February 15, 2017

Feb. 15 Hot Lunch ordering ends at midnight

Feb. 16 Tiger Anti-Bullying Program – 9:15 AM – Church Hall

Feb. 17 Auction Committee Meeting – 8:00 AM – Church Hall

Feb. 20 NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day

NEW! Feb. 22 Progress Reports Issued

Feb. 22 Paper Wednesday News

Feb. 24 Signed Progress Reports Due to School

Feb. 27-March 5 NO SCHOOL – Winter Vacation


Thank You! This week’s thank you’s go to Lorrice Bedard who has put in an extraordinary amount of time working with our students on several of their amazing Auction projects! Her organizational skills are topnotch! Keep an eye on our Facebook page HERE for a sneak peek of all our projects over the next couple of weeks!

NEW! Progress Reports – Due to the snow days this week and last, we have postponed Progress Report distribution until next Wednesday, February 22. Signed Progress Reports will be due back to school by Friday, February 24.


NEW! Registrations OVERDUE -- If you have not yet completed the online registration for ANY child who will be a student at St. Christopher School in Fall 2018, your registration is now OVERDUE. We are currently draftng our budget for the next school year and tuition is based on the number of enrolled students for 2018. Because late registrations can not be counted towards our enrollment numbers in the budget, every late registration causes our tuition rate to be higher. If you are intending to send your child/children to the school in the Fall but have not registered, please contact Marta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an updated online link. For further registration or financial aid information, please contact Mrs. Clarke at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


NEW! Uniform Company Change We are pleased to announce that starting March 1, Red Brick Clothing Company will be the official uniform provider for St. Christopher School. Red Brick is located at 17 Dracut Rd, Hudson, NH 03051 and their website can be found HERE.


THIS WEEK! Tiger Anti-Bullying Program – Let’s try this yet AGAIN! The Tiger anti-bullying program from Plymouth State will be here to speak to students in grades 1-6 THIS Thursday, February 16 at 9:15 AM. Let’s hope the third time’s the charm!






We’re all mad for St. Chris!

Just 3 weeks left before the Mad Hatter’s Bash!


Invitations: Don’t be late! We have sold over 75% of the available Auction tickets….get yours today! You can return your RSVP card to school with your child or in the mail or you can register online HERE on the school website!


Seating: Auction seats are preassigned…so the sooner you get your RSVP in, the easier it is for us to seat you with your friends! Have a large group who wants to sit together? No problem! Groups of 10 or 12 people can reserve a table by contacting Ellen Valade at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please note: tables are not confirmed until all tickets at the table are paid for…so get those RSVP’s in ASAP!).


Donations: Item donations are KEY to the night’s success! We need over 200 donations for a successful Auction! Items of every size, shape and value are welcome and very much appreciated.  Need a donation idea? Check out the list of suggestions HERE. You can also see the up-to-date list of donations HERE!

Some of this week’s exciting donations are:

2 Luke Bryan Concert Tickets at the Xfinity Center

Thirty-One Travel Set and Thirty-One Party Set

Round of Golf for 4 with Cart at Sky Meadow Country Club

Canobie Lake Park Tickets

Vineyard Vines Tie

Mexican Fiesta Basket

And more!


Business Donations -- How you can help? Perhaps your family business or employer would like to donate an item…it’s great marketing!  And don’t forget to ask the businesses you visit every day…local businesses are much more likely to donate to friendly faces they see on a regular basis! Download a donation form HERE.


Themed Baskets – We LOVE themed baskets at our Auction…they are always such popular items! More baskets are needed! Baskets are great fun to put together with you family or with a group of friends. Get creative with your theme or check out the Sign-Up Genius with suggested basket themes. You can find the list HERE. Sign up and have some fun with it!


Sponsorships and Advertising are a wonderful way for businesses to support the school AND receive expanded exposure!


Many thanks to our confirmed sponsors for the event:

Red Brick Clothing Co.

The Aquino Family

The Casey Family

The Wilson Family

Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise


We have more sponsorships available! Sponsorships run from $250 to $5,000 and include many perks, like Auction tickets and at-event promotions. Program advertising runs from $50 to $250. For more information on sponsorships, click HERE and HERE for advertising information.


NEW! Ticket for a Teacher Sponsors Love your child’s teacher this year? Be a Ticket for a Teacher sponsor! Our teachers work hard all day, every day in the classroom…they deserve a night out! To be a Ticket for a Teacher sponsor, simple complete the registration form HERE and select Ticket for a Teacher. Many thanks to those who have already sponsored our teachers:

Ms. Julie Maher

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Joan McCabe

Mr. & Mrs. Todd & Beth DeRego

Mr. & Mrs. Marc & Kate Graham

Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Sharon Hall

Mr. & Mrs. Ken & Kathy Lawson

Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Katherine Roy

Mr. & Mrs. David & Ellen Valade

Mrs. Terry Sylvain


NEW! Tiffany’s Diamond Necklace Raffle Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…especially when they are a surprise! This year’s Auction features a new and exciting specialty raffle for a Tiffany’s diamond necklace! Only 52 tickets are available the night of the Auction at $20 each. During the Live Auction, each ticket purchaser will receive a sealed envelope featuring an Alice in Wonderland playing card. As the suspense builds, our Auctioneer Frank will select a winning playing card from a separate deck...everyone opens their envelope at the same time…and the matching playing card it the lucky winner! Whoo-hoo!





ENDS TONIGHT! Hot Lunch Ordering – Ordering for March’s Hot Lunch ends tonight at midnight at OrderLunches.com. Be sure to get your order in by midnight…no late orders can be accepted!



STEM Day Speakers -- The STEM Committee is still looking for speakers to talk with our students about their hobbies and/or careers in any STEM-related field. Presentations will be approximately 20-30 minutes in length and speakers would see 3-4 groups of students within a limited grade range on the morning of March 9. Sessions can include biographical information, hands-on exhibits, and/or STEM activities and presenters are welcome to utilize our interactive whiteboards and document cameras! For more information or to volunteer, contact Marta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Neighborhood Parking – Please pay close attention to parking rules around the school! As a neighborhood school, we are obligated to be good to those who live near us. Several of the streets surrounding the school have posted No Parking zones (especially Reservoir St. and the school side of Cushing Ave.) that we must pay attention to. A recent email from one neighbor on Reservoir St. expressed great frustration that parents are parking in a No Parking zone at pick-up time and during school events…and she will be calling the police to come ticket those individuals if they continue to park there. Please help us maintain good relationships with our neighbors!


NEXT WEEK! February No School – Mark the calendar now for NO SCHOOL next Monday, Presidents Day, February 20, and Winter Vacation, February 25 through March 5!


Used Book Sale – It may seem a looong ways away, but our Parent Group wanted to remind parents to save used books, cd’s, and dvd’s for the Used Book and Uniform Sale in May! If you are doing a little after-Christmas cleaning (or pre-Spring cleaning?), please keep the sale in mind! We accept donations of both children’s and adult’s book and media. All books and media are sold for 50¢ each and all students will visit the sale! Donations can be brought to the school AFTER April vacation!


Diocese of Manchester Catholic Schools Recognition Awards -- The successes of our Catholic schools and their students would not be possible without the selfless support of our committed educators, administrators, clergy, and lay partners in the community.  This year, the Diocese of Manchester is holding its first annual Recognizing Excellence Awards in June 2017.  At the event, the Diocese will honor the School Leader of the Year, Clergy Member of the Year, Community Partner of the Year and most especially, the Teacher of the Year.  Know someone deserving of an award? Please read the award descriptions HERE and use the links below to nominate someone you think deserves to receive this special recognition.  The deadline to submit your nomination is March 17, 2017.   If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Catholic Schools Office at 663-0140.

Spirit of St. Elizabeth Seton Award

Spirit of St. John the Baptist Award

Spirit of St. Katharine Drexel Award

Spirit of St. John Vianney Award




St. Christopher Parish Bulletin – Check out what’s happening at St. Christopher Parish this week by reading the weekly bulletin HERE!






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:



Thursday, 2/16

Ana Veiga

Jaclyn Leonardi

Amelia Billingsley


Friday, 2/17

David Savino

Billy Billingsley

Lisa Blanchard

Catherine McQuaid


Monday, 2/0

No School – Presidents Day


Tuesday, 2/21

Desiree D’Silva

Jane Levesque

Nathalie Lemieux


Wednesday, 2/22

Beth Dargin

Yoga Balaji

Emily Uong

Quang Uong