Saint Rita School
Welcome back students, teachers and parents, and a special welcome to our
Little Angels preschool class!
Ten little two year olds joined our “pasture” this past Tuesday and were greeted by their teacher, Mrs. Sparrow and their helper, Miss Peters — and Father Gee!
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
“Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony, come around” is the start to a very familiar request to one of our heavenly intercessors. Even small children know to invoke the help of Saint Anthony for lost and misplaced items – do you know why? Saint Anthony was known for his powerful and effective preaching and brought many people back to the Faith. While living in a Franciscan monastery, legend tells us that “this attribution comes from an incident where a novice carried off a valuable psalter St. Anthony was using. St. Anthony prayed very hard that the psalter would be found. After seeing an alarming apparition of St. Anthony, the novice returned the psalter. However, many suggest he is more importantly the patron of lost souls – those who have fallen to mortal sin, have abandoned the Church and have grown apathetic to the practice of the faith.”
Our eighth grade finished their years at Saint Rita last Friday with lovely grace and reverence at their graduation Mass and awards ceremony following. This year we were delighted to welcome representatives from Bishop Ireton High School and Saint John Paul the Great High School who presented academic scholarships to Julia Hart and Owen Peters for Bishop Ireton and Jason Prabarahan for John Paul. Congratulations and prayers for our graduates as they head off to new adventures formed and enlightened by their years at Saint Rita School! Their awards ceremony was followed by a beautiful reception hosted by the 6th and 7th grade families -many thanks for a memorable event for our graduates!
May your summer be filled with many graces and opportunities for refreshment and renewal – and may our patroness, Saint Rita, guide and guard our families always…