NEW! Thank you! Many thanks to Captain Tom Bolton and Lt. David Elliot for their informative training, “Civilian Response to Active Shooter,” during our faculty and staff professional development on Friday afternoon. We are fortunate to have the Nashua police as a valuable resource in our safety planning!
IMPORTANT Medical Policy - No student should be sent to school if he/she has had a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting for at least 24 hours WITHOUT medication. For example, a child whose fever was lowered by Tylenol/Advil/other medication can NOT attend school until he/she is fever-free for at least 24 hours without the medication. This is vitally important for keeping our students healthy and we rely on our parent community to help us by abiding closely to this policy. Thank you!
UPDATED! Calendar Raffle Fundraiser – We are getting SOOOOO close to our school goal of 4,300 tickets sold! As of yesterday, we are just 747 tickets short! Our drawings start on Monday at noon, so don’t be afraid to sell over the weekend. If your family are super sellers and in need of more tickets, please email Marta Nissen at [email protected]!
Calendar Sales Incentives -
NEW FINAL Incentives! If we beat our 4,300 ticket goal…
- No Homework Day for ALL students on Thursday,October 12
- Saint Chris Spirit Day on Friday, October 13
- Classroom contests –
- Top Selling Class across the Academy wins an ice cream sundae party with all the fixin’s!
- Top Selling Class on each campus wins a morning donut party (with coffee for the teacher!).
Current Classroom Leaders are…
- 2A and 5J TIED!
- Top Sellers - The three top sellers across the Academy win a Target gift card! (1st place - $25, 2nd place - $20, 3rd place - $15)
- Random School-Wide Turn-In Days - Our next Turn-In Day is THIS FRIDAY, September 29! Free Dress for anyone who turns in a ticket, plus we'll be drawing 20 random winners of Free Dress passes for another day!
Next Week! O’Connor School Portrait Day - School Portrait Day for both the upper and lower campuses is next Wednesday, October 4. (Retake Day will be on Wednesday, November 29.) Please see the copy of today’s important email to parents regarding Portrait Day HERE.
NEXT WEEK! Columbus Day NO School - Please remember that we will have NO school on Monday, October 9th for the Columbus Day holiday!
NEW! Lower Campus Before/After Care Reminder - Since the church hall is being used for mass during the church renovation, all lower campus Before and After Care will be held in the first and second grade classrooms. These are located at the glass doors at the far end of the school by Brookline St. Please do not ring the bell at the double metal doors between the school and the church, particularly in the morning when mass may be underway.
NEW! Upper Campus Morning Drop Off Reminder - Upper campus parents are reminded that the morning bell rings at 7:55 am. At that time, the cafeteria doors are locked. Students who arrive after 7:55 am must enter through the front door after the bell rings and sign in.
NEW! Progress Reports - Progress reports for both campuses will be distributed this Friday, September 29. The lower campus paper copies will come home in student backpacks, while parents of upper campus students will receive an emailed report.
Milk - Milk ordering is coming soon! We are waiting on the delivery of a new milk cooler prior to beginning the milk program. Hopefully, it will arrive in early October!
NEW! Popcorn Fridays - We are excited to announce that our Friday popcorn is back…and will be served on BOTH campuses this year! All popcorn will be pre-ordered at this time so that volunteers do not need to collect money each week…and you don’t have to dig around in your couch cushions to find the change! The cost will be $25 for the year. This will cover approximately 26 Fridays from next Friday, October 6 through the end of May (no popcorn on Early Release Days). Billing will be done through Incidental Billing in the Family Portal. To pre-order popcorn for your student/s, please complete the Google Form HERE!
NEW! Applications for 2024-2025 - Do you know a family who would like to join the Saint Chris community next year? We will begin accepting applications for new students for the 2024-2025 school year on Sunday, October 1. New families should start the process HERE. Note: Re-enrollment for current students will take place starting on November 1, 2023, but we will be accepting new students for open seats next year based on current enrollment numbers.
Planning on kindergarten or PreK for your little one at home? - If you have a younger child who you would like to attend Saint Christopher next fall, please know that applications open on October 1st for next year. With current PreK enrollment at capacity and high interest in kindergarten from new families, we encourage you to submit your application on October 1st. Veteran families can complete a new student application through their Family Portal. While siblings of current families do have priority, we can only honor that if we know you are interested! Please reach out to Lorrice Bedard, Enrollment Coordinator, at [email protected] with any questions.
Physical and Immunization Records - Our school nurses would also like to remind everyone that each student needs to have an updated immunization record and physical report on file in the nurse’s office. Please email or send those to Mrs. Sheehan ([email protected]) at the lower campus or Mrs. Danielson ([email protected]) at the upper campus as soon as possible.
Upper Campus Faithful Fridays - We will be hosting Faithful Fridays again this year at the upper campus! There will be prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel at Upper Campus from 7:00 am - 7:30 am. Doughnuts will be served to those who attend. Come spend a moment of peace with Jesus as you finish off your week.
THIS WEEK! Jr. Honor Society Induction Ceremony - Our newest members of the National Junior Honor Society will be initiated into the organization THIS Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm at the upper campus.
DEADLINE TODAY! Academy Spirit Shirts Ordering - Our Wildcat Spirit Shirt vendor, Maverick’s Stitch and Screen, is ready to take orders for short and long sleeve Wildcat Spirit shirts! These shirts are not part of the official daily uniform but may be worn on Spirit Days, on free dress days, to sports or other events, or whenever your student (or you!) want to show a little Saint Chris pride. Short sleeved shirts are $9.50 and long sleeved shirts are $12.95. Both are available in navy blue, white, and…new this year…Carolina blue!. Youth and adult sizes are available! Orders can be placed HERE through Wednesday, September 27. All shirts will be delivered to the school and distributed to students to be brought home. If your order is a surprise for your student, please email Marta at [email protected] and we will hold it for you to pick up.
NEW! Hot Lunch Friday Pizza Cost Change - Good news! Last week, we announced that Hot Lunch prices would now be $5.50 per lunch in order to accommodate the extra staff needed from Celebrations. After reevaluating our costs, we are pleased to announce that we will now be LOWERING the price on Friday pizza to $4.50 starting in November!
NEW! Forgotten Lunch at the Lower Campus - Hot Lunch service is underway! Because all of our food is pre-ordered through Boonli.com, there are no extra hot lunches available if a student forgets his or her lunch. Instead, a student will be given our standard “forgotten lunch” which consists of a bagel and cream cheese and a fruit cup. Parents will be notified of the forgotten lunch and a $3.50 charge will be added to the family’s Boonli account.
NEW! Hot Lunch Ordering for November- Hard to believe, but online ordering for November’s Hot Lunch through Boonli.com begins on Sunday, October 1! Since we can not accommodate orders placed after midnight on the 15th, please be sure to log in early just in case you run into technical issues. Important: Orders are not placed until you complete the entire ordering process and receive a confirmation email from Boonli.
Hot Lunch Volunteers - Thank you to our fabulous Hot Lunch volunteers! The schedule for the next week is:
Thursday, September 28:
LC: Sarah Colon, Sarah Daugherty, Julie Vincent, Liz McClure
UC: Jamie Viveiros Susette Parks
Friday, September 29:
LC: Sarah Clauss, Brenda Milinazzo, Katrina Adell, Amy Milinazzo
UC: Nadra Bell, Kate Aquino
Monday, October 2:
LC: Renee Gabree, Stephanie Ellison, Diane London, Corrina Wang
UC: Liz Cyran, Nadra Bell
Tuesday, October 3:
LC: John Lynch, Tina Bruno, Haddy Marte, Emily Rodriguez
UC: Emily Uong, Diana Morel
Wednesday, October 4:
LC: Greidy Medrano, Erik Smith, Jennifer Villada, Liz Guilmette
UC: Rocio Spencer, Becky Kosterman
NEW! Upper Campus Hot Lunch Volunteer Openings - We have a few open volunteer slots available for upper campus Hot Lunch volunteers! There are two shifts available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, one on Wednesdays, and one on Fridays. To view the shift dates and sign up, please click HERE!
NEW! Lower Campus Hot Lunch Laundry Volunteer - The lower campus is looking for a few parents to work “behind the scenes” on Hot Lunch by doing the Hot Lunch laundry once or twice a week. This isn’t a heavy load...just a few aprons and small towels. If you can help, please send Marta an email at [email protected]. Thanks!
Auction Committee Meeting - It’s time to start planning for the event of the year! Our Roaring 20th Annual Saint Christopher Academy Auction will take place on Saturday, March 16 at the Event Center in Nashua. Those who attended last year can attest…this is an amazing evening in support of the school and its students… full of live and silent auctions, raffles, delicious dinner, and more! The Auction Committee has a GREAT time putting the event together and we’d love to have any and all parents join us! The first meeting of the Auction Committee will be Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 PM at the upper campus. Please email Marta at [email protected] for more information…or just come to the meeting!
NEW! Parent Group Meeting - We will be holding our first Parent Group meeting on Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm at the upper campus. This meeting is for parents on BOTH campuses! Parent Group puts on a variety of school social activities and teacher appreciation opportunities during the school year, including the Father/Daughter Dance, the Mother/Son Bowling Night, and the year-end BBQ. All parents are members of the Parent Group….please join us!
NEW! STEM Committee Meeting - The STEM Committee will meet on Thursday, October 19 at the upper campus. Like the Parent Group, this committee encompasses BOTH campuses. Members work with faculty and administration to augment our STEM curriculum with a variety of programs, clubs, and activities. These might include: STEM Day speakers and STEM Night activities, Math and Science clubs, FIRST Lego League, Chess, Checkers, and Cribbage Club, and Coding and 3D printing clubs among other programs.
NEW! Fine Arts Committee Meeting - The Fine Arts Committee is a new endeavor at Saint Chris! Please join us in exploring ways to bring the beauty of art, music, and drama to the students of Saint Chris. Potential ideas might include special performances of local musicians, visiting artists or artist demonstrations, and exhibitions of student art in local businesses. The Fine Arts Committee will have its first meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 pm at the upper campus!
Lower Campus CYO Basketball - Calling all basketball players in grades 3 - 6 to represent Saint Christopher Academy in the CYO Manchester League. The season will run November to March with one weekday practice (days TBD) and games on Saturdays in the Manchester area. Click HERE for more information and to fill out a form to indicate your interest. Contact Mrs. Tracy Beauregard with questions ([email protected]).
Cheerleading Interest Form - Last year's Cheer squad was a HUGE success and we are looking to do it again this year! If your grade 3-8 child is interested, please complete the form HERE. The squad is limited to 20 students, so please don't wait!
Upcoming School Masses - 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 next month is:
October 5 - Upper campus Eucharistic Adoration with Fr. Von @ 1:00
October 12 - Lower campus mass (grades 3-5) - in Church Hall
October 18 - Upper campus mass
October 19 - Lower campus Eucharistic Adoration - all day
October 25 - Lower campus mass (grades PK - 2) - in Church Hall
NEW! Bishop Christian Scholarship - All families are invited to apply for the Bishop Christian Scholarship for financial assistance. The application can be found HERE and must be completed by October 27. All questions about the scholarship can be directed to Brian Harrison, Parish and School Development Manager for the Diocese of Manchester, at [email protected].
Fundraiser in Support of Family Business - As many of you may have heard, Christopher's Subs and Pizzas recently experienced a flood which completely destroyed the business. Christopher's is owned by one of our school families. There will be a fundraiser on Saturday, September 30 at 6:00 pm at the Nashua Elks Lodge in support of Christopher's and the family. For more information, please see the flyer HERE.
Thinking about Nashua Community College? - Latino Family Dinner will give you a chance to tour campus, learn about early college, ESOL classes, academic opportunities, and more. Dinner and information October 3rd, 6-8pm. RSVP by contacting NCC at 578-8908.
Happy Hearts Day Care - Happy Hearts Daycare, located across the street from the lower campus at 12 Cushing Ave., has a few openings for extended care. The hours are 6:30 to 8:30 AM and 3:00 to 5:30 PM. They accommodate students on snow days, two hour delay, early release, no school days (except for the major holidays) and even if there is a power outage :) They also provide care on the Christmas, February and April vacation weeks. If interested, please call...603-321-9320.
Trinity High School Open House - Trinity High School, located at 581 Bridge St., Manchester, will host an OPEN HOUSE for current 8th grade students on October 19th at 7:00 PM. All future students in attendance will be entered into a raffle to win $1,000 off tuition!
A Trinity High School education is affordable for all who desire it through several financial aid options. In addition, 2023 graduates of Trinity received over 24 million in merit awards. To RSVP, please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or by calling 603-668-2910 Ext. 220.Discover the difference at Trinity!
Bishop Guertin Open Houses: Bishop Guertin High School will hold two upcoming Open Houses for prospective students and their families in October. The first will take place from October 15 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm and the second will take place on October 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Students and families will tour the building, meet faculty and staff, and discover the BG difference. Registration for the event can be completed HERE.