St. Christopher's School
April 30, 2008  Volume 1, No. 8 
St. Christopher's School e-News
In This Issue
Weekly Reminders
Boston Trip
2008 Book Fair
School Board Elections
Morning Arrival and Dismissal
Tuition Rates for 2008-2009
Vacation Bible School
St. Christopher Alumni
Important Information
School Resources 
Greetings!

Last week was again a busy week.  Our sixth graders enjoyed a fun time at Medieval Times.  They had great seats and enjoyed the show tremendously. Some even enjoyed the experience of eating without utensils.  Our eight graders traveled to Boston for their trip.  Some of the highlights of the trip included visits to the Science Museum, 5 Wits Museum, the House of Seven Gables and the Duck Tour. Those chaperones who traveled with us had fulfilled the requirements of having had a background screening and attending the Diocesan Virtus training.  All volunteers and/or trip chaperones will be required to fulfill these requirements.  When choosing chaperones the teachers will keep this in mind.  Class coordinators, as well as any other volunteers for trips, will be advised of this. (When choosing chaperones we do also try to make sure there is at least one male on the trip.)

As you read in Father Steve's weekly letter in the Bulletin we will be offering the Virtus training here at St. Christophr's.  All volunteers who work in the school must attend one of these sessions.  This is a Diocesan mandate.  A letter with information regarding these training sessions will be sent home this week.  Any questions, please call the office.

There will be no school on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday is Ascension Thursday, a holyday of obligation.  You are obligated to attend Mass on this day.

Have a good week,

Mrs. Lederer

 
 
Weekly Reminders 
April 29, 2008
 
Weekly RemindersThis weeks highlights:
  • Bowling - Wednesday, April 30th
  • Candy Sale - Congrats Class 2-2 and 7-2
  • Cookie Dough Sale ends May 5th 
  • Mother's Day Boutique - May 9th 
  • Field Day - May 23rd!
  • 3rd Annual Mom/Son Sports Night - May 30th
  • Grade Level Mass - This Sunday at 9:30 AM: 5th Grade
  • Merit Day - June 16th
  • And much more...
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8th Grade Trip to Boston 
"We had an awesome time"

 
2008 Boston TripThis past Thursday and Friday, April 24 and April 25, the eighth grade of St. Christopher's went on their third annual Boston, Massachusetts Field Trip. They departed from school at 6:30 AM on Thursday morning. They had about a five-hour bus ride with a pit stop half way before entering Boston.
 
Upon arrival, at around 11:30, they went to the legendary Quincy Market for lunch. From Japanese food to a popcorn store and from Indian Food to ice cream sundaes it was difficult to choose (although more than half the kids bought chicken fingers).
 
Click here to read about our trip and see pictures
 
2008 Book Fair 
Clifford Visits St. Chris!

 
2008 Book FairThe week of April 7th, the Scholastic Books Truck rolled up St. Christopher's School and not only dropped of loads and loads of great books, but they brought Clifford - The Big Red Dog too!! After our volunteers worked so diligently to get everything set-up on Wednesday morning, we kicked off the Book Fair with a Teacher Preview that afternoon. All Teachers attending the Preview enjoyed refreshments and were able to view the books to make Wish Lists for their classroom libraries.
 
Click here to read more and see pictures.
 
School Board Elections 
4 Positions are OPEN

 
Coming this June, our Parish School Board will have four open positions.  Members of the School Board include the Pastor, Principal and parents of St. Christopher's students and/or St. Christopher's Church parishioners.  The Board has one goal in mind. To improve the Quality of Education at St. Christopher's School.
 
The School Board meets monthly.  The eight lay members along with the president of the Home and School (in ex-officio status) serve in an advisory capacity addressing such school policies and issues as:
 

            * School financial status

            * Academic achievements - e.g. State test scores

            * School programs (academic as well as extra curricular)

            * Communications - Internal and external (e.g. publicity and recruitment)
 
We welcome those who are interested in serving our parish and School Board in this capacity.  Board members will be elected by members of the parish and registered school families.  Interested candidates must be at least eighteen years of age and a registered parishioner or member of a registered school family.
 
Please send a letter of intent along with a brief biography (for publication in the Church bulletin) to Rev. Steven Camp by May 09, 2008.  For further information, please contact William Mitchell, School Board President, at 516-632-8727.
Morining Arrival & Dismissal 
A Few Remidners
 
Please take a few moments to read these gentle reminders about the poilies regarding morning arrival and dismissal.  These policies are in place to help ensure the safety of our children.  Please pay close attention to them and abide by them.
 
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Tuition Rates for 2008-2009 
Now Available

 
The new year brings new Tuition Rates to St. Christopher's School.  In addition, St. Christopher's School will be using a new tuition management company for the school year 2008-2009.  FACTS will be replacing Smart Tuition.  Therefore, there are new forms that must be filled out.  On Thursday or Friday when you come in for your Parent Teacher Conferences you will be given a form to fill out. 
 
 
Vacation Bible School 
Summer, 2008
 
God's Big Back Yard 

St. Christopher's School will host "God's Big Backyard" - Where kids have a blast serving Jesus! 

 
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".