September 19 2-School Mass at Nashua Catholic Jr High – 10:00 AM – Grades 1-6
September 20 Corpus Christi Food Pantry Brown Bags due at 9:00 AM
September 20 Friday Funday Calendar Raffle Incentive
September 23 Mass – 10:00 AM – 6E preparing
September 23 Hot Lunch Begins
September 25 Paper Wednesday News
September 26 Nashua Catholic Schools Parent Listening Session -- 8:00 AM - Church Hall
September 27 Final Friday Funday Calendar Raffle Incentive
September 30 Auction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – Margarita’s
NEW! Thank You – This week’s shout out goes to the Zeman family for creating our entry in the Downtown Nashua Scarecrow contest! Our cross country runner scarecrow will be delivered to the organizers today, so look for him on a light pole downtown this weekend!
Book Fair Thank You’s -- Thank you to the following volunteers who helped make our book fair very successful! We had over 160 volunteer hours for the book fair! Wow!
A special thanks to our alumnae parents for helping out on Parent Orientation night: Mary Hebert, Nancy Lavoie and Kathy Valente along with our very own Miss Nancy Garceau, Mrs. Roberta Laplante and Mrs. Gloria Sheehan. Thank you very much to all of you!
THIS WEEK! Corpus Christi Food Pantry Brown Bag Drive – Filled bags for our Corpus Christi Food Pantry Brown Bag drive are due by 9:00 AM THIS Friday, September 10! Please consider filling the bags with the items on the list attached to the bag…or other appropriate items…and bring them back for pick-up by the Corpus Christi van. Many thanks for your support!
TOMORROW! 2-School Mass at Nashua Catholic Jr High – TOMORROW, Thursday, September 19, students in grades 1-6 will be walking over to Nashua Catholic Jr High for our annual Nashua Catholic schools mass to start the new year. The weather looks great for tomorrow, so we anticipate that this event will be a go! A permission slip is required for every student and can be downloaded HERE. Parent chaperones are also welcome. Please complete the bottom of the permission slip if you are interested in walking over to Nashua Catholic. Thanks!
UPDATED! Raffle Calendar Fundraiser – We are 50% of the way through the month and have sold just shy of 600 tickets! Keep those tickets coming in…we want to meet that goal of 2,000 tickets sold! As in the past, for every 10 raffle tickets your family sells, you will earn one entry into a raffle for a $1,500 Tuition Credit or $1,000 Cash! This is the first of our three major fundraisers in the annual Invest in Excellence campaign, so we are really counting on your support!
We will have a number of fun student seller incentives throughout the month of September! Check them out!
FRIDAY FUNDAY incentives for every Friday in September. Any student who brings in at least one ticket will receive the prize of the day:
Friday, September 13 – Free popcorn on Friday, September 20
Friday, September 20 –Cookie treat at lunch on Monday, September 23 (first day of Hot Lunch!)
Friday, September 27 – Free Dress Pass for THAT day, September 27!
Student Surprise Free Dress Prizes will be chosen on random days during the month of September from anyone who turns in a ticket on that day.
Crazy Mrs. Clarke will make a special appearance in October if we beat our school goal of 2,000 tickets! We’ve met our goal each of the last 10 years…can’t wait to make this number 11 and see what crazy Mrs. Clarke will do this year!
NEW! Classroom contests – Let’s liven things up a bit with a classroom contest! The classroom with the most raffle sales will receive an ice cream sundae party in October! So far, our top classrooms are:
5G – 78 tickets
4T – 60 tickets
6W – 45 tickets
Returning Calendar Tickets – Save our volunteer ticket counter’s sanity! Please be sure that all tickets include your child’s classroom! With 325 students returning over 2,000 total tickets, we want to be sure that every family gets the sales credit they deserve!
Need more tickets? (Yay you!) – Simply shoot Marta an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, write a quick note to your teacher, or stop by the front desk at school! We have lots and lots of extras ready just for you!
NEW! Future of Catholic Schools Listening Session -- As promised at our Parent Information Night earlier this week, we would like to invite parents to be involved in planning for the future of Catholic schools in Nashua. Please see the letter HERE regarding upcoming listening sessions which will be open to parents at both St. Christopher and Nashua Catholic Jr. High School. In addition, a listening session will be held for 5th and 6th grade students here at St. Chris.
NEW! STEM Committee Meeting - The incorporation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is an important part of the academic program here at St. Chris! We love exploring new areas and helping our kids to think and learn like scientists! Each year, our STEM Committee takes on new projects to further this integration of STEM into the life of the school, as well as planning the annual STEM Day and Science Fair in March. If you would like to be part of this exciting effort, please join us at our first STEM Committee meeting on Monday, October 7 at 6:30 PM in the school library! For more information, please contact the committee at STEM@stchrisschoolnh.org.
NEW! Auction Committee Meeting -- Time to get the party started…or at least start planning for it! Our Auction Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on Monday, September 30 at 7:00 PM at Margarita’s in Nashua. Our auction is the largest fundraiser for St. Chris, having raised over $71,000 dollars last year to assist in making St. Chris a better place for all students! There’s a place on the Auction Committee for everyone, including those interested in theme/decorations, item procurement, technology/computers, class art projects, reservations/seating, etc.! Meetings are held monthly through December, then bi-weekly during January and weekly in March, although Committee members “come and go” as needed with their role on the Committee. Contact chairperson Jenn Torosian at email@example.com for more information.
Sunshine Math - Sunshine Math is a K-6 enrichment program that encourages student of all abilities to extend themselves beyond the normal math curriculum. On a weekly basis, students read and complete a set of problems. The problems are “starred” based upon the level of difficulty. Four stars are the most difficult.
Students turn in completed worksheets which are reviewed by parent volunteers. Volunteers give positive feedback and when needed, offer some suggestions for how to solve the problem. If your child is interested, please complete and return the form that is coming home today or download it HERE!
THIS WEEK! Popcorn! Popcorn Fridays start THIS Friday, September 20! Bags of fresh popped popcorn are available for 50¢ each on Fridays…it’s soooo yummy, every kid loves it! And, NEW this year, you may pre-pay for a year’s popcorn for your student/s! For $20 you can forget digging around the couch cushions for change every Friday…your student will automatically receive a bag of popcorn every Friday we serve it! For $30, our extra hungry students can receive two bags every week! Please see the flyer and sign-up sheet that will be coming home with your oldest/only today or click HERE for more details. (Please note, the yearly fee is on a per student basis, so each student in a family who would like to receive popcorn must pay a separate fee.)
NEXT WEEK! Hot Lunch & Hot Lunch Volunteers – Hot Lunch program starts on this coming Monday, September 23! We are putting the final touches on the volunteer schedule, and will send it out as soon as it is finished. Volunteers who are scheduled next week will be contacted today.
NEW! Hot Lunch Laundry Volunteers – We are looking for a few dedicated volunteers to do the Hot Lunch laundry! Once a week, your student will bring home a small bag of Hot Lunch laundry, including towels and aprons, for you to run through the wash and return to the school. It’s a simple task, but makes a HUGE difference for our Hot Lunch program! If you are able to help, please email Roberta LaPlante at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
NEXT WEEK! Band and Fiddle Squad – The Advanced Fiddle Squad and Advanced Band will begin on September 23 and Beginning Fiddle Squad and Beginning Band will begin on September 25.
NEW! Kindergarten - Grade 2 Reading Tutoring -- Mrs. Gigliotti is excited to be offering a reading tutoring program for students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 2! Please click HERE for more information!
NEW! Extended Care Payments – Just a friendly reminder that all Before and After Care payments are due upon receipt of your billing statement! Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!
NEW! Ski Club Information Meeting -- Ski Club is open to skiers in Grades 3-6, runs for 5 weeks and will start-up on Friday, January 10th. We will have a meeting on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 PM in 1M. If you are thinking about joining this year, please plan to attend the meeting. Details about passes, transportation, lessons, volunteering, etc will be discussed. The School Program Director from Crotched Mountain will also be joining us.
NEW! CYO Basketball – Basketball season is fast approaching! Our program offers opportunities for students in grades 3-6 to participate on a school team in a fun and competitive environment. The Jr. Mites is a co-ed team (or teams, dependent on numbers of players and coaches) for 3rd and 4th grade students. The Mites, for students in 5th and 6th grade, offers single sex teams for both boys and girls. Practices take place at St. Patrick’s gym in downtown Nashua and games take place in Nashua church hall gyms from November through March. Cost is $140 per student. Sign-up forms were sent home with students today and are also available HERE. Please return by September 26.
NEW! Mass – Please join us for our next school mass on Monday, September 23 at 10:00 AM. 6E will be preparing the mass.
NEW! Paper News – Next Wednesday, September 25, will be our next paper Wednesday News. If you have any material that needs distribution, please send it to Marta at email@example.com or Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org by this Friday, September 20. Thanks!