November 3, 2021

 

 

NEW! Thank You - Thank you to Msgr. Richard Kelley, retired pastor of St. Christopher Parish, for returning to celebrate our All Souls Day mass at the lower campus on Monday!

 

Winter Uniform began November 1 - This past Monday, November 1st, marked the beginning of our winter uniform season on both campuses! Please be sure that students are dressed appropriately. Please keep in mind that all uniform pieces must be purchased from Red Brick Clothing.  Here’s the changes that went into effect….

 

Lower Campus: 

  • Boys must now wear navy blue uniform pants. Shorts may be worn again on April 1.
  • All students must wear navy uniform sweatpants over their shorts for gym class.

 

Upper Campus:

  • Boys must now wear khaki uniform pants. Shorts may be worn again on April 1.
  • Girls must now wear either khaki uniform pants or plaid skorts. Shorts may be worn again on April 1.
  • All students must wear the blue long sleeved oxford shirt with the SCA logo. Short sleeve polo shirts may be worn again starting April 1.
  • All students must wear uniform sweatpants over their shorts on gym days.

 

 

November No School Days -- Please mark the following NO School Days on your November calendar:

  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break

NEW! Parent-Teacher Conferences - Another date for your calendar! Parent-Teacher conferences will take place the week before Thanksgiving. Upper campus conferences will be held the evening of Wednesday, November 17 and lower campus conferences will be held the evening of Thursday, November 18. More details will be forthcoming from your child’s teacher.

 

NEW! Upper Campus Tri-County Basketball Tryouts (Grades 6-8)

  • Girls Basketball
    • Monday 11/8 - 4:30-6:30 PM
    • Tuesday 11/9 - 2:45-3:30 PM
    • Wednesday 11/10 - 2:45-4:30 PM
  • Boys Basketball
    • Monday 11/8 -  2:45-3:30 PM
    • Tuesday 11/9 -  4:30-6:30 PM
    • Wednesday 11/10 -  4:30-6:30 PM

 

Athletes are expected to attend each day of tryouts. Please bring plenty of water, athletic clothing (basketball reversible practice jersey only if you have one), and sneakers. Students are allowed to stay after school in the cafeteria until their tryouts begin but they will be responsible for aftercare charges. 

 

UPDATED!! Tri-County Basketball Parent Meeting -- Tomorrow night's basketball information meeting has been cancelled. Mr. Farris will be sending out an email to all parents of those students who have signed up for basketball at the upper campus. If you do not see an email by tomorrow morning, but your child is interested in upper campus basketball, please reach out to Mr. Farris directly at rfarris@saintchrisacademy.org. 

 

NEW! Upper Campus Wrestling and Spirit Teams -- We are currently looking for coaches for the middle school wrestling and spirit (non-competition) programs. Along with trying to fill these vacancies, we are still working behind the scenes to get all this information put together so we can relay it most effectively to the parents of those interested students. More information on these teams will be given shortly, and we will hold a separate brief informational meeting for these teams. Exact start dates are still TBD.  

 

NEW! LIBRARY NEWS - Changes to the Lower Campus  Birthday Book Program  - This year we will be approaching the Birthday Book program a little differently since the books are taking a very long time to come in! If you would like to order a book for the library in your student's name commemorating their birthday, please send an email to me and let me know. Your student will choose a library bound book and I will send home a slip with the book name and cost, usually between $10-$15. Once the book comes in, I will process it with a bookplate which will include your student's name, their birth month and school year. The bookplate will be placed on the inside cover.Your student will be the first to check it out! I will be sending home notices in November and January. You do not need to wait for a notice. The sooner we get the orders in the better! Thank you so much for supporting our school library. Happy Reading!

 

NEW! Ski Club Survey - Do you love to ski? Does your child love to ski? We are conducting a survey of interest in our Ski Club. The club will run on Friday nights from February 18 to March 24 at Pats Peak. (We will not be skiing during February vacation.) For more information, or to complete the interest survey, please click HERE.

 

TONIGHT! CYO Basketball Open Gym and Tryouts - Anyone still interested in joining CYO basketball this winter? The schedule below is for CYO open gym and tryouts. Please note that any parents that come into the gym will need to wear masks the whole time they are in the building. Coaches can take their masks off once “practice” starts. Students who are playing do not need masks. Any students or siblings who are here just to watch will need to wear a mask. 

 

3rd/4th Grade Co-ed Division

Tryouts TONIGHT Wednesday, November 3rd

Upper campus gym

5:00 to 6:00 PM

 

5th/6th Grade Boys and 5th/6th Grade Girls Divisions

Open gym, TONIGHT Wednesday November 3rd

Upper campus gym

6:00 to 7:30 PM

 

Tryouts, TBD

 

Questions? Contact Tracy Beauregard (tbeauregard@saintchrisacademy.org)

 

NEW! SCRIP for Christmas! – Did you know that you can purchase gift cards to most popular retailers and restaurants quickly and easily online through the Shop with Scrip Program…AND benefit St. Chris at the same time? Click HERE, create an account using our school code 751C7D6L13155, order gift cards from a long list of retailers and restaurants and the gift cards will be shipped directly to the school. You’ll usually receive your gift cards in under a week, and the school receives anywhere from 1.25% to 14% of your gift card purchase! Christmas is a perfect time to give the program a try, with gift card options like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, Target, and Barnes and Noble!  SCRIP also has an app for your phone! Makes ordering and managing gift cards soooo easy! Check out RaiseRight by ShopWithScrip!

 

NEW! Donation Drives -- Helping others less fortunate than ourselves is always a priority of our Saint Chris community, especially as the challenges of winter approach. To that end, we have two important donation drives happening over the next few weeks at both campuses:

 

Socks and Underwear Drive - Student Jack Foster is coordinating a drive to collect new socks and underwear to benefit at-risk veterans and those who are homeless within our community through the Officer Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund. Collection bins will be available in both lobbies until November 19. Please see the flyer HERE

 

Coat Drive - We will also be collecting new or gently used warm coats for children and adults as part of the Coats for Kids and Families Coat Drive hosted by Anton’s Cleaners. There will be a box for collections in the lobbies of both campuses from November 8 through November 15. Please see the flyer HERE for more details.

 

Lower Campus Birthday Treats - A reminder to lower campus parents that when sending in birthday or holiday treats for your student’s classroom, ALL treats must be individually wrapped, commercially-prepared, prepackaged items. Things like Rice Krispie treats, juice boxes, small individual bags of chips or pretzels, candy, carrot stick and dip packets, etc. are fine. Home baked items, even if individually wrapped, or communal fruit or veggie trays are not allowed. (Note: Non-food items are also a great choice! Think pencils, sticker packages, etc.) These restrictions are necessary to eliminate any potential COVID or other virus exposure. Thank you!

 

Hot Lunch Orders for December - Ordering for December’s Hot Lunch is now open and runs through midnight on the 15th on Booli.com. Please be sure to place your order early in case of technological difficulties. You will receive an email confirmation once your order has been placed….if you do not receive that email, your order has not yet been placed and your child will not receive Hot Lunch for the month.

 

Applications for 2022-2023 - Do you know a family who would like to join the Saint Chris community next year? Do you have a younger child who will be ready for PreK or Kindergarten next year? Applications are now being accepted for new students for the 2022-2023 school year! Veteran families can complete a new student application through their Family Portal. New families should start the process HERE. Note: Reenrollment for all current students will take place starting on January 1, 2022.

 

NEW! 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 AM and 3:00 to 5:30 PM. They accommodate students on snow days, two hour delay, early release, no school days (except for the major holidays) and even if there is a power outage :) They also provide care on the Christmas, February and April vacation weeks. If interested, please call...880-6575.