NEW! Thank You! Now that the snow has started to fly, we absolutely need to thank John Levesque for his all-night work to keep our sidewalks and parking lots clean and safe!
Re-enrollment Deadline Has Passed! The deadline for re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year has passed! If you have not yet completed the re-enrollment packet, your child is not guaranteed a seat for the fall. If you intend for your child to return for the fall, you must complete the form as soon as possible as we are enrolling new students for open seats. To re-enroll, please login to your family portal and complete the packet labeled Enrollment/Re-enrollment. If you have any questions, please contact Lorrice Bedard at [email protected] or (603) 882-7442 ext. 310.
NEW! Congratulations! Congratulations to our Wildcat basketball teams who have had a very successful week! Both the boys and the girls varsity teams posted decisive wins last night against Parkside. In addition, the girls team won the Nashua City Championship for the 5th time (out of 6 years!) over the weekend!
A special shout out to our cheerleaders, too, for their fabulous skill and spirit at recent basketball games ! This squad is incredible, with over 50 cheers in their repertoire and unbelievable school spirit!!
NEW! Catholic Schools Week/Saint Chris Spirit! Next week, January 30 through February 3rd is Catholic Schools Week/Saint Chris Spirit Week! We have a full week of activities planned, including a number of new themes and activities! Look for an email tomorrow, Thursday, January 26, with all the details!
STEM Day Speakers - Are you in a STEM field? Would you like to share your love of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? We have begun planning for this year’s STEM Day, to be held on Tuesday, May 16. We are looking for speakers to present to students on both campuses about their interest and/or careers in any STEM-related field, whether as a professional or hobbyist. Presentations are approximately 20-30 minutes in length, and can be virtual or in person. If you are interested in participating, please email Carol Fiore at [email protected] Many thanks!
UPDATED! Annual Fund - Thank you to all those who have already responded to our December Annual Fund letter with a gift! Our current donation total is $41,000! All gifts to the Annual Fund stay here at Saint Chris and directly benefit our students through advanced academics, updated technology and facilities, financial aid, and other important programs. In addition, because the cost of educating our students exceeds our tuition, EVERY Saint Christopher Academy student receives discounted tuition supported by our fundraising efforts.
Our goal for the Annual Fund is 100% participation from current families, faculty and staff, and School Board members, with $65,000 as our financial goal. We ask you to support our mission to provide an excellent Catholic education to all students at Saint Christopher Academy by donating at the level your family is most comfortable. All donations, no matter the size, are MOST appreciated and will be used to directly benefit our students. To donate quickly and safely online, please click HERE. Thank you!
NEW! Upper Campus Wildcat Art Club – To accommodate student schedules, Wildcats Art Club Winter Session has been moved to Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm. We’re working on how clever illustrations can attract attention to personal projects - everything from doing good things for others to spreading information about school events and activities. We’re also renovating the larger Mary statue that is in the Art Room (plaster coat). Next steps are light sculpting and sanding! Sign-up forms are available in the Art Room or HERE.
NEW! NO SCHOOL Day - Wednesday, February 8th, will be our next no school day. Teachers will be participating in professional development. Note: Our 5th grade students will be participating in our annual Step-Up Day at the upper campus from 9:00 to 11:30 AM. Parents of 5th grade students must RSVP their student by this Friday, January 27 using the link HERE.
UPDATED! YEARBOOK ORDERING – In mid January, parents received an email from O’Connor Studios about ordering the Saint Christopher Academy 2022-2023 yearbook! If you have not yet done so, please take the time to look for the email, read the information, and place your order . . .the online ordering platform closes at midnight on February 24! As with Hot Lunch ordering, you must adhere to the deadline. We are unable to process late orders. Please do not wait until the last minute to locate the email and place your order in case you have a problem.
- The online ordering system is the ONLY way to order the yearbook and any add-on yearbook items.
- O'Connor Studios will use the same parent email address that was used in the fall to order your student's school portraits. Check those same email accounts (including spam and trash folders) for the yearbook information! The ordering platform can only accommodate one email address per student.
- **IMPORTANT: You will receive a separate email for each student. Every student has a unique access code and you must place separate orders for each of your children.
- **8TH GRADE FAMILIES ONLY: The cost of the yearbook is already included in the graduation fee. All 8th grade students automatically receive a yearbook at the end of the year and do not need to order one. However, you may want to order supplemental add-on items (personal message, family sponsorship, ¼ page graduate ad)! If purchasing add-on items you still need to “select” the yearbook as if you are ordering it as well, but on your student's ordering page the cost for the yearbook is listed as "free."
Don't miss out on this opportunity to preserve your child's memories of this school year! If you have any questions, please contact Carol Fiore at [email protected].
THIS FRIDAY! Upper Campus Service Project - Saint Christopher Academy Upper Campus is supporting the efforts of the United Way’s Shoebox Project for Seniors. Through THIS Friday, January 27, we will be collecting useful items for low-income, homebound seniors. We hope that our school community will come together to provide the folks served by Gateways Community Services, Meals on Wheels, and The Caregivers with some Valentine’s cheer by purchasing items from the wish list below:
healthy recipes books
note and greeting cards
small stuffed animals
adult coloring books
combs & brushes
facial tissue – travel size
tea and coffee bags
Items will be collected each morning during Advisory. Thank you for your generosity.
March 25, 2023
The Event Center, Nashua
NEW! Auction Sponsors – Wowza! We are excited to announce another NEW amazing sponsor for our Auction! Many, many thanks to:
Wanderlust Therapeutic Services
Kevin Brown - Knights of Columbus Insurance
NEW! Family Chiropractic of Merrimack and Wellness Center
Your business or family can join this wonderful group of supporters by also becoming an Auction sponsor! In addition to our established leveled sponsorships, we can customize sponsorships or you can sponsor important parts of the Auction…think dessert, drinks, or centerpiece sponsor! For more information, click HERE or contact Marta Nissen at [email protected].
Auction Donations – Help us make the Auction a fun and exciting evening with the donation of an item for the silent or live auctions! Donations of new items are always needed and greatly appreciated. Feel free to reach out to friends, family, and local businesses too! You can find donation ideas or make a donation online HERE or simply bring your donation to either the upper or lower campus!
Wine Donations - Next time you are at the grocery store or the liquor store, consider purchasing a bottle of wine (value $15 or more) to donate to our always popular Wine Pull! Wine donations can be sent in to Marta at either campus!
Class Baskets - Themed baskets are VERY popular at our event! In addition to the wonderful baskets donated by individuals and businesses, each grade (Pre-k to 8) is putting together a very special themed basket thanks to the donations of their families! To make a cash donation towards your child's class basket, please click HERE!!
Tickets - The formal invitations to the Auction have been ordered and will go out in early February, but you can purchase tickets NOW to beat the rush! Tickets are $85 per person and include complimentary champagne, a drink ticket, a fabulous sit-down dinner, and night full of fun with your Saint Chris friends! Click HERE to purchase your tickets today!
UPDATED! School Mass Schedule - All parents are invited to attend our weekly school masses! Parents must enter through the front door of each campus facility, sign in, and receive a nametag to attend. All masses are at 9:45 AM on both campuses. The schedule for January and February is:
January 30 - Lower campus (Catholic Schools Week Buddy Mass)
February 6 - Upper campus - Please note date change!
February 13 - Lower campus
February 22 - Ash Wednesday - Mass at both campuses
Destiny Online Catalog Login Details for Grades 2-5 – Please check your student's planner, and you will find a sticker with their username and password for the Destiny Online Library Catalog located on the first page. If you login with your student you will see which books they have checked out, what they have on hold, and if they have a list of favorites. Feel free to browse the catalog and search for books. As new library books are processed, you will also see them listed. You can find the catalog HERE or simply go to my class page. If your student enjoys using the catalog, add it to your desktop! If your student is having trouble logging in, please send me an email at [email protected], or have your student see me.
Birthday Books – It's still not too late to order a birthday book for your student. I will be accepting orders until April 14th to allow time for processing. You can find more information on the birthday book program HERE. Thank you for supporting our library with your generous birthday book gifts. It is a great way to commemorate your students birthday and will be shared with other students 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. If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] Happy Reading!
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition - The Knights of Columbus at St Elizabeth Seton in Bedford will be hosting their annual Basketball Free Throw Competition on Saturday, February 4, 2023 (snow date: February 18) beginning with FREE registration at 5:00 pm in the St Elizabeth Seton Activity Center located on 190 Meetinghouse Rd in Bedford.
All boys and girls, ages 9 through 14 are eligible to participate. Winners will be awarded a trophy in each category and the first place winner in each category will be eligible to participate in the KofC State competition on Saturday, March18, 2023, 1:00 pm also held at St Elizabeth Seton Activity Center. IMPORTANT: all participants must bring their birth certificate for proof of required age as of January 1, 2023.
Hot Lunch Volunteers - Thank you to our fabulous Hot Lunch volunteers! The schedule for the next week is:
Thursday, January 26
LC: Tina Bruno, Sadie Presenti, Weilim Li
UC: Susette Parks, Nadra Bell
Friday, January 27
LC: Stacy Cardinale, Lisa Blanchard, Katrina Adell
UC: Nadra Bell, Meghan Delyani
Monday, January 30
LC: Amanda DeWitt, Jennifer Liba, Erin Sarette, Ann Marie Pellecchia
UC: Christine Saltzman, NEED ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER!
Tuesday, January 31
LC: Tina Bruno, Sadie Presenti, Hanna Sullivan
UC: Sue-Ellen Maher, Elizabeth Cyran
Wednesday, February 1
LC: Mary Schrienier, Sadie Presenti, Luci Foppa
UC: Rebecca Small, Desiree Sullivan
NEW! Upper Campus Volunteer Needed – Due to a change in employment, an upper campus Hot Lunch volunteer is unable to finish the year. We are looking for one or two volunteers to step in to cover these Hot Lunch teams:
Monday, Team B: March 6, April 3, and May 8
Monday, Team D: February 13, March 20, April 17, and May 22
Please email Marta at [email protected] if you can step in to one or both of those Hot Lunch teams! Thank you!
Popcorn Poppers: Our fabulous popcorn poppers for the week are Danielle and Craig Schuh.
NEW! Eucharistic Adoration at St. Christopher Parish - The parish would like to extend a warm welcome for parents to join them for Eucharistic Adoration on the first Friday of each month from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to spend quiet time with our Lord in prayer and/or contemplation. Adoration is on a drop-in, come-and-go basis, so parents are welcome to come by for whatever time they have available during the Adoration hours…maybe for a few minutes before our 3:00 PM pick-up time? The next Adoration takes place on Friday, February 3. Enter the church through the side door.