May 9, 2018

May 10 Ascension Thursday Mass – 9:15 AM – Church – 3rd Grade preparing

May 10 Used Book and Uniform Sale Set-Up – 1:00 PM – Church Hall

May 10 Used Book and Uniform Sale  -- 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Church Hall

May 11 Used Book and Uniform Sale – All classrooms attending – 9:00-2:00

May 14 Fine Arts Concert -- 6:00 PM -- St. Christopher Church

May 15 Grade 3 to 6 Spring Concert – 10:00 AM – Church (Doors open at 9:30 )

May 16 Teacher Appreciation Lunch – Noon – Church Hall

May 18 Lifetouch Spring Portraits Orders or Proof Returns Due

May 18 May Crowning – 9:15 AM – Church

May 20 Parish/School Mass – 10:00 AM – Followed by Coffee/Donut Hour

May 20 Open House for Prospective Students – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – School Lobby

May 23 Walk to School – 8:15 AM – Sargent Ave Park

May 23 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch – 8:30 – 9:30 AM – School Lobby

May 25 Faith Outreach Meeting – 8:45 AM - Library

May 25 Field Day – 12:40 PM – Sargent Ave Park

May 25 Hot Lunch Ends

May 28 Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

May 30 Paper Wednesday News

June 1 Faith Outreach Meeting – 8:45 AM - Library

June 1 First Friday Mass – 9:15 AM – 4D preparing

June 1 BBQ – 5:30 – 7:30 PM – Back Parking Lot

June 5 Staff Meeting – 7:45 AM – 5M

June 7 6th Grade Graduation Lunch – Noon – Church Hall

June 8 PreK and Kindergarten Last Day – Check with teacher for dismissal time

June 8 6th grade Graduation – 7:00 PM – Church

June 12 School Board Meeting – 8:00 AM – Library

June 14 Grades 1-5 Last Day of School – EARLY DISMISSAL at 12:30 PM

June 15 Summer Fun in the Sun!

June 24 Fr. Kelley's Retirement Mass -- 10:00 AM -- St. Christopher Church


Thank you! This week’s thank you goes to Mrs. Litch and Mrs. Donohue for their extra efforts in getting our new NWEA testing for grades 2-6 up and running! The first week of testing has been very successful and we are quite excited about the advantages of this test. Testing will continue over the next few weeks and we look forward to sharing the results with parents!


NEW! Tuition Agreements -- Our 2018-2019 budget has been accepted by the Diocese...yay! Therefore, Tuition Agreement Packets will be sent home with students today. Check those backpacks! If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Clarke at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Murrayann Abucewicz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Fr. Kelley Retirement -- Fr. Kelley recently announced that he will be retiring as pastor of St. Christopher Parish at the end of June. While we will miss having Fr. Kelley as the spiritual leader of our school and parish, we are very happy for him as he enters the next exciting phase of his life! Please make plans to attend his Retirement mass on Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 AM! (A new pastor for St. Christopher will be announced by the Diocese as soon as one is assigned!)


Admissions News:

We are continuing to look for new families to join our school community for Fall 2018!  History shows that our current happy families are our best resource for bringing in new students and we’d love to partner with YOU in this effort! A number of external factors, including full day Kindergarten in Nashua and other towns, area charter schools, and decreased birth rates make upcoming Admissions efforts very challenging, but very important for keeping our school full of happy children! Please consider helping us bring in new students:


NEXT WEEK! Promote Our Open House for Prospective Students The Spring Open House for Prospective Students will take place following the Parish/School Mass and Coffee Hour on May 20, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. If you know of someone who is interested in a St. Chris education for their child, this is a GREAT opportunity for them to stop in and take a look around! Our knowledgeable tour guides will show visitors around the school, and Mrs. Clarke and many teachers will be available to answer any questions.  Parents are also welcome to escort any friends or family who are interested in attending the school…and give them the inside scoop on all things St. Chris! Pre-registration is not required for the Open House and it is on a drop-on basis, but parents are welcome to call Jackie Langenfeld for more information at 882-7442, ext. 114.


Are you on Facebook? If so, share our Open House event on your page or on any community group pages you belong to! You can find the event on our school Facebook page at!


Share the good news – What YOU say about our school matters! Potential parents who are looking for a new school spend an enormous amount of time checking out reviews online and are looking to hear from other parents. Take a few minutes and leave a few positive words on any one (or more!) of these popular review websites:

Facebook (You’ll need to be signed in to Facebook first)

Private School Review

Great Schools


Google Reviews (You’ll need to be signed in to a Google account first)


Private Tours – Know someone who can’t make the May 20 Open House?  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! Used Book SaleOur Parent Group will be holding its annual Used Book and Uniform Sale tomorrow, May 10, and Friday, May 11! Collection boxes are available in each classroom for your donations of used books and uniforms! Donations of books, cd’s, dvd’s, and uniforms are most welcome! The Book Fair/Uniform Sale will be open from 3:30-5:00 on Thursday for families and all students will be visiting the Book Sale on May 11! Books are 50¢ and all uniform pieces are $2.00. If you are able to volunteer for set up, sales, or clean up, please visit the Sign-Up Genius HERE!


NEXT WEEK! Lifetouch Spring Portraits…and a Bike Raffle! All students received their Spring portrait proof packages before vacation…and they looked soooo cute! Please remember that if you are not intending on ordering a portrait package, you must return the proof to the school so we can send it back to Lifetouch. If ALL of our parents either order portraits OR return their proof to us by NEXT Friday, May 18, Lifetouch will give us a new bicycle to be raffled as part of our Field Day festivities!


NEW! FAITH OUTREACH – For over 25 years, our Faith Outreach Group has been augmenting the faith of our St. Christopher School family!  This committed group of parents and faculty looking for ways to be of service to our community and to continue to enrich our children's faith through events and service projects.  Upcoming planning meetings will focus on the coming year.   Everyone of all faiths is welcome as a part of the Faith Outreach Group…please join us! Upcoming meeting times are as follows:

May 25th at 8:45

June 1st at 10:30 following Mass

June 8th at 8:45

Many hands make light work. Please consider joining us! If you have any questions, feel free to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Walk to School Day – Let’s practice healthy habits and have some fun by walking to school together on May 23! Gather at Sargent Ave Park at by 8:15 AM and walk to school with friends! Parents and friends are welcome to walk with us!


Volunteer/Parent Brunch – As the year comes to a close, the teachers and staff of St. Chris would like to thank all of YOU for everything that you’ve done over the year to make St. Chris such a wonderful place! Please join us for an informal Volunteer/Parent Brunch prepared by our faculty/staff in the lobby immediately following our Walk to School Day event on May 23.  Don’t be modest…just come on by for a cup of coffee, a light brunch buffet, and our thanks!


BBQ – Our Parent Group is hard at work planning the annual FREE BBQ for all St. Chris families! Mark your calendar for Friday, June 1 and plan on a great time featuring hamburgers, hotdogs and all the sides! This is one BIG party and you aren’t going to want to miss it! Food is served from 5:30 – 7:00 PM! Uber-popular DJ Ryan will be back spinning the tunes!


May Crowning -- Our traditional May Crowning will be held Friday, May 18 at 9:15 AM. The procession to the church will take place outside, weather permitting, and the ceremony will include the traditional crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth.


The Car Wash Blues – Has your Spring visit to the car wash left your car without its St. Chris magnet? Don’t suffer the car wash blues….just email Marta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request another one! We love seeing our logo out and about on everyone’s car!




Birthday Books - Last chance to order a birthday book this year.  Please have your student see Mrs. Noon by Monday, May 14th.  Final orders will be placed on May 21st to allow time for processing.


Library Book Due Dates - The last week to check out library books is the week of May 14th. All library books are due back beginning the week of May 21st unless its for a book report or project. Notices will be going home the week of May 29th for those "hard to find" books.  Don't forget to check backpacks, under the bed, home bookcases, overnight bags, cars, lockers, siblings' rooms, get the idea!  Books have been found everywhere!  I guarantee they are not lost, they are just not found!  Thank you!  Happy Reading! Mrs. Noon


Hot Weather and Waters – The warm weather is here….yay! Parents are reminded to send their student to school every day with a water bottle to help them hydrate when they get warm. Small water bottles will now also be available on our snack cart for 50¢ for those who forget.



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

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

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


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.


NEW! TutoringAre you looking for some extra help for your child this summer? Mrs. G is available for Math, reading, and writing help. We can meet right at St. Chris! If interested, please contact Mrs. G at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Nashua Public Library Summer Reading Programs – The Nashua Public Library and the Nashua School District are working to ensure that all Nashua babies, children, and teens participate in summer reading programs to maintain the achievement gains of the previous school year. Summer reading flyers are available in our school lobby or online HERE. The library will also hold two upcoming family concerts…Steve Blunt’s Rockin Sing-Along on Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 PM and Rob Duquette on Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 PM.


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!


NEW! Calling all 5th and 6th Grade Students! – Next year, St. Christopher’s Youth Ministry is launching Junior Group: a ministry specifically for 6th-8th graders. Junior Group is a place to hang out with your St. Chris friends, eat some great food, and grow in your Catholic faith. We’ll be having a special Junior Group Preview Night for current 5th-7th graders on Sunday, June 3rd from 6-8pm in the Pennell Center. You don’t need to be a parishioner of St. Chris Parish to come; you’re already part of the fantastic St. Chris community. You can also join our Facebook group (St. Christopher’s Youth Ministry) or our Instagram page (@stchrisjg) to stay updated on events and meetings. Hope to see you soon! Any questions email Emily Murphy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


NEW! Calling all 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade Students! – Do you like God? How about your friends? And finally, dessert? If you like all three, then you’re going to love Kid Group. Kid Group is a place where 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders come to hang out with friends, eat some great food, and learn more about God. We’ll be having a special Kid Group Preview Night for current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders on Saturday, June 2nd from 6-8pm in the Pennell Center. You don’t need to be a parishioner of St. Chris Parish to come; you’re already part of the fantastic St. Chris community. Parents are welcome to stay for this preview night as well. You can also join our Facebook group (St. Christopher’s Youth Ministry) or our Instagram page (@stchriskg) to stay updated on events and meetings. Hope to see you soon! Any questions email Emily Murphy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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, May 10

Julie Knapp

Melissa Murrin

JoAnn Howell


Friday, May 11

Rob Lembree

Rakhi Grover

Stacy Cardinale

Liza Tirado Calzada


Monday, May 14

George Torosian

Marilyn Hogan

Carol Cyran

Kristin Wilson


Tuesday, May 15

Jeff Rol

Kelly Ayotte

Lorraine Barry

JoAnn Howell


Wednesday, May 16

Sasha Shaplyko

Francine Richardson

Fern Blomquist

Alicia Maffei