St. Christopher's School
March 19, 2008  Volume 1, No. 3 
St. Christopher's School e-News
In This Issue
Weekly Reminders
Test Scores
7th & 8th Grade Science Fair
Respect Life Contest
Uniform Change
Christ Bear-ers
St. Christopher Alumni
Important Information
School Resources 

As we reflect this week on the sacrifice Jesus made for us, may we remember that giving up his life was a gift of love. May we be thankful for all our blessings. May your Easter be filled with peace and love.

Enjoy your week's vacation.


Mrs. Lederer
Weekly Reminders 
March 18, 2008
Weekly RemindersThis weeks highlights:
  • Candy Sale - All Money Due NOW
  • Bowling: Wednesday, March 12th
  • Plant Sale: Orders due Friday, March 14th
  • 5th Grade Mass March 16th @ 9:30 AM
  • 3rd Grade Mass March 30th @ 9:30 AM
  • Chinese Auction - Click Here For Your Tickets 
  • Home & School Meeting Wednesday, April 2nd @ 7:30 PM 
  • Summer Uniform Measurement Monday, March 17th 
  • Green No Uniform Day Monday March 17th
  • Stations of the Cross March 18th @ 7:30 PM   
  • Wednesday, March 19th - NOON DISMISSAL DAY
  • And much more...
Click Here for Details
A+ Test Scores 
Math, Science, Social Studies

We have received the results of the NYS Social Studies test which our Fifth Grade took in November. 98% of our students scored above the crierion set by the state. More than 50% of our students scored at Level 4, which is the highest level possible.
March 14, 2008
Hop-A-Thon 2008 On Friday, March 14th Grades K-3 participated in a Hop-a-thon to raise money to help child with muscular dystrophy. The students hopped in 30 second segments for 2 minutes. While the children enjoyed this activity, more importantly they recognized why they were doing it. They had learned during this week that many children have disabilites and cannot do the activities they take for granted. The students had set a goal to raise $1600. Through the generosity of the family and friends of these students ST. Christopher's raised $3600 -- enough money to buy a wheelchair for a disabled child, send 2 children to summer camp and pay for some medical expenses of others.
Click here to see photos of the event.
7th & 8th Grade Chaminade Science Fair 
Kellenburg High School
 Funny Scientist

On Saturday, March 15th six students from St. Christopher's participated in the annual Chaminade Science Fair. All six students won ribbons!!!

Third Place ribbon for Physical Science -- Caroline Charles

Third Place ribbon for Life Science -- Kristen Gracey

Second Place ribbon for Earth Science -- Colleen Riordan

Second Place ribbon for Life Science -- Caroline Brown

First Place ribbon for Earth Science -- Bhumika Salwan

The Bishop McGann Trophy for Best in Fair -- Ashley Perez

Needless to say , Mr. LaRocca is very proud of them.

Congratulations to all!!!

Respect Life Contest 
Thursday, March 12, 2008
On Thursday March 12th the Diocesan Respect Life Committee announced the winners of this year's contest at a presentation at Kellenberg High School. Thomas Callaghan, Grade 8, received the Second Place Award for his essay on "God Knew Me Before I was Born".
Uniform Change 
September, 2008

UniformsBeginning in September 2008 the girls is in Grade 4&5 will wear the navy blue skort instead of the jumper. Their summer uniform will consist of the skort and the blue golf shirt. Their winter uniform will be the skort and a white oxford blouse. Both boys and girls will wear a navy blue long sleeved v-neck sweater during the winter.

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. 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. 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".