September 29, 2021

NEW! Thank You - A very special thank you to our teachers and staff who extended their long days by many hours last week for our Parent Information Nights! Your dedication to Saint Christopher Academy and its students is always much appreciated!

We also extend thanks to all who supported our lower campus library with a purchase from the online Scholastic Book Fair! 

UPDATE! One more day for Calendar Raffle tickets! Tomorrow’s the last day to turn in those Calendar Raffle tickets! We start pulling winners on Friday!

FINAL Incentive! Any student who brings in a raffle ticket either today or tomorrow can have a FREE DRESS Day this Friday, October 1!

Tuition Raffle - 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!  

Classroom Contests - Since the last Wednesday News, 5G has taken over the lead in the lower campus classroom contest, while Mr. Purcell’s Advisory has taken the lead at the upper campus!

Top Sellers - The top 3 sellers on each campus will receive Target gift cards!

NEW! Upper Campus Drama Club - The upper campus Drama Club will begin meeting on Thursday October 7th. The Drama Club is for students grades 6-8 interested in theater activities. Members of the club work on acting, stage-craft and other aspects of being a part of a production whether on stage or back stage.The club will normally meet Thursdays after school from 2:39 - 3:39 PM in Dr. Borden’s room (room 100). When Drama Club begins work on a production, days and times will change.

NEW! FLL Lego League - Students from 5th - 8th grade are invited to join the Saint Christopher FLL Robotics Team. Members will design, build and program a robot that can accomplish up to 16 unique tasks. At the end of the season, the team will have an opportunity to show off their skills when their robot competes against over 75 teams in the state. The season will run from October 3rd to December 4th, and practices will be on Fridays after school and Sunday evenings. Spots are very limited, and will be given on a first come first serve basis. Please use the Sign Up Genius HERE to sign your student up to participate!

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!

NEW! School Portraits - School portraits have been scheduled for October 13 on both campuses. This year, we have changed photographers and will be using O’Connor Studios out of Tewksbury, MA rather than Lifetouch. In the near future, you will receive an email series from O’Connor reminding you of the upcoming portrait date and asking you to create an online account to order portraits. (Note: Once you have created your online account, you will no longer receive the reminder emails.) We are excited about this change and look forward to seeing how O’Connor captures our students’ smiling faces!

NEW! Water Filler Stations at the Lower Campus - Two of our fabulous parents recently reached out to us about replacing our lower campus water fountains with water bottle filler stations...and we agree it’s a great idea! These stations are a super way to allow kids to stay healthy by upping their water intake and to be environmentally proactive at the same time! The project will cost approximately $5,000 total for two stations, one on the first floor and one on the second. If you are interested in contributing to the project, you can contact Marta Nissen at mnissen@saintchrisacademy.org or forward a donation to her attention.

NEW! Additional Facilities Projects - We also have two exciting projects in the works at the upper campus! Please contact Marta at mnissen@saintchrisacademy.org if you would like to support either of these efforts!

Gym Audio System - If you’ve ever attended one of our many events in the gym at the upper campus….from athletic events and drama productions to masses and graduations...you know that the gym’s aging audio system is less than adequate. We are working on replacing that system so that we can hear everything loud and clear from all parts of the gym! The cost on this project would be approximately $15,000.

Science Lab Upgrade - While this project is still at an early stage, we are investigating ideas for modernizing this important space at the upper campus.  This large classroom offers many possibilities for deepening our STEM curriculum with updated lab equipment and programming to further engage student interest in the sciences. Estimated cost for this project is still under development.

Hot Lunch Ordering for November- Hard to believe, but online ordering for November’s Hot Lunch through Boonli.com begins on Friday! Since we can not accommodate orders placed after midnight on the 15th, please be sure to log in early just in case you run into technical issues. Orders are not placed until you complete the entire ordering process and receive a confirmation email from Boonli. 

UPDATED! Upper Campus Volunteer Slot - Only one Hot Lunch volunteer slot left at the upper campus! (The lower campus is completely full…..thank you!) This would be a once a month commitment on the following Tuesdays: 10/12, 11/19, 12/7, 1/18, 2/15, 3/22, 4/19, 5/24. Please see the Sign-Up Genius HERE to volunteer! Thank you! 

NEW! Lower Campus Hot Lunch Laundry Volunteer - The lower campus is looking for a few parents to work “behind the scenes” on Hot Lunch by doing the Hot Lunch laundry once or twice a week. This isn’t a heavy load...just a few aprons and small towels. If you can help, please send Marta an email at mnissen@saintchrisacademy.org. Thanks!

NEW! Pickup Parking Reminder- Parents of Nashua riders who park in the upper parish parking lot are reminded that they should not be parking in any of the spaces closest to the rectory. Thanks!

NEW! No School Reminder - Please remember that we will have NO school on Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11. Friday is a professional development day for our teachers, and Monday is the Columbus Day holiday!

St. Christopher Parish Grade 2 Students! RECONCILIATION begins THIS weekend- 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 THIS WEEKEND- 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.