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Principal’s Message February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015

2014-2015 Theme:

Every Child

a Gift,

Every Teacher

a Blessing.

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

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Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Feb. 25 – 5th Grade

The Bishop will be Celebrant of this Mass

Mar. 4 – 4th Grade

Mar. 11 – 3rd Grade

Mar. 18 – 8th Grade

Mar. 25 – 7th Grade

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

February 20, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

This past weekend was fantastic for Charleston Catholic! On
Saturday, our ten middle school math and science club students
participated in the Bridge Building Competition at the Citadel as
part of National Engineering Week. Two of our bridges that we
submitted for the competition won first and second place for holding
100 pounds and weighing the least amount. In fact, our second place
bridge held 240 times its weight and our first place bridge held 280
times its weight. It was great to see the enthusiasm of our students
at the competition. Great job Math & Science Club!

On Sunday, our Senior Girls Basketball team won the Parochial League
Championship by defeating Christ Our King in the finals. The team
displayed great attitude, effort, sportsmanship and teamwork in their
victory (and throughout the season). Great job Lady Saints!

This weekend, our Junior Boys, Senior Girls and Senior Boys
basketball teams will compete in the Diocese of Charleston Youth
State Basketball Tournament here in the Charleston area. We wish our
teams the best in all of their games. Go Saints!

This past Thursday, February 19, we had our 1-year anniversary of
occupancy in our new school building. Again, thank you to everyone
in our school community who helped to make this new facility a
reality on our campus.

Finally, next week, we will have our Accreditation review on Tuesday
and Wednesday. We look forward to meeting with the Review team and
getting their observations about our school. On Wednesday, Feb. 25,
at 9:00 a.m. we will have our school Mass and Bishop Guglielmone will
be the celebrant. All are invited to join us for this Mass.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Principal
The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Spiritual Reflection

Dear Lord, remembering the hour when You experienced death
So that we might have Eternal Life,
May we appreciate in our hearts
the necessity of Your sacrifice for us
And with Your help, Your guidance, and Your grace,
May we be made worthy of it.

Good Luck Jr. Boys, Sr. Boys & Sr. Girls

Good luck in the Diocesan Basketball Tournament this weekend!

Go Saints!

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School Communication

Feb. 23: Box Top$ Due
Feb. 23: Hot Dog Sale

Feb. 24: Saint Bucks Orders Due

Feb. 27: ALL Auction Donations Due

Mar. 5 & 6: No School (Teacher’s Conference)

Mar. 13: Jump Rope for Heart Donations Due

Mar. 13: End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 14: Saints Alive Auction

Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

Tuesdays: Chess Club

Wednesdays: Karate

Thursdays: Dance Moves, K4 – 2

Athletic News

Basketball Games
Feb. 20: 6PM Jr. Boys vs. St. Gregory @ Stall

Feb. 20: 6PM Sr. Boys vs. St. Michaels @ St. Joe

Feb. 20: 10:30AM Sr. Girls vs COK @ St. Joe

Feb. 25: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Feb. 27: 5PM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe

Feb. 28: 1PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Mar. 3: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Mar. 4: 5PM 9/10 Girls @St. Joe

Mar. 11: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Mar. 13: 5PM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe

Mar. 14: 10AM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe

Cheerleading Practice Schedule
Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM Auditorium
Coach Leopard and Coach Macmurphy

Tennis Practice
Mondays and Thursdays @ Jack Adams 3:30-5PM

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

School Uniform for February 19th & 20th

February 18, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

The weather forecast for tomorrow projects temperatures in the low 30’s in the morning and a wind chill of 15. Friday’s forecast is also going to be cold with a morning temperatures in the low teens and wind chill of 9.

Based on this forecast we have made the following decision.

Please have your student wear their CCS Physical Education sweatshirts and sweatpants on both days and a warm coat. (Even if it is not your day for Physical Education please wear this uniform.)

We want to be sure the students are dressed warmly.

In the event that The Charleston County School District decides to delay the start of the school day you will be notified by the Iris Alert, you will receive an email, we will post on the Web site and on Facebook.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay
Principal

Principal’s Message February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

During the month of February, we are celebrating our Kindergarten class and our K5 teachers, Mrs. O’Brien and Miss Jessa, as our “gifts and blessings”. Truly, these five and six year old children are gifts to our school, and our teachers are blessings to their students. Go K5 Saints!

This weekend, our upper school math and science club students are competing in the Bridge Building Event at the Citadel on Saturday as part of National Engineering Week. They are submitting 3 bridge designs for the contest. Good luck to our students. Also, on Sunday, our Senior Girls Basketball Team is playing in the Championship Game in the Parochial League at Bishop England High School at 2:00 p.m. Go Lady Saints!

Next week, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Our school Mass is Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. All families are welcome to attend this Mass and receive ashes. Also, we ask our CCS families to take the Divine Mercy Pledge and use this opportunity for some quality family prayer time during Lent. Furthermore, the Cathedral will have Stations of the Cross and Benediction every Friday during Lent at 6:30 p.m. for another family Lenten prayer activity.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Principal
The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

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Spiritual Reflection

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

1 Cor 13:3-7 (The Message)

Congratulations Chess Club!
2015-02-07 CTI CharlestonCatholic Team
The Chess Club did a great job in their recent competition. Congrats to all the members who competed! It’s great to see you doing so well in an activity you love.
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School Communication

Feb. 16: No School Presidents’ Day
Feb. 17: Open Enrollment
Feb. 17: Shrove Tuesday Cathedral/St. Mary’s Mardi Gras Pancake Party 6-9PM@ Cathedral Center
Feb. 18: Ash Wednesday
Mar. 5 & 6: No school (Teacher’s Conference)
Mar. 14: Saints Alive Auction

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
Tuesdays: Chess Club
Wednesdays: Karate
Thursdays: Dance Moves, K4 – 2
Athletic News

Basketball Games

Feb. 15: 2PM Sr. Girls Championship Game @ BE
Feb. 16: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe
Feb. 18: 5PM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe
Feb. 20: 6PM Jr. Boys vs. St. Gregory @ Stall
Feb. 20: 6PM Sr. Boys vs. St. Michaels @ St. Joe
Feb. 20: 10:30AM Sr. Girls vs COK @ St. Joe
Feb. 25: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe
Feb. 27: 5PM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe
Feb. 28: 1PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Cheerleading Practice Schedule
Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM Auditorium
Coach Leopard and Coach Macmurphy

Tennis Practice
Monday and Thursdays Jack Adams 3:30-5PM
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
Fmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495
2014-2015 Theme:
Every Child
a Gift,
Every Teacher
a Blessing.
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!

We have 553 likes! Are we up for the challenge of 1,000? As the old saying goes the more the merrier! Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to “Like” us!!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church
888 King Street
9:00 AM

Ash Wed. Feb. 18 – 6th Gr
Feb. 25 – 5th Grade
The Bishop will be Celebrant of this 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.

Yearbook Ads

Just a reminder the deadline for yearbook ads at the lower rate is this Friday, January 16th. Final date to submit a yearbook ad is January30th.
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Principal’s Message January 9, 2014

Principal message 1-9-2015

DVD Orders Due Tomorrow January 19th

January 8, 2014

Dear CCS Families,

If you are interested in ordering a DVD of the Lower Drama, Upper Drama, Choir, Beginner Band, Concert Band and Movement (they are all on one DVD) turn in the attached for by tomorrow.
DVD 2014

2 Hour Delay January 8th

January 7, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

We are following the Charleston County School District’s decision to begin school on a two hour delay, Thursday January 8th. Students may arrive between 9:30 – 10 AM. Morning prayer will begin at 10AM.

Normal dismissal and aftercare. There will be no outdoor basketball practices tomorrow.

Please remember to dress warmly.

Uniform Change January 8th & 9th

January 7, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

The weather forecast for tomorrow projects temperatures in the low 20’s in the morning and a wind chill of 9. Friday’s forecast is also going to be cold with a morning temperature of 29 and wind chill even lower.

Based on this forecast we have made the following decision.

Please have your student wear their CCS Physical Education sweatshirts and sweatpants on both days and a warm coat. (Even if it is not your day for Physical Education please wear this uniform.)

We want to be sure the students are dressed warmly.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay
Principal

brrr-its-cold

School Resumes Monday, January 5th, 2015. No Hot Dog Sale January 5th!

There will not be a 8th Grade Hot Dog Sale Monday January 5th, sales will resume January 11th.

Parochial League Basketball begins Sunday January 4th

Please check the CCS calendar for basketball game times and locations. Go Saints!

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