October 16, 2019

October 18 Spirit Day Free Dress and CrAzY Mrs. Clarke Day

October 22 Vocation Day – Mass at 9:15 AM

October 24 Kindergarten Parent Lunch – Noon – Church Hall

October 24 Parent Group Meeting – 6:30 PM - Library

October 25 PreK Parent Lunch – Noon – Church Hall

October 28 Auction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – Margarita’s

October 30 Paper Wednesday News

October 31 Halloween Free Dress

October 31 Cafeteria Day



NEW! Thank You – This week’s thank you’s go to Liza Tirado, Julie Knapp, and Emily Uong for their help with the Lifetouch photos this morning!   



Looking for a List of Daily Calendar Winners? – You can find the list quickly by clicking HERE or going to the News Announcements part of the front page of the website and looking for the "Calendar Raffle Winners" article!



THIS WEEK! Spirit Day and CrAzY Mrs. Clarke Day -- Since we met our school goal of 2,000 tickets sold, CrAzY Mrs. Clarke will make an appearance on October 18! This will be a Husky Spirit Free Dress Day…students may wear any St. Chris gear or blue and white! In addition, the tuition raffle winner will be drawn at 10:00 AM at Nashua Catholic…watch the live stream on the Nashua Catholic Facebook page!


NEW! Help Needed! Volunteers needed, please! We are looking for parent volunteers to hang up and take down student artwork in the hallways of the main school building. Instructions, materials and project labels will be provided by Mrs. Fessenden. Folders of student work that is ready for display will be placed in a labeled drawer or cabinet in the middle of the upstairs hallway, in between the teachers room and the computer room. Please contact Mrs. Fessenden at rfessenden@stchrisschoolnh.org with any questions or to volunteer! Thanks!


THIS WEEK! Chess and Games Club: St. Christopher Chess and Games Club will start THIS Friday, October 18 from 7:50 AM to 8:30 AM in 5M. The club is for grades 1 to 6. Kids learn to play basic Chess and some board games. It is an opportunity for children to learn and play across different classes/grades. Kids need not know how to play to join the club and will pick up the game after a few days. Parents are welcome to join. 5M is located on the 2nd floor. If you enter through the before care door and take the stairs the class room is on your right. The Chess club will be held every Friday at the same time on school days. There will be no Chess club on school holidays or when the school is canceled for weather or other reasons. Sign your child up to the Chess and Games Club via SignUp Genius HERE.

Chess Club Volunteers – The Chess Club is looking for volunteers! Chess Club meets on Friday mornings from 7:45 to 8:30 AM in 5M. Parents do not need to know how to play chess, just be willing to help monitor the club members while they learn! If interested, please contact Tal Murthy at tal.murthy@gmail.com if you are able to help out!


STEM Extracurricular Programs – The STEM Committee is busy putting together a number of STEM related extracurricular programs for this year! While many of the activities already have a coordinator/leader, we are looking for adults to lead additional programs in computer programming (Scratch and Java) and photography/video. Program usually run for 6 weeks. For more information or to volunteer, please contact committee chairperson Sophie Marquis at STEM@stchrisschoolnh.org.


Auction Committee Meeting – We had a GREAT first meeting! We discussed theme (In the Winners Circle with St. Chris!), decorations, sponsors, advertisers, potential trips and other big ticket items, and more!  We’d love to have anyone who is interested join this fun group to plan our big night! The next Auction Committee will take place on Monday, October 28 at 7:00 PM at Margarita’s in Nashua. There’s a place on the Auction Committee for everyone, including those interested in theme/decorations, item procurement, technology/computers, class art projects, reservations/seating, etc.! Meetings are held monthly through December, then bi-weekly during January and weekly in March, although Committee members “come and go” as needed with their role on the Committee. Contact chairperson Jenn Torosian at auction@stchrisschoolnh.org for more information. 


Parent Group Meeting – Our Parent Group will be holding its first meeting of the year on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 PM in the library! Please join us! This group offers every parent (everyone’s a member!) the opportunity to get involved with enrichment programs for our students and wonderful community events for our families. Among the many programs and activities the Parent Group coordinates are:

  • Used Book and Uniform Sale
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
  • End of the Year Barbecue
  • Special Enrichment Guests 
  • Teacher Appreciation Events
  • New Ideas?!?



Christmas Shopping Committee Meeting – It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas! Our Christmas Shopping event takes place from December 4 through 6 in the church hall and provides students the opportunity to purchase special gifts for their family members. All gifts range in cost from $1 to $6 and every class and student will visit the shop during the big event! The Christmas Shopping Committee will meet on Monday, November 4 at 6:30 PM in the library to plan. Many elves are needed…please plan on attending this meeting to get in the holiday spirit!



NEXT WEEK! Vocation Day – Our annual Vocation Day will take place NEXT Tuesday, October 22 and we will be welcoming over 20 special guests! This wonderful day gathers priests, sisters, deacons, and lay ministers together to share a mass with our students, attend a casual breakfast reception, and then visit with the students in their classrooms. Mass will take place at 9:15 AM and everyone is welcome to attend it and the breakfast reception.  We are looking for food and paper product donations to make our brunch festive and delicious for our guests, so please check out the SignUp Genius at https://tinyurl.com/VocationDayBrunch2019. Thank you!


Ski Club Registration is Open!  Ski Club is open to skiers in Grades 3-6, runs for 5 weeks and will start-up on Friday, January 10th.  Please contact Tara Canaway at tcanaway@gmail.com if you are interested in joining and were unable to attend last week’s organizational meeting.

To register, purchase your passes on the Crotched Mountain website.  Our club registration deadline is November 15th. An awesome benefit this year:  kids get season passes valid at all 7 Peak resorts with their ski club pass!!!

  • Go to https://www.crotchedmtn.com/voyager-program/
  • Scroll down, click the “BUY NOW” button.
  • At the VIP Login page, use the following user name and password to access St. Chris Ski Club:  User Name:  CMSTCHRSC  Password:  scscmember(case sensitive)
  • Click ‘See Available Items’, then ‘Friday Youth Cards’ for the 5-week program pass.  Youth Season passes are also available.  (Lessons will be listed as an optional add-on after you select the pass.)  Follow directions for checkout.
  • Important!If your child will need to ride the bus to Crotched please email tcanaway@gmail.comto reserve a seat.

If you have questions about which passes/options to purchase, please contact Tara.  If you have questions or issues with the website, please contact Amy Daniels at Crotched Mountain – 603.588.3668 ext 232.  Thanks!    


Halloween Free Dress and Cafeteria Day – Thursday, October 31 will be a booooo-tiful day here at St. Chris as our kids dress in their favorite orange, black, and white Free Dress outfits! Please keep our Free Dress rules in mind when picking out an outfit!

The day will also feature our first Cafeteria Day of the year! All students will be eating their lunch in the Church Hall that day. It’s crazy….but oh-so-fun!


PreK Parent Lunch – The PreK Take Your Parent to Lunch event has been rescheduled to Friday, October 25 in the Church Hall at noon! Our littlest students will put on a very short performance and then will share a pizza lunch with you!  The event lasts approximately one hour. PreK parents should return the RSVP form distributed in their child’s home folder as soon as possible!


Kindergarten Parent Lunch – Kindergarten parents will be treated to their own Take Your Parent to Lunch program on Friday, October 24 at noon! Add it to your calendar!


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, October 17

Nadra Bell

Susette Parks


Friday, October 18

Lisa Blanchard

Catherine McQuaid

Kate Aquino


Monday, October 21

Marilyn Hogan

Lisa O’Connor

Carol Cyran

Diane Lorden


Tuesday, October 22

Emily Uong

Heather McCorry

Heather Spinney


Wednesday, October 23

Beth Dargin

Ginny Dargin

Ann Scalione