A summary of the week's news, upcoming events and friendly reminders...

June 14, 2017

July 31 PreK Playground Play Date – 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Playground

August 1 Kdg Playground Play Date – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Playground

August 7 PreK Playground Play Date – 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Playground

August 8 Kdg Playground Play Date – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM - Playground

August 14 PreK Playground Play Date – 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Playground

August 15 Kdg Playground Play Date – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM - Playground

August 21 PreK Playground Play Date – 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Playground

August 22 Kdg Playground Play Date – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM - Playground

August 28 - Meet the Teacher -- 9:00-11:00 AM (this is an optional drop-in opportunity for parents and students to informally visit their new classrooms)

August 29 -- First day for grades K-6

August 31 -- PreK Orientation (children and parents)--  9:15 AM – Church Hall

August 31 -- New Parent Orientation -- 7:00 PM – Church Hall

September 1-4 -- No School/Labor Day Weekend

September 5 -- PreK First Day

September 11 – Independence Day (all students enter the school on their own!)

September 13 -- Parent Information Night (one parent per child must attend) – 6:30 PM -- Church


Thank You! On this very last day of school, we simply want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to EVERYONE for a fantastic school year! St. Christopher School is an extraordinary place because of the efforts of so many….students, parents, alumni, staff, and faculty. Have a wonderful summer!


Private ToursSchool may be out for the summer, but we will continue giving private tours to all those who are interested! Spread the word at all the camps, parties, bbq’s, and other fun events you attend this summer! Private tours with the wonderful Jackie Langenfeld can be scheduled for most any time the school is open over the summer! To arrange, please have the prospective families call Jackie at 882-774, ext. 114.


NEW! Terra Nova Results -- Our Terra Nova results, as well as those at all other schools across the Diocese, have been delayed due to an issue with the test publisher, CTB McGraw Hill, which was recently acquired by Data Recognition Corporation. Please see the letter of explanation and apology from CTB/DRM HERE . We have been notified that the Diocese anticipates the test results will be available soon. When they arrive here at school, we will mail them directly to each student's home and will send an email to let you know to expect them.


New! Library News – Summer Reading -- If you are wondering about new books for your child to read over the summer, or summer reading programs check out Mrs. Noon's Library class page HERE.  A summer reading list is included ranging from Birth through 8th grade. Happy Summer and Happy Reading!


NEW! School Survey -- As parents will remember, we sent a survey to parents as part of our Feasibility Study...thank you to all who participated! Because we honor our parents' time, we will not be sending a school survey this Spring. However, if parents have suggestions and comments, we WELCOME them! Please email Mrs. Clarke at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ! Many thanks!


Band and Fiddle Squad for Fall 2018 – Band Director David Bailey and Fiddle Squad Director Alison Bailey invite all students who will be in grades 3-6 in the Fall to consider joining Band and/or Fiddle Squad! Music is a fun and exciting way for students to expand their academic experience, make new friends, and build self-esteem (among MANY other benefits!). More information on the Band can be found HERE and Fiddle Squad can be found HERE .


Hot Lunch Volunteers for 2017-2018 – It’s never too early to start planning our Hot Lunch program for next year. Those interested in participating as volunteers in next year’s Hot Lunch are asked to take a moment to complete and return the volunteer form HERE . Over 100 volunteers are needed each year to run the Hot Lunch program and completing this form now gives us a good idea of how many slots we need to fill in the Fall. Thanks!


Summer Skills Workbooks – If you missed the Summer Skills workbook order through the school, don’t worry! You can still order them as individuals through the publisher’s website at SummerSkills.com. Your child has worked hard and make great academic progress this summer…help him or her keep those skills sharp over the summer!


Summer Office Hours – During the summer, the school office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30-11:30 AM. Please come to the front door and ring the bell as usual and someone will let you in the building and meet you downstairs! We will also be closed during the week of July 3-7.


PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Playground Play Dates – August is Playground Play Date month for our PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students! All children entering PreKindergarten are welcome to stop by the playground on the last Monday of July (July 31) and the 1st three Mondays in August (7, 14, and 21) from 9:00 – 10:00 AM and those entering Kindergarten are welcome to come by on the 1st four Tuesdays in August (1, 8, 15 and 22). This is a great time for the kids…and parents (!)….to make important connections with friends before the school year begins! Please join us!


Back to School Supply and Required Reading List – More Fall news! The Back to School Supply and Required Reading List can be downloaded HERE .


Box Tops for Education -- Box Tops don't take summer vacation! So please keep clipping--and collecting--over summer break. Every single Box Top goes to supporting St. Chris and every single one makes a difference! Please send in any you've collected before the last day of school and we look forward to seeing your summer Box Top collection in September!

(And speaking of Box Tops….thank you soooo much to Sue Forsyth for coordinating our very successful Box Top program this year, as well as to our parents who assisted in trimming and packaging!)


NEW! Nashua Catholic Golf Tournament – Nashua Catholic Junior High will hold it’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, August 1 at the Amherst Country Club! Please join them for a day of fun-filled action with great golf, friends, raffles, prizes and laughter, all to support a great cause. Golfers of all experiences and skill levels are invited to participate. Please see additional information HERE !


St. Chris Parish Vacation Bible School “A Mighty Fortress” – Students ages 4 through grade 6 are invited to travel back to a time of knights and castles to learn about Jesus as our defender! St. Christopher Parish will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from July 31 through August 4 from 8:30-11:30 AM here in the Church Hall. The cost is just $20 per student and each day will include crafts, snacks, games and other faith-filled activities. To register, please complete the form HERE and return it to the Rectory.


St. Christopher Parish Bulletin – Check out what’s happening at St. Christopher Parish this week by reading the weekly bulletin online at http://www.stchrisparishnh.org/!


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