February 1, 2023



NEW! Thank You! Many, many thanks to Mrs. Noon for coordinating the fabulous night at Balin Books and Chick-fil-a last night! It was such an amazing turnout…over 280 people! We appreciate our families who made the trip over to watch our students perform, buy a few books, and grab dinner! 


Extra special thanks also go to all of our incredible donors who participated in the Day of Giving that ended today at noon! We raised $5,025 over the period of 24 hours for our new Saint Christopher Academy Fund for Teachers!


THIS WEEK! Catholic Schools Week/Saint Chris Spirit! We are having a BLAST with Catholic Schools Week! Two more theme days left…tomorrow is Decade Day and Friday is the ever-popular PJ and movie day! 


Also, don’t forget our CSW Corpus Christi Food Pantry Drive ends on Friday at 9:00 AM on both campuses! The shelves are bare at the Food Pantry and they are counting on our donations to help feed the less fortunate of Nashua. All non-perishable items are welcome, but the pantry is in special need of juice/ juice boxes, coffee (12 ounce size), canned meats (tuna, chicken, Spam, vienna sausages), beef stew, granola bars, ketchup, mayo, salad dressing, cake mix, frosting, brownie mix, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, baby wipes, and size 6 diapers.



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! 


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!


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


NEXT WEEK! NO SCHOOL Day - Next 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.


NEW! Valentines Free Dress - Life is sweet when you have a Free Dress Day! Students and staff are invited to dress in Red, Pink, or White on Tuesday, February 14 for Valentine’s Day! Students are reminded to follow all free dress code guidelines. 


NEW! February Vacation - Don’t forget….February 27 to March 3 is our February/Winter vacation!


NEW! Hot Lunch Ordering - Ordering for March Hot Lunch is open and runs through midnight on February 15 on Boonli.com.. We cannot accept late orders, so please be sure to order early! Also….be sure that you complete your checkout and receive an emailed confirmation of your order! If you do not receive an email, your order has not been placed.


YEARBOOK ORDERING Parents have 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].



Roll Out the Red Carpet for Saint Chris


19th Annual Auction

March 25, 2023

The Event Center, Nashua


NEW! Auction Sponsors – Wowza! Guess what? We have another generous new sponsor for the Auction…hooray!  Many, many thanks to:


Presenting Sponsor:

Matrix PMO


Platinum Sponsor:

Wanderlust Therapeutic Services


Gold Sponsor:

Wireless Zone


Silver Sponsor:

Camps Bernadette and Fatima

Millyard Bank

Nashua Riverfront Dentistry

Kevin Brown - Knights of Columbus Insurance

NEW! Playa Bowls Nashua


Bronze Sponsor:

Catholic Medical Center

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!!


UPDATED! Tickets - Formal invitations will go out this week…hooray! You can purchase tickets either by returning the RSVP card included with the invitation or by going online HERE! 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! 







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:

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!



NEW! Girl Scout Silver Award Collection - 8th grade student Amelia Parshley is collecting crayons and coloring books for “little heroes” being treated at the Lowell General Hospital as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award. Please see the flyer HERE!


THIS WEEKEND! 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, February 2

LC: Haddy Marte, Heather McCorry, Tina Bruno, Shannon Silva

UC: Marnie Gordon, Nadra Bell

 Friday, February 3

LC: Jenna Richardson, Erin Varsalone, Natalie Boldeia

UC: Nadra Bell, Emily Uong

Monday, February 6

LC: Sadie Presenti, Susan Morton, Sarah Currid, Allison Cimon

UC: Elizabeth Cyran, Carol Cyran

 Tuesday, February 7

LC: Tina Bruno, Sadie Presenti, Hanna Sullivan

UC: Sue-Ellen Maher, Kathy Maynard

 Wednesday, February 8

LC: NO School 

UC: NO School


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 Alayna Zucchi and Arthur Carew. 


THIS WEEK! 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 THIS Friday, February 3. Enter the church through the side door.


NEW! Grade 7 & 8 STEM Summer Camp Opportunity - The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), located in Hanover, NH, is conducting a GEMS Camp for Middle School students this summer.   Student registration ends on March 30, 2023. All 7th and 8th Graders are welcome to apply. Please see the flyer HERE for more information!


When:   Week of June 26 – 30, 2023.  This is being held on the campus of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL).   CRREL is located at 72 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH.

Cost:  The GEMS Camp is FREE!

Stipend:  Students receive a stipend for attending the week-long camp!

Registration:  Student registration ends March 30, 2023. Sign up online HERE.


NEW! Black History Month - First officially recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford, February is Black History Month across the US. This month celebrates the achievements of African Americans and their important role in US history. Locally, the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire provides excellent resources on black history and culture in NH. Please visit their website HERE!