January 27, 2021

 
 

NEW! Congratulations! -  Congratulations to all those upper campus students who achieved high academic excellence for the second quarter of the school year! We have so many outstanding scholars who are working very hard! Please see the Principal’s List, High Honors, and Honors students HERE!

 

Financial Aid Applications for 2021-2022 Applications for Financial Aid and the Children’s Scholarship Fund for the 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted. All families with a financial need are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible! To apply, parents must do the following in this order:

  1. Apply to the Children's Scholarship Fund HERE if eligible. (The eligibility rules are listed on the Children's Scholarship Fund website) The Children's Scholarship Fund is a source of financial assistance for families in need in NH. Awards are made on a first come, first served basis, so parents are encouraged to apply early.
  2. Apply to St. Christopher School Financial Aid through the Financial section in your Family Portal (click on the link under “Financial Links” on the right side of the window).  The level of Saint Christopher School Financial Aid is determined by FACTS. Please be aware that Saint Christopher Financial Aid will take into account any award from the Children's Scholarship Fund when awarding aid to families.

 

NEW! February 10 No School Day - As previously announced, Wednesday, February 10 will be a NO school day so our teachers may attend professional development!

 

Parent Demographic Information - Parents now have the ability to update their own personal demographic information (name, address, phone, etc.) in the Family Portal, allowing the school to have quick access to important contact information. To update, log in to your Family Portal and look for “Family” in the left hand navigation menu. Select “Family Home,” then look for “Parent Demographic Information Form.”

 

NEXT WEEK! Family Directory - As we continue to expand our Family Portal with valuable information for our parents, we will soon be debuting our online Family Directory! This directory is ONLY available in the Family Portal to families who are currently registered in the school. The Parent Demographic Form discussed above includes the opportunity to select what, if any, information you would like included in the online Family Directory. Please take a moment to complete that form! The online directory will go live on Monday, February 1st!

 

NEXT WEEK! Catholic Schools/Spirit Week Next week is Catholic Schools Week/Saint Christopher Academy Spirit Week! We have many fun activities planned for the week, including themed free dress days, a movie afternoon, and ice cream goodies. Students will bring home a copy of the schedule on Friday, but you can also find the schedule for the week HERE!

 

Day of Giving: Saint Christopher Academy is excited to once again participate in the National Catholic Education Association's Catholic Schools Week online giving campaign: Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools, on February 2-3, 2021. During this day of philanthropy, camaraderie, and fun, we invite all those who have been touched by Saint Chris to join together to meet our donation goal. 100% of every donation made through this page during the Many Gifts, One Nation campaign will directly benefit our students. If you have not already donated to this year's Annual Fund, or would like to increase your gift, join with others across the country who are supporting their own Catholic school on this exciting day!

Our plans for the day include incentives for donors, plus ongoing donation updates, videos, and photos on our social media platforms! Be sure to check us out on Instagram @saintchrisacademy or Facebook at facebook.com/SaintChrisAcademy to get in on all the fun!

 

NEW! Upper Campus Donation Request - Our upper campus is running a bit short on paper towels and would love a little parent help in replenishing our supplies! Donations can be dropped off by students in school nurse Corrie Zeman’s office. Thanks!

 

Remote Learner Photos - We are starting to put together our Yearbook and are in need of photos of our remote learners in action! In particular, we are looking for photos of students in uniforms as they work and attend class at home. Please email all photos to Carol Fiore at cfiore@saintchrisacademy.org.

 

Front Door Morning Drop-off - Please remember that according to our COVID procedures, no students should be waiting at the front doors of the school prior to the first bell of the day. Once the bell rings and the doors are open, students may get out of their cars and enter the buildings. Keeping social distancing is important, even outside the building before the school day starts. 

 

NEW! Parking Lot Pick-up Reminder - For our students’ safety, please do not ask children to meet you at your car in either the upper or lower parking lots. The high volume of cars moving in and out of the parking lots makes it very unsafe for students to walk across the parking lot alone without a parent or guardian. 

 

UPDATED! Annual Fund  - Thank you to all those who have already returned their Annual Fund donation! Our donation total so far is just shy of $40,000 with gifts from 160 different families...hooray!  All gifts to the Annual Fund stay here at Saint Chris and directly benefit our students through advanced academics, updated technology and facilities, and other important programs. In addition, because the cost of educating our students exceeds our tuition, EVERY St. Christopher School student receives discounted tuition supported by our fundraising efforts. We ask you to support our mission to provide an excellent Catholic education to all students at Saint Christopher Academy by donating to the Annual Fund at the level your family is most comfortable. All donations, no matter the size, are MOST appreciated. To donate online, please click HERE.

 

Happy Hearts Day Care - Happy Hearts Daycare, located across the street from the lower campus  at 12 Cushing Ave has two openings for extended care. The hours are 6:30 to 8:30 and 3:00 to 5:30. We accommodate on snow days, two hour delay, early release, no school days (except for the major holidays) and even if there is a power outage :) We also provide care on the Christmas, February and April vacation weeks. If interested, please call...880-6575.

 

Applications Open for New Students in 2021-2022 -  Registrations are now OPEN for NEW students for next year, from PreK 3 through grade 8. If you have a younger child who you would like to join us next year, please visit the front page of the school website at SaintChrisAcademy.org and click the Apply Now button to get started! Please also pass the word to any new families.

 

NEW! Nashua Area Spring Sports -  It may be cold out but it’s not too early to start thinking about spring sports!

Nashua World Cup will hold a virtual tryout session on January 30 at 10:30 AM. More information and registration available at www.worldcupsoccerclub.org.

 

Nashua Blast Lacrosse has information about their spring lacrosse program available at https://tinyurl.com/NashuaBlast2021Flyer