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 SRS Parents,
Many people have inquired about sibling registration for the upcoming school year. It is now open. Current families will be given priority to register a sibling until January 31, 2019. Registration information can be obtained by contacting Admissions Director, Carissa Civitello at ccivitello.stritaschool@gmail.com

Congratulations to Victoria Pachnik who was recognized by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) with a Good Citizenship Award. Victoria was recognized along with graduating middle school students from other area schools for her dedication to honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.  

Last week Mrs. Raccio shared with you that she plans to retire from St. Rita School on December 31. The faculty and I are extremely grateful to Carol for the 29 years of dedicated service she has provided to generations of St. Rita students and parents. We will now begin to advertise for two part-time replacement school secretaries to fill Mrs. Raccio’s position. Resumes will be accepted until November 30.  (Job Description)

Thank you to all our parents and students who helped out at last week’s Open House and Book Fair. Both events were part of a new initiative New England Catholic School Week. As parents are our best school ambassadors please keep on sharing with your friends, neighbors and relatives all the great things that are happening here at St. Rita. 
Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Have a great week.

God Bless, 
Mrs. Tiezzi

School News 
Kindness is Contagious!
New at SRS
Acts of kindness are always noticed and appreciated!
This year, each time a SRS student shows kindness, they will be recognized with a
KIND KID card.
Save your cards and redeem them for special prizes at our
school store.
Wednesday November 21st will be a FREE DRESS DOWN DAY for all students as a thank you for all of the hard work that was put into our NEASC visit.
(Please see handbook for appropriate dress down attire)
Upcoming Virtus Training Sessions:
Church of the Assumption,Woodbridge Mon,
Nov. 26 at 6:30 PM

St. Margaret, Madison Wed, Nov. 28 at 6:00PM

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!
**Attention 6th grade parents and any new middle school parent the one time Chromebook fee of $165 will be posted to your December Smart Tuition account.
We have many items in our lost and found bucket, including winter coats and new fleeces. Please stop by and claim your child's items.
All items will be donated if not claimed.

email resumes to
NCAE Parent News:
Helping Perfectionist Teens
Read more here:
If you haven't sent in your "Getting to Know You" questionnaire, please email it to Joanne Bruno no later than Monday, November 19th. Thank you for your time!  

Crusaders Corner Store
Santa Claus is coming to town with NEW St. Rita School Spirit Wear. He has something for everyone, young and old... look for your order form coming soon. 
All orders on this form will be billed through your SMART Tuition account. You must include your first and last name, as it appears on your SMART account, and your child's homeroom information. Orders will go home within 1 week of receipt of your order. All orders will go home with your child, unless you specify differently.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Bruno at  joanne.bruno.jb@gmail.com .

Visit our school website and Facebook page for NEW items that will be arriving throughout the year... Christmas is coming!

Happy Shopping!
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 would like to say THANK YOU to all of our students and families that shopped at our book fair last week! It was a great success. We would like to thank all of our volunteers, especially, Meghan Burns, Kristen Geltman, Samantha Williams and Angela Farina. Thank you, Lena Sorensen and Monica Saranich, for organizing, planning and chairing this event! SRS thanks you both!
and of course.... Thank you to CLIFFORD for attending our breakfast!

Dinner with SANTA!
Calling for volunteers! We’ve got some shoes to fill.
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



Check back here for all Athletic News
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

Father of Mr. Shanklin

If you have a special intention that you would like to share in our prayer corner, please email Carissa Civitello
Support SRS
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.

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 .
Safety & Security Campaign
St. Rita School is committed to providing the safest environment for our students. Our goals are simple: kids, safety, and security. We make a commitment to our students and families that our school is an environment which focuses on educational, spiritual, and personal growth. Safety and security are non-negotiable elements. They are part of the growth that needs to happen, and with your support that growth can and will take place. Your support will help us supply protective window film, security cameras, and surveillance monitors. We can't secure the future without you. Please consider a gift today!
Caritas Christi Center
Congratulations to the Sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the beatification of Blessed Mother Clelia!

November 20- End of 1st Trimester- Grades Close
November 21- 12:15 Dismissal (No After Care)
November 22-23- No School
November 30- Report Cards
December 5- Picture Re-Take & Sibling Pictures
December 7- First Friday Mass 8:45am
December 11- Band and Chorus concert (TBD) & Christmas Play

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