September 28 No School – Teacher Faith Formation Day
October 1 Hot Lunch Ordering Begins on Boonli.com
October 2 Staff Meeting – 7:45 AM
October 4 Monthly Mass – 9:15 AM - 6E preparing
October 4 Ski Club Meeting – 6:30 PM – 1M
October 5 Faith Outreach Committee Meeting – 9:00 AM – Library
October 5 Progress Reports
October 6 Rediker Emergency Systems Test
October 8 NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
October 9 School Board Meeting – 8:00 AM – Library
October 12 Progress Reports Due
October 12 EARLY RELEASE – 12:30 PM
October 15 Hot Lunch Ordering Ends at Midnight
October 17 Lifetouch Photos – Students in full uniform
October 19 Calendar Raffle Tuition Drawing
October 19 Faith Outreach Committee Meeting – 9:00 AM – Library
October 19 PreK Take Your Parent to Lunch – Noon – Church Hall
October 23 Vocation Day – Mass at 9:15 AM – 5M preparing
October 27 Kindergarten Parent Lunch – Noon – Church Hall
October 31 Halloween Free Dress
October 31 Paper Wednesday News
NEW! Thank You – Thank you to everyone who donated to our annual Fall Brown Bag collection! The Corpus Christi Food Pantry was so happy to receive our donations! They will let us know how many pounds of food we collected as soon as possible.
Ski Club –
NEW! Ski Club Coordinator - Help Needed - Ski Club is looking for a parent volunteer to help out this season with coordinator duties. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details if you are interested!
Ski Club Info Meeting 10/4 and Registration is Open! Ski Club is open to skiers in Grades 3-6, runs for 5 weeks and will start-up on Friday, January 4th. We will have a meeting on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30pm 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. Please contact Tara Canaway at email@example.com if you are interested in joining and unable to attend the meeting.
To register, purchase your passes on the Crotched Mountain website. Our club registration deadline is November 15th. Passes, equipment and lesson prices will go up after registration closes. An awesome benefit this year: kids get season passes valid at all 7 Peak resorts with their ski club pass!!!
- Go to https://www.crotchedmtn.com/voyager-program/
- Scroll down, click the “BUY NOW” button.
- At the VIP Login page, use the following user name and password to access St. Chris Ski Club:
Password: scscmember (case sensitive)
- Click ‘See Available Items’, then ‘Friday Youth Cards’ for the 5-week program pass. Youth Season passes are also available. (Lessons will be listed as an optional add-on after you select the pass.) Follow directions for checkout.
- Important! If your child will need to ride the bus to Crotched please email firstname.lastname@example.org reserve a seat.
If you have questions about which passes/options to purchase, please contact Tara. If you have questions or issues with the website, please contact Barb Martin at Crotched Mountain – 603.588.3668 ext 232. Thanks!
NEW! Discounted Season Passes for Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride - Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride, home of our very popular Ski Club, is offering a limited number of specially discounted season passes to our community this year. Please see descriptions below for these special passes! Quantities are limited and these will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Passes can be purchased by and for anyone, please spread the word! Interested? Contact email@example.com for more information!
* Youth Explorer Passes (ages 7-18) - $275 (No blackout dates; valid at Crotched, Wildcat, Attitash, Mt. Snow, Hunter Mountain, Jack Frost, Big Boulder)
* Ranger Peak Pass (youth or adult) - $525 (Blackout dates: December 26 – 31, 2018, January 19 & 20, 2019, February 16-18, 2019. Blackout dates DO NOT apply to Crotched; valid at Crotched, Wildcat, Attitash, Mt. Snow, Hunter Mountain, Jack Frost, Big Boulder)
THIS WEEK! Spirit Shirts (Husky and Cross Country) -- It’s time for a Husky Spirit Shirt order! For those of you who are new, these are the royal blue shirts featuring our Sparky mascot and “Husky Pride” on the back, with “St. Christopher School” on the front. The kids LOVE them! Spirit shirts can be worn on Spirit Days, on Free Dress days, and at any number of school activities like basketball games and Barnes and Noble night! For a limited time, Husky Spirit Shirts can be ordered online HERE for $8.50. In addition, spirit shirts and sweatshirts for cross country are also available! All shirts will be delivered to the school and sent home with students. Please order by THIS Friday, September 28!
NWEA Testing for Grades 2-6 – Students in grades 2-6 will be taking the NWEA test over the next few weeks. The NWEA is a computer adaptive assessment, and is unique to each student. Questions become more difficult if the student answers a question correctly or easier if a student answers a question incorrectly. It is powered by more than 30 years of academic research and taken by almost eleven million students annually.
As an adaptive test taken on the iPads, the MAP Growth Assessment is a more efficient way to assess students. Teachers and parents receive more data with fewer questions, which reduces the time from days to hours to administer the assessment. Student results are immediate and student reports include measures of individual achievement, individual growth, and goals for improvement. We are looking forward to seeing your child’s academic growth.
Feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
SALES END THIS WEEK! Raffle Calendar Fundraiser – September is coming to an end…which means it’s almost time to start drawing daily winners in our Calendar Raffle! Starting Monday, October 1, one lucky person a day will win a fabulous prize! And remember, you can’t win if you aren’t in…please turn in all tickets TOMORROW!
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!
New! We have one last student incentive to announce (you knew it was coming, didn’t you?!)…any student who turns in a ticket TOMORROW, Thursday, September 27, may wear FREE DRESS for the day! No Free Dress coupons to worry about…just bring in a ticket and wear your favorite Free Dress outfit!
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 9 years…can’t wait to make this number 10 and see what crazy Mrs. Clarke will do this year!
THIS WEEK! NO School – Diocesan Formation Day – Just a reminder…there will be NO school on Friday, September 28 so that our teachers can attend a Faith Formation Day with the Diocese of Manchester!
NEW! Family Roster/Directory -- We are once again doing our Family Roster/Directory! This directory will include student and parent names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.
Because of privacy laws, however, it is very important that we receive your permission to print your family's contact information on this directory. We understand that some people are hesitant to share their private information, and we respect that choice.
To have your information listed on the roster, please complete the form located at https://tinyurl.com/StChrisRoster2018 by Friday, October 5. In the interest of timeliness, information returned after that date will not be included on the Roster. Please note that although we are collecting the roster information electronically, it will be distributed in print form only. We will NOT post the information on the school website.
NEW! October No School & Early Release – No school on Monday, October 8 in observance of Columbus Day! AND, we have an Early Release on Friday, October 12! Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM on the 12th and there will be no After Care. All teachers will be attending a professional development workshop.
NEW! Used Uniforms – Our Used Uniform closets are bursting at the seams! All parents are welcome to come in and look through the clothing during school hours. All clothing is in good condition, has been laundered and is free! To check out the selection, please come to the front desk and check in first!
NEW! Popcorn is Back! All students are invited to purchase popcorn for snack starting next Friday, October 5! Each bag of freshly popped popcorn is 50¢! Thank you to our parent volunteers for their popping expertise.
NEW! Lifetouch Photos – Lifetouch will be here to take our school photos on Wednesday, October 17. Students should wear their uniforms that day. More information will be distributed in the paper News.
NEW! Halloween Free Dress – Wednesday, October 31 will be a booooo-tiful day here at St. Chris as our kids dress in their favorite orange, black, and white Free Dress outfits! Please keep our Free Dress rules in mind when picking out an outfit!
NEW! Hot Lunch Ordering – Ordering for November’s Hot Lunch will run from Monday, October 1 through Monday, October 15 on Boonli.com. Don’t forget that all orders must be in by midnight on the 15th…no late orders can be accepted!
NEW! PreK Parent Lunch – PreK parents should mark their calendar now for the October 19 PreK Take Your Parent to Lunch event in the Church Hall at noon! Our littlest students will put on a very short performance and then will share a pizza lunch with you! The event lasts approximately one hour. PreK parents should return the RSVP form distributed in their child’s home folder as soon as possible!
NEW! Kindergarten Parent Lunch – Kindergarten parents will be treated to their own Take Your Parent to Lunch program on Friday, October 26 at noon! Add it to your calendar!
NEW! Notify System Test – As we did last year, we’d like to do a test run of our Notify system! This is one of the methods we use for sending out mass communications, including robocalls, text messages and emails. We will be using this system during the year to notify you of weather-related school closings, as well as any emergency information we might need to get out in a timely manner. On Friday, October 5, sometime after 9:00 AM, we will send out a test message to all parents using all forms of communication. Therefore, you should expect to receive several versions of this test message, both through your phone(s) and email. If you do NOT receive the messages, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
NEW! Box Tops for Education-- Calling all Box Tops! Now's the time to bring in the Box Tops your family's been collecting all summer long! Your Box Tops matter! The collection bin is next to the Computer Room on the 2nd floor.
NEW! Vocation Day – Our Faith Outreach Committee is excited to announce that our annual Vocation Day will take place on Tuesday, October 23 and we will be welcoming over 20 special guests! This wonderful day gathers priests, sisters, deacons, and lay ministers together to share a mass with our students, attend a casual breakfast reception, and then visit with the students in their classrooms. Mass will take place at 9:15 AM and everyone is welcome to attend it and the breakfast reception. We are looking for food and paper product donations to make our brunch festive and delicious for our guests, so please check out the SignUp Genius at https://tinyurl.com/StChrisVocationDay2018. Thank you!
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, September 27
Friday, September 28
Monday, October 1
Tuesday, October 2
Wednesday, October 3