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 SRS Parents and Guardians,


Please keep the family of one of our first grade students, Jordan Beaulieu, in your prayers. The family home was destroyed by fire this past weekend. Their home is a complete loss. I have reached out to the family and asked of how the St. Rita Community can be of assistance and mom, Yollanda, shared the following link https://gofund.me/4bd8bd2e. Once the family gets situated in a new home I will share any needs for household necessities and furnishings they may need. Thank you for your generosity and support.


All I can say is WOW and THANK YOU for everything you did to make our school play, Beauty and the Beast Jr., so successful. I continue to be awed by the level of commitment and talent from our thespians and the never ending energy and enthusiasm from our director, Mary Lee Delaney. The level of commitment from a school community that we experience every play weekend is just one of the many things that makes St. Rita School such a special place to be and is a living testimony to the vitality and vibrancy of our school. I am so fortunate that God has chosen this path for me.


Teachers in Catholic schools model the Gospel in all that they do. The relationships they build with students affect both students and teachers throughout their lives. St. Rita School appreciates the commitment and service to Catholic education from all our teachers. This week we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and Nurse’s Appreciation Day. Every day this week we are celebrating our faculty with small treats. A huge thank you to the Evanich family for providing Dunkin Donuts coffee and donuts. Please take some time out of your busy schedule to send a quick thank you e-mail or note to your child’s teacher and if your child is a frequent visitor to our school nurse, please acknowledge Mrs. Palma also. Without our dedicated faculty and staff, your children would not receive the quality education they do here at St. Rita.


Our second grade students are looking forward to seeing the church filled again this coming Saturday at 10:00 to celebrate their 1st Communion. A very special thank you goes out to Mrs. Gertz and Mrs. Bonini , and Mrs. Halloran for preparing our students to receive Jesus for the first time. Please keep these students and their parents in your daily prayers.


On Thursday, June 8, students in kindergarten through grade 7 will be going to Camp Mt. Laurel in Hamden for their annual field day. Further information will be sent home next week with your child.


Our annual Spring Concert is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 16 at 1:45 in the gym. Our band and chorus will perform. Everyone is invited to attend. Also on Thursday, May 18, students in Kindegarten through grade 8 will be attending the 12 (noon) Ascension Thursday Mass at St. Rita Church and on Friday, May 19 we will have the May Crowning at 1:30 at the Mary garden on the side of the school. Please join us for both these events.


As you enjoy the sunshine and warm weather, have a splendiferous week.  Happy Mother’s Day to all! Thank you for entrusting your child to our care. 



God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi

SALE!! SALE!!

Beauty & the Beast, Jr. T-Shirts

$10

These are the remaining sizes for shirts that remain - first come, first served!

Youth Small - 1

Youth Medium - 10

Youth Large - 2

Youth Xtra Large - 4

Adult Medium - 1

Adult Large - 5

Adult Extra Large - 4

Adult 2x - 2

Adult 3x - 2

Please send an email to the office with your choice (office@stritaschool.org) The office will confirm your order; then send $10 (cash only!)

in an envelope marked B&B TSHIRT.

Click to Sign Up

Saint Paul VI Community Garden

Over the past few years, a community garden has been planted behind St. Rita School. Fresh produce from the garden is distributed to the church food pantries. Volunteers are needed to help plant, water, weed and harvest. If you would like to help with the garden, please contact Gina Morrow at (203) 214-0210 or bret.morrow@prodigy.net, or Ann Bruchansky at (203) 314-9516, or abruchansky@comcast.net


Financial Aid for 2023-2024

On May 1, 2023, the portal for financial aid will be open for applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. The portal will remain open until midnight on July 16, 2023. In order to apply for financial aid, you must be current in tuition for 2022-2023 and registered with a deposit for 2023-2024. Please note there is a limited amount of financial aid available so applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis.

Click HERE for Instructions
Click HERE to go to the Portal

2023-2024 Important Dates


The calendar for the 2023-2024 school year has not yet been finalized. Important dates are as follows:


St. Rita School will open during the week of August 28, 2023


Thanksgiving Break - November 22 - 24, 2023


Christmas Break - December 21, 2023 to January 1, 2024


February Break - February 16 and 19, 2024


April Break - April 15 - 19, 2024

Connecticut Center for Education Excellence

CTCEE is Here to Help...

When can I apply for a Scholarship?


CTCEE funds students in grades K-8 with an annual $2,500 scholarship for approved applications. All applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


A parent or guardian may choose any accredited private or parochial school in Connecticut. The chosen schools must verify acceptance or enrollment of the applicant at their school. CTCEE will pay half of the $2,500 scholarship in September and January to the chosen school to be applied to the family's tuition bill.


Electronic applications are available on the CTCEE website ctcee.org.


PreK 3 is full and we have begun a waitlist.

PreK 4 is filling up quickly with a limited

number of spots available.

Kindergarten is also filling up quickly.



New Enrollment is Open for St. Rita Families! 


Applications are available on our website or contact Admissions.stritaschool@gmail.com 

for your application.


Kindly, indicate the grade your child will be entering in the Fall within your email. Please note that this is for NEW students and not students who are currently enrolled at SRS.


Contact Mrs. Bruno with questions at (203) 248-3114 or jbruno.stritaschool@gmail.com

Re-Enrollment for 2023-2024


A re-enrollment contract was sent out to all school families

as we have started planning for the 2023-2024 school year.

We have been discussing many exciting initiatives for next school year and I am hoping that you and your family will be part of it.


The re-enrollment contract should be returned to the

office as soon as possible to guarantee your

child's seat for next year..

Have you checked our

lost & found?


Parents - please have your child/ren check the bin at the top of the gym stairs.


Our new Saint Paul VI Parish app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones.


Stay connected with our parish throughtou the week with instant notifications. Also enjoy many additional features like prayers, daily reading, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Msss or confessions, and much more.


Download the app today at myparishapp.com or search your phone's app store for myparish.

Crusader Camp Registration is now open.


The Access Code to register online is SRS


(Please note that the Crusader Camp website is not associated with Before/After Care or Hot Lunch - a new account will need to be created to register)

Click HERE to Register
HSA
Home/School Association
Click HERE to download the RSVP Form

HSA Upcoming Events


Mother’s Day Plant Sale

May 10 & 11


Evening at Camp

May 19

Cash Raffle

June 9


Ice Cream Social

June 9


Nurse's Corner

Required Physicals for School


Students entering Prek 3, PreK 4 and Kindergarten need to have a physical that is dated within one year of the first day of school for the fall of 2023. For example if the first day of school is August 28, 2023, the physical must be dated on or after August 29, 2022. 


Students entering Grade 7 need to have a physical dated after May 1, 2022.


Please send in a copy of the physical along with the immunization record before the end of this school year. If your child will be having a physical over the summer, please notify the nurse of the date. 


Students in these grades will not be allowed to start school in the fall unless the nurse has a copy of the physical form and immunization record. 


For mandatory physicals in grades Pre K 3, PreK 4, K

and 7th grade, please send in a hard copy of the

physical and immunization record. 


Please contact me if you have any questions

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


When school is dismissed early due to inclement weather,

there will be no after care.


When school is delayed due to inclement weather,

before care will still operate,

beginning at 7 am, at a cost of $15.



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, Turkey, & Syria,

and all those members

of our school family 

who are in need of our prayers.

Please pray for

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
www.stritaschool.org
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