April 12, 2015

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

April 14 NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

April 15 Hot Lunch Ordering Ends

April 16 Easter! Easter Egg Hunt at St. Christopher Parish following the 10:00 AM Mass

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’s for the week go to all those who have already donated to our Holy Week Coin Collection for St. Vincent de Paul Society! This drive runs through Holy Thursday tomorrow, so if you have not yet sent in your donation, you still have time tomorrow!

Thank you, thank you also to Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Rankins for representing St. Chris at the Nashua Public Library’s Early Childhood Fair this past weekend!

 

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. Permission slips for grades Kindergarten through 6 were distributed last week and can be downloaded HERE . Please return permission slips by next Friday, April 21. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Clarke at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

NEW! Parent Group Meeting -- Due to a number of committee member conflicts, the Parent Group meeting for tonight, April 12, has been cancelled.

 

NEW! Chess Tournament Congratulations to our over 30 participants in the Chess Club tournament that concluded last week! All of the students scored points and the parent coordinators were most impressed with the students’ good sportsmanship! Award certificates will be presented during Chess Club on April 21, and the Club will continue through early May.

 

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 next Friday, 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!

 

Drop-off Reminder – We know everyone is busy, busy, busy, but please don’t forget those morning drop-off procedures! Our school buses have had difficulty in dropping off our students this week because parents are ignoring our traffic flow and clogging up the street…oh no! If you are a PreK or Kdg parent dropping off in the rear of the school, please come DOWN Brookline St. (Manchester St. to Gordon St. to Brookline St.). After you have dropped off, go STRAIGHT out of the parking lot onto Hill St….do NOT turn right or left back onto Brookline St.

For those parents who are dropping off in the front of the building, please continue straight down Cushing Ave after dropping off. Do NOT turn up Brookline St. as this causes additional congestion by the bus drop off and the PreK/Kdg entrance to the parking lot.

 

NEW! Computer Programming Class – Lego Mindstorms -- The third session of Computer Programming 101 begins Friday, May 5th and runs through June 9th (six weeks), at 7:30 AM. This session focuses on Lego Mindstorms EV3 programming. Students that intend to participate in Lego League next fall are strongly encouraged to attend. There is a limit of 10 students, with priority given to Lego League participants. Non-participants in 5th and 6th grades may apply for any remaining open slots. There is a $20 activity fee for this session. To register, click HERE to go to the Sign-Up Genius. The $20 fee is due immediately upon signing your child up.

 

THIS WEEK! 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!

 

NEW! THIS WEEK! Hot Lunch Ordering for MayHot Lunch ordering for May is open at OrderLunches.com until midnight THIS Saturday, April 15. Please note that Hot Lunch ends for the school year on Friday, May 26.

 

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

 

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! 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

May 31 @ 10:00 AM          Grades PreK-2 Spring Concert            St. Christopher Church (Please note that this is a date change!)

 

NEW! 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!

 

Earth Day Free Dress – Not 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! Paper Wednesday News Next Wednesay, April 19, is our next edition of the paper Wednesday News! If you have any material to be distributed, please email it to Jackie Langenfeld at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, April 14. Thanks!

 

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.

 

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/!

 

THIS WEEK! Easter Egg Hunt at St. Chris Parish -- The Easter Bunny is “hopping” to St. Christopher Parish for the Easter Egg Hunt that will be held after the 10:00 AM Mass on Easter Sunday morning! Bags will be provided for the children! The Easter egg hunt will be held on the grassy areas adjacent to the church and school. Bunny will be posing for pictures. The K of C will host coffee and pastry outside. Fun for all! In case of rain, the event will be held in the parish hall and Bunny will hand out eggs.

 

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, 4/13

Kristin Wilson

Lisa DeNeill

Joanne Thurston

 

Friday, 4/14

NO School – Good Friday

 

Monday, 4/17

NO School – Easter Monday

 

Tuesday, 4/18

Cindy Reardon

Cyndy Hall

Katie Osborn

Diane Gear

 

Wednesday, 4/19

Meghan Mercier

Sasha Shaplyko

Jessica MacDonald

Francine Richardson