Welcome to the St. Rita School Website!
Prayer to St. Rita
O God, You chose
to give great grace
to St. Rita.
She learned to imitate
Your divine example
and to love her
enemies. She carried
with her the mark of
We ask, throrgh
her merit and
intercession, that we,
too, Can love those who would do us
harm And apply the example
of St. Rita to those around us.
St. Rita, Pray for us.
A Prayer for Summer
Take time to claim your strength;
they are gifts of God.
Take time to have fun;
it's God's way of teaching you
Take time to grow yourself;
only you can grow you.
Take time to trust yourself;
God trusts you.
Take time to be self-reliant;
it is better than being dependent.
Take time to share with others;
they will bless you,
and you will bless them.
Take time to have hope,
you are a child of God.
Let's put ourselves into the
hands of the Lord,
and pray that God will bless us
and our families
during the wonderful months of summer.
Class Placement (Teacher/Classroom) for September
This Fall we will not be holding an Open House prior to
the first day of school. On Thursday August 28th, your
child’s placement information for the 2014-2015 school
year (teacher’s name and classroom number) will be
posted in the front window of the school. Students’ names
will not be listed. Instead, please look for your child’s
OEN (this number is found on their report card). The OEN
is also required to check the STOPR website in late August
for your child’s bus information.
Please follow the link for more information on how to register your child
for school next year.
St. Rita will be open starting August 25, 2014 at 9:15 a.m.
Planning for next year?
2014-2015 School Year Calendar
As another school year draws to a close, we cannot help
but reflect on the many and wonderful opportunities we
had to share our Faith and talents with each other. As a
community we have come together on several occasions
to celebrate Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation,
School Masses & Liturgies, Open House BBQ, Future
Aces/Virtues Assemblies, a variety of special presentations,
Quebec trip, dances, anti-bullying presentations,
a multitude of athletic events, speeches, etc. Through
working, praying and playing together we are able to
grow as a community united in our goal of providing our
students with an excellent Catholic education.
At the heart of the many successes of our school is the
exceptional staff whose professionalism and dedication
continue to embrace the many changes, challenges and
rewards that we face throughout the year. Their enthusiasm
and passion for their role as Catholic Educators
have benefitted our students on a daily basis. Their willingness
to volunteer for the multitude of extracurricular
activities offered at our school is a testimony to their commitment
and enthusiasm for their vocation and to our students.
A heartfelt appreciation is extended to our exceptional
School Council whose members have worked in collaboration
to support the many activities and programs which
enrich the lives of our students in so many ways. Their
dedication, on behalf of the whole parent community,
continues to be vibrant and active.
As always we are grateful to our wonderful parents and
guardians. You have worked shoulder to shoulder with us
so that we were all focused on, and dedicated to serving
the needs of our children. You have supported our goal of
nurturing your child’s God-given strengths that will be reflected
in their future successes.
We thank Father Maderak of St. Leonard’s Church for his
spiritual leadership to our students over the past 11 years
and wish him well in his new parish. Also thank you to our
secretaries, our Special Services Team, caretakers and
Student Monitors who have contributed to the education
and well-being of our students and enriched them, and all
of us, by sharing their God-given talents and expertise.
As we draw to a close, special congratulations are extended
to Ms Freitas and Mrs. Barless on their retirements
after many wonderful years of education. They
have both touched the hearts and minds of many of our
students at St. Rita and will be missed! Sadly but fondly
we also say good bye to Mrs. McLeod, Ms Molloy, Mrs.
Saunders, Ms Scanlon, Mrs. Cooze, Mr. Leon and Ms
Lindow. We thank them and wish them well in all their
future endeavours. Ms MacMillan, Mrs. Bonello, Mrs.
Stallone and Mrs. Forgette will be on leaves next year but
we hope to see them back in September 2015.
The next time you’re in the Office, please introduce yourself
and welcome Ms Zeni, our new Vice Principal!
As we close the doors of St. Rita School for the holidays,
may you all be filled with God’s blessings for a safe,
healthy and rewarding summer break. We look forward to
seeing you again in September.
For more Important Reminders and Updates, please remember to visit the 'News' Section of our Website!