February 17, 2021

 

 

NEW! Thank You! -  This week, we thank our upper campus faculty and staff for the fabulous Step-Up Day experience they provided for our 5th and 6th grade students last week! The students really enjoyed meeting their future teachers and getting a taste of life at the upper campus! 

More thanks to share from Corpus Christi Food Pantry for our donations during Catholic Schools Week...we donated 746 pounds of food for a value of $1,207.22! Great job!

 

THIS WEEK! Yearbook Orders -- Ordering for our school yearbook ends THIS Friday!! The yearbook is a wonderful memento of the year at Saint Chris and features portraits and photos of ALL students, from PreK through grade 8! Please click HERE to learn more and order your yearbook! Deadline for ordering, placing personal messages and 8th grade ads, and purchasing family sponsorships is THIS February 19, so don’t delay! Please note: 8th grade students will receive a complimentary yearbook as part of their graduation festivities. However, parents who would like to place an 8th grade graduation ad or purchase a personal message or class sponsorship must do so through the yearbook form above by February 19.

 

March Early Release -  Mark your calendars! Our next Early Release Day will be on Friday, March 5. Students at the upper campus will be released at 11:30 AM and students at the lower campus will be released at 12:00 PM. There will be no After Care that day.

 

Principal Survey - Parents are asked to please take a moment and complete the Principal survey HERE that was sent last week on behalf of the Catholic Schools Office. Thank you!

 

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.

 

NEXT WEEK! February Vacation - Our February vacation is fast approaching! We will be off school from Monday, February 22 to February 26. IMPORTANT COVID REMINDER: Please remember that if you travel outside of New England, our current policy is that your child cannot return to school until 14 days after your return to New Hampshire. If you will be traveling, please let your student’s teacher know as soon as possible.

 

NEW! COVID Reminder - Please remember that if ANY person in your immediate household is waiting for the results of a COVID test (rapid or PCR), students who also live in the house may not attend school until a negative result is received. This is imperative to keeping our students safe and we appreciate your cooperation!

 

NEW! Casual for a Cause - As we have for the past several years, we are happy to participate in Catholic Medical Center’s Casual for a Cause fundraiser to support CMC’s “Reach Out and Read” program. On Wednesday , March 10, students and staff on both campuses can come to school in free dress (no sweatpants, shorts, or leggings)  for a donation of $2! All proceeds from the event will go to the Reach Out and Read program which provides books to young children at their annual physicals. What a great way to celebrate National Reading Month in March!

 

NEW! St. Patrick’s Free Dress - We’ll be wearin’ the green on March 17 for our annual St. Patrick’s Day free dress! Students on both campuses should wear green or white (no sweatpants, shorts, or leggings)...shamrocks encouraged! 

 

NEW! Men’s Lenten Study on the Church’s Sacraments -- Fr. David invites all men of the school to attend the Lenten Study on the Church’s Sacraments on Mondays of Lent from February 22 to March 29, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Church Hall. Mask wearing and social distancing will be observed. This is a great opportunity for men to gather together and deepen their appreciation

and understanding of the awesome graces of the Church’s Seven Sacraments. We will be

using the “Sacraments” study program produced by Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire

Ministries. Open to men of high-school age and up. Those under 18 must attend with an adult.

Attendance at all sessions is not mandatory for participation. It is recommended that you

purchase the ‘Study Guide’ ($24.95) for preparatory reading and discussion questions. It can be purchased on the Word on Fire website at HERE. Please RSVP at info@stchrisparishnh.org.

 

NEW! Women’s Lenten Bible Study: A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary -- Women of the school are invited to attend the Women’s Lenten Bible Study on Tuesdays of Lent from March 2 to April 13, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Church Hall. We will have time for discussion, fellowship, and prayer as we travel through the special season of Lent together alongside our Mother Mary. Additionally we will discover a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit through a select number of videos from the Wild Goose Series. We will meet in the Church Hall and will adhere to the CDC rules for social distancing and face coverings. No previous Bible study experience is necessary; come as you are. Women of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend as we discover how to deepen our faith, enhance our relationship with our Mother Mary, and walk with the Holy Spirit through the season of lent. The only item you will need to bring to the study is the book - A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary, by Fr. Edward Looney. Books can be ordered right on Amazon for around $12. Please email Danielle Schuh at Lizotte.danielle@gmail.com to register or with

any questions. *Financial assistance is available upon request - we want everyone to have a chance to deepen their faith.

 

 

Annual Fund  - Our total is currently over $48,000! We appreciate the generosity of all our donors and their confidence in Saint Christopher Academy!  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. If you haven’t had the chance to donate please consider doing so! All donations, no matter the size, are MOST appreciated. To donate online, please click HERE. All donations made by March 31 will be included in our Honor Roll of Donors over the summer!

 

NEW! Greater Nashua Little League - Registration for the  Greater Nashua Little League 2021 season is now open. Tryouts will be held on March 7, 14, and 21. To register, please visit the link 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.