June 5, 2019

June 6 6th Grade Lunch – Noon – Church Hall

June 7 PreK/Kdg Last Day of School

June 7 6th Grade Graduation – 7:00 PM – Church

June 11 School Board Meeting – 8:00 AM – Library

June 13 Mass – 5G preparing

June 13 Grades 1-5 LAST DAY – Early Dismissal at 12:30 PM – NO After Care


NEW! Thank You –  What an amazing night we had at last week’s BBQ! It was a beautiful night with record numbers of families our having fun and delicious food! Many, many thanks to our Parent Group for their hard work in putting on the event, especially event coordinator Mary Woodward!


NEW! Coolers -- Thank you to everyone who loaned us a cooler or pop-up tent for either Field Day or the BBQ! We have a number of them left and want to be sure they get to their rightful owners! Please stop by the lobby to pick them up ...thanks!


NEW! Summer Office Hours – During the summer, the school office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30-11:30 AM. Please come to the front door and ring the bell as usual and someone will let you in the building and meet you downstairs! We will also be closed during the week of July 1-5.


Tuition Agreements Overdue – Tuition Agreements for the 2019-2020 school year are now overdue. Please return them to Mrs. Abucewicz as soon possible!


UPDATED! Private Tours – Even through school is ending! private tours can still be scheduled throughout the summer! To arrange, please have the prospective families call Jackie at 882-774, ext. 114.


NEW! PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Playground Play Dates – August is Playground Play Date month for our PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students! All children entering PreKindergarten and Kindergarten are welcome to stop by the playground on the 1st four Mondays in August (5, 12, 19, and 26) from 9:00 – 10:00 AM. This is a great time for the kids…and parents (!)….to make important connections with friends before the school year begins! Please join us!


NEW! Back to School Supply Lists -- For all of you who like to shop ahead, s the Back to School Supply lists for the Fall, including any reading that should be completed over the summer, can be found by clicking HERE!


NEW! Final School Mass – Please join us next Thursday, June 13 at 9:15 AM as we give thanks for the wonderful school year that is ending and the summer that is just beginning! 5G is preparing the mass.


NEW! Tape, Posterboard, and Sharpies We are close to filling the wish list for Mary Gate of Heaven Orphanage in Haiti, but we still need some rolls of scotch tape, packing tape, posterboard, and a few Sharpies.  Can you pitch in an item or two? Please see the SignUp Genius HERE for specific details.   The Sisters of Holy Cross and volunteers extend their gratitude and prayers for Saint Christopher School.  Many thanks to the families who have donated!  Please bring your items to the front desk by this Friday (June 7th).


Cross Country Sign-Ups – Cross Country sign-ups for Fall 2019 are now open! The program is open for students in grades 2 – 5 in the Fall (Grade 6 runs with Nashua Catholic Jr. High School).  Practices are held two afternoons after school each week starting the first week of school (and hence the early sign-ups!). The team is currently limited to 75 runners for safety sake, but may be expanded with additional parent coaches. Cost is $35 per runner or $60 for families. Sign-ups for the team may be accessed by clicking  HERE.  


INSTAGRAM -- If you’re on Instagram (and over the age of 13), please “follow” St. Chris  . . . and check out our posts!   We’re trying to increase our social media presence and encourage new families to join our school.  The more followers we have, the easier it is for people to hear about us. Thanks so much for your help!!


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:

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

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

THIS WEEK! PreK and Kindergarten Last Day – June 7

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


Fall Back to School Dates -- And just as we’re finishing up this year, we start looking ahead to NEXT year! As you look at the dates below for the start of school, you’ll notice that we have a little different schedule for the first few days. While our Meet the Teacher date is before Labor Day, school will actually officially begin with ALL students reporting for the opening day on September 3. This is the Tuesday following Labor Day. This schedule change was mandated by the Diocese of Manchester Catholic Schools office and will be the same throughout all Catholic schools is NH. We hope you enjoy the extra few days of summer vacation!

PreK/Kdg Play Dates: Mondays from August 5 through August 26

Meet the Teacher: 9:00 – 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 29

1st Day of School for all students: Tuesday, September 3

Parent Information Night: 6:45 PM on Monday, September 9


Fr. David to Receive Diocesan Award – We are excited to announce that Fr. David will be receiving the Clergy of the Year Award at the upcoming Diocese of Manchester’s Excellence in Education Gala! This award recognizes Fr. David for the impact his deep faith, combined with his boundless energy and desire to share his love of the Lord and the Catholic Church, has had on our school. The award will be presented at the Gala on June 20 at the Grappone Center in Concord. Congratulations to Fr. David!


Congratulations also go to Mrs. Cindy Clarke, who was nominated for The Spirit of St. Elizabeth Seton Award NH Catholic School Leader of the Year award and Miss Karen Narkis, who was nominated for The Spirit of St. John Baptist de la Salle NH Catholic School Teacher of the Year award.


Band/Fiddle for 2019-2020 -- Band Director David Bailey and Fiddle Squad Director Alison Bailey invite all students who will be in grades 3-6 in the Fall to consider joining Band and/or Fiddle Squad! Music is a fun and exciting way for students to expand their academic experience, make new friends, and build self-esteem (among MANY other benefits!). Band registration information can be found HERE and Fiddle Squad registration can be found HERE.


Summer Reading Help -- Does your child need some extra help in Reading over the summer? 2nd grade teacher Nicole Jacques will be available to tutor at St. Chris on Thursdays. To arrange, please contact her at [email protected] 


Summer Tutoring Available – Are you interested in extra help for your student this summer? 5th grade teacher Kerry Goltsov will be available to tutor at St. Chris from Monday through Friday. To arrange, please contact her at (603-318-4356 or [email protected].


Vacation Bible School!!! 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 [email protected] for more information or to volunteer!