St. Christopher's School
March 5, 2008  Volume 1, No. 1 
St. Christopher's School e-News
In This Issue
Weekly Reminders
St. Christopher's Day at Shea
Hop-a-Thon for MDS
Science Fair...7th and 8th Grade
St. Christopher Alumni
Christ Bear-ers
Important Information
School Resources 
Greetings!

You have just received the inaugural issue of our e-mail Newsletter.  This is a major step that St.Christopher School is taking in our effort to continually improve communication between the school and you, our families.  This communication cannot be forgotten at school, lost in a backpack or somehow misplaced between school and home.
 
It is our intention to publish this newsletter once a week, and with it, bring you updates on many of the activities going on at our school and Parish.  In addition you will receive our Home & School Weekly Reminders  electronically.
 
Sincerely,
 
Anne Lederer
Prinicpal
Weekly Reminders 
March 4, 2008
 
Weekly RemindersThis weeks highlights:
  • Candy Sale ended on February 29th
  • Ogympics - Grade 7/8 Boys; March 7th @ 7:30PM
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Friday, March 8 @ 10:30AM
  • 2nd Grade Mass Sunday @ 9:30 AM
  • 7th Grade Mass Sunday @ 11:00 AM
  • 8th Grade Bake Sale Sunday after all Masses 
  • Plant Sale: Orders due Friday, March 14th
  • Chinese Auction Update 
  • Bowling: Wednesday, March 12th
  • H&S Board Elections: 4 Open Positions
  • Wednesday, March 5th is a 1/2 Day! 
  • And much more...
Click Here for Details
St. Christopher's Day at Shea 
April 13, 2008
 Mets Logo
Celebrate the start of baseball season at Shea Stadium with your family, friends and classmates. St. Christopher's fundraiser day at Shea for all St. Chris families will be on Sunday April 13th. The game starts at 1:10 and will be played against the Milwaukee Brewers. Proceeds from the tickets will go to benefit St. Christopher's School. Thank you to all the families who bought tickets.  245 members of our school and their families will enjoy the game. It will be a fun day for all
 
Click Here for a Ticket Order Form
Hop-a-Thon for MDS 
Grades K-3
 
St. Chris Hop-a-ThonHelp support our students in K-3 as they literally hop to help those with Muscular Dystrophy

On Friday, March 14th each student in Grades K-3 will hop for two minutes to raise money for individuals with Muscular Dystrophy. We are hoping to raise money to send a child with Muscular Dystrophy to camp. Please sponsor our students by donating to a wonderful cause. Parents, older siblings, grandparents can help sponsor our students. Simply send in cash or check (made payable to MDA) in an envelope to "Hop-a-thon" on any Tuesday or Thursday before the event or on the day of the event. All money is due by March 14th.

Come cheer our students on! Spectators are welcome on the day of the event in the gym from 1:15-2:00pm. Thanks for your support.

If you have any questions, please call Donna Dufour at 208-3656.
 
Science Fair 
7th and 8th Grade

The Science Fair has been a St. Chris tradition for many years. 
 
Funny Scientist
This year's entries focus on Physical, Life and Earth Sciences.  Contestants are judged on the quality of their display, the depth of research and the presentation of their projects.
 
Twelve students from each grade were chosen as finalists in this year's competition.  This year's winners in Grade 7 are: 1st Place - Colleen Riordan,  2nd Place - Kristen Gracey , 3rd Place -- Caroline Brown and Honorable Mention - Meagan Kastner.  In 8th Grade the winners were: 1st Place -  Ashley Perez, 2nd Place - Bhumika Salwan, 3rd Place - Caroline Charles, and Honorable Mention - Katie Mitchell. The  winners will represent St. Christopher's School at the Chaminade Science Fair on March 15th.
St. Christopher Alumni 
We want to hear from you!
 
St. Chris Alumni LogoWe love to hear from our Alumni.  Please send us your stories so we can share them with students and families currently attending St. Christopher School.  There's nothing like hearing about your great successes and how your lives are evolving.
 
Let us know how your experiences at St. Christopher School helped prepare you for later life and help current students understand the value of St. Chris!
 
Click Here to tell us your stories and send us pictures!
St. Christopher's Christ Bear-ers 
On Sale Now
 
Bear-erSt. Christopher's Bears are on sale now. A great way to celebrate
Catholic Schools is by supporting your school with the purchase of a plush, cuddly St. Christopher's Bear.
 
We all know that "Christopher" means "Christ Bearer" and refers to the story of St. Christopher safely carrying the Child Christ across a raging river. We, as Christophers, are Christ Bearers.
 
These bears are available now for $5 each. Click on the link below to download an order form that you can complete and return to your child's teacher in a sealed envelope marked "St. Christopher's Bears."
 
Click Here to order yours today!

St. ChristopherSt. Christopher's Parochial School was founded in 1925 under the aegis of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Today, under the direction of a dedicated, professional Religious and lay faculty, St. Christopher's continues its tradition of excellence.

Recognizing each student as unique, we strive to develop the whole person through a spiritual, academic, physical and aesthetic education. We employ creative, innovative and practical methods in our teaching. It is our belief that we must prepare our students to be critical-thinkers, responsible, loving, service-oriented citizens in preparation for the years to come and eternity. Thus we strive to fulfill Jesus' command, "to love our neighbor as ourselves".