From the Desk of Mrs. Tiezzi
Dear St. Rita Parents/Guardians,
St. Rita School will be open for a full-day of learning this Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day). Our students and teachers will be attending 9:00 Mass at St. Rita Church. In honor of Veterans Day, we invite all our parents and grandparents, especially those who are veterans, to join us for Mass. Our 3rd grade class is in charge of the Mass and will be singing a special song in honor of our veterans. Teachers will spend time during the day on Friday to teach our students about the sacrifices service members and their families make year round. Please take time out of your workday to acknowledge those men and women you know who so valiantly have sacrificed to keep our country safe.
This Sunday, November 13, from 12:30 P.M -2:00 P.M., we will be having an in-person Open House for prospective families. Please share with your friends, relatives, or neighbors, all the great things that are happening at our school. If they are interested in having their child/ren attend St. Rita School next year, please encourage them to register on our website for this event. If they would like more information about the Open House, have them contact our admissions director, Mrs. Joanne Bruno.
Over the past week, we have noticed an uptick in student illnesses -- colds, coughs, RSV, flu, COVID, etc. With the holiday season fast approaching, as well as a number of students and staff members with compromised immune systems, we all need to be diligent with health concerns. Please do not send your child to school if he or she is experiencing symptoms of illness. If your child is out of school for any reason, please notify the main office before 9:00 A.M.
Now that the colder weather has arrived, be sure your child comes to school with a winter jacket. Students are outside daily, weather permitting, and need to be dressed appropriately to really enjoy their outside time. Thanks for all that you are doing to help keep our students and staff healthy and safe.
Please remember the following dates:
Thanksgiving Food Drive – ongoing until Friday
Grade 3 to Eli Whitney Museum - November 10
Grade 5 to McGivney Center - November 16
Grades 7 & 8 Trip to Mercy High School - November 17
Thanksgiving Break - November 23-25
End of 1st Trimester - Tuesday, November 29
Picture Retake Day and Sibling Picture Day - November 30
(forms home next week)
Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall and bundle up, winter is coming!!