2013-2014 St. Rita Calendar: Key Dates at a Glance

Dates are subject to change–Updated August 2013

August 17

  • Fingerprinting in O’Malley Hall – call the school office for an appointment

September

  • Harvest T-Shirt Days with uniform bottoms every Wednesday and Friday starting September 11th
  • September 3 Welcome Back to School and Meet Your Teacher Day 9:00 – 11:00
  • followed by lunch Free Dress
  • September 4 First Day of School in Uniforms- Full Day for Grades 1-8
  • Noon dismissal for TK. K and K all week – daycare available
  • 8:00 a.m. PTO Parent welcome in Gara Hall
  • PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm in O’Malley Hall
  • September 6 Magazine Drive Assembly in O’Malley Hall 2:00 p.m.
  • September 9-13 ITBS/CogAT practice tests
  • September 9 Back to School Night TK & K – Grade 3 (East Campus)
    5:00 p.m. Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
    5:30 p.m. Grade 1
    6:00 p.m. Grades 2 and 3 
  • September 10 Back to School Night Grades 4-8  (West Campus)
    6:00 p.m.  Grades 4 and 5 Homeroom Teachers
    6:15 p.m.  Course 3 math with Mrs. Chadwick
    6:30 p.m. Science with Mr. Davies (Grades 6, 7, 8)
    7:00 p.m.  Grades 6, 7, 8 Homeroom Teachers 
  • September 11 Harvest Festival T-shirt days begin (Wednesdays and Fridays) except for for Photo Day)
  • September 15 Catechetical Sunday – commissioning of teachers at 10:00 Mass
  • September 16 ITBS/CogAT testing begins
  • Virtus Training for School Parents and Volunteers 6:00 p.m.
  • September 20 Photo Day in dress uniform
  • September 26 PTO General Meeting in O’Malley Hall 7:00 p.m.
  • Babysitting in Gara Hall for parents

October

  • October 1 Last day of ITBS/CogAt testing
  • October 2 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm in O’Malley Hall
  • October 8 No School – Religion In Service Day
  • October 9 Respect 4 Life at Home Depot Center with Archbishop Gomez grades 6-8
  • October 11 Free Dress for a 6 pack of water
  • October 11-12 Raider Football Tournament at La Salle High School
  • October 16 Free Dress for a 6 pack of soda (name brands only)
  • October 17 Great American Shakeout Drill 10:17 am
  • October18 No School – Professional Development Day
  • October 18 Beer, Brats and Bingo in O’Malley Hall
  • October 19 Harvest Festival
  • October 20 Red Ribbon Week
  • October 29 All School Phot  7:30 am staff-  followed by whole school shot
  • October 31 Halloween carnival and haunted house

November

  • November 6 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm in O’Malley Hall
  • November 8 Cybercrime Symposium for 7th and 8th graders
  • November 11 No School – Veteran’s Day Observed
  • November 22 End of Trimester 1
  • November 26 Magazine Drive ice cream party and magic show
  • November 27 Noon Dismissal for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 28 Dad’s Turkey Bowl (flag football) at Sierra Madre School 8:00 a.m.

December

  • December 4 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm in O’Malley Hall
  • December 5-6 Conferences
  • December 12 Student Council Babysitting in Gara
  • December 17 & 19  Pageant practice in church
  • December 19 Christmas Pageant in Church All Grades 6:00 p.m.
  • December 20 Noon Dismissal
  • December 21 – January 5 Christmas Break
  • December 22 Redlands Choir concert in church

January

  • January 6 School Resumes – full day in uniforms
  • January 8 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm in O’Malley Hall
  • January 20 No School: Martin Luther King
  • January 26 Catholic Schools Week  “Pack the Church School Mass” at 10:00 Mass followed by an Open House of classrooms and campus
  • January 31 Pep Rally!

February

  • February 1 Texas Hold ‘em Tournament and Casino Night
  • February 2 Super Bowl
  • February 5 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm in O’Malley Hall
  • February 7 Walk through History grades 4 and  5
  • February 14 Red, White, Pink dress for Valentine’e Day
  • February 17 No School Presidents’ Day
  • February 19 Walk through History grade 6
  • February 20 Spring Photo Day – non uniform dress
  • Pep Rally!
  • February 21 No School – Teacher in-service day
  • February 22 First Reconciliation Retreat
  • February 28 Limo Lunch for Magazine Drive top sellers

March

  • March 5 Ash Wednesday – meatless lunch for charity
  • PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm
  • March 7 The Living Stations” presented by the School Children /Soup Kitchen
  • March 14 Hoop it Up – Meatless lunch for charity
  • March 28 Open House – Noon Dismissal

April

  • April 2 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm
  • April 17 Noon Dismissal
  • April 18- 27 Easter Vacation
  • April 28 School resumes – full day in uniforms

May

  • May 3 First Communion for School 2nd Graders 10:00 Mass
  • May 4-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 7 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm
  • May 15 May Crowning / Grandparents’ Day
  • May 22 Feast of St. Rita
  • May 23 Raging Waters – Magazine Drive Winners!
  • May 26 No School: Memorial Day
  • May 29 PTO Meeting  “State of the School”  & Welcome New Parents

June

  • June 4 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 pm
  • June 6 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 12 School Picnic
  • June 13 Noon Dismissal Last Day of School – Move Up to the next Grade
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