News and Events


October 4, 2015

Dear CCS Families,We are thankful to let you know CCS is fine and
safe. Thank you ALL for your prayers and concerns.It looks like we
may need a little help with landscaping and we will let you know when
it is safe to lend a hand.Please stay home and try to keep dry. We
will keep you updated on anything that has an impact on the school as
soon as we know.There appears to be no damage a mop and some
landscaping helping hands can’t fix!All the best and with prayers we
hope to see everyone on Tuesday!

Please check your email or Facebook for pictures.

School Cancelled Monday, October 5th

The Charleston Catholic School will be cancelled tomorrow, October 5th, due to flooding.

Sacred Heart Mass@ 11:15am, Sunday, October 4, 2015 Cancelled

Sacred Heart 11:15am Mass has been CANCELED for Sunday, October 4th, 2015

A decision has been made regarding Sunday’s 11:15am Mass at Sacred Heart. Currently there is severe flooding around the Church. More is expected for Sunday. The faithful have NO OBLIGATION to put themselves or their families at risk to attend Sunday Mass.

Please do not risk travel into Charleston this Sunday. If you can attend Mass safely at another parish – please do so. Please remember to use your Sacred Heart envelopes at the church you attend so your gift will be sent to us.

The citadel will have a 7:00pm Mass for the Cadets in Summerall Chapel. The College of Charleston will have a 5:00pm Mass for the Students at St. Patrick’s Church.

Thank you,

Father Willey

School Cancelled October 2nd

Charleston Catholic School will be closed on Friday, October second due to coastal flooding from the hurricane. Flash Flood Watch for Charleston through Sunday.
Also, Charleston County public schools are closed tomorrow.
Chess tournament for Saturday has been cancelled.
Stay safe. We will return to school on Monday.

Early Dismissal

The Charleston Catholic School will be dismissing students early. Parents may begin picking up children now. Use the playground on King Street. All afterschool activities are cancelled. There will be no aftercare. Avoid King and Huger intersection and avoid Benson and Huger intersection due to flooding.

Athletic Meeting Tonight! 9/29/15


The Athletic Meeting is tonight, Tuesday, September 29th @ 5:30 in
the Auditorium.

If you are unable to attend please email Mr. Fields:

T.A.G. Day!

Today is a T.A.G. Day!!
A great way to start the week!
Don’t forget the rules!
Students are allowed to wear non-uniform clothing on designated TAG days. Students wearing inappropriate clothing will call their parents to bring a change of clothing.
Shirts may not have inappropriate logos, pictures, or writing
Shirts must not have low necklines or be too tight
Shirts must cover entire shoulder and midsection
No spaghetti straps, camisoles or halter tops
Jeans free of holes, tears, or loose threading may be worn
No Leggings, Jeggings or “Skinny” Jeans
Shorts with a 7” inseam or greater may be worn
Skirts or shorts measuring 4” above the knee may be worn
Approved uniform shoes or sandals with closed backs may be worn (No flip flops)

Principal’s Message September 25, 2015

September 25, 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!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on – Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

As of today we have
634 “Likes”

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

Mass Schedule:

Sept. 30th: 3rd Grade

Oct. 9th: 8th Grade

Oct. 14th: 7th Grade

Oct. 21st: 6th Grade

Oct. 28th No 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

September 25, 2015

CCS Families,

What an exciting week this has been as we have been following Pope
Francis in the news! It is obvious that the Pope has been very well
received by all of the audiences that he has addressed in Washington
and New York. We expect that he will get another enthusiastic
welcome this weekend in Philadelphia. Enjoy the continued news
coverage of the Papal visit this weekend!

Next week, on Thursday, October 1st, we will welcome Mrs. Sandra
Leatherwood, Director of Catholic Education for our Diocese, to our
campus for her annual school visit. Mrs. Leatherwood will spend the
school day observing classes, talking with teachers and office staff,
and reviewing documents that the Catholic Schools Office has
requested. In addition, she will attend our school board meeting
that evening and discuss various topics with our school board

Have a blessed weekend!

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

As Pope Francis goes to Ground Zero to pray with other religious
leaders, please join them with your prayers. Here is a prayer for the
preservation of peace and justice from the Roman Missal:

O God, who show a father’s care for all,
grant, in your mercy,
that the members of the human race,
to whom you have given a single origin,
may form in peace a single family
and always be united by a fraternal spirit.
Through Christ our Lord.

Johnny Appleseed!

Today the First Grade Class is celebrating Johnny Appleseed Day. His
Birthday is tomorrow! ht – tp://w – –

School Communication

Sept. 27: Holy Name Society 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Sept. 28: St. Mary & Cathedral 1st Communion Meeting
@ 6:30 @ Cathedral
Sept. 28: T.A.G. Day
Sept. 29: Athletic Meeting 5:30PM in Auditorium
Oct. 1: Sandra Leatherwood visits
Oct. 2: 5th Grade visits Ft. Sumter
Oct. 7: Saint Bucks Orders Due
Oct. 9th: Grandparent’s Day; 11:15AM dismissal
Oct. 10th: CCS Walk-A-Thon, Hampton Park 8:30AM
Oct. 12th: No School – Columbus 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
Sept. 28: 6th Gr. @ JIRC B @ 5:30 vs. First Baptist

Sept. 30: 6th Gr. @ Town Hall @ 5:30 vs. M.ville

Sept. 30: 8th Gr. @ FJMS 1 @ 6:30 vs. First Baptist

Oct. 5: 6th Gr. @ JIRC B @ 5:30 vs. Ashley Hall
Oct. 5: 8th Gr. @ JIRC A @ 4:30 vs. Ashley Hall
Oct. 5: 8th Gr. @ BLRC @ 7:30 vs. BSCS
Oct. 8: : 6th Gr. @ P Prep @ 6:30 vs. P Prep

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

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,
School Office: (843) 577-4495

Principal’s Message September 25, 2015

Box Top$ Due Friday, September 25th

September 22, 2105

Dear Charleston Catholic School Parents,

Just a quick reminder that this Friday, September 25th is the last day to turn in your Box Tops for Education for the fall challenge!

Remember to put them in a ziplock bag and put your child’s grade and teacher on the outside of the bag. All we need to collect is 500 more and we will meet our goal and the children will receive a school wide T.A.G. Day.

As always, thanks for your willingness to help. It is really appreciated.

Laura Simmons
PTO President
Box Top$ CoordinatorSchool-boxtop

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