News and Events

Tumbler Orders Due Friday, October 21st.


Principal’s Message October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

2016-2017 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

Blessing the tools we need to succeed!

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

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Mass Schedule:

Wed. Oct. 19: Gr. 3

Mon. Oct. 24: Gr. 6

(Bishop Guglielmone


Tues. Nov. 1: Gr. 5

(All Saints Day)

Wed. Nov. 9: Gr. 4

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://

Principal’s Message

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

Hopefully, everyone was safe during Hurricane Matthew. The school
campus had some water and wind damage, but it appeared to be minor
and certainly could have been worse. We were very fortunate, and we
extend our prayers and thoughts to others who suffered loss of life
and/or significant property damage.

Today was supposed to be the end of the first quarter. Because of
days missed last week, we are extending the first quarter until
Wednesday, October 19. Our plan is to email report cards for Grades
1-8 through RenWeb the week of October 24-28 and keep the Parent –
Teacher Conferences on Friday, October 28 as originally scheduled.
We will have paper copies of report cards for K5 that parents can
pick up when they come to their conferences.

Students may continue to wear their Summer Uniforms next week, Oct.
17-21. We will start Winter Uniforms on Monday, October 24. Also,
on Monday, Oct. 24, all students will wear Mass Day Uniforms as
Bishop Guglielmone will celebrate Mass for the students on this day.
We will follow a Wednesday class schedule on this day and a Monday
class schedule on Oct. 26.

We look forward to our school’s Walk-a-thon tomorrow, Saturday, Oct.
15, 8:30AM to 1:00PM at Colonial Lake. Please join us for the walk
and the picnic hosted by the CCS PTO. All family members and friends
are welcome to participate.

Two weeks ago we welcomed Octavia Mitchell and NBC News 2 to our
school. Due to Hurricane Matthew the segments were delayed and CCS
will be featured next week as the “Cool School” of the week. Please
see the times listed below and be sure to tune in to News 2.

Oct. 17 – 21: CCS will be mentioned on News 2 during the weather
segment at 5AM & 6AM.
Oct. 19: CCS will be featured in the Cool School Segment on News 2 at
6AM, 7AM, & 5PM.
Oct. 21: CCS will be featured in the Cool School Segment on News 2 at
6AM, 7AM, & 5PM.

After the broadcasts, the segments can be found on the News 2

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, the children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this land of exile.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
lead us home at last
and show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus:
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Fire Safety Month

October is Fire Safety month. Engine 8 from the Huger Street Station
visited the CCS campus today. K4 – 2 grades heard a presentation
from the Firemen. Then the
students had an opportunity to look and venture inside the fire
truck! The students learned a lot and had a great time!

School Communication

Oct. 15: Walk-a-Thon Colonial Lake 8:30AM – 1PM
Oct. 16: Sacred Heart Ministry Fair 12:30PM
Oct. 19: 8th Grade PSAT @ BE 8:30 – 11:30AM
Oct. 19: End of First Quarter
Oct. 20: Saint Bucks Orders Due
Oct. 21: Tumbler Orders Due
Oct. 24: Box Top$ Due
Oct. 27: T.A.G. Day (Black, Orange, Halloween)
Oct. 27: Beginner Band Concert 6:30PM
Oct. 28: No School – Parent Teacher Conference
Nov. 1: Alumni Mass and Reunion
Nov. 1: Wreath Orders Due
Nov. 1: Poinsettia Orders Due

School Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30AM – 3:30PM

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:


Volleyball Game

Oct. 19: Sr. Girls vs. Zucker @ Hanahan B @ 6:30PM

Volleyball Practice: Fridays at Charleston Math & Science Gym
from 5 – 7PM, Oct. 14.

Basketball Practices will begin the week of October 24, more
information to follow. Coaches are still needed; please email Mr.

Cheerleading practice will begin the week of October 31, if a coach

After School Activities

Running Club: Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Pick up at
CCS between 4:30 and 4:45PM. Parent volunteers needed.

Chess Club: Tuesdays Beginners 3:15 – 4:15PM

Intermediate 3:15 – 4:45PM

Karate: Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15PM

Tennis: Thursdays 3:15 – 4:15PM open to grades

2nd, 3rd & 4th

When picking students up for Aftercare or after school activities,
please come to the school office and your students will be called for
dismissal. This is to ensure CCS student safety and an organized

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a welcoming family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge
students through creative inquiry, critical thinking, and technology
in academic subjects and the arts while developing self-discipline,
compassion for others, and nurturing a strong Catholic faith.

Fred McKay,
School Office: (843) 577-4495


Box Top$ for Education Due October 24th.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Running Club and Chess Club will be held Tuesday, October

Aftercare will be available today until 6pm.No School Mass
October 12th (Summer Uniform)

Cool School Segments on News 2 will air NEXT week due to continuing
coverage of Hurricane Matthew.

We plan to have the Walk-a-Thon on
Saturday. If there is any change we will let you know.

Welcome Back!

School Cancellation

October 4, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Governor Nikki Haley has announced that all coastal schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday. Please see the link below for further information.

At this time our plan is to resume school on Tuesday, October 11th. If there are any changes we will let you know.

Please stay safe,

Fred McKay

Grandparents Day Rescheduled

October 4, 2016

Dear CCS Parents, Grandparents and Special Friends,

We have cancelled our Grandparents Day activities for this Friday, October 7, due to the expected bad weather in our area on Friday / Saturday from Hurricane Matthew. We know that some (or perhaps many) grandparents and special friends would be travelling to the Charleston area on Wednesday / Thursday for our special celebration, and we want to give you enough notice to make alternate plans.

Please share this information with Grandparents / Special Friends.

We have rescheduled Grandparents / Special Friends Day for Friday, March 24, 2017. Our activities will follow a similar schedule:

9AM Mass at Sacred Heart Church
10AM Reception in Art Room
10:20AM Visit Classrooms
10:40AM Entertainment in the Auditorium
11:15AM Dismissal for all students
Please RSVP by March 10, 2017

843-577-4495 or

Thank you for your understanding. Be safe this weekend. Looking forward to see you March 24!

Yours in Christ,

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

Running Club Cancelled Today September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Unfortunately, we will have to cancel running club today. We do not
have enough adult volunteers to supervise the students. I would like
to thank Mrs. Cavallon, Mrs. Enriquez and Doctor DiBona who usually
help me. However they have a conflict today.

Tuesday, we had 28 participants in running club. The Club needs a
minimum of 4 adults to supervise the students. We are excited the
club is being so well received, however we do need more help. Please
email me if you are interested in being a volunteer.

We will be creating a signup genius to give you an opportunity to
volunteer. This will help us know if we have enough supervision to
hold running club.

Thank you,

Sam Duncan

CCS Reminders!

September 27, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Here are a few reminders:

Tomorrow picture make-up and re-takes. Please see your order form
for information.

Lunch Orders are due.

News 2 will be on campus tomorrow.

Walk-a-Thon pledge sheets have been distributed. If you are
interested and would like to participate on October 15th, please
email Mr. Fields.

Lunch orders are due tomorrow!

Communication Folders Coming Home Today and Reminders

September 26, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Today your student’s Communication Envelope will be coming home.
Inside you will find the PTO Wreath and Student Council Poinsettia
Fundraising information. A copy of this past Friday’s Principal
Message is also included. We want to be sure that all families are
receiving this communication from the school. Please date and sign
the Communications Envelope and return to the school office.

CCS has been selected as the “Cool School” to be featured on News 2.
Octavia Mitchell and the News 2 Crew will be on campus, Wednesday,
September 28th. When we know the dates of the telecast you will be

Lunch order forms are due Wednesday, September 28th Picture re-takes
and make-ups are Wednesday, September 28th, please follow
instructions on order form

T.A.G. Day will be on Friday

CCS Wellness Activity


Monday, October 3rd at 3:30PM

Wild Blue Ropes
1595 Highland Avenue
(just off Folly Road, James Island)

We will meet after school at Wild Blue Ropes for an outdoor adventure planned by The Charleston Catholic School Wellness Club! There are three levels of courses to accommodate all ages. Please remember the following:
CLOSED TOE SHOES are required
Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement and will fit under a harness
Parent or guardian must accompany each student
RSVP to with student’s name and age
Online waiver will be emailed to you to complete

More information about Wild Blue can be found on their website

We have secured a 20% off group discount for CCS of $15 per person.
Payment and waiver must be completed upon arrival at Wild Blue Ropes to participate.
CCS Wellness Activity

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