March 4, 2020

March 6 Stations of the Cross – 9:15 AM – 6W preparing

March 6 EARLY RELEASE – 12:30 PM – NO AFTER CARE

March 9 STEM Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM – Library

March 10 Auction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – Library

March 12 STEM Day

March 12 STEM Fair – 5:30 – 7:00 PM – School

March 13 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM – 6E preparing

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Free Dress

March 17 Auction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – Library

March 19 St. Joseph Day Mass – 9:15 AM – 3A preparing

March 20 Stations of the Cross – 9:15 AM – 5M preparing

March 21 AUCTION! – 5:30 PM – Sky Meadow Country Club

March 25 Paper Wednesday News

March 27 Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM - 5G preparing

 

NEW! Thank You – Today’s thanks go to Dr. Franco Liberatore and Dr. Francesca Failla from Nashua Riverfront Dentistry for speaking to all of our students about the importance of dental health on the Friday before vacation! The kids enjoyed the interesting presentation (especially the giant tooth!) and loved the bag of dental goodies!

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!

 

2020 Auction Logo

Auction News – We are just 2 1/2 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.

Tickets:  Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible! You can purchase your tickets online at https://stchrisschoolnh.ejoinme.org/Tickets.

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 (mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org) 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 at https://stchrisschoolnh.ejoinme.org/Tickets 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 at https://stchrisschoolnh.ejoinme.org/itemdonations.

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 https://stchrisschoolnh.ejoinme.org/Sponsorships to view the possibilities!

Gold Sponsor:

Pine Motor Parts

 

Silver Sponsor:

The Aquino Family

 

Bronze Sponsors:  

Bishop Guertin High School

Eleanor Dahar

St. Joseph Hospital

The Tyrrell Family

The Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise

The Torosian Family

 

Copper Sponsor: 

Franklyn Liberatore DMD

AJ & Sons/ The Patierno Family

The Valade Family

 

NEW! Decked in Diamonds Sponsor:

Days Jewelers Nashua

 

Heads and Tale Sponsor:

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

 

Cooler Raffle Sponsor:

Knights of Columbus Prince of Peach Assembly 1506

 

Wine Pull Sponsor:

Knights of Columbus 13904 (Immaculate Conception)

 

UPDATED! Auction Committee Meeting – The Auction Committee will be meeting weekly during March…there’s a place for everyone! Meeting dates are March 10 and 17 at 7:00 PM in the school library. Please join us!

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THIS WEEK! Early Release – Please note that THIS Friday, March 6 will be an Early Release Day, with all students dismissed at 12:30 PM. Since our faculty will be attending a professional development workshop, there will be NO After Care that day.

NEW! Pass along your GENTLY USED BABY CLOTHES – If only they could still fit into all of those cute little outfits!  If you’ve decided to pass along your outgrown baby items, know that they will be happily received by the babies of the Olancho maternity hospital.  😊  Any gently used baby clothes or receiving blankets will be put to good use by the moms and babies at the hospital serving the impoverished families on Olancho, Honduras.  Your gently used baby clothes encourage moms and babies to get the medical care they need for a safe and healthy birth.  Please bring your items to the front desk during the month of March.  Thank you from the Faith Outreach Committee!

Stations of the Cross – Since Ash Wednesday is next week while we are on vacation, we will be in the season of Lent when we return to school on March 2. As is tradition here at St. Chris, we will be holding the Stations of the Cross every Friday through Easter. Please check the calendar at the top of this page for the times each Friday as they do switch between morning and afternoon. Parents are encouraged to attend and mark this Lenten journey with our students.

THIS WEEK! YEARBOOK Orders  All students brought home a packet with Yearbook information before vacation! All orders are due by THIS Friday, March 6. The yearbook is a wonderful memento of the year at St. Chris and features portraits and photos of ALL students, from PreK through grade 6! The order form can be found HERENote: Yearbooks for 6th grade students are automatically included in the 6th grade graduation fee. However, any personalization, personal messages, or sponsorships must be paid for separately.

Registrations OVERDUE -- If you have not yet completed the online registration for any child who will be a student at St. Christopher Academy in Fall 2020, your registration is now overdue. We are currently drafting our budget for the next school year and tuition is based on the number of enrolled students for 2020. Because late registrations can not be counted towards our enrollment numbers in the budget, every late registration causes our tuition rate to be higher. If you are intending to send your child/children to the Academy in the Fall but have not registered, please do so immediately. Thank you!

NEW! Wildcat Stuffies at the School Store Have you see the absolutely adorable new Saint Chris Academy Wildcat stuffies at the School Store? They are perfect for the Easter basket! Just $5 for the small and $10 for the medium….and they are SO cute!

School Store Gift Certificates – And speaking of the School Store, don’t forget we have “Wild Cat Cash” gift certificates available, too! Simply send in a sealed envelope marked “Front Desk” and we’ll send home a sealed envelope with the certificate! Gift certificates can be for any amount!

STEM Day and STEM Fair – Our fantabulous STEM Day will be March 12…and we can’t wait! We have an exciting group of wonderful volunteer speakers from a variety of STEM fields who will be visiting with our students on the morning of March 12. In the afternoon, classrooms will be finishing up their STEM projects and setting up their displays for the evening STEM Fair. Families are invited to return to school from 5:30-7:00 PM to visit the classrooms and see the projects, as well as visit with our STEM guests in the hallways, and do some fun STEM experiments! Please join us! FYI – Parents are welcome to attend the Keynote speech at 9:30 AM on the 12th. The presenter will be Ray Dube, Sustainability Manager for Coca-Cola Bottling of Northern New England, who will talk about the importance of recycling!

NEW! Careful Please! Special request to our PreK and Kindergarten parents who pass by the front of the school on their way to drop off in the morning….please remember that the front of the school is an active drop-of area with children getting out of cars, so we need to drive slowly and carefully! Thank you!

Annual Fund– Just under a month left to get your donation in to the Annual Fund so it appears in the Honor Roll of Donors! All donations made before April 1st will appear in the Honor Roll published in the summer edition of the News and Notes. As of today, we have raised almost $42,000! We would love to have each and every parent be part of this year’s exciting Annual Fund! 

Donating to the Annual Fund is easy! You may make your donation using any of the following methods:

  • Return the remittance envelope included in your Annual Fund letter along with a check, cash, or credit card number.
  • Send a check or cash in to school in an envelope marked “Annual Fund”.
  • Call Business Manager Murrayann Abucewicz at 882-7442, ext. 113, to have your credit card charged manually.
  • Or donate online through Square at https://www.stchrisschoolnh.org/apps/pages/onlinegiving 

However you choose to donate, please know that we are MOST grateful! 

Hot Lunch Ordering – Hot Lunch ordering for April is! It will remain open through midnight on Friday, March 15 and no late orders can be accepted.

Forgotten Lunches – Just a friendly reminder that students who forget their lunch receive a bagel and cream cheese, along with any available sides. To make it fair for everyone, there are no exceptions. Please do not count on your child receiving the Hot Lunch of the day as we only order the number of meals we need to accommodate those who order through Boonli. A $3.50 charge for the meal will be added to your Boonli account. This long-standing policy helps us to monitor inventory and keep our costs down. Thanks so much for your help with our Hot Lunch program!

St. Patrick’s Day – We’ll be wearin’ the green on our St. Patrick’s Day Free Dress day on Tuesday, March 17! Students should wear green and white!

Used Book Sale – It may seem a looong ways away, but our Parent Group wanted to remind parents to save used books, cd’s, and dvd’s for the Used Book and Uniform Sale in May! If you are doing a little after-Christmas cleaning (or pre-Spring cleaning?), please keep the sale in mind! We accept donations of both children’s and adult’s book and media. All books and media are sold for 50¢ each and all students will visit the sale! Donations can be brought to the school after April vacation!

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 Thursday, March 26th 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 $75/couple. Questions? Contact Mrs. Forsyth at sforsyth@ncrjhs.net.

St. Christopher Parish Lenten Schedule St. Christopher Parish would like to invite school families to deepen their faith through the many activities the parish will offer during Lent! Please see the schedule 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, March 5

Nadra Bell

Susette Parks

 

Friday, March 6

Lisa Blanchard

Catherine McQuaid

Kate Aquino

 

Monday, March 9

Elizabeth Cyran

Marilyn Hogan

Carol Cyran

 

Tuesday, March 10

Karla Chamoun

Staci Felder

Annette Cameron

 

Wednesday, March 11

Beth Dargin

Ginny Dargin

Ann Scalcione