Thank you to all who contributed to our Thanksgiving Food Drive!


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,

Last week our largest fundraiser of the year began - The Apex Fun Run. There is still time for our students to participate by sharing the details of the fundraisers with their family members, neighbors, co-workers, and friends via the QR code supplied to each child. Last year was the first time we worked with Apex and our students had a blast and learned many important leadership skills and positive character traits. This year’s theme is POWER - Apex will charge our power and master five habits - proactive, optimistic, work it out, effort, and reality check - that will unleash your child’s power of leadership. This fun run will be tomorrow.

The classroom totals at this time are as follows:

Team Bonini: $107.50 per lap

Team Perrotti: $105.50 per lap

Team DiRenzo: $87.60 per lap

Team Hamling: $79.42 per lap

Team Riley: $73.83 per lap

Team DelVecchio: $71.83 per lap

Team Gertz: $60.73 per lap

Team Alvarez: $47.83 per lap

Team Ferrara: $45.57 per lap

Team Fortuna: $43.50 per lap

Team Soliwoda: $39.17 per lap

Team Geltman: $36.17 per lap

Team Paglia: $35.33 per lap

Team Palowski: $34.00 per lap

Team Fay: $27.00 per lap

Team Gill: $26.17 per lap

Team Dimensky: $25.83 per lap

Team Rourke: $21.00 per lap

Team Brennan: $15.00 per lap

Team Grossomanides: $9.67 per lap


Over the next few months St. Rita School will be transitioning into a new Student Information System (SIS) in order to consolidate our many platforms into one - FACTS. At this time, I would like to request that you review the information that is on your EduConnect parent portal account and update it as necessary for addresses, employment, phone numbers, email preferences, emergency contact numbers, transportation authorization, and inclusion in the school directory. Your access codes to the parent portal will once again be sent to you this evening at 6:00 P.M. in order to assist you in this request. Please complete your updates by Friday, December 1.


Throughout the transition period we will periodically request your assistance to update your information as we merge your lunch, before/after care, tuition, SIS, and grade portal into one inclusive platform with one log in code!!! Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible so that our new FACTS platform is fully functional for July 2024.


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.


Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. School will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26. Best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Safe travels everyone! 

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Drop-off and Pick-up Times:

Drop-off - 8:00 to 8:15 am

Pick-up - 2:40 to 2:50 pm

Please be prompt and on time for school, and prompt for pick-up.

Lifetouch photographers will be here on Wednesday, November 29 for students who missed portrait day, familes who would like sibling pictures,

and/or re-takes.

Please click the button below to sign up. 

If you need a paper order form, please have your child pick one up in the office.

**If your child/ren will be having retakes, please remember to return the original package on November 29.**

Click HERE to sign up
Click HERE to Sign up

SRS continues to collect soda tabs.

Please send them in for your children’s room to have the opportunity to win “Tabby”.

Save the Dates!

K-3 Christmas Show

Tuesday, December 12

in the afternoon

Band Concert and Grades 4 & 5 Choir Tuesday, December 19

in the afternoon

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is growing! Please check with your child to see if they are missing clothing, a belt, a lunch box or a water bottle.

Click HERE to sign up for Before/After Care
Click HERE to sign up for Hot Lunch


Home/School Association

We are in need of volunteers to promote the Advent Wreath kits at this weekend's Masses.

If you are available to do so, please click the button below to sign up.

Click HERE to sign up

Nurse's Corner

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