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Principal’s Message May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

2014-2015 Theme:

Every Child

a Gift,

Every Teacher

a Blessing.

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

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Mass Schedule:

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

May 29, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

This Friday, May 29, we celebrate the youngest students on our campus
with our end of the year “moving up” ceremony for K4 and K5 children.
Jesus said to his disciples, let the little children come to me.

We are blessed with the innocence, enthusiasm, energy and love of
these precious children. They bring joy to everyone they meet on a
daily basis, and their zest for life is contagious.

We know that everything we need to know in life we learn in
Kindergarten. As Robert Fulghum says in his book, “All I Really Need
to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” (pages 4-5):
Share everythingPlay fairDon’t hit peoplePut things back where you
found them
Clean up your own messDon’t take things that aren’t yoursSay you’re
sorry when you hurt somebodyLive a balanced life – learn, think,
draw, paint, sing, dance, play and work every dayGo out into the
world, hold hands and stick together
Our Upper School Awards Ceremony will be Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30
a.m. in the Auditorium.

Graduation for the Class of 2015 will be Wednesday, June 3 — in
Sacred Heart Church — Awards Ceremony at 5:15 p.m. and Mass begins
at 6:00 p.m. Reception will follow Mass in the school Auditorium.

Final report cards will be mailed in mid-June.

First day of school for 2015-16 will be August 17.

Have a nice summer!

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

This Sunday, the Church celebrates the Most Holy Trinity. In the
Gospel of Matthew, 28: 16-20, Jesus tells his disciples:
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Every time we make the sign of the cross, we are praying symbolically
to the Holy Trinity and invoking the Holy Trinity in whatever prayer
we are offering.

2nd Grade May Crowning

The 2nd Grade Class led the May Crowning of Mary and enjoyed a
reception following Mass today. We congratulate all of our students
who have received their First Communion and keep in prayer our
remaining students who will receive their First Communion and
Confirmation in June.

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School Communication

June 3: Last Day of School. 11:15 Dismissal,
No Aftercare
June 3: 8th Grade Awards 5:15 PM, Graduation 6PM
June 14: St. Patrick First Communion 10 AM
June 16 & 17: Used Uniform Sale
June 28: St. Patrick Confirmation 10AM
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

Tuesday: Last Chess Club Meeting

Athletic News

Tennis Tournament Schedule

Black Saints TBA
Blue Saints TBA

Go Saints!

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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www.CharlestonCatholic.com

Ravenel Bridge Shutdown

May 26, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

An accident involving an oil tanker truck on the the Ravenel Bridge has caused city officials to close the entire bridge. The bridge could remain closed as late as 4 p.m.. Officials have to transfer the oil from the damaged truck into another tanker truck before the damaged truck can be moved.

For safety reason, police will close the entire bridge during that process.

​Please check Live 5 News for up to date information.
http://www.live5news.com/

New Carpool Route

May 24, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

On Tuesday, May 26, we will begin our new carpool route with morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal (King to Congress to Benson to Huger). We will observe how this new route works over the last 7 days of school as a “real test” before we make any permanent changes for the new school year. Thank you for your cooperation and any feedback you might have regarding this new carpool route.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay
Principal

Principal’s Message May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

2014-2015 Theme:

Every Child

a Gift,

Every Teacher

a Blessing.

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!

We have 586 likes!
Only 14 more likes
to hit 600!
Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to “Like” us!!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

May 27th – 5th & 2nd

2nd Grade Reception

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

May 22, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

On Tuesday, May 26, we will begin our new carpool route with morning
drop-off and afternoon dismissal (King to Congress to Benson to
Huger). We will observe how this new route works over the last 7
days of school as a “real test” before we make any permanent changes
for the new school year. Thank you for your cooperation and any
feedback you might have regarding this new carpool route.

This past Tuesday, we celebrated our athletes and coaches for our 2
middle school girls’ volleyball teams, junior boys’ basketball team,
senior boys’ basketball team, senior girls’ basketball team, and all
of our tennis teams (Red, White, Black and Blue Saints). We are most
grateful to our athletic director, Mr. Fields, for coordinating all
of our sports programs this year. We also appreciate all of our
coaches who volunteer their time, talent and effort to teach our
student-athletes about their sports and supervise their athletic
practices and games.

Congratulations to our Red Saints tennis team for winning the regular
season of Division 4 with a perfect 7-0 record. We are proud of you:
Brazil, Collin, Liam, Arden, Samuel and Alaina.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Spiritual Reflection

This Sunday the Catholic Church celebrates Pentecost, the coming of
the Holy Spirit on the disciples. Pentecost is known as the birthday
of the Church, as the disciples took on leadership roles after they
were inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-11

“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one
place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a
strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they
were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted
and came to rest on each one of them. And they were filled with the
Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit
enabled them to proclaim.”

Athletic Banquet A Huge Success!

Congratulations to all of our student athletes this year. All of our
teams did an outstanding job. We appreciate all of our fine coaches
and the parents who got their students to practices and games.

A huge thank you to Mr. Fields and Mrs. Lehr for coordinating the
event. We appreciate the students who helped set up and and clean up!
Thanks to the faculty and parents who helped cook, serve and clean
up! Many hands made light work! Thank you!

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School Communication

May 23: Fishing Club 9 – 11AM Shem Creek Pier
May 25: No School, Memorial Day
May 27 – 29: 8th Grade Exams
May 29: K4 & K5 Moving Up/Graduation program
June 3: Last Day of School. 11:15 Dismissal,
No Aftercare
June 3: 8th Grade Awards 5:15 PM, Graduation 6PM
June 14: St. Patrick First Communion 10 AM
June 28: St. Patrick Confirmation 10AM
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

Tuesdays: Chess Club

Thursdays: Dance Moves, K4 – 2

Athletic News

Tennis Tournament Schedule

May 26: Black Saints play at Charleston Tennis Center
May 27: Blue Saints play at Jack Adams

Go Saints!

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

Aftercare Pick-Up May 20th

May 20, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

Please use the reversed carpool pickup when picking up your students from aftercare today. King, to Congress, to Benson, right on Huger. (King and Huger are still flooded).

Thank you for your cooperation.


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

Car Dismissal From Playground beginning at 3PM

May 20, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

Beginning at 3:00pm we will dismiss carpool on the playground. Please come north on King Street into the playground. Teachers will be on the playground to help with dismissal.

CCS Carpool Delay

May 20, 2015

Dear CCS Parents,

Due to the flooding on King Street, Huger Street and Benson Street, we cannot begin dismissal until the flooding and police give us the word. We will keep the students in homeroom until we can start dismissal. We will let you know when we can start dismissal.

Thank you for your cooperation.

White Saints Tennis News May 19th

May 19, 2015

Dear White Saints,

We just received word that Cario has forfeited today’s match. Congrats on your victory we will let you know when the next match is scheduled.

6th – 8th Grade Volunteer Opportunity!

Vacation Church Camp Help!

Principal’s Message May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

2014-2015 Theme:

Every Child

a Gift,

Every Teacher

a Blessing.

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!

We have 586 likes!
Only 14 more likes
to hit 600!
Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to “Like” us!!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

May 20th – 6th Grade

May 27th – 5th & 2nd

2nd Grade Reception

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

May 15, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

This Sunday, May 17, the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston
will celebrate the Feast Day of the Ascension. Jesus promised His
disciples that He would send an Advocate to be with them after He
went to heaven. Next Sunday, May 24, the Church will celebrate the
Feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples in
the upper room.

Also, this Sunday, ten of our 8th grade students will receive the
Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Guglielmone at the 11:15
a.m.Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Then, on Tuesday evening at Christ
Our King Church, another one of our 8th graders will be confirmed.
Let’s pray for these students.

Finally, on Tuesday, May 19, from 5-7 pm, we will have our Athletic
Banquet for the upper school basketball teams, girl volleyball teams
and all 4 of our tennis teams (Red, White, Black and Blue Saints).
On behalf of all of our tennis coaches, I want to say how proud we
are of the tennis players. We had 35 students in grades 3-8
participate in tennis this spring, and they did a great job in
representing our school in all of their matches with excellent
attitude, effort and sportsmanship. I am particularly proud of the
Red Saints team (7th & 8th graders) who won the regular season in
their division with a perfect 7-0 record. Best wishes to all our
Saints tennis teams in their tournament matches next week.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Spiritual Reflection

Monsignor Brovey is on his pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes.
Monsignor took with him prayer cards that the CCS students and
faculty wrote last week and placed them at the base of Our Lady of
Fatima statue.

This marks the spot where Mary appeared 98 years ago to the 3
shepherd children. There were over 250,000 present for the praying of
the rosary and Mass at the Tuesday night for the vigil of Feast of
Our Lady of Fatima. On Wednesday morning there were over 200,000
people, 300 priests and 40 Cardinals/Bishops in attendance of the
98th anniversary of the first apparition. Monsignor wanted to let
everyone know he is praying for everyone at the school and their
families.
We pray for a safe trip for Monsignor Brovey and thank him for
remembering us in his prayers at Fatima.

At the Bandstand

The movement and chorus did an outstanding job as they took us back
to the 50’s. They danced and sang to some wonderful tunes! Everyone
enjoyed this fun filled evening! Thank you Mrs. Metzler and Mrs.
Santiago for your wonderful direction! The students did an
outstanding job!

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School Communication

May 17: Confirmation Sacred Heart 11:15AM

May 19: Athletic Banquet 5 – 7PM
May 20: Saint Bucks Orders Due
May 21: Band Concert
May 22: T.A.G. Day Donations
May 23: Fishing Club 9 – 11AM Shem Creek Pier
May 25: No School, Memorial Day
May 27 – 29: 8th Grade Exams
May 29: K4 & K5 Moving Up/Graduation program
June 3: Last Day of School. 11:15 Dismissal,
No Aftercare
June 3: 8th Grade Awards 5:15 PM, Graduation 6PM
June 14: St. Patrick First Communion 10 AM
June 28: St. Patrick Confirmation 10AM
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

Tuesdays: Chess Club

Wednesdays: Karate

Thursdays: Dance Moves, K4 – 2

Athletic News

Tennis Tournament Schedule
May 18: Red @ Snee Farm
May 19: White @ Jack Adams
May 20: Black @ Charleston Tennis Center
Go Saints!

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

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