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 craft heart hanging from a tree and two students holding paper craft hearts

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!

Winter Sports

St. Rita School offers two winter sports, basketball for students in 3rd through 8th grades and cheer squad for students in 5th through 8th grades. Tryouts will most likely be the last week of October or the first week of November. Please see our winter sports flyer for more information. We look forward to a fun and exciting season!

Safety And Security Campaign

St. Rita School is committed to providing the safest environment for our students. Our goals are simple: kids, safety, and security. We make a commitment to our students and families that our school is an environment which focuses on educational, spiritual, and personal growth. Safety and security are non-negotiable elements. They are part of the growth that needs to happen, and with your support that growth can and will take place. Your support will help us supply protective window film, security cameras, and surveillance monitors. Please see our Support Us page for more information. We can't secure the future without you. Please consider a gift today!

Our Goal is simple... Kids. Safety. Security.

Paint Hamden Pink Day

Please join St. Rita School and the town of Hamden in supporting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer pink day on October 19, 2018. To paint Hamden pink, wear your pink, along with your regular school uniform to show your support. There is a minimum donation of $1 per student. Some examples of pink items to wear include socks, headbands, bows, and t-shirts! All proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser. For more information, please check out our pink day flyer. Thank you for your help in supporting the American Cancer Society!

Dairy Queen Fundraiser

Help support St. Rita School by joining us for a fundraiser on Tuesday, September 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill in the Drazen Shopping Center. Be sure to bring our Dairy Queen fundraiser flyer, present it to the cashier, and Dairy Queen will donate ten percent of your check to our school. We look forward to seeing you there!

Room Parents

This year teachers will be responsible for picking their own room parents. A room parent's role is to work closely with classroom teachers and help with their needs. It is important that the teacher and room parent have a good working relationship. Each class is different and has different needs, so it is best for the teachers to assign the role of room parent based on their individual needs. Please remember that all volunteers need Virtus training. 

High School Night

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our 2018 Catholic High School Night Showcase! The showcase is on Wednesday October 3, 2018, beginning at 6:30 p.m. here at St. Rita School. This event is open to students in grades 6–8 and non-St. Rita School students are welcome!

Clothing Drive

We will hold our 5th annual clothing drive sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut Foundation during the walk-a-thon on Sunday, September 30. Please help us help others and raise money for our school at the same time. Start filling bags to donate. Thank you!

School Store

We are so excited to announce that a St. Rita School school store is coming our way in the fall of 2018! We are currently seeking volunteers to be a part of our school store committee. Duties will include store keepers during select lunch time hours, school events, and more! Please email Carissa Civitello for more information.

Annual Walk-A-Thon

The home and school association (HSA) welcomes all of our students and families to the 2018–19 school year! The HSA is kicking off our school-wide events with our annual walk-a-thon on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The walk will start between 12:45 and 1:00 p.m. from the SRS parking lot. Please save the date and join the school community as we celebrate a healthy start for the school year. “Bring on the joy of walking.”

St Rita Walk-A-Thon 2018 - Bring on the Joy of Walking
2018-2019 Handbooks

Our 2018-2019 kindergarten and family handbooks are now posted. We encourage you to read through them and become familiar with our policies and procedures.

Army vs. Air Force Football

Divine Mercy Knights of Columbus invites you to a West Point football experience on Saturday, November 3. The cost is $95 per person and includes a relaxing motor coach ride and sideline seats. Orders and payment are due by Saturday, October 6. Join us for a fun-filled day of football, family, and friends. Please see our West Point football experience flyer for more information.