News and Events

Upper and Lower School Drama Performances May 4, 2016

May 3, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Just a reminder tomorrow night the Upper and Lower School Drama will
perform their Spring Shows.

Call time for all performers is 5:30PM. Please come dressed in full
costume.

Show time is 6:00PM

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

Lowcountry Living Day May 3, 2016

Discover the Imagination. Imagine the Discovery!

Teaching the students about fire safety

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City of Charleston Fire Department visits K4 & K5

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Please Donate To Our Tuition Assistance Fund

Lowcountry Giving Day

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7th Grade Stations of the Cross

The Charleston Catholic School

Lowcountry Giving Day

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May 2, 2016

CCS Families and Friends,

Tomorrow, May 3rd, is Lowcountry Giving Day. This is a 24-hour
online giving opportunity for people to donate to non-profit
organizations and schools. The Diocese of Charleston has asked the
Catholic schools in the Lowcountry to participate in this event. You
probably have already seen the advertisements in the Catholic
Miscellany.

Click on the Lowcountry Giving site. Click on “Schedule a Donation”.
In the search bar type “The Charleston Catholic School”. Then choose
your donation amount.

Please share this opportunity with family members, friends, work
colleagues, and neighbors who might be interested in participating in
Lowcountry Giving Day. Also, there might be some people who were not
able to attend our Gala this past Friday night who would be willing
to support our school. Any funds we raise will be used for tuition
assistance for 2016-17 school year.

Please watch the video and listen to Bishop Guglielmone’s message
about our Catholic schools in South Carolina. Click here – http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TheCharlestonCatholi/09c2d3010a/TEST/9d093d8833/v=q2xQdnIWqxA&feature=youtu.be to watch the video.

Yours in Christ,

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

fmckay@charlestoncatholic.org

843-577-4495

Mission Statement of The Charleston Catholic School

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.

Click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2xQdnIWqxA&feature=youtu.be to see Bishop Guglielmone Video.

Contact Us | Phone: 843-577-4495 | www.charlestoncatholic.com

PTO Meeting May 12th Prior to Chorus and Movement Performance

May 2, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

On Thursday, May 12th at 6:00pm we will have our final Parent Teacher
Organization meeting of the year. In addition to the regular
meeting, we will elect the PTO officers for the 2016-17 school year.

The current ballot can be found at the bottom of this email. If you
are interested in running for a particular office, please contact The
CCS Office and your name will be added to the ballot. If you would
like to nominate someone else, please get their permission to do so.

If you would like to run for an office or if you would like to
nominate someone please email:
charlestoncatholic@charlestoncatholic.org. The deadline to be added
to the ballot is Wednesday, May 11th, 3PM.

The PTO meeting will be followed by the spring performances by the
Chorus and Movement Classes beginning at 6:30pm.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 12th at
6:00pm.

Sincerely,

Bayne Ritter
PTO Vice-President
bharvey101@aol.com

2016-2017 PTO Ballot

President: Laura Simmons

Vice-President: Bayne Ritter

Treasurer: Kelly Duffy

Secretary: Tara Enriquez

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Principal’s Message April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of

Imagination

&

Discovery

~25 Years~

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
678 “Likes”!
Next goal? 700!

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

Mass Schedule:

May 4: 8th Grade

May 11: 7th Grade

May 18: 6th Grade

May 25: Grades 5 & 2

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

April 29, 2016

CCS Families and Friends,

Tonight is the night! We celebrate 25 years of our Journey of
Imagination and Discovery at our Gala & Auction! Doors open at 6PM
— Cedar Room in the Cigar Factory. We look forward to a wonderful
evening of celebrating our history and raising funds for our school.
Thank you to everyone who is making tonight possible — Gala &
Auction Team, Volunteers, Sponsors, People / Businesses who donated
items for the auction, and everyone who purchased tickets. See you
tonight!

We had a special visit from Sr. Carol Ann Kleindinst, our first CCS
principal, yesterday. She thoroughly enjoyed her tour of the campus,
the opportunity to meet and talk with the students at Morning Prayer,
and the chance to see some of the faculty members who worked with her
in the 1990’s. We hope you enjoyed the pictures we posted on
Facebook yesterday. Sr. Carol Ann will be at the Gala & Auction
tonight.

This past week, CCS students earned academic awards in two different
essay contests, and our chess club had its final tournament of the
year.

In the Serra Club 8th grade essay contest on vocations to the
priesthood or religious life, we had four winners: Emma, 1st place;
Carson, 2nd place; Vivi, 3rd place; Isabella, honorable mention.
Congratulations to these students.

Also, in the Knights of Columbus Patriotic Essay Contest for 8th
graders at the Charleston area Catholic schools (CCS, Nativity and
Blessed Sacrament), our CCS student, Carson, won first place. She
will be recognized at the Knights’ Awards Dinner on May 18.
Congratulations, Carson.
Finally, the chess club had a very successful year with some
outstanding tournament results by our CCS students in the past few
months. In their final tournament, Sam won first place in his
division, Arden won second place in his division, Matthew won fifth
place in his division, and Max won twelfth place in his division.
Congratulations to our CCS Chess Club.

Next Tuesday, May 3rd, we will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day at
CCS. The PTO will provide gifts and lunch to all of our teachers and
staff on behalf of the students and our families. Thank you to all of
our teachers and staff for all that they do for our school!

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

O Lord, We lift our eyes to see your glory. We open our hearts to
receive your love. We engage our minds to understand your truths.
We offer our songs to praise your name. Lord, as we give you our
lives, please take everything that we are, so that we may reveal your
blessings to the world. Amen.

Serra Club Essay Winners!

We would like to thank

Mrs. Massenet and Mr. McLaughlin for coming to CCS to present the
Serra Club Essay awards to our Students! We are proud of you Emma,
Carson, Vivi and Bella! Great job and congratulations!

School Communication

Apr. 29: No School/Teacher Workday

Apr. 29: Gala & Auction The Cigar Factory 6-10PM

May 1: 1st Communion Sacred Heart 11:15AM

May 3: Teacher Appreciation Day

May 3: Confirmation Blessed Sacrament 7PM

May 4: Lower Drama/Upper Drama 6PM

May 6: Field Day 9AM – 1PM, Palmetto Islands County Park

May 8: Confirmation 11:15AM Sacred Heart

May 9: Confirmation 7PM Christ Our King

May 12: PTO Meeting 6:00PM

May 12: Chorus & Movement 6:30PM

May 13: 8th Grade Trip

May 18: Last Day of Karate

May 19: Band Concert 6:30PM

May 27: K4 & K5 Moving up day

May 27: Last Day Hot Lunch

May 27: Last Day of Aftercare

May 30: No School, Memorial Day

May 31: Regular School Day Grades 1 – 7; No Aftercare

June 1: 11:15 AM Dismissal/No Aftercare

June 1: 8th Grade Awards & Graduation 5:15PM/ 6:00PM

June 2: 11:15AM Dismissal Last Day of School/No Aftercare

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

After School Activities

Last Chess Club Tues.: 3:15-4:15PM Art Room

Karate Wednesdays: 3:15-4:15PM

Math Tutoring Mon. & Wed.: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

in the Science Lab

Tennis Matches begin at 4PM

Mon. May 2: Red Saints @ Jack Adams
Tues. May 3: White Saints @ Moultrie Playground

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.

Approved by The Charleston Catholic School Board on April 14, 2016

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

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

CCS 25th Gala & Auction Sold Out!

Sold Out!

The Charleston Catholic School

Gala & Auction

Thank you to all 300 people who have purchased tickets.

Thank you to everyone who has donated items.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

The CCS Gala & Auction is this Friday!

Room Parents please set up

Class Projects on Friday between 10AM – Noon at the Cigar Factory

Doors open at 6PM

Friday is a Teacher Workday

No School

No Aftercare

We look forward to a wonderful 25th year Celebration!

The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory

701 East Bay Street

April 29, 2016

6 – 10PM

www.charlestoncatholic.com

New Aftercare Pick-up Procedure

New Aftercare Pick-up Procedure

Effective immediately, here are the new procedures for picking up
your children from Aftercare.
upon entering campus please come into the CCS Office.Sign your
children outthe staff will then call your children over the intercom
to come to the office for dismissal
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Principal’s Message April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

CCS Families and Friends,

This past Sunday, the announcement was made that Father Dennis
Willey, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church, would begin a new assignment
in the Diocese as Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in
Chapin, SC, effective May 12. This means, that after almost 9 years,
Fr. Willey’s last Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart will be May 8, and his
last school Mass will be Wednesday, May 11. Sacred Heart Parish will
have a reception for him after the 11:15AM Mass on May 8, and our
school will have a reception for him after the 9:00AM school Mass on
May 11. We are most grateful to Father Willey for his years of
service to Sacred Heart and to CCS, and we wish him the best in his
new parish.

Congratulations to the CCS Chess Club for some outstanding results at
a tournament this pastTuesday. Our 3-student middle school team
earned first place in their division (Matthew, Sam and Arden). In
addition, individually, Matthew (6th grade) won first place, Sam (8th
grade) won second place, and Arden (8th grade) finished in 4th place.
Go Saints!

Only 1 week until our Gala & Auction! We are very excited that all 4
CCS principals will be in attendance. Sr. Carol Ann Kleindinst was
our first principal (1991-98); Sr. Bridget Sullivan (1998-2000); Mrs.
Yvonne Tolley Orr (2000-2006); and me (2006-present). We look
forward to a wonderful celebration of our school and Catholic
education on the Peninsula.

All the best,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

O God, author of our freedom and of our salvation, listen to the
voice of our pleading and grant that those you have redeemed by the
shedding of your Son’s Blood may have life through you and under
your protection rejoice forever unharmed. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Lowcountry Wheelchair!

The students had a wonderful visit from Lowcountry Wheelchair Sports.
The members of the team talked to the students about the positive
awareness of diversity and opportunities for those who have
disabilities. The students and faculty had the opportunity to
experience first hand the sport of wheelchair basketball. The crowd
went wild when Mr. McKay made a basket!

School Communication

Apr. 22: Last day to purchase Auction Tickets

Apr. 24: Athletic Banquet Basketball & Cheerleading @ CCS

4 – 6:30PM

Apr. 29: No School/Teacher Workday

Apr. 29: Gala & Auction The Cigar Factory 6-10PM

May 1: 1st Communion Sacred Heart 11:15AM

May 3: Confirmation Blessed Sacrament 7PM

May 4: Lower Drama/Upper Drama 6PM

May 6: Field Day 9AM – 1PM, Palmetto Islands County Park

May 8: Confirmation 11:15AM Sacred Heart

May 9: Confirmation 7PM Christ Our King

May 12: PTO Meeting 6:00PM

May 12: Chorus & Movement 6:30PM

May 13: 8th Grade Trip

May 18: Last Day of Karate

May 19: Band Concert 6:30PM

May 27: K4 & K5 Moving up day

May 27: Last Day Hot Lunch

May 27: Last Day of Aftercare

May 30: No School, Memorial Day

May 31: Regular School Day Grades 1 – 7; No Aftercare

June 1: 11:15 AM Dismissal/No Aftercare

June 1: 8th Grade Awards & Graduation 5:15PM/ 6:00PM

June 2: 11:15AM Dismissal Last Day of School/No Aftercare

April 29: 25th Gala and Auction, $75 per person
https://charlestoncatholic.ejoinme.org/landing

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

After School Activities

Chess Club Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15PM Art Room

Karate Wednesdays: 3:15-4:15PM; 5-18 Last Day

Math Tutoring Mon. & Wed.: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

in the Science Lab

Tennis Matches begin at 4PM

Tues. Apr. 26: Black Saints @ Jack Adams

Wed. Apr. 27: Red Saints @ Jack Adams
Wed. Apr. 27: Blue Saints @ Char. Tennis Center
Thurs. Apr. 28: White Saints @ Char. Tennis Ctr.
Mon. May 2: Red Saints @ Jack Adams
Tues. May 3: White Saints @ Moultrie Playground

Golf Match

Tues. Apr. 26: @ 4:00 @ Charleston Municipal
Golf Course

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.

Approved by The Charleston Catholic School Board on April 14, 2016

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

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

Lunch Orders Home Today Due April 27

April 21, 2016

Dear CCS Families,

Lunch order forms went home with the students today. Please fill one form out for each student and return to the school on Wednesday, April 27th. Please make checks payable to CCS with lunch in the memo line or turn in exact cash amount.

You will notice the last day to order lunch is May 27th, there will be no hot lunch the final week of school. Students are responsible for bringing a lunch to school Tuesday, May 31st.

Thank you,

Tara Lehr
Lunch Coordinator

tlehr@charlestoncatholic.orgMay 2016

Foodoptions2016 April

T.A.G. Day April 22nd

April T.A.G. Day

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Mar. 24 – April 3: Easter Break No School

Apr. 4: Classes resume
Apr. 8: 5th Grade go to the Yorktown
Apr. 13: Cotillion 5 – 8th Grades (see information below)
Apr. 17: First Communion St. Mary’s @ 9:30am
Apr. 17: First Communion Cathedral @ 11:15am

April 29: 25th Gala and Auction, $75 per person

THE CHARLESTON CATHOLIC SCHOOL

ANNUAL UPPER SCHOOL COTILLION

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pastoral Center

(Sponsored by the CCS Student Council)

Manners Overview in the morning

5th – 8th Graders will enjoy a luncheon prepared by

the Bishop’s Chef

11:30am depart from CCS

12:00pm meal

1:00 – 1:15pm tour chapel

1:15 – 2:15pm dance

2:30pm depart Pastoral Center

Cotillion Dance

DRESS CODE:

Girls – Dresses that are appropriate for a wedding reception. Dress
shoes or dress sandals should be worn, no tennis shoes. Mrs. Santiago
must approve any dresses with bare shoulders. Cover ups must be worn
with all bare shouldered dresses. All other dress code rules apply.

Boys – Wedding reception attire. Suits or collared dress shirt,
tie, belt, slacks and brown or black dress shoes, no tennis shoes.
Sports coats optional.

CCS 25th Auction & Gala

Purchase tickets online or donate to Fund-A-Need by visiting the web site under giving.

We would like to wish all of our families a Happy Easter

No Christianity Without the Cross

Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine, it is not a program of
life that enables one to be well formed and to make peace.

These are its consequences.

Christianity is a person, a person lifted up on the cross. A person
who emptied himself to save us. He took on sin. And so just as in
the desert sin was lifted up, here God made man was lifted up for us.
And all of our sins were there…

[Therefore] one cannot understand Christianity without understanding
this profound humiliation of the Son of God, who humbled himself and
made himself a servant unto death on the cross…

Thanks to the mercy of God, we glory in Christ Crucified. And that
is why there is no Christianity without the cross, and there is no
Cross without Jesus Christ.

— Homily,

Domus Santae Marthae, April 8, 2013

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