Saint Rita School

St. Rita School is thrilled to announce that our principal, Mary Pat Schlickenmaier, has been awarded the 2015 National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Elementary Schools Department Distinguished Principal Award.

This national award is presented to only nine awardees across the United States. …(read more in the letter, below)


We’re registering students for the 2015-16 School Year.

For information call 703-548-1888 or send an email.

Click here for the Admissions Forms.


Saint Rita School:
CFC # 33521
United way # 8703
Thank You!

A Note from the Principal

       This beautiful weather adds to our enjoyment of the Easter season, which will continue for a number of weeks to come. Catholic Culture tells us that, “In the new Sacramentary and Lectionary the Sundays following Easter are no longer termed ‘after’ for they are ‘of’ Easter, since they do not follow a solemnity, but they are to be taken as a unity to form one season of solemnity and exaltation at the triumph of Jesus over sin and death.” What a happy season for us to celebrate together!

     Last week I talked a little about the Divine Mercy and how exciting it was that Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year for the Church, calling it a “Holy Year of Mercy”. The year will begin on December 8, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second Vatican Council, and conclude on November 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. We will be sure to include many special events and celebrations into our school year 2015-2016 to honor the “Holy Year of Mercy”.

       Next week our students in grades 3-7 will be taking the Terra Nova standardized testing and we ask that you help up keep disruptions down to a minimum — please try extra hard to be on time, to avoid appointments during the day and have your child enjoy a good breakfast and lots of sleep each night.

     We will transition into the optional summer uniform on May 1st — please check the uniform guidelines for the code governing this uniform — and Robcyn’s still has all the parts of the summer uniform in stock if there is anything else you need.

      We are still recovering from all our snow days! For those children who missed an ordered lunch during the winter, Mrs. Reardon has kindly arranged “make up” lunches as follows:

  • Chick-Fil-A on Friday, April 24th 
  • zpizza on Monday, May 4th
  • zpizza on Monday, May 18th

       For your planning purposes, we have scheduled the Principal’s Forums for Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm and Thursday, May 7th at 8:15 am. The May Procession originally scheduled for May 6th has been moved to May 13th.

       Enjoy the glorious weather and the many blessings and graces of Eastertide. And may Saint Rita continue to bless and guide our families,

      Mrs. Schlickenmaier


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