May 25, 2022



THANK YOU!  We’ve been busy here this week at SCA and have many thanks to give to those who made it all possible! 


Thank you to Mrs. Beauregard and her team of amazing parent volunteers who put on our first Field Day in three years! The afternoon was perfect in every way thanks to this group’s efforts. The kids had a BLAST!


Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Bailey and the Beginner Band and Fiddle Squad for their recent morning lobby concerts! Under the Baileys' direction, these budding musicians have discovered their talents and learned so much over the school year. We thoroughly enjoyed starting our day with their beautiful music!


Many thanks, too, to our volunteer STEM Day presenters yesterday. We had 16 STEM professionals across both campuses who spoke to our students on topics ranging from “ER Tools of the Trade” to “”Artificial Intelligence in the Real World” and “Geology around Saint Chris” to “How to Become a Laboratory Scientist.” We also want to extend our appreciation to our teachers who guided students in creating their STEM projects on both campuses and came back to school in the evening to host our nighttime STEM Fair!


Thanks to the upper campus teachers who prepped and chaperoned the 8th grade graduation dance on Saturday night! Students had a fabulous time!


Finally, thank you to the Torosian family for the delicious muffin surprise yesterday at the lower campus!


NEW! Boys Baseball Congratulations!  Congratulations to our Wildcat Boys Baseball team who won the City Championship this past weekend! To earn the crown, they beat Pennichuck in game 1 and then defeated Elm Street in extra innings to take the crown! Way to go Wildcats!


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! Last Day of Milk -  Please note that Friday, June 10th will be the last day for milk!


NEW! Faculty Congratulations -  We are pleased to share that a number of our teachers were recently nominated for awards in recognition of their outstanding efforts in the classroom! Please join us in congratulating:


Congratulations to Tran Trang, Pamm Hughes, and Erika Joyce who were honored last week as NH Teacher of the Year finalists! In addition, we congratulate Theresa Murphy, Hailey Nott, Allison May, Melissa Emond, Kerry Goltsov, Kyle Gillis, Lana Tyrrell, and Katlyn Rose Imparato for their nominations to this prestigious award!


We also extend congratulations to our nominees for the Catholic School Teacher of the Year…Scott Maxwell, Deb Matson-Champagne, Sandra Brazier, Lana Tyrrell, and LoRetta Lowry. These teachers will be recognized at the Diocesan Recognizing Excellence Gala on June 16.



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.


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. 


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!


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!


NEXT WEEK! Memorial Day NO SCHOOL - We will have NO school on this coming Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.


UPDATED! 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! Many hands make light work….please sign-up to help using the Sign-Up Genius HERE!


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:

Wednesday, June 1

  • 8th grade trip to Camp Lincoln 


Friday, June 3

  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Family BBQ at lower campus (families from both campuses invited)

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

Wednesday, June 15

  • Upper campus trip to Canobie Lake Park

Friday, June 17

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


  • 12:00 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! 


NEW! PreK and Kindergarten Playground Days - The playground will be open for all PreK and Kdg students and their parents for four Mondays in August (1, 8, 15, and 22) from 9:00-10:00 AM. Come on down! This is a great time for the kids...and parents (!) make important connections with friends before the school year begins!


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


NEW! Academic Calendar for 2022-2023 - Our Academic Calendar for the 2022-2023 school year is now approved! This calendar contains school start dates, vacation and no school dates, as well as early release days. Please note that it does not contain the date for the last day of school in 2023…that will be decided once we know the impact of our winter! You can view and download the calendar on the school website HERE. 


NEW! Upper Campus Parking - We’re almost to the end of the year, so please continue to keep in mind the following parking restrictions at all times at the upper campus in order to avoid a ticket….or worse yet….a towing!

  • Be mindful of our handicapped spot in front of the school.
  • Don't block neighbors' driveways! 
  • Park on the school side of Bartlett Avenue and the school side of the side streets. Parking is only allowed on one side of the street.  
  • Don't park too close to the street corners (especially by the school entrance). 



THIS WEEK! Hot Lunch Ends - Just a reminder that Hot Lunch will end THIS Friday, May 27. Starting Tuesday, 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 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 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: Melanie Dohoney (volunteer needed…any one available on the last day of Hot Lunch? Please email Marta at [email protected])


Tuesday, May 31 - June 17



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!