Principal’s Message August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016

2016-2017 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

Blessing the tools we need to succeed!

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

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Mass Schedule:

August 31: Gr. 7

September 7: Gr. 6

September 14: Gr. 5

Sept. 21: No Mass

(Priest Retreat)

September 28: Gr. 4

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Family Rosary 8:05 prior to school Mass.

Diocese of Charleston
Safe Environment Program:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002. The
Charter has the goal for creating a safe environment for children and
young people.In 2012 The Diocese of Charleston revised The Policy
Concerning Allegations of Sexual Misconduct or Abuse of a minor by
Church Personnel and adopted the updated Code of Conduct for Church
Personnel. This policy works in conjunction with the Charter.The
Charleston Catholic School operates under the Code of Conduct for
Church Personnel for all of its employees and volunteers. – http://

Principal’s Message

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

The school purchased Ren Web School Management Software system this
summer. Many of the Catholic schools in our Diocese are now using
Ren Web. We received some initial training in Ren Web earlier in
August, and we continue to receive training through webinars. We
will use this system for recording all data for students and
families. There are multiple components, and as we learn them, we
will incorporate them into our daily use.

There is a Parent Portal component called Parents Web. Sometime in
September, you will be granted access to this resource, and you will
have your own login and password to manage your family information
and see your child’s academic progress. This resource will help in
the communication between school and home. You will start receiving
some email messages from the teachers through Ren Web soon (some have
already sent some trial emails).

Afternoon Carpool – some important matters to keep in mind.
When you are in line on King Street, please put on your hazard lights
until you actually turn onto Congress Street On King Street, make sure
to leave room at intersections, driveways, and the CARTA bus stop.
Please do not block any of these. We need to be good neighbors.On
Congress Street and Benson Street, please be aware that neighbors may
need to get out of their driveways or street parking spaces, and
please let them in. Again, it is very important for us to be mindful
of our neighbors.All students should be picked up in the car line on
Benson Street unless they are walking or biking home, and we have a
“walk home” permission form that must be completed.Please do not line
up on Congress or Benson Street until 2:55PM; carpool begins at
3:00PM and usually ends between 3:15 & 3:20PM.Safety, Courtesy, and
Patience are the goals of afternoon carpool. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you at Open House on Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30PM.
Parking will be available on the school playground for handicapped
persons, elderly persons and expectant mothers. All other cars
should park on the empty lot on King Street across from Sacred Heart
Church, the Longshoremen parking lot on corner of Congress and King,
or on Benson / Congress streets.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Prayer for Students

Lord our God,
in your wisdom and love
you surround us with the mysteries of the universe.
Send your Holy Spirit upon these students
and fill them with your wisdom and blessings.
Grant that they may devote themselves to their

studies and draw ever closer to you,
the source of all knowledge.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Adam Gorlitsky Visits CCS!

The CCS LEAD Team ((Learn, Educate, Accept and Do) welcomed Mr. Adam
Gorlitsky to CCS on Wednesday afternoon. The purpose of the LEAD Team
is to promote the awareness of differences and diversity. The
students enjoyed Adam’s presentation and getting to know him. Adam
stressed the importance of hard work, team work, positive attitude,
setting goals and never give up! To learn more about Mr. Gorlitsky
please visit his web page at – .

School Communication

Aug. 29: Hot Lunch Begins

Aug. 30: Open House 5:30 – 7:30PM

Aug. 31: School Pictures

Sept. 5: No School Labor Day

Sept. 6: Chess Club Begins

Sept. 7: Karate Begins

Sept. 19 – 23: ITBS Testing

Sept. 22: After School Tennis Begins (Grades 2-4)

Sept. 28: Make-up pictures

School Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30am – 3:30pm

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website: or on Facebook

Be sure to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to: 1902


Volleyball Practice: Fridays at Charleston Math & Science Gym from 5
– 7pm. Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Oct. 7 & 14.

School Activities

Running Club: Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Pick up at
CCS between 4:30 and 4:45pm.

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a welcoming family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge
students through creative inquiry, critical thinking, and technology
in academic subjects and the arts while developing self-discipline,
compassion for others, and nurturing a strong Catholic faith.

Fred McKay, Principal
School Office: (843) 577-4495


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