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,

Our 13th annual Trunk or Treat is scheduled for this Friday, October 27, beginning at 6:00. To date we have over 600 people and only 33 cars registered for the event. Your assistance is still needed to host a car and provide candy if you haven’t done so already. The schedule and a few reminders are listed below. The school parking lot will be closed off at 4:45. Aftercare parents please take note.

5:00 P.M. Car set up begins. Please follow the directions of the traffic monitors as to where you should be parking. All attendees must park off school property in the neighborhood, church parking lot, or municipal parking lot. Candy will be given out to the cars before the event begins. Please wait until the event begins to hand out to trick or treaters.

6:00 P.M. Welcome, prayer and entertainment by the Spirit Squad.

6:10 P.M. - 6:45P.M. Trunk or Treat. Once the candy runs out the event will end.

Approximately 6:45 P.M. Event ends and all attendees are asked to quickly leave the venue to allow cars to exit safely. Please clean up all litter.

Parents are asked to monitor their children during this event. Children should not be dropped off unless they are accompanied by an adult. We will have all ages attending this event, so for the safety and well being of everyone, children need to be well supervised. This is a family friendly event and everyone is expected to follow the “St. Rita Way—Love in Action” in their interactions with both the car hosts and other attendees. Respectful manners and interactions, proper and safe behavior, and cleaning up after the event is expected from everyone. Thank you for keeping this event safe and fun-filled for all!

Halloween, St. Rita style, will be held on Tuesday!!! Our teachers have planned many educational and fun activities for our students on Tuesday. Please refer to the email from your child’s teacher regarding costumes and the costume parade (younger students only). It should be a fun-filled and fright-filled day!

Next Wednesday, November 1 is All Saints Day. The school students will be attending 12:00 (noon) Mass at St. Rita Church. Parents and grandparents are invited to join us. Our PreK and kindergarten classes will not be joining us in order to have room for all our parishioners who attend this Holy Day of Obligation.

The weather may be turning colder later than sooner, but nonetheless, the students will continue to go outside for recess and lunchtime, weather permitting. Please be sure your child/ren is dressed appropriately and also please label their personal belongings, especially fleeces and coats.

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Enjoy the rest of the week. Can’t wait to see you all on Friday!

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


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

SRS continues to collect soda tabs.

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

Altar Server Training,

Monday, November 6 at SRC

3:15 - 4:00 PM 

Click HERE to Download the Registration Form

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

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.

We have 33 cars signed up for more than 600 trunk-or-treaters!

We are in need of at least

10 more cars to fill up our parking lot!

Please sign up using the

button below!

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


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