OUR MISSION:
St. Rita School inspires students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade eight to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing and faith-filled Catholic environment.
We prepare students to be morally responsible, innovative thinkers who, in today’s technology-guided global community, live and share the Love of Christ.
 From the desk of Mrs. Tiezzi

Dear St. Rita Parents,

I would like to thank you all for the generosity you showed during the holiday season. Your contributions to the Advent Giving Tree,  faculty and staff Christmas gift,  as well as, providing baked goods and individual teacher and staff gifts was overwhelming and greatly appreciated. The St. Rita School community is very special and very generous. Thank you.

Drop-off and pick-up continue to be a challenge especially now because of snow and the narrower roads.   Yesterday, at dismissal time an 18 wheel-tractor trailer moving truck was unable to proceed up Dessa drive because cars were illegally parked on both sides of the street. This was a major safety hazard and impacts the ability of any emergency vehicle to get to their destination.  The back-up in the morning is due to parents stopping and assisting their child to exit the vehicle as opposed to simply dropping their child off and moving along. If your child is unable to exit the car quickly by him/herself along with their back-pack, musical instrument etc. please do not drive into the drop off zone. Park on the street and escort your child to the gym entrance via the stairs and walkway off of Gilles Road. Your assistance to ensure the safety of every SRS student is greatly appreciated.  Please share these safety concerns with your spouse or caregiver who may be dropping off or picking up your child. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please be advised that Mrs. Landino, one of our 2 nd grade teachers will be on a medical leave of absence until Spring. Our teachers and students at all grade levels will be praying the Rosary for Mrs. Landino’s return to good health. Should you want to send a card or message to Mrs. Landino please send it to the school office and we will forward it to her. 
Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Have a great week.

God Bless,
Mrs. Tiezzi

School News 
A FEW REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE

  • Please try to limit the amount of lunches being dropped off at school

  • School begins at 8:15 each day, please be ON-TIME for school

Our Open House is just around the corner!!
Please help us spread the word!
If you are interested in volunteering at this event please email


BOY SCOUT ZITI DINNER
Come join Boy Scout Troop 614 for their Annual Ziti dinner and raffle on January 27 at 5pm in the DPC. Tickets for the dinner are $40/family. All you can eat ziti and meatballs, salad and dessert. 
A 32" flat screen TV and XBox One Minecraft bundle will be raffled off as well as baked goods and gift baskets. Great food, Great fun!


Sibling Enrollment at St. Rita School

We are currently accepting applications for siblings (new to our school) of our current families.
Grades Pre-K 3- Grade 8
Please email Carissa Civitello for admissions information

Congratulations to a few of our Alumni!
Notre Dame High School, West Haven
Honor Students - First Trimester
St. Rita/St. Stephen School Graduates
 
Aaron Christian Abrina
Neel Agir
Joseph Antonucci
Carlos Aurora
David Ayala
Steven Ayala
Angel Barahona
Ryan Brady
Jared Brennan
Ryan Cannon
John-Michael Childs
Joseph Coss
Sean Cox
Thomas Crosby
Jonathan Crowell
Francisco Ferro
Joseph Filardi


Christmas Story and Musical Concert
A special thank you to Mr. Bolonas for creating two videos for our school families of the Christmas Story and Musical Concert
Welcome:
Beginning on Monday, January 8, 2018, Ms. Liz Plasky will be the long-term substitute teacher for Mrs. Landino in Grade 2. Mrs. Landino will be taking a medical leave of absence, returning to St. Rita School in the spring. We are keeping Mrs. Landino in our thoughts and prayers and welcome Ms. Plasky to our school community. 











Auditions for
INTO THE WOODS Jr.!
When? Saturday, January 13th from 12:30-3pm
Where? SRS
Who? All students in grades 5-8 are welcome
What? No experience or preparation necessary! Students should wear comfortable clothes and be ready to play improv games, learn about the show and learn songs from the show. All who attend will be cast.

Students are encouraged to bring water and a snack. Be prepared to stay the entire time.
Rehearsal schedules will be available that day, but students cast as leads will rehearse after school on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the full company will rehearse each Saturday from 1-3pm.

Please note- the actors will also be the crew so there is no separate sign-up for crew.
Hope to see you then!

Questions may be directed to the director at  maryleedelaney@gmail.com

60th Anniversary Campaign

Our 60th Anniversary Campaign is still underway! Our efforts to secure our playground are moving along....but we are still counting on YOUR support!
Please consider a donation to this campaign.

or Send Check to St. Rita School

Prayer Corner
Please keep the following SRS community
members in your thoughts and prayers
Mrs. Patty Landino
Father of Anna-Ramirez-Allard
Sister Mary Jane Paolella
Katharina Kaminska
Reverend Robert J. Lord
Aunt of Kim Lewis
Aunt of Dolores Fortuna
Aunt of Donna Soliwoda

If you have a special intention that you would like to share in our prayer corner, please email Carissa Civitello
Home and School Association

Place: St. Rita School Gym
When: Friday, February 16, 2018
(Snow Date: Friday, March 2, 2018)
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
All St. Rita girls Pre K to 8th grade and their fathers or special guests are invited!
Tickets are $25.00 per family and will be billed to Smart Tuition
Please RSVP by Friday, January 12, 2018
Please check in at the door the night of the dance
Flyers have been sent home this week.
Athlete's Corner
For updated sports information and schedules, please visit our


2017-2018 Basketball Calendar
View here 
*subject to change/weather permitting


PHOTOS WANTED!!
If you have been taking great shots at one of our sporting events, please share with us!
Email pictures to



DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR BASKETBALL DUFFLES 
AND 
INTRODUCING CHEER SQUAD DUFFLES!

ORDERS DUE THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH



WINTER SPORTS UPDATE:


Parent volunteers will be needed at each game that is being hosted at St. Rita School. We will need volunteers to run the scoreboard and fill out the scoreboard. Each parent should volunteer for at least one game during the season, or we will not be able to host games in the future. Please help support the athletes!

To volunteer please email:
DaveMele
  athletics.stritaschool@gmail.com

Reminder:
If your child is absent from school, they will not be permitted to participate in any athletic events (games or practice)


Caritas Christi Center
Kids Night Out
Dates:
Jan. 19, Feb. 2, March 2, March 16, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15


To view other Caritas Christi Center events visit their website .



St. Rita School Early Learning Center

NOW ENROLLING

St. Rita School Early Learning Center offers a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for children aged two months to five years.


Check out their NEW


UPCOMING DATES - 
January 12- 12:15 Dismissal (After Care Available)
January 15- No School
January 21- Open House for Prospective Families
January 29- February 2- Catholic Schools Week
February 14- Ash Wednesday
February 15- Conferences- 12:15 Dismissal (After Care Available)
February 16- Conferences- 12:15 Dismissal (No After Care)
February 19-20- No School (Winter Break)
March 2- 12:15 Dismissal (After Care Available)
March 13- Report Cards go home
March 29- Holy Thursday - 12:15 Dismissal (No after care)
March 30- Good Friday -No School
April 2- Easter Monday- No school

St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016