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 School Parents,

Happy Easter! I hope you and your family had a relaxing and fun-filled stay-cation last week. It was a much needed rest for everyone and I’m sure we will eventually look back at this time, quarantined at home, with many fond memories and some new family traditions.

As everyone is aware we have extended the times of our remote learning for students at all grade levels. We are taking our direction from our central office regarding time allotments and will continue to make adjustments if the need arises. Over the past few weeks I have had emails from parents asking for additional time and also emails from parents requesting less time on-line. Please understand we are working hard to find the right balance for all our students ages 3-14. Our teachers understand the challenges parents are facing working from home and trying to balance on-line learning for their children. Thank you to all of you for your support and patience during this time. Please trust that at the end of this quarantining our teachers will be sure your child has the necessary skills to move on to the next level of learning.

Starting this week, Sr. Anne, Mrs. Barnett and I, will be calling our school families just to check in to see how you are doing. As we have over 250 families to communicate with it may take us a few weeks to connect. We look forward to talking with all our St. Rita School families and hearing about your quarantine adventures.

Re-enrollment paperwork can be mailed to the school office for processing. If you are having trouble getting your paperwork signed by your Pastor, request that he send Msgr. Joe or Mrs. Nugent an email verifying your parishioner status. The Smart Financial Aid portal will open on May 1. In order to apply for financial aid your Smart tuition account must be current and you must have already submitted your re-enrollment paperwork and fee. Financial aid will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until the money is depleted. If you have not yet re-enrolled for next year, please do so in April so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for financial assistance. If you are having financial difficulty due to current circumstances please contact our school business manager, Paula Nugent at paulanugent@att.net as soon as possible for guidance.

We continue to follow the direction of state and local leaders as to when school may re-open. At this time we will remain closed until at least May 20. The 8 th grade teachers and my administrative team met yesterday to talk about different scenarios for graduation. A decision cannot be made until we have a better understanding regarding the re-opening of schools and churches.

Friday we will be celebrating Comfy Cozy Day so please have your child dress appropriately. A reminder to all parents of students in grades 4-8: Thursday, April 30, marks the mid-term of the final trimester. Your child’s grades are available for you to review on the EduConnect grade portal. Students should be turning in their assignments via Google Classroom or Seesaw.

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. May God continue to watch over your family and keep you all in his warm embrace.


God Bless ,
Mrs. Tiezzi
Principal


School News  
Attention New Haven Residents!
Scholarship opportunities are available from
The Children's Educational Opportunity
Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.
for New Haven Residents .
For more information, guidelines, and an application,
please click here.
Home and School Association
LET’S SUPPORT OUR SRS COMMUNITY!

The HSA is putting together a list of local small businesses and restaurants
that are owned or run by members of our St. Rita School community. 
Below are a couple that would love your support during this difficult time!
If you have a business you’d like to add to the list, please email
Alice Kuether at alicemcgrew23@hotmail.com .

Nica's Market
603 Orange Street
New Haven, CT

Our business is open and following strict precautions.
We are also offering curbside pickup for groceries;
just send an email with your order!


Allegra's Cafe
249 West Main Street
Branford, CT

Our business is open for curbside pickup.
We are also featuring to-go martini kits,
homemade cookies, and cupcakes.

Dear SRS Family and Friends,

We have postponed our
Dancing Through the Decades Auction
and our
Tuition Raffle .

Any checks collected up to this point will be held
but not cashed until/if the events are rescheduled.
More information will be shared as soon as it is
available. In the meantime, we are missing our
St. Rita School community, and we are sending
prayers for strength and patience as we all work
through this unprecedented time.

Best,

The HSA Executive Board


CONCERNED ABOUT INTERNET SAFETY?

Click here for a helpful resource
from PTO Today.
REWARDS PROGRAMS
Click here to learn more about easy ways to support SRS through the below organizations!
Looking for more ways to support St. Rita?
Click here to shop for fun products with Mabel’s Labels! SRS will earn a portion of each sale!

Hamden Hall Country Day School is once again offering its popular
  Summer Engineering & Science Academy  to students entering
Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 who enjoy challenging themselves with hands-on activities in the fields of engineering, science, technology and mathematics.

Experiential learning is at the nucleus of this  complimentary ,
fully funded, week-long enrichment program, which is scheduled
this year for July 6-10. Students perform lab work and
collaborate in groups to fully explore and make discoveries in the
areas of DNA technology, forensics, cryptography, sustainable architecture,
chemistry, and more.

For more information, please click here.
Student Spotlight
Did your child/ren do something amazing? Share with us!
Please send submissions to
Please be patient as we receive many wonderful stories of our SRS students and Alumni!
Prayer Corner
Please keep the following SRS community
members in your thoughts and prayers

If you have a special intention that you would like to share in our prayer corner, please email Joanne Bruno
Support SRS
Don't forget to sign up for our Scrip Gift Card program and earn money for St. Rita School. Check out the Special Black Friday specials on eCards and gift cards! NEW to Scrip this year - now you can purchase your gift cards using your credit card instead of your checking account. It's quick and convenient and remember your eCards email directly to you. 
Does Your Company Offer Volunteer Grants? 
Volunteer grant programs, also known as “Dollars for Doers” programs, are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work.
Through these programs, companies provide monetary grants to organizations where employees volunteer regularly. 

Please take a moment and ask if your employer participates in a Volunteer Grants Program. Your time and talent at St. Rita School could turn into dollars for our school! Questions? Feel free to contact Joanne Bruno at  jbruno.stritaschool@gmail.com .
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016
www.stritaschool.org