Wednesday Update

November 12, 2014

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Last Week--We REALLY need your help!

Collections continue for our 8th grade service project. Ideas for items to send in are listed below. We also could use any change/cash donations that you would like to provide as well. Each box will need to include a $9 donation to cover shipping and support for the outreach programs provided by the priests and nuns through Catholic Outreach. All of the boxes will be sent to Cross Catholic Headquarters in Miami, where they will then ship to Guatemala to distribute to over 5000 orphans. A Box of Joy is your opportunity to make a difference!

A Box of Joy Shoebox Ideas

Gift Ideas

pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, hard candy, gum, erasers, pencil cse, crayons, pens, ruler, gle stick, safety scissors, colring book, markers, notepads, stickers, self-inking stamp, socks, flip flops, handheld toys, small plush animals, tennis balls, bouncy balls, wiffle balls, puzzles, finger puppets, silly putty, sunglasses, scarves, bandanas, gloves, necklace, watch, hat, shoelaces, bean bag, hacky sack, unopened Happy Meal toy, toy binoculars, inflateable balls, legos, solar-powered flashlight, harmonica, recorder, jump rope, paddle ball, yo-yo, handheld Etch-A-Sketch, small board books, Slinky, flash cards, t-shirt, plastic phoncho in packet, balloons, plastic eating utensils, sippy cup/cup with a lid,package of multi-colored sharpies, sewing kit, hair ribbons, ponytail holders, barrettes, bangle bracelets, clip-on earrings, doll, pom poms, purse, soccer ball with pump, cars, trucks, kazoos, compass, duct tape, tape measure, white socks

Hygiene Items

comb, brush, dental floss, mild soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, colorful bandages, hand wipes, small pack of colorful tissues, lip balm, emery board, nail clippers

From the Principal's Desk...

St. Rita School is extremely grateful for the wonderful job the PTO did with running this year’s Harvest Homecoming. There were many new activities that the kids enjoyed. And the new menu was outstanding! Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked the festival and to the Booster Club for their involvement. Finally, a special thank you goes out to Erin Sumner and Kasey Dendinger! MVPs; Great Job!

St. Rita Night Out-November 20th

Message from the School Board:

This year we have been trying to get some new restaurants involved in our fundraising goals for technology. We were able to convince Texas Roadhouse to partner with us for a 15% donation of our total sales. They normally only donate 10% of sales, but I was confident in telling them that we would have the backing to support that generosity. Our Night Out is Thursday, November 20th from 4-10pm. They do not do lunch so we will have to pack it in during that six hour time frame to reach our goal of $2500 in sales. That would be a $375 donation to our school, and a new partnership from a local restaurant fulfilled. Look for the coupon in the coming weeks. Hope to see everyone their on the 20th.

Thank you and God Bless,

Rob Weikert

Ms. Tucker Honored for her service

Ms. Tucker has been a teacher with the Archdiocese of Louisville for ten years and was honored at a luncheon on Nov. 6. We thank her for her dedication to Catholic school ministry!

Picture Retake Day

If your student needs to have their picture retaken (or they were absent on picture day) they may do so on Monday, November 17th. These students are permitted to be out of uniform on this day.

Blanket Louisville

St. Rita is participating in Blanket Louisville from October 20-November 21. If you would like to donate any new or gently used blankets, please send them to school with your child. In addition, as you know EVERY middle school student is required to complete 8 hours of community service each trimester in order to earn a passing Religion grade. Students who make a no-sew tie fleece blanket for this service project will be awarded two hours towards their eight service hours. This is not limited to one blanket either...a student could earn all eight hours by making four blankets!

Thank you! Due to your very generous support of the 2013-2014 book fairs, our primary teachers just purchased $2000 worth of books from the profit to supplement our reading instruction.

The library is open for check out for all students on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:00.

November 17 Picture Re-Take Day

November 18 PTO Meeting

November 19 Report Cards Sent Home

November 22 Mother-Son Night

November 26-28 No School

December 5 1st Trimester Awards Ceremony

December 10 Christmas Program

December 19 Family Movie Night

Cyber Awareness Program

Where: St. Gabriel Gym

When: November 14 @ 7:00 pm

Did you know...

  • There are apps from iTunes and Google Play that take pictures and video of your children without their permission/confirmation
  • Some apps copy the information from your device such as contacts and content of your USB
  • Several businesses in the Louisville area have lost over $100,000 due to a computer network hacked--learn how to protect your business

Is using free WiFi safe?

Who do you contact to report an incident of cyber intrusion, child exploitation, or sexting?

Detective Dan Jackman is a 17 year veteran of the Louisville Metro Police Department. He has investigated incidents of child sexual exploitation for the past 9 years and currently assigned to the Cyber Crime Task Force with the FBI. Detective Jackman has received National recognition for his investigations and has been the key note speaker at several conferences. Come listen to this informative discussion on technology and how it affects you and your family.

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PTO News

We've Got Game

Saturday (November 22nd) is the second annual mother/son event. The night will consist of mothers and their sons playing a variety of games (Jenga, Football Toss, Corn Hole, Connect Four, Battleship, Memory, Operation, Perfection, Guess Who, Ants in the Pants, Uno Attack, Twister, Yahtzee, 30’ Obstacle Course Bounce House, free throw contests, and a photo booth.

When: November 22nd 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: St. Rita Gym

Who: Mothers and Sons

$6 per person in advance/ $8 per person at the door

(All food and drinks are included in this price.)

Food and Drinks: Nachos and Cheese, Popcorn, Cookies, Chips, Fruit, and Soft Drinks

The “We Got Game” Committee needs a few volunteers to work at the Mother/Son “We Got Game” night on November 22nd. (We would really like to have a few fathers so the mothers can spend the evening with their sons.) Set up for the event will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The timeframe is 7-10 p.m. with clean-up following. Please contact Erin Sumner 502-645-5117/ if you can help out!

Harvest Homecoming Thank You

The PTO would like to thank everyone that volunteered to help with set up, work a classroom game booth, serve food, and clean up. The Harvest Homecoming was a huge success for the school (all proceeds will go to support the school budget) and we couldn't have done it without the support and help from everyone in our MUSTANG community! We would like to give a special thanks to the St. Rita Boosters for donating the game prizes, Kasey Dendinger for supplying and preparing the food, Mrs. Beeson for doing all that she does, Karen Cecil and Stephanie Williams for organizing the money, and the large group of staff and family volunteers that made this experience a success! THANK YOU!