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 SRS Parents and Guardians,

The nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday, January 29. We will be reinstituting our annual St. Rita Family Mass at 11:30 on that Sunday. I would like to invite all our school families to join us as we celebrate our school, its students, and their families. Sr. Anne is looking for some student lectors (Grs. 6-8) and altar servers for the Mass. Please contact her if your child is interested in assisting. Students are asked to wear their school uniforms to Mass to show their school pride and receive a free dress down day coupon from Fr. Tiano. Please see Mrs. Tiezzi or Mrs. Robinson at Mass to receive your coupon. A full list of CSW activities will be sent home in next week’s newsletter.

Registration for new students for the upcoming 2023-2024 school is currently open to our school families. If you have another child you would like to have join our school community for next year, please contact Mrs. Bruno, our admissions director, for the registration information. Re-enrollment for current students will not take place until early March.

January 20 is the midpoint of the second marking period. A progress report will be mailed to parents of students in grades 4-8 if your child has any grades below a C- (70%). Just a reminder that parents have the ability to receive automatic updates of their child’s progress simply by checking the appropriate box on their EduConnect account. This is only available to parents with students in grades 4-8.

Just a reminder that this Friday, January 13, is an early dismissal day and there is NO aftercare. School is closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  Now, most especially, let us take some time over the holiday to honor the legacy of Dr. King by talking with your children and sharing ways to live out Dr. King’s legacy - nonviolent protest. In 1959 during his visit to India, Dr. King stated, “Today we no longer have a choice between violence and nonviolence: it is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” His legacy goes hand in hand with our Catholic social teachings - a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta once stated “the world is changed by your example, not your opinion”. Spend the next week honoring the legacy of both Dr. King and St. Mother Teresa by “doing small things in a great way”. Thank you for entrusting your child/children to our care. Be safe and stay well.

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi

Save the Date!

St. Rita School Catholic Schools Week Mass

Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 11:30 am

St. Rita Church

Inclement Weather

With the winter season quickly approaching, our thoughts turn to snow days. We have 5 inclement weather days built into our school calendar so we will be taking snow days this winter. Snow days are a childhood tradition and are meant to be a day children can sleep in and then go outside to play in the snow. Should we have a more severe winter and exceed our 5 snow days, we will consult with our central office and make a decision regarding next steps.  

St. Rita School follows the Hamden Public School system regarding snow days. If Hamden Public Schools are closed, St. Rita School will be closed. Closings will be listed on WTNH Channel 8, WFSB Channel 3, and WVIT Channel 30.

You will also be notified via School Messenger in a text,

phone call, and email.

Click HERE to Register!
Home/School Association

N.U.T. (No Uniform Today) Coupons are back!

We will have fun themed days, one day per month from January through May, where the students can dress the part. We will be sending the coupons home the week of January 23!

5 coupons for $25 (Charged to your March Blackbaud account)

Please sign up on the sign-up genius link below:

Click HERE to sign up for N.U.T. Coupons

Please reach out to the HSA with any questions and thank you as always for your support!

HSA Upcoming Events

N.U.T. Coupons

Middle School Event

Father Daughter Dance

Butter Braid Pastry Sale

Auction/Parents Night Out Event

Mother Son Event

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Cash Raffle

Nurse's Corner

Have you checked our

lost & found?

Parents - we have 12 green fleece jackets in our lost and found - please have your child/ren check for a lost fleece, or other item, in the bin at the top of the gym stairs.

Before and After Care Charges

Pre-K - Before Care - $7/day

Pre-K - After Care - $20/day

K-8 - Before Care - $5/day

K-8 - After Care - $17/day

We are in need of after care coverage - 21 years or older,

$15/hour - 2:45 to 5:30 pm - 1 to 2 days per week.

Please contact Mrs. Bathrick.

Click HERE to sign up for After Care
Click HERE to sign up for Hot Lunch

Please pray for all those that have suffered in Ukraine,

and all those members

of our school family 

who are in need of our prayers.

Please pray for James Carmody, father of our food service provider, Erin Carmody, and

all the deceased

members of our

St. Rita Community.

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