December 13, 2017

Dec. 15 School Field Trip (grades K-6) to The Star – 9:15 AM

Dec. 15 Staff Christmas Party – NO AFTER CARE

Dec. 15 Hot Lunch Ordering for January Ends -- Midnight

Dec. 19 Christmas Concert – Grades 3-6 – 10:00 AM – Doors open at 9:30 – Church

Dec. 20 Paper Wednesday News

Dec. 21 Red, White, and Green Christmas Free Dress

Dec. 21 Prayer Service – 11:30 AM – Church



Jan. 3 School Resumes


Thank you! Thank you, thank you to our wonderful Parent Group for the super festive Christmas Tree Lighting Festival last Friday night! Special thanks go to Jenn Torosian, Beth DeRego, Ellen Valade, and Heather Reardon for spearheading the project, to the Valade family for procuring the Christmas Tree, to Dave Valade and John Levesque for decorating the tree, and to all those who donated yummy snacks! We also thank Jeannotte’s Market for their donation of the hot chocolate!

Thank you, too, to all those who donated a shoebox gift to our Christmas Shoebox Drive! We gathered a total of 118 boxes, along with several bags of stuffed animals, children’s books, and more! We appreciate everyone joining in our efforts to make Christmas a special time of year for ALL children, no matter their personal circumstances!


25 Days of a St. Chris Christmas – We are having great fun posting all of our Christmas happenings on Facebook and Instagram! Be sure to check them out!


THIS WEEK! NO After Care on December 15 – Please remember that there will be NO After Care THIS Friday, December 15 so that the staff and faculty can attend their annual Christmas dinner. Thanks!


NEW! Annual Fund -- Our Annual Fund is underway! Many thanks to those who have already sent in their contribution! The Annual Fund is the second of our three (and only three!) school fundraising activities. All proceeds from the Annual Fund stay here at St. Chris for the benefit of ALL our students. Like the Calendar Raffle and the upcoming Auction, the Annual Fund allows us to invest in excellence in academics, enrichment, technology, and more. Your support of the Annual Fund, at whatever financial level you are comfortable, is MOST appreciated!  If you did not receive your Annual Fund letter in the mail...or if you have a friend or relative you think would love to support St. Chris through the Annual Fund....please email Marta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ! Donations may be sent in to the school office or mailed to the school using the remittance envelope included in your Annual Fund packet. You can also make donations online HERE. Thank you SO much for your support!


PreK to Grade 1 Registration Past DueIn-house registrations for students currently in grades Pre-K to 1 were due on Thursday, November 30. Students who have not yet been registered for next year in grades PreK through grade 2 are not guaranteed a seat for next year. If your child has not been registered but you intend on him or her attending St. Chris next year, you must register immediately and a seat will be reserved if it is available. If you need the link to the online registration form for your child resent, please email Jackie Langenfeld at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


New students from current families -- Current families who would like to enroll a child who is not currently a student at St. Chris are also welcome to complete an application form at this time. The admission form can be found on the school website. Please note that there is a $15 fee for new student applications. Please note that an application form is not a guarantee of admission. A new child is not registered until he or she has been accepted and the parent has completed the Registration Form sent by the school.


THIS WEEK! School Field Trip to The Star This Friday, December 15, we are going to Cinemagic to see The Star! Please be sure that all Kindergarten through grade 6 students who are attending the movie are to school by 9:00 AM so we can board the buses on time!


THIS WEEK! Lunch in the Church Hall – As an added exciting bonus to our big day at the movies, we will be having our next “Lunch in the Church Hall” day THIS Friday, December 15! All students, including those who ordered Hot Lunch and those who are bringing their lunch, will be eating lunch in the hall according to their regular lunch schedule. Fun, fun, fun!


Auction News! – Our Auction Committee is excited to announce the theme for the upcoming 14th Annual St. Christopher School Auction… “Under the Sea: Dive into St. Chris”! Our Annual Auction will take place on March 24, 2018….book that babysitter now! Our intrepid Auction Committee is already hard at work gathering donations, sponsorships, and program advertising and they invite all parents to do the same. The website for the Auction is up and running HERE and contains loads of information on all things related to the Auction. Please take a moment to check it out! (Please note…formal invitations to the Auction will go out after Christmas, but early birds are welcome to purchase tickets or make donations online at ANY time!)


THIS WEEK! Hot Lunch OrderingHot Lunch ordering for January on will be open until midnight THIS Friday, December 15th! The holidays are busy….don’t miss this important date! As usual, we cannot accept orders past midnight.


Christmas is HERE! – We are almost through the Christmas festivities! All events will take place NEXT WEEK!


Christmas Concert for grades 3-6 – December 19 at 10:00 AM in the Church. This is a dress UP day, so children who will be performing should wear their Christmas best!


Christmas Free Dress – Students will get into the holiday mood by wearing their favorite red, green and white on December 21! Santa hats, jingle bells, flashing necklaces, and other Christmas accessories are welcome and encouraged!


Christmas Prayer Service – Celebrate the real reason for the season – the birth of baby Jesus! December 21 at 11:30 AM in the Church. 2nd grade will be preparing the service.


Christmas Early Release – December 21 at 12:30 PM, with NO After Care.


Christmas Vacation – Vacation will run from December 22 through January 2. School will restart on January 3!


Ski Club News - a welcome email went to all Ski Club members with important details about required forms, bus, lessons, spirit wear order (due this coming Monday!) etc..  If you purchased passes at Crotched Mountain for this year's club and did NOT receive an email please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ASAP.


NEW! Paper Wednesday News – Next week is the last paper Wednesday News before Christmas vacation! If you have anything for distribution…including items for after the first of the year….please send them 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 Friday, December 15!


NEW! Chess Club News -- This Friday, December 15 is the last day of Chess & Games Club for 2017. It will resume again on January 5, 2018. We had seven sessions so far. At this time, kids would be able to set up the Chess board properly, move the pieces correctly and may be able to think of moves on their own. Parents may want to spend a few minutes to ask the kids about the games and encourage them. With the winter season approaching, we want to remind everyone that there will no club during school delays and closures. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Sunshine Math Sign-up’s – Our extracurricular Math practice program, Sunshine Math, will start after the first of the year! A sign-up sheet is included in last week’s paper News. This program is open to students in PreK through grade 6.


AmazonSmile for Christmas – Who is thinking ahead to Christmas shopping already? If you are like most parents, at least one of the gifts you purchase this holiday season will arrive in an Amazon box….so don’t forget to use the school’s AmazonSmile program to donate .5% of your purchase price back to the school! AmazonSmile doesn’t cost you a penny extra, but St. Chris receives money from each purchase! The shopping interface is identical to the regular Amazon (with the exception of the AmazonSmile logo!) and the selection is exactly the same also. Check the online Wednesday News for the direct link!


And SCRIP for Christmas, too! – Did you know that you can purchase gift cards to most popular retailers and restaurants quickly and easily online through the Shop with Scrip Program…AND benefit St. Chris at the same time? Visit, create an account using our school code 751C7D6L13155, order gift cards from a loooooong list of retailers and restaurants and the gift cards will be shipped directly to the school. You’ll usually receive your gift cards in under a week, and the school receives anywhere from 1.25% to 14% of your gift card purchase! Christmas is a perfect time to give the program a try, with gift card options like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, Target, Toys R Us, and Barnes and Noble!


School Store Special Item -- Our School Store is featuring a limited edition item this month...St. Chris beanie caps! Your child will be showing his or her school pride in style this winter in these navy oh-so-cozy knit caps embroidered with "St. Christopher" on the front! Each cap is only $12 and will only be available til they are gone! Stop by our School Store in the lobby any morning between 8:30 and 8:45 AM or send your child with cash or a check made out to St. Christopher School!


NEW! Nutcracker Performance THIS Weekend: Looking for something to do this weekend now that the cold and snow are upon us? Please come see Boire Dance Academy's production of The Nutcracker! Performances are this Saturday, Dec 16th at 6:00 PM and Sunday, Dec 17th at 3:00 PM at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts in Milford NH. St Christopher's former student (7th grader) Lexi Dunn will be dancing her way through the Land of Sweets as Clara during the Sunday Matinee! Tickets can be bought in advance for $22.00 at or at the door for $25.00. Come continue this wonderful holiday tradition or start a new one this weekend! Appropriate for the whole family!


Bishop Guertin Exchange Program -- Are you interested in learning about a new culture? Have you thought about opening your home to an international student? UTP High Schools, in partnership with Bishop Guertin High School, is currently accepting applications for host families for our Spring Semester, beginning mid-January 2018. Host families receive a monthly stipend of up to $900 per student, and gain valuable experience and lifelong memories!

If you are unable to host at this time, do you know anyone that may be interested in hosting? During the months of November and December, we are offering an increased referral bonus of $500 to those who refer a potential Host Family to our network of loving and supportive families.

If you or someone you know may be interested in hosting, please contact Kylie at 603-203-6577 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Winter School Delays and Cancellations – In the case of inclement weather, school cancellations or delays will be posted on the website, on our Facebook page, on radio station WZID 95.7 FM and also on TV channel 9 (WMUR). Parents will also receive text messages on their cell phones, voice messages on home phones, and emails through our Notify system.

Please note that our Notify system is not foolproof….power and internet outages like those from yesterday’s storm may interfere with delivery of the text messages, robocalls, and voice messages. We will first post the information on the school website and Facebook, as well as contacting WMUR. Please also know that we do not post school delays or closings until we receive confirmation from the appropriate administrator in the Nashua public schools, which may delay notification in some cases. Thank you for your understanding!

St. Christopher School follows the Nashua Public School System for all cancellations and delayed openings. Therefore, delayed openings are 2 hours. When there is a delayed opening, there is no school for the AM Pre-K. Before Care will take place starting at 9:00 AM and morning enrichment activities will begin 2 hours later than normally scheduled. Please note that there will be NO Band or Fiddle Squad on delayed openings. Doors are open for regular drop-off at 10:30 AM and school starts at 10:50 AM for all grades Full Day Kindergarten through 6.


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


Morning Mass: Did you know that St. Christopher Parish offers the earliest daily mass in the city? Start your day at 7:15 AM with the Lord at St. Chris! This mass does not include music, so it is usually a bit shorter than a Sunday mass. Kids and families are more than welcome to attend!


St. Christopher Parish Christmas Schedule: All families are welcome to join the parish for their Christmas masses! Please note the worship schedule below as it is a bit different that in prior years since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday:


Saturday, December 23 – Weekend Obligation

4:00 PM Vigil


Sunday morning, December 24 – Weekend Obligation

9:00 AM

(Please note, no 8:00 or 10:00 AM Mass.)


Sunday Evening, December 24 -- Christmas Eve Masses

4:00 PM (both upstairs & downstairs)

9:00 PM


Monday, December 25 -- Christmas Day

9:00 AM


Saturday, December 30 – Weekend Obligation

4:00 PM


Sunday, December 31 – Weekend Obligation

8:00 and 10:00 AM


Monday, January 1 -- Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (New Year’s Day)

10:00 AM


Hot Lunch Schedules – Thank you to everyone who stepped up to volunteer for the Hot Lunch program! Your help is MUCH appreciated. Volunteers for the next week are below:


Thursday, December 14

Theresa Yasevich

Joanne Thurston

Angela Labrecque


Friday, December 15

April Savino

Melissa Sprague

Tracey Bradshaw

Kate Aquino


Monday, December 18

Erin Buccellato

Marilyn Hogan

Svetlana Yanushkevich

Carol Cyran


Tuesday, December 19

Lou Juris

Jane Karageorge

Melissa Michels

Steve Rooney


Wednesday, December 20

Jen McGowan

Ramona Telford

Jacqueline Leonardi

Fern Blomquist


Popcorn Poppers

None…popcorn served at Cinemagic!