May 5, 2021

 

 

NEW! Thank You! - Wow! Our teachers are so touched by the wonderful goodies our families have shared with them for Teacher Appreciation Week! Thanks to the Hickey family for Crosby’s donuts at both campuses, to Linda Rousseau for chocolate chip cookies at the lower campus, to the Bruttaniti family for the Greek delicacies at the upper campus, and the Bievenue-Cernuda family for the bagels and muffins at the upper campus!

 

 

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Online Auction GOES LIVE for bids 

THIS Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 AM!

 

Click HERE to preview, register, and BID!

 

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor…

Kevin Brown - Knights of Columbus Insurance 

 

 

Thank you to our Wildcat Sponsor…

Curtis & Mary Jane King

 

 

Thank you to our Bronze sponsors…. 

O2 Express

RISE Dance Studio

Joseph and Karla Hall

Nashua Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry LLC

NH Holistic Health Associates

Kalil and Kress Family Dentistry

Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace Assembly No 1506 

Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise

Smith and Heald Funeral Home

Dave and Ellen Valade

Prestige Barbershop

 

Special thanks to our Decked in Diamonds Sponsor

Days Jewelers Nashua

 

And special thanks to our Cooler Raffle Sponsor…

Knights of Columbus Council 13904

 

 

 

 

Wowza! Thank you to Teacher Appreciation Sponsors:

Eleni Eliades, Katherine Shrieves, Luc Sirois & Faby Gagne, Kelly Ciardelli, Paul Schmitt, Erica Lilley, Lori Szydlik, Julie Phelan, Kristina Gilmer, Tracey Bradshaw, Fred Daniels & Nancy Trask, Mel & Kathy Speidel, Michaela Zebrak, Diane Gear, Barrett & Jessica Brown, Erin Mello, Corey & Jamie Gregoire, George & Jennifer Torosian, Quang & Emily Uong, Ed & Michelle Canto, Rachel & Dan Ricker, Deb Matson-Champagne, Michele Hope, Frank & Amy Teas, Krista Radford, Lindsay Toomey, Lisa & Tim Klein, Maria Cosa Neal, Louis & Stacey Cardinale, Jessica & Dan Hickey, Alfonso & Meighan Garcia, Aaron & Kira Dufoe, Shannon Sullivan, Alex Bruttaniti, Karla Hall, Pamela Card, Shane Rooney, Jessica Irwin, Brian & Nicole Horan, Sarah & Jeff Rol, Tran Trang, Kristin & Jake Schuller, William & Tabitha Cora, Michelle Mogielnicki, Amy Tefft, Theresa & Brian Scanlan, Bridget Jaracz, Michael & Laura Ekstrand, Dianne & Michael McGrade, David Leclerc, Eric & Catherine London, Nick & Jessica Ackerman, and Jonathan, Michelle Oro, Nathan & Louise Goulet, Sasha & Nick Frasca, Kevin Martin, Karin O’Donnell, Amanda Quinlan, Alex Sullivan, Leah Lyon, Christine Sculos, Jay Patel, Mark Sekula & Sarah Ryman, Mark Gill, Kimberly Fleming, Thomas Neary, Christopher & Melissa Sprague, Nicole Bouvier, Michelle Lusignan, Anil Potluri, Jaclyn Leland, William & Caitlin Davis, Alya Abboud, Thomas Nichols, Ann Marie Pellechia, BHHS Verani Nashua - Kristine Healey, Becky Kosterman, Theresa Yasevich, Jennifer Young, and Tal & Deepa Tallamaraju.

 

Tuition Raffle

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 through the virtual auction website from 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 8 through 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 15!. Raffle drawing will be livestreamed on Saturday, May 15 at 6:00 PM on the virtual auction website!

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NEW! Teacher Fair #2 -- Spread the word! We had a great turnout for our last Teacher Fair, but we still need more fantastic educators to join our expanding community in the fall! Our next Teacher Fair will take place on Thursday, May 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the upper campus. We are looking for teachers and substitutes to join our fabulous faculty on both our upper and lower campuses.! Teachers with certification from grades prekindergarten through grade 8 are encouraged to apply. We are also looking for daily and long term substitutes, as well as After Care teachers. During the Teacher Fair, applicants will have a mini-interview with Mrs. Clarke and meet other faculty and staff. Applicants should complete the Diocesan Teacher Application HERE  prior to the Teacher Fair. For more information, please contact Mrs. Clarke at cclarke@saintchrisacademy.org.

 

NEW! Upper Campus Placement Tests  -- Combined with standardized testing results and report card grades, p lacement tests at the upper campus level allow teachers to properly academically level students and best ensure their success at Saint Christopher Academy. Current in-school 6th grade students at the Academy will take math and English placement tests on Friday, May 14 during their regular school day. Current remote 6th grade students and students who are new to the Academy will take the placement test at the upper campus on Saturday, May 15 starting at 9:00 AM (doors open at 8:30 AM). More information is available from Admissions Coordinator Lorrice Bedard at lbedard@saintchrisacademy.org or Sue Coker at scoker@saintchrisacademy.org.

 

UPDATED! Summer Vacation Dates -- 

June 9 

-- Early Release at 11:30 AM for upper campus students only (grades 7 & 8) 

-- Final day for 5th and 8th grade students 

-- 5th grade Convocation (5:30 PM at the Upper Campus)

June 10 

-- Final day for 6th grade students

-- 8th grade graduation (7:00 PM at the Upper Campus)

June 11 

-- Final day for grades Prekindergarten to grade 4 and grade 7. This will be an Early Release Day with grade 7 released at 11:30 and grades 1-4 released at 12:00 PM. Prekindergarten will be released at 11:40 AM and Kindergarten at 11:45 AM.

-- 6th grade promotion ceremony (7:00 PM at the Upper Campus)

 

2021-2022 School Calendar - Our school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year has been approved! You can find it HERE. Please note that like this year, the schedule may be a bit fluid based on the COVID situation during the year. However, you will be informed of any schedule changes as soon as possible!

 

NEXT WEEK! No School on May 12 Next Wednesday, May 12, is the last of our scheduled Teacher Professional Days, so there is NO school that day!

 

NEW! Memorial Day No School - Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day….and there will be NO school that day!

 

NEW! Early Release Reminder - Friday, June 4 will be an early release day for both campuses so that teachers can attend a Diocesan event. 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.

 

NEW! LIBRARY NEWS:

 

Birthday Book Program - May 7th deadline  Wow! Over 60 birthday books have been donated to the library this year! Thank you so much for your generosity. There is still time to order a birthday book or a graduation book for our library. Books are taking a bit longer than usual to arrive, so please send me an email by May 7th stating that your child would like to participate. It doesn't matter when your child's birthday was, or if it's coming up this summer! To expedite the process, I will meet with your student and send home a slip with the book title and cost. Once I receive the payment, I will order the book. When the book comes in, I will place a bookplate on the inside cover with your child's name on it, and they will be the first to check it out! Contact Mrs. Noon at dnoon@saintchrisacademy.org!

 

Book Returns - May 14th is the last day to put books on hold!

The last day for students to put books on hold is May 14th. After that, I will be collecting all library books, unless it is a book report book and the student still needs it. If you are wondering which books your student has checked out, visit the online catalog and log in using their username and password. Students in grades 2-6 have login information. If you would like their username and password, please email me and I will send it to you. Thank you for your help with getting all of our library books returned in a timely fashion! Thank you and Happy Reading! Mrs. Noon

 

Handmade Blanket Collection-- Help Elise Tribou and her friend collect new gender-neutral handmade blankets for Project Linus. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug! The popular knotted fleece blankets, or otherwise known as no-sew blankets, are perfect for this drive and this is a great activity during April vacation. Blankets should be no smaller than 36” x 36” and no larger than 40” x 72”. Bring new handmade blankets to school and put them in the bins in the foyer (both upper and lower campus). The drive will run from Monday, May 3rd to Friday, May 14th. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Tribou at (603) 930-8646.

 

Camp Bernadette and Camp Fatima - Our Diocesan summer camps, Camp Bernadette for girls and Camp Fatima for boys, are accepting registrations for this summer! Our camps offer it all: incredible outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery and rock climbing; arts and crafts to spark imagination and creativity; camp life designed to create a sense of belonging and foster friendships among campers from all across the country; positive, energetic, experienced counselors;  and a gorgeous lakefront New Hampshire locations.  Click HERE for more information!

 

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