News and Events

IRIS ALERT TEST TODAY

August 31, 2016

Dear CCS Parents,

We will be testing our IRIS Alert system today. The IRIS Alert system is what we use in case of school closings or delayed openings because of bad weather, or for any other reason.

School families will be informed as soon as possible by an emergency notice transmitted through the school’s alert notification system (phone, email and text messages). The school office needs up-to-date phone numbers and email addresses in order to send families the emergency communications. The school web site, www.charlestoncatholic.com and the school Facebook page will also post the information.

For today’s test, you should receive a phone call, email & text on your cell phone. Please wait for the message to play. Then you will know that this is a test.

If you do NOT receive a notification by the end of the school day, please call the school office.

Thank you,

Jeannie Hefti Fanjoy
Communications Associate

The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
843-577-4495

Running Club Cancelled Today August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016

Dear Running Club Families,

Due to the inclement weather, today’s running club is cancelled.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate on Thursday.

I look forward to seeing everyone at Open House.

All the best,

Mr. Sam Duncan

Running Club Coordinator

Open House August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Tonight we welcome you to The Charleston Catholic School for Open
House. We will begin at 5:30pm with a PTO meeting. You will find
the agenda below.

Parking will be available on Benson and Congress Streets; the empty
lot at the corner of King and Huger (across from Sacred Heart
Church); Dawson Street only at William Enston Homes (which is
parallel to Huger). We will open the gate to the playground at 5pm.
(Handicap, Elderly & Expectant Mothers)

Please do NOT park in The Longshoremen’s Parking lot; they have a
meeting this evening.

Wherever you park please do not block a neighbor’s driveway or
entrance to a business.

We prefer this to be an adult only event, if necessary Aftercare will
be provided in the library/computer lab until 7pm. The playground
will not be open for children after 5pm.

The school office from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

The evening will follow this schedule:
5:30pm – All faculty and families meet in the Auditorium
6:00 – 6:30pm Families go to their younger child’s classroom for lower school
6:30 – 7:00pm Families go to their older child’s classroom for lower school
6:30 to 7:30pm Families go to upper school homerooms for teachers to give brief presentations

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you tonight at 5:30pm.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay & The CCS Faculty

PTO Meeting and Open House

August 30, 2016

Call to order at 5:30pm

Opening prayer

Welcome and introduction of the PTO officers

Introduction of The Charleston Catholic School board members

Treasurer’s report

Committee reports

Box Tops

Lunch program, running club and wellness club

Saint Bucks

Christmas Wreath Sales

Fishing Club

Athletic program & Athletic fundraisers

Acknowledgement of the after school programs

Bingo fundraiser

Principal’s remarks

Introduction of the Charleston Catholic faculty

Dismissal to classrooms at 6:00pm

Reminder School Pictures are tomorrow, August 31, 2016

Principal’s Message August 26, 2016

August 26, 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!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Charleston-Catholic-School/336988519723440 Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

Awesome!
We have reached
708 “Likes”!
Next goal? 750!

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

Mass Schedule:

August 31: Gr. 7

September 7: Gr. 6

September 14: Gr. 5

Sept. 21: No Mass

(Priest Retreat)

September 28: 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://sccatholic.org – http://http://sccatholic.org/

Principal’s Message

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

The school purchased Ren Web School Management Software system this
summer. Many of the Catholic schools in our Diocese are now using
Ren Web. We received some initial training in Ren Web earlier in
August, and we continue to receive training through webinars. We
will use this system for recording all data for students and
families. There are multiple components, and as we learn them, we
will incorporate them into our daily use.

There is a Parent Portal component called Parents Web. Sometime in
September, you will be granted access to this resource, and you will
have your own login and password to manage your family information
and see your child’s academic progress. This resource will help in
the communication between school and home. You will start receiving
some email messages from the teachers through Ren Web soon (some have
already sent some trial emails).

Afternoon Carpool – some important matters to keep in mind.
When you are in line on King Street, please put on your hazard lights
until you actually turn onto Congress Street On King Street, make sure
to leave room at intersections, driveways, and the CARTA bus stop.
Please do not block any of these. We need to be good neighbors.On
Congress Street and Benson Street, please be aware that neighbors may
need to get out of their driveways or street parking spaces, and
please let them in. Again, it is very important for us to be mindful
of our neighbors.All students should be picked up in the car line on
Benson Street unless they are walking or biking home, and we have a
“walk home” permission form that must be completed.Please do not line
up on Congress or Benson Street until 2:55PM; carpool begins at
3:00PM and usually ends between 3:15 & 3:20PM.Safety, Courtesy, and
Patience are the goals of afternoon carpool. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you at Open House on Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30PM.
Parking will be available on the school playground for handicapped
persons, elderly persons and expectant mothers. All other cars
should park on the empty lot on King Street across from Sacred Heart
Church, the Longshoremen parking lot on corner of Congress and King,
or on Benson / Congress streets.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay
Principal

Spiritual Reflection

Prayer for Students

Lord our God,
in your wisdom and love
you surround us with the mysteries of the universe.
Send your Holy Spirit upon these students
and fill them with your wisdom and blessings.
Grant that they may devote themselves to their

studies and draw ever closer to you,
the source of all knowledge.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Adam Gorlitsky Visits CCS!

The CCS LEAD Team ((Learn, Educate, Accept and Do) welcomed Mr. Adam
Gorlitsky to CCS on Wednesday afternoon. The purpose of the LEAD Team
is to promote the awareness of differences and diversity. The
students enjoyed Adam’s presentation and getting to know him. Adam
stressed the importance of hard work, team work, positive attitude,
setting goals and never give up! To learn more about Mr. Gorlitsky
please visit his web page at http://www.igotlegs.org – http://www.igotlegs.org/ .

School Communication

Aug. 29: Hot Lunch Begins

Aug. 30: Open House 5:30 – 7:30PM

Aug. 31: School Pictures

Sept. 5: No School Labor Day

Sept. 6: Chess Club Begins

Sept. 7: Karate Begins

Sept. 19 – 23: ITBS Testing

Sept. 22: After School Tennis Begins (Grades 2-4)

Sept. 28: Make-up pictures

School Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30am – 3:30pm

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

Athletics

Volleyball Practice: Fridays at Charleston Math & Science Gym from 5
– 7pm. Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Oct. 7 & 14.

School Activities

Running Club: Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Pick up at
CCS between 4:30 and 4:45pm.

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

– http://www.charlestoncatholic.com/
www.CharlestonCatholic.com

Mass of Thanksgiving August 28th at The Cathedral

MASS OF THANKSGIVING

Greetings from the Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement,

The Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop of Charleston, will
celebrate special a Mass of Thanksgiving to honor the prayer
intentions from supporters of the 2016 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. All
donors who returned a prayer intention card are invited to attend
Mass.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 – 11:15 AM Mass

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

120 Broad Street

Charleston, SC 29401

It is only through your generosity and sacrifice that we will achieve
our goal to bring the light of Christ to all those that we encounter.
Thank you for your continued support to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

Communications Folders Coming Home Today!

Communications Folders Are Being Sent Home Today!

August 23, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Today Communications Folders will be sent home with the youngest
student in your family. Please be sure to look at the information,
sign the outside of the envelope, complete any paperwork that needs
to be filled out and return the envelope to the youngest student’s
homeroom teacher.

Inside the Communication Envelope you will find:
The 2016 – 2017 Parent – Student HandbookHandbook agreement formPTO
SurveyCCS Family RosarySchool Picture information (Pictures are next
Wednesday 8/31)After School Programs (Chess Club, Karate & Tennis)
www.charlestoncatholic.com

School Lunch Order Forms are due tomorrow August 24th

Lunch Forms Due August 24, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Please remember to turn your lunch order forms in by Wednesday,
August 24, 2016. Please turn in one form per student and one check
per family.

You will notice that we have added Whole Foods to the lunch program.
This year the vendors are:

Monday – East Bay Deli
Tuesday – Chick-fil-A
Wednesday – Whole Foods
Thursday – Moe’s Southwest Grill
Friday – D’Allesandro’s Pizza

If you need another form you can download one from The Charleston
Catholic School website. Click “Parents”, then click “Lunch Forms”.

Feel free to email me with any questions.

Thank you,

Tara Lehr

tlehr@charlestoncatholic.org

Lunch Coordinator

www.charlestoncatholic.com

Back to School News

August 12, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Welcome to the 2016 – 17 school year.

First day of school for Grades 1 – 8 is Mon., August 15.

School Hours: 8AM – 11:15AM. Mass Day Uniforms.
9AM Mass at Sacred Heart; all are welcome.
First Day of School K4 & K5 is Tues., August 16.

School Hours for K4 & K5 8AM – 11:15AM School Hours for Grades 1 – 8,
8AM – 3PM
Aftercare for grades 1 – 8 (3:15 – 6:00PM)
PE Uniform for Grades K5, 1, 3, 5 & 7
Wed., August 17 Regular School Day (8AM – 3PM)
All Students
Aftercare for all Grades

Students will follow a Monday Schedule for this day.
PE Uniform for Grades K4, 2, 4, 6 & 8

Physical Education Uniforms

Grades K4, 2, 4, 6,& 8; Thursday
Grades K5, 1, 3, 5 & 7; Friday

Below is a reminder of carpool procedures as stated in the
Parent/Student Handbook:

Students may be dropped off as early at 7:30AM. Teachers/Staff on
morning duty will greet students and help them out of the car and
into the school. The Carpool route is as follows:

All students must be dropped off or picked up from Benson Street.
Carpool Route: KING STREET to CONGRESS STREET to BENSON STREET and
then EXIT to HUGER STREET. Please have name card placed on front dash
of the driver’s 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.

www.charlestoncatholic.com

It’s time to Re-link your Harris Teeter VIC Card!

You can re-link in the store or online at www.harristeeter.com.

School number is 1902.

Dear CCS Families,

This year the school theme is “Blessing the tools we need to succeed!”

On Tuesday, August 16th all students will bring their backpacks to
morning prayer. Father Miles will join us and bless all the
students’ backpacks!

Hot Lunch option will begin Monday, August 29th.

Students need to bring their lunches and drinks from home August 16 -26
Do not pack lunches that need to be heated in the microwave
Menus will be sent home Wednesday, August 17
Return filled out lunch forms Wednesday, August 24

www.charlestoncatholic.com

School News!

School News!

August 10, 2016

Hello Saints!

Thank you to everyone who came to the school today to drop off their
school supplies and meet the teachers. It was wonderful to see
everyone!

First day of school for Grades 1 – 8 is Mon., August 15.

School Hours: 8AM – 11:15AM. Mass Day Uniforms.9AM Mass at Sacred
Heart; all are welcome.First Day of School K4 & K5 is Tues., August
16.

School Hours for K4 & K5 8AM – 11:15AMSchool Hours for Grades 1 – 8,
8AM – 3PM Aftercare for grades 1 – 8 (3:15 – 6:00PM)PE Uniform for
Grades K5, 1, 3, 5 & 7 Wed., August 17 Regular School Day (8AM –
3PM)
All Students
Aftercare for all Grades

Students will follow a Monday Schedule for this day.
PE Uniform for Grades K4, 2, 4, 6 & 8

Physical Education Uniforms

Grades K4, 2, 4, 6,& 8; Thursday

Grades K5, 1, 3, 5 & 7; Friday

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TheCharlestonCatholi/32832a095d/TEST/81e943be82

Below is a reminder of carpool procedures as stated in the
Parent/Student Handbook:

Students may be dropped off as early at 7:30AM. Teachers/Staff on
morning duty will greet students and help them out of the car and
into the school. The Carpool route is as follows:

All students must be dropped off or picked up from Benson Street.
Carpool Route: KING STREET to CONGRESS STREET to BENSON STREET and
then EXIT to HUGER STREET. Please have name card placed on front dash
of the driver’s 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.

www.charlestoncatholic.org

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