News and Events

1st Day of School August 18th

Please note carpool procedure as stated in the hand book:

CARPOOL – DROP OFF – PICK UP
All students must be dropped off or picked up from Benson Street. We ask that you use KING STREET, RIGHT ON HUGER STREET, RIGHT ON BENSON STREET so that your child will have safe access to the sidewalk. Please have name card placed on front dash of the passenger side of your vehicle.

PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE PARK to walk your student into the building or to take care of business in the office. At all times, avoid parking in spaces marked for Sacred Heart Church personnel beside the rectory. Also, refrain from blocking the priest’s driveway and the parking spaces for church personnel.

Teachers are on duty during morning drop-off (7:30 – 8:00) and afternoon pick-up (3:00 – 3:15) to provide for the safety of students entering or leaving the campus and to maintain the safe flow of traffic.

Students SHOULD NOT EXIT vehicles on Huger, Congress or King Streets since the safety of the children cannot be provided on these three streets. Students should not get in or out of a vehicle unless directed to do so by a teacher on duty.

Vehicles are prohibited from parking on the playground area during school hours (7:30 am – 6:00 PM). Students not picked up by 3:15 pm will be sent to the Aftercare Program for supervision purposes, and parents will be charged the published fees for use of this program.

Parents are asked to remain in their cars and to proceed through the regular carpool process. Please do not park and walk up to the school to drop off or pick up students.

If you were unable to drop off supplies last week, do not worry. Upper school students will be available to help bring supplies in. Please do not park and bring supplies to the classroom.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and look forward to the 2014 – 15 school year!

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay
Principal

Mass & Meet the Teacher Drop Off Book Supplies August 15, 2014

Mass @ Sacred Heart @ 9 AM
Meet the teacher & drop off book supplies 10 – 11 AM

Welcome Miss Johnson and Mr. Ross!

Welcome Miss Johnson & Mr. Ross!

We would like to welcome two new teachers to The Charleston Catholic
School this year.

Miss Johnson will be teaching 4th grade and 6th grade Science. Mr.
Ross will be the new Technology Coordinator and teaching Computer
Literacy for grades K4-8. Welcome to the Saints family!

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New Reading Lists and Supply Lists for 2014 – 15 year!

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St. Vincent de Paul Can Food Drive May 30th Deadline

May 19th through May 30th we will be collecting cans for St. Vincent de Paul.
We would love it if you could help.
Below is a list of things the
St. Vincent de Paul Pantry needs.

What we need:

Pasta 8th
Spaghetti Sauce 7th
Canned Meats 6th
Canned Fish 5th
Vegetables 4th
Canned Fruit 3rd
Peanut Butter or Jelly 2nd
Grits or Rice 1st
Syrup K5
Pancake Mix K4
Soup CCS Staff

Thank you for your help!
The Charleston Catholic School Student Council

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 7, 2014

2013-2014 Theme:

Opening Doors

to

Faith

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!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Wed. May 7 – Grade 6

Wed. May 14 – Grade 4

Wed. May 21

Grades 2 & 5

Wed. May 28 – Grade 3

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

Spiritual Reflection

May 7, 2014

Dear CCS Families,

Prayer of Mother Teresa:

“Mary, mother of Jesus, be a mother to each of us, that we, like you,
may be pure in heart, that we, like you, love Jesus.”

The month of May is dedicated to the Mother of our Church, Mary.

This Sunday, is Mother’s Day, a perfect time to celebrate our
mothers. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our CCS
Mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Keating Kruisers

“Keating Kruisers” did a great job in the Dragon Boat Race on
Saturday. It was a great way to honor Mrs. Keating and Kennedy
Douglas. CCS plans to make this an annual event. Thank you everyone
for coming out for a family fun packed day!

Teacher Appreciation!

Teacher Appreciation Day was Tuesday May 6th. We would like to thank
all the Parents for providing a wonderful breakfast, treats and great
gifts. Thank you, also, Student Council for creating special baskets
for everyone on staff filled with our favorite things and fabulous
poems! Teachers, Administration and the Aftercare Staff appreciate
your kindness!

School Communication

Thurs. May 8: 5th Grade Field Trip to Neighborhood House

Fri. May 9: Field Day, Palmetto Islands County Park.

9 AM Drop-off – 1 PM pick up.

Sun. May 11: Mother’s Day

Sun. May 11: St. Mary’s First Communion 9:30 AM

Sun. May 11: Sacred Heart Confirmation 11:15 AM

Sun. May 11: Cathedral First Communion 11:15 AM

Thurs. May 15: Upper School Drama, Chorus & Movement

Thurs. May 15: Registration Due for Golf with the Saints

Fri. May 16: 8th Grade T.A.G. Day

Fri. May 16: Teacher T.A.G. Day

Sat. May 18: Athletic Banquet 5 – 7 PM @ CCS

Tues. May 20: PTO meeting 6:00 PM

Wed. May 21: 2nd Grade First Communion Mass & Reception

Thurs. May 22: Concert Band & 4th Grade Band

Fri. May 23: K4 & K5 Field Trip to the Farm

Mon. May 26: No School Memorial Day

Fri. May 30: K4 & K5 Moving Up Day 8:30 AM

Mon. June 2 – Wed. Jun. 4: 8th Grade Exams

Mon. June 2: Golf with the Saints

Thurs. June 5: Last Day of School

10:30 AM Awards Ceremony

11:15 AM Dismissal

Thurs. June 5: 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 5:30 PM

8th Grade Graduation 6 PM

Sacred Heart Church

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

Tennis Matches

All Matches Begin @ 4 PM

Black Saints: Wed. May 7th @ Jack Adams

White Saints: Thur. May 8th @ Jack Adams

Blue Saints: Fri. May 9th @ Jack Adams

White Saints: Mon. May 12th @ Moultrie

Student Activities

Important Upcoming Dates:

Karate: K – 4th grade, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30PM
Jr. High Youth Group: Wednesdays,
6-7:30 PM, Cathedral Hall
Dance Moves: 4 – 8 yr. olds Thursdays, 3:00-4:00PM

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 5-13, 2014

May 13, 2014

2013-2014 Theme:

Opening Doors

to

Faith

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/5f51a92062/TEST/c51b7aafda Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Wed. May 14 – Grade 4

Wed. May 21

Grades 2 & 5

Wed. May 28 – Grade 3

Wed. June 4 – Grade 7

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

Spiritual Reflection

May 13, 2014

Dear CCS Families,

For the month of May, we are focusing on Faithfulness as the last of
the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit. We are talking with the students
each week about examples of faithfulness. Being faithful involves
commitment and dedication. As students, they are expected to be
dedicated to giving their best effort and having a positive attitude
in their classes. They are being faithful when they listen to their
teachers and complete their assignments by the due dates. Please
reinforce this virtue of faithfulness at home.

Congratulations to Paul Rosenblum, one of our CCS Board members, who
was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Guglielmone this pastFriday. Deacon
Paul will serve the parish of Saint Mary of the Annunciation and the
Seafarers Ministry at the Port of Charleston. For his “day job”,
Deacon Paul is a Professor of Biology at The Citadel. Paul asks for
your prayers as he begins his new role in the Church.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Field Day Fun!

Friday’s Field Day was a huge success! Thank you Ms. McDivitt for
organizing wonderful games! Thank you Mrs. Kandl & Mrs. Flanders for
organizing all the water bottles and snacks. Thank you Mrs. Lehr &
Ms. McGuirk for supplying us with a healthy yummy lunch! Thank you
to our volunteers who helped make Field Day so much fun for the
students!

Congratulations!

We would like to congratulate all of our students who received the
sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion this week end! What a
great way to celebrate Mother’s Day! We are so proud of everyone!

School Communication

Wed. May 14: Saint Bucks orders due

Thurs. May 15: Upper School Drama, Chorus and

Movement 6 PM (Call time 5:30)

Thurs. May 15: Registration Due for Golf with the Saints

Fri. May 16: 8th Grade T.A.G. Day

Fri. May 16: Teacher T.A.G. Day

Sat. May 17: Fishing Club Meeting 9 – 11 AM

Sun. May 18: Athletic Banquet 5 – 7 PM @ CCS

Tues. May 20: PTO meeting 6:00 PM

Wed. May 21: 2nd Grade First Communion Mass

and Reception

Thurs. May 22: Concert Band & 4th Grade Band 6:30 PM

(Call time 5:30 PM)

Fri. May 23: K4 & K5 Field Trip to the Farm

Mon. May 26: No School Memorial Day

Fri. May 30: K4 & K5 Moving Up Day 9:00 AM

Mon. June 2 – Wed. Jun. 4: 8th Grade Exams

Mon. June 2: Golf with the Saints

Thurs. June 5: Last Day of School

10:30 AM Awards Ceremony

11:15 AM Dismissal

No Aftercare

Thurs. June 5: 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 5:30 PM

8th Grade Graduation 6 PM

Sacred Heart Church

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

Tennis Matches

Tournament Time!

Red Saints: Tues. May 13th @ Jack Adams @ 3:30

White Saints: Tues. May 13th @ Lenevar @ 4 PM

Black Saints: Thurs. May 15th @ Jack Adams 4 PM

Student Activities

Important Upcoming Dates:

Karate: K – 4th grade, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30PM
Jr. High Youth Group: The Final Youth Group Meeting will be SUNDAY,
18th @ Station 17 & Middle Street. There will be bonfire, parents
and siblings are welcome.
Dance Moves: 4 – 8 yr. olds Thursdays, 3:00-4:00PM

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

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

April 15, 2014


Principal’s Message

Spiritual Reflection

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Dear CCS Families,

Holy Week is the epitome of the Catholic Church Liturgical Year. The week begins with Palm Sunday as the people welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem as a “king” by waving palm branches. The week ends with the people turning against Jesus, demanding that He be put to death, and then Jesus rises to new life on Easter Sunday.

Jesus is celebrated, mourned, denied, betrayed, mocked, and ridiculed — all in one week. As we participate in the Holy Week Liturgies, let us imagine that we are some of His disciples who saw their Master Teacher treated in such contrasting ways. What thoughts and feelings do we have?

On behalf of the CCS Faculty, I wish you and your family a Happy Easter! May you enjoy the Easter break, and we will resume classes on Monday, April 28th.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

The CCS Fishing Club!

The CCS Fishing Club held their first meeting this past Saturday. 25 students are involved in the club. Thank you Rowland for coming up with a great idea! Thank you also to Mrs. O’Brien, faculty adviser, & Mr. & Mrs. Von See club advisers.

Raising the Flag!

The rain held off long enough for the band to play The Star Spangled Banner and our Saint Boy Scouts to raise the flag on our new flag pole. Mr. Fields took the first shot on the new regulation sized basketball court. Faculty, students and visitors all enjoyed the excitement of the celebration and the wonderful musical selections! Go Saints!

www.charlestoncatholic.com

School Communication

Wed. Apr. 16: T.A.G. Day Money Due
Thur Apr. 17 – Sun Apr. 27: Easter Break
Tues. Apr. 29: All School T.A.G. Day
Tues. Apr. 29: 7th Grade Field Trip to The Aquarium
Wed. Apr. 30: Cathedral Jr. High Youth Group 6 – 7:30 PM
Thurs. May 1: 5th Grade Field Trip to Neighborhood House
Thurs. May 1: Enrollment Committee Meeting 9 AM
Fri. May 2 – 4: 8th Grade Trip
Fri. May 2: 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to see “Bears”
Sat. May 3: Charleston Dragon Boat “Keating Kruisers”
Sun. May 4: Sacred Heart First Communion
Thurs. May 8: 5th Grade Field Trip to Neighborhood House
Fri. May 9: Field Day, Palmetto Islands County Park.
9AM Drop-off – 1PM pick up.

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

Tennis Matches

All Matches Begin @ 4 PM

White Saints: Tues. Apr. 22nd @ Jack Adams
Blue Saints: Wed. Apr. 23rd @ Moultrie
Black Saints: Thurs. Apr. 24th @ Jack Adams
Red Saints: Mon. Apr. 28th @ Jack Adams
White Saints: Thur. April 30 @ Jack Adams

Student Activities

Important Upcoming Dates:

Karate: K – 4th grade, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30PM
Jr. High Youth Group: Wednesdays,
6-7:30 PM, Cathedral Hall
Dance Moves: 4 – 8 yr. olds Thursdays, 3:00-4:00PM

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.

2013-2014 Theme: Opening Doors to Faith

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!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church
888 King Street
9:00 AM

Wed. Apr. 16 – Grade 8
Wed. Apr. 30 – Grade 7
Wed. May 7 – Grade 6
Wed. May 14 – Grade 4
Wed. May 21
Grades 2 & 5

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.

www.CharlestonCatholic.com

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

A Time to Give Thanks

Spiritual Reflection
November 19, 2013
Dear CCS Families,
The Thanksgiving Holiday is approaching and it is time to give thanks
for all the blessings God has given to each and everyone of us.
During our Holiday break let’s take time to reflect what we are truly
thankful for and take a moment to say the following Thanksgiving
Prayer.
Father all-powerful, your gifts of love are countless and your
goodness infinite. On Thanksgiving Day we come before you with
gratitude for your kindness: open our hearts to concern for our
fellow men and women, so that we may share your gifts in loving
service. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
ever. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
Fred McKay
Principal
The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

First Week of Advent

December 3, 2013

 

Dear CCS Families,

First Week of Advent

During Advent, we look forward to the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  God’s message about the coming of the Messiah was delivered by angels to the shepherds.  Shepherds were ordinary people who lived in rural / remote areas.  They were not the “movers and shakers” of any town or village.  Yet, it became their responsibility to spread the news that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.  Shepherds usually had duties only to their families and to their sheep.  These ordinary people had extraordinary roles; they were faithful to God in delivering His message to others.  During these four weeks of Advent, may we be messengers to others about our faith through the actions we take.

 

During December, our school community will focus on peace, one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  What does it mean to be “at peace” with another person, or to be in a “peaceful relationship” with somebody else?  How do we demonstrate the virtue of peace in our actions?  We will talk with the students at school about being peaceful, and we ask that families talk with their children at home about ways they can be peaceful in their actions.

 

 

Tribute to Bishop David B. Thompson

 

The Charleston Catholic School shared a special relationship with Bishop Thompson.  He founded our school in 1991 by combining two schools on the Peninsula, Cathedral and Sacred Heart.  His vision was to have one Catholic school that was flourishing instead of two Catholic schools that were struggling.  Throughout the past 22 years, our school has taken steps towards realizing our late Bishop’s vision.  We continue each year to become the best Catholic school we can in every aspect of our school.  We seek to demonstrate the five core values of our school in all of our programs, activities and events.  

 

 

As a school community, we are most grateful to the friendship and leadership of Bishop Thompson.  He worked with and supported Sr. Carole Anne and Sr. Bridget when he was the presiding Bishop of our Diocese.  He continued to be a friend of the CCS Saints and supported Mrs. Yvonne Tolley Orr and me in his retirement.  In his retirement, he played in our Saints golf tournament three times and attended our groundbreaking ceremony for the new building project in December 2012.  In fact, at the groundbreaking, his last words to the audience at the end of the ceremony were: Go Saints!  Bishop Thompson loved his Saints, and we love him.  So, in honor and in memory of Bishop Thompson, let’s be the best Catholic school that we can be, and let’s be enthusiastic about our school — Go Saints!

Yours in Christ,

 

Fred McKay


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

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