November 16, 2022



NEW! Thank You! Thank you, thank you to all those wonderful families who sent in delicious breakfast and lunch goodies for upper campus teachers today! The extra nutrition (and treats!) will help our faculty power through their long day and parent-teacher conferences tonight!


NEXT WEEK! Upper Campus Parent-Teacher Conferences - Upper campus parent-teacher conferences will take on a new format this year! TONIGHT, 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. 


TOMORROW NIGHT! Lower Campus Parent-Teacher Conferences - Parent-teacher conferences at the lower campus are scheduled for TOMORROW, 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.

NEW! Lost and Found - While you are here for parent-teacher conferences tomorrow evening, be sure to check out the lost and found table in the lobby! Soooo many great items have found their way to the table and we know they belong to SOMEBODY! Please take home what is yours!


NEW! Hot Lunch Substitutes – We are in great need of substitutes for our Hot Lunch program on both campuses! If you can’t commit to a regular hot lunch shift but are occasionally available on a more flexible schedule, please consider adding yourself to our sub list. With winter’s cold and flu season coming, we do find that having a robust sub list is important for last minute volunteer cancellations due to illness! Please email Marta at [email protected] to be added to the list! 

Note: The upper campus commitment is from 10:15 to approximately 12:15 and the lower campus commitment is from 11:15 to approximately 1:15. Thanks!


NEXT WEEK! Thanksgiving Break -- We will be out of school next week from November 23-25 for Thanksgiving Break! Enjoy your turkey and your time with friends and family!


NEW! December and January Calendar Notes -- Looking ahead to December and January, we have a few schedule notes for your calendar:


  • Our last day of school before Christmas vacation will be Tuesday, December 20.
  • Our first day back to school after Christmas vacation will be Tuesday, January 3.
  • There will by NO After Care on Thursday, January 5 so teachers can enjoy their Christmas party!
  • We will have NO school on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.


NEW! Spirit Shirt Orders - GO WILDCATS! Our Wildcat Spirit Shirt vendor is ready to take orders for both short and long sleeve shirts! These shirts are not part of the official uniform but may be worn on Spirit Days (including Spirit Day during our January Catholic Schools Week!), on free dress days, to sports or other events, or whenever your student (or you!) want to show a little Saint Chris pride.

Short sleeved shirts are $9.50 and long sleeved shirts are $12.95. Both are navy blue with white writing. Youth and adult sizes are available! Orders are due by Friday, December 2. All shirts will be delivered to the school and sent home with students after the deadline.

Order your spirit shirts HERE!


NEW! Lower Campus Early Dismissal/Change in Pick-up - Please be sure to contact BOTH your child’s teacher AND the front desk ([email protected] or 603-882-7442, ext. 500) if your lower campus child will be leaving school early for an appointment or has a change in afternoon pick-up. Teachers are often busy teaching and may not see an email until you are here to pick up your child. The front desk can be sure that your child is ready to go when you arrive!


Parent Group/Teacher Appreciation - If you would like to participate in future teacher appreciation activities/events, please fill out the Sign-Up Genius HERE!


NEW! Auction Theme and Website – Exciting news….we have selected our Auction theme for our March 25, 2023 event… “Roll Out the Red Carpet for Saint Chris”! The night will include silent and live auctions, raffles, drinks, and a delicious sit-down dinner. Attire of all kinds is welcome…feel free to dress to the theme or not! 

More details about the Auction will be coming soon, but we are accepting donations, sponsorships, advertising, and ticket sales now on the Auction website HERE! Check it out!





Christmas Show - All families are invited!



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!




O’Connor Portraits Absentee / Retake Day  –  

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.


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!


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!


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!


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 17

LC: Tina Bruno, Sadie Presenti, Lori Gordon

UC: Katie Osborn, Nadra Belll


Friday, November 18

LC: Heather MCorry, Sarah Clauss, Loni Rooney

UC: Tarrah Ledoux, Meredith McCully


Monday, November 21

LC: Lisa Censabella, Sadie Presenti, Alison Nardone, Stacy Driessen

UC: Carrie Ayers, Marge Decato


Tuesday, November 22

LC: Tina Bruno, Sadie Presenti, John Lynch, Anju Kurian

UC: Luci Foppa, Sue-Ellen Maher


Wednesday, November 23

LC: No School!

UC: No School!


Popcorn Poppers: Thank you to our popcorn poppers for this week: Andrea Rugg and Becky Kosterman.


NEW! Thanksgiving Mass at St. Chris Parish - St. Christopher Parish will hold a Thanksgiving mass on Thursday, November 24 at 8:30 AM. What a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to the Lord for all of his gifts this year!