Trimester 1 Honor Roll

Grade 8

High Honors

Oscar Bolonas

Gracie Dagliere

Persephone Delaney

Samantha Langella

Emilia Marcucci

Marianne Nable

Joseph Nagorski

Joseph Pepple

Ryan Tamani

Isabella Uy


Liana Anderson

Jorden Bradford

Jayden Brennan

Daniel Carone

Lillian Daley

Addyson Davis

Gavin Eddy

Ryan Farina

Kaleb Gomez

Jacob Gray

Justin Hau

Philip Hau

Braelyn Heusser

Blake Huston

Erin Kelly

Liam Kingsley

Giuliana Longo

Colin Morris

Angelina Nicotra

Josephine Nicotra

Talin Patel

Nyla Payne

Khloe Sackor

Elleddy Thony

Brayden Young

Isla Zemba


Camila Avila-Mercado

Josiah Bordeaux

Dylan Puklin

Jaxon Roy

Maya Woodward

Grade 7

High Honors

Nessa Ankrah

Bridget Barnett

Leanne Berongoy

Adriana Bonini

Hannah Colas

James Corrasco

Nyla Middleton

Giuliana Polinsky

Daniel Schnepf

Margaret Schreck


Milliah Cabrera

Lucy Adolphe

Gabriel Cardichon

Isabelle Chacko

James Colon

Jack Conkin

Carina Galletti

Ethan Gaines

David Holder

Carter Jones

Michaela Madonick

Valentino Massaro

Valentina Quijano

Brendan Schnepf

Sophia Sellers

Daniel Taveras

Emely Velasco

Fabiana Velasquez

Nicholas Watts

Lia Williams


Kennedy Byrd

Ryan Alvarez

Luke Greenwood

Michael Palowski

Niko Pellegrino

Grade 6

High Honors

Franciszek Grochowalski-Nowak

Ottavio Sabino

Juliette Walsh


Marlee Adlam

Maeve Barnett

Preston Barrett

Norah Burns

Julian Canieso-Walters

Leah Carrano

Milan Colon

Grace Evanich

Amelia Garbatini

Romeo Lopez

Nellie Mangiafico

Jakson Mathews

Lily McGeehan

Eloise McPherson

JiEun Nastri

Alexia Nawrocki

Andrew Rossetti

Lilliana Ryan

Payton Simms

Lilliana Towle


Erik Mann

Gia Pascale

Wesley Pierre

Jeddy Thony

Cody Young


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,

Would you and your family be willing to help decorate our school Christmas tree? For the past few years, we have had a St. Rita School family Christmas tree in our foyer. Each school family is asked to loan us one of your family ornaments, which will adorn our school 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.

Yesterday your child’s report card for the first trimester was sent home. Please be sure to sign the envelope and return only the envelope to your child’s teacher.

Our school-wide Advent Giving Project has ended and once again our families have been very generous helping those in need. We were able to donate $3,000 to the parish’s Advent Giving Project. It was so touching to hear from our teachers the stories shared by their students when they donated their money. Thank you for helping to make Christmas a bit brighter for some of our parish families.

Please reserve Tuesday, December 12, for our annual Nativity Pageant and Christmas Concert. The Nativity pageant involves students in kindergarten through grade 3 and will take place at 1:30 P.M. in St. Rita Church. The Christmas concert for students in grades 4 & 5, band students, and chorus members, will take place on Tuesday, December 19 at 1:15 P.M. in St. Rita Church. Parents may take their child/ren home following the concerts. If you plan to have your child/ren in other grade levels attend one of the concerts, please notify that child’s teacher in advance, come to the school office at 1:00 to sign him/her out, and escort him/her to the concert.


On 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.


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 our upcoming concerts. May hope, peace, love and joy found in Christ be with you and your family this Advent season.

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Save the Dates!

K-3 Christmas Show

Tuesday, December 12

at St. Rita Church

1:30 pm

Band Concert, Grades 4 & 5 Concert

& Choir

Tuesday, December 19

at St. Rita Church.

1:15 pm

Following the shows, students may leave with their parents.

In order to participate in the SMS program at St. Rita to receive important text messages, please send a text message of Y or YES to our school's short code number, 67587. (Start a NEW text message on your phone, to phone number 67587 - Y or YES should be the actual text message to that number, then press SEND - you will receive a confirmation text back that you have opted in).

If you are unsure whether you are already subscribed, please send the opt-in message.

If you do choose to opt-in, you can opt-out at any time by simply replying to any message with STOP.

School Messenger is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge, so you can be assured that your information is safe and will NEVER be given out or sold to anyone for any purpose.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

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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 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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