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November 11, 2009

Wednesday News

November 11, 2009

November 11                                       No School

November 13                                       8:00 a.m. Auction Committee Meeting (library)

8:30 a.m. Poinsettia Orders Due

8:45 a.m. Faith Outreach Committee (Pennell Center)

12:00 p.m. KN Take Your Parents to Lunch (Church Hall)

6:00 p.m. PBS Energy Conservation Program (Church Hall)

November 17                                       7:00 p.m. Healthy St. Chris Meeting (library)

November 18                                       7:30 a.m. School Board (Church Hall)

7:00 p.m. Parents Group (Church Hall)

November 20                                       8:30 a.m. Room Parent Meeting (library)

9:30 a.m. Weatherman Kevin Skarupa visit (Church Hall)

12:00 p.m. KH Take Your Parents to Lunch (Church Hall)

Mondays and Thursdays – Advanced Band 7:45 to 8:45 AM

Tuesdays and Fridays   - Beginner Band 7:45 to 8:45 AM

Potential Bus Service for North and West of Nashua -- Do you live in any of the communities North and/or West of the city of Nashua (Milford, Merrimack, Bedford, etc.)? St. Christopher School and Nashua Catholic are preparing to begin bus service to these communities, beginning Sept. 2010! To help us prepare, we're asking parents from those communities to complete an online survey by November 13, which can be found here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/195186/st-chris-nashua-catholic-bus-survey-2

The survey should take less than two minutes to complete. We appreciate your feedback!

PBS Energy Conservation NightDon’t forget the PBS night this Friday, November 13 in the Church Hall! We’ll be looking at Energy Conservation through a number of parent/child activities, followed by an Autumn-inspired snack! All families and children are welcome. Our PBS nights are always a lot of fun and a great way to spend a few hours with your children! Thanks to our Parent Group for bringing PBS night back to St. Chris again!

Nashua Catholic Open House for 6th Grade Students and ParentsNashua Catholic Regional Junior High will be holding two Open Houses in the coming month for potential 7th and 8th grade students and their parents. The first will take place on  Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Principal’s address begins at 6:00 p.m. in the gym). The second will take place Sunday, December 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Faculty and tours will be available during both Open Houses. Explore the possibilities at Nashua Catholic!

Applebee’s Thank YouMany thanks from our Parent Group to all of the parents who turned out to our delicious Applebee’s breakfast…both to work and to eat!

Poinsettia Orders – Be sure to order your florist-quality, absolutely beautiful Poinsettias for the holidays! These gorgeous plants are being sold by the Parents Group as a fundraiser to help them bring enrichment programs to the students of St. Chris. Poinsettias will be available for pick-up in the Church Hall on December 10, the day of the Christmas programs. Orders should be in to the office by Tuesday, November 10. Order forms are available in the Documents and Forms section of the website.

Christmas is Coming… And lots of plans are underway for an eventful Advent here at St. Chris! Look for more details and the schedule for the Christmas Shopping event in the paper Wednesday News during week of Thanksgiving. In the meantime, we need your help:

Christmas Shopping for Kids: The elves are busy shopping and crafting in preparation for our shopping extravaganza on December 3 & 4. To help them prepare, they are requesting the following:

  • Prizes for the ever-popular Raffle Table (please attach a completed Raffle Items Request form, found in the Documents and Forms section of the website)
  • Gift bags, gift bags, and more gift bags! We will no longer be using flat or rolled paper to wrap gifts – instead we will be using the much quicker gift bags and tissue. Tissue paper and self-stick gift tags would also be appreciated.


Angel Wings: We are still in need of 18 pairs of angel wings for an upcoming Christmas program! If you have a pair of angel wings that you would like to donate, it would be most appreciated. Please send them into Marta Nissen. Thanks!

Special Lunch Help Needed: On Friday, November 13 and Friday, November 20, we will be holding special “Take your Parent to Lunch” pizza parties for our kindergarten students and their parents. Volunteers are needed to help serve the lunch, from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. This is in addition to our regular lunch service. If anyone who can help on either or both days would send an email to Marta Nissen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , it would be most appreciated!

Parish and School Grounds Clean-up Day – In order to get the property ready for winter, St. Christopher Parish and School are holding a Clean-up Day on November 14 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Volunteers are needed to help rake, trim hedge, blow leaves and other general fall clean-up activities. If you have a rake, please bring it.

Hot Lunch Orders – If you have not placed your December Hot Lunch order online yet, please be sure to do so by November 15. Payment for the month is due by November 20. Thank you!

Elderly Outreach -- The St. Christopher School community will be collecting items for the New Hampshire Division of the Elderly and Adult Services in Nashua.  The people the Division serve are local folks that are in need of some of the most basic necessities.  This outreach is one that we have sponsored for the past four years and we hope that you will be able to assist us.  The list of the needed items is listed by grade below.  Collection dates are November 9th through November 18th – boxes will be placed in each classroom. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.


Pre-K              Pasta

KH                  Box of Tissues

KN                  Paper Towels

1D                   Bar Soap

1M                   Liquid Hand Soap

2T                    Toilet Paper

2W                  Boxed Macaroni & Cheese

3G                   Healthy Soups

3M                   Dish Detergent

4T                    Kitchen Trash Bags

5C                   Shampoo

5M                   Large Trash Bags

6E                    Laundry Detergent

6W                  Laundry Detergent


Many thanks for whatever help you can give.  Please also remember these folks in your prayers.

Nearly Half-Way There: What a great start!  Adding the Box Tops funds from last spring (after the mailing deadline for 08-09 school year) to what we have collected so far this academic year, we are almost half-way to our goal.  Total to date is $598.30 and our goal is $1200.  Keep up the good work.

Hot Lunch Volunteers – Thank you for volunteering for the hot lunch program.  We appreciate your time and look forward to another successful year.  Volunteers are asked to arrive by 11:15 AM.  There is preparation that needs to be completed before serving begins.  Please bring a cap to wear (required by NH Dept. of Health).  We have aprons and gloves.  Also, it is essential that you find a substitute if you are unable to make your scheduled day.  Again, thank you very much for all your help and cooperation!

Thurs., Nov. 12 Jacinta Lang

Kathy Moraros

Kelley Sewell

Jennifer Swabowicz


Fri, Nov. 13 Tammy Fahey

Troy Nickerson

Nick Dahl

Doug Prangley

Thomas McElwain


Mon, Nov.16 Jane Martin

Chris Barrett

Rex Atwood

Holly Turner

Patricia Taylor

Kristin Wilson


Tues, Nov. 17 Carol Laplante

Janet Murphy

Paula MacLellan

Sari Fechke


Weds, Nov. 18 Patty Longo

Mary Jane King

Paul Jacobi

Sue Dee

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