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
St. Rita News

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!


Stay up to date with what is going on at St. Rita. We encourage you to check out our newsletter located under the News and Notes section to make sure you don't miss a thing!

Tech Club

The next tech club meeting is on Monday, March 19. We look forward to seeing you there!

Multi-Cultural Day

Celebrate the different cultures that embody our St. Rita School families on Thursday, April 12. Students may dress down in attire that represents their culture and heritage for a $1 donation to the National Junior Honor Society efforts to support Gambia. There will be a multi-cultural assembly at 1:30 p.m. and a multi-cultural social from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All our welcome to attend.

Big Y Card

Consider supporting St. Rita School by grocery shopping! Please visit the Big Y Education Express website for more information or to register!

Wounded Warrior Project Update

Thanks to your children's generous donations, we are halfway to our goal of $4,000.00! Please see our latest newsletter for more information about how our students are helping! 

Living Stations of the Cross

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? These are the words to a well-known hymn. This year, the youth of Divine Mercy Parish and St. Rita School (preschool through high school) have a wonderful opportunity to participate in a live reenactment of the stations of the cross. This will be a very spiritual event for the entire family. If your child would like to participate, please fill out the sign-up form and return it by March 15. Primary parts consist of the roles of Jesus, Mary, the soldiers, and Pontius Pilate, and an example of secondary parts are the people in the crowd along the route that Jesus traveled. 

When: Good Friday, March 30
Start Time: Noon (those with assigned parts meet in church basement at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Divine Mercy Parish, St. Rita’s Church
Practice: Sunday, March 25 immediately following 11:30 a.m. mass in the St. Rita Church basement (one hour)

From the Nurse’s Station

We have begun to see cases of the flu here at St. Rita’s School. Please encourage your children to wash their hands with soap and water, and to cover their nose and mouth when coughing and/or sneezing. When calling your child out sick from school, please let us know if they have a doctor-confirmed case of the flu.

Please use the following guidelines before sending your child back to school if they have been diagnosed with the flu:

  • No fever for 24 hours without taking medication (Tylenol or Advil)
  • No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours
  • They look and feel better with a healthy appetite and restful sleep

Please do not send your child back to school until they are feeling better. We are seeing some pediatricians suggesting a week home to recover from the flu. Please follow your pediatrician’s recommendations before sending your child back to school.

What is the flu? Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses. There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. Flu viruses cause illness, hospital stays, and deaths in the United States each year. The flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year, about 20,000 children younger than five years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia. Please read the CDC's flu flyer for information on how to protect from the flu.

Lenten Project

We have begun the Lenten season. As a school community, it is a time to for us to give to others. This year we will be joining forces with the Wounded Warrior Project and collecting donations for this organization. Each day the classroom that collects the highest amount of donations will get to spend the day with our project mascot, Hero. Please considering donating to this project. For more information, please visit the Wounded Warrior Project website.

Auction Sponsor Form

The Great Gathering Auction is on April 6, 2018, at Woodwinds in Branford. The auction committee has been busy planning an exciting evening and your support is vital to ensure a successful event. We ask you to take a moment to view the auction sponsor form to learn more.

Shred Day

Save the date for the St. Rita School shred day on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Saint Stephen's School parking lot. Watch for additional details coming soon!

First Holy Communion

Our second graders are working towards their first holy communion. Please take a moment to view our list of important dates for the 2018 first holy communion