NEW! Girls Basketball - Coach Purcell would like to remind upper campus girls that there will be no basketball workout this coming Tuesday. They will resume on Tuesday, July 18.
Academic Calendar for 2023-2024 - Our Academic Calendar for the 2023-2024 school year is now approved! This calendar contains school start dates, vacation and no school dates, as well as early release days. Please note that the dates for the last day of school and other end-of-year activities are tentative…the actual final day of school, as well as other end-of-year activities, will be decided once we know the impact of our winter! You can view and download the calendar on the school website HERE.
Please mark your calendars with the following important back-to-school dates!
Mondays, August 7, 14, and 21 – Prekindergarten and kindergarten Playground play dates from 9:00 - 10:00 AM.
Monday, August 28 – Lower campus Meet the Teacher from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Class lists will be posted in the school that day.
Monday, August 28 - First day of school for 6th grade only at the upper campus. Students should be in full uniform.
Tuesday, August 29 - First day of school for all other students on both campuses. Students should be in full school uniform that day.
Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4 - No School…Labor Day Weekend
Wednesday, September 6 - New Parent Orientation, 7:00 PM at the upper campus
Tuesday, September 12 - Upper Campus Parent Open House, 6:30 PM
Thursday, September 14 - Lower Campus Parent Open House, 6:30 PM
Upper Campus Summer Work: All upper campus summer work should be completed and brought to school on the first day back to class:
6th Grade Summer Work - Students should complete the work below and also the appropriate math work based on their assigned math class.
Summer Reading – HERE
Lemonade War Packet – HERE
Grades 6 - 8 Math: Please click your student's math class level below to view summer assignments.
7th and 8th Grade History: Summer work for students in both the 7th and 8th grade can be found HERE.
7th Grade English Summer Reading: Please click HERE for the 7th grade summer reading assignments.
8th Grade English Summer Reading: Please click HERE for the 8th grade summer reading assignments.
Grades Prek to 8 Back to School Supply and Lower Campus SUMMER READING List: Please click HERE for the lower campus school supply list for 2023-2024. The 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.
Changes to the EFA Program - Income limits for the EFA award program are increasing next week! This means that more families will qualify for the EFA grants for 2023-2024. Parents are encouraged to start your application today to get the full award amount as applications must be 100% verified by July 15. Parents may apply for the award HERE.
FAQ from the EFA: How much will my student’s EFA grant be?
EFA is a state grant of approximately $3,400 base state adequacy aid plus any qualifying differentiated aid that a child is eligible to receive. Qualifying for “differentiated aid” provides additional EFA funding, ranging from an estimated additional $600 to $1,800, for each certain individual factor. The factors that qualify an eligible student for “differentiated aid” are: eligibility to receive Free or Reduced Lunch; whether the eligible student has been identified as an English Language Learner; 3rd grade reading proficiency, and whether an eligible student has a qualifying disability.
NEW! Substitute Teachers Needed - We are looking to add to our list of available substitute teachers for this Fall! Substitutes are paid by the day and can choose to sub at the lower campus, the upper campus, or both! If you are interested, please send a resume to Mrs. Clarke at [email protected].
NEW! Prekindergarten/Kindergarten Playground Play Dates! - Starting on Monday, August 7, the playground will be open for PreK and Kdg students and their parents for three Mondays in a row (August 7, 14, 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!
Updated Contact Information - Summer is a prime time for change of addresses and other contact information…and we want to keep you up-to-date on all communications from Saint Chris! If your address, email, or phone number will be different this fall, please contact Database Administrator Donna Beatrice at [email protected]. Thank you!
Volunteering at Saint Chris - Are you planning on volunteering at Saint Chris this coming school year? Get a jump on things by completing the Safe Environment Training now! All volunteers are required to complete the training prior to ANY volunteer opportunities, including Hot Lunch, field trips, class projects and activities, etc. To complete the training, please see the Diocesan information HERE. Questions about the process can be directed to Jackie Langenfeld at [email protected].
NEW! Hot Lunch Volunteering - Speaking of volunteering at Saint Chris….This is an early call for Hot Lunch volunteers! As our largest volunteer program, we need lots of people to make the Hot Lunch program a success at both campuses …over 100 people! Everyone is welcome to volunteer…we’ve had parents, alumni parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Hot Lunch is a great way to get to know other parents, to see what’s going on at the Academy, and to see your children and their friends. Volunteers serve lunch one day a month on the day of the week of your choice (although those who want to help out several days a month are always welcome!). Volunteer hours at the lower campus are approximately from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM and 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM at the upper campus.
To volunteer at the lower campus, use the Sign-Up Genius HERE. To volunteer at the upper campus click HERE. Be sure to click through the tabs at the top of each Sign-Up Genius to view the teams and dates available for each day of the week!
NEW! Extended Care -- Students who need to be dropped off early and/or picked up late can take advantage of our Extended Day program on both campuses! Please see HERE for information/hours on the upper campus program and HERE for information/hours on the lower campus program.
An additional fee does apply to the Extended Care program. The rate is $4.00 per half hour increment (an increase of .50 from last year). Through our multi-child discount, families are charged full price for the first child and at a 50% rate ($2.00) for each subsequent child at the same campus. Parents are invoiced through their Family Portal on a monthly basis.
Please note: All Extended Care balances are due when billed on a monthly basis. If a family is past due on Extended Care payments above $100, they will not be able to utilize the program until that balance is paid.
Uniform Requirements - There are no changes to the uniform requirements for this year. All uniforms must be purchased from Red Brick Clothing in Hudson (or online HERE). Please see the uniform requirements HERE.
Used Uniforms Donations - Has your child had a growth spurt and you find yourself with a few extra uniform pieces? Please consider donating to the used uniform closets on both campuses! Donations are always appreciated! Parents are actively looking for used uniforms now, so please drop donations off at either campus between 8:30 and 12:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.
Lower Campus Altar Servers -- Fr. David would like to invite any Catholic student in grades 4 and 5 who has completed his or her First Communion to sign up as a school altar server for the lower campus. Members of any Catholic parish are welcome to participate. Students must be able to sit still on the altar, remember and carry out instructions while standing in front of the whole school, and, most importantly, understand the sacred responsibility of serving at God's altar. There will be training during the school day. Questions? Contact Marta Nissen at [email protected]. Spaces are limited. Please use the Sign-Up Genius HERE.
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!
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.