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Basketball Practice Schedule 2015 – 2016

Basketball Practice Schedule 2015 – 16 at CCS
Practices begin Wednesday, October 14th!
7/8 year old boys
Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:00
Coach Craig & Coach Fields
9/10 year old boys
Wed. & Thurs. 3:15 – 4:15
Coach Needed
9/10 year old girls
Not enough players to for a team
5th/6th grade girls
Mon. & Fri. 3:15 – 4:15
Coach D. Lehr and an Assistant Coach is needed
5th/6th grade boys
Wed. & Thurs. 3:15 – 4:15 @ City Gym
Coach Cassell, Coach Tatum, Coach Enriquez
Sr. Boys
Wed. & Thurs. 4:30 – 5:45
Coach Duncan, Coach D. Fields, Coach Funk
Sr. Girls
Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:30 City Gym
Coach M. Washington, Coach I. Fields, Coach C. Gurrieri
Practices will begin the week of Nov. 2. Mrs. Leopard will notify you when practice will be held.
Pre-Season Basketball Tournament
Will be hosted by St. Joseph, November 10th – December 5th
Practices will begin on Wednesday, October 14th
Practices will be supervised by the coaches

Principal’s Message October 9, 2015

October 9, 2015

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of




~25 Years~

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

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Remember to “Like” Us!

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

Mass Schedule:

Oct. 14th: 7th Grade

Oct. 21st: 6th Grade

Oct. 28th No Mass

Nov. 2nd Alumni Mass

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.

Principal’s Message

October 9, 2015

CCS Families,

First and foremost thank you to everyone who helped clean the grounds
after the recent storm. The landscaping around the school looks
wonderful. The Grandparents were very impressed how beautiful the
campus looked.

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this year’s historical
Grandparents Day so successful. The reception was enjoyed by all the
grandparents and special friends.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in Mass,
Movement, Chorus and Band. You did a fabulous job! Thank you to our
8th grade class, the leaders of our school, who helped sign in and
direct our guests to the classrooms.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend and Columbus Day Holiday.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Hail Mary, full of grace.Our Lord is with thee.Blessed art thou among
women,and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of
God,pray for us sinners,now and at the hour of our death.Amen.

Grandparents Day!

We had a tremendous turnout for Grandparents Day! Thank you for
coming to CCS! We hope you enjoyed the day!

School Communication

Oct. 10th: CCS Walk-A-Thon, Hampton Park 8:30AM
Oct. 12th: No School – Columbus Day
Oct. 14th: 8th Grade PSAT @ BE
Oct. 14th: Saint Bucks Due

Oct. 16th: End of the first quarter
Oct. 29th: T.A.G. Day
Oct. 30th: No School – Parent/ Teacher Conferences
Nov. 2nd: Alumni Mass & Reunion

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

After School Activities

Volleyball Practice: Wed. CCS 3:15PM – 5pm

Fri. CCM&S 5:30PM – 7PM

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 Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:00PM in the 6th grade classroom

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

Girls Volleyball Games

Oct. 12: 6th Gr. @ BLRC @ 5:30 vs.Orange Grove

Oct. 12: 6th Gr. @ BLRC @ 6:30 vs.D. Redeemer

Oct. 12: 8th Gr. @ JIRC A @ 7:30 vs. PCA

Oct. 14: 8th Gr. @ BLRC @ 5:30 vs. LLCS

Oct. 17 – 18: 8th Gr. State Diocesan Tournament

Basketball Practices Begin Wednesday October 14th

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, Principal
School Office: (843) 577-4495

Landscape Helpers Needed October 8th

Parents & 8th Graders

October 6, 2015

Dear CCS Parents and 8th Graders,

Wow, what an eventful few days we have had. I hope that everyone is
safe and preparing to get back to a normal schedule.

As you know Grandparents Day is Friday. Due to the events in the last
few days we really need parents and 8th grade students to rally and
help us spruce up our campus!! We are all proud of CCS and want it
to look the best it can for all our Grandparents and Special friends
that will visit the campus on Friday.

We are asking for help on Thursday afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm. Please
bring hedge clippers and adult operated weed eater. Bring your strong
muscles and be ready to pull some weeds!!

Thank you so much, I am looking forward to seeing many smiling faces
on Thursday!!

Laura Simmons

PTO President

Lunch Credit

October 6, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

I wanted to let you know I will be offering you a lunch credit for
the days we have missed due to the cancellation of school.

You will see your credit on the November lunch calendar.

All the best,

Tara Lehr

Lunch Coordinator

Important School News

October 6, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

We are happy to let you know we will resume school tomorrow!

Wednesday, we will follow a Friday Class Schedule, there will be NO
Mass.The following grades should wear their P.E. Uniforms:Grades 7,
5, 3, 1 and K5. We will have upper school special area classes like
we would on Friday.

Friday, is Grandparents Day. We hope to have Mass at Sacred Heart at
9am. Mass will be followed by a reception for the Grandparents and
Special Friends in the Art Room. Following the reception they will
go to their grandchild’s room, they may stop by the book fair in the
Student Success Room, then enjoy entertainment by our students in the
Auditorium. Students will be dismissed at 11:15am.

Teachers will have an inservice day from Noon – 3:30 PM.

The CCS Walk-a-thon will be held Saturday, October 10th @ Hampton
Park from 8:30 – 11:00am.

We will honor the Columbus Day Holiday on Monday, October 12th.

If we are required to make any days up that we have missed due to the
weather they will be made up at a later date. We will keep you
informed as soon as we know.

Basketball practices will begin the week of October 13th. If you
have not signed up your child for basketball or cheerleading, please
see Mr. Fields in person this week. Spaces are limited.

No School Tuesday, October 6th

The Charleston Catholic School will be closed Tuesday October sixth. School will resume on Wednesday and Wednesday will be a Friday class schedule. No Church on Wednesday.

Schedule Change

October 5, 2015

CCS Families,

Because of Grandparents Day on Friday, October 9, we will have adjusted class schedules on Wednesday and Friday. See below.

Wednesday, October 7 – no school Mass; we will follow Friday class schedule. The following grades should wear PE uniforms: 7, 5, 3, 1, and K5. We will have upper school special area classes like we would on Friday.

Friday, October 9 — school Mass at 9am. All students expected to wear Mass day uniforms. Reception for Grandparents and Special Family friends following Mass, then Grandparents may visit the children’s classrooms, and we will conclude our day with performances in the auditorium for the grandparents. Dismissal is 11:15 a.m. Teacher in-service training will follow from Noon to 3:30 p.m.

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