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.

School News 
Join us for our Outdoor Mass Friday October 4th at 8:45am at St. Rita School. We will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and bless our new Outdoor Classroom and Makerspace. All are welcome.
Please bring a lawn chair!
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. 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.
Open to all students (SRS and non-SRS) in Grades 6-8.
Share the news, bring a friend!
We are still in need of students to speak at Mass about St. Rita School.
If you are interested please email ccivitello.stritaschool@gmail.com

Divine Mercy Parish - St Rita location
Sunday November 3- 11:30am
Sunday January 26- 11:30pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 
Saturday October 19 -5:00pm
Sunday October 20- 10am
Sunday October 20- 11:30am
Saturday January 11- 5pm
Sunday January 12- 10am
Sunday January 12- 11:30am
Help us celebrate our cultures here at St. Rita School.
We are now collecting for the month of October!
Home and School Association

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at Back to School Night! It was great to see you all, and we’re looking forward to working with you this year. If you didn’t have a chance to come see us, please check out our many volunteer opportunities by clicking on the link below. We would love to have your help!

Thanks again, and we hope you all have a great week!


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 go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080949ADAD23A4FE3-srswalkathon  to sign up. There are several options available. All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained.

All Walk-A-Thon materials can be found on the SRS website, at http://www.stritaschool.org/news.

       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 .

Support St. Rita School by Shopping at Boscov’s!
St. Rita School is selling tickets to Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends event on                            
October 16 th 2019. Tickets are $5 each and are good toward 25% off purchases the day of the event. There will also be refreshments and prizes! Passes can be used at any Boscov’s location. Passes are available in the St. Rita School office or St. Rita Church Rectory. The entire $5 donation directly supports St. Rita School! *Smart tuition can be used to pay for tickets* Just send an email to hsasrs.stritaschool@gmail.com with the number of tickets you want and the name of the student to send them home with.
Crusaders Corner Store
 A St. Rita School Initiative
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 Games start this week! 
  • Wednesday, Sept 18th vs Hamden Hall @ Beckerman Athletic Center – 3:30
  • Friday, Sept 20th vs Holy Trinity @ Moretti Field, Hamden – 3:45
**All Soccer Forms must be handed in before the first game unless your child can NOT play
Sports Backpack for Soccer and Basketball are now on Sale!   
Carry your gear in Style!!

If anyone is interested in purchasing a Water Bottle for $1 to
support the Athletic Program, please contact  athletics.stritaschool@gmail.com

If your child is absent from school or leaves school sick, they will not be permitted to participate in any athletic events (games or practice)
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 .
The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school

           Over the summer, participating brands began to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app , available now. The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. 

If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products. 

Visit amazonsmile.com , and anytime you purchase an eligible item, Amazon will donate a portion of the profit to our school! Select “Divine Mercy Parish
Corporation” as your charity, and St. Rita School will benefit every time you

Link your Stop & Shop Card to St. Rita School, and we’ll earn CASH when you
buy groceries! Click here  and use School ID: 06434.

 Link your ShopRite Price Plus card to St. Rita School, and help us earn school supplies! Click here and use School ID: 50073, or email your PricePlus card number to Alice Kuether, alicemcgrew23@hotmail.com .

Caritas Christi Center
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

The Annual Open House for prospective families will take place on Sunday,November 3rd!
St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016