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 Families and Friends of St. Rita School,

Twenty-nine years ago I came to St. Rita as the school secretary. My daughter was in third grade so I was aware of the fine education that St. Rita offered. Knowing that I was to become a part of the team that made St. Rita the place to be, I accepted the offer of the new position.

Over these twenty-nine years I have been part of all of the changes from administrators, to teachers, to other staff members and to pastors. It was a great time of learning for me and growing even closer to the school families.

During all of these years, you and your children have made me feel blessed and needed. Whether it was my birthday or secretary’s day or another holiday, the homemade cards from the children and the other greetings from many of you, I knew how special this place would always be.

Having said all of that, I have to now let you know that I will be retiring from my job as Administrative Assistant for St. Rita School as of December 31. The decision was not as easy some might think, but the time has come.

Thank you for all of the support and encouragement you have given me over these years. I will hold you in my heart forever and pray for you every day. I ask that you do the same for me.

God bless all of you.


Mrs. Raccio

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.
St. Rita Referral Program is available THIS WEEK ONLY!
Come see SRS Alum take the stage in Sacred Heart Academy's 71st musical, LEADER OF THE PACK! Starring Ben Nugent, Samantha Dorsi, Catherine McEachern, Ally Engengro and Carlos Aurora, this story of the 1960's music scene is suitable for all ages with many more recent graduates in cast and crew roles. This musical, under the direction of MaryLee Delaney, opens at the Shubert Theatre in downtown New Haven with shows on November 9 & 10th. For more information,visit the website  www.shubert.com .
Upcoming Virtus Training Sessions:
St. Joseph Church in New Haven Sat, Nov. 10 at 9:00 AM 

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.
Parent Ambassadors Wanted!
Interested in spreading the good word about SRS? Join our Parent Ambassador Program.
Contact Carissa Civitello for more details!

email resumes to
Student Contest
Inspired by the Girls4Tech™ curriculum, this contest encourages students in grades 3–7 to exercise their STEM thinking. Start with our  turnkey lesson plan  about technological innovations, then
challenge students to create their own digital solutions to real-world problems.

Submit your students’ tech ideas online or by mail by December 1, 2018, for a chance to win great prizes for students and teachers.

CLICK HERE For more details
Thank you to our SRS parents that spent some time with our NEASC Committee!
Exciting News from Xavier High School
On November 7 at 6:30 pm, Xavier High School will host its open house for all interested boys in grades 6, 7, and 8. Take a tour and see what Xavier is like from a student's perspective, meet the coaches of Xavier’s 18 sports teams, and see how your son will be transformed by the Xavier community.
Parents of 8th graders – sign your son up to the take the Entrance Exam at Xavier High School on either November 3rd or November 17th. You can do so online here:  https://xavierhighschool.myschoolapp.com/app#login/apply

Those who sign up before October 23rd will have the opportunity to take a test prep class on either October 25th or October 27th. All students who take the exam in November at Xavier are eligible for merit scholarships covering up to 100% of tuition. All students who have attended Xavier from St. Rita School have been very well prepared for the rigorous curriculum at Xavier and do well on the Entrance Exam. As such all students coming to Xavier from St. Rita School will receive a $1,000 tuition discount.
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
New Family Fundraiser!
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
Mrs. Halloran

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 4-9- Discover Catholic Schools in New England Week
November 9- 12:15 Dismissal- Faculty Meeting
November 12- No School- Veterans' Day
November 20- End of 1st Trimester- Grades Close
November 21- 12:15 Dismissal
November 22-23- No School
November 30- Report Cards
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