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
November 1 “Winter” Uniform Dress Code Begins
November 1 All Saints Day Mass – 9:15 AM – 4T preparing
November 5-9 NH Catholic Schools Week
November 5 STEM Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM – Library
November 6 Staff Meeting – 7:45 AM – 5M
November 7 Drop-In Open House for Prospective Students – All Grades – 9:30 – 11:00 AM
November 9 Early Childhood Open House for Prospective Students – Grades PreK to 1 -9:30 AM
NEW! Thank You – Yesterday’s Vocation Day was nothing short of amazing…and we have so many people to thank! We are especially grateful to our Faith Outreach Committee for their enthusiasm and organization in creating this memorable day! This fine group includes Lorrice Bedard, Beth Dargin, Emily Uong, Danielle Pray, Theresa Scanlan, Liza Tirado-Calzada, Alison Nardone, Elona Cook, Carmen Bichrest, Donna Noon, Mary Lou Wefers, Carol Fiore, and Andrea Romero. Special kudos go to Lorrice Bedard who acted as communications liaison with our 24 special guests AND also created the speaker schedule for the day! We also thank those parents who came in to help us during the day in various capacities, including Louise Goulet, Paul Mitchell, Tara Canaway, Susette Parks, and Julie Knapp, as well as the many, many parents who provide the fixin’s for our fabulous brunch. Finally, a special shout out to Emily Skelly for providing the beautiful music during mass, as well as stepping in as a “chaperone” during the morning sessions and to Jackie Langenfeld and Murrayann Abucewicz for their help with moving some of our guests from location to location!
Raffle Winners – One week left! Have you been checking every day to see if you’re a winner? Click HERE to view the list!
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.
REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS WEEK! CYO Basketball – Registration for our CYO Basketball teams is now underway…and all forms must be completed by THIS Thursday, October 25! This program is open to all students in 3rd through 6th grade. Registration forms 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 email@example.com.
NEW! Jr. Mites Coaches Needed – Our Jr. Mites team (grades 3 & 4) is in desperate need of volunteer coaches! Without assistance, we may be unable to offer basketball opportunities for all those who would like to play…which would be a terrible thing! The CYO coaches meeting is coming this weekend, so if you are interested in helping out, please contact Coach PJ Levesque at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
NEW! Girls Mites Players Needed – Registration for our Girls Mites (grades 5 & 6) basketball team is low….oh no! This is a great opportunity for our young ladies to enjoy a fun sport with their classmates and represent their school! No experience necessary! St. Chris has a long history of CYO basketball teams for both boys and girls and we would really like to make this available again this year to all those who would like to play! Please complete the registration form above by tomorrow and/or contact Coach PJ Levesque at email@example.com!
NEW! It’s No TRICK, Donate Your TREATS! Create a win-win-win situation by donating your unwanted Halloween candy at the front desk on Nov 1st and 2nd. Thanks to Girl Scout troop 10203, your children will eat less candy, soldiers overseas will get a treat from back home, and money raised will be donated to Days for Girls to help empower and educate girls around the world. (Visit www.daysforgirls.org to see the amazing impact of this organization!) Turn your goodies into good deeds and bring your unwanted candy to fill the buckets at the front desk!
NEW! All Saints Day Mass – Next Thursday, November 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation for the Catholic church. As such, we will be attending mass for the school at 9:15 AM. This mass is being prepared by 4T. All are invited to attend!
NEW! Paper Wednesday News – Next Wednesday, October 31, is a paper Wednesday News. If you have information to be distributed about an upcoming Christmas event, please note that the November paper News will be on November 28….VERY close to December 1…so you may want to consider sending your Christmas info out next week! If you have any information to be distributed on October 31, please have it to Marta or Jackie by this Friday, October 22. Thank you!
NEXT WEEK! “Winter” Uniform Dress Code – Next Thursday, November 1st, begins our “Winter” Dress code! Please remember:
- Boys must wear pants from November 1 until April 1. Shorts are not allowed.
- Students may wear gym shorts under their gym sweatpants. However, they must have sweatpants on when they are not in gym class. Students may also choose to wear their sweatpants alone.
- Both boys’ and girls’ socks must be plain navy, black or white. Girls’ tights must also be plain navy, black or white.
- Only St. Chris uniform sweatshirts and sweaters are allowed in the classrooms. Students may wear other sweatshirts out on the playground for recess, but those must be removed once students return to the classroom.
- Once boot season arrives, students may wear boots into the school and out to recess. However, regular shoes must be worn in the classroom. Teachers will give students time to change from their boots to shoes and vice versa. Please be sure to pack a pair of shoes if your child wears boots to school.
NEW! Birthday Book Program - If you are interested in a purchasing a book for our school library to commemorate your student's birthday, please contact Mrs. Noon. Feel free to send in an email or a note. I will help them hand pick a library quality birthday book that suits their interests. Books typically range in price between $10 - $15. It doesn't matter if their birthday passed…all birthdays are worth celebrating! Thank you for helping our library grow!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!!
- 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:
User Name: CMSTCHRSC
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 email@example.com 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!
NEXT WEEK! Halloween Free Dress – Next 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.
Upcoming Open Houses – Spread 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! Kindergarten Parent Lunch – It’s Kindergarten’s turn to treat their parents to a short performance and a delicious lunch Friday, October 26 at noon! See you there!
TONIGHT! Auction Committee Meeting – Our next Auction Committee meeting will take place TONIGHT, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
THIS WEEK! Bishop Guertin High School Trunk or Treat – The 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!
THIS WEEK! 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.
NEW! Priesthood Sunday! -- This Sunday, October 28, is Priesthood Sunday…a day to honor priests and reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church. The Knights of Columbus invite families to come celebrate with Fr. David at the 10:00 AM mass and a coffee and donut hour immediately following!
UPDATED! St. Christopher Youth Ministry News:
Junior Group News - What is the Catholic understanding of our “pagan” Halloween traditions? Come to Teen/Junior Group this week to find out. Don’t forget to bring your $5 if you want to attend the “Greater Than You Know” adoration event on November 9th. See you in the Pennell Center on Sunday, Oct. 28th from 6:00-8:00 PM!
Kid Group News – It’s a movie night at Kid Group this week! We’ll be watching and discussing Moana. See you in the Pennell Center on Saturday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-8:00 PM.
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 25
Friday, October 26 (Hot Lunch will be served in the Lobby today)
Monday, October 29
Tuesday, October 30
Wednesday, October 31