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

May 31, 2017

May 31 Grades PreK – 2 Spring Concert – 10:00 AM – Church (Doors open at 9:30 AM)

June 1 Cross Country Sign-Up for Fall 2017 – 6:00 PM

June 2 Mass – 9:15 AM – Church – 4D preparing

June 2 BBQ – 5:30-7:00 PM – Back Parking Lot

June 6 Teacher Meeting – 7:45 AM – 5M

June 9 PreK and Kdg Last Day of School

June 9 Graduation – 7:00 PM – Church

June 8 6th Grade Luncheon – 12:00 PM – Church Hall

June 14 End of School Prayer Service – 9:15 AM – 5V preparing

June 14 Early Dismissal and Last Day of School – Grades 1-5

June 14 12:30 PM….SUMMER VACATION!!!

 

Thank You! Special thanks go out to our 5th and 6th grade students who put on a FABULOUS impromptu Talent Show on Friday afternoon when our Field Day was rained out! All of our students were mesmerized by the wide range of talented acts!

 

Admissions News:

We are knee deep in recruiting new families to join our school community for Fall 2017!  History shows that our current happy families are our best resource for bringing in new students and we’d love to partner with YOU in this effort! A number of external factors, including potential full day Kindergarten in Nashua, area charter schools, and decreased birth rates make upcoming Admissions efforts very, very important for keeping our school full of happy children! Please consider joining our Admissions efforts in any of the following ways:

 

Share the good news – What YOU say about our school matters! Potential parents who are looking for a new school spend an enormous amount of time checking out reviews online and are looking to hear from other parents. Take a few minutes and leave a few positive words on any one (or more!) of these popular review websites:

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Great Schools

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Private Tours – Know someone who couldn’t make the May 21 Open House?  We love giving private tours to any family interested in joining the St. Chris community! Private tours with the wonderful Jackie Langenfeld can be scheduled for most any time the school is open and we LOVE to have prospective students visit us for a Shadow Day in the classroom! To arrange, please have the prospective families call Jackie at 882-774, ext. 114.

 

 

Last Days of School – The end of school is coming quickly! Here’s a recap of the important dates:

  • PreK and Kdg will have their last day on Friday, June 9. This will be a half day.
  • Grade 6 will finish their last day of school on June 8 at the conclusion of the Graduation Lunch. The Graduation Mass and Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 9 at 7:00 PM. More details will come from the 6th grade teachers.
  • Grades 1-5 will finish the year on Wednesday, June 14 at 12:30 PM.

 

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 .

 

NEW! Cross Country Registration – It’s time to register for Fall Cross Country! The team is open to all students who will be in grades 2-6 in the Fall (Note – grade 6 students may practice with St. Chris, but will not be able to race with us. They should plan on racing with Nashua Catholic.). Practices will take place on Monday and Wednesdays starting on September 6. Online registration will take place on Sign-Up Genius TOMORROW, THURSDAY, June 1 at 6:00 PM HERE. For safety reasons, the team is limited to 75 runners. Therefore, if your child is interested in participating, you should plan on going online as early as possible.

 

NEW! Last Week for Milk – Next Friday, June 9, will be the last day for the milk program this year! Many thanks to Mrs. Langenfeld for coordinating this throughout the year!

 

Upcoming Masses and Prayer Services – Please join us for any or all of or upcoming masses and prayer services:

  1. THIS WEEK! First Friday Mass on June 2 at 9:15 AM. 4D is preparing.
  2. End of School Prayer Service on June 14 at 9:15 AM. 5V is preparing

 

UPDATED! THIS WEEK! BBQ – Our Parent Group is excited for the annual FREE BBQ for all St. Chris families! THIS Friday, June 2, is the big day... plan on a great time featuring hamburgers, hotdogs and all the sides! This is one BIG party and you aren’t going to want to miss it! Food is served from 5:30 – 7:00 PM! Uber-popular DJ Ryan will be back spinning the tunes! Here’s a few reminders for the evening:

  • Please bring your own chairs…The picnic tables and grassy areas are kept off-limits for safety sake, so be sure to bring something to sit on while enjoying your yummy food!
  • Keep an eye on your kids…this is a popular event and can get very crowded! We want everyone to relax and have a good time, but safety is paramount!
  • Be patient…The lines for hamburgs and hotdogs can get a little long sometimes, but rest assured that our volunteer dads are grilling as fast as they can! Waiting in line is a great time to chat with all your St. Chris friends and make some summer play date plans!
  • Clean up….many hands make light work! Please be sure to throw away any trash you see laying around…and if you are around at the end of the evening, we’d LOVE your help cleaning up tables, grills, trash, etc.!
  • And most importantly….HAVE A GREAT TIME!!

 

NEW! 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 the volunteer form in this week’s paper News. 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!

 

NEW! 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!

 

NEW! 6th Grade Graduation – Come wish our 6th grade students well as they begin the exciting next phase of their educational journey! Graduation will take place on Friday, June 9 at 7:00 PM in the church. The event will include a full mass followed by the awarding of diplomas.

 

NEW! 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.

 

NEW! 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!

 

NEW! 2017-2018 School CalendarAnd…just as we are ending THIS school year, it’s time to start thinking ahead to next year’s schedule! Please note important dates for the first few weeks of school:

August 28 - Meet the Teacher, 9:00-11:00 AM (this is a 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

August 31 -- New Parent Orientation @ 7:00 PM

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)

 

NEW! Back to School Supply Lists – NEW! Back to School Supply and Required Reading List – More Fall news! The Back to School Supply and Required Reading List is included in this week’s paper News or can be downloaded HERE .

 

NEW! 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!)

 

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.

 

NEW! St. Christopher Parish Youth Group -- We had a great time at the Youth Group Preview Night, playing games and talking about our favorite (and least favorite) things about being Catholic. For any 6th graders interested in youth group who couldn't make the preview night, we'll be meeting again on Saturday, June 3rd, at the Parish of the Resurrection in Nashua. We've been invited by their youth group to attend the 4pm Mass and stay with them for games and make-your-own pizzas afterwards. Hope to see you there! For any questions email Emily Murphy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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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