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!

Christmas Head Wear

Please do not have your child wear Christmas head wear during the month of December. We will allow them to wear their festive accessories starting on December 20. Thank you!

Winter Break

Winter break begins on Monday, December 24 and continues through Tuesday, January 1. School resumes on Wednesday, January 2. We wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

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 save the date for our annual multi-cultural night on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Pajama Day

We invite students and staff to wear their pajamas to school on Thursday, December 13 in honor of kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Thousands of children each year spend days, weeks, or longer in pajamas at the hospital while receiving care. Pajama day for the kids will help us show our support for these brave kids!

Wear your pajamas, and make an donation of $1 or more. We will collect donations at school on Thursday, December 13. All proceeds benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Visit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation website for more information. Please wear attire that is appropriate for school and the weather, and we will not allow slippers for safety reasons. To make additional donations, please visit our St. Rita's team page on the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation website. Thank you for your support!

Nut Coupons

Nut coupons are back, just in time for the holidays! They are a perfect stocking-stuffer for your little one(s). We will have fun themed days from January through May where students can dress the part without putting on their SRS uniform. You can get five coupons for $25 - order now! We will charge your smart tuition.

Please visit the SignUpGenius website to order. We will distribute the coupons before Christmas break. Please note that deadline to order is  Friday, December 14.

Volunteers Needed

League games start this week! Please view the 2018–2019 basketball calendar. We need parent volunteers at each game that is being hosted at St. Rita School and Sacred Heart Academy. Volunteers will run the scoreboard, and fill out the score book. Each parent should volunteer for at least one game during the season, or we will not be able to host games in the future. Please help support the athletes! To volunteer, please email Trisha and Mike D’Errico.

Scrip Holiday Gift Guide

Start your holiday shopping with Scrip! Choose gift cards from over 750 brands including Best Buy, Amazon, Nordstrom, The Home Depot, Starbucks, and many more. Whether you buy the gift cards to give as presents to family and friends or use them to buy your gifts, your order immediately raises funds for our school. Please see our Scrip holiday flyer for complete details.

Pep Rally

Save the date for our pep rally on Thursday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m. We are looking forward to a wonderful winter sports season!

Sibling Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now available to our St. Rita School siblings. Please contact Carissa Civitello via email for more information. Our pre-k classes fill up quickly, so please apply soon to guarantee a spot!  

Volunteers Needed

The St. Rita School HSA would love to have you as a parent volunteer this year! There are various events and activities planned for this year that cannot happen without your support. We need your time and talents for the continued success of our school. Even just one hour of volunteer time makes a great difference to the school community.

Please go online to view the events scheduled this year and to sign up for any of the volunteer positions that are open. Thank you for your continued support of our school!