October 17, 2018

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 – It was a bit of a crazy day today, so we give extra thanks to Melissa Michels, Ariella Marget, and Julie Knapp for their help with our Lifetouch portraits!



NEW! Lifetouch Portal IssuesUnfortunately, the portal for online ordering with Lifetouch was down today….Lifetouch is sorry for the inconvenience! Once it is back up, hopefully this afternoon or evening, you will have an additional 48 hours to place initial online orders for delivery to the school.



THIS WEEK! Crazy Mrs. Clarke/Spirit Day -- By beating our school goal, we earned our Crazy Mrs. Clarke/Spirit Day, which is THIS 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!



THIS WEEK! Tuition Raffle Drawing Once again, many thanks to all those who supported the Calendar Raffle! The Tuition drawing will take place THIS Friday, October 19 at 10:00 AM at Nashua Catholic.



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



UPDATED! 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. Registration is still open! For more information, including the link to the registration on Sign-Up Genius, please click HERE.



NEW! CYO Basketball – Registration for our CYO Basketball teams is now underway…and all forms must be completed by next Thursday, October 25! This program is open to all students in 3rd through 6th grade. Registration forms were sent home yesterday, but can also be downloaded HERE. Practices will take place every Monday and Thursday evening at the St. Patrick’s Parish gym downtown. Games will usually be on Sundays. For more information about the basketball program, please contact Coach PJ Levesque at plevesque@stchrisschoolnh.org.



NEW! Winter School Delays and Cancellations In the case of inclement weather, school cancellations or delays will be posted on the website, on our Facebook page, on radio station WZID 95.7 FM and also on TV channel 9 (WMUR). Parents will also receive text messages on their cell phones, voice messages on home phones, and emails through our Notify system.


Please note that our Notify system is not foolproof….power and internet outages may interfere with delivery of the text messages, robocalls, and voice messages. We will post the information on the school website and Facebook, as well as contacting WMUR, as soon as we are able. Please also know that we do not post school delays or closings until we receive confirmation from the appropriate administrator in the Nashua public schools, which may delay notification in some cases. Thank you for your understanding!


St. Christopher School follows the Nashua Public School System for all cancellations and delayed openings. Therefore, delayed openings are 2 hours. When there is a delayed opening, there is no school for the AM Pre-K. Before Care will take place starting at 9:00 AM and morning enrichment activities will begin 2 hours later than normally scheduled. Please note that there will be NO Band or Fiddle Squad on delayed openings. Doors are open for regular drop-off at 10:30 AM and school starts at 10:50 AM for all grades Full Day Kindergarten through 6.



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!!!


Password: scscmember (case sensitive)

  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!



Teacher Substitutes Needed – We are still 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.



NEW! Upcoming Open HousesSpread the word! We will be holding TWO Open Houses for prospective families in the next few weeks! As part of the NH Catholic Schools Week, we will have a drop-in Open House for all grades on Wednesday, November 7 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM. On Friday, November 9, we will hold our annual Early Childhood Education Open House for families interested in grades PreK through 1 at 9:30 AM.


Please note: Experience tells us that word of mouth is the most effective recruiting tool we have…thank you to all those who have talked to friends and family about the advantages of a St. Chris education! Please continue to get the word out! Thank you!



THIS 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. 



NEXT WEEK! 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!



NEXT WEEK! 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.


* Special Request – Because we have soooo many special guests attending Vocation Day (which is a great problem to have!), we ask that parents who are attending Vocation Day activities leave the upper parish parking lot by the church open and park either on the street by the school or in the upper parking lot by the barn. Thank you!



NEXT WEEK! 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!


NEW! Bishop Guertin High School Trunk or TreatThe Bishop Guertin National Honor Society is excited to invite our families to their annual Trunk or Treat event on October 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, rain or shine! Come check out how BG students have decorated their trunks for Halloween, as well as play games, watch performances, and win candy prizes! 


NEW! Junior Tennis Haunted Open House – Children ages 12 and under are also invited to Longfellow Tennis & Swim Club’s Junior Tennis Haunted Open House on Friday, October 26th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Wear Halloween costumes and running shoes and come out to play…if you dare! Longfellow Tennis is located at 140 Lock St., Nashua. 


TOMORROW! 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.


UPDATED! St. Christopher Youth Ministry News:


Junior Group News - What’s the best way for you to live your life? Share your thoughts at Teen/Junior Group this week. We’ll also be working on a Priesthood Appreciation Day project for Fr. David. See you in the Pennell Center on Sunday at 6pm! All 6th-12th graders are welcome to join us.


Kid Group News – As requested, we’ll be playing the Starburst game again at Kid Group this weekend, this time with questions about God’s creation. Plus, we’ll be working on a project for Priesthood Appreciation Sunday – don’t tell Fr. David! See you in the Pennell Center on Saturday from 5-7pm. All 3rd-5th graders are welcome to join us.


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



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 18

Lisa Campbell

Nadra Bell

Suesette Parks


Friday, October 19 (Hot Lunch will be served in the Lobby today)

Gina Samarel

Karen Hutchins

Heather Reardon

Jaclyn Leonardi


Monday, October 22

Marilyn Hogan

Svetlana Yanushkevich

Carol Cryan

Lisa Censabella


Tuesday, October 23

Emily Uong

Joe Lamere

Jennifer Fisher


Wednesday, October 24

Beth Dargin

Ginny Dargin

Jessica MacDonald

Eswar Sabapathy