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,

This Friday our Halloween festivities begin at 5:45 P.M. with our 12th Annual Trunk or Treat. Over 400 people have registered to attend. We are in need of additional decorated vehicles and volunteer parking lot attendants to make this event extra special and safe for our families. Thank you to everyone who has donated 2 bags of candy for our little ghouls, goblins, pirates, princesses, and vast menagerie of superheroes! If you have not yet done so, you may still contribute to the event by sending in your bags of candy tomorrow or Friday.

Halloween, St. Rita style, will be held on Monday!!! The teachers have planned many educational and fun activities for our students on Monday. Please refer to the email from your child’s teacher regarding costumes and the costume parade (younger students only). It should be a fun-filled and fright-filled day!

Parents are reminded that they must come into the school building and sign their child out if he/she is leaving early. School begins at 8:15 for students in grades K-8 and our day ends at 2:40. It is important for your child to be in school during those hours to receive the maximum benefit. Children arriving late or leaving early frequently are losing out on critical parts of their school day. Morning opening and afternoon wrap-up help set the tone for success at school and for success with homework. Thank you for your assistance with instilling an important life skill in your child during these formative years.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Paint St. Rita School Pink dress down day. Through your generosity, St. Rita School will be donating $739.00 to Paint Hamden Pink to help fight breast cancer. Our next dress down day for a cause will be on Friday, November 4. For $5.00 your child may dress in comfy cozy clothing (no slippers please) and all monies raised will be used to assist one of our alumni,  Luke Hamling with his Eagle Scout project. Thank you for your support.

Please read the entire Constant Contact as there is important information regarding the upcoming Thanksgiving Food Drive to support the St. Paul VI food bank.

The weather is turning colder but the students will continue to go outside for recess and lunchtime, weather permitting. Please be sure your child/ren is dressed appropriately and also please label their personal belongings, especially fleeces and coats.

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Enjoy the rest of the week. Can’t wait to see you all on Friday! 

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Please note that Tuesday, November 1 is All Saints Day - students will be attending Mass and should be in proper uniform. No gym uniforms should be worn. If your child is scheduled for gym on Tuesday, they should wear their proper uniform with sneakers for gym.

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 pasts

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 

Attention parents and students!

The Nick B's Sit-Up Challenge for

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

kicks off this Monday, October 28th.

Pledge forms must be presented on the day of your child's gym class for participation and a chance to win prizes. Misplaced your pledge form? Click on the button below.

Download the Pledge Form

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
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


Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 28

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

October 11th-November 1

Candy Apple Fundraiser

October 11 - November 1

Shred Day

Saturday, November 5

APEX Fundraiser

November 28 - December 9


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 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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