St. Rita School
...the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.
1601 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Business Office: (203) 248.5513
Paper windmills made from student artwork and displayed outside in the grass

What's in the News

With everything going on at St. Rita School, we always have something newsworthy to share. We enjoy letting you know about the great things our students are accomplishing and the important activities happening at school. Check back often!

Our Grandparent Connection

We encourage you to join our Grandparent Connection! This valuable resource will afford grandparents the opportunity to stay informed about the happenings at St. Rita School. Sign up now!

Play Like a Champion Virtual Summer Camps

With youth sports interrupted across America and many summer camps shut down, Play Like a Champion is offering kids of all ages a chance to get moving and learn new skills. Our new virtual summer camp will take place from June 1 through June 19, 2020, providing kids three weeks of fun and activity from the comfort of their own home. The camp will feature coaches from Play Like Champion partners leading kids in both rigorous exercise and sport-specific drills, as well as daily character development and fun!

Play Like a Champion is making this virtual camp available for free because we believe that all children, regardless of their family’s economic circumstances, should be able to play sports and participate in summer camps, whether virtual or in-person. However, we are asking that those who are able will consider making a donation to Play Like a Champion so that we can continue pursuing our mission of providing a safe and supportive youth sports environment for all children.

There is a limit on available spots for this exciting new virtual camp, so register today and join us this June! Please check out our new Summer Camp page for more details. We hope you can join us!

Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary

At the start of the Holy Season of Lent, St. Rita School endeavored to raise money in support of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in Newtown, Connecticut. An ongoing dream in progress - to build a safe haven providing care for animal residents and hands-on educational programs for the local and greater community. The sanctuary is dedicated to the memory of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a child who's life tragically ended at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

On Wednesday, June 10, when families come to school to drop off devices and pick-up personal items, a table will be set up for collections for the Sanctuary for those wishing to contribute. Donations can be in cash or checks payable to St. Rita School.

In this challenging time, we are immensely grateful for the kindness and generosity of our school families. In her own words, Catherine shared, "tell all your friends that I am kind."

Food Pantry Collection

SRS food collection for the Divine Mercy Food Pantry will take place on June 5 for grade eight students, and on June 10 for students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade seven. When you come to school to drop off your books and technology tools and also pick up your summer work packet and report card, please consider donating some non-perishable food items to help restock our Divine Mercy Food Pantry. Items in short supply include coffee, canned tuna, juices (apple, cranberry), Chef Boyardee, canned fruit, cookies, crackers, and beans.

Volunteers Needed

The HSA is looking for parents interested in joining the executive board for the 2020–2021 school year. The goal of the Home School Association is to organize fun activities to bring our community together while raising money for our wonderful school. Please see our May 12, 2020, newsletter for available positions.

Please Support Our St. Rita School Families

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our school families are facing financial hardships. Keeping with our mission of community, St. Rita School has established the student emergency relief fund (SERF). This fund is a financial aid initiative to help fray tuition costs for our families in need. Please visit our Support Us page for more information on how you can help.

Dancing Through the Decades and Tuition Raffles Postponed

Dear SRS Family and Friends,

We have postponed our Dancing Through the Decades auction and our tuition raffle. We will hold any checks collected up to this point but not cashed until/if we reschedule the events.

We will share more information as soon as it is available. In the meantime, we are missing our St. Rita School community, and we are sending prayers for strength and patience as we all work through this unprecedented time.


The HSA Executive Board

Let's Support Our SRS Community!

The HSA is putting together a list of local small businesses and restaurants owned or run by members of our St. Rita School community. Below is a couple that would love your support during this difficult time! If you have a business you’d like to add to the list, please email Alice Kuether.

  • Nica's Market
    603 Orange Street
    New Haven, CT
    Our business is open and following strict precautions. We are also offering curbside pickup for groceries; just send an email with your order!
  • Allegra's Cafe
    249 West Main Street
    Branford, CT
    Our business is open for curbside pickup. We are also featuring to-go martini kits, homemade cookies, and cupcakes.
  • Paul & Eddy’s Pizzeria
    1630 Whitney Avenue (right across from St. Rita)
    Hamden, CT
    Paul & Eddy’s is one of SRS’s biggest supporters, and while a St. Rita family does not own the business, they are an integral part of our community. Paul & Eddy’s contributed to and supported all of our fundraisers for over 25 years, and it would be great to show them some love now! They are open for delivery and takeout.
  • Rug Makeover and Restoration, LLC
    4133 Whitney Ave
    Hamden, CT
    (203) 747-5122
    Find us on Facebook!
    Rug Makeover and Restoration is open for business and is taking all necessary precautions to keep clients safe. We are offering sanitation for stairs, wall-to-wall carpeting, and upholstery!
  • Star Of India Restaurant
    157 Boston Post Road
    Orange, CT
    (203) 799-8162
    Delicious North and South Indian cuisine! Open for take-out and delivery.

Student Spotlight

Did your child/ren do something amazing? Share with us! Please send submissions to Joanne Bruno. Please be patient as we receive many wonderful stories of our SRS students and Alumni!