October 10, 2018

October 12 EARLY RELEASE – 12:30 PM

October 15 STEM Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM – Library

October 15 Hot Lunch Ordering Ends at Midnight

October 15 Cheerleading Parent Meeting – 6:00 PM – 1M

October 16 Drama Club Parent Meeting – 5:05 PM – 1M

October 17 Lifetouch Photos – Students in full uniform

October 19 Crazy Mrs. Clarke/Spirit Day – Spirit Free Dress

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 24 Auction Committee Meeting – 7:00 PM – Margarita’s

October 26 Kindergarten Parent Lunch – Noon – Church Hall

October 31 Halloween Free Dress

October 31 Paper Wednesday News


NEW! Thank You – Many thanks this week to the Wong family who served as the host family for our visitor from China, James! We loved having James in the school last week and thank the Wong’s for being such terrific hosts!


Crazy Mrs. Clarke/Spirit Day -- By beating our school goal, we earned our Crazy Mrs. Clarke/Spirit Day, which has been scheduled for Friday, October 19! All students are invited to wear their spirit wear (or blue and white) that day instead of the usual uniforms. Spirit wear includes the Husky Pride Spirit shirts, or cross country/basketball/drama/lego/etc shirts. Blue and/or white shirts are also welcome! Jeans are permitted for the day, too!


NEW! Tuition Raffle Drawing – Once again, many thanks to all those who supported the Calendar Raffle! We will be sending home receipts for the Tuition Raffle tickets earned by each family….1 ticket per 10 calendar raffles sold! The Tuition drawing will take place Friday, October 19 at 10:00 AM at Nashua Catholic. We hope to have the drawing livestreamed from Nashua Catholic…stay tuned for details!


Raffle Winners – Have you been checking every day to see if you’re a winner? Click HERE to view the list!


NEW! Cheerleading – Cheerleading is back! After their first successful season, our spirited cheerleaders are ready for a whole new season of Husky fun! Cheerleading is open to students in grades 2 through 6. Practices begin November 5 and will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. The $100 fee includes a warm-up jacket, uniform undergarments and CYO membership dues. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on Monday, October 15 at 6:00 PM in 1M. For more information, including the link to the registration on Sign-Up Genius, please click HERE.


Ski Club 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.  Please contact Tara Canaway at tcanaway@gmail.com if you are interested in joining and were unable to attend the meeting last week.

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!!!



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  1. 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.
  2. Important! If your child will need to ride the bus to Crotched please email tcanaway@gmail.comto 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!


THIS WEEK! Early Release – Don’t forget we have an Early Release THIS 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.


ENDS THIS WEEK! St. Chris Scarecrow – We are thrilled to be taking part in the Downtown Nashua’s Scarecrow contest again this year! Our scarecrow features overalls, a blue plaid shirt, and lots of St. Chris gear! The winner of the contest will be determined by the number of votes cast online…the voting has begun HERE and will continue through this Friday, October 12th! Voters are allowed to cast one vote every 24 hours with each vote counting as one point. To earn five bonus points, voters may take a selfie with the scarecrow and post it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #downtownscarecrows and it will earn our scarecrow 5 bonus points! (Don’t forget….the privacy settings of that post need to be set to public so the judges are able to view the picture and include the bonus points while tallying up the votes!)


NEXT MONDAY! STEM Committee Meeting -- The incorporation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is an important part of the academic program here at St. Chris! We love exploring new areas and helping our kids to think and learn like scientists! Each year, our STEM Committee takes on new projects to further this integration of STEM into the life of the school, as well as planning the annual STEM Day and Science Fair in March. If you would like to be part of this exciting effort, please join us at our first STEM Committee meeting this coming Monday, October 15, at 6:30 PM in the school library! For more information, please contact the committee at STEM@stchrisschoolnh.org.


NEXT WEEK! Lifetouch Photos – Lifetouch will be here to take our school photos NEXT Wednesday, October 17. Students should wear their uniforms that day.


Teacher Substitutes Needed – We are looking to add qualified people to our teacher substitute list! Interested individuals must have a college degree and a willingness to take full responsibility for a classroom for the day and follow the teacher’s plans. Substitutes are occasionally prearranged, but most often the phone call request will come very early in the morning (5:00 AM is not unheard of!) when a teacher wakes up and discovers she is ill. Substitutes are paid a small stipend for the day’s work. Candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Mrs. Clarke at cclarke@stchrisschoolnh.org .


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 Student Registrations for 2019-2020 OPEN! Do you have a younger child who will be ready for PreK in 2019-2020? Do you know of a family who is interested in joining our wonderful community next year? Registrations are OPEN for new students in 2019-2020! Click HERE to get started!

Please note: Current students in grades PreK to grade 2 will re-register in November. Current students in grades 3-5 will reregister in January.


Private tours with the wonderful Jackie Langenfeld can be scheduled for almost any day! To arrange, please have the prospective families call Jackie at 882-774, ext. 114.


UPDATED! Drama Club – Drama Club is underway! For those in grades 3-6 who are participating, please note:

- ALL students who have auditioned over the past two days are asked to attend callbacks TOMORROW, Thursday, at 7:30 AM. Students should enter through the Before Care doors. Stage Crew does not need to attend.

-The first gathering of cast and crew will be after school TOMORROW, Thursday, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Please meet students at the front door to the school at 5:00 PM.

-We are looking for an adult crew manager. If you can help, please email Director Amy MacKay at DramaClub@stchrisschoolnh.org.

-We will have a parent meeting after school on October 16 at 5:05 PM in 1M. We parents of the cast and crew should attend.


THIS WEEK! Chess and Games Club – The St. Christopher Chess and Games club will start THIS Friday, October 12th, from 7:50 AM to 8:30 AM in 5M on the 2nd floor. (Children should enter through the Before Care doors.) The club is for grades 1 to 6. Kids learn to play basic Chess and some board games. The Chess club will be held every Friday at the same time on school days. There will be no Chess club on school holidays or when the school is canceled for weather or other reasons.

Kids do not need know how to play to join the club and will pick up the game after a few days. Parents are welcome to join.

Please sign up via SignUp Genius HERE.


NEXT WEEK! Hot Lunch Ordering – Ordering for November’s Hot Lunch will run 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!


NEXT WEEK! 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!


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!


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.


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 (including Bishop Libasci at mass)! 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 specially invited to attend mass and the breakfast reception in the lobby, and volunteer as visitor guides for the morning.


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!


Auction Committee Meeting Our next Auction Committee meeting will take place on October 24 at 7:00 PM at Margarita’s! Join us for a fun evening as we plan our big event! Questions? Contact the Auction Committee at auction@stchrisschoolnh.org!


Dismissal Reminder – Please be sure to keep your child/children close to you in the back parking lot at dismissal time. Once you have gathered your child/children, please go directly to your car so that the gathering area is clear. Our teachers are in the parking lots to help keep the kids safe, but with the commotion from kids running around the area, they are having a hard time making sure that all children are being released to the appropriate person. Help us keep our kids safe!

In addition, if possible, please be sure that your child knows where he or she should go at dismissal time…After Care, Miss Linda’s, walker, bus, parking lots, etc. Thanks!



Nashua Catholic Open House -- Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School is currently interviewing students for the 2019-2020 school year. Their next Open House will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Nashua Catholic offers an outstanding faith based academic curriculum as well as a full range of service, sport and extra-curricular activities for boys and girls of all faiths. More information can be obtained at their website, www.ncrjhs.org or by calling admissions at (603)882-7011.



Nashua Catholic Mother/Son Bowling -- Nashua Catholic is hosting Mother/Son Bowling on October 13th from 6:00-9:00 PM  at Merrimack Ten Pin in Merrimack, NH would like to extend the invite to the boys and their mothers in 5th and 6th grade at St. Chris! This community-building evening includes pizza, beverage, and ice cream sundae bar as well as 2 hours of glow bowling (with shoe rental) with LED lights and sports/music videos. The cost is $45/mother-son couple and an additional $21 for each additional boy.For more information, please click HERE! Registration deadline is TOMORROW, Thursday, October 11, 2018. 


UPDATED! St. Christopher Youth Ministry News:


Junior Group News - Teen Group and Junior Group have a service project this week – we’ll be buying food for the Corpus Christi Food Pantry to help the hungry in our community. Any cash you can bring to donate would be appreciated. See you in the Pennell Center on Sunday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!


Kid Group News – Pope Francis wants us to take care of God's creation, so that's just what we're going to do! Instead of meeting in the Pennell Center on Saturday, Kid Group is joining the Blue Ocean Society at Jenness Beach in Rye to help pick up trash left on the beach. The clean-up starts at 10:30 AM and ends by noon. Please email Emily Murphy for permission slips and more details.


For any questions, email Emily Murphy at youthministry@stchrisparishnh.org.


Peacock Players – Congratulations to Alex Imhof ’16 who has been selected to star as Winnie the Pooh in the upcoming Peacock Players production of Winnie the Pooh Kids! The production will take place from October 12 through the 21st. For more information, 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, October 11

Kathleen Kenosian

Tania Isenberger

Danielle Pray


Friday, October 12

NO LUNCH – Early Release


Monday, October 15

Lorraine Barry

Lisa O’Connor

Rochelle Roberts

Stacey Marino


Tuesday, October 16

Karla Chmoun

Gwen Beaudet

Annette Cameron


Wednesday, October 17

Jen McGowan

Ramona Telford