April 20, 2022

THANK YOU!  Our teachers had a few special treats today! Many thanks to Linda Rousseau for the fresh-baked banana bread at the lower campus and the Bruttaniti family for the Greek Easter bread at the upper campus. Yum!

 

NEW! Congratulations to UC Honors Students - Congratulations to all of our upper campus students who earned Honor Roll status for the 3rd quarter! Please find the list HERE!

 

Teacher Fair - Spread the word! Saint Chris will hold a drop-in Spring Teacher Fair on Wednesday, May 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the upper campus.  Teachers with certification from grades prekindergarten through grade 8 looking for full-time teaching positions are encouraged to attend. Saint Chris is also looking for an Assistant Principal, as well as daily substitutes. For Fall 2022, all new Saint Chris full-time teachers will receive a $1,000 bonus as part of the Diocese of Manchester's START Incentive program. During the Teacher Fair, candidates will be able to do an informal mini-interview with the principal. Candidates are encouraged to download and complete the Diocesan Teacher Application at https://tinyurl.com/DOMTeacherApp prior to the Teacher Fair and also bring along supporting credentials such as teaching accreditation, transcripts, and letters of recommendation.

 

NEW! Spring Into Action - Last call for photos of your child participating in their spring activity! Sports, hiking, walking, playing at the playground, karate...whatever keeps your child active this spring. Last day to email your photos is THIS Friday, April 22nd to [email protected] All photos will be hung on the PE bulletin board by the front desk at school.

 

NEW! Lower Campus Field Day - Mark your calendar….lower campus will hold Field Day this year for all students on Thursday, May 19 at Artillery Field (behind Sargent Park)! Many parent volunteers will be needed, as well as some supplies. Mrs. Beauregard will send out a Sign-up Genius after vacation!

 

End of the Year Dates - June may seem like a long way away, but it will come quickly!  We have scheduled the following important dates and events for our last two weeks in June:

Thursday, June 9 

    • 11:30 AM - All upper campus students will be released at 11:30 AM. Bus service will be available, but there will be no After Care. This will allow faculty and staff to set up for the evening’s 8th grade dinner. Lower campus students will have a full day.
    • 5:00 PM –  8th grade Baccalaureate Mass at St. Christopher Parish (graduate and two parents only)
 
    • 6:30 PM - 8th grade dinner at the upper campus (graduate and two parents only)

Friday, June 10

    • Last day of school for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. 

Tuesday, June 14

    • Last day of school for 5th and 8th grade students. This will be a half day for 5th and 8th grade students. 8th grade will be released at 11:30 and 5th grade will be released at 12:30. Please note: Bus transportation home for these students will NOT be available, so parents will need to arrange transportation.

 

    • 5:30 PM - 5th grade Convocation

Friday, June 17

    • 11:30 AM - Early release and last day of school for grades 6 & 7

 

    • 12:30 PM - Early release and last day of school for grades 1-4

 

    • 7:00 PM - 8th grade Graduation at the upper campus

 

Upper Campus Drop-off Reminder - Upper campus parents are reminded to keep the drop off line in front of the school moving! If you need to take a moment to check your phone after you have dropped your child off, please pull far forward down the street so you do not block the drop-off line. Thank you!

 

NEXT WEEK! April Vacation - Not that your kids will EVER let you forget, but here’s a reminder that we will be closed from next week April 25 to April 29 for our annual April vacation!

 

THIS WEEK! Earth Day Free Dress - THIS Friday, April 22, we will mark Earth Day with a Free Dress Day! Several classes will be involved in a campus clean-up and several others will be planting flowers, so it makes sense to wear something a little more casual than our regular uniforms! Students must follow our Free Dress guidelines.

 

8th Grade Helen J. Horan Scholarship Applications – Applications for the Helen J. Horan Scholarship for graduating 8th grade students are now being accepted. This scholarship provides support to a deserving Saint Christopher Academy 8th grade student who plans to continue his or her education at a Catholic high school next year. Established by the late Father Denis Horan in loving memory of his sister Helen, the Helen J. Horan Scholarship is the top award for our graduating students and will be awarded at the Baccalaureate Dinner on June 9. The deadline for applications is May 6. Please see the description HERE for qualifications and other important information.

 

8th GRADE GRADUATION DANCE –The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a Graduation Dance for 8th grade Saint Christopher Academy students on Saturday, May 21st from 7-9 PM in the Upper Campus Cafeteria.  Ticket forms and more information (including dress requirements) is available HERE.

 

LAST WEEK! BBQ RSVP - The BBQ is back! All Saint Chris Academy families are invited to this fun and FREE gathering on Friday, June 3rd from 5:30 - 7:00 PM! The event will be held in the back parking lot of the lower campus and will include food and a DJ. To help us plan and purchase enough food, we'd like to get a preliminary count on attendees. If you think that you and your family will be attending, please complete the anonymous form HERE by THIS FRIDAY, April 22. THANKS!

 

  

STEM Day Speakers - Are you in a STEM field? Would you like to share your love of or experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? We have begun planning for this year’s STEM Day, to be held on May 24. We are looking for speakers to virtually present to students about their interest and/or careers in any STEM-related field, whether as a professional or hobbyist. Presentations will be approximately 20-30 minutes in length. If you are interested in speaking, please email Carol Fiore at [email protected]

 

Hot Lunch Volunteers - Thank you to all of our Hot Lunch volunteers! The schedule below is for the next week of Hot Lunch volunteers on both campuses. Volunteers are asked to check the list carefully so you do not miss your shift.  If you can not make your shift, please email those on the sub list as well as Marta at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

Thursday, April 21

LC: Blaise Bizimana, Nadra Bell, Katie Shrieves

UC: Sarah Wessel, Becki Lynn

Friday, April 22

LC: Sarah Clauss, Katrina Adell, Tarrah Ledoux, Nadra Bell

UC: Sarah Neary, Melanie Dohoney

Monday, May 2

LC: Lorraine Barry, JoAnn Howell, John Lynch, Jen Liba

UC: Melanie Dohoney, Meredith McCully

Tuesday, May 3

LC: Jess Hickey, Tina Bruno, Jeff Howell

UC:Rebecca Small, Sasha Shaplyko

Wednesday, May 4

LC: Tina Bruno, Julie Vincent, JoAnn Howell

UC: Lara Louis, Sarah Neary