June 7, 2023

NEW! Thank You! As the school year draws to a close, we’d like to thank Fr. David for his spiritual guidance and dedication to our students across both campuses. Over the past year, Fr. David has celebrated over 50 masses, heard many, many confessions, and had lunch with every single lower campus homeroom. Several times during the year, he led lower campus classes in a Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration, and he presented lessons on special Catholic topics in a number of classrooms. We are blessed to have such a dynamic, faith-filled spiritual leader for our Academy! (Side note…on June 3rd, Fr. David celebrated his 6th anniversary as a priest. If you see him, please thank him for saying yes to his priestly vocation!)


We also want to extend extra special thanks to alumni Beth Kreick '79 and Vic Puksta '04 who came in last Friday to share their experiences as published children's book authors! Our students were fascinated by their presentations and asked so many great questions. Thank you Beth and Vic for visiting with our students!


NEW! Thank You from the Board! We would also like to thank all parents, teachers, and staff who completed the end-of-the-year school survey over the last couple of weeks. The Board is carefully reviewing the results as they plan for the future of Saint Chris. If you have additional information, comments, or ideas that you would like to share with the Board, you are more than welcome to contact them confidentially using their contact form HERE. You can also read more about the Board HERE.


NEW! 2023-2024 School Supply List (Includes Lower Campus Summer Work Assignments) - No rest for the weary (or the savvy shoppers!)….the school supply list for 2023-2024 is ready by clicking HERE! The year list includes supplies needed for grades PreK to 8. (Note: Because of the wide variety of student schedules, upper campus students may be given additional supply lists on the first day of school dependent on their individual teacher’s requirements.)

The supply list also includes summer work assignments for students in grades 1-5. Look for the blue type! Students in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten do not have summer work.


Upper campus summer assignments will be sent via email very soon!



NEW! Help Needed on Monday! We have one last volunteer opportunity for the 2022-2023 school year! The upper campus is is need of some help on Monday, June 12 at 10:00 am to prepare the gym in preparation for the summer athletic camps. Chairs will need to be put away from graduation and the tarps will need to be rolled up and stored under the stage. Parents, upper campus, and high school/college students are welcome...especially those students who might be on the lookout for service hours! Thank you SO much!


NEW! Summer Office Hours - We’ll be here if you need us this summer! The school offices on both campuses will be open from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Thursday! You can also call or email any of the school admin team on either campus and we’ll get back to you as promptly as possible!


NEW! UC Boys Summer Basketball League - The upper campus will once again offer and host a boy's middle school summer basketball league. League games will all be played at the Saint Christopher Academy Upper Campus on Monday and Wednesday evenings throughout the months of June and July. This league is open to boys who will be entering Saint Christopher Academy grades 6-8 in the fall. This league is a competitive league but will also have a focus on player development. This league is not geared towards a player who does not have prior basketball experience. The goal of the league is to develop and ready players for middle school varsity basketball. For more information, and to sign up, please click on the link HERE.


NEW! UC Girls Volleyball Clinics - We are happy to announce the offering of summer volleyball clinics for girls who will be entering grades 6-8 in the fall. The clinics will be run by Saint Christopher Academy Head Volleyball Coach, Julie Knapp. Clinics will focus on player development, and fundamental skill building. These clinics are geared towards any player, whether new or experienced in the sport. Focus on serves, passing, hitting, footwork, and many other fundamental skills to become a successful player at the middle school level. For more information, and to sign up, please click on the link HERE.


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! Yearbooks - Students who ordered yearbooks receive them tomorrow. Because many important events occur after the yearbook printing deadline, we will be creating an electronic supplement featuring spring sports and end-of-year events. This supplement will be suitable for printing and will be emailed to parents over the summer months. For any questions regarding yearbooks, please email Carol Fiore at [email protected]. 


NEW! Used Uniform Closets - Have your kids outgrown their uniforms? Don’t forget that we have a used uniform closet at each campus! Donations of all outgrown uniform pieces are accepted and parents are also welcome to make an appointment to come in over the summer to look for uniform pieces to fit their growing children. Donations can be sent into the front desk at the lower campus or to Mrs. Coker at the upper campus at any time. Please contact Mrs. Langengeld at [email protected] for the lower campus or Mrs. Coker at [email protected] for the upper campus to arrange a time to come “shopping” in the closets!


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 - Back to school will be here before you know it…eeek!! 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


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!


It’s the End of the School Year! - Friday, June 9

  • 11:30 AM - Early release and last day of school for grades 6 & 7
  • 12:00 PM - Early release and last day of school for grades PreK to 4
  •  7:00 PM - 8th grade Graduation in the upper campus gymnasium


NEW! Bishop Guertin Girls Beginner Volleyball Camp - Bishop Guertin High School will be offering a Girls Beginner Volleyball Camp this summer for students in grades 6-9. The camp will go over the basics and fundamentals of volleyball and touch on all the key components of the game. They will have instruction from Bishop Guertin coaches, current and former collegiate volleyball players, and current Bishop Guertin volleyball players. Please see the information/registration information HERE.


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