April 8, 2020

NEW! Thank You This week’s technology shout-out goes to alumni parent Michael Richards! Michael has been key in helping us to resolve some server issues in the past few months as well as helping us to manage our now greatly expanded Gmail database. Thank you for your time and expertise, Michael!

NEW! Hot Lunch for May CANCELED – Due to the obvious uncertainty about when we will be returning to school, we have decided to cancel the Hot Lunch program for May. We were concerned about collecting additional funds from parents at this challenging time that would need to be refunded should school be canceled. We are currently working on refunding those payments which were made for the days which were already missed in March and April. Thank you for your patience as we work through all of these changes!

NEW! iPad Apps for Google Classroom – One of the wonderful things about Google Classroom is that it works equally well on ipads, chromebooks, apple computers, and windows computers!  However, there are some slight differences in how it works on each platform. We have noticed that some people are having difficulty using ipads and discovered that you need to download several apps to make everything work correctly.  If you are using an ipad/iphone, you will need to individually download ALL of the following Google apps in order take full advantage of Google Classroom: Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Classroom, Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Meets. If you have difficulty or questions about this technology, please email Mrs. Litch at klitch@stchrisschoolnh.org.

NEW! 3rd Quarter Report Cards -- As Mrs. Clarke’s email from this morning stated, we will be emailing 3rd quarter report cards for grades 1-6 starting this afternoon. Note that PreK and Kdg do not receive 3rd quarter report cards. This process is new to us, so we will be rolling it out slowly! Some parents may not receive the report card until the end of the week. Also, please be sure to check your SPAM folder as we are aware of and working on an issue that causes some of these emails to not be delivered correctly. If you do not receive your child’s report card by Friday afternoon, please send Marta an email at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org.

Student Email Changes – In the interest of internet safety for our students, we are in the process of implementing new security settings for email accounts that were created as part of our Google Classroom program. All students will now be limited to emailing within our school domain, which means that they can no longer receive or send any email from outside of St. Chris. They will still be able to email their teachers and each other as this is necessary for some students to complete their online classwork. We encourage ALL parents to actively monitor their child’s email account on a regular basis.

2020-2021 Academy Enrollment – We may not physically be in school at the moment, but we are looking forward to next year and the new Saint Chris Academy! Tuition Agreements for the 2020-2021 school year are being prepared. If your child has not been re-registered for next year, you will not receive a Tuition Agreement. You are also not eligible for Financial Aid until your child is re-enrolled. Financial Aid awards are included on your Tuition Agreement. If you have not re-registered, please email Jackie at jlangenfeld@stchrisschoolnh.org or Marta at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org to have a new registration link emailed to you.

New Student Recruitment Do you have a friend or family member who is interested in Saint Christopher Academy for the Fall? Luckily, our application is completely online and we are accepting students remotely! Prospective families are encouraged to check out the website, email us at admissions@stchrisschoolnh.org, and apply online HERE! Please pass the word!

Google Classrooms for Specials Just a quick reminder that all students should have checked into Google Classrooms for not only their homeroom, but also for a number of the “Specials,” as well as Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Sheehan! Please be sure that your student is subscribed to:

  • 2 Library classrooms (one for their grade and one for Library Resources)
  • Mrs. Clarke's Messages and Prayers
  • Computer (K-6)
  • Spanish (PK-6)
  • Art (K-6)
  • Nurse Sheehan's Office
  • There is no music or gym classroom at this time. 

Auction – We have made the difficult decision to postpone the St. Christopher School Auction originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21. While we are certainly disappointed that we were not able to gather together in support of St. Chris, we are looking forward to brighter times ahead and have rescheduled the event for May 23 at Sky Meadow Country Club. We hope that those who purchased tickets will still be able to join us on May 23!

We will keep all reservations, meal choices, and seating requests as they were originally made, so if you will be attending you are all set!

If you are not going to be available that weekend, we ask that you email Marta at mnissen@stchrisschoolnh.org so that we can release your seats to additional attendees. Refunds on ticket purchases are also available by request.

Nashua Catholic to Join Auction Festivities – Rather than hold a separate Auction originally scheduled in May, Nashua Catholic will be joining us at our Auction on May 23rd! Parents and friends of Nashua Catholic will be invited to be part of the fun and all donations already received for their event will be included. If you are a Nashua Catholic parent….or know one….please plan on attending this fabulous joint event! Tickets can still be purchased HERE.

Sponsors and Advertisers - A big thank you to our new sponsors, Club National and J.S. Heating and advertiser Granite State Credit Union who are coming onboard from the cancelled Nashua Catholic Auction! Thank you for your support!

NEW! Diocesan Safe Haven Workshops - The Diocese of Manchester is making several training programs available to parents, grandparents, and concerned adults free of charge with the hope that these programs will assist in keeping your children safe at home, away from home, and online. Please see the flyer HERE.

St. Chris Live – Have you checked out St. Chris Live? Fr. David is doing a daily live Facebook video, Monday through Thursday at noon, from the parish and school! Tune in for reflections, trivia, humor, and prayer, all delivered Fr. David style! You don’t need to be on Facebook to view, simply tune in HERE at noon!

Streaming Sunday Mass – Fr. David is also live streaming the Sunday 10:00 AM mass on Facebook.

NEW! Streaming Triduum and Easter Masses - The parish will be livestreaming all Triduum masses/services and the 10:00 Easter morning mass on their Facebook page HERE! The schedule is as follows:

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper (April 9) at 7:00 PM

Good Friday (April 10) - Stations of the Cross at 3:00 PM and the Passion of Our Lord at 7:00 PM

Easter Vigil Mass (April 11) at 7:30 PM

Easter Sunday Mass (April 12) at 10:00 AM