teacher  Inservice                         NO SCHOOL  for Students    
Wednesday, October 11 3:00-4:00 PM Children’s Choir Practice
Thursday, October 12 PK4 Trip to Solly Farm
Friday, October 13 1:00 PM Living Rosary on front lawn of school –   All parents are welcome.
Monday, October 16 Begin wearing winter uniforms

7:00 PM Home and School Meeting          All parents are invited to attend.

Wednesday, October 18 3:00-4:00 PM Children’s Choir Practice
Friday, October 20 1:00 PM Philadelphia Zoo Assembly  Grades 4-8 in the gym

Scholarship News
As we watch Harrisburg waiting for a resolution to the budget dilemma, it has become apparent that we are in a critical stage.  All indications are that they are close. Now is the time to make our voices heard.  Please reach out either via the voter voice link below or a direct contact with their legislators’ office.
Our colleagues on the hill are telling us that these contacts we are making are having a very positive influence.  The presence and growth of EITC/OSTC serves to benefit potentially all of the students in our system, either directly or indirectly. As you know personal contacts are more effective, so here is a link for determining who your legislators are.

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 schoolyear. 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.

Priority is given to applicants who submit by November 15th. Only one application per family allowed.

Third Annual Oktoberfest

A fun-filled time was had by all at this year’s Oktoberfest! The food was delicious, the entertainment was lively and the children’s activities kept them active and involved. We thank the Home and School for all the time and effort they put in to making this such a huge success. We also send a special thanks to Fr. Jim DeGrassa and Viscounto Funeral Home. We’re already looking forward to next year’s!  
Home and School News

Please consider becoming a member of our Home and School Association. Dues are only $5.00 per year. Also, if you attend every meeting for the 2017-2018 schoolyear, you will be entered in a $50 drawing to be applied to your tuition for the 2018-2019 schoolyear. All Home and School forms and flyers can be found under the Parent Resources Link on the school website under Home and School.

Home and School will host its first meeting of the year in the school hall on Monday, October 16th at 7pm.  It will be a meet and greet with our new Principal Mr. Bellantoni and our new Pastor Fr. James DeGrassa.  You will have the opportunity to get to know them and ask questions of them.  We will provide light refreshments for the meeting.   We ask that parents only attend this meeting, no children please!!!!!  

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

Saturday, October 28, 1:00-3:00 PM – Trunk or Treat (FLYER)

Saturday, November 18 – Designer Bag Bingo (FLYER)

Saturday, December 2 – Christmas Craft Fair with Santa

February 1 – February 19 – Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

Saturday, February 24 – Comedy Night

Saturday, March 24 – Father Daughter Dance

Saturday, April 7 – Mother Son Bingo

Harlem Globetrotters
Cub Scout Pack 394 and Resurrection Regional Catholic School are teaming up to invite you to attend a fantastic and exciting Harlem Globetrotters’ Game! The game is March 4, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Center. That may seem like a long ways off but here’s the exciting news! If we sell 100 tickets to the game a member of the Harlem Globetrotters will come to Resurrection Regional Catholic School and present their community outreach program, “The ABC’s of Bullying Prevention” in an assembly with the kids.  The program focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, comprising the ABCs.  Mark your calendars now and consider buying a ticket. For more information, click on the FLYER (Harlem Globetrotters Flyer 2017-2018).

High School News

St Hubert Girls High School

Bambie for a Day Shadow Program – 8th grade girls can schedule their St Hubert shadow day online at  Spend the day with a St. Hubert’s Bambie to see what opportunities await you.  7th grade students will be invited to shadow beginning in January 2018.  

Scholarship/Placement Exam – Registration will be available soon at

Saturday, October 14, 2017; Saturday, October 21, 2017; Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fall Open House – Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM  Enter on Ditman St. Register at

7th Grade Universal Visitation Day – March 14, 2018

Enrollment process for St Hubert class of 2022

  1. Complete the free online application at www.huberts.orgunder the admissions tab.
  2. Provide a copy of the student’s 7th and most recent 8th grade report card.  Acceptable copies include: a photocopy of the printed report card, or a printed copy from My Students Progress. You can either mail or email your report cards to: St. Hubert High School for Girls, 7320 Torresdale AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19136 Attn:Jennifer Danford OR


Father Judge Boys High School

8th Grade Day in the Life of a Crusader (shadow program) Begins Monday October 9, 2017.  Please call 215-338-9494 ext. 1158 to schedule your visit.

8th Grade Scholarship/Placement Test: (fee required) Saturday, October 14, 2017, Sunday, October 15, 2017 or Saturday, October 21, 2017   Registration and payment forms are available at

Financial Aide classes: (All classes on Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM)

November 6, 2017; November 13; November 20; December 4; December 11; December 18

Winter Open House – Thursday, January 25, 2018    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

7th Grade Universal Visitation Day –  Wednesday, March 14 2018,  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Spring Open House – Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

7th Grade Scholarship Practice Test:(fee required) – Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 AM , Saturday April 28, 2018, 8:30 AM

5th and 6th Grade Junior Crusader Day – Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:30PM to 5:45 PM

Little Flower Girls High School

Little Flower presents Beauty and the Beast with former alumni, Angelina Moylan ‘15 and Serena Pisacano ’14, in the cast. Performances are: Show #1, Grade School Show, Thursday, December 7, 9:30 AM; Show #2, Grandparents’ Show, Thursday, December 7, 1:00 PM; Show #3, Friday, December 8, 7:30 PM; Show #4, Alumnae Night & Reunion Show, Saturday, December 9, 7:30 PM; Show #5, Closing Performance, Sunday, December 10, 2:00 PM  For more information, contact Michael J Rayer Jr

Community News

Explode into Fall with Dance Explosion!

Dance Explosion offers classes in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Toddler Combo and Cheer/Tumbling..  Adult Dance Classes are now forming.  Private Lessons are also available. Open Registration at the Studio is going on now so stop in 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 [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.] Dance Explosion is located at: 7727 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19152 (215) 742 9870 Website: Facebook:


Friday, October 27 Progress Reports distributed
Saturday, Oct. 28 1:00 – 3:00 PM   Trunk or Treat   (Raindate 10/29)
Wednesday, November 1 8:30 AM All Saints Day Mass for Grades K-8          SCHOOL IS IN SESSION

October Peacemakers certificates awarded after Mass.

[Students will not be attending First Friday Mass this month.]


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

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