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

July 12, 2017

Exciting Faculty Changes! We are thrilled to announce several faculty changes for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year! Two of our teachers will be in new grades and we are welcoming one new teacher to our St. Chris community:

Jessica Rankins will be moving from Prekindergarten to 2nd grade. Mrs. Rankins has been with St. Christopher for three years as the PreK R teacher. She is excited about the challenges of 2nd grade students and has been working closely with her new 2nd grade partner, Nicole Jacques, to create a fun and challenging year ahead for her students.


Elise Jodry, who joined the faculty late last year as a long-term sub in 2nd grade, will be moving to the PreK level. Ms. Jodrey was previously a teacher in the Nashua Public Schools and has over 10 years of experience working at several different grade levels, with her primary focus being Kindergarten.  She 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.


Lisa Duffy will be joining us as a Prekindergarten teacher with extensive experience teaching young children.  Although Mrs. Duffy has taught at several grade levels, her focus is on Early Childhood.  Her past experience includes being a director/teacher at a Catholic childcare center.  Mrs. Duffy is a graduate of U Mass Amherst with a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University.


PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Playground Play Dates will be here soon! – 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 Uniform Flyer – Red Brick Clothing, our new uniform supplier, has supplied us with a handy-dandy visual guide to our St. Chris uniforms! This guide is a quick and easy way to see what is and isn’t allowed under our uniform policy. You can find it HERE . Uniforms can be ordered online from Red Brick HERE. Please note a couple of changes being made to the uniform policy:


For Boys:

-- Boys’ socks must be solid white, navy, or black.


For Girls:

- The white peter pan collared shirt may only be worn with the jumper. It cannot be worn with the skort or skirt.

- Girls must wear either white or navy blue knee socks or tights only with their daily uniform. Ankle socks only allowed with the gym uniform.

- Leggings and footless tights are not allowed. However, girls may wear black or blue bicycle shorts under the skirt or jumper, as long as the shorts are not longer than the jumper/skirt.


2017-2018 School Calendar – It may seem early, but be sure you marked your calendar yet for these important back to school dates!

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 – And while you are looking ahead, the Back to School Supply and Required Reading List can be found HERE!


Private Tours – The school may be a bit messy as we prepare for Fall 2017, but we are still giving tours and enrolling new students!  If you know someone who would love a St. Chris education, send them our way! Private tours with the wonderful Jackie Langenfeld can be scheduled for almost any day! To arrange, please have the prospective families call Jackie at 882-774, ext. 114.


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.

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