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,

Thank you for helping to decorate our school Christmas tree. Please send in an ornament this week or next to place on our tree. The ornament can be either handmade or manufactured but I would like it to include your family name. After Christmas all ornaments will be returned to you (as long as they are labeled). Thank you for helping to keep this school tradition growing.

This Friday, December 15, our new Coadjutor Archbishop of Hartford, Christopher J. Coyne, will celebrate 9:00 A.M. Mass for our students and staff. The Mass will be offered in remembrance of his mother, Rita Coyne. How fitting it is that he would celebrate it with the students, faculty, and families of St. Rita School at St. Rita Church. Following Mass, Archbishop Coyne and our superintendent, Mrs. Val Mara, will tour the school, learn from our wonderful students, and meet our dedicated faculty. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to join us at Mass when we welcome Archbishop Coyne to Hamden and our school family at St. Rita.


Yesterday our 3rd grade class, as well as the students in kindergarten - grade 2, put on a beautiful Nativity Pageant to a packed church. The Christmas Concert for students in grades 4 & 5, band students, and chorus members will take place this coming Tuesday, December 19, at 1:15 P.M. in St. Rita Church. Parents may take their child/ren home following the concert. If you plan on having your child/ren in other grade levels attend this concert, please notify that child’s teacher in advance, come to the school office by 1:00 to sign him/her out, and escort him/her to the concert.


With the winter season quickly approaching, our thoughts turn to snow days. We have 5 inclement weather days built into our school calendar so we will be taking snow days this winter. Snow days are a childhood tradition and are meant to be a day children can sleep in and then go outside to play in the snow. Should there be a school delay, early dismissal, or cancellation, you will be notified via a phone call, text message, and email by our School Messenger system. Please make sure your contact information is updated in the parent portal to avoid any miscommunication. We will continue to post announcements on the local TV stations. St. Rita School follows the decisions made by the Hamden Public Schools regarding winter weather closures, delays, and early dismissals.

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. The students and I are looking forward to seeing you at Mass with the Archbishop, at our upcoming concert, or both. May hope, peace, love, and joy found in Christ be with you and your family this Advent season.

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Christmas Mass Schedule Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24th

4:00 PM Vigil Mass 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Saint Rita Church


7:00 PM Vigil Mass

Blessed Sacrament Church (Spanish Mass)


10:00 PM (Midnight Mass)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 

Christmas Day

Monday, December 25th

8:00 AM Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

9:00 AM Saint Rita Church

10:00 AM Blessed Sacrament Church

St. Rita School is acting as a drop-off point for the Catholic Charities Toy Drive.

Any donations would be appreciated.

Save the Date!

Band Concert, Grades 4 & 5 Concert

& Choir

Tuesday, December 19

at St. Rita Church.

1:15 pm

Following the show, students may leave with their parents.

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Home/School Association

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Nurse's Corner

Interested in learning how to code? 

Girls Who Code at Quinnipiac University is an opportunity for students (5th-12th grade) to be introduced to the world of coding! No coding experience is required and the program is FREE!

It will begin in January (running until April) where students will learn languages such as Scratch, Python, and JavaScript. Students will build their coding skills and backbones of these languages through projects that will be completed throughout the program with the help of the facilitators.

Our meetings will entail a fun engineering activity, a sisterhood bonding activity, a coding lesson and snacks! At the end of the 10 week program, students will receive a certificate of completion and a T-Shirt at our graduation ceremony.

Please reach out to qugirlswhocode@gmail.com if you have any questions and make sure to scan our QR code on the poster to register. You can also register here.

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