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,

Happy Election Day! I hope you all take the opportunity to get out and vote today. Polling places are open until 8:00 P.M. Participating in elections is one of the key freedoms of American life. No matter what you believe or whom you support, it is important to exercise your rights. By showing your children that you believe voting is important, they’ll be more likely to grow up participating in the voting process.

Weather and temperature permitting, the students will go outside at least twice a day and need to be dressed appropriately. Please be sure you are sending your child to school not only in the proper school uniform but also with a winter coat, hat and mittens. Finally, please label your child’s clothing properly. It makes it so much easier when something is “lost” to locate the owner when possessions are properly labeled. Thank you for your assistance with keeping our lost and found bin empty.

Last week remote learning families were sent a link for a survey indicating whether or not your child/ren will return to in-person instruction on December 3, the beginning of the second trimester (please click HERE if you need to take the survey). If you have already responded, thank you very much, you are all set. If you have not yet responded, please complete the survey by November 13 so we have adequate time to plan for your child’s return. Conversely, if you would like your child to participate remotely for the second trimester please notify the school office by November 13 so we can plan for your child’s transition to remote learning. Please note the second trimester ends on March 8, 2021.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Raise Craze fundraiser and helped spread some kindness throughout our community. Your food donations to help the Divine Mercy Food Pantry are also greatly appreciated. We will be collecting food throughout this week. The Food Pantry is open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

Be sure to go out and share some kindness this week. Let your light shine to brighten someone else’s day. Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Have a great week and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather. 


God Bless,
Mrs. Tiezzi
Principal

Nurse's Corner

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
Thank you for your support!

Together, we raised almost $28,000 and our students
completed 242 Acts of Kindness (as of Monday morning)!
Way to go SRS!
Now Seeking...Auction Items!

Now that Raise Craze is underway, we’re gearing up for the
Online Auction. Keep an eye out for exciting announcements
about what to expect!

We have lots of items saved from last year, so if you donated last Spring, your gifts will be added to the Auction. We would love to add to our collection though! If you have anything you’d like to donate
(items, in-kind donations, gift cards, etc), please send it in with your student(s), attn: Megan Giaquinto. 

We are grateful for your help and generosity!

If you’d like to join our Auction Committee, please email us at hsasrs.stritaschool@gmail.com.
Let's make Holiday Shopping easy this year!

Next week, the HSA will launch a unique and creative art
fundraising experience. By uploading your children's artwork,
you can custom order mugs, tote bags and - new for 2020 - masks! This fundraiser will run until Tuesday, 11/24 to guarantee
delivery before the holidays. More info coming soon!
COMING SOON:
 
Mark your calendars and gather your sensitive documents for…

SHRED DAY. November 14th
 in the SRS parking lot. Boxes are $10. 
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!
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
Basketball Signups!
If your child is in 3rd through 8th grade and is interested in playing
basketball for St Rita, please fill out the “Information Form” and
return it by Friday, Nov 6th. More details to follow.  
Click Here to download the Information Form
 
Check back for news about Cheerleading soon!
 
 This Week in Sports
 Soccer
Games - Nov 5th and 6th at 3:20 pm at Moretti Field
 
Cross Country
Practices - Nov 7th at 10:00 am and Nov 10th at 3:15 pm
 
Please remember that Wellness Checklist
Forms need to be submitted at every
practice and game for Soccer
and Cross Country!


Click HERE to download the Wellness Checklist

Prayer Corner


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