Saint Christopher School

Saint Christopher School – East Hartford, CT Accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges

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Saint Christopher School & United Way

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Saint Christopher School & United Way

When you are asked to make a pledge to the United Way through employee contributions, you may designate your own choice of a non-profit organization for all or part of your United Way donation. We, at Saint Christopher School, hope that you will choose to name our school as the recipient of part or all of your donation. Our United Way Agency Number for United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is AG0953-3 *.

We like to thank our donors so, please check the box about notifying the agency. If that box is checked, United Way will provide the school with the name of the company, employee, and amount of the donation. If the box is not checked, the donation does come to Saint Christopher School, but is noted as “Anonymous”.

Saint Christopher School & United Way

By using this method of contribution, you can fulfill your company’s request for a United Way contribution and you can help the Saint Christopher School Annual Fund. This fund helps St. Chris with all its operating expenses such as textbooks, supplies, heat, utilities, and countless other necessities. We hope that you will join the other Saint Christopher School families who, over the years, have chosen to use this method of giving. We are very grateful for the donations in past years. Last year’s United Way donations were invaluable to the school’s meeting its goal for the 2016-2017 Annual Fund Campaign.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call the Saint Christopher School Advancement Office at 860-568-4100 during the school day or e-mail housleym@saintchristopherschool.org.

Thanks for your continued support,

Michelle Housley

Advancement Director

* Number for United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut only. For all other agencies, please call the Advancement Office.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Mission Statement – Saint Christopher School, the parish school of St. Christopher Church in East Hartford, CT, prepares students, with the support of their families, to live as Christ-bearers through the daily interaction of faith, service, academic excellence, and the development of their God-given talents. 

Mission Statement

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BIDDING IS OPEN

BIDDING IS OPEN

BIDDING IS OPENJoin us on Saturday, April 22, from 5:30pm to 10pm for Flavors of St. Chris Annual Gala & Auction!

BIDDING IS OPEN

Purchase your tickets today to be a part of an exciting evening with:

  • Great food (M.A. Catering & Pig Roast, Pagani’s, Tom the Chef and Augie & Ray’s kitchens)
  • Live music from The Rusty Cricketts and Dj Ron Donson,
  • Wine and beers tastings (Crystal Ridge, Thimble Island Brewing and more)
  • Soda tasting (Hosmer Mountain Soda)
  • Fantastic items to bid on during silent and live Auctions,

  and so much more!

Then, check back soon to learn more about the Flavors of St. Chris Silent Auction, opening for online pre-bidding soon!

BIDDING IS OPEN

St Christopher School Family Appreciation Award will be presented during the event to East Hartford’s Hutt Family as a thank you for all the considerate and thoughtful support they have bestowed upon us over the years, especially with all of their kind-hearted generosity to the children of St. Christopher School

All proceeds benefit educational programs and opportunities for the students of Saint Christopher School and demonstrate your commitment to quality Catholic education in our region.

Special thanks to Flavors of St. Chris Master of Ceremonies and Fox 61 Morning News Anchor Tim Lammers!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events – St. Edmund Campion Parish Picnic

Upcoming Events
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • 12:00 PM  6:00 PM
  • Our Lady of Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS

Our first annual Parish Picnic.

School Board Meeting

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • 6:30 PM  8:00 PM
  • Google Calendar  ICS

The first 2017-18 School Board Meeting.

St. Christopher School HSA Meeting

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • 6:30 PM  7:30 PM
  • St. Christopher School (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS

Special Person Lunch

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • 11:30 AM  12:30 PM
  • Saint Christopher School (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS

Students get to invite a special person to join them for lunch.

St. Edmund Campion – Picnic Planning Meeting

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • 6:30 PM  7:30 PM
  • Our Lady of Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS

Please join us to help plan our First Annual St. Edmund Campion Parish Picnic.

Yankee Candle Funraiser

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, September 8, 2017
  • 2:30 PM  3:30 PM
  • Saint Christopher School (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS

Fundraiser Packets are sent out.

Bagel Bash – 1st Day of School

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
  • 7:30 AM  8:30 AM
  • Google Calendar  ICS

The School Board invites you to join us for coffee and bagels on the 1st Day of School.

St. Chris Talent Showcase & Grinder Dinner

Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • Saint Christopher School (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS

Come join us and see all the Talent St. Christopher School has to offer and support us with Grinder Supper available for purchase.

Scholastic Book Fair

Upcoming Events
  • Mon, Jan 30, 20178:00 AM  Fri, Feb 3, 20171:00 PM
  • Saint Christopher School (map)
  • Google Calendar  ICS

The Scholastic Book Fair Runs all week.

Did you graduate from Saint Chris, Saint Rose, or Saint Mary’s?

Did you graduate from Saint Chris, Saint Rose, or Saint Mary’s? – Saint Chris is trying to keep the Catholic school tradition alive in East Hartford. We have managed to keep in touch with most of the Saint Chris’ alumni, but there are some who we just plain have lost track of over the years. We are also trying to get records in place for Saint Rose and Saint Mary alumni too.

If you are an alumnus of any of these schools and did not receive our latest issue of The Connection, chances are you may be one of missing. If you are, just e-mail me a note at santacrossk@saintchristopherschool.org or send a note to me at Saint Christopher School, 570 Brewer Street, East Hartford, CT 06118.

Did you graduate from Saint Chris, Saint Rose, or Saint Mary’s?

Some of the alumni from Saint Rose or Saint Mary’s have sent their children to Saint Chris. We may have you in our database as a parent, past parent, grandparent, or parishioner, but we would also like to note that you are graduate of one of these schools.

Please let us know that by either e-mailing me at santacrossk@saintchristopherschool.org or send a note to me at Saint Christopher School, 570 Brewer Street, East Hartford, CT 06118.

Did you graduate from Saint Chris, Saint Rose, or Saint Mary’s?

If you are interested in helping us in our search for alumni, please consider becoming a member of the Alumni Council. Members of the Alumni Council will work with staff and School Board members on developing and promoting future alumni events.

We are looking for some people to help us in connecting with our alumni through some of the social networking vehicles like Face Book and Twitter.

Directions to St Christopher School – 570 BREWER STREET, EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118-2398

Directions to St Christopher School

Saint Christopher School is very close to Route 2, Route 91, Route 84 and Route 384.

Directions to St Christopher School
Directions to St Christopher School

The school is in a residential neighborhood in East Hartford, just a couple miles from either Glastonbury or Manchester.

Directions to St Christopher School

The school has students who reside in Berlin, Bolton, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, Middletown, New Britain, Portland, South Glastonbury, South Windsor, Vernon, and Wethersfield.

Our History

Our History

Our History – Saint Christopher School was built in 1963 under the direction of the late Reverend Henry J. Murphy, pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish of which Saint Christopher parish was a mission.  The school was dedicated on August 17, 1963. 

The Sisters of Jesus Crucified agreed to staff the school and continued to do so until June of 1989.  The school opened in September 1963 with three classes of grade six.  By 1966, the school had three classes each of grades six, seven, and eight.  The school’s first graduating class in 1966 had 110 students go on to high school.  This structure remained until 1972, when grade five was added.

Our History

In September 1988, grades one and four were added along with a full day Kindergarten.  Further expansion occurred the following September when grades two and three were added.  Thus, in September 1989, Saint Christopher School opened its doors to students from kindergarten through grade eight. 

In September 1995, a pre-school consisting of three and four year olds was incorporated into the existing program.  In 2010, a full-day pre-school program was added for four year old children and in 2012, a full-day preschool program for three year olds was started.

Our History

In response to the needs of families, an After School Program was begun in 1992 to provide care for children after school dismissal.  A director was hired to manage the program with assistants as staff members.  The program provides a safe, stimulating atmosphere for students after school.

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours – Each K-8 family is responsible for ten co-op hours and each PreK family for five co-op hours completed for the school during the school year. Throughout the year there are opportunities to complete co-op hours by helping with events at the school, doing work from home, and other tasks that come up throughout the year. If a family does not fulfill the required co-op hours, they will be assessed $25.00 per hour not met, up to $250.00.

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours

The co-op hours are tracked. Coop hours must be submitted in order to receive credit. Please use form below to report hours. If you have questions or suggestions please contact the Co-Op Coordinator, Danielle Vargas, via email at stchrisdvargas@gmail.com. If you need a statement of hours, please email stchrisdvargas@gmail.com and Danielle will be happy to send you a current statement.

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours

COMING SOON!!!  Sign Up for Monthly Statements. We will be sending out a sign up form for those that would like to get a monthly statement of Hours.

Cross-Country

Cross-Country

Cross-Country – St. Christopher competes in the East Hartford Town championship meet sponsored by the East Hartford Parks and Recreation Department.

Cross-Country

The meet is held every year in the fall for grades 3-8. Boys and girls run in separate races against runners from the other town schools. Each grade level has a different length race.

Cross-Country

The team practices for several weeks prior to the meet. For the students this is a good introduction to the healthy activity of running.

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