September 22, 2021

Book Fair

THIS WEEK! Scholastic Book FairThe online Scholastic Book Fair is OPEN through this Sunday, September 26. Shop our online book fair HERE for some great books! Do you need gifts for upcoming birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas? Feel free to shop for yourself or forward the link to family or friends who might be interested!  Thank you for shopping at our book fair! Happy Shopping! Happy Reading!

TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT! DROP-IN PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS: This new format will be on a drop-in basis so that we can minimize the number of parents in our buildings at one time. Parents are welcome to visit their children’s teachers at either campus from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on the night indicated by the first letter of their child’s last name below. Because all visitors to our school are required to wear masks in accordance with our COVID policies, all parents will also be required to wear a mask this evening.

 

  • Families with last names starting with A to K attend on Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at both campuses.
 
  • Families with last names starting with L to Z attend on Thursday, September 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Online Athletic Calendar - Our website now includes a page dedicated to the upper campus Athletic Events calendar! Please click HERE to keep up with all that’s happening with upper campus sports!

Volunteers and Safe Environment Training - All parents who will be volunteering in the school (Hot Lunch, cross country, FLL, etc.) must complete the mandatory Safe Environment training through the Diocese of Manchester. All volunteers must fulfill the following requirements: 

  • Visit the Diocese of Manchester volunteer webpage HERE and complete a Diocese of Manchester Volunteer Application. The Diocese will forward your application to the school;
 
  • Complete background checks for all states in which you have resided during the past 5 years. (Links to background checks are listed on the Diocesan volunteer webpage.) The background check form must be printed, notarized, and returned to the school. Do NOT include payment with the form;
 
  • Complete child abuse awareness training online through the Safe Haven training site by following the directions HERE;
 
  • Read and acknowledge our diocesan Code & Policy (you will complete this at the end of your online training). You may print out the completion certificate, but it is not necessary. The school receives automatic notification of your completion of the training. 

Substitute Teachers Needed - Saint Chris is looking for substitute teachers on a per diem basis!  Substitute teachers are needed periodically throughout the year starting immediately. Our subs are very valuable to us and we would be happy to talk with you about joining our school family. College education or experience working with children is preferred. Substitutes are paid per day worked. Please contact Mrs. Clarke at cclarke@saintchrisacademy.org if you are interested!

Bike Racks - For safety sake, students who are riding their bikes to school should be sure to lock them to the bike racks at each campus. The lower campus bike rack is located by the church alongside the upper parish parking lot. The upper campus bike rack is located near the teacher’s parking lot in the rear of the school. 

Mask Wearing on School Buses - It has come to our attention that a number of Academy students are not wearing masks while riding the bus to and from school each day. Please be aware that masks are required on school buses by a January 2021 order from the Center of Disease Control. If your student is not wearing a mask while at school, he or she must still wear a mask while on the bus. Please speak with your student about the importance of following this regulation. Thank you for your help with this important matter!

NEW! Hot Lunch Begins- Hooray! Hot Lunch service begins next Monday, September 27 for those who preordered lunch using Boonli.com. Upper campus students will also have a limited number of a la carte items available (fries, cookies, etc.) in addition to the usual ice cream concessions items. Because our food is not prepared onsite at the lower campus, these extra items are not available there. If a lower campus student forgets to bring lunch, he or she will be asked to call home. NOTE: If this happens and you need to bring lunch to school, please refrain from delivering items directly from fast food establishments such as McDonald’s, Chik-Fil-A, etc., as this creates issues in the classroom for students who would want the same “treat”.

NEW! Hot Lunch Volunteers - The beginning of our Hot Lunch service also means the start of our Hot Lunch volunteer schedule! Many thanks to those who kindly volunteered! The Hot Lunch volunteer schedule for the lower campus can be found on the lower campus portion of the website HERE and the volunteer schedule for the upper campus can be found HERE.

NEW! Additional Volunteer Opportunities - We are still in need of a few more volunteers for the Hot Lunch program! The upper campus needs volunteers on Monday and Tuesday and the lower campus needs a volunteer to fill a Friday spot. All would be a once a month commitment. Please see the Sign-Up Genius HERE for the specific dates that are needed. Thank you!

NEW! Tuesday, September 28 - We are in need of a single Hot Lunch volunteer at the upper campus this coming Tuesday, September 28! If you can substitute that day, please contact Marta at mnissen@saintchrisacademy.org. Thanks!

UPDATE! Calendar Raffle Fundraiser Keep those calendar raffle tickets coming!! At this time, we have sold just under 1,500 tickets towards our 3,500 goal...and 10 days to meet that goal! We have some GREAT prizes this year, including gift cards to fabulous stores and lots of CASH! Every family is asked to sell a minimum of 10 tickets at $10 per ticket. This is the first of our three (and only three!) major fundraisers, so we are really counting on your support! 

  • Don’t forget, as in the past, for every 10 raffle tickets your family sells, you will earn one entry into a raffle for a $1,500 Tuition Credit or $1,000 Cash!  
 
  • We’ve started awarding Surprise Prize Free Dress passes to student sellers! 
 
  • 5E is STILL in the lead for our lower campus class competition, while Mrs. Bannon’s Advisory has taken the lead at the upper campus!
 
  • Don’t forget...new this year...the student seller of each daily winner in October will receive a Free Dress pass! 

 

NEW! Masks at Sports Games - Please remember that all visitors and volunteers, including spectators at indoor Academy athletic events, must wear a mask per our COVID protocols. 


 

St. Christopher Parish Grade 2 Students! RECONCILIATION begins 10/3 -

Baptized students in Grade 2 and up from St. Christopher Parish who are seeking Reconciliation should register for this class. Students and a parent attend 8 Sunday evening classes and prepare to receive this wonderful sacrament. Visit stchrisparishnh.org for registration information.  Questions? Email: Christine Mercurio at cmercurio@stchrisparishnh.org 

 

 

St. Christopher Parish Grade 3 Students! CONFIRMATION begins 10/3 -

St. Christopher Parish students in grade 3 who received their Reconciliation last Fall may register for this CONFIRMATION class. This class meets on approximately 7-8 Sunday mornings. Families will attend the 10:00 AM Mass and then proceed downstairs for class from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Students and a parent participate together as they learn and prepare to receive both Confirmation and Eucharist in Spring 2022. Students registering for this class also register for First Eucharist, which runs from January to May 2022. Sacrament prep forms can be found at the parish website to print and return- stchrisparishnh.org  Questions? Contact Alex Sullivan at asullivan@stchrisparishnh.org or Christine Mercurio at cmercurio@stchrisparishnh.org.

 


STARTS NEXT WEEK! Women’s Bible Study at St. Chris Parish -- Are you exhausted? Has striving and hustling left you feeling frazzled and out of control? Do you crave a life of holiness but have no idea how to get there? We can help!

          Walking with Purpose is offering the perfect Bible study for you: Keeping In Balance.  In this study, we’ll explore Biblical ideas for managing life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness. And the best part? You get there by journeying with a group of women eager for the same things. 

Ladies, this is not one more thing on your plate—it’s THE plate that will help you carry everything else with the grace and strength that can only come from a Christ-centered life. Sessions start on Tuesday, September 28th and will go until the beginning of March - with some breaks built in. We will meet weekly, downstairs in the church hall, from 7-8:30 with every 3rd Tuesday off.

For more information or to register contact Danielle Schuh - lizotte.danielle@gmail.com. Also feel free to visit Walking with Purpose online www.walkingwithpurpose.com for more information and or to order your book.* We hope to see you there! A life of simplicity and rest awaits you!  *Financial assistance is available upon request  - we want everyone to have a chance to deepen their faith!!