THANK YOU! We’d like to extend thanks to the Department of Catholic War Veterans for their recent donation to the Academy! This organization includes Catholic veterans who served in any branch of the United States military and auxiliary non-veteran related members . We appreciate their support and encourage veterans, or non-veteran relatives, to check out their website at www.deptnh.cwv.org.
We also received a lovely thank you letter from Franciscan University from our donation to their Ukrainian Relief Fund. Thank you again to all those who donated to our Lenten Service project!
TONIGHT! Teacher Fair - Spread the word! Saint Chris will hold a drop-in Spring Teacher Fair TONIGHT, 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! Summer Books Order Form - Our students have come so far this year….don’t let them experience “summer slide”! Students received a paper copy of a flyer for summer review books from the Summer Book Company and we highly recommend that parents provide this, or other practice work, for their students over the summer months. For more information on the Summer Books, please click HERE.
NEW! Tuition Payment Plan - As part of the re-enrollment process for Fall, parents were required to select a payment plan (yearly, bi-annual, or monthly) for their tuition in FACTS. If you need to change your payment plan to another schedule, you will need to inform Matt McKenna prior to the first payment date of July 1. You can reach him at [email protected] or 603-882-7442, ext. 212 to make the change or get more information.
NEW! STEM Day and STEM Fair – We are excited to announce that our STEM Day and evening STEM Fair are back for the first time since 2020! Our fantabulous STEM Day will be May 24. We have an exciting group of wonderful volunteer speakers from a variety of STEM fields who will be visiting virtually with our students on both campuses on the morning of May 24. In the evening, families are invited to return to both campuses from 6:00 - 7:30 PM for the STEM Fair portion of the day to view classroom projects at the lower campus and Rube Goldberg/other projects at the upper campus!
NEW! Lower Campus Field Day Info from Mrs. Beauregard - Field Day at the lower campus will be Thursday, May 19th. All grades will participate in an afternoon of games and fun at Artillery Field. We will need lots of help to make this day a success. Please use the Sign Up Genius HERE to sign up for a volunteer opportunity, supplies or both!
Children will wear a grade level color shirt along with school appropriate bottoms:
PreK - Yellow
Kindergarten - Purple
Grade 1 - Green
Grade 2 - White
Grade 3 - Orange
Grade 4 - Blue
Grade 5 - Gray
Any questions, please contact me at [email protected]!
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 at the upper campus that day. 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
THIS WEEK! 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 THIS FRIDAY, May 6. Please see the description HERE for qualifications and other important information.
NEW! 8th Grade Camp Lincoln Trip - 8th grade students will be traveling to Camp Lincoln on Wednesday, June 1st. Students will enjoy a number of outside activities, including the challenge course, the climbing wall, ropes, archery, and more! Information was sent home this week and can also be found HERE. Permission slips are due by May 9.
NEW! Hot Lunch Ends - Just a reminder that Hot Lunch will end on Friday, May 27. Starting May 31, after the Memorial Day weekend, all students on both campuses will need to bring a lunch through the end of the school year. There will be no extra food available for purchase. If a student forgets his or her lunch, a parent will be called and asked to bring a lunch to school.
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.
NEW! Nashua PAL Striders Track and Field RETURNS – The spring track and field program is back! This program is for children ages 7 to 12 and practices will begin tomorrow May 5th at the Nashua North track. If your athlete is interested, the registration link is listed below:
Practices will be Mondays and Thursdays 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at Nashua HS NORTH track. Practice starts tomorrow (5/5) but any interested athletes may join later, registration will remain open for a few weeks.
If you have questions or are willing to help with the program, you may reach out to Johanna:
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, May 5
LC: Blaise Bizimana, Sarah Colon, Beth Kreick
UC: Catherine Tribou, Becki Lynn
Friday, May 6
LC: Heather Reardon, Katrina Piskorski, Lisa Blanchard
UC: Andrea Hebert, Betsy Hansen
Monday, May 9
LC: Lorraine Barry, JoAnn Howell, Melissa Butz, Nadra Bell
UC: Marge Decato, Carrie Ayers
Tuesday, May 10
LC: Jess Hickey, Tina Bruno, Jennifer Liba
UC: Andrea Trepanier, Tarrah Ledoux
Wednesday, May 11
LC: Tina Bruno, Kristin Bechard. Sub also needed…please email Marta at [email protected] if you can help!
UC: Lucy Osborne, Greg Tribou