January 12, 2022

NEW! Thank You - Donations are coming in strong for our Annual Fund! Many thanks to all those who have already responded to the appeal with a gift. Currently, we have received almost $40,000 for the students of Saint Chris. Please prayerfully consider joining this great group of supporters with your own gift. Any size gift is impactful and appreciated! To donate quickly, easily, and securely online, please click HERE!

 

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 Enrollment Coordinator Lorrice Bedard at lbedard@saintchrisacademy.org.

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.

 

NEXT WEEK! No School on Monday -  We will have NO school on this coming Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

 

NEW! Upper Campus Free Reading Books - Hello! At the upper campus we are looking to increase the number of free-reading books our students can take home. We're looking for donations of used books for grade levels 5 - 8. Any donations would be greatly appreciated as our students are quickly making their way through the free-reading books we have on hand! Books can be sent to the upper campus to the attention of Mr. Efstathiou. Questions? Contact Mr. E at nefstathiou@saintchrisacademy.org.

 

NEW! COVID Isolation/Quarantine Update - In response to updated COVID isolation and quarantine guidelines recently issued by the NH DHHS, Saint Chris has amended its policies to reflect those changes. Parents were emailed a copy yesterday. To view the new NH DHHS guidelines, please click HERE. Please note: Saint Christopher Academy uses the positive test date to mark the beginning of the isolation period, not the onset of symptoms. This allows us to consistently verify all cases across the school and avoid further spread of the virus. You can find a list of available PCR testing sites HERE.

 

NEW! Report Cards - Upper campus parents will receive an email with their child’s 2nd quarter report card today. Please contact Mrs. Coker at scoker@saintchrisacademy.org if you did not receive the link. Lower campus paper report cards will be sent home next Friday, January 21.

 

NEW! Miss Nancy - Due to some recent medical issues, PreK D aide Nancy Garceau will not be returning to the classroom for the remainder of the school year. Miss Nancy would love to hear from her Saint Chris friends! Families who would like to send a card or note to Miss Nancy may send it to

Nancy Garceau

c/o Olivia Von Oldenburg

10 Museum Way rm 621

Cambridge, MA 02141

 

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

 

NEW! Portrait Retakes - Portrait retakes went home with students yesterday. If you did not see yours….please check that backpack!

 

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!

 

New! Catholic Schools/Spirit Week The NCEA will hold its annual national Catholic Schools Week from January 31 to February 4….and we will be celebrating Spirit Week on both campuses of Saint Christopher Academy!  A schedule of the week’s events will be included in next week’s Wednesday News and will include themed free dress days, our 4th annual Day of Giving, a Corpus Christi Brown Bag drive, and more!

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Next Committee Meeting - The Auction Committee will be meeting next on Monday, January 24, 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.

 

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 for St. Christopher School!