Resurrection students work toward a mission of building a community that reaches out to the poor and homeless, helping to build a world where peace and social justice reign.
Within each classroom, students and teachers support the community on several levels. Several times a year students prepare bagged lunches for InnVision, a homeless shelter in San Jose, and students contribute money during Lent for use in overseas missions. The school's outreach program also includes pennies for leukemia research, student-created holiday decorations for local residential care facilities, and holiday cards for the veterans at the Palo Alto Veteran's Hospital. Hats, mittens, and socks are collected for at-risk teenagers, Easter baskets of toiletries and treats are created for homeless women and their children, Valentine cards are made for parishioners, and in each classroom, a Lenten cross is decorated with notes of random acts of kindness.
Students in 5th through 8th grade are asked to complete service hours as part of the overall curriculum.
- 5th grade - 10 service hours a year
- 6th grade - 15 service hours a year
- 7th grade - 20 service hours a year
- 8th grade - 30 service hours a year
The theme for our outreach activities is “Res Kids L.O.V.E.”. This stands for "Res Kids Live Outreach Values Everyday". Look for the red L.O.V.E. collection buckets in the classrooms. Resurrection School was recognized as the School of the Month in the March 2009 issue of the Today's Catholic Teacher Magazine for our outreach efforts. The school was also recognized in the Sunnyvale Sun and the Valley Catholic for our outreach efforts.
Resurrection students take pride in the school and following one of our student learning expectations of being an Earth Protector, they clean up the school grounds on a daily basis earning the entire student body a “Spiffy Number”. When the total reaches twenty spiffy days, an out-of-uniform day is awarded.