March 29, 2017

March 30 Tiger Program, grade 1-6 – 9:15 AM

March 31 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM – 4D preparing

April 1 Hot Lunch Ordering Begins

April 1 Family Dance at St. Patrick’s Gym – 6:00 PM

April 4 Staff Meeting – 7:45 AM – 5M

April 7 Stations of the Cross – 1:00 PM – 4T preparing

April 7 Report Cards

April 11 School Board Meeting – 8:00 AM – Library

April 12 Parent Group Meeting – 7:00 PM – Library

April 13 Holy Thursday Paraliturgy – 9:15 AM – 1st Grade Preparing

April 14 NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

April 15 Hot Lunch Ordering Ends

April 17 NO SCHOOL – Easter Monday

April 19 Paper Wednesday News

April 21 Earth Day Free Dress

April 21 Poetry Slam – 1:45 PM – Church Hall

April 24-28 NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK

 

Thank You! Thank you, thank you to everyone who participated in last Friday evening’s AMAZING performance of Lion King, Jr.! Our students were fabulous, our parent volunteers were amazing, and a great time was had by all! Special thanks, of course, go to Director Laura Daigle and Stage Crew Director Rebecca Fessenden for their energy, vision, and leadership in helping our students put on this incredible show!

 

NEW! Tiger Program Well, we are giving it one more try….the Tiger Anti-Bullying Program is scheduled for tomorrow, March 31 at 9:15 AM!

 

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! Family Dance Tickets Our 3rd Annual Family Dance will take place THIS Saturday, 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 .

 

Lifetouch Spring Photos – All students should have brought home their Lifetouch Spring Portrait package last week! 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!

 

Stations of the Cross – Our final two Stations of the Cross will take place Friday, March 31 at 2:15 PM and Friday, April 7 at 1:00 PM. Please join us!

 

NEW! Holy Thursday Paraliturgy – 1st grade will be preparing our Holy Thursday Paraliturgy on Thursday, April 13 at 9:15 AM in the church. Please join us as we prepare for the coming of our Lord on Easter!

 

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!

 

THIS FRIDAY! Annual Fund Deadline– This is it! This 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!

 

NEW! No School Dates in April -- Be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming April No School dates! We will not have school on Friday, April 14 through Monday, April 17 for Good Friday and Easter. The following week, April 24 through April 28 is Spring Break…yay!

 

New! Poetry Slam Our student poets are busily preparing their entries to this year’s annual Poetry Slam! Representatives from all classes will present their creative work on Friday, April 21 at 1:45 PM in the Church Hall. Parents are encouraged to attend!

 

NEW! Earth Day Free DressNot only is April 21 the last day before Spring Break, but it’s also Earth Day! Many of our classes will be participating in outdoor activities, so students should dress appropriately!

 

NEW! Holy Week Collection – Have you noticed our new addition under the Faith Outreach bulletin board in the lobby? Thanks to St. Chris parishioner Dick Blais, we now have a permanent collection box for the St. Vincent de Paul Society! During Holy Week, April 10-14, we will be holding a kick-off spare change collection to benefit the Society. All children and parents are encouraged to deposit their spare change in the box for the good works of St. Vincent de Paul, including support for those in immediate need through a variety of services and programs, food donations and drives (including the Thanksgiving and Easter food collections), diaper drives, rent/utility assistance, support service referrals, and more.  Please be as generous as possible, and encourage your children to do the same!

 

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.

 

Carpool Help Needed – Cindy Reardon is in need of assistance in transporting her twins to the YMCA after school. If anyone could provide a ride, she would be MOST grateful! Please contact Cindy directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

NEW! Nashua Catholic Tea and Tours Open House -- Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School invites you to join us for Tea and Tours Open House on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 12:30-1:30 P.M. Get to know Nashua Catholic at a relaxed admissions event offering hot beverages, conversation with our principal, and tours of our classes. Call to Reserve Your Cup Today at 603-882-7011!

 

NEW! CONFESSIONS - The Deanery will hold a Reconciliation Service on Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church here in Nashua. On Monday, April 10th, from 11:00-1:00 and from 5:00-7:00 PM every parish in the state will be offering confessions, including St. Christopher.

 

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/!

 

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 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.

 

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, 3/30

Krsitin Wilson

Stacey Marino

Erica Fruze

 

Friday, 3/31

David Savino

Billy Billingsley

Lisa Blanchard

Catherine McQuaid

 

Monday, 4/3

Heather Fauteux

Alicia Maffei

Debbie Duncan

Marilyn Hogan

 

Tuesday, 4/4

Cindy Reardon

Cyndy Hall

Katie Osborn

Diane Gear

 

Wednesday, 4/5

Jen McGowan

Kristi Lynch

Betsy Hansen

Jaclyn Leonardi