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.
Grade 8 – High Honors
Benny Amarone                  Alex Bowery                        Lyla D’Errico
Payton D’Errico                   Benjamin DiAngelo           Connor Evanich
Tyler Farina                         Kate Frioni                          Sofia Nagorski
Gennaro Pompano             Jianna Pompano               Nathan Testa
Ryan Walsh
Grade 8 – Honors
Colton Brennan                  Conall Burns                      Joseph Carone
Austin Colegio                    John Daley                        Lucien Delaney
Olivia Egan                         Faith Hammond                 Trew Kitson
Jacinda Mihalcik                 Aniya Mims                         Penelope Pappas
Avonna Wilkes                    D’Marcus Woodard

Grade 8 – Merit
Christa Colonis                   Rafael Tiongco

Grade 7 – High Honors
Kiera Barney                       Juliette Bolanos                  Abigail Chacko
Kelsey Cruz                       Adriana Dorsi                     Maria Teresa Testa

Grade 7 – Honors
Virginia Akide-Ndunge      Gabrielle Andreoli              Marshele Bowens
Mateo Cammarota              Lillian Cochran                   Michael Madonick
Michael Moore                     Isabella Nunez                   Anthony Purchio
Aiyanna Savinelli               Stephen Smith                   Olivia Sweeney

Grade 7 – Merit
Alexis Grund                        Thomas Mautte                   Jackson Saracco

Grade 6 – High Honors
Emily Kelly                           Jenna Raccio

Grade 6 – Honors
Julian Adu                           Allison Amarone                Ryan Blakeslee       
Devin Burns                        Alice Delaney                      Natalie DiAngelo    
Evelyn Giaquinto                Shannon Gordon              Kayden Goss
Emily Holder                        Madeline Lafo                    Cooper Leng
Joaquin Mayorga                Trevor Montefusco             Mia Mulhern
Claire Nawrocki                   Ji Min Oh                             Joseph O’Mara
Kaitlyn Ponzio                     Arianna Rice                       Stella Singh
Yeneh Timungwa               Peter Torello                       Ethan Tran
Pearl Tuttle
Grade 6 – Merit
Dominic Ferraro                  Catherine Grady                Leila Melendez-Brissett
John Paul Saracco
Reminder

Please do not park in the NO PARKING zones on Edgemere Road and Dessa Drive. We need to be respectful of our neighbors and must leave space for any emergency vehicles that may need to get through.
Order your 2020-2021 school yearbook today!
Order before January 31 to
receive special pricing! of $25!
Yearbooks ordered after January 31 will be $30.
A Gentle Reminder:
Students should have a clean mask each day.
Please launder them regularly.
Nurse's Corner
Just a reminder that if you are going to be traveling over the Christmas vacation you will need to be tested upon your return to Connecticut and quarantine until your results have returned. Please also remember that "Quarantine" means staying home.
Thank you so much for all of your diligence these past couple months.
Have a safe and Merry Christmas.
 Because Hamden will continue to follow the original 14 days quarantine
period for those who have been exposed to COVID, St. Rita School
will also follow this plan. Please notify the office if you or a family
member has been exposed to COVID-19. 

If you plan on traveling out of the state for the holidays, please be
aware that you will need to be tested upon return to Connecticut or
you must quarantine for 14 days. Your child will not be allowed back
in school until they have their test results in hand. Please submit your
child's negative test result upon return to school on Jan 4. 

Please read the attached updated Connecticut travel advisory. If you
and/or your family have traveled to any of these states and have
stayed for more then 24 hours you will need to get a COVID test
within 72 hours upon arriving back in Connecticut. Your children can
not return to school until they present a negative COVID test or
after a quarantine of 14 days. 
Please inform the office of any travel plans in the coming months. We appreciate your vigilance on this matter as we continue to work to keep our Saint Rita School community safe and healthy. 
Thank you to everyone for keeping your children home when they are not feeling well and keeping us informed of any illnesses. With your cooperation we will continue to keep our school community safe.

Just a few reminders:

- If your child is home sick for more then 24 hours we will need a doctors note in order for them to return to school. 

- This year with COVID-19 continuing to be active the State Department of Public Health is encouraging everyone to receive an Influenza Vaccination by the end of October. The vaccinations are now readily available. Once your child receives the vaccine, please send proof into school for the nurse to document. 

- If your child is home sick and the doctor recommends a COVID test please do not get a rapid test. We will only be accepting the PCR test in order to return to school. 

- many of us suffer from seasonal allergies and may experience symptoms similar to COVID-19. 

Symptoms more common of seasonal allergies and not COVID-19 are itchy or watery eyes and sneezing. 

Symptoms more common if COVID-19 are fever and chills, muscle and body aches, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting and Diarrhea. 

If you obtain positive results after school hours, please email Mrs. Tiezzi (ptiezzi.stritaschool@gmail.com) and the nurse (lpalma.stritaschool@gmail.com)

When in doubt call your pediatrician. 
Home/School Association
NUT (No Uniform Today) Coupons are Back!

We will have fun-themed days, one day per month from January through May, when students can dress the part. We will be sending the coupons home after Christmas break.
5 Coupons for $25!! Click here to order TODAY!
Please include your child's name and homeroom # in the comments section.
Your Smart Tuition will be charged.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Help us spread some joy virtually! Please send along photos of your children in front of any holiday decorations you may have in your home, and they will be shared with our community via Facebook. You may send your emails to Joanne Bruno at jbruno.stritaschool@gmail.com.

BOON SUPPLY:
We have extended our Boon Supply Fundraiser, so there’s still time to get your orders in! While Boon Supply can no longer guarantee delivery before Christmas, our fundraiser will remain open until December 31st. Click HERE to start your shopping! 

An Important Note: 40% of your Boon Supply purchase total will be applied to your HSA Assessment. As a reminder, every St. Rita family has an obligation to fulfill their assessment before the end of the school year. For your first child, your assessment is $150; if you have two children, your assessment is $300, and if you have three or more children, your assessment is $350. You may elect to pay the amounts indicated above in full, or you may participate in our fundraising events, through which a portion of the money you contribute is applied to your assessment. We felt it worth noting that even once all assessments are fulfilled, the HSA still has over $40,000 to raise for SRS. This is why contributions to only select fundraisers count toward assessments. This has been confusing to all of us at one point or another, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need clarification! You can reach us at hsasrs.stritaschool@gmail.com.
HELP US EARN CASH AND SUPPLIES THROUGH FREE REWARDS PROGRAMS!

Each year, St. Rita participates in several rewards programs. Local grocery stores (and Amazon!) allow you (the shopper) to identify St. Rita as the school you’d like to support; every time you shop, we get a percentage of the sale in the form of points (that can be used for school supplies) or cash. Last year we earned over $1600 through Stop&Shop’s program and over 150,000 points through ShopRite! We have big goals this year, and we need your help to achieve them. Please click on the links below to register your store cards, and ask your local family and friends to do the same!
Planning to order Christmas cards or photo
gifts this holiday season? Shop through our Shutterfly Storefront, and SRS will earn an 8% commission! It     may not sound like much,
but there’s no extra fee for you, and every
$1 makes a difference for our school.
 
           Click here to shop Shutterfly via our StoreFront.
Visit amazonsmile.com, and anytime you purchase an eligible item, Amazon will 
      donate a portion of the profit to our school! Select “Divine Mercy Parish
      Corporation” as your charity, and St. Rita School will benefit every time you shop. 

Link your Stop & Shop Card to St. Rita School, and we’ll earn
CASH when you
     buy groceries! Click here and use School ID: 06434.


Link your ShopRite Price Plus card to St. Rita School, and help us earn school     supplies! Click here and use School ID: 50073, or email your PricePlus card number to Alice Kuether, alicemcgrew23@hotmail.com.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Athlete's Corner
Winter Sports have been delayed until January, 2021
Prayer Corner
Remember all those who are suffering or have lost a loved-one during this pandemic.
Please pray for all the deceased members of our
St. Rita School community.
Click HERE to access the Weekly Health Screening Questionnaire
St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016
www.stritaschool.org