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

June 7, 2017

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! We can not thank our Parent Group, under the direction of Ellen and Dave Valade, enough for the truly wonderful family BBQ last Friday! The night was perfect in every way! This year is the last year that the Valades will be the chiefs-in-charge of the BBQ, so please also extend special thanks to them for their years of dedication to this event!

Thanks also go to Marie Laplante ’10, Connor Prangley ’10, and Meredith Hall ’10 for visiting with our 6th grade students today during their retreat and sharing their mission trip experience in Africa!


Thanks, too, go to Fr. Mike Zgonc and Mr. Ryan Amazeen for visiting our 5th grade yesterday! Fr. Mike is the pastor at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Londonderry and Ryan is a seminarian at St. John's Seminary in Boston serving his summer assignment at St. Mark's.


NEW! BBQ Coolers -- We still have several coolers left from the BBQ! If you are missing your cooler, please stop on by the lobby to pick it up! Thanks!


UPDATED! Private ToursSchool may be ending next week, 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.


THIS WEEK and NEXT! Last Days of School – Oh my goodness…it’s just about time!

  • THIS WEEK! PreK and Kdg will have their last day THIS Friday, June 9. This will be a half day.
  • THIS WEEK! Grade 6 will finish their last day of school TOMORROW, 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.
  • NEXT WEEK! 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 .


THIS WEEK! Last Week for Milk – THIS 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!


NEXT WEEK! End of School Prayer Service –Our final Prayer Service of the school year will take place next Wednesday, June 14 at 9:15 AM. 5V is preparing


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!


THIS WEEK! 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 THIS Friday, June 9 at 7:00 PM in the church. The event will include a full mass followed by the awarding of diplomas.


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!


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)


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!)


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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