March 3, 2021

 

 

NEW! Thank You! -  Thank you to the Abboud and Cook families for their delicious candy and cake gifts to our faculty and staff! Everything was happily shared and devoured in just one day!

 

LAST CHANCE! YEARBOOK!  8th grade graduate ad submissions are due this Friday, March 5th.  Please send your ad to Carol Fiore at cfiore@saintchrisacademy.org.  When you create your ad, please use these file specifications:

Size: 3 ½” W x 4 ½ “ H

Format: JPG, PNG, or PDF

Resolution: 300 dpi or greater

 

Also, calling all late yearbook orders!  For anyone who has not yet purchased a yearbook but would like to do so, the order form (for books. personals, sponsorships, and ads) is still open. (Note, 8th grade students do not need to order the yearbook itself.)  Please submit any orders by Friday March 5th, as we are in the process of creating/ordering the book now.  Orders can be placed HERE. Thank you for your support!

 

Please note: We will be invoicing parents for all yearbook orders, personal messages, 8th grade ads, and family sponsorships early next week through the Family Portal!

 

THIS FRIDAY! March Early Release - THIS Friday, March 5 is an early release for both campuses. Students at the upper campus will be released at 11:30 AM and grades 1-6 students at the lower campus will be released at 12:00 PM. Prekindergarten will be released at 11:40 and Kindergarten will be released at 11:45. There will be NO After Care that day.

 

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! 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, 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! Spring Sports Coaches Needed - Spring is almost here!! We are looking for coaches for our Tri-County teams (grades 6-8) in softball, golf, and track. Please contact Mrs. Clarke at cclarke@saintchrisacademy.org if you are interested!

 

NEW! Spring Art Club @Upper Campus - Mrs. Michael invites all upper campus students to join the Spring 2021 Wildcats Art Club! The group will meet Mondays after school and will help students enjoy art and learn more about artists, color theory, and painting! This can be a remote activity for students who are attending school from home. Cost is $40. Please download, complete, and return the form HERE, with payment, to the upper campus. 

 

NEW! Basketball Open Gym - Coach Williams would like to invite all rising 6th & 7th grade students (co-ed) interested in basketball up to the Upper campus to work out with the Varsity Boys & Girls basketball teams on Wednesday March 10th and Thursday March 11th from 3-4:30 PM. Any interested students should bring plenty of water and be prepared to workout with a mask on at all times. If interested, please email Coach Williams at: pdwmerrimack@comcast.net with your intent of participation. 

 

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! Spirit Shirts- They are back by popular demand! Our Sprit Shirt vendor has reopened the ordering website for our Spirit Shirts! You can order shirts HERE!

 

NEW! Schedule Change- The Diocese has informed us that our teachers will be attending a professional development program on the afternoon of June 4. Therefore, we will be making June 4 an Early Release Day. More details to come. 

 

UPDATED! Annual Fund  - The Annual Fund continues to grow! This week, we are up to $52,000 in donations from our wonderful families, friends, and alumni!  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! Hot Lunch Ordering - Hot lunch ordering for April is now open on Boonli! Be sure to place your order by midnight on March 15 as no late orders can be accepted! 

 

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NEW! Auction 2021!  - It’s time to start preparing for our Auction! Sadly, COVID precautions have caused us to forego our fabulous evening event at Sky Meadow again this year (2022’s date is already booked….fingers crossed!), but we are excited to be offering an alternative online auction in its place! Here’s some important information about the upcoming auction:

 

Bidder Registration and Item Sneak Peek open April 1

 

Online Auction open for bids from May 8 to May 15

 

Live event streamed on May 15 from 6:00 - 6:30 PM

 

Online bidding ends on May 15 at 10:00 PM

Donations: Help make this online event fun, exciting, and a great success! Item donations are always needed and appreciated! Donation ideas can be found HERE. To donate, please complete the online donation form at the bottom of the page HERE, then send your donation in to school by April 1. Thank you!

Sponsors and Advertising:  Sponsors of the auction receive a variety of benefits for their support, depending on their level of sponsorship. If you or your business are interested in being a sponsorship, see the information HERE to view the possibilities!

Thank you to our very first Bronze sponsor of the year…. 

Smith and Heald Funeral Home!

Teacher Appreciation: Aren’t our teachers GREAT? They've worked so hard all year long keeping our kids safe and helping them learn and grow even under these challenging circumstances. Show them how much you appreciate their efforts by treating them to a very special catered lunch, gifts, and prizes on May 14, the day before our virtual Live event! Teacher Appreciation sponsorships are $25 each and can be purchased online HERE (scroll down toward the bottom!).

Wildcat Pride Tuition Raffle: NEW this year! For the first time ever, our online auction will include a very special raffle for a FULL Academy tuition for the 2021-2022 school year! Tickets will be $50 each and only available from the online auction when the website is live from May 8 through May 15! 

 

NEW! COVIDEO #7 - Oh my....how time flies when you hang out in a busy school! Our fabulous alumni friend Evangeline submitted a new covideo during the holidays and we just now realized that we never posted it. Our apologies to Evangeline! Click HERE to view Covideo #7!

 

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.