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,
As we approach Thanksgiving Day, it seems fitting to reflect on the concept of gratitude for all those who make up our school community.  I am thankful for our teachers who are dedicated to providing your child/ren with an academically-excellent, safe, nurturing and faith-filled learning environment each and every day. I am thankful for our dedicated support staff that answers your questions, prepares and serves lunches, keeps our school clean, takes care of sick children, provides emotional or academic support and enrichment and handles any other situation that may occur. I am thankful for our hardworking and energetic students who bring a smile to my face each and every day.  I am grateful to Fr. DiSciacca and the parishioners at Divine Mercy Parish for their continued support. I am grateful to our parents and grandparents for the many sacrifices they make in order to send your child to St. Rita School. 
God has blessed each and every one by bringing us together as the St. Rita School family. Throughout this holiday season and beyond may God continue to bless and protect you and your family. 

Thank you for entrusting your children to our care.  On behalf of the faculty and staff, I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.  

God Bless,
Mrs. Tiezzi
Principal


REMINDER: Tomorrow is a 12:15pm dismissal and there will be no aftercare.

School News 
Kindness is Contagious!
New at SRS
Be a SRS KIND KID!
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.
TOMORROW!
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)
WE ARE EXCITED TO ROLL OUT TWO FUN NEW WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT ST. RITA SCHOOL!
"GIVE US A HIGH FIVE" 
AND
SHOP WITH SCRIPS
Details coming soon!
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!
LOST and FOUND
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.
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

The Hartford Yard Goats Educator of the Game Program
SAVE THE DATE:
December 11
Christmas Play K-3 at 1:15 in Church
December 11
Band and choir and gr. 4 and 5 concert at 6:30 in Church
Divine Mercy Parish - St. Stephen Church
Christmas Eve 4:30 PM
Family Mass
"She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger,
because there was no room for them in the inn."  Luke 2:7
 
When :       Monday, December 24 at 4:30 PM at St. Stephen Church
Rehearsal : Sunday, December 23 at 10:00 AM following 9:00 AM Mass
 at St. Stephen Church
NCAE Parent News:
Helping Perfectionist Teens
Read more here:
"GETTING TO KNOW YOU"
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
NEW SPIRIT WEAR NOW AVAILABLE!!!



*Order guaranteed for Christmas!*
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
CHECK OUT OUR NEW EVENTS!!!

Dinner with SANTA!
PAY AT THE DOOR!!!
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

SOCCER
Please return cleaned soccer uniforms to
the main office in a bag clearly
marked with your child’s name.
 
BASKETBALL
If you haven’t already please send in your basketball
forms ASAP.  Please click the link below to download
 If forms are not return soon, your child will
not be able to continue to participate in practices.
 
 
**SAVE THE DATE**
Pep Rally is scheduled
for Thursday December 20 th
at 2:00.
All are invited
 


 
 


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!
Congratulations to our SRS Alumni for receiving High Honors/Honors at Xavier High School this semester!

John
Amatrudo
High Honors

Timothy
Boor
High Honors

Nicholas
DeBrizzi
High Honors

Brendan
Donohue
High Honors

Matthew
Battipaglia
Honors

John
Bouvier
Honors

Dominick
Delaney
Honors

Nicholas
Kelly
Honors

Hayden
Tomlin
Honors

Brendan
Buckley
Honors

David
Johns
Honors

Aaron
Hazelwood
High Honors

Christopher
D'Agostino
High Honors

Avery
Hazelwood
Honors
 

 
Congratulations to Victoria Pachnik who received the Good Citizenship Award given by the Daughters of the American Revolution organization.
Prayer Corner
Please keep the following SRS community
members in your thoughts and prayers






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!

UPCOMING DATES - 
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 & Christmas Play
December 20- Pep Rally 2pm
December 21- 12:15 Dismissal (No After Care)
December 24- January 1- Winter Break
January 1- Classes Resume


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