SA Staff Weekly

Weekly Staff Announcements - Week of 4/11/2016

Memorial Mass for Hunter Quihuis

Last Wednesday and Thursday friends and family of Hunter Quihuis gathered in Avondale for his visitation and funeral services. Although we were all very sad, we were comforted by being together. Hunter touched so many lives and that was evident by those that came together. It was wonderful seeing SA families and students past and present. The Mangan family came down from Colorado, the Aranda family came down from Idaho, The Fergusons came from New Mexico, and the Morales and Banuelos families were also there. My wife and I took several SA alumni down. It was so good to see them all and to see how much they truly loved Hunter. It was such a comfort to spend time with all of them.


This Wednesday we will have the Memorial Mass for Hunter here at St. Rita's. It will be at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Any staff member or student that would like to attend is welcome to do so. We will make arrangements for class coverage. There will be a small pot-luck reception in the Hall following the Mass. I would like to ask for help by asking everyone to bring an item to share. I will get with each of you to see what you can bring. Thank you for your help.

Prayer Intentions

  • Please continue to pray for the Quihuis family.
  • Please pray for Steffanie's nephew Ben and her sisters family. Ben is struggling through a rough recovery in ICU after a spinal surgery due to his Cerebral Palsy.
  • Please pray for our military and families.

Please email me (byorksmith@stantschool.org) with your prayer intentions to be added to our weekly announcements.

The Week Ahead

Monday (4/11/2016) - Show Low Band/Orchestra visiting for presentations - schedule to be announced. AZMerit Testing for 4th Grade (Writing). Soccer game vs. Payson at the Payson field. @ 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday (4/12/2016) - AZMerit Testing for 3rd grade (Reading 1, Math 1). Soccer practice after school.


Wednesday (4/13/2016)
- Teacher Meeting at 7:15 a.m. in Mr. Bromke's room. AZMerit Testing for 5th grade (Reading 1, Math 1). Soccer practice after school.


Thursday (4/14/2016) - Adoration today. AZMerit Testing for 4th grade (Reading 1, Math 1). Soccer game vs. SVS at the SVS Field @ 3:30 p.m.


Friday (4/15/2016) - Mass @ 11:00 A.M.

Teacher Meeting on Wednesday

We will have a Teacher Meeting on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:15 a.m. in Mr. Bromke's classroom. Please email me any agenda items that you would like to discuss.

Thank You!

I would also like to extend a heart-felt THANK YOU to all of you that brought in baked items for the bake sale over the weekend. We raised $544 for the Quihuis family. A special Thank You to Debbie Reidhead for coming up with the idea and getting everything started to do this. I would also like to Thank Fr. Dan for allowing us to do the bake sale after the Masses on Sunday.

NCEA Professional Learning

The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) offers a variety of webinars available to member schools. Take advantage of some these great sessions HERE.

Morning Recess Duty (4/11/2016 through 4/15/2016)

Melissa will have morning recess duty this week. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for duty and blow the morning whistle at 8:10 a.m.

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