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.

Dear St. Rita Parents and Guardians,

Today we celebrate the feast day of our patron saint, St. Rita. Rita was born in 1381 in Cascia, Italy. As a young girl she requested to enter the convent but was forced to marry. Rita and her husband raised two children together until his untimely death and the death of both her children. At that time Rita entered the Augustinian convent and gave herself over to prayer. Sr. Rita was canonized by Pope Leo XIII in 1900. In honor of the feast of St. Rita,  today at lunchtime all students and staff will have a popsicle treat. St. Rita, pray for us.   

Thank you to all who attended the H.S.A. Wine and Cheese Volunteer Appreciation Social last week. Special thanks are extended to the outgoing HSA board members for their hard work in organizing and running the various fundraising events over this past year. Working together our school is close to meeting our fundraising goal of $115,000. To date your tremendous efforts helped reduce actual tuition costs by about $300 per student.

Our final fundraiser of the year is our annual golf tournament. There is still time for you to register to play and help us meet our 2018-2019 fundraising goal.  Our 22nd Annual Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 4 at the New Haven Country Club. The cost is $225. per golfer and questions regarding the tournament may be addressed to STRITAGOLF@GMAIL.COM. Thank you for your support of this event.  

 Field Day will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at Bassett Park. Last week two handouts were sent home for this event.  Virtus trained volunteers are needed to assist with the various activities. Your assistance is needed to make this event a success. Please be sure you return the bottom half of the permission slip to indicate how your child will be dismissed from Field Day.

Thank you to all our brave and patriotic parents and grandparents who have served our country in the various military branches. Please take some time this weekend to honor our veterans.  School will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. May you have safe travels and a happy Memorial Day. Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care.   

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi

School News 
Summer Uniform may be worn beginning May 1, 2019
K-8 for everyone:
Khaki shorts
Green shirt with St. Rita logo
Crew or quarter white or khaki socks
Gym sneakers or school shoes – Sneakers may not have wheels, light up or make noise.
Brown belt

(Girls can continue to wear their regular jumper or skort)
SRS Summer Camp!
June 24 - July 12, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
with extended-day options
Experience summer at Notre Dame!
Introducing the ND Summer Experience for boys in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The three-week program offers the best of academics and recreation and focuses on these 5 C's - critical thinking, competition, creativity, communication, and collaboration. 
Rotating recreation and academics, the boys will have fun, achieve, experience new challenges and enjoy success.
Daily recreational activities will include:
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • capture the flag
  • dodgeball
  • flag football
  • kickball
  • knockout & shooting contests
  • ping pong
  • ultimate frisbee, and more!
Explore six subjects in fun and exciting ways. From ESports to Crime Scene Investigation courses, ND Summer Experience has something for every camper.
Extended Day options include: Aviation Camp, Basketball Camp, and fun sports.
Interested in working on your baseball skills this summer? Check out the Northeast Clutch Baseball Summer Camp!

Super Charge Your SUMMER
Mercy High School Summer Camp Program
Open to all 6th-9th Graders
More information here

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
St. Rita School Sunglasses
$5 each
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
We want to hear from YOU!
2019-2020 Fundraiser Survey
Please visit 
to take the survey and give us your feedback on fundraisers for next year. 
The SRS 22nd Annual golf tournament will be held Monday June 3rd and we need your help to make it a success! Are you a golfer or do you know one?! We would love to have you and your friends, family or business partners attend this fun event! If you don't golf how about sponsoring the tournament, there are many levels available to support the tournament. Haven't complete your assessment yet?? Any sponsorship you secure counts toward your family assessment at a rate of 60%! Secure a tee sign for $150 from a local business and $90 counts toward your assessment. The form for the tournament is attached. Please also feel free to share the information with anyone you think might be interested for a day of golf, food, raffles and prizes, and of course fun!   
Athlete's Corner
Check back here for all Athletic News
Spring Sport Information:
BASEBALL SCHEDULE for this week (Games are at 3:30):
  • Thursday, May 23rd vs Holy Trinity at Rochford Field
  • Friday, May 24th vs St Lawrence at Painter Park, WH

Congratulations to Dave Bouvier
for receiving the John D McKeon Award for his time,
dedication and commitment to the Athletic Program. The award was
presented to him at the Sports Banquet on Sunday at IL Monticello’s in Meriden
A shout out to the Sports Banquet Committee
for doing such a great job organizing!  
  • Joanne and Wayne Bruno
  • Chris and Renee Ponzio
  • Bridget and Dave Preschel
  • Kathy Bouvier
It was a wonderful day honoring our Athletes and the 8 th  graders.    
PICTURES WANTED! If you love taking pictures at our SRS sporting events, please share them with us! Please send to ccivitello.stritaschool@gmail.com
Divine Mercy Parish News

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
Sr. Maureen Fitzgerald

Father of Mrs. Renee Mooney
Andrew Fierlit, Luke Hamling's grandfather 
If you have a special intention that you would like to share in our prayer corner, please email Carissa Civitello
Support SRS

The A+ Rewards Program has concluded for the 2018-2019 school year, and your participation 
has earned St. Rita  $1,050.20! 

We are so grateful for your help.

Stay tuned for information on our ShopRite rewards, and 
be on the look out for enrollment information for next year! 
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
May 22- STUCO Elections
May 24- Free Dress Down Day for All from Auction
May 27- No School
May 28- Yearbook breakfast for 8th graders
May 30- Ascension Thursday Mass 9am- Breakfast for 8th graders-
No classes for 8th graders
May 31- Graduation Dance in DPC 7:30-9:30pm
June 2- 8th Grade Graduation
June 3- Golf Tournament
June 4- Field Day
June 5- Pre- K 4 Celebration in Gym
June 6- Kindergarten Celebration in Gym
June 7- First Friday Mass 8:45am
June 10- Last day of school for grades 1-7, 12:15 Dismissal- No After Care

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