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!

Golf Tournament

The St. Rita School 22nd annual golf tournament is on Monday, June 3, and we need your help to make it a success! Are you a golfer, or do you know one? We would love to have you and your friends, family, or business partners attend this fun event! There are many levels available to support the tournament. Do you still need to complete your assessment? Any sponsorship you secure counts toward your family assessment at a rate of 60%! Secure a tee sign for $150 from a local business and $90 counts toward your assessment. Feel free to share the information with anyone you think might have an interest in a day of golf, food, raffles, prizes, and fun! Please see our golf tournament flyer for more information.   

Kansas Maid Braided Pastry and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The Kansas Maid Braided Pastry and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough fundraiser ends on Monday, March 18. Please be sure to send in your order forms and money. Sales from this fundraiser count towards your assessment, and the more you sell, the more money you get for each item.

Father-Daughter Dance

Save the date for our father-daughter dance on Friday, April 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We hope you can join us for a wonderful evening of dancing and dessert. Please take a moment to fill out and turn in our RSVP form. RSVP forms are due on March 22, 2019.

Peter Pan Jr.

St. Rita School proudly presents Peter Pan Jr., showing from April 25 to 27. The play will take place in the gymnasium, with shows at 7:00 p.m. each day and an additional show at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets go on sale on March 14, and are available for purchase online. Please view our flyer for more information.

Nurse Reminders

Connecticut requires physicals for entry into 7th grade as well as a tetanus booster and a meningitis vaccine. These physicals must be dated after May 1, 2018. Notices will be coming home soon for those 6th grade students who do not have an up-to-date physical in my office. If your child has had a physical after May 1, 2018 please send in the paper work to school. If your child has not had his/her 7th grade physical yet, please schedule an appointment. If you are planning on having this physical done over the summer, please contact me so that I can document that. All physicals must be in my office before the start of school in August. 

Thank you,
Lisa Palma, RN

2019 Summer Camp

St. Rita School presents Summer Camp - The place to be…in the summer - June 17-July 26, 2019 - 1601 Ave Hamden, CT - Visit for more informationBelieve it or not, summer is just around the corner! We will once again be offering a six-week, summer-camp program. This program will be open to campers ages 4-14. New this year will be on-site and off-site field trips at no additional cost to the camper.

We offer camp for six weeks starting the week of June 17 through July 26, 2019, but the dates are subject to change if the school year gets extended due to inclement weather. Summer-camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for full-time campers and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for half-day campers. We have extended the camp hours to accommodate working parents, however you may pick up your camper(s) at the time most convenient for your schedule.

Please see our Summer Camp page for more details and registration information.

Sneaker Drive

St. Rita School's sneaker drive is underway, and we are collecting used, worn, or new pairs of sneakers through May 18. Please remember to bag and label your sneakers with your child's name and homeroom. Our goal is 25 pairs of sneakers per classroom. Please contact Joanne Bruno via email or phone at (203) 248.3114 with questions.

Crusaders Corner

Crusaders Corner will be open every Thursday during all lunch periods. Please send your child with cash or check to purchase items! We are still seeking volunteers to help run the store. If you have an interest in volunteering, please contact Mrs. Civitello via email.

Tuition Raffle

The third annual $10,000 tuition raffle is back! Tickets are $50 each with only 800 available tickets, so buy your ticket early. You can use prize money to pay for tuition at any accredited k-12 school, college or university, or to pay back students loans. The winner does not have to personally use the money and can designate the money to any student. The drawing will take place on Saturday, April 27 at St. Rita School during the evening performance of Peter Pan Jr. The winner need not be present to win. Extra tickets are available by calling the school at (203) 248.3114 or by contacting us via email. Proceeds from the raffle will support St. Rita School’s operating budget. 

Multi-Cultural Night

Save the date for our second annual multi-cultural night on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening full of music, food, and fun! Do you have an interest in sharing your culture with our school? If so, please register on our sign-up sheet. We hope to see you on March 28!

Get Creative with Kindergarten Night

Join us for an evening of painting fun and learn about our kindergarten program! This event will be on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Rita School, 1601 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. Please visit our event page to register today!

Get Creative with Kindergarten St. Rita School
St. Rita Celebrates Our Cultures

We want to celebrate all of the wonderful cultures that make St. Rita School a wonderful place to be! Each month we would like to recognize and feature one culture of our St. Rita families. We ask that families share pictures, stories, artifacts, religious beliefs, influential Saints, and more that represent their most special traditions. We will return all items at the end of the month, and we will display cultures on a hallway bulletin board. All items are due one week prior to the beginning of the month. Please watch for more information to come on our annual multi-cultural night.