NEW! Thank You! Thank you to the Sullivan family for the amazing brownies today at the lower campus. Delish!
NEXT WEEK! Lower Campus Parent-Teacher Conferences - Parent-teacher conferences at the lower campus are scheduled for next Thursday, November 17 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. At least one parent/guardian must meet with each child's homeroom teacher at the lower campus at this time.
NEXT WEEK! Upper Campus Parent-Teacher Conferences - Upper campus parent-teacher conferences will take on a new format this year! Next Wednesday, November 16, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM, faculty will be stationed throughout the gymnasium and cafeteria and will welcome parents for short conferences on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are encouraged to review their student's schedule and prioritize meeting with teachers whose class is challenging a student most. Parents are not required to attend or to speak with all of a student's teachers.
NEW! Parent Group/Teacher Appreciation - Thank you to those parents who signed up to be part of our Teacher Appreciation Group! This group is planning its first appreciation activity for next week’s Parent-Teacher Conference days on both campuses. If you would like to participate in this or other future teacher appreciation activities/events, please fill out the Sign-Up Genius HERE!
NEW! Christmas Show - All families are invited!
THE GREATEST MESSAGE:
An ALTERNativity Story
presented by the St. Christopher's Academy Drama Club
featuring the St. Christopher's Academy Band, Chorus, and Strings Ensemble
with special music by the Lower Campus students!
Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 PM in the Upper Campus Gym/Auditorium
Join us as we use God's gifts of music, drama, and song to share the Gospel through the traditional Christmas story with a modern flair!
NEW! O’Connor Portraits Absentee / Retake Day – School portraits went home with students yesterday. If you ordered portraits and did not receive them, please check backpacks and lockers!!
Absentee / Retake Day at both campuses is on Wednesday, November 30
- Students who were ABSENT on Picture Day, October 5th will have their photo taken for the yearbook. If you are placing an order, these students should bring their original order form to the photographer (which includes the student’s name and ID number). If you misplaced the original order form and would like a replacement, please contact Carol Fiore at [email protected] and we will send a blank order form home. You can also place an order by calling O’Connor Studios at 978-640-6250 by November 30.
- Students who already purchased photos and want a RETAKE may have their photo taken again.
*Simply fill out the Retake Form printed on the back side of the portrait envelope that contains your student’s portrait package. (You do not need a new form.) Note, you must send the entire portrait package back to school with your student on Retake Day.
- Students who are NEW to Saint Chris since October 5 will have their photo taken for the yearbook. We will send an order form home with your student before Thanksgiving. If you are placing an order, please send the completed order form to school on Retake Day. You can also place an order by calling O’Connor Studios at 978-640-6250 by November 30.
Students should be in full uniform. For the upper campus, students should wear the oxford shirt (with tie for boys), and may wear the quarter zip sweater.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Fiore at [email protected].
Note: If you placed a late order directly with O’Connor Studios and have not received your portrait package yet, you do not need a retake. Please call O’Connor Studios before Retake Day to check on your order.
NEW! Parking Lot Student Dismissal Behavior - Parents are reminded that all children, including students and younger siblings, must follow all school rules when in either the upper or lower parking lots even though the school day has ended at dismissal time. Parents are responsible for ensuring that the following rules are enforced at all times:
- No throwing of objects of any kind
- No rolling down the hill in front of the kindergarten
- No climbing trees or hanging from their branches
- No hanging on handrails
- No walking on walls, particularly the patio walls between the rectory and the church
- No jumping down into the “well” next to the church
- No running/walking into the parking lot without close parent supervision
Thank you for helping us to keep all of our students…and their families…safe!
Project PE! Mrs. Beauregard wants to know what PE means to you. All lower campus students are invited to use HALF an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper and draw what you enjoy about PE at Saint Chris. These will be hung on the PE bulletin board near the front desk at school. Please send these in by Thursday November 10th to the front desk.
Lower Campus Spanish - We are excited to announce that Mrs. Sadie Presenti, a current parent, has stepped forward to teach Spanish part-time at the lower campus. Spanish classes will begin next week!
Private High School Applications – 8th grade parents: If your 8th grade student will be applying to private high school, please send all transcript submission requests to our school counselor, Jillian Enright at [email protected].
Lower Campus Library News - It's Birthday Book time! Your lower campus student should have brought a flyer home with more information on the birthday book program. It is a great way to commemorate their birthday and will be shared with others for many years to come! Books typically cost between $11-$16 and are library bound. If you have more than one student, please consider ordering books for all of them at once. Books are taking a very long time to come in, so ordering sooner than later is appreciated. You can find more information HERE. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Noon at [email protected]. Happy Reading!
NEXT WEEK! Hot Lunch Orders for December - Ordering for December’s Hot Lunch is open and runs through midnight on the 15th (next Tuesday) on Boonli.com. Please be sure to place your order early in case of technological difficulties. You will receive an email confirmation once your order has been placed….if you do not receive that email, your order has not yet been placed and your child will not receive Hot Lunch for the month. Thank you!
Ski Club Registration for BOTH Campuses – It’s that time again! Ski Club sign-up time! Winter is fast approaching and we will be starting our ski program in January this year. We will be going to Crotched Mountain. This year, Ski Club will be a 7-week program, running from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Fridays starting January 13! There will be 5 weeks of lessons and 2 weeks of free skiing. Cost is $289, or $149 for season pass holders. All sign-ups are made through the Crotched website directly HERE. Deadline to register is December 1st. There will be a separate fee for buses that will be determined once we know how many students will be riding. If your child will be taking the bus, please sign up via the link HERE.
We will be needing some chaperones to help at the mountain so if you are interested please email Mrs. Joyce directly at [email protected]. Looking forward to another fabulous ski season!
November No School Days - We have two upcoming no school dates for your November calendar:
- THIS WEEK! This Friday, November 11 - Veterans Day
- Wednesday, November 23 to Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving
SCRIP for Christmas! – Did you know that you can purchase gift cards to most popular retailers and restaurants quickly and easily online through the Shop with Scrip Program…AND benefit St. Chris at the same time? Click HERE, create an account using our school code 751C7D6L13155, order gift cards from a long list of retailers and restaurants and the gift cards will be shipped directly to the school. You’ll usually receive your gift cards in under a week, and the school receives anywhere from 1.25% to 14% of your gift card purchase! Christmas is a perfect time to give the program a try, with gift card options like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, Target, and Barnes and Noble! SCRIP also has an app for your phone that makes ordering and managing gift cards soooo easy! Check out RaiseRight by ShopWithScrip!
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 are now accepting applications for new students for the 2023-2024 school year! PreK applications are coming in quickly and spaces are being assigned on a rolling basis, so veteran families with a PreK student for the fall are encouraged to apply ASAP. 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, November 10
LC: Sarah Daugherty, Tina Bruno, Julie Vincent, Sadie Presenti
UC: Sarah Neary, Nadra Bell
Friday, November 11
LC: No School!
UC: No School!
Monday, November 14
LC: Sadie Presenti, Alex Sullivan, Erin Sarette
UC: Nadra Bell, Melanie Dohoney
Tuesday, November 15
LC: Sadie Presenti, Danielle Schuh, Hanna Sullivan, Andrea Rugg
UC: Kathy Maynard, Sue-Ellen Maher
Wednesday, November 16
LC: Sadie Presenti, Elona Cook, Katie Osborn, Erica Lilley
UC: Sasha Shaplyko, Nadra Bell
Popcorn Poppers: Thank you to our popcorn poppers for this week: Andrea Rugg and Becky Kosterman.