July 31, 2019

Surprise! It's the last Wednesday in July and we thought we would check in with news and some important dates for your Fall calendar!!

 

August 5, 12, 19, 26      PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Playground Dates - 9:00-10:00 AM

August 29      Meet the Teacher - 9:00-11:00 AM

September 3       First Day of School for all grades - Doors open at 8:30 AM, and School starts at 8:50 AM

September 5      New Parent Orientation -- 7:00 PM – School Lobby

September 9   First Day in Full Uniform

September 10      Parent Information Night - 6:45 PM – Church

September 11      Opening School Mass – 9:15 AM -- Church

 

PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Playground Play Dates! - The playground will be open for PreK and Kdg students and their parents on the four Mondays in August (5, 12, 19, 26) 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!

 

Tuition Agreements – If you have not yet signed your tuition agreement, please contact Business Manager Murrayann Abucewicz at mabucewicz@stchrisschoolnh.org as soon as possible! Students without signed tuition agreements will not be able to start school on September 3. This applies to ALL families, including those with returning students and those who are new to the school. Thanks!

 

Meet the Teacher Day – Thursday, August 29 is our annual Meet the Teacher event from 9:00-11:00 AM. This is an optional, drop-in event. Classroom assignments will be posted on the lobby bulletin board and teachers will be in all classrooms greeting their new students! No need to be here right away at 9:00...the school will be open and teachers will be in their rooms until 11:00. Come on by and say hi!

 

First Day for ALL Students - Our first full day for all grades will be Tuesday, September 3. Doors will open at 8:30 AM and school begins at 8:50 AM. If you will be walking your child in to school, please do not park on the school side of Cushing Ave. This is for active drop-off only. You may park in the rear of the school (families with PreK and Kdg students only), across the street from the school, and in the church parking lot.

  

Back to School Parent Events - Mark your calendars for the following events! They are a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and/or get caught up with old friends, as well as find out what's new at St. Christopher School!

 

  • New Parent Orientation- We can't wait to welcome our new parents to St. Christopher School! Our New Parent Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 PM. The session will cover volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, "inside info" from veteran families, tours of the school, question and answer session, and more! Note:

 

  • Parent Information Night -All parents should attend the Parent Information Night on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:45 PM. The meeting will begin in the Church with a series of short presentations outlining the state of the school and the upcoming school year. We will then adjourn to the school so parents may visit their children's classrooms (be sure to leave a note in your child's desk...they'll be looking for it!). We'll see you there!

  

Free Dress – No uniforms until September 9! Shorts are okay, but please be sure that your child's clothing follows the Free Dress guidelines set out in the Handbook, including NO tank tops/spaghetti straps/tube tops/halter tops, NO clothing displaying rock groups/violence/inappropriate sayings, NO extra-large or baggy shirts or pants, and NO shorts/skirts/skorts that are more than 2-3 inches above the knee. Thanks!

 

Before and After Care - Our Extended Day programs will begin on the first day of school, September 3. Before Care will open at 6:30 AM and After Care is available until 6:00 PM. Additional information can be found HERE. All students who attend either Before or After Care must have a completed registration form on file before attending. (It is okay to send the form in with the child on the first day he or she attends.) These are available at the link above or at the school on Meet the Teacher Day.

 

Back to School Supply and Required Reading List - The sales are on in all the stores...time to stock up on supplies for the upcoming school year! The Back to School Supply and Required Reading List can be found HERE. Have fun!

 

3-Year-Olds in PreK! Have you heard the news? By popular demand, our PreK program has been expanded to include both 3 and 4-year-old students! Full and part time hours are available. For more information, click HERE!

 

Cross Country Registration – Our cross country program, open to all students in grades 2-6) will begin as soon as we start back to school! The school will participate in several races, including the Nashua PAL City Championship Cross Country Meet for elementary schools (grades 2-5). Students in grade 6 will participate at Nashua Catholic Jr. High School. Practices are held Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-4:30 PM at Sargent Ave Park. (Students will be picked up at the school by 4:45. After 4:45, students will be taken to After Care for an additional charge.) The cost is $35 per runner or $60 per family. To sign up, email Coach Stacey Marino at sdmarino1@comcast.net.

 

Fine Arts Center -- Work is continuing on the Fine Arts Center and it’s looking great! The building has been rewired to include a fire alarm system as specified by the city of Nashua fire department. The walls and new ceiling are up, as well as the new lighting. Exterior work is underway Cabinetry, flooring, and other finish work has been ordered and will be installed soon! Overall, while we don’t have a specific completion date on the calendar yet, all things look good for a grand opening this Fall when school is back in session!

 

Congratulations! We are so happy to share that Miss DeZorzi is now Mrs. Montine! The wedding took place in Italy soon after school was out for the summer...and it was beautiful! Please extend your congratulations to Mrs. Montine the next time you see her!

  

Private Tours - Know of any new folks moving to the area? Have friends or relatives who would enjoy the St. Chris community and value a St. Chris education? We'd love to show them our school! Private tours with the wonderful Jackie Langenfeld can be scheduled for almost any day! To arrange, please have the prospective families call Jackie at 882-774, ext. 114.

 

New Parish Website - St. Christopher Parish has a spiffy new website chockfull of great information about the parish! The website is designed to help parishioners, school families, and visitors stay in touch with all that’s happening at St. Chris! On the website,  you will find the weekly bulletin, a calendar of upcoming parish events and mass intentions, contact information, program descriptions, RCIA and Religious Education information, and more! Be sure to check them out at StChrisParishNH.org!