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.
Thanksgiving Prayer

Father all-powerful, your gifts of love are countless and your
goodness infinite. On Thanksgiving Day we come before you
with gratitude for your kindness: open our hearts to concern for our
fellow men and women, so that we may share your gifts in
loving service.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Reminder
With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday we have so much to be grateful for, as well as so much to be concerned with. We are grateful for the SRS community and your willingness to trust us in educating your children during this time of pandemic. We are also concerned that with the upcoming holidays approaching families will be traveling and/or spending time with friends and family not currently part of your family cohort. We are very concerned that students will be returning to school having traveled out of state, had sleepovers/play dates and spent time with family and friends while not following the health and safety guidelines set up by the CDC. If you plan to travel for the upcoming holiday or participate in activities deemed unwise by the local health officials, please consider keeping your child home from school for the week of November 30 in order to keep your St. Rita School family safe and healthy. Should we see an uptick in COVID cases following the holiday weekend we will be forced to switch to remote and/or hybrid instruction. Please do your part to keep everyone safe and healthy and insure that St. Rita School continues to operate in-person.
Picture Re-Take Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 9. Re-takes and sibling pictures
will be taken in the morning in school.

Remote learners may re-take and take sibling
pictures in the church basement in the afternoon.

If your child will be doing re-takes, please send in the original package for return on the re-take day.
Nurse's Corner
With the holidays approaching, If you are planning on traveling outside of Connecticut to any of the states on Connecticut‘s quarantine list please remember that your child must be tested for Covid-19 before they can return to school. Please send in a copy of the negative Covid test upon return to school. 

The 8th grade students and soccer players that have been quarantined will be returning to school on Monday. If your child develops any symptoms related to Covid before Monday, please have them tested and keep them home until the test results return. Please be aware that Covid tests may take longer to return due to the uptake or testing. Please be patient and continue to quarantine until the results come back

Please read the attached updated Connecticut travel advisory. If you
and/or your family have traveled to any of these states and have
stayed for more then 24 hours you will need to get a COVID test
within 72 hours upon arriving back in Connecticut. Your children can
not return to school until they present a negative COVID test or
after a quarantine of 14 days. 
Please inform the office of any travel plans in the coming months. We appreciate your vigilance on this matter as we continue to work to keep our Saint Rita School community safe and healthy. 
Thank you to everyone for keeping your children home when they are not feeling well and keeping us informed of any illnesses. With your cooperation we will continue to keep our school community safe.

Just a few reminders:

- If your child is home sick for more then 24 hours we will need a doctors note in order for them to return to school. 

- This year with COVID-19 continuing to be active the State Department of Public Health is encouraging everyone to receive an Influenza Vaccination by the end of October. The vaccinations are now readily available. Once your child receives the vaccine, please send proof into school for the nurse to document. 

- If your child is home sick and the doctor recommends a COVID test please do not get a rapid test. We will only be accepting the PCR test in order to return to school. 

- many of us suffer from seasonal allergies and may experience symptoms similar to COVID-19. 

Symptoms more common of seasonal allergies and not COVID-19 are itchy or watery eyes and sneezing. 

Symptoms more common if COVID-19 are fever and chills, muscle and body aches, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting and Diarrhea. 

If you obtain positive results after school hours, please email Mrs. Tiezzi (ptiezzi.stritaschool@gmail.com) and the nurse (lpalma.stritaschool@gmail.com)

When in doubt call your pediatrician. 
Home/School Association
Happy Thanksgiving from the HSA!

 We are so thankful for our SRS community and for your support so far this year. We hope you all have a wonderful,
relaxing holiday! 
Boon Supply Fundraiser is ON!

This year our Boon Supply Fundraiser will be completely online, now thru December 4th, 2020. No need for catalogs; it is as easy as sending out emails. You are able to shop online and get everything delivered directly to your house. Please click on the link below to get all the information you need to make our fundraiser a success. A parent letter will be sent home with every student with the link to the St. Rita's Fundraiser page.

If you have any questions please contact
Kristen Geltman at Kristen@paws-in-motion.net.

Dear Parent,

You Can STILL Place Your Order ONLINE or by PHONE Until 11/24/2020.
 
Parents get busy — and some things slip through the cracks; but we COUNT ON and APPRECIATE your support for our school. We have extended the LAST CALL for Square 1 Art keepsake orders featuring the artwork your child made for you!

To order online, visit square1art.com/shop to enter your art access code

Lost your art access code? Call 1.888.332.3294 X 1 to place your order.

Don’t forget: all proceeds support our mission. You’ll find products
for any size budget — and the more families we get to participate at any level, the better opportunity we have to raise more funds!
HELP US EARN CASH AND SUPPLIES THROUGH FREE REWARDS PROGRAMS!

Each year, St. Rita participates in several rewards programs. Local grocery stores (and Amazon!) allow you (the shopper) to identify St. Rita as the school you’d like to support; every time you shop, we get a percentage of the sale in the form of points (that can be used for school supplies) or cash. Last year we earned over $1600 through Stop&Shop’s program and over 150,000 points through ShopRite! We have big goals this year, and we need your help to achieve them. Please click on the links below to register your store cards, and ask your local family and friends to do the same!
Planning to order Christmas cards or photo
gifts this holiday season? Shop through our Shutterfly Storefront, and SRS will earn an 8% commission! It     may not sound like much,
but there’s no extra fee for you, and every
$1 makes a difference for our school.
 
           Click here to shop Shutterfly via our StoreFront.
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 email your PricePlus card number to Alice Kuether, alicemcgrew23@hotmail.com.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Athlete's Corner
Winter Sports have been delayed until January, 2021
Prayer Corner
Remember all those who are suffering or have lost a loved-one during this pandemic.
Please pray for all the deceased members of our
St. Rita School community.
Click HERE to access the Weekly Health Screening Questionnaire
St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016
www.stritaschool.org