Wednesday Update

September 17, 2014

2014 Down Syndrome of Louisville "Steps to Independence" Walk/Fun Run

St. Rita School has formed a team to help individuals with Down Syndrome step to independence! Join us on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Waterfront Park! Please visit this link to register with our team. If you are unable to participate in the walk, you can still help our team reach our goal.

The walk will take place on Saturday, October 4 at Waterfront Park.

7:15am - Fun Run /Walk Registration begins
8:00am - Kids Fun Zone Opens
8:45am – 4K Fun Run Begins
9:00am – Spirit Sprint Begins
9:30am – Family Walk Begins

10:30am - Family activities and Fun Zone Time!

Register under St. Rita School online and we will pick your shirts (and numbers, if you choose to run) up and send them home with students the day before the walk.

Denim for Downs Day

In an effort to raise awareness and funds for our Steps to Independence Walk and Fun Run, we are having a "Denim for Downs Day!" On Friday, September 26th, students are invited to dress out of uniform for a minimum donation of $1. All proceeds will go directly to our fundraising goal for Down Syndrome of Louisville.

Accreditation Survey

Last week's Wednesday Folder contained a letter from the principal regarding St. Rita and the Archdiocese of Louisville’s new accreditation process. The letter also provided information on the upcoming parent surveys, which will be vital for us in order to prioritize school improvement goals. The two surveys on Catholic Identity will be deployed Monday, the 22nd, and parents will have a two week window in order to complete. Students whose parents complete both surveys will receive a free dress day on October 8th. In order for the student to receive the free dress down day, a parent form will need to be signed, which states both surveys have been completed. These forms will be coming home in next week’s Wednesday Folder.

Kroger Community Rewards is as easy as using your kroger plus card


  • Register online at
  • Enter the number 12009 or St. Rita School, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • Once your Kroger Plus card is registered under St. Rita School, we will receive a percentage of all sales from Kroger.

It only requires this one simple step for St. Rita School to receive constant rewards and it doesn't cost you a thing. Please share with your family and friends!

VBRD Survey

Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. All answers are confidential and sent to a third party to analyze the evidence of outcomes with Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline in schools, both individually and collectively.

Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD) is a Catholic response to bullying behaviors. We are working toward growth in faith formation through virtues while addressing disruptive and anti-social behavior through restorative practices. This means that we are working to repair damage to relationships and property as a way to make things as right as possible when they go wrong. This process works to support the target of peer mistreatment and hold those responsible for harm accountable for repairing the damage. This is done through spiritual formation and service.

Your honest answers are helpful to researchers in assuring the best practices for implementation of VBRD at St. Rita School. Thank you!

Parent-teacher-student conferences

Forms are being sent home today to schedule conferences on October 7th and October 8th. Please return forms no later than September 22nd.

Shoparoo App has earned St. Rita $100--imagine what we could do if everyone helped!

Grocery Reciepts

Snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that sells grocery items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for your school. Whether you’re shopping at a supercenter, dollar store, or local convenience store - it doesn't matter where you shop or what items you buy - Shoparoo will make a cash donation for every receipt! Submit up to 20 grocery receipts within a rolling 7 day period.

Non-Grocery Receipts

Snap pictures of your receipts from any restaurant or other retailer (that doesn’t sell grocery items) to earn entries for your school into Shoparoo’s $1,000 monthly sweepstakes and $15,000 yearly sweepstakes! Each receipt counts as an entry into both monthly and yearly sweepstakes, so spread the word at your school - the more receipts you submit, the greater your school’s chance is of winning. Submit up to 50 non-grocery receipts within a rolling 7 day period.

September 24 Early Dismissal

September 25-26 St. Rita Night Out @ Chili's

September 26 Denim for Downs Day

October 6 Picture Day

October 7 Grandparent's Day

October 7-8 Conferences

October 9-10 No School

Safe Environment Training

  • All adults coaching or having regular contact with children/youth at St. Rita must have taken the Safe Environment Training from the Archdiocese of Louisville and have a background check.
  • There will be a training at St. Rita on November 6th at 6:30 p.m.
  • There are other dates and locations available on the Archdiocese website.

PTO Bunco

Saturday, Sep. 20th, 6:30pm

8709 Preston Hwy

Louisville, KY

Are you ready for some Bunco? The PTO will be hosting Bunco in the gyn on September 20th. Doors will open at 6:30 and game will begin at 7 pm. The cost is $20/person. We will have food, drink, and fabulous door prizes and raffles. In addition, we are still looking for vendors to set up tables during the event. For any questions, please contact Christy Weikert at 502-235-5731 or Hope to see you there!