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Principal’s Message December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of

Imagination

&

Discovery

~25 Years~

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Charleston-Catholic-School/336988519723440 Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

As of today we have
648 “Likes”

Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to be Fans of CCS!!

Mass Schedule:

Dec. 8: 7th Grade

Dec. 16: 6th Grade

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.
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Principal’s Message

December 4, 2015

CCS Families,

As part of our celebration of the 25 years of The Charleston Catholic
School, we are recognizing the various special arts and student
activities that are integral components of our students’ experience.
In September, we celebrated the Visual Arts; in October, we
celebrated Creative Writing; in November, we celebrated Music; in
December, we are celebrating Drama. We look forward to our Lower
School Arts performances next Thursday, Dec. 10, when our Movement,
Chorus and Drama classes will have their Christmas programs. Also,
our Third Grade Chorus will perform “live” on the FM Y102.5 radio
station at 5pm on Friday, Dec. 11.

Next week, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, we will celebrate the Holy Day of the
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. All are welcome to
attend Mass with our school community at 9:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart
Church. The students will follow a Wednesday class schedule on
Tuesday (Mass day uniforms), and they will follow a Tuesday class
schedule on Wednesday (PE uniforms for Grades 7, 5, 3, K5 and 1).

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Advent Prayer

Lord, fill our hearts with your love, and as you revealed to us by an
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death to the glory – http://www.catholic.org/encyclopedia/view.php?id=5201 of his resurrection, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Breakfast with Santa!

Breakfast with Santa is tomorrow, December 5, from 7:30 – 10:30 am,
at A.W. Shucks. Tickets are $8 and Santa arrives at 8:15!

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Dec. 5: Breakfast w/ Santa @ A.W. Shucks 7:30-10:30am

Dec. 8: Mass Immaculate Conception and Wednesday
Schedule everyone wear Mass Day uniforms.
Dec. 9: Tuesday Schedule, PE for 7, 5, 3, 1 and K5.
Dec. 9: Saint Bucks Orders Due
Dec. 9: Last Day of Karate for semester

Dec. 10: Chorus & Lower Drama Performance

Dec. 11: Chorus Performs on Y102.5 @ 5pm

Dec. 12: Concert Band performs at the Yacht Club
Dec. 13: Concert Band performs at 2nd Sunday
Dec. 17: 4th Grade & Concert Band Concert 6:30pm
Dec. 18: T.A.G. Day, 11:15am dismissal & NO Aftercare

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

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:
www.charlestoncatholic.com or on Facebook

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

After School Activities

Chess Club Tuesdays: Beginners 3:15 -4:15PM; Intermediate 4:15 –
5:15PM in the Art Room

Karate Wednesdays: 3:30PM – 4:30PM Auditorium

Math Tutoring Mon. & Wed.: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Tuesdays: 3:15 – 4:00PM in the 6th grade classroom

Spanish Tutoring Wed. Morning for

8th Grade Only: 7-7:45AM

Tennis K5-2nd grades Second Session will begin Thursday, January 7th:
3:15 – 4:15 PM

Basketball Practices

7/8 year old boys: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:00PM
9/10 year old boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:15PM
9/10 year old girls: Mon. & Tues. 4:15 – 5:15PM

5th & 6th grade girls: Mon . & Fri., 3:15-4:15PM

5th & 6th grade boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:30PM @ The City Gym
Sr. Boys: Wed. & Thurs. @ 4:30 – 5:45PM
Sr. Girls: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:30PM @ City Gym

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge the
students to discover their own unique gifts through creative inquiry
and critical thinking in the core academic subjects and the arts.
Our small, loving environment enables students to learn self
discipline through responsible decision-making and to develop a sense
of compassion for others.

Fred McKay, PrincipalFmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495

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Wreath and Poinsettia Pick-up today beginning @ 2:45pm

Dear CCS Families,

We are excited to let you know that the wreaths and poinsettias have
arrived. We will distribute them tomorrow beginning at 2:45 pm on
the playground.

If you have placed an order for wreaths and/or poinsettias we ask
that you please drive into the playground, remain in your car, and
your items will be put in your car.

You will then circle around and join the carpool line to pick up your
children.

Please allow for extra time in carpool tomorrow. We thank you in
advance for your patience and cooperation.

We do have a few extra pieces available. They are:

8 Centerpieces – $21 each

6 Swags – $25 each

1 28″ Mixed – $36

Thank you to everyone who ordered and supported the PTO & Student
Council fundraisers.

Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Guglielmone

2015 Bishop’s Thanksgiving Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The secular media and advertisers are telling us that we are swiftly approaching the holiday season. Their goal is to entice and encourage us to begin our holiday shopping, not necessarily a critical goal for us as Christians. However, it is good for us to reflect thoughtfully on the fact that as these major holidays and religious seasons become closer and closer, our first response should be a profound sense of thanks to God for all the blessings that are showered upon us. We see a world, a nation and even some of our local communities and families in such disarray that we might be tempted to be somewhat negative in our analysis of the current situation. However, this kind of response misses the fact that there is so much good around us, even in the midst of a lot of difficulty. Our recent flood situation in South Carolina, while terribly devastating to many brought forth so much good will and generosity from people not only locally, but from many parts of the nation: we were inspired and we are grateful.
When the Holy Father visited our country a few weeks ago, he pointed out so many opportunities for us to proclaim God’s goodness and so many ways that we can find fulfillment and satisfaction in our faith. And of course, the Holy Father’s focus on the importance of family life and the fact that we can find security and joy in family life is certainly another reason to be thankful.
Next month, at the Holy Father’s direction, the Church will enter into a jubilee year of Mercy. This year will be a tremendous opportunity for all of us not only to experience God’s mercy for us, but also to be people who can extend mercy and forgiveness to others. Hopefully this constant call to mercy will lead to reconciliation between humanity and God, among individual people and hopefully even nations.
I ask that as we approach this Thanksgiving Day and the holy season of Advent we might focus on all the blessings that God has given us and continue as we approach Christmas to reflect on the ways we might better deal with a world that so desperately needs Christ to be born in hearts of all people.
A blessed Thanksgiving day to all.

Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone
Bishop of Charleston

Due Today!!!

Don’t forget Lunch Order Forms & Breakfast with Santa Reservations due today!

Principal’s Message November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of

Imagination

&

Discovery

~25 Years~

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Charleston-Catholic-School/336988519723440 Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

As of today we have
645 “Likes”

Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to be Fans of CCS!!

Mass Schedule:

Dec. 2: 8th Grade

Dec. 8: 7th Grade

Dec. 16: 6th Grade

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://sccatholic.org – http://http://sccatholic.org/

Principal’s Message

November 20, 2015

CCS Families,

Today, we are sending home several important papers to you. First,
for Grades 1-3, please look for envelopes with progress reports for
second quarter. Second, for First Grade, please look for your
child’s CogAT test scores in the progress report envelope. Third,
for Grades 3-8, please look for envelopes with your children’s ITBS
test scores. Please review these documents and schedule an
appointment with your child’s homeroom teacher if you want any
explanations.

We have two regular school days next week, Monday & Tuesday, 8:00am
to 3:00pm, with Aftercare on both days. We will be on Thanksgiving
break from Wednesday through Sunday. When we return to school on
Monday, Nov.30, we will have three weeks before Christmas break.

Today, Mr. Fields and I were recognized for Catholic School Principal
Appreciation Day. We are most grateful for the nice cards, well
wishes, and gift card from the CCS PTO. Both of us are privileged to
serve the students, families and faculty of The Charleston Catholic
School — 25 years for Mr. Fields and 10 years for me. Thank you to
all of our Saints.

On behalf of all of the teachers and staff, I wish you and your
families a very Happy Thanksgiving! This is a great time to count
all of our blessings and spend time with people who are very special
to us. May everyone have a truly blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

IN GRATITUDE
Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other
in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and
sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our
loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the
whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace.
May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given
to us.

Principal Appreciation Day!

Students presented Mr. McKay and Mr. Fields gifts today during
morning prayer on behalf of the PTO.

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Nov. 21: Basketball tournament Sr. Boys 9am, 1pm, 3pm & Girls 2pm &
4pm @ Summerville Catholic
Nov. 23: Breakfast with Santa Reservations Due
Nov. 23: Lunch Orders Due

Nov. 24: T.A.G. Day (Favorite Sports Team)

Nov. 25 – 29: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 2: Room Parent Meeting
Dec. 5: Breakfast w/ Santa @ A.W. Shucks 7:30-10:30am

Dec. 8: Mass Immaculate Conception and Wednesday
Schedule
Dec. 9: Tuesday Schedule
Dec. 9: Saint Bucks Orders Due

Dec. 10: Chorus & Lower Drama Performance
Dec. 11: Chorus Performs on Y102.5 @ 5pm

Dec. 12: Concert Band performs at the Yacht Club
Dec. 13: Concert Band performs at 2nd Sunday
Dec. 17: 4th Grade & Concert Band Concert
Dec. 18: T.A.G. Day, 11:15am dismissal & NO Aftercare

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

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:
www.charlestoncatholic.com or on Facebook

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

After School Activities

Chess Club Tuesdays: Beginners 3:15 -4:15PM; Intermediate 4:15 –
5:15PM in the Art Room

Karate Wednesdays: 3:30PM – 4:30PM Auditorium

Math Tutoring Mon. & Wed.: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Tuesdays: 3:15 – 4:00PM in the 6th grade classroom

Spanish Tutoring Wed. Morning for

8th Grade Only: 7-7:45AM

Tennis K5-2nd grades Second Session will begin Thursday, January 7th:
3:15 – 4:15 PM

Basketball Practices

7/8 year old boys: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:00PM
9/10 year old boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:15PM
9/10 year old girls: Mon. & Tues. 4:15 – 5:15PM

5th & 6th grade girls: Mon . & Fri., 3:15-4:15PM

5th & 6th grade boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:30PM @ The City Gym
Sr. Boys: Wed. & Thurs. @ 4:30 – 5:45PM
Sr. Girls: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:30PM @ City Gym

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge the
students to discover their own unique gifts through creative inquiry
and critical thinking in the core academic subjects and the arts.
Our small, loving environment enables students to learn self
discipline through responsible decision-making and to develop a sense
of compassion for others.

Fred McKay, PrincipalFmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495

– http://www.charlestoncatholic.com/
www.CharlestonCatholic.com

Principal’s Message November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of

Imagination

&

Discovery

~25 Years~

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on –
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TheCharlestonCatholi/03b092c26a/TEST/2fcf6a749e Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

As of today we have
643 “Likes”

Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to be Fans of CCS!!

Mass Schedule:

Nov. 18: 3rd Grade
group, and one student won first place, the judge’s award, for his
Nov. 14: Fishing Club @ Shem Creek 9 – 11am
Nov. 19: PTO Meeting 5:30pm
Nov. 19: Upper School Drama 6pm
Nov. 21: Sr. Boys & Girls Basketball tournament @ Summerville
Catholic

Nov. 24: T.A.G. Day (Favorite Sports Team)

Nov. 25 – 29: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 5: Breakfast w/ Santa @ A.W. Shucks 7:30-10:30am
Dec. 9: Saint Bucks Orders Due

Dec. 10: Chorus & Lower Drama Performance
Dec. 11: Chorus Performs on Y102.5 @ 5pm

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

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:
www.charlestoncatholic.com or on Facebook

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

After School Activities

Chess Club Tuesdays: Beginners 3:15 -4:15PM; Intermediate 4:15 –
5:15PM in the Art Room

Karate Wednesdays: 3:30PM – 4:30PM Auditorium

Math Tutoring Mon. & Wed.: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Tuesdays: 3:15 – 4:00PM in the 6th grade classroom

Spanish Tutoring Wed. Morning for

8th Grade Only: 7-7:45AM

Tennis K5-2nd grades Second Session will begin Thursday, January 7th:
3:15 – 4:15 PM

Basketball Practices

7/8 year old boys: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:00PM
9/10 year old boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:15PM
5th & 6th grade girls: Mon . & Fri., 3:15-4:15PM
5th & 6th grade boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:30PM @ The City Gym
Sr. Boys: Wed. & Thurs. @ 4:30 – 5:45PM
Sr. Girls: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:30PM @ City Gym

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge the
students to discover their own unique gifts through creative inquiry
and critical thinking in the core academic subjects and the arts.
Our small, loving environment enables students to learn self
discipline through responsible decision-making and to develop a sense
of compassion for others.

Fred McKay, PrincipalFmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495

No Basketball Practice Outside Today for 7/8 year old team or 5/6 grade girls

Due to the wet courts and rain there will be no outdoor basketball practices today. This includes 7/8 year old team & 5th/6th year old girls team. Anytime we have inclement weather, we will NOT have practice.

Principal’s Message November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of

Imagination

&

Discovery

~25 Years~

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Charleston-Catholic-School/336988519723440 Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

As of today we have
643 “Likes”

Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to be Fans of CCS!!

Mass Schedule:

Nov. 11th: 4th Grade

Nov. 18th: 3rd Grade

Dec. 2: 8th Grade

Dec. 9: 7th Grade

Dec. 16: 6th Grade

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://sccatholic.org – http://http://sccatholic.org/

Principal’s Message

November 6, 2015

CCS Families,

This week is National Vocations Awareness Week. Are you aware that
we have vocations clubs here at CCS for students in Grades 5-8? The
Father Kolbe Vocations Club is for boys, and the Saint Cecilia
Vocations Club is for girls. Our Vocations Club Advisors are Sr.
Richarde, Mrs. Santiago and Mrs. Panek. See the prayer for vocations
listed below.

Next week begins our Food Drive sponsored by the Student Council.
Each grade has certain items to bring in. Our collection will be
from Nov. 9 to Nov. 18. We will donate the food items to St. Vincent
de Paul and the OLM Outreach Center on John’s Island. Our school’s
goal is 500 items. Thank you for your support in helping others in
need.

Do you know who serves on our school advisory board? Check out the
school’s website to see the list of board members — look for the
About CCS tab and click on Charleston Catholic School Advisory Board.
We are most grateful to the board members for their volunteer
service on behalf of the families.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Prayer for Vocations

Loving God, your Son, Jesus, has shown us that an open heart finds
the way. Help me to find my way in this world. Keep my heart open
to following Jesus and His way of serving others in need. Give me
the courage to accept the guidance you offer me through my family,
friends and parish community.

Alumni Mass & Reception!

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the Alumni Mass
and Reception! We had a wonderful turn out. The 8th grade class gave
a wonderful Saint presentation. A fabulous time was had by all.

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Nov. 7th: Walk For Life Fundraiser Wannamaker Park
Nov. 11th: Saint Bucks Orders Due
Nov. 11th: Wellness Committee Meeting 3:30 Brittlebank
Nov. 12th: 8th Grade Visits BE
Nov. 13th: Free T.A.G. Day. Thank you for collecting
Box Tops
Nov. 14th: Fishing Club @ Shem Creek 9 – 11am
Nov. 19th: Upper School Drama
Nov. 24th: T.A.G. Day
Nov. 25th – 29th: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 5th: Breakfast with Santa @ A.W. Shucks

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

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:
www.charlestoncatholic.com or on Facebook

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

After School Activities

Chess Club Tuesdays: Beginners 3:15 -4:15PM; Intermediate 4:15 –
5:15PM in the Art Room

Karate Wednesdays: 3:30PM – 4:30PM Auditorium

Math Tutoring Mon. & Wed.: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Tuesdays: 3:15 – 4:00PM in the 6th grade classroom

Spanish Tutoring Wed. Morning for

8th Grade Only: 7-7:45AM

Tennis K5-2nd grades Thursdays: 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Basketball Practices

7/8 year old boys: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:00PM
9/10 year old boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:15PM
5th & 6th grade girls: Mon . & Fri., 3:15-4:15PM
Asst. Coach needed
5th&6th grade boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:30PM @ The City Gym
Sr. Boys: Wed. & Thurs. @ 4:30 – 5:45PM
Sr. Girls: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:30PM @ City Gym

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge the
students to discover their own unique gifts through creative inquiry
and critical thinking in the core academic subjects and the arts.
Our small, loving environment enables students to learn self
discipline through responsible decision-making and to develop a sense
of compassion for others.

Fred McKay, PrincipalFmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495

– http://www.charlestoncatholic.com/
www.CharlestonCatholic.com

Important Reminders for Monday, November 2nd

November 1, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

All students should wear their

Mass Day Uniform

tomorrow, Monday, November 2nd.
•Walk-A-Thon donations are due Monday
•Wreath orders are due Monday
•Poinsettia orders are due Monday

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Principal’s Message October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of

Imagination

&

Discovery

~25 Years~

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Charleston-Catholic-School/336988519723440 Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

As of today we have
640 “Likes”

Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to be Fans of CCS!!

Mass Schedule:

Oct. 28th No Mass

Nov. 2nd:

Alumni Mass

5th Grade

Nov. 11th: 4th Grade

Nov. 18th: 3rd Grade

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

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://sccatholic.org – http://http://sccatholic.org/

Principal’s Message

October 26, 2015

CCS Families,

I would like to offer my congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls
Volleyball team. The Lady Saints have had a phenomenal season. They
ended their regular season in the South C1 Division with a 9 – 1
record, to earn #1 seed in the City Tournament. Wednesday night they
will play in the semi-finals at James Island Recreation Center at
6:30PM. If you can attend it would be great! The Championship game
will be Thursday evening at Park West. We will be sure to keep
everyone updated on their progress via Facebook and email. Go Saints!

In addition to their participation in the city league, the 8th Grade
Volleyball team placed 4th in State Diocesan Tournament two weeks
ago. We are proud of our Lady Saints!

This week the priests are on retreat. Instead of Mass on Wednesday
we will gather in the Auditorium and pray the Rosary. Student
Council will lead the prayer service. Students will wear Mass Day
uniforms.

Friday will be Parent – Teacher Conferences, from 7:45AM – 1:15PM.
No school for students.

Monday, November 2nd, is All Souls Day. We will have Mass at 9AM, at
Sacred Heart Church. Students will wear Mass Day uniforms. There
will be a reception for alumni after Mass. We will follow Wednesday
Class schedule.

Wednesday, November 4th, we will follow Monday Class schedule. The
following grades will dress in PE uniforms: 8th, 6th, 4th, 2nd & K4.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

The MemorareRemember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that any one who fled to
thy protection, implored thy help or sought they intercession, was
left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin
of virgins my
Mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my
petitions, but in they mercy hear and answer me, Amen.

5th Grade at Mother Emanuel AME!

In addition to the 5th Grade touring Ft. Sumter, the class also
prayed at Mother Emanuel AME Church.

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Oct. 29th: T.A.G. Day

Oct. 30th: No School – Parent/ Teacher Conferences
Nov. 2nd: Alumni Mass & Reunion
Nov. 3rd: Beginner Band Concert @ 6PM
Nov. 4th: Open House BE @ 7PM
Nov. 6th: Crazy Sock Day. Thank you for collecting
Socks for the Homeless!
Nov. 7th: Walk For Life Fundraiser Wannamaker Park
Nov. 11th: Saint Bucks Orders Due
Nov. 12th: 8th Grade Visits BE
Nov. 13th: Free T.A.G. Day. Thank you for collecting
Box Tops
School Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30am – 3:30pm

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:
www.charlestoncatholic.com or on Facebook

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

After School Activities

Chess Club Tuesdays: Beginners 3:15 -4:15PM; Intermediate 4:15 –
5:15PM in the Art Room

Karate Wednesdays: 3:30PM – 4:30PM Auditorium

Math Tutoring Mon. & Wed.: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Tuesdays: 3:15 – 4:00PM in the 6th grade classroom

Tennis K5-2nd grades Thursdays: 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Girls Volleyball Games

Oct. 21: 8th Gr. vs. winner of tonight’s game

@ 6:30 @ JIRC

Basketball Practices Begin Wednesday October 14th
7/8 year old boys: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:00PM
9/10 year old boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:15PM
5th & 6th grade girls: Mon . & Fri., 3:15-4:15PM
Asst. Coach needed
5th&6th grade boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:30PM @ The City Gym
Sr. Boys: Wed. & Thurs. @ 4:30 – 5:45PM
Sr. Girls: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:30PM @ City Gym

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge the
students to discover their own unique gifts through creative inquiry
and critical thinking in the core academic subjects and the arts.
Our small, loving environment enables students to learn self
discipline through responsible decision-making and to develop a sense
of compassion for others.

Fred McKay, PrincipalFmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495

– http://www.charlestoncatholic.com/
www.CharlestonCatholic.com

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