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,

Week #3 of on-line learning at St. Rita School seems to be going well. The feedback I have been receiving from the students, teachers, and parents has all been positive. Just a reminder that next week is a 4-day week as we will not be in session on Good Friday, April 10. Spring break will be taken the week of April 13-17. We will open up again on Monday, April 20. Although we have not had an official statement from Governor Lamont about extending school closures, at this juncture I do believe we will still be on-line when we return from spring break.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their re-enrollment packet. Re-enrollment paperwork can be mailed to the school office for processing. Please be advised that 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.  

Just a reminder that our $10,000 tuition raffle drawing will take place at a date to be determined before the end of the school year. If you have not yet purchased a ticket please do so if you are able. The prize can be used for tuition at any elementary or secondary school or college. The $10,000 may also be used to pay off college loans. Please share this opportunity with your friends and relatives who have children of any age. 

This coming Sunday we will celebrate Palm Sunday, marking Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week. Holy Week is most definitely a very sacred time of the year, for it is how we commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus' life on this earth. It is even more meaningful this year given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take some time on Sunday to celebrate Palm Sunday by watching Mass as a family, thanking God for the gifts you have been blessed with and asking for his protection during this uncertain time.


God Bless,
Mrs. Tiezzi
Principal


ATTENTION ST. RITA FAMILIES:

The reregistration deadline has been extended
to Monday, APRIL 20TH.

Please mail all required forms and payments to:
St. Rita School,
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, our office will not be staffed. However, emails (office@stritaschool.org) and voicemails (203-248-3114) will be checked regularly.
Mail delivery will continue while we are closed.
Thank you for your continued patience and
support during this challenging time.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

Please check your contact information in the
EduConnect portal. We have had
several issues with phone numbers and
emails that are outdated. Thank you.
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.
School News 
OPEN ENROLLMENT IS HERE!

Please help us spread the word that we are now
accepting applications by taking home a lawn sign and
displaying it in your yard.

Email Joanne Bruno at jbruno.stritaschool@gmail.com
ifyou would like a sign.

Home and School Association
The $10,000 Tuition Raffle is on!
Click here for more information.

Hello SRS Family and Friends,
We are thinking of you all and missing our St. Rita community! We wanted to send a quick update regarding the Tuition Raffle, which was originally scheduled to be drawn on Saturday, March 28.
We have decided to postpone the drawing for now,
as fundraising efforts are likely far from
everyone’s minds. We have not yet cashed
any of the checks that were collected for the raffle,
and we do not plan to do so until after a drawing.

We will update you with our plans once
things are more settled.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:  hsasrs.stritaschool@gmail.com

Best,
The HSA Executive Board

Dear SRS Family and Friends,

In light of our school’s closure and advice
that we all practice social distancing,
we have postponed our
Dancing Through the Decades Auction.

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


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.
Order Your Yearbook Today!
Time is Running Out!
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
Anthony Maraucci
Grandfather of Dan Battipaglia


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