October 23, 2019

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 – So many thanks for everyone who made yesterday’s Vocation Day a HUGE success! Our Faith Outreach Committee outdid themselves with coordinating the day and recruiting so many wonderful speakers. Our amazing parents provided an array of delicious food for our brunch and acted as gracious escorts for our honored guests. And our speakers spoke to our students with such love and genuine excitement about their vocations. Thank you all! Special thanks go to Lorrice Bedard for putting together the day’s speaker schedule (no small task!) and creating our first ever Catholic Quiz Bowl for the 5th and 6th grade students (a most exciting event!)!     



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!



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!



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.


MONDAY EVENING! 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 this coming 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. 


TOMORROW NIGHT! Parent Group Meeting Our Parent Group will be holding its first meeting of the year TOMORROW, 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?!?



NEW! Huskies Cheerleading Goooooo Huskies! Our cheerleading program is open to any student in grades 2 to 6! Students will cheer at CYO basketball games from December through late February/early March. No experience is necessary! Sign-ups and uniform fittings are scheduled for 5:00 – 6:00 PM TOMORROW night, October 24 and Monday, October 28. Please see the cheerleading flyer HERE for more information!


NEW! Open House for Prospective Families Spread the word! St. Chris will hold its Fall Open House for Prospective Families on Wednesday, November 6! This drop-in Open House will run from 9:30 – 11:00 AM and all prospective families are invited whether they are interested in enrolling for this year or next! We know that many of our families come to St. Chris through personal referral from family and friends…thanks for helping us putting out the good news about St. Chris!



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!


NEW! Paper Wednesday News Next week is the paper Wednesday News for October! If you have any material to be included, please email either Jackie at jlangenfeld@stchrisschoolnh.org or Marta at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org. Thanks!


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!    


NEW! Extended Care Phone Our Extended Care teachers would like to remind everyone of the Extended Care phone number, 603-438-4735. Parents are encouraged to call or text this number if they need to contact the teachers during the Extended Care hours. All dismissal changes during regular school hours should still be directed to the front desk at 603-882-7442. 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!


NEW! Bishop Guertin Trunk or Treat The Bishop Guertin National Honor Society invites families to attend their annual Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Bishop Guertin High School! This afternoon of fun will include decorated trunks, games, performances, and, of course, candy! All are welcome and costumes are encouraged! Please see the flyer HERE for more information.


THIS FRIDAY! PreK Parent Lunch – The PreK Take Your Parent to Lunch event has been rescheduled to THIS 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!


THIS THURSDAY! Kindergarten Parent Lunch – Kindergarten parents will be treated to their own Take Your Parent to Lunch program THIS Thursday, 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 24

Diana Morel

Tara Stolz


Friday, October 25

Stacey Cardinale

Liza Tirado Calzada

Karla Hall


Monday, October 28

Melissa Francoeur

Tara Canaway

Katie Osborn


Tuesday, October 29

Karla Chamoun

Staci Felder

Annette Cameron


Wednesday, October 30

Andrea and Jeff Rugg

Sara Thomas

Erin Sarette