St Rita Wins American Heart Association Challenge
In order to keep children healthy and active, the American Heart Association developed a new initiative, the Heart Walk & Run Child Health Challenge.
The American Heart Association selected 25 local schools, including St. Rita School, to participate and asked them to make a video showing why they could use new PE equipment. Mr. Mutrie created a video with help from the entire school. Four winners were chosen out of the 25 video submissions and WE WERE ONE OF THEM!
Click HERE to see the video Coach M created.
Special School Events
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
From our Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Cook III:
Dear Diocese of Rochester Families,
Our Catholic school community deeply values the safety and well-being of all of our children. We want to make sure each Catholic school is a nurturing place for students to learn and grow as people of God. All Diocesan schools have implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to address bullying behavior.
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is the most researched and best known bullying prevention program available today. OBPP has been proven to prevent and reduce bullying. The goals of OBPP are to reduce bullying problems and prevent new bullying problems from happening. The program also works to create stronger relationships among students. The QBPP is a proactive approach for all students, not just those who are being bullied or who are bullying others.
Parents and guardians play a key role in the success of this program. Your child will be asked to tell an adult at school and at home if he or she is bullied or sees bullying happening at school. It will be very important that you take any instances of bullying seriously and tell your Catholic school staff.
Bullying should not be seen as “kids being kids” or something that students just need to deal with. Having a safe school
experience is something that all students should be able to enjoy.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact your school OBPP Team Leader or principal. I thank you for your commitment to the well-being of all of our children.
May God bless your families.
Anthony S. Cook Ill
For more details on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program click here.
Our 2017-2018 Monthly theme posters:
April ~ Spring into Action (a super hero theme)
March ~ It Doesn't Take Luck To Do The Right Thing
Our 2016-2017 Monthly theme posters:
March ~ It Doesn't Take Luck to Be Kind
February ~ Students Respect Students (SRS)
November ~ Let your spirit shine in all that you do
October ~ Take a stand, lend a hand