From the Desk of Mrs. Tiezzi
Dear St. Rita Parents/Guardians,
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 7, is an early dismissal day. Dismissal for all students is at 12:00 (noon). Our aftercare program is only open until 3:00 P.M. If your child is attending aftercare, please send him/her to school with a lunch and a beverage. School will be closed on Monday for the Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day holiday. I hope you can take some time over the upcoming weekend to enjoy all the fun family activities associated with this lovely season.
The school picture order form will be going home with your child today. Ordering can be done on-line following the directions on the form. Individual students’ pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October 12. Students are not required to wear their uniforms for individual pictures, however they should be dressed appropriately for school. Next Friday, October 14, class pictures will be taken and students must be in their proper winter uniform for these.
If you haven’t already received an email from your child’s teacher regarding the upcoming conferences please expect one this week. The parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for October 17 from 3:00-6:30 and October 18 from 1:00-3:30. Both these days are early dismissal days. Parents must register for conferences using the link provided by the teachers. All parents are strongly advised to sign-up for a conference to review their child’s NEWA MAP assessments, learn more about their child as a learner, and have any questions or concerns addressed midway through the first marking period.
Thank you for your patience over the past month as we have worked out the issues with our on-line system for before and aftercare registration and payment. The new automated on-line registration portal is currently up and running (srsbac.hotlunches.net). Please contact Mrs. Bathrick if you have any questions about the before and aftercare programs.
Tomorrow, before the 9:00 Mass, we will be presenting the monthly St. Rita Way awards to those students deemed by their teacher to have exhibited the St. Rita Way value of peace during the month of September. Those students in PreK will receive their award in their classroom. Congratulations to the following students who will be receiving this award-James N., Eva F., Sofia L., Yireh VS. Simran K., Charlie S., Johanna M., Joseph J., Alexander K., Rosalia F., Adam S., Deon K., Juliette W., Milan C., Abrielle MC., Giuliana P., Erin K., Addyson D., Emily H., and Jude P. The value we are working on for October is Faith. We invite our parents, grandparents and parishioners to join us for weekly Friday Mass as we build the kingdom of God here at St. Rita School.
Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend.