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
Catholic Schools Week 2019 Itinerary
Catholic Schools Week is NEXT WEEK!
Let's get ready to CELEBRATE!

Week long events:
Celebrating our  Choose Love Program
Purchase tickets for the Bridgeport Sound Tiger Game
Classroom Door Decorating Contest


Sunday January 27, 2019- Celebrate your Parish
Please wear your school uniform to Mass
9:00am St. Rita School Mass at St. Stephen location
“Coffee and” after Mass - all welcome
11:30am St. Rita School Mass at St. Rita location
TUITION RAFFLE BEGINS

Monday January 28, 2019- Celebrating our community
Grades K-8 Bowling trip
All Pre-K classes - In School Activity
Cookie Baking for community helpers (to be done on Tuesday)
(Crusader Club, NJHS)
Pennies for Patients fundraiser Kick off- classroom contests begin! 3 week campaign
More information to follow
In School Presentations:
Pre-K presentation 1:00pm
Grades K-3 presentation 1:30pm
Grades 4-8 presentation 2:05pm

Tuesday January 29, 2019- Celebrating our students
Visiting Day for prospective families 9-1pm
SRS Spirit Day- Students can wear SRS gear (sweatshirts, athletic gear, etc) or Green and white colors. Show your SPIRIT! (No uniform required)
Popsicle treat for all students at lunch time
(Cookie baking after school 2:50pm)

Wednesday January 30, 2019- Celebrating our Nation
Let’s get ready for Soup-er Bowl!!  
Students can wear red , white and blue ALONG with their regular uniform but MUST donate a can of soup or other non-perishable items for the food pantry.  
(Ex: bows, socks, T shirt under jumper, tights, etc)
Pantry in need of: soup, tomato sauce, tuna, jelly, cereal, juice, crackers and cookies
Visiting Day for prospective families 9-1pm
Valentines for Vets- in school activity

Thursday January 31, 2019- Celebrating our Faculty
Visiting Day for prospective families 9-1pm
Special lunch for Faculty and Staff
Faculty baby picture contest- in school activity


Friday Feb. 1, 2019- Celebrate our vocations
8:45am First Friday Mass honoring Monsignor Joe- All welcome
January student awards
Parent visiting day. Parents of our students may spend time in the classrooms from 10:00-11:00am.
Bridgeport Sound Tiger Game 7:00pm  

Saturday Feb. 2, 2019- Celebrating our families
Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser - 2165 Dixwell Ave suite 2 in Hamden 4- 8pm


School News 
NEW OFFICE EMAIL
For all office related emails please email
office.stritaschool@gmail.com
Sibling Registration

Registration for the
2019-2020 school year is now available to our SRS siblings. Please contact
Carissa Civitello for more information.
Our Pre-K classes fill up quickly- please apply soon to guarantee a spot!
Next Virtus workshop in the area is Feb. 4 at 6:00PM at Church of the Assumption in Woodbridge.
Morning Drop off Reminder
Please be respectful of our morning drop off protocol. We have set forth these guidelines for the safety of all students and parents.
Do not park in the school parking lot when dropping off your child.
Do not get out of your car while in the drop off line.
Be cautious of children crossing in front of your car during drop off .
Please drive SLOWLY and CAREFULLY at all times.
If you choose to walk your child into school, please park at the church lot or on the designated street areas.
Student volunteers are needed for our Catholic Schools Week Masses
*All ages welcome*

Sunday January 27th
9am St. Stephen location
11:30am St. Rita location

Please email Carissa Civitello to volunteer


We will be kicking off our Pennies for Patients this week also!!
More information to come!
Celebrate Our Families During Catholic Schools Week!
Come out to Family Fun Night with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Friday Feb. 1, 2019
Flyers were sent home. Order forms may be returned to SRS Main Office.

Peter Pan News:

The entire cast AND crew of PETER PAN has a rehearsal this Saturday, January 26th from 12-3pm.
SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL MULTI-CULTURAL NIGHT: MARCH 21, 2019
Celebrate Our Cultures
Please note the changes to our cultural board.
Our Scrip Gift Card Fundraising is still available all year long!

Remember to visit the Scrip Store for all of your gift card needs.
Every gift card purchase supports our school.
Crusaders Corner Store
Spirit Wear is available for purchase!
Stop by our Advancement Office to shop.
Crusaders Corner will be open every Thursday during all lunch periods. Please send your child with cash or check to purchase items!

We are still seeking volunteers to help run the store. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Civitello.
Home and School Association
SAVE THE DATE
Save the date for our Annual Father Daughter Dance!
Friday, April 5th 2019
6:00-8:00pm
Dessert & Dancing

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please email
Coming Soon: The 3rd Annual $10,000 Tuition Raffle
New Dates this year!
Starting on January 27, 2019, St. Rita School will be selling raffle tickets for its annual tuition raffle. Each family is asked to sell or buy 2 tickets. Tickets are $50 each with only 800 tickets to be sold; so buy your ticket early. Prize money can be used to pay for tuition at any accredited K-12 school, college or university, or to pay back students loans. The winner does not have to personally use the money; they can designate any student they wish to use the money (for example, a grandparent can use the money to pay a grandchild’s tuition). The drawing will be held on April 27, 2019, at St. Rita School during the evening performance of Peter Pan Jr.; winner need not be present to win.
Extra tickets are available by calling the school at 203-248-3114 or emailing trisha.kozloski@yahoo.com.
 Proceeds from the raffle will support St. Rita School’s operating budget. 

This year we will be seeking volunteers to help with the Tuition Raffle. If you are interested in volunteering please email
Calling for volunteers! We’ve got some shoes to fill.
NEW LINK TO SIGN UP!!!!
 
The St. Rita School HSA would love to have you as a Parent Volunteer this year! There are various events and activities planned for this year that cannot happen without your support.

Your time and talents are needed for the continued success of our school. Even just one hour of volunteer time makes a great difference to the school community.
 
Please access the link below to view the events scheduled this year and sign up for any of the volunteer positions that are open.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our school!
  
HSA Executive Board
 
 
Athlete's Corner
Winter Sports Information
**Basketball Fees and Apparel will be posted
to your February Smart Tuition Account. 
 
 


 
Check back here for all Athletic News
 
Reminder:
If your child is absent from school, they will not be permitted to participate in any athletic events (games or practice)
 
Basketball Schedule can also be viewed at
 
PICTURES WANTED! If you love taking pictures at our SRS sporting events, please share them with us! Please send to ccivitello.stritaschool@gmail.com
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



Louvenia Brown 

If you have a special intention that you would like to share in our prayer corner, please email Carissa Civitello
Support SRS
Happy New Year! Our next Box Top submission deadline is MARCH 1st! Please have all Box Tops submitted by FEBRUARY 22nd!!
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.

We're excited to announce another bonus donation opportunity for Divine Mercy Parish Corporation. Through January 31, 2019, AmazonSmile will donate 15% the purchase price of new print magazine subscriptions. Click  here for details

Use the message and image below in email, social media, and on your website to spread the word to your donors, staff, and volunteers.

Through January 31, 2019, AmazonSmile will donate 15% the purchase price of new print magazine subscriptions. Visit  https://smile.amazon.com/b?node=18541223011  for details.

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 send your PricePlus card number to Alice Kuether,  alicemcgrew23@hotmail.com .
Rewards Program

Click HERE for a flyer with all of our rewards programs.

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 .
Caritas Christi Center
You are cordially invited to a
Mass of Thanksgiving
as we celebrate the

Beatification of
Blessed Clelia Merloni

These celebrations will take place at

St. Patrick’s Cathedral
New York, NY
Saturday, February 9, 2019
2:00 PM

To register for the Mass, please visit


UPCOMING DATES - 
January 27- Tuition Raffle Begins
January 27-Feb. 1- Catholic Schools Week
February 15- 12:15 Dismissal
February 18-19- Winter Break
March 1- 1st Friday Mass
March 6- Ash Wednesday Mass 9am
March 14- 12:15 Dismissal , Conferences
March 15- 12:15 Dismissal, Conferences
March 18- No School

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