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 SRS Parents,

Your cooperation is needed to help ensure the safety of our students while they are arriving and dismissing from school. Please adhere to the following instructions regarding drop –off and pick-up. 

Parking on Giles Road and Dessa Drive- Parents are reminded to adhere to the posted parking areas on both Giles Road and Dessa Drive. There is No parking on Dessa Drive between the NO PARKING signs. For the past few days at arrival and dismissal time, cars have been parked on both sides of the street which prohibits emergency vehicles from having access should an emergency occur. Today I received a phone call from a Town official who have requested a meeting with me regarding safety concerns reported to them by our crossing guards. I do not want to have the police begin ticketing cars but they will do so to ensure the safety of our students. Cars can park in the church parking lot, commuter parking lot, or any other place not posted.  Please share this information with your relatives or caregivers who transport your child. Thank you for your cooperation.  Have a great week. 

God Bless,
Mrs.  Tiezzi

School News 
Please review the Family Handbook and sign and return the last page to your classroom teacher.
Please be aware that colored hair is not allowed at SRS. Please also refrain from wearing light up sneakers.
All students are required to sign and return their handbook form prior to using any technology at SRS.
Due date: September 13th
Virtus Training Information
At St. Rita School there are endless opportunities to get involved as a parent/grandparent. We welcome your ideas, insight and knowledge to help strengthen our SRS community. 
All volunteers must become certified in the Virtus Training and 
complete a background check. 
Please visit the Virtus Training website for upcoming training dates, locations and registration. 

Upcoming Dates:
Monday Sept. 16th Mount Carmel Church 6pm
Monday Sept. 30th St. Rita Church 6pm
WANTED: Robotics Club Advisor
St. Rita School has been invited to join others schools in the Archdiocese to participate in a Robotics competition, BUT.... We are in need of someone to lead this club!
Please call Mrs. Tiezzi if you are interesting in assisting.
Grades 4-8
Band demonstration for classrooms, Tuesday, Sept. 3rd throughout the school day.
Band parent meeting for new band parents, Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 6:30 pm in the gym

First day of band and lessons will be Tuesday Sept. 10th. All second and beyond year players are consider advanced players and are part of the advanced band. All advanced students will come for advanced band as well as their lesson during the day. Advanced band meets before school every Tuesday at 7:30 - 8:10. Please enter through the gym. If there are any questions  marioandjill@sbcglobal.net.

Open to all students (SRS and non-SRS) in Grades 6-8.
Share the news, bring a friend!
Home and School Association
Hello from the HSA!

       Support St. Rita School
         with Mabel’s Labels!

Hoping for a year with fewer lost mittens and water bottles? 
Our new fundraiser will help keep your kids’ items out of the Lost and Found.
Start your shopping here , or learn more by clicking here .

Tickets can be purchased after all masses at both churches or
the day of the event.
Crusaders Corner Store
Crusaders Corner will be open every Thursday during all lunch periods. Please send your child with cash or check to purchase items!
The school store is NOW OPEN!

NEW Items Available!
Celebrate the Spirit of Service Award
Apply for the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win a $1000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C in May!

Athlete's Corner
Check back here for all Athletic News
Soccer Practice begins this week:
Friday, Sept 6 th  at 3:15-5:00PM at Moretti Field.  
Everyone should wear shin guards and cleats and bring a size 5 soccer ball if you have one.
Game Schedules will be posted by next week 
PICTURES WANTED! If you love taking pictures at our SRS sporting events, please share them with us! Please send to ccivitello.stritaschool@gmail.com
Divine Mercy Parish News

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

If you have a special intention that you would like to share in our prayer corner, please email Carissa Civitello
Support SRS
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 .
Caritas Christi Center
September 10- Back to school night Grades K-5 6pm
September 12- Back to school night Grades 6-8 6pm
September 29- Walk-a-thon
October 2- No School
October 3- High School Night (grades 6-8)
October 4- First Friday Mass 8:45am
October 11- 12:15 Dimsissal
October 11- Parent Teacher Conferences
October 14- No School
October 15- 12:15 Dismissal & Parent Teacher Conferences
October 25- 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