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Principal’s Message

September 4, 2015

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of

Imagination

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Discovery

~25 Years~

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

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Mass Schedule:

Sept. 9th: 6th Grade

Sept. 16th: 5th Grade

Sept. 23rd: 4th Grade

Sept. 30th: 3rd Grade

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

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.
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Principal’s Message

September 4, 2015

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

This Saturday will be the funeral Mass for Mr. John Orr, Sr. at 11:00
a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mr. Orr had a special fondness
for The Charleston Catholic School. This relationship began when his
wife, Mrs. Yvonne Tolley Orr, was Principal of Charleston Catholic
from 2000 to 2006.

Mr. Orr would volunteer in the lunch room on Fridays, attend CCS
events throughout the school year, and spread the word about CCS
among his business contacts through his work at The Charleston Place
Hotel. When I became Principal at CCS, Mr. Orr told me that although
his wife was retiring he was not, and he continued to volunteer on
Friday to serve lunch for another five years.

I had the pleasure to get acquainted with Mr. Orr during that time
and even kept our friendship going until his recent passing. I
enjoyed his humor, witnessed his love for CCS students when he was on
campus, and respected him for his faithfulness to the Catholic
Church. Mr. Orr will be missed by our Charleston Catholic School
Community. Well done, good and faithful servant!

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

A Prayer for Fidelity to WorkGlorious St. Joseph, model of all who
are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work
conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural
inclinations; to work with gratitude and joy, considering it an honor
to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from
God, disregarding difficulties and weariness; to work, above all,
with purity of intention and with detachment from self, having always
before my eyes death, and the account which I must render of time
lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in
success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary,
all after your example, patriarch Joseph. This will be my watchword
in life and in death. Amen.

Open House Was A Huge Success!

Thank you to all the parents who attended Open House on Tuesday
evening.

Thank you to our PTO Officers who coordinated the event!

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School Communication

Sept. 7: No School Labor Day
Sept. 9: Individual School Pictures
Sept. 9: Saint Bucks Orders Due
Sept. 19: Fishing Club
Sept. 21 – 25: ITBS Testing Grades 1, 3-8
Sept. 20: Family Sunday @ The Alley
Sept. 27: Holy Name Society 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Oct. 9th: Grandparent’s Day; 11:15am dismissal
Nov. 2nd: Alumni Mass & Reunion

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

Volleyball Practice: Wed. CCS 3:15pm – 5pm

Fri. CCM&S 5:30pm – 7PM

Chess Club: Tuesdays beginning Sept. 8th

Karate: Wednesdays beginning Sept. 9,

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Dance Moves: Wednesdays beginning Sept. 9th,

3pm – 4pm

Girls Volleyball Games
Sept. 9: 8th Grade 6:30pm @ FOJO
Sept. 9: 6th Grade 6:30pm @ Bees Landing

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

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John Orr

September 2, 2015
Dear CCS Families and Friends,
It is with heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Mr. John Orr, husband of former CCS Principal Yvonne Tolley Orr. Mr. Orr was a great supporter of CCS and often volunteered at the school. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Wake will be Friday @ 6PM @ St. Patrick’s Church, 134 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403.
Funeral will be Saturday @ 11am @ St. Patrick’s.
Father Bob Higgins will officiate the funeral.
Please keep the Orr family in your prayers.
Fred McKay
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Lunch Orders Due Friday, August 21st

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Aftercare pick-up August 18th

August 18, 2015

Dear Aftercare Parents,

Due to the flooding on King, Huger and Benson Streets please pick your child up from aftercare from the playground. Please pull into the playground area collect your child from aftercare and take a left onto King Street.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

CCS Volleyball Camp 2015

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Educational Outfitters June & July Discounts

June 30, 2015
Dear CCS Families,
Don’t forget today is the last day to receive 20% off online or 15% off in store purchases at Educational Outfitters.
July specials: 15% off on line or 5% off in store purchases.
Web address is http://southcarolina.educationaloutfitters.com Happy shopping!

Novena

June 22, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

In the wake of the deadly shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church, Bishop Guglielmone asks that all South Carolina Catholics pray a novena for the victims of the massacre, and for healing within the Emanuel AME Church community.

“Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent tragedies. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the days ahead. Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, and in comfort to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of all the community. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

​Father Henry of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 134 St. Phillip Street, will be praying the Rosary nightly at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Beginning tonight through Saturday at 7 PM each evening. Everyone is welcome to attend.​

Pray the Rosary @ Emanuel AME Church Sunday, June 21st, 7PM

June 20, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

The Catholic community of Charleston will recite the Rosary on Sunday at 7:00 pm in front of Emmanuel AME Church​.

Please join if you are able​.

In Christ,
Peter Shahid
The Diocese of Charleston

A Message from the Bishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

When I first heard about the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, I was devastated. How could something so heinous occur in the Holy City? How could anyone’s heart be filled with so much hate?

Although I wanted to be with the Charleston community after the shooting, I was in New York presiding at my brother’s funeral who had died earlier this week. The funeral Mass was yesterday and as you can imagine, it was a difficult day for me on many levels.

I am now back in Charleston and want you to know that I am extremely saddened by this senseless murder of nine innocent men and women. Considering all the recent news events, it appears that this action was racially motivated. Just last week, as we began our Conference of Catholic Bishops in the United States, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the USCCB, called for the Catholic community to commit to an ending of racism and the promotion of peace, justice and respect for all persons. As your Bishop, I urge everyone in the Catholic community in South Carolina to make this a personal commitment as well.

The fact that this horrible crime occurred in a house of worship makes it terribly disturbing. As I said in my public statement yesterday:

“The inside of any church is a sanctuary. When a person enters, he or she has the right to worship, pray and learn in a safe and secure environment. For anyone to murder nine individuals is upsetting, but to kill them inside of a church during a Bible study class is devastating to any faith community.”

“On behalf of the Catholic faithful in South Carolina, I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to the members of Emanuel AME Church. I pray that everyone affected by this horror will feel the comforting presence of our Lord surrounding them during this difficult time.”

When such a tragedy occurs so close to home, you may be asking yourself what you can do to help these victims and their families. I encourage you to pray; specifically, to pray a Novena. Here is a suggested prayer you can say each day for nine consecutive days:

“Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent tragedies. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived, and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the days ahead. Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, and in comfort to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of all the community. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Tonight, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley is hosting a prayer vigil at 6:00 p.m. at the TD Arena in downtown Charleston. I will be attending and participating in this important service. Although you may not be able to attend tonight’s vigil, I ask that you stop at 6:00 p.m. and say a prayer for everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.

May God bless Charleston, our Diocese and our nation.

In His Peace,

+ Robert E. Guglielmone

Bishop of Charleston

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