NEW! Thank You! Thank you to the Presenti family for the donation of sidewalk chalk at the lower campus! We LOVE to do chalk doodles for recess!
NEW! Bishop Christian Scholarship - All families are invited to apply for the Bishop Christian Scholarship for financial assistance. The application can be found HERE and is due to the diocese by October 31.
Cleaning out your kids' closets? The weather is changing so it's time to break out the warmer clothes! If you find that your kids have outgrown any of their fall and winter clothing, please set it aside for our KIDS FALL/WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE. Any fall or winter clothing newborn through size 14 will be gratefully received. Jackets, coats, boots, and shoes are especially welcome. Please be sure items are clean and in good condition. Items will be donated to the Grey Nuns Thrift Shop which works with local agencies to provide necessities for their clients. Collection boxes are available at both campuses. Thanks for your generosity!
NEW! Student Absence Notifications - Please remember that when your child is going to be absent from either campus, you must notify the school office first thing in the morning by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]. Please include the reason for your child’s absence, particularly if he or she is not well. Our school nurses need to be aware of all illnesses affecting students in the school. Thank you!
NEW! Upper Campus Winter Sports Information:
Wrestling Coach(es) Needed – We are very excited to be bringing a wrestling team back to the upper campus. Our season is quickly approaching, and we will begin Monday, November 14. We have students interested in participating, but we don’t have a coach for the team. Previous wrestling and coaching experience is highly encouraged, but not required. This is a paid, stipend position at the upper campus. The team practice schedule is flexible to accommodate coaches' work schedules. For anyone interested, please contact the upper campus Athletic Director, Ryan Farris at [email protected].
Upper Campus Winter Sport Signups - As much as we may be afraid to say it, winter is right around the corner. The bouncing of basketballs, pinning of wrestlers, and the cheers from our spirit team are just weeks away at this point. We are beginning the process of signups for our winter teams. Upper Campus teams for the winter season include boys varsity and JV basketball, girls varsity and JV basketball, coed wrestling, and a spirit team. Please note the spirit team is not a competition team, but will be cheering for home athletic events.
To sign your child up for a winter sport, please follow the link below to fill out the form. Signups are not a binding contract, but instead allow the coaches and athletic department to have an idea on how many athletes will be coming out for each team.
Mandatory Basketball Meeting - November 1 at 6 PM – There will be a mandatory meeting for all students interested in trying out for the Tri-County basketball teams on Tuesday, November 1, at 6:00 PM in the gym. Team coaches will be there to discuss tryout processes, team schedules, expectations, team rules, and other important basketball specific information.
Updated Health Records – If you have not already done so, please submit a copy of your child’s most recent physical exam and immunization record as soon as possible. Health records can be mailed directly to the school or emailed to our school nurses, Mrs. Sheehan ([email protected]) on the lower campus or Miss Thibault ([email protected]) on the upper campus. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our medical records up to date!
DEADLINE THIS WEEK! Cheerleading Sign Up Deadline – We are excited to announce that Cheer is back at Saint Chris! Many thanks to our coaches Matt Brindley and Jaclyn Leland…you can read their bios HERE! This year, we will be creating one cheer squad for students in grades 3-8 who will be cheering at our upper campus boys and girls basketball games. Practice days will be determined once the team sign-up has finished. The squad is limited to 20 students and there will be an additional fee for participants. Please sign up one child per slot using the Sign-Up Genius HERE! Deadline is THIS Friday, October 21. Gooooo Wildcats!
DEADLINE TODAY! CYO (grades 3 - 6) Basketball Interest Form – The NH CYO basketball program is run under the direction of the Diocese of Manchester's Diocesan Athletic Board and provides students a competitive basketball experience with emphasis on the areas of sportsmanship, physical exercise, and teamwork. Saint Chris offers three teams: grades 3 & 4 co-ed, grades 5 & 6 boys, and grades 5 & 6 girls.
Planning for this year's CYO basketball season is underway. The season runs from November through March. To help us determine the demand for the program, please complete the survey HERE by TODAY, Wednesday, October 19th, if your child is interested in CYO basketball and/or you are interested in coaching!
THIS WEEK! Lower Campus Popcorn - Starting THIS Friday, October 21, students at the lower campus will be able to purchase a bag of fresh popped popcorn for snack every Friday! Each bag is 75¢. Please send cash only. Thank you to Melissa Michels for coordinating this program again and thanks to the volunteers! Note: volunteers will be listed each week at the end of the News under Hot Lunch volunteers!
Orange/Black/White Free Dress - Monday, October 31 will be a booooo-tiful day on both campuses as our kids dress in their favorite orange, black, and white Free Dress outfits! Please keep our Free Dress rules in mind when picking out an outfit. Those rules can be found in our online Parent-Student Handbook HERE for the lower campus and HERE for the upper campus.
Parent Alert System – As we do every year, we will be doing a test run of our Parent Alert system for both campuses on Friday, October 28 at 10:00 AM. We use Parent Alert for sending out mass communications, including text messages, robocalls and emails, to notify you of weather-related school closings, as well as any emergency information we might need to get to parents in a timely manner. To ensure you are able to receive our text alerts, please text the keyword “START” to 31706 from your cell phone. Any text alerts from our school will begin with “SCA Alert” and calls will show from “603-882-7442”.
On the 28th, we will send out a test message to all parents using all forms of communication. Therefore, you should expect to receive several versions of this test message, both through your phone and email. If you do NOT receive the messages, please contact Marta at [email protected].
Note: Per Telephone Consumer Protection Act we have to provide all recipients the option to Opt Out of receiving our text alerts. Anytime we send out a text alert you will see “Stop to End”. If you reply “Stop” you will no longer receive ANY text alerts from Saint Chris.
Auction Committee – We had a GREAT first Auction Committee meeting last week! It's not too late to get involved and we can always use the help! Our next meeting is Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM at the upper campus. If you can't make that meeting but would still like to be involved, please email Marta at [email protected] to be added to the Auction email list!
COVID – We have recently seen an uptick in COVID cases on both campuses. If your child is not feeling well, please keep him or her home from school and do a home COVID test. Results should be reported to our school nurses, Mrs. Sheehan ([email protected]) on the lower campus or Miss Thibault ([email protected]) on the upper campus. Following CDC guidelines, if a child is positive, he or she must stay out of school for 5 days from the test date and wear a mask for an additional 5 days. Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff safe and healthy!
TOMORROW! Congratulations to 3rd Grade! – Mrs. Fessenden is excited to announce that the Nashua Community College campus has installed a temporary public display of art created last year by our current 3rd grade students! The display is in the main building of the NCC campus outside room 125. Emulating the work of Louise Nevelson, students created a large American flag from scrap paper and cardboard. Students and their parents are invited to attend a gallery show and reception TOMORROW, October 20 from 4:00-6:00 PM at NCC.
Student Record Changes – It is vitally important that we keep all of our student and family records up-to-date! Please remember to inform us of ANY changes in demographics like address, email, phone number, etc. for both students and families as soon as possible! Changes can be sent to Jackie Langenfeld ([email protected]) at the lower campus and Sue Coker ([email protected]) at the upper campus. In addition, if there is a change in custodial rights, IEP/ISP/504 plans, or other legal documents, please inform Mrs. Clarke ([email protected]) or Mrs. Gauvin ([email protected]).
School Bus App – Does your student ride the bus? First Student, the school bus company, is now using FirstView App at no cost to parents. FirstView allows parents to track school bus arrival in real time. You may download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. To complete registration, you will need to know that the Nashua School District Code is ZS4L. Please contact FirstView directly with any questions about the app.
Applications for 2023-2024 - Do you have a younger child who will be ready for PreK or Kindergarten next year or another older child who you’d like to attend Saint Chris? Do you know a family who would like to join the Saint Chris community next year? We will begin accepting applications for new students for the 2023-2024 school year on Saturday, October 1! Veteran families can complete a new student application through their Family Portal. New families should start the process HERE. Note: Re-enrollment for current students will take place starting on January 1, 2023, but we will be accepting new students for open seats next year based on current enrollment numbers.
Hot Lunch Volunteers - Thank you to our fabulous Hot Lunch volunteers! The schedule for the next week is:
Thursday, October 20
LC: Tina Bruno, Lori Gordon, Sadie Presenti
UC: Susette Parks
Friday, October 21
LC: Heather McCorry, Michelle Mickles, Loni Rooney
UC: Tarrah Ledoux, Melanie Dohoney
Monday, October 24
LC: Lisa Censabella, Saide Presenti, Alison Nardone, Stacy Driessen
UC: Carrie Ayers, Katie Osborn
Tuesday, October 25
LC: Tina Bruno, Sadie Presenti, John Lynch, Anju Kurian
UC: Sue-Ellen Maher, Luci Foppa
Wednesday, October 26
LC: Sarah Colon, Sadie Presenti, Liz Siracusa, Beth Kreick
UC: Nadra Bell, Elona Cook
Pocorn Poppers: Thank you to our popcorn poppers for this week: Melissa Michels and Louis Cardinale.
NEW! Trunk or Treat at St. Joseph the Worker Parish - Wear your costumes for Trunk or Treat at St. Joseph the Worker Parish this Saturday, October 22nd from 5:30-6:30 pm. St Joseph the Worker is located at 777 W. Hollis Street in Nashua.