September 20, 2017

September 20 Parent Group Meeting – 6:30 PM – Library

September 21 Ski Club Parent Meeting – 6:30 PM – 1M

September 22 Corpus Christi Brown Bag Collection begins

September 25 1st School Mass/Mercy Day Mass – 9:15 AM – Church

September 25 Hot Lunch begins

September 25 Drama Club begins

September 28 Corpus Christi Brown Bags due at 9:00 AM

September 27 Paper Wednesday News

September 29 No School – Teacher Faith Formation Day

 

Thank you! Mrs. Noon would like to extend thanks to all those who supported the Book Fair last week! Special thanks go to the volunteers throughout the week, including Kristen Allfrey, Lorrice Bedard, Elona Cook, Amanda Costa, Mary Hebert, Julie Knapp, Claire LaPlante, Roberta LaPlante, Nancy Lavoie, Kathy Lawson, Kim Lennon, Jaclyn Leonardi, Julie Maher, Ariella Marget, Teri Puksta, Fran Richardson, Andrea Romero, Theresa Scanlan, Andrea Tencza, Emily Uong, and Ana Veiga.

Thanks, too, to those parents who came by for coffee with Mrs. Clarke. We had a lovely conversation with some great ideas!

 

TONIGHT! Parent Group Meeting Please join our fun-loving Parent Group at their Parent Group Social TONIGHT at 6:30 PM in the library! This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, hear about Parent Group activities and plans for the year, and learn how to get involved!

 

NEW! No School Don’t forget that we will NOT have school next Friday, September 29. Faculty and staff will be attending a Faith Formation with the Diocese in Concord on that day!

 

NEW! Family Roster/Directory -- Your wish is our command…we are once again doing the Family Roster/Directory! This directory will include student and parent names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

Because of privacy laws, however, it is very important that we receive your permission to print your family's contact information on this directory. We understand that some people are hesitant to share their private information, and we respect that choice.

 

To have your information listed on the roster, please complete the form located HERE by October 6. In the interest of timeliness, information returned after that date will not be included on the Roster. Please note that although we are collecting the roster information electronically, it will be distributed in print form only. We will NOT post the information on the school website.

 

UPDATED! Raffle Calendar Fundraiser We are officially over halfway to our school goal of 2,000 tickets with just 10 days to go! Please keep selling those calendars and send in those tickets! Our last Friday Fun Day incentive is this week…every student who brings in a ticket on Friday will receive a bag of popcorn! Extra tickets are available at the school or by emailing Marta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Most important: For every 10 raffle tickets your family sells, you will earn one entry into a raffle for a $1,500 Tuition Credit or $1,000 Cash prize!

 

Student Surprise Prizes will continue through the end of next week! The most popular choice in our basket of goodies seems to be Free Dress passes and tootsie rolls!

 

Crazy Mrs. Clarke will make a special appearance in October for Spirit Day if we beat our school goal of 2,000 tickets! We’ve met our goal each of the last 8 years…can’t wait to make this number 9 and see what crazy Mrs. Clarke will do this year!

 

NEW! Auction Class Project Committee The Auction Class Project sub-committee will be meeting tomorrow evening, September 21, at 7:00 in the library to discuss projects for this year’s Auction. These projects are completed by each grade during the school year and are included in the Live Auction portion of the Annual Auction (on March 24, 2018!). Parent volunteers help the classes coordinate the projects and each child takes part in the project’s creation! If you’d like to get involved, come on down!

 

LAST FEW DAYS! Online Book Fair The online version of our Book Fair continues through tomorrow, September 21! Click HERE to do some online shopping!

 

NEW! Gift Card Found! – After the Book Sale clean-up, Mrs. Noon found an Omni Resorts gift card in the library! It appears to have some remaining value on it, so if this is yours, please contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

NEW! CYO BasketballStudents in grades 3-6 received a CYO Basketball registration form this week from Coach Levesque.  Coach is looking to gauge interest in the program so he can secure the necessary adult coaches. If your child is interested in CYO basketball, please return the form as soon as possible. This is not a commitment….it is simply an indication of interest. A form listing costs and practice times will be included with next week’s paper Wednesday News.

 

NEW! Paper Wednesday News Next Wednesday, September 27, will be a paper News. If you have material to be distributed, please email it to Marta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jackie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by this Friday, Sept. 22. Thanks!

 

Ski Club News:

TOMORROW! Ski Club Registration is OPEN, info meeting is TOMORROW, Thursday 9/21 @ 6:30! Ski Club is open to independent skiers in Grades 3-6, will start-up on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and run for 5 weeks. We will have a meeting Thursday, September 21st at 6:30pm in 1M. If you are thinking about joining this year, please plan to attend the meeting. Details about passes, transportation, lessons, volunteering, etc will be discussed.  The School Program Director from Crotched Mountain will also be joining us. All are welcome, including returning families!  Please contact Coordinator Tara Canaway at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested and unable to attend the meeting.

  1. Go to http://www.crotchedmtn.com/voyager-program/
  2. Scroll down, click the “BUY NOW” button.
  3. At the VIP Login page, use the following user name and password to access St. Chris Ski Club:
  4. User Name:  CMSTCHRSC
  5. Password:  scscmember (case sensitive)
  6. Click ‘See Available Items’, then ‘Friday Voyager’ for the pass you need (with or without rentals).  Lessons and seasonal equipment rental will be listed as an optional add-on after you select the pass.
  7. Follow directions for checkout.  (Note for returning skiers:  click Add/Change guest from the shopping cart to look up your info if you purchased passes last year.)

 

Important! If your child will need to ride the bus to Crotched email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.

To register, purchase your passes on the Crotched Mountain website.  Our club registration deadline is Friday November, 3rd. Passes, equipment and lesson prices will go up after registration closes. Please see this year's program flyer for prices and other details HERE . New this year - kids get season passes valid at all 7 peak resorts with their ski club pass!!!

If you have questions about which passes/options to purchase, please contact Tara.  If you have questions or issues with the website, please contact Barb Martin at Crotched Mountain – 603.588.3668 ext 232.  Thanks!

 

Discounted Season Passes for Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride - Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride, home of our very popular Ski Club, is offering a limited number of specially discounted season passes to our community this year.  Please see descriptions below for these special passes! Quantities are limited and these will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Passes can be purchased by and for anyone, please spread the word!  Interested?  Contact Ski Club coordinator Tara Canaway at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information!

PASS OPTIONS:

* Youth Explorer Passes (ages 7-18) - $425

No blackout dates; valid at Crotched, Wildcat, Attitash, Mt. Snow, Hunter Mountain, Jack Frost, Big Boulder

 

* Ranger Peak Pass (youth or adult) - $525

Blackout dates: Dec. 27, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018; Jan 13 & 14, 2018 and February 17 – 19, 2018. Blackout dates DO NOT apply to Crotched; valid at Crotched, Wildcat, Attitash, Mt. Snow, Hunter Mountain, Jack Frost, Big Boulder)

 

More info on Crotched Mountain and Peak Passes:

http://www.crotchedmtn.com/

http://www.peakpass.com/

 

NEW! Box Tops for Education-- Calling all Box Tops! Now's the time to bring in the Box Tops your family's been collecting all summer long! Our first submission is right around the corner and we want to beat last year's earnings, but our collection has been very LOW. Your Box Tops matter! The collection bin is next to the Computer Room on the 2nd floor.

 

NEXT WEEK! School MassOur first all-school mass of the year will be NEXT Monday, September 25 at 9:15 AM and will be prepared by 6W in celebration of Mercy Day. Please join us as we give thanks for the opportunity to begin a new school year together and to ask for God’s blessings.

 

TOMORROW! 3-School MassOur 1st through 6th grade students will be traveling by bus to Infant Jesus School tomorrow to join their students and the students from Nashua Catholic Junior High School for a very special mass celebrating the start of the school year. The mass begins at 10:00 AM. Parents are welcome to join us at Infant Jesus for this mass!

 

NEW! Teacher Substitutes Needed We are looking to add qualified people to our teacher substitute list! Interested individuals must have a college degree and a willingness to take full responsibility for a classroom for the day and follow the teacher’s plans. Substitutes are occasionally prearranged, but most often the phone call request will come very early in the morning (5:00 AM is not unheard of!) when a teacher wakes up and discovers she is ill. Substitutes are paid a small stipend for the day’s work. Candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Mrs. Clarke at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

NEW! Corpus Christi Food Pantry Brown Bag Collection We are getting the year started off right with our another service following the tremendous response to our Hurricane Relief Coin Collection! Brown Bags for the Corpus Christi Food Pantry will be distributed this week and are due NEXT Friday, Sept. 29, at 8:45 AM.  Please consider filling the bags with the items on the list attached to the bag…or other appropriate items…and bring them back Friday morning for pick-up by the Corpus Christi van. Many thanks for your support!

 

Private Tours – Know of any new folks moving to the area? Have friends or relatives who would enjoy the St. Chris community and value a St. Chris education? We’d love to show them our school! 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.

 

THIS WEEK! Cub Scouts -- Interested in joining Cub Scouts?  Stop by the St. Christopher School lobby tomorrow evening, Thursday 9/21, between 6:30 and 8pm for information & sign-up.  Questions?  Check out www.nashuacubscouts.com or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

alking to Teens about Suicide -- In response to reports of a rise in suicidal behavior and thinking among NH teens, the Diocese of Manchester and Catholic Charities New Hampshire will offer a free program for parents to increase awareness of teen suicide and provide guidance on how to respond.  Rev. John J. Mahoney Jr., Director of Catholic Charities Counseling Services, will lead a team of CCNH counselors skilled in working with adolescents in presenting the program, which will include opportunities for questions. This is not a training program, but intended to improve awareness. Parents and all who work with teens and young adults are welcome. The program will be offered at two locations outlined below. Registration can be completed online HERE.

 

Monday, September 25, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Pius X Church Hall
575 Candia Rd., Manchester
RSVP by September 22

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall
300 NH Rte. 25, Meredith
RSVP by October 24

 

St. Christopher Parish – Wondering what’s going on at St. Christopher Parish? Check out their website and weekly bulletin online HERE! Fr. Kelley welcomes and encourages all families to attend mass at St. Chris and to get involved in the parish!

 

NEW! Pet Blessings St. Christopher Parish will be holding it’s annual Pet Blessings in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi! The blessing will take place in the upper parish parking lot on October 1 at noon. All well-behaved pets (leashed and/or in carriers, please!) and their human families are welcome!

 

NEW Hot Lunch Schedules Thank you to everyone who stepped up to volunteer for the Hot Lunch program! Your help is MUCH appreciated. Volunteer schedules will be emailed directly to you in the next few days as soon as a few kinks are worked out! Thanks for your patience!