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,

I wanted to bring to your attention a serious concern to the physical safety and emotional wellbeing of our students who are using social media or messaging. Recently on the Today Show, there was a report on the term ”LaLa Bop”, a term that most of our older students are aware of and are probably using. Lala Bop appears primarily in on-line posts on Tik Tok and X (formerly Twitter). According to the experts cited, the term is used to bully and slut-shame your children on-line. It is used to ‘call-out’, whether true or not, ‘body count’ — meaning how many people somebody has ‘hooked up’ with or slept with.”

I have additional concerns that some of our students may be posting on Tik Tok videos containing content or language which is contrary to our Catholic morals and religious beliefs. This content may contain information that identifies the creator as being associated with St. Rita School. These behaviors and practices are jeopardizing not only your child’s physical safety and emotional well being, but are also a reason for our school to proceed with having your child permanently removed from St. Rita School. Our Family Handbook states “Use of the internet to demean, abuse, or put into negative light, St. Rita School or any other group or individual as well as outrageous and scandalous behavior at school or elsewhere which would reflect adversely on Catholic schools or the Catholic church” are grounds for suspension or expulsion. Parents, please monitor your child’s use of social media and messaging as their digital footprint now may prevent them from achieving their future educational pursuits or employment opportunities. Remember, the phone belongs to you, not them. Thank you for your support in helping to keep your child and all our children safe.

Tonight at 6:00 P.M. our Home-School Association will be hosting an open meeting. Please attend and assist the HSA Executive Board to plan, organize, and staff their future events. Volunteer opportunities are available for you to assist with the upcoming APEX fun run, chair the NUT coupon fundraiser, assist with the hospitality committee, or chair the on-line auction. These are just some of the events which will be happening this year which need your help to be successful.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Box of Joy social justice activity sponsored by our McGivney Crew. Whether you sponsored a box of joy for a boy or girl, or participated in today’s dress down day, we are appreciative of your support. The Box of Joy program is sponsored by Cross Catholic Charities and your donations will help spread some joy and kindness to children from 26 different impoverished countries.

Just a few reminders regarding the dress down days: crocs and sandals/slides are not allowed, shorts will not be an option until spring, and students were told PJ pants were not allowed.

Please consider joining us for Mass this Friday at 9:00 or any Friday throughout the school year. Following Mass this week, our students will dedicate themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, promising to live in union with Him by love, grace, and obedience to his commandments. Two eighth grade boys, Ryan Tamani and Oscar Bolonas, have been chosen to crown Jesus as a fulfillment of a request that Jesus made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in the 17th century. 

Thank you for entrusting your children to our care. Have a great week.  

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Candy donations for Trunk or Treat should be left in the collection box in the lobby.

Parents - Please Note:

Class picture day has been rescheduled to

Friday, January 19, 2024.

Retakes/Sibling Photos will be taken on Wednesday, November 29.

Altar Server Training,

Monday, November 6 at SRC

3:15 - 4:00 PM 

Click HERE to Download the Registration Form

Please support SRS 8th grade student, Addy Davis' service project as she competes in the Miss Connecticut Volunteer pageant.

Girl Scout Troop 67216

Seeking 5th - 8th Graders!

Enroll your daughter in Girl Scout Troop 67216

Our girls have lots of fun, grow into thoughtful leaders, are resourceful, build lifelong friendships and develop goals along the way. Watch your daughter flourish!

Reserve your spot today.

Girl Scout Troop 67216 is open to girls grades 5-8. Every girl scout has her own curiosity, dreams and talents and there are hundreds of Girl Scout activities and service projects to try. Whether helping an animal shelter, camping and s'mores, hosting a dance, being a cookie entrepreneur, or making a movie, Girl Scouts learn to team up with others to have fun and do good.

Troop 67216 meets 2 Sundays a month from 2-4PM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Woodbridge. Cost is $45/girl/year with a multi family discount available The Girl Scout sash or vest and patches is approximately $45.00 and is good for 2-3 years. For more information, please contact Nina Ruckes at nruckes@optimum.net or 203 804 0746. We can't wait to see you! 

We have 10 openings left. If you are interested, contact Nina as soon as possible.

Time for a FUN-Raiser!

SRS Trunk or Treat is a fun event in which our children get to dress up and go "trunk to trunk" at SRS family cars in the school parking lot. They collect Halloween goodies and have an evening of fun together with treats and music. It is a "rain or shine" event just as Halloween is.

This event is open to all St. Rita School families. 

All ages are welcome and all must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to also dress up! Please no overtly political or intensely horror-themed choices. 

HOW IT WORKS: cars with goodies start to line up at 5:00pm in a circle with all the trunks pointed outward. Decorated trunks are a plus: the more fun, the better! Check out Pinterest for ideas!


Arrival time for cars: 5 pm

 Start time for trunk o' treating: 6:00- 6:45 pm

Parents: please sign up to either sponsor a car or to attend with your children. If you're not sponsoring a car, please send in two bags of store-bought treats. If you can help with parking or first aid, please indicate that.

Any questions?Email me at maryleedelaney@gmail.com

Click HERE to Sign Up for Trunk or Treat

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

(Those who chose to have the purchase added to Blackbaud will see the charge on their December statement)

Click HERE to Order Online
Click HERE to download the order form




NOVEMBER 4, 2023

FROM 9 – 12




Nurse's Corner

Open House

Sunday Oct. 22, 1:00 to 3:30pm

Click HERE to Register

Let’s rock!

Sacred Heart Academy is proud to present “Rock of Ages: Teen Edition” on October 20-21 at the Shubert Theatre.

This production features many SRS alum including Cooper Leng, Devon Burns, Leila Melendez, Maria Testa and in leading roles, Jaime Lamb and Colin Lamboley! Director ML Delaney is also our SRS theatre director, and would love to see you and your families in the lobby.

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