March 28, 2018

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

March 30 NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

April 1 – 15 Hot Lunch Ordering Opens on

April 2 NO SCHOOL – Easter Monday

April 6 Mass – 9:15 AM – Church – 4D preparing

April 10 School Board Meeting – 8:00 AM – Library

April 14 Family Dance – 6:00 PM – St. Patrick Parish Gym

April 15 Hot Lunch Ordering on Boonli ends at midnight

April 18 Paper Wednesday News

April 20 Earth Day Free Dress

April 20 Poetry Slam – 1:45 PM – Church Hall

April 21-29 NO SCHOOL – April Vacation

April 30 – May 4 NWEA Standardized Testing



Thank you! A thousand (and more!) thank you’s to all those who made last weekend’s Auction such an amazing and incredible evening! We had a fabulous time in support of St. Chris and it would not have happened without the efforts of so many people:


  • Our Auction Co-Chairs, Tricia Casey, Faby Gagne, and Jenn Torosian, who had the vision, enthusiasm, and organization over the past year to pull off this huge event!
  • Our Auction Committee, the largest ever, for their unbelievable efforts with the decorations (sooo beautiful!), acquisitions, technology, seating, and event night logistics! The group includes Alison Nardone, Lisa Blanchard, Ellen Valade, Betsy Hansen, Kevin Corriveau, Lisa Gropman, Don Whalen, Todd DeRego, Meighan Garcia, George Torosian, Corrine Zeman, Luc Sirois, Jen Hamson, Jamie Gregoire, Meghan McCarthy, Sarah Rol, and Jeff Gropman.
  • Our parents, who supported the Auction with donations, business connections, and, of course, attendance at the event!
  • Our sponsors – Pine Auto Parts, The Aquino Family, Center for Physical Therapy and Fitness, Red Brick Clothing, and Kalil & Kress Family and Cosmetic Dentistry – for supporting our school and it’s students!
  • Our advertisers – PAL Force Football & Spirit, Literacy Learning Solutions, Edmonds Landscaping Company, Birchwood Payroll, Executive Tan, Appletree Business Services, Align Credit Union, Kevin Brown/Knights of Columbus Insurance, Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School, and Toyota of Nashua!
  • Our Ticket for a Teacher sponsors, who provided our teachers with a wonderful gift of a free ticket!
  • Sky Meadow Country Club, our hosts for the evening, who went above and beyond everything they did for us.
  • Our teachers for their creativity and work on the awesome class projects!
  • And finally, our students, for being the best inspiration of all!


And speaking of the Auction, our wonderful photographer, Michael Richards, shared some great photos of the evening HERE. Check them out!


THIS WEEK! Annual Fund Honor Roll of Donors – Gifts received by THIS Saturday, 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!


THIS WEEK! Holy Thursday Paraliturgy Please join us THIS 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 30-May 4 with make-ups the following week. More information will be shared with parents as we approach the testing dates.


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


NEW! Spring Uniform PolicyApril is upon us next week, which means that we will move into our Spring uniform policy! Boys are will be allowed to wear the navy blue uniform shorts on non-gym days.


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 going home in this week’s paper News. Forms can also be downloaded HERE.


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 20 at 1:45 PM in the Church Hall. Parents are encouraged to attend!


NEW! Earth Day Free Dress Not only is April 20 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! Summer Work Books -- Your child has worked hard and make great academic progress this summer…help him or her keep those skills sharp over the summer! This week’s paper Wednesday News includes a flyer for “Summer Books” an opportunity to provide your child with daily grade level review and practice. While not required, these books are highly suggested for all students…not only are they educational, but they are fun, too! One page per day provides a thorough academic review of the year. To order, visit Summer Books online at


NEW! Hot Lunch Ordering – It’s that time again! Hot lunch ordering for May will be open from April 1 through midnight on April 15 on Please be sure to place your order early in case of technical difficulties as we cannot accept late orders. Also, please note that the Hot Lunch program ends for the year on May 25.


Spring Concerts – Hard to believe, but it’s almost time for our Spring Concerts! Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

May 8 @ 10:00 AM         Grades PreK-2 Spring Concert         St. Christopher Church (Doors open at 9:30 AM)

May 14 @ 6:00 PM         Fine Arts Spring Festival                  St. Christopher Church

May 15 @ 10:00 AM         Grades 3-6 Spring Concert          St. Christopher Church (Doors open at 9:30 AM)


NEW! April VacationMark your calendar…April vacation is coming soon! We will be having fun in the sun (we hope!) from April 21 through April 29!


NEW! Last Days of School -- Who’s ready for summer vacation?! Start making your plans now…here’s the dates for the last days of school:

  • PreK and Kdg will have their last day on Friday, June 8. This will be a half day.
  • Grade 6 will finish their last day of school on June 7 at the conclusion of the Graduation Lunch. The Graduation Mass and Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM. More details will come from the 6th grade teachers.
  • Grades 1-5 will finish the year on Thursday, June 14 at 12:30 PM.


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.


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! Fr. Kelley welcomes and encourages all families to attend mass at St. Chris and to get involved in the parish!


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 29

Lisa Campbell

Mary Schreiner

Angela Labrecque


Friday, March 30

No School – Good Friday


Monday, April 2

No School – Easter Monday


Tuesday, April 3

Louie Juris

Jane Karageorge

Melissa Michels

Steve Rooney


Wednesday, April 4

Beth Dargin

Ginny Dargin

Erika Cote

Staci Felder