April 4, 2018

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! Many thanks to all of our parents who attended the Holy Thursday Paraliturgy last Thursday! The 1st grade students who so excited to see so many people come out to support them as they presented their very first religious service for the school!


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.


Spring Uniform Policy – April is here, which means that we have moved into our Spring uniform policy! Boys are 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 can be downloaded HERE.


NEW! LIBRARY NEWS -- Birthday Book Program - If you are interested in a purchasing a book to commemorate your student's birthday, please contact Mrs. Noon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Feel free to send in an email or a note. Mrs. Noon will help them hand pick a library quality birthday book that suits their interests. Books typically range in price between $10 - $15. It doesn't matter if their birthday passed or if it is over the summer!  Thank you for helping our library grow!


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!


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!


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! The “Summer Books” program is 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 summerbookcompany.com.


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 Boonli.com. 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.


NEW! Late Pick-Up for After Care -- Please remember that After Care ends promptly at 5:30 PM. Parents should plan accordingly and all children should be picked up by that time, with no exceptions. Late fees apply for any children who are not picked up by 5:30 PM.  Thank you for your help with this!


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)


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


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.


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!


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, April 5

Julie Knapp

Melissa Murrin

Angela Labrecque


Friday, April 6

Rob Lembree

Rakhi Grover

Stacey Cardinale

Liza Tirado Calzada


Monday, April 9

George Torosian

Marilyn Hogan

Carol Cyran

Kristin Wilson


Tuesday, April 10

Jeff Rol

Kelly Ayotte

Lorraine Barry

JoAnn Howell


Wednesday, April 11

Sasha Shaplyko

Francine Richardson

Fern Blomquist

Alicia Maffei