NEW! Thank you! An ENORMOUS thank you to all those who participated in our Calendar Raffle! We sold an incredible 5,317 tickets….a new record for Saint Christopher Academy! What a fabulous way to start our year!
NEW! Calendar Raffle Wrap-Up - While we are talking Calendar Raffle, here’s the final totals everyone has been waiting for…
Top sellers across the Academy: (All received Target gift cards!)
3rd - Vanna of 3S - 73 tickets
2nd - Sadie of 5E - 75 tickets
1st - Henry of 1T - 163 tickets
Lower campus Classroom Contest:
3rd - 3L with 329 tickets
2nd - 1T with 423 tickets
1st - 5E with 445 tickets
Upper campus Classroom Contest:
3rd - 203/Nott with 225 tickets
2nd - 201/Mechin with 258 tickets
1st - 204/Lowry with 311
For beating our Academy goal of 4,300 tickets sold, next Thursday, October 12th will be a NO HOMEWORK DAY! Friday, October 13 will be a Saint Chris Spirit Day…students may wear their spirit shirts, team shirts/sweatshirts, or blue and white. Bottoms may be student choice, as long as they follow the school Free Dress guidelines. The Tuition Raffle will take place on Spirit Day, along with some special surprises for our students!
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! SCHOOL PORTRAITS: - If you did not place an order on or before Portrait Day (October 4) and would like to do so, O'Connor Studios is extending online ordering until midnight on Saturday, October 7. If you miss this deadline and want to place an order, you will need to call O’Connor Studios directly at 978-640-6250. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Fiore at [email protected]. Retake Day is Wednesday, November 29.
NEXT WEEK! Columbus Day NO School - Please remember that we will have NO school on Monday, October 9th for the Columbus Day holiday!
NEW! Math Tutoring with Bishop Guertin Students – Starting this week, we will be hosting Bishop Guertin Campus Ministry Students who will be providing free math tutoring for upper campus students at the upper campus in the Cafeteria on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Times will be from 3:30 to 4:30 PM each day.
If you are looking for a math tutor for your student, this may be just the program for you. It will also be a great opportunity to meet slightly older BG students who are happy to discuss what high school is like. If you have any questions, you can email Mr Daley at [email protected].
UPDATED! Popcorn Fridays - Friday popcorn on BOTH campuses starts THIS Friday for all those who pre-ordered!
UPDATED! Applications for 2024-2025 NOW OPEN - Do you know a family who would like to join the Saint Chris community next year? We are accepting applications for new students for the 2024-2025. We are seeing a large volume of interest in both PreKindergarten and Kindergarten already, so please especially encourage families with students in those grades to apply early! 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 are now OPEN for next year. We encourage you to submit your application ASAP. 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.
NEW! Upper Campus Art Contest - Upper Campus Students: Your artwork could be chosen for the official Saint Christopher Academy Christmas card! The chosen design will be printed and mailed to all families and friends of our school! Please read the flyers posted around upper campus, or click HERE to read the details. Pick up a template paper in the main lobby at upper campus to make sure you meet all size requirements. All entries due by Oct. 31st.
NEW! Now Hiring - UC Boys Basketball Coaches – Our upper campus boys basketball teams are in need of coaches for both the Boys A and Boys B teams. The 2023-24 basketball commitment begins Monday, November 6, and runs through the middle of February, with a potential of additional basketball through the end of March. Games and practices are primarily in the afternoon and evenings at least 3-4x during the week, and then again on Saturday mornings.
Interested applicants should have previous coaching experience. Previous coaching experience within the middle school age group is preferred, but not required. This is a paid stipend position, and all interested applicants should email a copy of their professional and coaching resume to Athletic Director, Ryan Farris at [email protected].
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.
Hot Lunch Friday Pizza Cost Change - We are pleased to announce that we will now be LOWERING the price on Friday pizza to $4.50 starting with November’s lunch!
Hot Lunch Ordering for November- Hard to believe, but online ordering for November’s Hot Lunch through Boonli.com is now open! 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, October 6:
LC: Athena Chisholm, Melissa Richardson, Crystal Romero, Mia Shepard
UC: Lucilene Foppa, NEED A VOLUNTEER!
Friday, October 7:
LC: Erin Sarette, Jen Liba, Cassy Vachon, Stephen Carrol
UC: Nadra Bell, NEED A VOLUNTEER!
Monday, October 9:
LC: NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
UC: NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 10:
LC: Lucilene Foppa, Andrew Ciardelli, Tina Bruno, Andrea Rugg
UC: Teresa Carlton, NEED A VOLUNTEER
Wednesday, October 11:
LC: Danielle Schuh, Stacy Driessen, Kristie Healey, Krista Prymak
UC: Sasha Shaplyko, Nadra Bell
NEW! Upper Campus Hot Lunch Volunteer Openings - We still have a few open volunteer slots available for upper campus Hot Lunch volunteers! If you can fill in for any of the days noted above, please email Marta ASAP! Thanks!
UPDATED! Lower Campus Hot Lunch Laundry Volunteer - We are still in need of a couple of lower campus parents to do the Hot Lunch laundry once 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!
THIS WEEK! 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!
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!
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.
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
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].
NEW! Respect Life Essay Contest - The New Hampshire Knights of Columbus is once again sponsoring a Student Respect Life Essay contest. The contest is open to any Junior High (grades 6 - 8) and Senior High (grades 9 - 12) student in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Knights of Columbus will provide up to six cash awards of $100 each.
This year’s contest theme is: “What do you think is the root cause (i.e., basic reason for, or core issue) for abortion and how do we eliminate the root cause?”
RULES: Essays may not be longer than 500 words; typed, and submitted as a PDF or Word Document and emailed to [email protected]. Include student name, age, grade, school, parent name and address, phone, parish and email. Students may obtain help & information, including from parents, teachers, friends, and internet but the essay itself must be their own work. Deadline: Midnight, December 15, 2023
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.
UPDATED! Trinity High School Open House - Due to ongoing construction in the Trinity High School gymnasium, the Open House has been postponed to November 15 at 7:00 PM. Trinity High School is located at 581 Bridge St., Manchester. 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.