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.
Dear St. Rita Parents,

There are not enough words to say thank you to all our families and the H.S.A. for the fabulous breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea which was provided to our faculty last week for Teacher Appreciation Day. The food was plentiful and delicious! Our teachers were overwhelmed with your generosity. 

Also, thank you to our families and students for donating summer clothing to my daughter, Hope’s, medical mission trip to the Gambia. Over 30 suitcases were packed with clothes, medical supplies and treats for the children and shipped thanks to your generosity.  Yesterday Hope and her classmates were able to travel to a Gambian village to provide much needed medical care to the residents. During their week-long mission trip the PA students from Mercy College will travel to clinics, villages and hospitals to assist and support the local health care providers.  
Please join us this Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 P.M. for the H.S.A. Wine and Cheese Social and Volunteer Appreciation at which time the H.S.A. Executive Board will be announced. 

Next Tuesday, May 22 beginning at 6:30 our annual Spring Band and Chorus Concert will be held.  Band and chorus members may dress in dress up clothes for the concert. All are invited to attend.

You may not be unaware that key budgetary decisions are directly tied to an estimated number of students expected to enroll in the coming year. For instance, enrollment numbers determine the appropriate number of teachers needed to provide the best educational experience for students, the number of textbooks that must be ordered and the space still available to prospective students at each grade level. With the restructuring currently occurring within the Archdiocesan school network we have many families looking to enroll for the 2018-2019 school year.  Re-registration deposits of $150 per child and the family tuition agreement are now past due.  In order to guarantee your child’s spot, your $150 deposit per child and your family tuition agreement must be turned in. 

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. May you have a fantastic week. 

God Bless,
Mrs. Tiezzi

School News 
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Important After Care Information

The last day for After Care is JUNE 15th
Catholic School
Action Alert :   
Please ask your legislators to support  HB 5340, An Act Concerning A Study of Education Savings Accounts
Click here to contact your legislators.  On this page, you will see a brief backgrounder and a pre-written message. When you provide your address and zip code, the program will pair your message with your state legislators.
Thank you for your efforts!
Spring Band and Chorus Concert
May 22, 2018
St. Rita School Gym

SRS Annual Uniform Swap
Our uniform swap will be available this Wednesday afternoon - Friday Morning. Please feel free to stop to browse or
drop off.

Popsicle Social
The SRS Student Council will be hosting a popsicle social for all students on Monday, May 21 at 2 pm in the schoolyard. We will be celebrating the feast day of Saint Rita.
We ask that all students bring a beach towel to sit on.

The playground area has been cleared and prepped for installation!!
SRS Summer Camp
June 25-August 3
Week 1 : June 25-29 Technology Camp 
Week 2: July 2-6 Science Experiment Camp (No camp July 4)
Week 3: July 9- 13 Modern Art Camp
Week 4: July 16- 20 Kinetic Sculpture Camp
Week 5: July 23-27 Game Week 
Week 6: July 30-August 3 STEAM Camp 

Divine Mercy Vacation Bible School
Send your kids (Grades PreK-5) on a life-changing adventure! At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover that Jesus rescues us through life’s storms! Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Arts and crafts, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. So mark  June 25-29  on your calendar. The fun starts at  9am  and will end at  12pm  at St. Rita School. You can register online at  https://vbspro.events/p/divinemercy  or get a paper copy HERE. Only  $25  for the whole week! Call or email Megan Zinn at 203-281-7522 or  st.rita.ore@gmail.com  for more information about this life-changing adventure!
Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!
Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School is looking for adult and teen volunteers (Grades 6-12) to help plan, set up, manage stations, and lead small groups. It is a wonderful way to help our children learn about their faith and have fun while doing so.  VBS isn't possible without you, so please consider helping. The VBS is June 25-29 from 9am to 12pm. Contact Megan Zinn at  203-281-7522  or  st.rita.ore@gmail.com  for more information about our life-changing adventure! 
It's time to order your 2017-2018 Yearbook!
Print out the order form and return to school by MAY 22nd
Student Spotlight
Prayer Corner
Please keep the following SRS community
members in your thoughts and prayers
Mrs. Patty Landino
Father of Anna-Ramirez-Allard
Father Robert Beloin

If you have a special intention that you would like to share in our prayer corner, please email Carissa Civitello
Home and School Association
SRS Annual $10,000 Tuition Raffle!
Proceeds from the Raffle will support St. Rita School.
Tuition Raffle Flyer
Tuition Raffle FAQ

21st Annual St. Rita Golf Tournament
Monday, June 4, 2018
New Haven Country Club

 Wine and Cheese Night
The HSA Executive Board is hosting a Wine and Cheese Night on Thurs, May 17th at 6:30 PM

We hope you will join us to celebrate and share all of our many accomplishments this year, and to learn about the exciting plans for the upcoming school year. The HSA will be holding its annual board election at this event.   This is the perfect opportunity to see familiar faces and socialize with other St. Rita School parents.
Hope to see you there!

N.U.T. Coupon Day: Wide World of Sports Fantastic Friday!

The next N.U.T. Coupon Day is Friday, May 18th. If you purchased a N.U.T. Coupon, wear your favorite team jersey or sports clothes and celebrate the wide world of sports!

Seeking Volunteers to Co-Chair the 2018-19 Walk-A-Thon

Would you like to get involved at the school and have some fun with one of our biggest and most popular fundraisers/community events? We are seeking two new co-chairs for next year's Walk-A-Thon. Most of the planning and organizing for the Walk-A-Thon takes place during the summer, so we need to fill these roles before the end of the school year. Meghan Burns, past co-chair, will assist the new co-chairs who will also be assisted by the HSA Executive Committee. It's a great event that the students always enjoy! Please help us continue that tradition! If you are interested, please email  hsasrs.stritaschool@gmail.com . Thank you!
Athlete's Corner
For updated sports information and schedules, please visit our

Caritas Christi Center
Kids Night Out
May 18, June 1

To view other Caritas Christi Center events visit their website .

St. Rita School Early Learning Center

Part-time afternoon assistant teacher needed until 5:30 p.m. several afternoons per week. Must be at least 18 years old and willing to submit a background check, fingerprinting, physical exam and free diocesan training program. Working with children from infant through preschool age. Good opportunity for a college student.
Contact Colleen Dacey 203-288-6828.


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

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May 22- Band and Chorus Spring Concert
May 25- Full Day of School
May 28- Memorial Day-No School
June 1- 8th Grade Graduation Mass 9am -First Friday Mass 
8th Grade Graduation ceremony and awards - 7pm
June 4- Golf Tournament
June 14- Pre- Kindergarten Celebration 9am- School Gym 
June 15- Last day of school for Pre-K 3 
June 18 - Field Day & 12:15 pm Dismissal
June 19- New student visiting day Kindergarten & Pre-Kindergarten
June 19- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- 12:15 pm Dismissal
St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016