January 3, 2018
Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed some quality time with your children during the break celebrating the birth of our Lord and the hope of a new year. As we begin this month, let’s all remember that we are called to be “Doers” and not hearers only. Please take this time to make a New Year’s Resolution to work with your children in living the Word of the Lord. This month’s Character Counts trait is Hope/Positive Attitude. Our desire is for these Christ-like characteristics to flow through our students and community.
Have a beautiful day!
Mrs. Gina Olsen, Principal
Please make sure to place your lunch order in advance. If you child does not have a lunch for the day, the office will call the parents to bring one.
PEEWEE SOCCER: Games Played at Santa Sophia
Practice: Thursday 3:15pm at Encanto Rec Games K-2: January 6 at 10am VS. O.L. Mt. Carmel. Field A Grades 3-4: January 6 at 12pm VS. Our Lady’s . Field A
BASKETBALL: All games played at Mater Dei
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursday at 3:30pm
VARSITY: 1/6: 7:30am vs. Nativity Prep
JV: 1/6: 9:30am vs. St. Michael
VOLLEYBALL: Practice Wed- Fri 3:30pm-5:00pm
VARSITY: 1/9: 3:30pm vs. St. Patrick at St. Rita’s
V&JV: 1/10: 3:30pm vs. St. Rose at St. Rose
JV Blue: 1/11: 3:30pm vs. Our Lady’s at Our Lady’s
School Mass & Monthly Awards
Please join us on Friday for Mass at 8:15am. Students MUST wear their FORMAL UNIFORM.
Monthly awards will be presented immediately after mass.
Minimum Day – THIS FRIDAY!
Student will be dismissed at 12PM. Faculty Meeting for all teachers.
NEW 2018 MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE
The new Children’s Mass is at 8:00am, effective January 7, 2018. We ask all our families to attend. Children are to wear their formal uniform to Mass.
Attached you will find the Solicitation Letter for this year’s Annual Auction taking place on March 10, 2018. We ask that you use this letter when requesting donations. If you have any questions please feel free to email the Auction Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in 3rd – 8th grade who are in need of their Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Communion please contact the office before Jan. 5, 2018.
Bishop Flores Scholarship- Now Available
Bishop Flores Applications are now being accepted at
http://www.bishopfloresscholars.org/. This is an online application that MUST be filled out by all families who are receiving financial assistance. If you need help with the application please call the office to schedule an appointment. Application must be completed by February 28, 2018.
Rules and Reasons Parent/Student Handbook
RULES: Students may not bring electronic games, etc. to school. Cell phones are to be collected by teachers as students enter the classroom each day and returned at the end of the day. Phones will be confiscated and must be retrieved by the parents. No calls, texts, or photographs are allowed. (Pg. 6) The school is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged property.
REASONS: Phones can be a disruption in class. In case of an emergency, the office will communicate with the parents. St. Rita’s School complies with all laws regarding privacy and will report misuse to the San Diego Police Department.
Mark Your Calendars: Bingo Kitchen 4th grade Jan. 5&12
1/5: School Mass (6TH)
1/5: ½ day – Faculty Meeting
1/7: 8am Children’s Mass (8&K)
1/8-1/26: STAR Testing Window
1/9: PTG Meeting at 5:45 Teacher’s Lounge
1/12: School Mass(5th)
1/15: NO SCHOOL – ML King Jr. Day
1/16: ½ Day- Teacher Collaboration Day
1/17: CCHS Leadership Luncheon; Geography Bee in Small Hall
1/19: School Mass (4th)
1/22: Science Fair Projects on Display
1/24: Trimester Mid-point
1/25: General PTG mtg- Tentative
1/26: School Mass (3rd)
1/28 – 2/2: Catholic Schools Week
1/28: School Mass and Open House at 8am
1/31: General PTG Meeting- Tentative
2/1: Spelling Bees
2/2: 1/2 Day – Faculty Meeting, School Mass and Monthly Awards
2/3: Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser