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 St. Rita Parents/Guardians,

St. Rita School will be open for a full-day of learning this Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day). Our students and teachers will be attending 9:00 Mass at St. Rita Church. In honor of Veterans Day, we invite all our parents and grandparents, especially those who are veterans, to join us for Mass. Our 3rd grade class is in charge of the Mass and will be singing a special song in honor of our veterans. Teachers will spend time during the day on Friday to teach our students about the sacrifices service members and their families make year round. Please take time out of your workday to acknowledge those men and women you know who so valiantly have sacrificed to keep our country safe.

This Sunday, November 13, from 12:30 P.M -2:00 P.M., we will be having an in-person Open House for prospective families. Please share with your friends, relatives, or neighbors, all the great things that are happening at our school. If they are interested in having their child/ren attend St. Rita School next year, please encourage them to register on our website for this event. If they would like more information about the Open House, have them contact our admissions director, Mrs. Joanne Bruno.

Over the past week, we have noticed an uptick in student illnesses -- colds, coughs, RSV, flu, COVID, etc. With the holiday season fast approaching, as well as a number of students and staff members with compromised immune systems, we all need to be diligent with health concerns. Please do not send your child to school if he or she is experiencing symptoms of illness. If your child is out of school for any reason, please notify the main office before 9:00 A.M.

Now that the colder weather has arrived, be sure your child comes to school with a winter jacket. Students are outside daily, weather permitting, and need to be dressed appropriately to really enjoy their outside time. Thanks for all that you are doing to help keep our students and staff healthy and safe.

Please remember the following dates:

Thanksgiving Food Drive – ongoing until Friday

Grade 3 to Eli Whitney Museum - November 10

Grade 5 to McGivney Center - November 16

Grades 7 & 8 Trip to Mercy High School - November 17

Thanksgiving Break - November 23-25

End of 1st Trimester - Tuesday, November 29

 Picture Retake Day and Sibling Picture Day - November 30

(forms home next week)

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall and bundle up, winter is coming!! 

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Parents, Grandparents, and Friends who have served in

the military are cordially

invited to attend our

November 11, 9 am Mass

at St. Rita Church.

We want to thank you for

your service.

St. Rita School will be conducting a

Thanksgiving Food Collection

for the St. Paul VI Food Pantry

Each grade is asked to bring in

the following items:

Pre-K - cereal

Kindergarten - cookies

Grade 1 - crackers

Grade 2 - canned fruit

Grade 3 - canned soup

Grade 4 - canned vegetables

Grade 5 - tuna

Grade 6 - canned pasta

Grade 7 - peanut butter & jelly

Grade 8 - boxed potatoes & juice

Please bring items in by Friday, November 12

The food will be distributed on

Saturday, November 19.

Hey SRS Parents!

Spread the word about our Open House.

If you would like to be a Parent Representative and "meet and greet" prospective families that day please contact Mrs. Bruno at jbruno.stritaschool@gmail.com 

Come see Disney's DESCENDANTS in the New Haven area premiere at the Shubert Theatre!

Sacred Heart Academy is proud to present this show, featuring so many SRS Alum and directed by Mrs. ML Delaney!

Click below for tickets 

and more information

Tickets & Info

Have you checked our

lost & found?

Luke Hamling, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 608 in Hamden, has been a scout for over eleven years, a member of St. Paul VI Parish, has served as an altar boy, and graduated from St. Rita School in 2019. His Eagle Scout project will involve renovating two of the church signs to reflect our new parish, including landscaping of those areas once the signs have been installed. He chose this project because he believes having unified signs will help with the building of community at our unified parish of St. Paul VI Parish.

To complete this project, he must raise over $9,600 in order to pay for the signs and landscaping items. He is asking the school community to assist with this effort. All monies raised will go directly to this project, and any money raised in excess of the project needs will go towards the signage needs at the other two churches which will also be renovated in the future

To help with this project please click below to contribute through his GoFundMe page.


We are in need of after care coverage -

21 years or older

$15/hour - 2:45 to 5:30 pm 

1 to 2 days per week.

Please contact Mrs. Bathrick.

Before and After Care Charges

Pre-K - Before Care - $7/day

Pre-K - After Care - $20/day

K-8 - Before Care - $5/day

K-8 - After Care - $17/day

We are in need of after care coverage - 21 years or older,

$15/hour - 2:45 to 5:30 pm - 1 to 2 days per week.

Please contact Mrs. Bathrick.

Click HERE to sign up for After Care
Click HERE to sign up for Hot Lunch
Home/School Association

Use our


HSA Upcoming Events


 Advent Wreath Kit Fundraiser

November 20

APEX Fundraiser

November 28 - December 9

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

December 10

N.U.T. Coupons

Middle School Event

Notre Dame High School Open House

Tuesday, December 6th, at 6:00 p.m.

For more information or to pre-register for open house, visit www.notredamehs.com

Please pray for all those that have suffered in Ukraine,

and all those members

of our school family 

who are in need of our prayers.

Please pray  for all the

deceased members of our

St. Rita Community.

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