January 5, 2022

NEW! Thank You - Our faculty and staff are SO grateful for the many gifts they received this Christmas! Thank you!

 

NEW! Sleep in Heavenly Peace - We received a very kind thank you note from the Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter for the many, many pillows, sheets sets, blankets, bed-in-a-bag sets, mattress projectors, comforters, hats, and gloves to support local kids in need. Thank you VERY much for your support 

 

NEW! UC Spirit Week Thank You - The upper campus Spirit Week held the week before Christmas was a big success! Sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society, the week raised $682. Half of the proceeds will go to the NJHS Spring project and half will go to Gianna’s Place. Great job upper campus students!

 

NEW! Veteran Student Registration - Registration for current students for the 2022-2023 school year is now open!! Instructions for registration were emailed on January 1 to the parent listed as the primary enrollment contact in the student’s record.  (The enrollment responsible parent can be changed by emailing Marta Nissen at mnissen@saintchrisacademy.org). 

 

To complete our online registration process, the enrollment responsible parent should access the Family Portal through his/her existing Family Portal login:

  • Go to www.factsmgt.com
  • Our District Code is SCA-NH. Type in your username and password.  
  • After logging in, click on Apply/Enroll in the left menu.
  • Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment link.
  • The Online Enrollment system will open with a link to the registration/enrollment packet. Your information will be saved if you need to quit and come back later.

 

Registrations are due by January 31 and require a $150 registration fee. Please note that due to high interest from new families interested in joining the Saint Chris community, current families who do not register by January 31 will forfeit their child's seat for the Fall. For more information, please contact Admissions Coordinator Lorrice Bedard at lbedard@saintchrisacademy.org.

 

NEW! Financial Aid Applications for 2022-2023 – Applications for Saint Christopher Academy Financial Aid for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted. All families with a financial need are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid! 

You can apply through the Financial section in your Family Portal.  The level of Saint Christopher School Financial Aid is determined by FACTS and will be posted on April 1, 2022. Note: Financial Aid applicants will also be required to apply for financial aid from the Children’s Scholarship Fund at a later date. Financial aid may also be available from the NH Education Freedom Account program. Parents will be informed when the application windows open for each program. Saint Christopher Financial Aid will take into account any award from the Children's Scholarship Fund or the Education Freedom Account when awarding aid to families. 

 

Please direct any financial aid or other business questions to Matt McKenna, Director of Business Operations at mmckenna@saintchrisacademy.org.

 

January Calendar Notes -- 

  • THIS WEEK! There will be NO AFTER CARE THIS Thursday January 6. 

 

  • We will have NO school on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

 

NEW! Hot Lunch Ordering - Online ordering for February’s Hot Lunch is open through midnight on January 15 at Boonli.com. Be sure to order early in case of any technical difficulties!

 

NEW! LIBRARY NEWS: Birthday Book Program -  If you would like to order a book for the library in your student's name commemorating their birthday, please send me an email 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. Feel free to pay by check, cash or we can bill you and you can pay online. 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!  The sooner we get the orders in the better! Thank you so much for supporting our school library. Happy Reading!

 

UPDATED! Annual Fund - Thank you to all those who have already responded to our Annual Fund with a gift! Our current donation total is $28,886! All gifts to the Annual Fund stay here at Saint Chris and directly benefit our students through advanced academics, updated technology and facilities, financial aid, and other important programs. In addition, because the cost of educating our students exceeds our tuition, EVERY Saint Christopher Academy student receives discounted tuition supported by our fundraising efforts.

Our goal for the Annual Fund is 100% participation from current families, faculty and staff, and School Board members, with $50,000 as our financial goal. We ask you to support our mission to provide an excellent Catholic education to all students at Saint Christopher Academy by donating at the level your family is most comfortable. All donations, no matter the size, are MOST appreciated and will be used to directly benefit our students. To donate online, please click HERE. Thank you!

 

NEW! Upper Campus Art Club - The very popular upper campus Wildcat Art Club for Winter 2022 will be starting soon! Registration is due by next Friday, January 14. Please click HERE for more information and the registration form!

 

NEW! Diocesan Camp Scholarships - The Diocese of Manchester is pleased to announce that Bishop Libasci is making scholarships available to youth aged 6 to 15 to attend Camps Fatima and Bernadette in 2022!  This is possible in accordance with the terms of a bequest received by the diocese. The youth must be Catholic and residing in New Hampshire.  The full scholarships granted to those in financial need are based on the recommendation of the pastor of their parish.  Please contact your parish office to request a letter of recommendation and application.  The deadline for submission of recommendations is March 11, 2022.

 

Snow Days! The snow will be flying soon (maybe on Friday?!), so we want to remind everyone of how they will be informed of a snow day! Parents will receive a robocall and text message, as well as an email. In addition, any closures or delays will be posted on WMUR Channel 9 and 95.7 WZID, as well as the school Facebook page and Instagram. 

Please note that our notification system is not foolproof….power and internet outages may interfere with delivery of the text messages and emails and we will post the information as soon as we are able. Thank you for your understanding!

Delayed Openings - Delayed openings are 2 hours. When there is a delayed opening, there is no school for the AM Pre-K. Paid Before Care will take place on both campuses starting at 8:30 AM. Lower campus doors open at 10:30 AM for regular drop-off and school starts at 10:50 AM. Upper campus doors are open for regular drop-off at 9:30 AM and school starts at 9:55 AM. Note: There is no lower campus band or fiddle squad on delayed opening days.

NEW! Auction News! Look for a special email with more exciting information about the Auction next week!

 

Committee Meeting - The Auction Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, January 11, at 6:30 PM at the upper campus. With just 3 months to go, it’s time to kick our planning into high gear! There’s a place for everyone on the committee…decorations, item procurement, technology, item preparation, and more!

 

Auction Sponsors- Many thanks to our first two sponsors for our 2022 Auction! Matrix PMO will be our one and only premier Platinum sponsor this year and Kalil & Kress Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is our first Copper sponsor! 

  

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.

 

NEW! AmazonSmile - Saint Christopher Academy is pleased to be a partner in the AmazonSmile program! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Saint Christopher Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price.  Follow the link and search on St. Christopher School!

 

THIS WEEK! Ukulele Class Registration -- Virtuoso Kids Music Academy will be starting an after school ukulele class for students in grades 3-5. A flyer with information on the class was sent home before Christmas. Registration is due by Friday, January 7.