January 22, 2020

January 22 Auction Committee Meeting – Margarita’s – 7:00 PM

January 23 Winter Fine Arts Festival – Church Hall – 6:00 PM

January 26 Parish/School Mass – Church – 10:00 AM – Coffee and Donuts following

January 26 Open House for Prospective Students – Lobby – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

January 26-31 Spirit Week

January 28 Day of Giving – Online

January 29 Paper Wednesday News

January 30 Open House for Prospective Students – Lobby – 9:30 -11:00 AM

   

NEW! Thank You – We’d like to extend our thanks to the Diocese of Manchester’s Bishop Christian Scholarship Fund for their recent award of $1,000 in support of our financial aid efforts to make Catholic education accessible, available, and affordable to any family that desires it!

DEADLINE NEXT WEEK! Grades 3-6 Registration – Registrations for students who will be in grades 3-6 next year are due by next Friday, January 31! A 60-second registration link went out several weeks ago to the parent who is listed as the primary contact in the student’s record. Please email Marta at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org if you would like to check on who is listed as the primary contact or if you have any other questions!

Financial Aid Applications for 2020-2021 – Applications for Financial Aid and the Children’s Scholarship Fund for the 2020-2021 school year are now being accepted. All families with a financial need are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid! To apply, parents must do the following in this order:

  • Apply to the Children's Scholarship Fund HEREif eligible. (The eligibility rules are listed on the Children's Scholarship Fund website) The Children's Scholarship Fund is a source of financial assistance for families in need in NH. Awards are made on a first come, first served basis, so parents are encouraged to apply early.
  • Apply to St. Christopher School Financial Aid through FACTS by clicking HERE. St. Christopher School Financial Aid is determined through FACTS. Please be aware that St. Christopher Financial Aid will take into account any award from the Children's Scholarship Fund when awarding aid to families.

New Student Registrations for 2020-2021 OPEN!  Registrations are now OPEN for new students in 2020-2021, from PreK 3 through grade 6. If you have a younger child who will be joining us next year, please visit the front page of the school website at www.StChrisSchoolNH and click the Apply Now button to get started! Please also pass the word to any new families who would like to join our school community in 2020-2021!

FIRST OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY! Open Houses for Prospective Families – Spread the word! January brings two Open Houses for families who are interested in joining our St. Chris family next Fall! THIS Sunday, January 26, we will have an Open House from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, immediately following our parish/school mass and coffee hour. We will also open our doors to prospective families on Thursday, January 30 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Thank you for helping us fill our classrooms with happy students!

THIS WEEKEND! School/Parish Mass and Coffee Hour  Please join our school and parish family THIS Sunday, January 26 at the 10:00 AM mass, followed by a Coffee Hour immediately after! This is a great time to reconnect with friends after the busy holiday season! All students who attend mass in uniform will receive a Free Dress pass for Tuesday, February 4.

SPEAKERS STILL NEEDED! STARTS THIS WEEKEND! Catholic Schools Week Student Speakers Each year during Catholic Schools Week, Nashua Diocesan Schools send student representatives to present a short 3-minute speech at most masses at area Catholic parishes. This year, we have been assigned to have speakers at a total of 9 masses spread across the weekends of January 25-26, February 1-2, and February 8-9. We are looking for students who would feel comfortable standing up in front of the church wearing their school uniform to deliver the speech. Students would need to arrive at the church at least 20 minutes prior to mass, check in with the presiding priest, and present the speech whenever the priest requests (some do it before mass and some prefer it be done during the homily). This is a great opportunity for students to practice speaking in front of an audience, as well as representing their school! To sign you child up as a speaker, please click HERE!

New! Catholic Schools/Spirit Week The NCEA will hold its annual national Catholic Schools Week next week….and we will be celebrating Spirit Week here at St. Chris!  A schedule of the week’s events will be sent home on Friday, but look for the week to include themed free dress days, our 2nd annual Day of Giving on social media, a Corpus Christi Brown Bag drive, and more!

NEW! Saint Christopher Academy Logo Launch! Plans are continuing to develop for our unified Saint Christopher Academy this Fall! We are excited to unveil our new logo “suite,” which includes both formal and athletic logos, on Friday! Students at both St. Chris and Nashua Catholic will bring home a sample sheet and all logos will be launched on social media during the day.  

Clear that clutter!  Did you resolve to get organized this year?  Start with your linen closet!  Your old towels and bed linens can be put to good use by the Humane Society.  😊  Bring your worn sheets, blankets, pillowcases, comforters, and towels to the front desk during the month of January.  The girl scouts of Troop 10203 will deliver them to animals at the Greater Nashua Humane Society.  It’s all part of our St. Christopher Year of Giving!

NEW! Spelling Bee – Our 5th & 6th grade spellers outdid themselves at yesterday’s Spelling Bee….and we still do not have a champion! Our final three contestants will go head to head this Friday at 1:20 PM!

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER! 3D Printing Club – Is your child interested in 3D printing?  Using 3D design software, the students will learn how to create a design that can be transformed into a 3-dimensional object, and then printed on the school's Makerbot printer.  No experience is necessary, and the club is open to 4th - 6th graders.  The club will meet in the computer lab, beginning on Friday January 24th at 8:00 AM.  The club will meet every other Friday, for 6 Fridays (January 24, February 7, February 21, March 6, March 20, April 3). Parents - interested in helping out Club Coordinator Tom McCarthy? You don't need to be experienced with the software in order to lend a hand. Slots are still available! To sign your child up, click HERE.

TOMORROW! Fine Arts Festival  Please join our bands, fiddle squads, and choruses for their Winter Fine Arts Festival concert THIS Thursday, January 23 at 6:00 PM in the Church Hall. These fabulous musicians have been working hard on their pieces for this concert!

NEW! Paper Wednesday News Our next paper News will be distributed next Wednesday, January 29. If you have material to be distributed, please send it to Marta at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org or Jackie at jlangenfeld@stchrisschoolnh.org by the Friday! Thanks!

NEW! 6th Grade Mother/Daughter Paint Night -- Moms and Daughters in 6th Grade: The Upper Campus (Nashua Catholic) is holding its Annual Mother/Daughter Paint Night on Friday, March 27th at 5:30 PM at the Upper Campus! You and your mom won’t want to miss this evening of fun as J.J. Long, owner of JJArtworks, guides us step-by-step to create the featured painting. All supplies are included and no painting experience is necessary! This will be a fun evening for you and your mom and your girlfriends! No tickets will be sold at the door, so get your tickets today! Send cash or check made out to Nashua Catholic for $35/person or $60/couple. Questions? Contact Mrs. Forsyth at sforsyth@ncrjhs.net.

NEW! 6th Grade Father/Daughter Dance – 6th Grade Girls: You’re cordially invited to the Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 15th at the Upper Campus (Nashua Catholic)! This special night with your Dad (or the father figure in your life) begins at 7:00 PM in the Upper Campus gymnasium (Nashua Catholic) and includes a DJ, refreshments and a photographer! Join the 7th and 8th grade girls and their dads for an unforgettable evening! You won’t want to miss out on this special night so get your tickets NOW! Tickets are $35/couple and an additional $17 for each additional daughter. Please make checks out to Nashua Catholic. Questions? Contact Mrs. Forsyth at sforsyth@ncrjhs.net.

Auction News – It’s time to get this party started! Now that January is here, we’re knee deep in planning our upcoming 16th Annual St. Christopher Auction! This year’s event, “In the Winners Circle with St. Chris,” will have a Kentucky Derby theme and will take place at Sky Meadow Country Club on March 21, 2020.

Donations: Donate an item, get together with another family or two to put together a basket, chat with your boss, ask your barber, talk with your dry cleaner, reach out to your dog groomer….all are invited to participate! Donation ideas can be found HERE, as well as an online donation form. If you need printed flyers, please shoot Marta an email at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org! 

Tickets: The invitations are here and will go out the last week in January, but you can get a jump on things by purchasing your tickets online HERE! (Congratulations to Jaclyn Leonardi for being our first ticket purchaser TWO years in a row! You may just find a special gift at your seat at the Auction J! We are limited in the number of seats, so purchase your tickets early!

Sponsors and Advertising:  We love our sponsors and advertisers! Our proud sponsors of St. Christopher School receive a variety of benefits for their support like program advertising, website links, and tickets to the event, depending on their level of sponsorship. If you or your business are interested in being a sponsorship, visit the Auction website at https://stchrisschoolnh.ejoinme.org/Auction2020 to view the possibilities!

NEW! Silver Sponsor:

The Aquino Family

 

Bronze Sponsors:  

St. Joseph Hospital

The Tyrrell Family

The Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise

 

Copper Sponsor: 

Franklyn Liberatore DMD

 

NEW! Heads and Tale Sponsor:

Knights of Columbus St. Boniface Council 11907 (St. Chris/St. Pats)

 

TONIGHT! Auction Committee Meeting – We’re off to the races with our upcoming Auction! This fun-loving group puts together the most amazing night of the year! There’s a role for everyone, from decorations, to technology, to procurement! Please join them at their next meeting TONIGHT at 7:00 PM at Margaritas!

NEW! School Store Sale! Stuffed Huskies and Toucans are on sale for $2.50 at the School Store!

NEW! Spirit Shirts! We have a limited number of blue Husky Spirit t-shirts available on a first-come, first served basis! Shirts are $8.50 and available in Youth S and M, and Adult S, M, and XL. To reserve your shirt, click HERE!

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, January 23

Greg Tribou

Tino Bruno Maxwell

 

Friday, January 24

Karen Hutchins

Heather Reardon

Jaclyn Leonardi

 

Monday, January 27

Elizabeth Cyran

Marilyn Hogan

Carol Cyran

 

Tuesday, January 28

Emily Uong

Heather McCorry

Heather Spinney

 

Wednesday, January 29

Jen McGowan

Jeff Rol

Cliff Osinski

Sasha Shaplyko