THANK YOU! Oh my goodness…thank you to the amazing group of parents who treated the faculty and staff at both campuses to a fabulous lunch buffet yesterday! The food was delicious, the theming was perfect, and the raffles were so fun! We are blessed to have such an incredible group of parents supporting us!
UPDATED! Lower Campus Field Day POSTPONED - Due to the predicted rain tomorrow, we are moving the lower campus Field Day to Monday, May 23. All scheduling and activities will remain the same. Students should wear their class colors on Monday.
Parents who signed up for snacks/waters/watermelons may send them into school any time before Monday at noon. Those providing ice should not bring it until Monday as we do not have enough room in our freezer to store it! Thanks!
Students should wear their regular school uniforms tomorrow. Students who have gym class on Thursday should wear their gym uniforms.
Any questions, please contact Mrs. Beauregard at [email protected]!
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! Financial Aid Notes –
Current or new families who have applied for Academy Financial Aid through FACTS MUST confirm that all documents have been submitted through your FACTS account for your financial aid application. The Academy requires that all applications in the Financial Aid system be VERIFIED before May 31, 2022.
NH Children’s Scholarship Fund and Educational Freedom Account applications are now open. Parents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please see the information on both programs HERE.
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, please 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 Program – Our STEM Day is coming up next Tuesday, May 24! All students on both campuses will participate in presentations by STEM professionals in a variety of fields. We are excited to hear from our special guests! Please see the program of speakers HERE.
NEW! STEM Fair - On the evening of Tuesday, May 24, 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! Updated 8th Grade Graduation Dance - The weather is going to be HOT on Saturday for our 8th grade graduation dance! To avoid overheating, boys are now welcome to wear dress shorts to the dance. Gym or sport shorts will not be allowed. Other dress requirements remain the same:
Girls: Dress, skirt/pants and blouse, or full jumpsuit (no strapless dresses or tops.) If the straps on the dress or top are less than 2 inches wide, please wear a little sweater or shrug over it. Skirts and dresses should be of appropriate length according to uniform guidelines, no more than 3” above the knee. No jeans, shorts, or sweatpants. Shoes or sandals must be worn. No flip flops.
Boys: Dress shirt or polo shirt, tie (optional), and nice pants or dress shorts. No gym or sport shorts, jeans, or sweatpants. Clean, casual shoes are allowed. No flip flops or sandals.
NEW! Nurse Notes: COVID and Flu – Over the past week, we have seen an increase in the number of flu cases in students. Distinguishing COVID-19 from the flu can be difficult because many of the symptoms may overlap, even though they are caused by different viruses (Flu is caused by the influenza virus and COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2). Both can spread easily among people and can cause fever, cough, headaches, and body aches. Both viruses are transmitted by small particles that come from your nose and mouth when you sneeze, cough, sing, or talk. They can both be spread to other people before individuals develop symptoms. Someone with the flus usually develops symptoms one to four days after being infected. A person with COVID-19 typically shows symptoms five days after infection, although this can range from two to fourteen days. An important note: the only sure way to determine if you have COVID or the flu is to get tested. A third round of free at-home COVID tests are currently available through the mail by clicking HERE.
NEW! Auction Committee Wrap-Up Meeting - Our super-duper Auction Committee will be gathering for the final time this year on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:30 PM at the upper campus to debrief on this year’s event and look ahead to next year’s Auction! Please join us!
NEW! Glass Water Bottles - The weather is getting hotter and we're happy to see so many students bringing in reuseable water bottles to fill at our water fillers! However, for safety sake, please be sure that water bottles are plastic or metal only....NO glass! Thank you!
NEW! Memorial Day NO SCHOOL - We will have NO school on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
NEW! Family BBQ - Oh, what a night it’s going to be! Over 600 people have RSVP’ed to our upcoming Family BBQ on Friday, June 3rd! Mark your calendars and look for a Sign-Up Genius for desserts and volunteer opportunities!
UPDATED! Upper Campus Canobie Lake Field Trip - On Wednesday, June 15, all upper campus students will be participating in a field trip to Canobie Lake Park! We will need many parent chaperones for the extended day. If you are interested in chaperoning (especially dads….come have some fun!), please email Mrs. Coker at [email protected]. Note: Chaperones will not be riding the buses but will meet us at Canobie Lake.
End of the Year Dates - 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 12:00. 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
Back to School Dates - And speaking of summer vacation….we wanted to let everyone know our back to school dates for the Fall!
Monday, August 29 – Lower campus Meet the Teacher from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Class lists will be posted in the school that day.
Tuesday, August 30 - First day of school for all students on both campuses. Students should be in full school uniform that day.
Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5 - No School…Labor Day Weekend
NEXT WEEK! 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.
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 19
LC: Blaise Bizimana, Katie Osborn, Erica Lilley
UC: Betsy Hansen, Reilly Hanse, Ron Currier
Friday, May 20
LC: Stacey Cardinale, Julie Phelan, Karla Hall
UC: Jess Hickey, Jaclyn Leonardi
Monday, May 23
LC: Lorraine Barry, JoAnn Howell, Andrea Rugg, Nadra Bell
UC: James Poovathummoottil, Melanie Dohoney
Tuesday, May 24
LC: Jess Hickey, Tina Bruno, Amanda DeWitt, Stacy Driessen
UC: Eileen Kelly, (Need another volunteer here! Anyone available?!)
Wednesday, May 25
LC: Tina Bruno, Becky Kosterman, Carol Cyran
UC: Becky Kosterman, Claire Bryson
Thursday, May 26
LC: Blaise Bizimana, Nadra Bell, Katie Shrieves
UC: Sarah Wessel, Becki Lynn
Friday, May 27
LC: Sarah Clauss, Katrina Adell, Tarrah Ledoux, Nadra Bell
UC: Jess Hickey, Melanie Dohoney
Tuesday, May 31 - June 17
NO HOT LUNCH!
Peacock Players Summer Theatre Camp - Rising 1st through 9th grade students are invited to register for the Peacock Players Summer Theatre Camp, with sessions running weekly from July 18 to August 19! Each week features a different theme, including animals, fairy tales, spooky, Hollywood, and time machine. Please see the ad HERE and find more information on the Peacock Players website HERE!