May 31, 2023


NEW! Thank You! The BBQ was such a fabulous community event on Friday…thank you to coordinator Mary Wooward and the merry band of watermelon slicers, set-up helpers, grill masters, dessert/water/ice providers, food servers, and clean-up crew! We also appreciate those who brought coolers and tents and grills! Thank you all!


Many thanks also go to our wonderful parents who helped get the gym tarped on Friday morning! Many hands make light work…after a little delay getting started, the project was finished in record time!


More thanks go to our grade 1 to 6 teachers and the many parents for the hot but very, very fun field trip to the Silver Knights baseball game today! A number of the kids were excited to attend their very first baseball game ever! Our students were exceptionally well behaved…we are so proud of them!


And finally….SOOOOOOO many extra special thanks to the incredible volunteers who made our Hot Lunch program a huge success! Between the two campuses, we served over 40,000 lunches this year! We could not do it without the dedication, hard work, and good humor of all of our Hot Lunch volunteers. Thank you ALL from the bottom of our hearts (and full stomachs!)!!


NEW! Parent Survey Reminder - All parents were emailed a link to our end-of-the-year survey on Thursday, May 25. Please take the time to complete the survey…your feedback is important and of great value as we plan for the 2023-2024 school year!  The survey will remain open until 11:45 pm on June 5 and is completely confidential. Each campus has a separate survey, so please refer to your May 25 email or today’s Wednesday News email for the correct link. Thank you for your help!


NEW! UC Girls Summer Basketball Workouts - This summer the upper campus girls basketball program will have skills sessions on Tuesday nights from 5:30-7:30 pm. They will begin on June 13 and continue each Tuesday night, concluding on August 22. The only exception will be Tuesday, July 4. The cost will be $75 for the entire summer or $10 for each individual session. Upper Campus girls and incoming sixth graders interested in playing next year are invited. Please contact coach Scott Purcell at [email protected] with any questions.


NEW! Coolers from the BBQ - Oops! Did you forget to take your cooler home after the BBQ? All of the remaining coolers are located in the rear of the school, by the doors where desserts and drinks were served. Please check there!


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.


Donors may create their own named endowment fund with a donation of $25,000 or more. Please click HERE or contact Marta Nissen at [email protected] for more information.


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.


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 (!) 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


Dunks and Starbucks Reminder - Please remember that students should not be bringing drinks from Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks into school. Thank you!


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!


THIS WEEK! Milk Ends - Our milk program for the year ends THIS Friday, June 2nd!



End of the Year Dates - Please put the important dates below on your calendar!


THIS WEEK! 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:

LAST MASS! June 7 - Upper campus


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