From the Desk of the Principal: September Newsletter


Dear St. Christopher School Families,

It is hard to believe that September is already here! Thank you for these amazing first 3 weeks of the school year. Our students have come in ready to learn and we have settled into the daily routines. Thank you for being a great support to them!

PTO News

I want to personally thank all parents who attended our first PTO meeting on Tuesday August 27th. I cannot express my gratitude for taking time away from your everyday busy schedules to be a part of this organization in helping our school! You are such a blessing to our school!! We are very grateful for all parent support to St. Christopher School.
Our next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday September 17th 6pm-7pm I hope to see you all there!!

Congratulations to our 2019-20 Room Parents

Kindergarten - Ms. Ana Saenz
1st grade - Mrs. Katya Toledo-Diaz
2nd grade - Mrs. Christine DeVito
3rd grade - Mrs. Deisy Martinez
4th grade - Mrs. Rosy Behn
5th grade - Mrs. Yudira Gonzalez
6th grade - Ms. Yvette Cruz
7th grade - Mrs. Nohemi Saldana
8th grade - Mrs. Rosa Garcia
We are looking forward to having you this school year!!

St. Christopher Pilgrimage Day

On Tuesday September 10th our school will be celebrating St. Christopher's school opening! We celebrate this day by walking a pilgrimage around our school with an explanation of each symbolic place our School has. Students are taken to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Grotto by the grass area, the St. Christopher painted mural on the playground, Blessed Virgin Mary Grotto in the courtyard, and the St. Christopher Statue in front of our Parish office. Please ask your child all about this day! I always enjoy speaking to the students about this day in learning the history of our amazing Church!!

Quick reminders for Terra-Nova Test Week September 16th – September 20th

  1. Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the
  2. Mark testing days on your calendar to help remind you and your child when the
    testing will take place and plan your preparations.
  3. The student should eat a nutritious and filling breakfast. Avoid high sugar cereals
    which can make the student hyper and/or unfocused.
  4. Make sure the student is on time (if not early) on the day of testing
  5. Set a backup alarm to avoid the possibility of oversleeping
  6. If your child is sick please contact the school immediately to inform them.

Bazaar Weekend: Saturday October 5th & Sunday October 6th

The time for our annual bazaar is here! We will be sending home a letter from our pastor Fr. Gene Kinney, where he will address our needs and preparation for our Annual Fall Bazaar Festival! Donations are needed! We will be sending home information on how you can start helping us prepare! This weekend has always been such a big part for our Parish and School Community! Let us work together to make it another successful year!! If you have any questions please ask Ms. Alcala and Mr. Romero in our school office or Mrs. Ragland and Mrs. DePaz in our Parish office!! Thank you all in advance!

Tardies & Absences

Our school day starts at 8:00 and instruction begins right away. Students who are late arrivals miss valuable learning.
Remember to send a note if your child is absent and send it to the office. If you take your child to the doctor, please send a doctor's note to the school. Also, remember if your child is absent please notify teacher to discuss missing work.

As always, thank you so very much for all you do for your children and for our school. We appreciate your feedback. It is a privilege to be able to work with your children every day.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns!

Ms. Alcala
St. Christopher Catholic School Principal

Mark your Upcoming Calendar!

September 2 – NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
September 6 – Half Day – Noon Dismissal
September 13 – 8th grade Shadow Day @ Bishop Gorman
September 16-20 Terra Nova Testing Week
September 23 – NO SCHOOL (Staff Diocesan Retreat)

October 4 – NO SCHOOL Bazaar Set-up
October 7 – NO SCHOOL Bazaar clean-up
October 5-6 – Bazaar Weekend
October 7 – NO SCHOOL Bazaar clean-up
October 8-11 – Parent/Teacher Conference Week
October 11 – Living Rosary
October 25 – NO SCHOOL Nevada Day
October 31 – Trunk-or-Treat