Saint Rita Catholic School

In the Classical Tradition
Preschool - Grade 8
"The soul of education is the education of the soul"

Partnering with Parents

Parents are the primary educators of their children.  When we admit a student, we welcome the whole family.  We need all of our families to actively participate in our mission, and we treasure the feeling of community that participation fosters.  We are thrilled to have you with us!

Parent Teacher Organization

Welcome to the Saint Rita’s Catholic School PTO!

As a parent of a St. Rita’s student, you are automatically a valued member of the PTO. Together, we enrich our children’s educational experience through volunteering, fundraising, and spiritual support. 

Our signature events include the St. Rita’s 5K, the Auction, and Field Day. We also provide ongoing support for individual teachers and specific school needs – everything from classroom supplies to safety improvements.

Please join us for our monthly meetings and participate in our year-round work. This is your chance to take even greater ownership of your child’s formation and future. 

Every parent has a role to play – and your child is counting on you.  

Meetings: We meet on the first Tuesday evening of the month, from September to June, from 7:30-9 pm in the School Hall.   Light refreshments will be provided, and zoom links will be made available when possible.   

Agenda: Do you have something you’d like to discuss at an upcoming meeting? Please email All agenda items must be received by 5 pm Thursday before each meeting.  Meeting agenda will be published by 5 pm on the Friday before each meeting.

Discussions: Meetings are fully focused on the PTO’s unique capabilities and contributions to our children’s education. Please be respectful of the PTO’s purpose and your fellow parents’ time.

Executive Board

PresidentMeaghan Balser
Vice PresidentMark Malseed
TreasurerChristine Hughes
SecretaryStephen Ford
Preschool RepresentativeAdria Tayrani

Principal’s Forum

If you have questions about non-PTO issues, such as academics or student life, you may raise them at the Principal’s Forum.  These forums are held 3-4 times per year, on designated evenings at 6:45 pm before the PTO meeting.  If there is a need, the Forums will be offered again the following morning following School Mass at 9 am.

Dates for the 2022-23 school year, the Principal’s Forum will be held on:

  • October 4: Classical Curriculum
  • December 6: Playground Planning
  • March 7: Topic TBD

Fireside Chats with Fr. Christensen

On approximately three evenings per year, our pastor Father Christensen will meet with parents to discuss topics related to family life. The chats will be held at 7:30 pm in the School Hall on the following dates for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • November 30: On Teaching Your Kids To Study
  • February 1: On Talking To Your Kids About Sexuality
  • April 26: On Friendship 

Family Stewardship Program

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Saint Rita School receives 10% of each sale, and students may wear Spirit Gear in lieu of PE Uniforms and on Half Day Spirit Days (as indicated on the School Calendar)! Click the icon below to order yours today!