March 20, 2019

March 22 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM -- 4D presenting

March 22 After Care in 1st Grade

March 23 AUCTION! – 5:30 PM – Sky Meadow Country Club

March 26 Bishop Guertin Catholic Schools Concert

March 27 Paper Wednesday News

March 28 STEM Day Snow Date, if necessary

March 29 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM – 5G presenting

March 29 After Care in 1st Grade

 

NEW! Thank You – Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who made last week’s STEM Day such a tremendous success! We thank our morning speakers, our teachers, and students, our evening demonstrators, and all those families who came out to celebrate STEM at St. Chris!

Extra thank you’s go out to Melissa Michels and Julie Knapp for their help with today’s Spring portraits!

  

NEW! 3D Design Club – The last meeting of the 3D Design Club will be this Friday, March 22 at 7:45 AM. Many thanks to Tom McCarthy and all parent helpers for making this club so popular!

 

NEW! Yearbook Last Call! The Yearbook is being finalized in the next couple of weeks! If you haven’t placed your order yet, you’ll have until THIS Friday, March 22, to order your yearbook, place a personal message to your student, or sponsor a class page. Please download the order form HERE for more information!

 

Title I Tutor -- The Nashua School District has hired a new Title I tutor to replace Danielle Troy, who left in January for another position. This new teacher will start soon...parents of students who were receiving Title 1 help will receive more information soon! Thank you for your patience!

 

NEW! Paper Wednesday News – Next Wednesday, March 27, is our next paper News! If you have any material to be distributed, please send it to either Jackie at jlangenfeld@stchrisschoolnh.org or Marta at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org by this Friday, March 22.

 

Annual Fund– Just a few days left….any gifts made to the Annual Fund by April 1st will appear in our Honor Roll of Donors! Gifts of any size are welcome and MOST appreciated!

  

After Care in 1st Grade – The parish is once again holding their terrific Fish Dinners on Fridays during Lent, so our After Care will be relocated to 1st grade on all Fridays during this period. This will run through April 12. Please go to the 1st grade doors to pick up your children!

 

Stations of the Cross – Our weekly observance of the Stations of the Cross will begin after February vacation. Please check the calendar above for upcoming dates and times.

 

THIS WEEKEND! Auction News – It’s Auction time! The big event is this Saturday, March 23 at Sky Meadow! Good luck to all of our bidders…bid high and bid often!

  

Thank you to our sponsors:

The A-Team...Auction Committee Parents – Gold Sponsor

The Aquino Family – Silver Sponsor

Bishop Guertin High School – Bronze Sponsor

St. Joseph Hospital – Bronze Sponsor

John Avi Salon – Copper Sponsor

Catholic Medical Center – Copper Sponsor

Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise – Copper Sponsor

Ms. Eleanor Dahar – Copper Sponsor

Drs. Franklyn & Francesca Liberatore, DDS – Copper Sponsor

Red Brick Clothing – Copper Sponsor

The Valade Family – Copper Sponsor

Business Cents Back Office Solutions – Copper Sponsor

 

Thank you to our advertisers:

Platinum Tan

Forcier Contracting and Building Services

Kalil and Kress Dentistry

PAL Force Football and Cheerleading

Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center at Catholic Medical Center

Literacy Learning Solutions, LLC

Knights of Columbus Insurance – Kevin Brown

Frasca & Frasca Attorneys at Law/Frasca Title

Nashua Catholic Regional Jr. High School

Catholic Medical Center

 

Thank you to our Ticket for a Teacher sponsors:

Mark & Jane Gill

Patrick & Joan McCabe

Skip & Tara Stolz

Vlad & Theresa Yasevich

Tom & Mary Popik

Alejandro Mirles & Liza Tirado-Calzada

Donald Surprenant

Gregg & Marnie Gordon

Todd & Beth DeRego

Jeff & Kim Lafleur

Quang & Emily Uong

Joe Lamere & Sabine Manoli

Don Whalen & Meghan McCarthy

Joe & Jackie Galibois

  

Look your best for the Auction! In efforts to help all look and feel their best for St. Christophers Annual Auction, Kaleigh Marino, owner of John Avi Salon Studios would like to offer custom spray tanning to any attendants of the auction. All proceeds raised will be donated to St. Christopher! Spray tans are $40. For payment, please bring cash or checks made out to St. Christopher School. To make an appointment call or text Kaleigh at 603.459.3524. John Avi Salon Studios is located at 264 Main Dunstable Road Nashua, NH 03062.

 

Chess Club News – The Chess and Games Club will be holding the usual annual friendly Chess tournament in March starting on the 15th through April 5. It is a great refresher of the skills learned through the year and all participants will receive a certificate. It is the same time as regular club hours, 7:50 AM to 8:30 AM on Fridays. All attendees during those days will be tournament participants by default and no need for any additional sign up.

  

NEXT WEEK! Bishop Guertin Music in Our Catholic Schools Concert -- March is Music In Our Schools Month, so Brian Starck, band director at Bishop Guertin High School has organized a "Music in Our Catholic Schools Concert" to take place in the Bishop Guertin High School Gym on the evening of Tuesday, March 26th.  The bands, Fiddle Squads and choruses from Saint Christopher will join with music groups from Nashua Catholic Junior High School, Presentation of Mary Academy, and Bishop Guertin.  Each group will perform on its own, and the evening will conclude with all the student musicians performing together in a stirring performance of "What A Wonderful World."

 

NEW! Youth Ministry News:

Junior Group Field Trip – This weekend, the Teen/Junior Group is taking a field trip up to St. Elizabeth Seton in Bedford to see the Sorrowful Mysteries presented by the Franciscan Mystery Players. We’ll meet at the Pennell Center at 7:00 PM on Saturday, March 23 and be back by 9:00 PM. Please contact Emily for the permission slip.

 

Kid Group News – How can we all be “united in Christ” when we’re so different? That’s what we’re talking about at Kid Group this week. See you in the Pennell Center on March 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM! All 3rd-5th graders are welcome to join us. For any questions, email Emily Murphy at youthministry@stchrisparishnh.org.

 

Vacation Bible School Save the Date!!! St. Christopher Parish’s popular Vacation Bible School (VBS) with run from July 29-August 2, 2019! This year’s theme is ROAR! 2019: Life is Wild ~ God is Good. Registration forms are included in this week’s paper News ! Children ages 4 (entering pre-K) to Grade 5 are invited to come join us for a GRRReat time at Vacation Bible School this summer! We will travel to the African Savannah, a safari into the Bible, where we will sing, dance, create and play as we learn that even when our life gets WILD, God is always good! And we Trust in Him! We will need many adult helpers for the Safari trip of a lifetime! Please consider sharing your special talent! Email cmercurio@stchrisparishnh.org for more information or to volunteer!

 

Happy Hearts Day Care Summer Camp Openings – Linda Rousseau of Happy Hearts Day Care, located across the street from the school, has openings for children age 6 to 11 in her summer camp.  Activities include daily field trips, hiking, swimming, playgrounds, nature preserves, restaurants.  $175 per week, lunch and snacks included.  Please call Linda Rousseau at 880-6575 if interested. 

 

Fish Dinners -- Knights of Columbus Council 11907 will be serving Baked Fish Dinners on the Fridays in Lent through April 12. The dinners will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. The menu includes a generous portion of baked haddock, baked potato, vegetable, coleslaw, rolls, beverage and selections from our famous home cooked dessert table. Cost is $12. Pizza slices are available $2.00. Take out orders can be placed by calling (603) 717-4980. Cash checks and credit cards are accepted and Gift Certificates are available. If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Fish Dinner is also cancelled.

  

Hot Lunch Schedules – Thank you to everyone who stepped up to volunteer for the Hot Lunch program! Your help is MUCH appreciated. Volunteers for the next week are below:

 

Thursday, March 21

Lisa Campbell

Mary Schreiner

Nadra Bell

 

Friday, March 22

Lisa Blanchard

Catherine McQuaid

Kate Aquino

  

Monday, March 25

Marilyn Hogan

Svetlana Yanushkevich

Carol Cyran

Lisa Censabella

 

Tuesday, March 26

Karla Chamoun

Gwen Beaudet

Annette Cameron

 

Wednesday, March 27

Jen McGowan

Ramona Telford