March 21, 2018

March 21 Parent Group Meeting – 6:30 PM – Library

March 23 Auction Committee Meeting – 9:00 AM – Library

March 23 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM – Church

March 24 AUCTION! – 5:30 PM – Sky Meadow Country Club

March 28 Paper Wednesday News

March 29 Holy Thursday Paraliturgy – 9:15 AM – Church – 1st Grade preparing

March 30 NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

April 2 NO SCHOOL – Easter Monday

 

 

Thank you! So many thank you’s to extend from our amazing STEM Day last week:

-- Thanks to the STEM Committee for coordinating the day and evening’s festivities, with extra special thanks to chairperson Sophie Marquis!

-- Thanks to our STEM Day speakers, including keynote speaker Joe Daley, and classroom presenters Skip Stolz, Mark Roy, Tom Nardone, Tom McCarthy, Sophie Marquis, Kevin Zomchek, Bernie Rousseau, Chris Stawasz, Patty Stolarz, Dean Winkelmann, and Lana Tyrrell for sharing your expertise!

-- Special thanks to R2D2 and his friends from MakeIt Labs in Nashua for spending the afternoon and evening with us!

-- Our evening’s demonstrations by MakeIt Labs, Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua South, and Sophie Marquis certainly added to the festivities…thank you!

-- All of our fabulous teachers and students deserve a big thank you, too, for their innovative STEM Day projects and displays. Everyone did GREAT work!

-- And finally, we thank our families for coming out on the rescheduled evening to celebrate STEM at St. Chris!

 

TONIGHT! Parent Group Meeting Our Parent Group will be meeting TONIGHT, March 21 at 6:30 PM in the library to plan our upcoming Family Dance as well as the Teacher Appreciation Lunch in May! Please join us!

 

LAST CHANCE! Ted Williams Autographed Photo Raffle Thanks to the generosity of Nashua Wallpaper and Paint’s George Katis, we have a very unique raffle opportunity to offer our St. Chris community! Only 100 tickets will be sold for the chance to win a 36”x24” Ted Williams autographed photo! This unique piece is authenticated and beautifully framed and features Ted Williams while serving the country as a Marine. Tickets are only $20 each for this beautiful piece, valued at approximately $1,000. The winning ticket will be chosen at the Auction, but the winner does not need to be present…so feel free to pass the word outside the immediate St. Chris community! A flyer with a ticket order form can be found HERE .

 

 

 

Auction

THIS SATURDAY!

 

Donations: Soooo many generous people have made sooooo many generous item donations! We are truly blessed! Be sure to check out the up-to-date list of donations HERE.

 

UPDATED! Some of our exciting donations so far include:

Nashua Catholic Jr. High School Spirit Basket

Signature Mani & Pedi from Suesie’s Salon

Bella Viaggio Basket

Lindt Chocolate Basket

Color Consulation and Paint Discount from Goedecke Paint and Design Center

6 month YMCA Membership

$50 Martha’s Exchange Gift Card

And more!

 

Sponsorships and Advertising

 

Many thanks to our confirmed sponsors for the event:

Pine Motor Parts (Gold Sponsor)

The Aquino Family (Silver Sponsor)

Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise (Bronze Sponsor)

Red Brick Clothing Company (Bronze Sponsor)

Kalil and Kress Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (Bronze Sponsor)

 

 

And thank you to our confirmed advertisers:

Align Credit Union

Toyota of Nashua

Appletree Business Services

Literacy Learning Solutions LLC

Birchwood Payroll Inc

Edmonds Landscaping LLC

Executive Tan

Nashua Catholic Jr. High School

 

 

Ticket for a Teacher Sponsors – Many thanks to those who sponsored our teachers:

Mrs. Susan Bullock

Ms. Elizabeth Cote

Mr. Joseph Galibois & Ms. Jacqueline Toia

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Lisa Gropman

Ms. Julie Maher

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Joan McCabe

Mr. Tom McCarthy

Mr. Alejandro Mirles & Mrs. Liza Tirado-Calzada

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin & Amy Corriveau

Mr. & Mrs. George & Gloria Davison

Mr. & Mrs. Todd & Beth DeRego

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew & Sheryl Dion

Mr. & Mrs. Marc & Kate Graham

Mr. & Mrs. Corey & Jamie Gregoire

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Kim Lafleur

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Sabine Lamere

Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Gina-Marie Samarel

Mr. & Mrs. David & Ellen Valade

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey & Mary Woodward

Mr. & Mrs. Vladislav & Theresa Yasevich

Sr. Joan Messier & Sr. Anne Marineau

Mr. Donald Surprenant

 

 

NEXT WEEK! Annual Fund Honor Roll of Donors – Less than one WEEK left to have your donation listed on the Honor Roll of Donors! Gifts received by March 31, 2018 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!

 

Safety Reminder – After recent tragic events, school safety is on everyone’s mind. We would like to remind parents and volunteers that ONLY designated school employees should open doors to the school and the church hall AT ANY TIME, even if the person is familiar to you. Controlling access to the building is of primary importance to keeping our students safe and we must insist on cooperation from everyone! Thank you for your help!

 

NEW! Holy Thursday Paraliturgy Please join us next Thursday, March 29, for our Holy Thursday Paraliturgy at 9:15 AM. 1st grade will be preparing the service.

 

Standardized Testing -- The Diocese has contracted with another company to replace the Terra Nova test.  The new test is called NWEA. NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed Pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths. Their tools are trusted by educators in 145 countries and more than half the schools in the US. We are very pleased with this choice. Testing will happen for grades 2 through 6 the week of April 9 to 13 with make-ups the following week. More information will be shared with parents as we approach the testing dates.

 

NEXT WEEK! Good Friday/Easter Monday No SchoolJust a reminder that we do not have school NEXT Friday for Good Friday, March 30 and Easter Monday, April 1!

 

LAST CHANCE! Yearbook News – The deadline for ordering the Yearbook and/or Personal Messages/Sponsorships has been extended to this Friday, March 23 because of the snow days! The Yearbook is a wonderful memento of the school year and includes photos of ALL the students! Yearbooks are an affordable $20 and may be personalized with your child’s name for an additional $4.00. Personal messages to your child can be purchased for $10 each. Family and business sponsorships are also available. Check out the important ordering instructions HERE! NO orders will be accepted after this Friday!

 

Financial Aid Applications for 2018-2019 – Applications for Financial Aid for the 2018-2019 school year are now open. All oldest and only students were sent home with a packet of information regarding the Financial Aid process before Christmas vacation. Please read the information carefully. All families interested in financial aid MUST follow the packet instructions or aid will not be given. Families must apply to the Children’s Scholarship Fund prior to applying for St. Christopher Financial Aid through FACTS. If your family does not qualify for the Children’s Scholarship Fund as stated in their application process, you may move ahead to applying for St. Chris Financial Aid through FACTS.

 

Family Dance -- Our Annual Family Dance, coordinated by the Parent Group, will take place on April 14 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! A ticket order form is available HERE .

 

NEW! Paper Wednesday News Next Wednesday, March 28, will be the next paper Wednesday News! Please send any information to be distributed to either 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 . Thanks!

 

LAST WEEK! After Care in First Grade THIS Friday, March 23, is the last day that Friday After Care will be held in the 1st grade. Please go to the 1st grade doors to pick up your children! Due to a conflict in the Church Hall, After Care will also be held in 1st Grade on Monday, March 26.


NEW! Nashua Catholic Registrations Due Nashua Catholic Jr. High would like to remind 6th grade students that registrations for the 2018-2019 school year are now due. This is particularly important for those seeking financial aid and support. Please call 882-7011 and ask for Mary Kirkwood with any questions.

 

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.

 

THIS WEEK! Rivier University International Spring Festival Senora Bichrest shares that Rivier University will hold its International Spring Festival on March 23 at 6:30 PM at the Memorial Building Event Hall on campus. The festival will include international culture, food, dance, karaoke and celebration of unity through global presentations from India, China, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Uganda and more. Admission is $5.00 for non-Rivier University members. For more information or to RSVP, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by March 10.

 

NEW! Flamenco Dancer – Senora Bichrest also would like to share that Cheryl Berman, the flamenco dancer who did the day-long dancing workshop with our students last year, will be part of the “Spanish Weekend in the White Mountains” on the weekend of April 27. More information about the weekend can be found HERE.

 

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

 

K of C Lenten Friday Fish Dinners -- Knights of Columbus from St. Patrick and St. Christopher Parishes will be serving Baked Fish Dinners on Fridays during Lent, through March 23.  The dinners are served from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at St. Christopher’s Church Hall.  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 the church following the dinners.

 

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, March 22

Theresa Yasevich

Joanne Thurston

Angela Labrecque

 

Friday, March 23

David Savino

Lisa Blanchard

Catherine McQuaid

Kate Aquino

 

Monday, March 26

Cindy Reardon

Tara Canaway

Jacqueline Ward

Rochelle Roberts

 

Tuesday, March 27

Joe Lamere

Lorraine Barry

JoAnn Howell

Jeff Rol

 

Wednesday, March 28

Jen McGowan

Ramona Telford

Jacqueline Leonardi

Fern Blomquist