State Testing

Please find attached Diocesan Superintendent S. Joanne Callahan's letter regarding opting out on the State Test. This is Diocesan policy which we follow.
Ltr. to Parents re Opting Out (2) (1).doc

Snow, cold temperatures and windy weather outside could not dampen the spirit of the Kindergartners at their luau.  Soft Hawaiian music, talented hula dancers and brave torch dancers added to the wonderful experience.  The students shared typical Hawaiian foods and watched a volcano explode as part of the luau.

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Always a day of fun our 8th Grade Carnival was a huge success again this year.  Students in Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 7 had the opportunity to visit the fair.  They played carnival like games earning tickets to "purchase" prizes.  Face painting and dancing were also fun activities.  Students also had the chance to send candy grams to friends and family.

Additional pictures in the Photo Gallery

National History Bee

Scoring in the top percentile after a written exam, 18 junior high students participated in a semi-final oral competition.  After an elimination round, our final nine faced off in a series of highly competitive rounds for the top spots.  Our final five finalists went on to complete an online examination against the rest of the finalists from the New York Region.  The top 160 across the region will be invited to participate in the Regional Finals which will take place this April. Following the Regionals the National Finals will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in June.

Since St. Christopher School began participating in the History Bee all of our finalists have made it into the 160 of the Region.  We are happy to announce all five our our finalists this year have been invited to the 2015 Regionals.

Finalists: Sean Blumlein, Tristan Poisson, Travis Huertelou, Noah Henry, Nehemiah Segure

Runner Up - Ryan McTighe



Ogympics

The gym was alive with the many sport activities in which our 7th and 8th grade boys competed.  Led by captains, Ollie Bissainthe, Elijsha Paillant, Justin Meertins and Luke McTighe, the boys participated in basketball, aerial football, dodgeball, relays and a tug-of-war.   It was a great night!!!

Sportsnite

Each year the girls in Grades 7-8 compete in an evening of dance and sport activities.  Each team choreographs its own dance,stomp and cheer routine.  This is followed by basketball, dodgeball, "Olympic" run relay, an obstacle course and a tug - of -war.  The night is an example of how well the girls can work together, show leadership and great sportsmanship.  This year the teams were led by captains-- Meganne Donachie, Meghan Byrne, Cassie Cerbone and Samantha Schuler.

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We had the whole world in our gym!!!  An inflatable 19 foot by 22 foot globe was the center of attention in our gym.  Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 each had a chance to visit the Earth Dome.  There was a interactive presentation as the students explored the globe from the Americas to Europe and Africa to Asia and Australia.  The students then entered inside the dome to view Antarctica and the core of the earth.  It was truly a day of excitement and learning.

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Game Show is a 15 year tradition at St. Christopher School.  In a lively format students get to challenge the opposing team in trivia contests, physical contests, a game of Simon Says and a tug of war.

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Grades 7&8 had their first Hangout Night recently.  The students spent a fun Friday night hanging out with their friends in Msgr. Lawlor Hall. They competed in board games, pool, and air hockey as they listened to music and had a good time with their friends. 



Our Pep Rally featured our Grade 7/8 girls and boys' basketball teams.  They were cheered on by our cheerleaders and our Crusader.  

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Christmas Dance

On Friday night our 7th and 8th graders had a fantastic time at their annual Christmas dance.  The well-dressed group spent the evening dancing to their favorite music and showing some real talent in the dance-off.  Great food, great friends, great music equals a great time for all.  Thank you to Mrs. Cavanagh and Mrs. Dillon and their helpers for organizing this event.

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The student nurses from Molloy hosted a Health Fair for the students of St. Christopher School.  The students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 visited each of the stations that were set up in Msgr. Lawlor Hall.  The students learned about good nutrition, personal hygiene and bicycle safety.  They also performed some exercises that are good for maintaining healthy hearts. 


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Fantastic Family Fun Day at Adventureland

Thank you to the Home and School Association and all the great volunteers who helped to make this day possible.  Over 200 people participated in this fun day!!!

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Congratulations to our students who received Confirmation on Oct. 27th.  May they continue to grow in their faith having received the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Thank you to Bishop Brennan who conferred the sacrament and his inspiring words to the students.

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Parent Portal -- New Link

To access the Parent Portal click here:
 
https://drvcpowerschool.org

 St. Christopher School is a Middle States Accredited School.


After School Program Registration Form
After School Program Registration Form.doc
St. Christopher School has much to offer your child.  Read some of the reasons the students of the school like their school:

"At St. Christopher's it is a warm environment.  When I first came to this school I was very shy but then I noticed how nice everyone was and I made a lot of new and loyal friends." GT - Grade 7

" Now, in my 8th grade year, I look back and realize all the time and effort the teachers put into help me...We have gotten this far and have been prepared for high school."  JS -- Grade 8

"I like St. Christopher's because everyone here is like my family.  We learn new things everyday.  The people here are nice and kind.  At recess we play games together and it teaches us that we must be fair like God is to us."  JR - Grade 6

" At St. Christopher's the teachers are very friendly.  They care for each child they teach...St. Christopher School is really serious when it comes to Religion.  Therefore, we pray and learn about God everyday."  AV Grade 4

" A good education is what I love about this school." PM - Grade 7

" St. Chris is an amazing school with many attributes.  It has great academics and clubs.  The best part is that St. St. Christopher School has nurtured and developed my Catholic faith." KB Grade 7

" St. Christopher School is a school that gives students the chance to excel in their education and faith...St. Christopher School is full of wonderful people that care for and love one another and I know that God is very proud of them." BS Grade 7


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St. Christopher School offers 2 programs to meet the needs of our students.  Students in Grades 1-3 who are recommended by their teachers attend an Enrichment Class once a week.  We also offer Academic Intervention classes for students.
 Click below for more information on both programs.
The_Academic_Intervention_Services.docx
You can access the school library at home!
  • You can search to see if the school library has a specific book. 
  • You can see if a specific book is available.
  • You can see if the school library has books you need for a report. 
Click the link above to enter the school library.
Once you are on the main page, click the hyperlink, St. Christopher School.  This will bring you to the search page.  You do not need a username.
 

If you miss our call . . . .

  • Your call must originate from a phone number that our school has uploaded into SchoolReach.
  • Message history dates 30 days from current date.

Virtus Training and Volunteer Requirements

ALL SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS (PARENTS) are required to have the following on file:



  • Volunteer Application Form
  • Signed Code of Conduct
  • Background Check Authorization Form
  • VIRTUS Training Certificate

 

 

Click here for a list of Virtus Training Sessions

 


Before School Program
 
For more information about the program, please click here.
Before_School_Program[1].pdf


Congratulations to Daria Rose, an alumna of St. Christopher's, who was accepted at the 7 of the 7 Ivy League Colleges she applied to.  Daria will graduate from Sacred Heart Academy in June.  We wish you continued success as you begin your college career. 

Army Specialist Robert Butler Visits St. Christopher

In December, the 8th grade students at St. Christopher School sent Christmas cards to Army Specialist Robert Butler who was stationed in South Korea for the last year.  Butler is from Massachusetts, but when he returned home on leave, he made a point of coming to Long Island to visit the students who sent him cards. Mrs. Lederer, principal, welcomed the idea. It was a wonderful experience for Butler and the students.

St. Christopher School congratulates alumnus Abiola Adedeji on his outstanding accomplishment!!

Holy Trinity Diocesan High School principal, Gene Fennell, announced today that senior Abiola Adedeji of Roosevelt has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist based on his scores on the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). National Merit Scholarship finalists represent the top 1% of all students who took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


**** Tomorrow's Hope Forms for financial assistance are now available. *****


The Tomorrow's Hope forms for the 2015-2016 school year are now available online. 
Click here for the forms or call the office @ 223-4404 if you would like a copy sent home
2015-2016 English Application(1).pdf
Tomorrow's Hope forms are available in Spanish also.
Click here for information.
2015-2016 Spanish Application.pdf

2nd Annual St. Chris Day at Adventureland- Click here for more information
Adventureland_flyer_2014_BMv2-1.docx




The Department of Health has issued a guide for parents about seasonal flu.
Click here for more information.
#2423 Seasonal FluParent072011.pdf
Tomorrow's Hope Foundation
 
The mission of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is to ensure the excellence as well as the continuance of Catholic Schools on Long Island by increasing awareness and by providing scholarship and program funding for the needs of students and schools.
 
Any family who wishes to apply for financial assistance needs to fill out an application.  Applications are available on the web site,  in the main office or online at  tommorowshopefoundation.org .

The applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available.  The application is attached.  The application is also available in Spanish.
2014-2015 Application English.pdf
Reminder
 
Don't forget to use GoodSearch!!!
Every time you use GoodSearch.com as your search engine, a penny will be donated to our school.  Results of searches are the same as yahoo.com.  Now you can also shop through their online shopping mall, where you can select from 900 top online retailers.  GoodSearch will donate a percentage of your purchases to St. Christopher
School.
 
When you visit  www.goodsearch.com  make sure your enter  St. Christopher School under the "Who do you GoodSearch for?" field to verify your school before searching.  There is more than one St. Christopher School, make sure you click St. Christopher School (Baldwin).
GoodSearch Flyer (1).pdf

Important Reminder!!!
 
All students must be registered in their School District in which they live.  In order for St. Christopher to order textbooks for next year and for you to receive services such as busing, this must be done.  If you have any questions and reside in Baldwin, please call Textbooks and Transportation Services at 377-9317.  Registration must be done in person at the District Office between 8:30am and 3:30pm. 

Sunday, April 19
100th Anniversary Celebration
Dinner at the Coral House
Grade Level Mass
Grade 3- 9:30
Monday, April 20
Cookie Dough Sale Begins

Tuesday, April 21
FAST Athletics After School Program
Pre-K & Kindergarten-Grade 2
Girl Scout Troop 2193
6:30 pm

Click here for this week's flyers

Today, 4/18/2015
High: 71 Low: 49
Mostly cloudy
17% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/19/2015
High: 61 Low: 46
Partly sunny
25% chance of precipitation.



Black and Blue Night is a fun night of friendly competition between parents.  Divided into two teams the group competed in 21 Layups, Steal the Bacon and a tug of War just to name a few activities.  Their children watched and cheered them on.

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Earn Money for the school while shopping online

See flyer for details
Goodshop Flyer (1).docx
The Home and School Facebook page is up and running.  Please visit for information about upcoming events.