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,

This coming Monday, October 9, St. Rita School will be closed for the Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day holiday. I hope you can take some time over the upcoming weekend to enjoy all the fun family activities associated with this lovely season, as well as be mindful and thankful for the sacrifices of our ancestors. This is a great opportunity to teach your child about their ancestry and family traditions that you celebrate.

Also on Monday, there will be a Mass of Welcome at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford for our new Coadjutor Archbishop of Hartford, Christopher J. Coyne. Archbishop Coyne previously served as the bishop of the Diocese of Burlington from 2015-2023 and also was previously an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from 2011-2015. Please pray for our new shepherd, Archbishop Coyne, as he begins his ministry in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Mass will be live-streamed on the archdioceseofhartford.org beginning at 1:00 P.M.

The school picture order form was recently sent home with your child. Ordering can be done on-line following the directions on the form. Individual students’ pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October 11. Students are not required to wear their uniforms for individual pictures, however they should be dressed appropriately for school. Next Friday, October 13, class pictures will be taken and students must be in their proper winter uniform for these.

The parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for October 12 from 3:00-6:15 and October 13 from 1:00-3:15. Both these days are early dismissal days. Aftercare will be available for $40 per child ($45 for PreK). Parents must register for conferences using the link provided by the teachers. All parents are strongly advised to sign-up for a conference to review their child’s NWEA MAP assessments, learn more about their child as a learner and have any questions or concerns addressed midway through the first marking period.

This Friday, before the 9:00 Mass, we will be presenting the monthly St. Rita Way Awards to those students deemed by their teacher to have exhibited Love in Action. The St. Rita Way value of the month for September was welcoming. Those students in Kindergarten and PreK will receive their awards in their classroom. The value we are working on for October is patience. We invite our parents, grandparents, and parishioners to join us for weekly Friday Mass as we build the kingdom of God here at St. Rita School. 

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend.

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


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

Uniform Swap

New items have been donated to the Uniform Swap! If you are still in need of uniforms please visit the swap located in the gym before and after school every day.


Home/School Association

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




NOVEMBER 4, 2023

FROM 9 – 12




Nurse's Corner

Welcome Back to School! I hope everyone had a healthy and relaxing summer. Just a few reminders from the health office as we begin a new year.

COVID: We have seen a few cases of COVID in our school. If your child has a case of COVID in their classroom you will receive a notice. We ask that you then monitor your child for symptoms for 5 days. Please notify the school if your child develops COVID. The CDC guidelines have not changed. If you develop a case of COVID you must quarantine for 5 days, the first onset of symptoms is day 0. Your child can return to school on day 6 with a mask until day 10. Any questions please call the nurse.

Grade 6 physicals: All students in Grade 6 are required by the state to have a physical in order to enter Grade 7. This physical needs to be dated after May 30, 2023. Please send in a copy of your child's physical and immunization record once they have had their physical. 

Illness and protocol: If your child is sick with a fever and or vomiting they should stay home until symptoms have resolved for 24 hours. If your child has excessive coughing and or runny nose please keep them home. This will help keep everyone around them safe. If your child does not look "right" to you , follow your intuition and keep them home. Sometimes they just need a day of rest to prevent an illness from spreading. 

Prek students and The Flu shot: All students in PreK 3 and 4 are required by the state to have a flu shot before Jan 1, 2024. Please send in documentation once your child has gotten their shot. Students who have not received a flu shot by Jan 1 will not be allowed to return to school until this is completed. 

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year please do not hesitate to call me. I can be reached in the health office M-F from 8:00am -3:00pm

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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