Saint Rita School
Saint Rita School announces
the addition of
The Little Angels program
for two year olds
premiering in September, 2016
St. Rita School is proud to announce that our school principal, Mary Pat Schlickenmaier has been selected to receive a second prestigious award!
On October 16th she received the 2015 National Distinguished Principal award presented by The National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Earlier this year she was awarded the 2015 National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Elementary Schools Department Distinguished Principal Award.
Congratulations Mrs. Schlickenmaier!
This national award is presented to only nine awardees across the United States. …(read more in the letter, below)
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A Note from the Principal
This past Monday we entered again into Ordinary Time following the celebration of the “birthday of the Church” on Pentecost. This coming Sunday the Church celebrates Trinity Sunday. Churchyear.net explains the purpose of this feast: “Trinity Sunday, officially called ‘The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity,’ is one of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event. On Trinity Sunday, Catholics remember and honor the eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost, and lasts only one day, which is symbolic of the unity of the Trinity.” Each time we say the Sign of the Cross we proclaim our belief in this essential truth of the Faith.
Last week was exciting for us as we welcomed the official Design for Excellence Visiting Team for a three-day evaluation process based on the work that has been done by the faculty and staff all this year in formulating short and long range plans for the future. The team was very complimentary about the four pillars of the Self Study process – Catholic Identity, Curriculum, Operational Vitality and Facility. They made their recommendation for full re-accreditation status for Saint Rita and their suggestions will form the basis for target objectives over the next five years. Over the next few weeks I will share with you some of their comments about the school, faculty and staff, students and parents! They joined us for Mass last Wednesday following our beautiful May Procession.
This week we hosted our second Annual Fine Arts Festival and what a showcase of talented students! From the little dancers so beautifully directed by Ms. Lebet through an amazing performance by all the strings groups conducted by Mr. Cho to vignettes from Shakespeare courtesy of our eighth grade “troupe” also expertly led by Ms. Lebet the afternoon was a delight for the whole school. Mr. Bustamante ended the afternoon by announcing the winners of the art contest – please look for these in today’s newsletter, too!
This Sunday, May 22nd , is the Feast of Saint Rita, our patroness! May she always protect and guide the families who are dedicated to her in a special way as members of the school that proudly bears her name!