NEW! Thank You! Wowza! We had such a great time at last Friday’s lower campus Field Day! Many, many, many thanks to Mrs. Beauregard for coordinating the day, to Mrs. Beatrice for handling the busyness in the lobby, to the teachers for moving their students through the crazy day, and to the large number of volunteers who came to help us! Special appreciation goes to our Hot Lunch volunteers for the day who came early and worked super duper fast to get all of our students fed in time to walk to the park!
NEW! Endowment Fund Donation Thank You! We are very grateful to Msgr. Richard J. Kelley for the donation of $40,000 to create the Edward and Marian Kelley Fund to benefit our Faculty Endowment! This fund was created in loving memory of Msgr. Kelley’s mother and father, Edward and Marian. Mr. and Mrs. Kelley were devout Catholics and raised two sons who became priests, Msgr. Richard J. Kelley and Msgr. Edward Kelley. Msgr. Richard Kelley was pastor of St. Christopher Parish for 18 years and is an ardent supporter of the school. Although he retired in 2018, Msgr. Kelley is often a visitor at the school for masses, classroom visits, and our annual Vocation Day. He is pleased to honor his parents with a gift that will assist the teachers of the Academy for years to come.
Friends of Msgr. Kelley are welcome to honor him and his parents with donations to the Edward and Marian Kelley Fund by clicking HERE. Msgr. Kelley will be notified of all gifts (unless the donor chooses to remain anonymous) and all donations will be reflected in our Honor Roll of Donors to be published over the summer.
NEW! Wildcat Spring Sports Congratulations! Hooray! Boys baseball and girls softball both won Nashua City Middle School Championships this past weekend, while the boys track team took second place! Excellent work, Wildcats!
NEW! Lower Campus Free Dress on Thursday and Friday - Yesterday’s Principals of the Day, Summer and Violet, have given lower campus students a Free Dress Day on both Thursday and Friday of this week! Hooray! And thanks to Summer and Violet’s parents for their winning bid at the Auction!
THIS WEEK! Hot Lunch Ends - Don’t forget….Hot Lunch service ends on both campuses THIS Friday, May 26. All students must bring a lunch from home from Tuesday, May 30 through the end of school! There will be no “Forgotten Lunches” available. If a student does not bring a lunch, a parent will be called.
NEW! Tuition Payment Plan Reminder - As part of the re-enrollment process for the 2023-2024 school year, parents were required to select a payment plan (yearly, bi-annual, or monthly) for their tuition in FACTS. If you need to change your payment plan to another schedule, please inform Shauna Hein prior to the first payment date of July 1. You can reach her at [email protected] or 603-882-7442, ext. 212 to make the change or get more information.
NEW! Back to School Dates - Hard to believe, but we are already planning for our next school year! If you are booking summer vacations or other plans, please keep these important dates in mind:
PreK and Kindergarten Playground Days - The lower campus playground will be open for all PreK and Kdg students and their parents for three Mondays in August (7, 14,and 21) from 9:00-10:00 AM. Come on down! This is a great time for the kids...and parents (!)....to make important connections with friends before the school year begins!
Monday, August 28 –
- First day of school for 6th grade students ONLY. More details will be sent to 6th grade parents later in the summer.
- Lower campus Meet the Teacher from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Class lists will be posted in the school lobby that day.
Tuesday, August 29 - First day of school for all students on both campuses. (2nd day of school for grade 6.) Students should be in full school uniform.
Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4 - No School…Labor Day Weekend
NEW! Dunks and Starbucks Reminder - Please remember that students should not be bringing drinks from Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks into school. Thank you!
NEW! Cross Country at the Lower Campus – We are so excited for our upcoming cross country season! Students who will be in grades 2 - 5 in the fall are able to join the team. Practices will begin on Thursday August 31st and will be every Monday and Thursday afterschool until 4:30 pm at the North Common Field on Artillery Lane for September and October. There are two Friday afternoon practice meets, one Saturday championship meet and one Saturday morning Catholic school meet. Email the coach, Mrs. Beauregard ([email protected]) with any questions.
To view the season schedule and details, click HERE.
To register for the team, please click HERE.
Employment Opportunities - We are currently interviewing for new faculty members to fill our open positions! Please spread the word! Preferred applicants should be practicing Catholics, hold an appropriate New Hampshire teaching certification (or be eligible for certification), and be ready to embrace our school mission of developing students who lead by example and live their lives with integrity and in service to God and others. Candidates may read more about our open positions and apply by clicking HERE!
Lower Campus Attendance - Lower campus parents are reminded to email attendance.lower@saintchrisacademy with any and all information regarding attendance or changes in dismissal for students. Emails to teachers may go unread until after the school day has ended, so any information on attendance/dismissals must be sent to the attendance email for timely action. This is important for the safety and security of our students. In addition, please remember that if a student is leaving school early, parents must come into the school and sign the student out at the front desk. Thank you for your cooperation!
Milk Ends - Our milk program for the year ends on June 2nd!
THIS WEEK! Family BBQ - The BBQ is just two days away and it’s going to be a beautiful night for a party! All families are invited to this fun and FREE gathering THIS Friday, May 26 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM! The event will be held in the field behind the upper campus building (or inside the upper campus if we have rain again this year!) Plans include a ton of FREE food and a DJ.
After Care Ends at 5:30 on Friday - As mentioned in an email yesterday, After Care on Friday will be ending at 5:30 pm. This allows us to use the back parking lot for shuttle parking and for the teachers to enjoy the BBQ in its entirety. Thanks!
BBQ Help Needed - We are still in need of a few volunteers, food and equipment donations for the big night! Please view the SignUp Genius HERE to see how you can help!
Shuttle Bus - Since we are using the back parking lot at the upper campus for the BBQ, parking will be VERY limited around the school. But fear not! Bishop Guertin will again be providing a shuttle bus from the parking lot at the lower campus to the upper campus. The shuttle begin at 5:20 pm and will run all evening, so families can easily park at the lower campus, ride over to the upper campus, and return to their car when they are ready. Please park in the back parking lot and pick up the shuttle bus in the bus drop off area along Brookline Street. Families are VERY strongly encouraged to use this service!
TONIGHT! Fine Arts Festival - Please join our choruses, band soloists, strings, and 3rd grade recorder students for the Spring Fine Arts Festival concert TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 24, at 7:00 PM in the gym at the upper campus. Artwork by many of our students will also be displayed!
THIS COMING MONDAY! Memorial Day NO SCHOOL - There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Have a super day off!
NEXT WEEK! Silver Knights Baseball Game – Don’t forget that all students in grades 1-6 will be attending the Silver Knights Education Day baseball game on Wednesday, May 31! If your grade 1-6 child did not purchase a ticket, her or she must stay home from school that day. All students attending the game should wear his or her gym uniform. The Silver Knights will be providing a hot dog, chips, and water for lunch. If a child has a food allergy (or just does not like hot dogs!), he or she may bring a lunch with them. Please be sure that all students have sunscreen on BEFORE coming to school! If parents who have purchased a ticket would like to walk to the park with lower campus students, please meet in the front of the lower campus building by 9:55 am. Do not ring the bell and request to go to the classroom….homerooms will leave from the front of the school and parents are welcome to join the group as they leave! Thanks!
End of the Year Dates - Please put the important dates below on your calendar!
THIS WEEK! Friday, May 26
- Family BBQ at the upper campus (all current and incoming families invited!)
Thursday, June 1
- 5:00 PM – 8th grade Baccalaureate Mass at St. Christopher Parish (graduate and two parents only)
- 6:30 PM - 8th grade dinner at the upper campus (graduate and two parents only)
Tuesday, June 6
- Last day of school for 5th and 8th grade students
- 5:30 PM - 5th grade Convocation at the upper campus
Friday, June 9
- Early Release and final day of school for grades PreK to 4, 6 & 7
- 7:00 PM - 8th grade Graduation at the upper campus
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 unless otherwise noted. The schedule for the remainder of the year is:
May 30 - Lower campus
June 7 - Upper campus
Hot Lunch Volunteers - Thank you to our fabulous Hot Lunch volunteers! The schedule for the final two days is:
Thursday, May 25
LC: Tina Bruno, Sadie Presenti, Lori Gordon
UC: Katie Osborn, Nadra Bell
Friday, May 26
LC: Heather McCorry, Sarah Clauss, Loni Rooney, Ann Marie Pellechia
UC: Tarrah Ledoux, Shannon Sullivan
New! Vacation Bible School - Both St. Christopher Parish and Immaculate Conception Parish will be holding Vacation Bible School programs this summer:
St. Christopher Parish: Get ready for a cosmic adventure! Join us for a full week of bible fun with a spectacular space theme to help us reach the stars! Our VBS will run from July 24th to July 28th, 8:30 am to 11:30 am for students entering grade kindergarten through 5. Students entering grade 8 and above may apply to be Junior Leaders. We have bible stories, Saint of the day, daily prayer activities, a fun craft, singing and dancing, yummy snacks, outdoor games, and more. Click HERE to register online.
Immaculate Conception Parish: Come shine Jesus’ light at the Immaculate Conception Parish Vacation Bible School from August 7 through August 11. Sessions run from 9:00 am to noon. At VBS, the Bible and our faith come to life through incredible music, surprising Bible adventures, amazing experiments, creative games, super fun snacks, and more! For more information and to register children ages 3-12, please visit https://www.myvbs.org/ICCNashua