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

May 10, 2017

May 11 Used Book and Uniform Sale – 3:30 – 5:30 PM – Church Hall

May 12 Used Book Sale – All students visit – Parents welcome – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Church Hall

May 12 Progress Reports Sent Home

May 16 Diocesan Convocation -- Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester

May 17 Teacher Appreciation Lunch

May 17 Progress Reports due back to school

May 19 May Crowning – 9:15 AM – Church

May 21 Parish/School Mass – 10:00 AM – Church – Followed by Coffee Hour

May 21 Open House for Prospective Students – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

May 22 Fine Arts Festival – 6:00 PM – Church

May 23 Grades 3-6 Spring Concert – 10:00 AM – Church (Doors open at 9:30 AM)

May 24 Walk to School – 8:10 AM – Sargent Ave Park

May 24 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Lobby

May 24 Parent Group Meeting – 7:00 PM – Library

May 25 Ascension Thursday Mass – 9:15 AM – Church – 3rd Grade Preparing

May 26 Hot Lunch Ends

May 26 Field Day & Fun Run – 12:40 PM – Sargent Ave Park

May 29 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

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

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! Thank you to April Savino for organizing yesterday’s successful Project Safeguard event for our 6th grade students, as well as the 6th grade from Infant Jesus School! Students and parents enjoyed the day immensely!

 

UPDATED! Diocesan-Wide Consecration Event – Less than a week until our all-school field trip to the Diocesan Consecration on May 16! Please note the following:

Students are asked to bring a small snack and small bottle of water in a paper bag to take with us on the bus to Manchester. The bag must be separate from the child’s lunch and should have the child’s name on it. The bag, snack, and water must be disposable so that we can throw everything away at the ballpark. We will be eating the snack after the Consecration event, but before we board the buses back to Nashua.

 

PreK will eat lunch here at the school at the regular time. The remainder of the students will eat lunch when they return to school. If your child ordered Hot Lunch, he or she will receive it back at school after the event. Students who are packing lunch that day will leave their lunch here and will also eat when they return.

 

Since we will be representing St. Christopher School at this event, we cordially request that students wear their best uniforms! Please be sure that your child’s uniform is in tip-top shape and conforms to our uniform standards. Thank you soooo much for helping us look good!

 

Please remember that those students who are not attending the Consecration event will be out of school for the entire day. This is for the children’s safety. All of our kindergarten through grade 6 teachers, as well as most of the staff, will be at the event and we cannot predict what time we will be returning to school. Therefore, there would be no teacher or staff available at the school to supervise children who arrive for the afternoon only. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause!

 

NEW! Fidget Toys We’ve seen a large influx of students bringing the newest “in” thing to school…Fidget Toys. Because they are a toy, and toys are not allowed in school, please be sure that your child does not bring them to school at any time. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Clarke at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thanks!

 

CONGRATULATIONS! – 6th grade teacher Miss Mary Lou Wefers has been selected as one of three finalists for the St. Jean Baptist de la Salle - 2017 Teacher of the Year Award for the Diocese of Manchester Schools. We are so excited for Miss Wefers to be in the running for this award and are thrilled that she has received the recognition she deserves as an incredible teacher! The award will be presented at the first annual Recognizing Excellence Awards Gala at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord on June 22, 2017. Tickets to the Gala are available online at CatholicSchoolsNH.org/gala for $75. “Shout-out” advertising space in support of Miss Wefers is also available in the program with prices ranging from $75 to $200. Please contact Marta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for advertising information.

 

NEW! More Congratulations! In addition to the selection of Miss Wefers as a finalist for Teacher of the Year, we are pleased to announce several other exciting nominations and finalists for the upcoming Diocesan Recognizing Excellence Awards! Please join us in congratulating:

Current students Sage Underwood and Caroline Graybill and alumni students Charlene Amarello and Caroline Vanderburgh who were named finalists in the Crowning of Mary essay contest. Although a student from another school was chosen the winner, we are so proud of our students and alumni for being in the top 5 essays from a pool of 254 entries!

 

Mrs. Cindy Clarke, who was nominated for The Spirit of St. Elizabeth Seton Award 2017 NH Catholic School Leader of the Year award.

 

Miss Karen Narkis, who was nominated for The Spirit of St. John Baptist de la Salle 2017 NH Catholic School Teacher of the Year award.

 

NEW! 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:

 

 

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Promote Our Open House for Prospective Students – The Spring Open House for Prospective Students will take place following the Parish/School Mass and Coffee Hour on May 21, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. If you know of someone who is interested in a St. Chris education for their child, this is a GREAT opportunity for them to stop in and take a look around! Our knowledgeable tour guides will show visitors around the school, and Mrs. Clarke and many teachers will be available to answer any questions.  Parents are also welcome to escort any friends or family who are interested in attending the school…and give them the inside scoop on all things St. Chris! Pre-registration is not required for the Open House and it is on a drop-on basis, but parents are welcome to call Jackie Langenfeld for more information at 882-7442, ext. 114.

 

Are you on Facebook? If so, share our Open House event on your page or on any community group pages you belong to! You can find the event on our school Facebook page HERE!

 

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:

Facebook (You’ll need to be signed in to Facebook first)

Private School Review

Great Schools

Yelp

Google Reviews (You’ll need to be signed in to a Google account first)

 

Private Tours – Know someone who can’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.

 

NEW! Help Needed…Hot Lunch Volunteer Coordinator – Looking for a volunteer job that you can do from home but has a HUGE impact? We are in need of a Hot Lunch Volunteer Coordinator for the 2017-2018 school year! This position is responsible for scheduling Hot Lunch volunteers for the year, as well as communicating any important information to volunteers during the year. The current coordinator is unable to continue in the role, but is more than willing to train her replacement over the next couple of weeks so the Hot Lunch program is ready to roll in the Fall! If you are interested, please contact Marta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . ASAP!

 

NEW! THIS WEEK! Faith Outreach Committee Meeting – The Faith Outreach Committee will meet for the final time for the year THIS Friday, May 12 at 9:00 AM. They are looking for new members to join in planning service projects, Vocation Day, and other spiritual activities. No need to be Catholic!

 

New! Chess Club News -- This Friday (12th May) will be the last day of the Chess Club for this academic year. We had a wonderful participation this year. Children were excited and learned the basics of the game. The coaches hope they had fun and gained some thinking skills along the way! Tournament participants who haven't collected their participation certificate should collect it on Friday 12th during the club time.

 

NEW! LIBRARY NEWS -- Wow!  Over 60 new books were ordered this year in honor of our students’ birthdays! This is your last chance to order a birthday book for this year.  Please submit your child's name to Mrs. Noon ASAP so a birthday book can be ordered. Thank you!

 

Last Days of School – Who’s looking ahead to summer vacation? We are! We are! And we’ve set our dates for the last day of school!

  • 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.

 

Spring Parish/School Mass and Coffee Hour – Come give thanks for the long-awaited Spring with your St. Chris friends at our annual Spring Parish/School Mass and Coffee Hour on Sunday, May 21 at 10:00 AM! Families from ALL parishes are invited to attend Mass and enjoy a coffee and donut afterwards. Students who attend Mass in school uniform will receive a Free Dress pass for the next day, May 22.

 

THIS WEEK! Used Book SaleOur Parent Group will be holding its annual Used Book and Uniform Sale on May 11 and 12, and collection boxes are now available in each classroom. Donations of books, cd’s, dvd’s, and uniforms are most welcome! All students will be visiting the Book Sale on May 12 and parents are welcome, too! To see when your child will be visiting the Book Fair, click HERE ! Books are 50¢ and all uniform pieces are $2.00.

NEW! Book Sale Volunteers Needed – Love books? Need some uniform pieces? Get first dibs on all the great ones by volunteering at our Used Book Sale this week! Please see the Sign Up Genius HERE to see what shifts are available!

 

Spring Concerts – Hard to believe, but it’s almost time for our Spring Concerts! Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

May 22 @ 6:00 PM        Fine Arts Spring Festival             St. Christopher Church

May 23 @ 10:00 AM      Grades 3-6 Spring Concert          St. Christopher Church (Doors open at 9:30 AM)

May 31 @ 10:00 AM      Grades PreK-2 Spring Concert      St. Christopher Church (Doors open at 9:30 AM)

 

Online Uniform Ordering – Red Brick Clothing, our new uniform provider, is pleased to announce that they are now able to accept online ordering of St. Chris uniforms! To order, visit Red Brick HERE!

 

Walk to School Day – Let’s practice healthy habits and have some fun by walking to school together on May 24! Gather at Sargent Ave Park at by 8:10 AM and walk over to school with our very own Sparky! Parents and friends are welcome to walk with us!

 

Volunteer/Parent Brunch – As the year comes to a close, the teachers and staff of St. Chris would like to thank all of YOU for everything that you’ve done over the year to make St. Chris such a wonderful place! Please join us for an informal Volunteer/Parent Brunch prepared by our faculty/staff in the lobby immediately following our Walk to School Day event on May 24.  Don’t be modest…just come on by for a cup of coffee, a light brunch buffet, and our thanks!

 

2017-2018 School Calendar -- Looking ahead to school starting in the Fall? (eeek!) HERE 's the official school calendar for 2017-2018!

 

Field Day/Fun Run – The always fun Field Day/Fun Run is just a few weeks away! On the afternoon of May 26, all of our students will be walking over to Sargent Ave Park for the Field Day/Fun Run events. We’ll need lots and lots and lots of volunteers to make the event a success! Volunteers are needed both for preparation in the morning and to run the event in the afternoon. We are also in need of tents and coolers. To volunteer or loan your tent and/or cooler for the day, please contact Coach at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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

  1. Ascension Thursday Mass on May 25 at 9:15 AM. 3rd grade will be preparing the mass.
  2. School/Parish Sunday Mass on May 21 at 10:00 AM. Coffee Hour to follow and all students in uniform earn a Free Dress Day.
  3. First Friday Mass on June 2 at 9:15 AM. 4D is preparing.
  4. End of School Prayer Service on June 14 at 9:15 AM. 5V is preparing

 

BBQ – Our Parent Group is hard at work planning the annual FREE BBQ for all St. Chris families! Mark your calendar for Friday, June 2 and 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!

 

May Crowning -- Our traditional May Crowning will be held Friday, May 19 at 9:15 AM. The procession to the church will take place outside, weather permitting, and the ceremony will include the traditional crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

 

Nashua PAL Force Football and Spirit -- Nashua PAL Force football and spirit registration is being held on May 6and June 3 from 9-11am.  We offer programs for children ages 5-14 that reside in the Nashua High School North district.  Registration location is St. Pat's Gym on Main Street. Please park at the court house.  You can register online at www.nhyfsc.org.  Contact Jaclyn Leonardi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.

 

NEW! The Patriots are coming to Nashua to coach a NON -CONTACT football clinic! The kids will be coached by former PATRIOTS PLAYERS - how cool is that! The clinic will take place on Friday, June 16th from 6:00 - 9:00pm at Stellos Stadium.

Open to GIRLS and BOYS ages 9-14. View the flyer HERE and register HERE!

 

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/!

 

Hot Lunch Volunteers – Hot Lunch volunteers should make sure to mark your calendars with your scheduled hot lunch days. The volunteer 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 by consulting the sub list on the school website. 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:

 

Thursday, 5/11

Ana Veiga

Lisa DeCastro

Amelia Billingsley

 

Friday, 5/12

David Savino

Billy Billingsley

Lisa Blanchard

Catherine McQuaid

 

Monday, 5/15

Heather Fauteux

Alicia Maffei

Debbie Duncan

Marilyn Hogan

 

Tuesday, 5/16

Jane Karageorge

Louie Juris

Joe Lamere

Jenn Lang

 

Wednesday, 5/17

Beth Dargin

Mary Eyssallenne

Christa Grant

Emily Uong

 

 
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