January 29, 2020

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

February 1 Hot Lunch Ordering Open

February 3 School Mass – 10:00 AM – 5M preparing

February 4 Staff Meeting – 7:45 AM – 5M

February 4 Auction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – Margarita’s

February 10 STEM Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM – Nashua Catholic

February 11 School Board Meeting – 8:00 AM – Library

February 12 Yearbook Group Photos

February 14 Valentine Free Dress

February 14 Cafeteria Day

February 17 Auction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – Margarita’s

February 19 Paper News

February 19 Toadstool Bookstore Event – 6:00-7:30 PM

February 22-March 1 February Vacation!

   

NEW! Thank You – Thank you to all those who participated in our online Day of Giving that ended today at noon! The final donation total was $4,286 from 64 donors….we are blessed!

DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY! Grades 3-6 Registration – Registrations for students who will be in grades 3-6 next year are due by THIS 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!

OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW! Open House for Prospective Families – Spread the word! We will open our doors to prospective families for an Open House TOMORROW, Thursday, January 30 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Thank you for helping us fill our classrooms with happy students!

NEW! Free Dress for Mass Attendees -- All students who attend mass in uniform received a Free Dress pass for Tuesday, February 4. Please note that the free dress pass mistakenly said “Any Day,” but it’s really for February 4. Oops!

Updated! Catholic Schools/Spirit Week – The NCEA is holding its annual national Catholic Schools Week this week….and we are celebrating Spirit Week here at St. Chris!  Find the schedule of events HERE! And don’t forget our Corpus Christi Food Pantry Brown Bag collection….due by 9:00 AM on Friday!

NEW! Let’s Go Out to Dinner! – Burton's Grill at the Pheasant Lane Mall has agreed to once again support our Catholic Schools Week celebration with a 20% donation from every purchase (except alcohol) made by a St. Chris supporter from today through Friday! Celebrate our fabulous St. Chris community by gathering friends and family and enjoy a delicious dinner while benefiting St. Chris! Please be sure to bring the flyer HERE (which will also be sent home tomorrow) with you to Burton's and give it to your server. Enjoy!

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! Toadstool Book Fair – Mark your calendar! Wednesday, February 19 from 6:00-7:30 PM we’ll be holding a Book Fair at the new Toadstool Bookshop in Somerset Plaza, Nashua! Raffles, Free Dress passes, and student performances! Details to come soon!

Auction News – We are just 7 weeks away from the best night of the year! This year’s Auction, “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.

NEW! Invitations: Invitations to the Auction will go out this week! All parents should receive an invitation in your home mailbox….please let Marta know if you don’t receive one or if you have a family member or friend you’d like to add to the mailing list! You can email her at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org. Tickets can be purchased by returning the RSVP

Tables: Planning on coming to the Auction with a whole bunch of your friends? Reserve a table of 10 or 12 ahead of time! To reserve the table, please email Marta a list of guests who will be joining you at your table. It’s as easy as that!

Ticket for a Teacher: Aren’t our teachers GREAT? Thank them for a job well done by being a Ticket for a Teacher sponsor! Our teachers work hard all day, every day in the classroom…they deserve a night out! To be a Ticket for a Teacher sponsor, simply complete the RSVP form HERE and select Ticket for a Teacher or check the appropriate box on your rsvp card before returning it!

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! 

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!

Silver Sponsor:

The Aquino Family

 

Bronze Sponsors:  

NEW! Eleanor Dahar

St. Joseph Hospital

The Tyrrell Family

The Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise

 

Copper Sponsor: 

Franklyn Liberatore DMD

 

Heads and Tale Sponsor:

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

 

NEW! Cooler Raffle Sponsor:

Knights of Columbus Prince of Peach Assembly 1506

 

NEW! Wine Pull Sponsor:

Knights of Columbus 13904 (Immaculate Conception)

 

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 on Tuesday, February 4 at  7:00 PM at Margaritas!

NEW! Hot Lunch Ordering – Hot Lunch ordering for March will be open beginning this Saturday, February 1 through midnight on February 15 on Boonli.com! Please be sure to order early as we can not accept orders after the 15th!

NEW! Family Dance Postponed Due to schedule conflicts with Ski Club and the DJ, we have postponed the Family Dance originally scheduled for this Friday. We hope to reschedule soon and will let parents know as soon as possible!

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

NEW! NEXT WEEK! School Mass – Our next school mass will take place on Monday, February 3 at 10:00 AM. 5M will be preparing the mass. Please join us!

NEW! STEM Committee Meeting The STEM Committee will meet again on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 PM at Nashua Catholic Jr. High.

NEW! Yearbook Group Photos – Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday, February 12 to take photos of student groups (band, basketball teams, altar servers, etc.). Students should dress in their regular uniform. There will be no retakes for absent students.

NEW! Valentine Free Dress - How sweet our school will be on Friday, February 14th with our annual Valentine’s Free Dress day! All students are invited to wear red, white, and pink that day! Please be sure that students follow our free dress rules! Oh! And it will also be a Cafeteria Day!

NEW! Literacy Club Mrs. Gigliotti is excited to be offering a third session of reading skills instruction for students in grades Kindergarten to 2! The program will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays before school from 7:45-8:30 AM and will run for six weeks from February 10-March 26. (vacation is incorporated in these dates. There are 10 slots in the sign up genius HERE.  The group will focus on letters, sounds, sight words, reading comprehension, and retelling of stories. The cost for the six week program is $360. Once your student is signed up, you will receive a detailed letter with additional details. 

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.

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.

NEW! Pass Along Project Clothing Drive St. Chris parishioner and Eagle Scout candidate has requested our assistance with his Eagle Scout project for the The Pass Along Project. The Pass Along Project is an organization that collects new and lightly used clothing for children entering into foster care in and around the Nashua area, oftentimes only with the clothes on their back. After being collected, clothing is sorted by size and gender, then washed and packaged into BUNDLES which consist of a week’s worth of clothes based on the child’s age and gender (sizes infant to youth 14-16). Clothing in these bundles include...Shirts, Shorts, Pants, Jeans, Pajamas, Coats, Boots, Sneakers, Underwear (NEW ONLY),Socks (NEW ONLY), and Diapers (NEW ONLY). Clothing will be collected at St. Christopher Church on Saturday, February 8th at the 4:00 PM mass and Sunday, February 9th at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM masses with a breakfast in the church hall after the 10:00 AM mass. Donations can also be brought to the school by Friday, February 7, and Adam will pick it up! Questions? Call Adam Picard at (603)-689-4928. All donations will support Adam Picard’s Eagle Scout project!

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 30

Nadra Bell

Susette Parks

 

Friday, January 31

Lisa Blanchard

Catherine McQuaid

Kate Aquino

 

Monday, February 3

Melanie Fuller

Lisa Censabella

Kristin Callahan-Smith

 

Tuesday, February 4

Karla Chamoun

Staci Felder

Annette Cameron

 

Wednesday, February 5

Beth Dargin

Ginny Dargin

Ann Scalcione