March 27, 2019

March 29 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM – 5G presenting

March 29 After Care in 1st Grade

April 1 Hot Lunch ordering for May open

April 2 Staff Meeting – 7:30 AM – 5M

April 4 Monthly Mass – 9:15 AM – Church – 6W preparing

April 5 Faith Outreach Committee Meeting – 9:00 AM – Library

April 5 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM - Church

April 9 School Board Meeting – 8:00 AM – Library

April 12 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM – Church

April 17 Paper Wednesday News

April 18 Poetry Slam – 1:45 PM – Church Hall

April 19 – April 28 April Vacation!


NEW! Thank You – Oh, how do we thank the many, many, many, many people who contributed to the success of our 15th Annual Auction?! From through the donors, advertisers, and sponsors, and beyond to all those who attended…each and every person played a key role in this amazing evening! Very special thanks go out to our Auction Committee, under the direction of Auction chair Jenn Torosian, who have been hard at work on Auction plans since September:

Alison Nardone, Don Whalen, Todd DeRego, Lisa Blanchard, Ellen Valade, Betsy Hansen, Kevin Corriveau, Beth DeRego, Meighan Garcia, George Torosian, Corrie Zeman, Jamie Gregoire, Sarah Rol, Jenn Fisher, Meghan McCarthy, Jeff Rol, Andrea Tencza, Dave Tencza, Dianne McGrade, Lorraine Barry, Lindsay Kaled, Lisa Gropman, Nadra Bell, Melissa Michels         


UPDATED! Title I Tutor – Please welcome Katherine Gatsas, our new Title 1 tutor, to the school! Katherine is already hard at work in her “cloffice” and is excited to be at St. Chris!


NEW! Fine Arts Center As promised, we will be doing regular updates on news and progress of our new Fine Arts Center! While actual construction of the Center has not yet begun, we have had required asbestos testing and are waiting on the results. Once those results come back, we can more forward!

In the meantime, feel free to share information about the Fine Arts Center in the community! You can find more information about the project and how to support it HERE! Please note: Any donations made through the Paypal link on the Fine Arts Center page will be reserved for the Fine Arts Project. It will not be applied to the Annual Fund or any other fundraising effort.


NEW! Last Day of School – We made it! Spring has sprung and we do not have to add any makeup days to our calendar in June! Therefore, the schedule for the last few days of school is:

Grade 6 Graduation Lunch (12:00 PM) – June 6

6th Grade Graduation (7:00 PM) – June 7

PreK and Kindergarten Last Day – June 7

Grades 1-5 Last Day – June 13 – Release at 12:30 PM


NEW! Discounted Camp Bernadette (for girls) or Camp Fatima (for boys) – Is your child (ages 6-15) interested in attending either of the Diocesan sleepover camps this summer? We have one discounted camp to offer a lucky St. Chris student! This is a two-week overnight camp for children ages 6-15. The Camp Fatima session runs from June 30 to July 13, while the Camp Bernadette session runs from August 11 to August 24. Normally offered at a cost of $1,400, we are able to offer this extra special camp for just $500. Please contact Marta at for more information!


After Care in 1st Grade – The parish is once again holding their terrific Fish Dinners on Fridays during Lent, so our After Care will be relocated to 1st grade on all Fridays during this period. This will run through April 12. Please go to the 1st grade doors to pick up your children!


NEW! Monthly Mass – Our next monthly mass will take place on Thursday, April 4 at 9:15 AM in the church. 6W will be preparing the mass. Please join us!


NEW! April Vacation This year, April vacation begins on Easter weekend. As always, we will have Good Friday off from school. Therefore, our April vacation will run from April 19 through April 28!


NEW! FINAL Hot Lunch Ordering – Hot Lunch ordering for May will be open on beginning April 1st and will run through April 15. Hot Lunch will end on Friday, May 24. Because there will be NO Hot Lunch in June, this is the last Hot Lunch ordering period for the school year! As of May 28, all students must bring a bag lunch through the end of the year!


Stations of the Cross – During Lent, we are observing the Stations of the Cross every Friday afternoon. Please check the calendar above for upcoming dates and times.


NEW! Poetry Slam – Our student poets are hard at work writing their original pieces for the upcoming Poetry Slam! Please join us on Thursday, April 18, at 1:45 in the Church Hall!


NEW! Faith Outreach Committee – The Faith Outreach Committee will meet on Friday, April 5 at 9:00 AM  in the library to discuss next year’s Vocation Day! Please join us!


NEW! Music Lessons Ms. Daigle would like to offer the opportunity for private music lessons to any interested students! Please see the flyer HERE for more information!


NEW! Youth Ministry News:

Teen/Junior Group News – Our next event will be the Diocese of Worcester Middle School Rally on April 7. Open to 6th-8th graders. Contact Emily for details.


Family Game Night at Kid Group – Parents, siblings, stepparents, memeres, and all other types of relatives are welcome to Kid Group’s family game night! Challenge other families in Apples to Apples, pichenotte, and various other tabletop games. See you in the church hall on March 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Pizza will be provided.


Vacation Bible School Save the Date!!! St. Christopher Parish’s popular Vacation Bible School (VBS) with run from July 29-August 2, 2019! This year’s theme is ROAR! 2019: Life is Wild ~ God is Good. Registration forms are included in this week’s paper News ! Children ages 4 (entering pre-K) to Grade 5 are invited to come join us for a GRRReat time at Vacation Bible School this summer! We will travel to the African Savannah, a safari into the Bible, where we will sing, dance, create and play as we learn that even when our life gets WILD, God is always good! And we Trust in Him! We will need many adult helpers for the Safari trip of a lifetime! Please consider sharing your special talent! Email for more information or to volunteer!


NEW! Notre Dame Academy Presents AnnieThe NDA Drama Guild is pleased to present Annie on Friday, April 5th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. Please click HERE for a flyer!


Happy Hearts Day Care Summer Camp Openings – Linda Rousseau of Happy Hearts Day Care, located across the street from the school, has openings for children age 6 to 11 in her summer camp.  Activities include daily field trips, hiking, swimming, playgrounds, nature preserves, restaurants.  $175 per week, lunch and snacks included.  Please call Linda Rousseau at 880-6575 if interested. 


Fish Dinners -- Knights of Columbus Council 11907 will be serving Baked Fish Dinners on the Fridays in Lent through April 12. The dinners will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. The menu includes a generous portion of baked haddock, baked potato, vegetable, coleslaw, rolls, beverage and selections from our famous home cooked dessert table. Cost is $12. Pizza slices are available $2.00. Take out orders can be placed by calling (603) 717-4980. Cash checks and credit cards are accepted and Gift Certificates are available. If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Fish Dinner is also cancelled.


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 28

Kathleen Kenosian

Tania Isenberger

Danielle Pray


Friday, March 29

Jane Gill

Stacy Cardinale

Liza Tirado Calzada

Karla Hall


Monday, April 1

Cindy Reardon

Tara Canaway

Katie Osborn

Rochelle Roberts


Tuesday, April 2

Emily Uong

Joe Lamere

Jennifer Fisher


Wednesday, April 3

Beth Dargin

Ginny Dargin

Jessica MacDonald

Eswar Sabapathy