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


JOIN US TONIGHT FOR OUR BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT FOR GRADES K-5
AND THURSDAY NIGHT FOR GRADES 6-8

Mrs. Tiezzi will be giving the State of the School Address.
The Home and School Association will be speaking and discussing their school year agenda, including fundraisers, upcoming events and more!

We hope to see you there!
School News 
Help our school earn cash by clipping Box Tops from products and sending them to school! Each one is worth 10¢ and our school can use the cash for whatever it needs.
See a list of products at BTFE.com/products.
Do you love AMAZON?
We do!
Shop at smile.amazon.com and support our school!

Support St. Rita School by Grocery Shopping!
Register your BIG Y card through this link!
Help Support SRS while you shop!
Register your ShopRite card at
www.shopriteformyschool.com
Back to School Night
Join us for our Annual Back to School Night
Tuesday September 11th
Grades K-5
6:30pm
Thursday September 13th
Grades 6-8
6:30pm



Please read our updated Parent/Student Handbook and return the last page with signature to the main office.
DUE FRIDAY!!!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are looking for student and family volunteers that are parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Hamden to help with marketing efforts during select weekend Masses.
If your family is interested please contact



UPCOMING VIRTUS TRAINING DATES:

Tuesday Sept. 11 6pm
St. Mary St. Michael School, Derby, CT

Sunday Sept. 16 1:30pm
St. Mary, Branford

Sunday Sept 23 1:00pm
St. Thomas Moore Chapel, New Haven

Those who have recently completed a class, please send Sister Anne a copy of your certificate.
Thank you

FREE TO A GOOD HOME
Piano
Pick up in Hamden,CT
Please contact Carol Aloi
203-288-8592
Join the SRS Crusader Club!

The SRS Crusader Club is designed to help promote and welcome visitors to St. Rita School. Students chosen for The Crusader Club will be trained in becoming Student Ambassadors for various events throughout the school year, including Open Houses, Welcome Days, Shadow Days and outside school events. This club is open to students in grades 6-8. Spots in this club are limited.
*Open to all students-
no experience needed* 
Join us for our
2018 High School Night Showcase!
Wednesday
October 3, 2018
Open to students in Grades 6-8
Non- St. Rita School students welcome!
Interested in learning more about TECHNOLOGY?
Join the SRS TECH CLUB!
We will begin Tech Club in October, following Columbus Day weekend.
There will be an informational meeting on 9/17 for any student interested in grades 4-8 to learn what Tech club is all about.
Interested in joining the Coding Club?
Coding is the new literacy. Currently there are a low percentage of students graduating with Computer Science degrees and there is a demand for these skills in the workplace. Studies are telling us that introducing coding at an early age can facilitate early interest. In addition, it can exercise multiple areas of the brain related to language processing, working memory, and attention. Students are enabled to develop sense of creativity, self expression, and critical thinking skills.
Boscov's Gala Preview for A Great Cause

Be the first to see the new Boscov's at Connecticut Post Mall, and help St. Rita School at the same time!
Purchase a $5 ticket from the main Office at St. Rita School or by contacting  trisha.kozloski@yahoo.com , then attend the event on Thursday,
October 4, 2018 10am-9pm. 
Each ticket holder receives a free gift, and there are refreshment and entertainment.
Your ENTIRE $5 donation benefits St. Rita School. 
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!
Student Spotlight
Did you 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






If you have a special intention that you would like to share in our prayer corner, please email Carissa Civitello
Home and School Association
St. Rita Annual Walk-A-Thon
 
The Home and School Association (HSA) welcomes all of our students and families to the 2018-19 school year! The HSA is kicking off our school-wide events with our Annual Walk-A-Thon  on Sunday, September 30, 2018 . The walk will start  between 12:45 and 1 PM  from the SRS parking lot. Please save the date and join the school community as we celebrate “Bring on the Joy of Walking.” All Walk-A-Thon materials can be found on the  SRS website .

Volunteers are needed to help make the Walk-A-Thon a success (i.e., crossing guards, food service, bounce house, etc.). If interested in volunteering, please click  here  to sign up. There are several options available. All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained.
Clothing Drive at the 2018 Walk-A-Thon

We will hold our 5th annual clothing drive sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut Foundation during the Walk-A-Thon this year. Please help us help others and raise money for our school at the same time! Please click on the link below for more information and start filling bags to donate while you are cleaning out closets getting ready for the new school year! Thank you!

New this year!! Room Parent Procedure:
This year teachers will be responsible for picking their own room parents, instead of the HSA assigning them. A room parent's role is to work closely with the classroom teacher and help with their needs, which makes it important that the teacher and room parent have a good working relationship. Each class is different and has different needs so it is best for the teacher to assign the role of room parent based on their individual needs.
*Reminder all school Volunteers need to be Virtus Trained*
We are so excited to announce that a SRS School Store is
coming our way Fall 2018!!
Stay tuned for more information and opening date!
We are currently seeking volunteers to be a part of our school store committee.
Duties will include store keepers during select lunch time hours, school events
and more!
Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles.... are welcome!
(PS: all volunteers MUST be Virtus trained)

Please email Carissa Civitello for more information


Athlete's Corner
Fall Soccer Information

Soccer Practice begins this week: Friday, Sept 14 th  at 3:30-5:00PM at Moretti Field.  There will be a quick parent meeting when practice ends at 5PM.
 
Everyone should wear shin guards and cleats and bring a size 5 soccer ball if you have one.
 
 
 

Divine Mercy Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
Open to St. Rita School Boys and Girls ages 9-14
Check back here for all Athletic News
Caritas Christi Center

UPCOMING DATES - 
September 11- 6:30pm  Back to School Night - Grades K-5
September 13- 6:30pm  Back to School Night - Grades 6-8
September 30- Annual SRS Walk-a Thon
October 2- No School
October 3- High School Night (Grades 6-8)
October 5- 1st Friday Mass 8:45am & 12:15 Dismissal
October 8- No School
October 9- 12:15 Dismissal Conference Day
October 14-16 NEASC Accreditation
October 22- Lifetouch Individual Pictures
October 23- Lifetouch Group Pictures
October 26- Trunk or Treat Event , Middle School Halloween Dance

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