|A summary of the week's news, upcoming events and friendly reminders...|
March 24 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM – 5V preparing
March 24 Lion King Jr – 7:00 PM – Nashua Catholic Jr. High
March 29 Paper Wednesday News
March 31 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM – 4D preparing
Thank You! Thank you’s go to our Faith Outreach Committee and Mrs. Noon for the fabulous Lenten bulletin board in the lobby! The board features a Lenten promise from each our students…it’s so inspirational to read these sweet messages! Next time you are in the lobby, stop by and take a look!
NEW! Mrs. Crow – It is with great sadness that we have had to bid goodbye to Mrs. Crow this week. Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Mrs. Crow will be unable to finish out the year with second grade. We thank her for her dedication to her students and to St. Chris and wish her well in all her future endeavors!
We are fortunate to welcome Mrs. Elise Jodrey to second grade. Mrs. Jodrey was a teacher in the Nashua Public Schools and has over 10 years of experience working at several different grade levels. Mrs. Jodrey is a graduate of Rivier University where she received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is also certified in Elementary Education with the State of NH. Please take a moment to welcome Mrs. Jodrey when you see her in the halls!
Auction Bid Numbers – Did you take your Auction bid number home by accident? We use them year after year, but are missing quite a few of the numbers after Saturday’s event! If you still have yours, please send it in to school to Marta’s attention. Thanks!
NEW! Diocesan-Wide Event – Please click HERE to read a letter from our Superintendent of Schools, David Thibault, regarding the upcoming Diocesan-wide convocation event at Delta Dental Stadium. More details and permission slips will be forthcoming, but we will be taking our Kindergarten through sixth grade students on this field trip!
THIS WEEK! Lion King, Jr!– Drama Club’s production of the Lion King, Jr. is TOMORROW! This sure-to-be-fabulous production will take place Friday, March 24 at 7:00 PM at Nashua Catholic Junior High School. While no tickets are no longer available at the school, there will be plenty available at the door tomorrow evening. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Can’t wait to see the show!
Family Dance Tickets – Our 3rd Annual Family Dance will take place on April 1 at St. Patrick’s Gym from 6:00-8:00 PM! This is a great family night with dancing, snacks, raffle prizes, and FUN! Tickets are just $5 per family! You can download a ticket order form HERE .
NEW! Lifetouch Spring Photos – All students should have brought home their Lifetouch Spring Portrait package yesterday! As a reminder, you are not obligated to purchase these photos. However, if you choose not to purchase the photos, you must return the package to school by April 21…these are not free to keep. If you choose to purchase the portraits, please make your payment by April 21 as well! You may have noticed in the Lifetouch materials that if at least 90% of the student portrait packages are either purchased or returned to school, we will receive a complimentary bicycle from Lifetouch. Our plan is to use the bike for a free student raffle sometime in the near future…a great prize for our amazing students!
NEXT WEEK! FREE Lions Eye Screening – The Southington, CT Lions Club will be here at St. Chris performing FREE eye screening for our students next Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28. The Lions are fully trained in the use of the eye screening equipment and will be screening for a variety of conditions. There is no physical contact with the child and no eye drops are administered. To participate, students must return the permission form HERE by Monday, March 27.
NEXT WEEK! Music in Our Catholic Schools Concert – The St. Christopher Bands and Fiddle Squads will be joining student musicians from Nashua Catholic Jr High and Bishop Guertin High School in a free concert at Bishop Guertin High School next Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 PM. Please come support our musicians and hear beautiful music performed by Catholic school students from 3rd grade through high school! All students who attend will receive a Free Dress pass for a future school date.
After Care on Fridays during Lent – The parish is once again holding their terrific Fish Dinners on Fridays during Lent, so our After Care will be relocated to 1st grade on all Fridays during Lent. Please go to the 1st grade doors to pick up your children!
NEXT WEEK! Annual Fund Deadline– This is it! Next Friday, March 31, is the last day to make an Annual Fund donation and have listed on the Honor Roll of Donors! Gifts received by March 31, 2017 will appear on the Honor Roll that is distributed to parents, friends, and alumni of St. Chris as part of our summer News and Notes publication. Donations of all sizes are welcome…but most of all, we appreciate your participation! Donations may be sent in to the school office or mailed to the school office to the attention of Mrs. Clarke. Donations can also be made quickly and easily online HERE!
Uniform Company Change – We are pleased to announce that Red Brick Clothing Company is now the official uniform provider for St. Christopher School. Red Brick is located at 17 Dracut Rd, Hudson, NH 03051. Red Brick's website can be found HERE.
Private Tours – Our next Open House isn’t until May, but that doesn’t mean potential families can’t come visit us and see what great things St. Christopher School offers them! 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.
Stations of the Cross – Lent is here! We will be continuing our Lenten tradition here at St. Chris by holding the Stations of the Cross every Friday. Stations are presented by various classes and take place in the morning or afternoon, dependent upon the school schedule for the day. Please check the school calendar for specific times and join us for this most meaningful Lenten observance!
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/!
NEW! St. Christopher Parish Living Last Supper – The St. Christopher Parish Music Ministry will present the Living Last Supper, a musical presentation of our Lord’s last meal, on Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 PM in the church. This is a wonderful way to mark Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Families are invited!
K of C Lenten Friday Fish Dinners -- Knights of Columbus from St. Patrick and St. Christopher Parishes are serving Baked Fish Dinners on the following remaining Fridays during Lent: March 24, 31 and April 7. The dinners are served from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at St. Christopher’s Church Hall, 62 Manchester Street, Nashua. The menu includes a generous portion of baked fish, baked potato, vegetable, coleslaw, rolls, beverage and selections from our famous dessert table. Cost is $11. Pizza is available at $2.00. Take-out orders can be placed by calling 717-4980. Our snow cancellation policy is that dinners will be cancelled when Nashua schools are cancelled due to inclement weather. Stations of the Cross and Confessions are held in St. Christopher Church following the dinners.
NH CATHOLIC YOUTHFEST – Sometimes, God can seem like nothing more than a subject in school. We learn about Him, but it can be hard to experience Him and His infinite love. If you’re searching for God’s powerful love in your life, you’re not alone. Hundreds of other young people like you come to find God at NH Catholic Youthfest. It’s a day jam-packed with upbeat worship music, passionate speakers, dynamic Eucharistic adoration, and sharing your faith journey with your friends. The St. Chris Youth Group is putting together a group of Nashua-area 6, 7, and 8th grade students to attend this powerful experience of God, and we’re inviting all St. Chris sixth graders to join us.
Youthfest will be held at St. Anselm College on Saturday, May 6th from 9am to 6:30pm. Permission forms and cost ($35) are due to the office on Friday April 7th, in an envelope marked “Attn: Emily Murphy – Youthfest.” Permission slips can be found at http://stchrisparishnh.org/ under “NH CATHOLIC YOUTHFEST.” For any questions email Emily Murphy.
TODAY! March of Dimes Fundraisier – St. Chris families are invited to support the March of Dimes by visiting the Nashua Shorty’s today, Thursday, March 23rd all day or order takeout with friends and family! The March of Dimes will receive 15% of the total sales if you tell your server you’re there for the March of Dimes!
Can’t go but want to support the March of Dimes? Join Team O’Malley for 2017 March for Babies Team on May 7th at Merrimack Outlets! Visit them online at www.marchforbabies.org/team/omalley.
Hot Lunch Volunteers – Hot Lunch volunteers should make sure to mark your calendars with your scheduled hot lunch days. The volunteer and shopper schedules can be found on the Hot Lunch page of the website. If you are unable to work a day you are scheduled, please try to find a replacement. We count on each and every volunteer. Thank you to all the volunteers for adhering to the Health Dept requirements. Paper hats are available if you forget to bring your own!
Upcoming Hot Lunch Volunteer Schedule: