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,

It was so good to see all our parents over the last few days at conferences. Thank you to our NJHS students for providing babysitting services for our younger students and to the HSA Hospitality committee for providing the teachers with delicious treats. Teachers are always available to speak with parents regarding their child, so do not hesitate to reach out should a need arise. The next parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for March 2023. Report cards for the first trimester will be sent home to parents of students in grades K-8 in early December. Parents of students in grades 4-8 have the ability to receive bi-monthly progress reports through the Edu-connect parent portal. Additional information on the NWEA MAP testing can be found at https://nwea.org/familytoolkit/.

We are currently collecting candy to be distributed at our upcoming Trunk or Treat event. We would appreciate donations from all our families in order to have enough treats for all our students to enjoy. Donation bins are located in the front hallway. Thank you for your kindness!

Next Tuesday, October 25, the HSA is holding an Open meeting for parents of students in grades PreK-8. This meeting will be held in the gym beginning at 6:30 P.M. Refreshments will be served. A flyer with additional information was sent home via your child today. We hope to see you there. 

Please help keep our traffic flow moving in the morning by having your child ready to exit your car quickly and safely by themselves. If your child needs extra time and attention in the morning, please park in the lot or on the street and walk your child to the door. Also, consider exiting the parking lot by turning right onto Edgemere and then right onto Dessa to Ridge Road as opposed to left onto Edgemere and left onto Gilles to Whitney. This will help with congestion at the stop light. Thank you for your cooperation. 

St. Rita School is currently looking for qualified individuals to fill two vacant positions - School Counselor and Advancement Director. Both of these positions are part-time between 15-20 hours a week. The role of the School Counselor is to advocate for and support every student’s academic, emotional, behavioral, and social development and to assist in developing a school community where all students are safe, known, and accepted. The Director of Advancement is responsible for the oversight of alumni fund-raising efforts and grant writing. More detailed job descriptions are available to interested individuals by contacting ptiezzi.stritaschool@gmail.com.  

Please keep all our parents who are in law enforcement in your thoughts and prayers this week. We are so grateful to these men and women for their commitment to keeping us all safe. Mostly especially pray for the family and colleagues of the two police officers in Bristol, Sgt. Alex Hamzy and Lt. Dustin DeMonte who made the greatest sacrifice by giving their lives to protect the citizens of Bristol. Take some time this week as a family to reach out and say thank you to anyone you know in law enforcement. I’m sure they would appreciate a few words of support and kindness. 


Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Have a wonderful week and be sure to get out and view the glorious handiwork of God that nature is providing us this Fall season.  

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


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
Home/School Association
Sign-Up for Trunk or Treat
Click HERE to Register!

Use our


Gourmet Apples orders are due November 1.

Orders will be delivered to St. Rita on November 15 for pick-up.

Download the Apple, Etc. Order Form

HSA Upcoming Events


Charleston Wrap Fundraiser 

Begins October 11

Candy Apple Fundraiser

Begins October 11

HSA Volunteer Wine and Cheese

Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 28

Shred Day

Saturday, November 5


Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 1 pm

Entrance Exams for the Class of 2027

Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 8-11:15 am

Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 8-11:15 am

Register online at www.mercyhigh.com today!

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 who are suffering or have lost a loved-one during this pandemic.

Please pray for the Perrelli Family, and 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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