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Principal’s Message April 24, 2015

April 30, 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

May 6 – 8th Grade

May 13 – 7th Grade

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.
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Principal’s Message

April 30, 2015

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

During the month of April, we have been recognizing the gifts of our
7th grade students and the blessings of our 7th grade teachers.
These students have really grown over this past year and are ready to
take on the student leadership role as 8th graders next August. We
are proud of all that they have accomplished individually and
collectively during this school year.

I would like to congratulate our new P.T.O. Officers who were elected
at Tuesday’s meeting.

President: Laura Simmons

Vice President: Bayne Ritter

Secretary: Tara Enriquez

Treasurer: Kelly Duffy

Thank you ladies for serving as officers of the 2015-16 P.T.O.

I would also like to thank Josie Craig, Tara Enriquez, Paula Twigg,
Laura Simmons and Eric Pride this year’s P.T.O. officers. CCS
appreciates your leadership this past year.

Next Tuesday, May 5th, is Teacher Appreciation Day at CCS. We are
blessed to have such a wonderful and caring faculty. The PTO will
provide gifts / treats for all of the faculty members on behalf of
all of our families. THANK YOU to all of our CCS Faculty for all
that they do for the students.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Spiritual Reflection

This coming Sunday is the Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Gospel reading is John 15: 1-8

Jesus said to His disciples: “I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because
without me you can do nothing.”

In the month of May, some of our students will be receiving
sacraments and thereby will have unique opportunities to expand their
faith and relationship with Jesus. This Saturday, at the 5:30 p.m.
Vigil Mass at the Cathedral, our 8th graders who are parishioners of
Cathedral and St. Mary will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation
from Bishop Guglielmone. This Sunday, at the 11:15 a.m. Mass at
Sacred Heart, our 2nd graders who are parishioners of Sacred Heart
will receive their First Communion.

Next week, on Sunday, May 10, 2nd graders will receive First
Communion at St. Mary at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Also, 2nd graders will
receive First Communion at Cathedral at the 11:15 a.m. Mass.

May God Bless all of these 2nd and 8th grade students.

Neighborhood House

The 5th grade class helped serve lunch at The Neighborhood House.
It’s wonderful to see our Saints helping people in our community.

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School Communication

Apr. 30: Lunch Forms Due
May 1: Field Day, Palmetto County Park
May 3: First Communion Sacred Heart @ 11:15
May 5: Teacher Appreciation
May 5: Lower & Upper Drama @ 6:30
May 12: Chorus & Movement
May 19: Jr. & Sr. Boys BBall & Tennis Banquet 5 – 7PM
May 21: Band Concert

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 Matches Begin @ 4PM
Apr. 30: Blue vs. Ashley Hall @ Jack Adams
Apr. 30: White vs. Ashley Hall @ Bee’s Ferry
May 1: White vs. COK @ Jack Adams
May 6: Blue vs. Summerville Cath.@ Jack Adams
May 6: Black vs. Pinckney @ Dunes West
May 7: Red vs. Ashley Hall @ Jack Adams
May 8: White vs. PCA @ Jack Adams

(Directions on the ccs website calendar)
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

May/June Lunch Orders Due April 30th

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Principal’s Message April 24, 2015

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Principal’s Message April 17, 2015

April 17, 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 577 likes! Are we up for the challenge of 600? As the old
saying goes the more the merrier! Keep inviting friends, family and
alumni to “Like” us!!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

April 22 – 4th Grade

April 29 – 3rd Grade

May 6 – 8th Grade

May 13 – 7th Grade

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.
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Principal’s Message

April 17, 2015

Dear CCS Families and Friends,In the United States, April is Child
Abuse Prevention Month. All adults who care for children and who
regularly interact with children have a responsibility to create and
sustain environments to prevent child abuse. We create safe
environments by following policies and procedures established by
organizations that care for children. The Diocese of Charleston, for
example, has policies and procedures for all parishes and schools to
follow – employees and volunteers. We publish these each week on the
Principal’s Message so that all CCS families, friends and employees
can know what is expected of adults who care for children. This
month, please review these documents and take the necessary actions
when supervising students to provide safe environments for all.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Spiritual Reflection

Prayer for Pope Francis

O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;

Grant, we pray, that by word and example
he may be of service to those over whom he presides
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen

Congratulations

We are so proud of the students in the 2nd grade from St. Mary’s and
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist who received their First
Reconciliation after school Mass this week!

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School Communication

Apr. 18: Diocesan Spelling Bee @ B.E.

Apr. 18: Math Competition @ COK
Apr. 20: FINAL 8th Grade Hot Dog Sale
Apr. 20: 7th & 8th Grade Field Trips
Apr. 22: 4th Grade Wax Museum
Apr 23.: 5 & 6th Grade Soup Kitchen
Apr. 24: T.A.G. Day Ronald McDonald House
Apr. 24: 5th Grade Field Trip
Apr. 28: P.T.O. Meeting, International Dinner & 3 Piggy
Opera.
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 Matches Begin @ 4PM
Apr. 20: Red vs. Blessed Sacrament @ Jack Adams
Apr. 23: Black vs. Char. Day @ Moultrie
Apr. 24: Blue vs. PCA @ Jack Adams
Apr. 24: White vs. CREECS @ Dunes West
Apr. 27: Red vs. First Baptist @ Jack Adams
Apr. 29: Black vs. James Island @ Moultrie
Apr. 30: Blue vs. Ashley Hall @ Jack Adams
May 1: White vs. COK @ Jack Adams

(Directions on the ccs website calendar)
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

Principal’s Message 3/27/2015

March 27, 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 570 likes! Are we up for the challenge of 600? As the old
saying goes the more the merrier! Keep inviting friends, family and
alumni to “Like” us!!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

April 1 – 6th Grade

April 15 – 5th Grade

April 22 – 4th Grade

April 29 – 3rd Grade

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.

Principal’s Message

March 27, 2015

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. For
Catholics / Christians, this is the holiest time of the year, and
therefore it is very important to focus our personal time and effort
on our faith. Check with your parish about times for these unique
liturgical experiences that we celebrate once per year. On Holy
Tuesday, Bishop Guglielmone will celebrate the Chrism Mass at the
Cathedral at 11:00 a.m. Priests from all parishes in the Diocese
participate in this liturgy.

On behalf of all of the faculty and administration, I wish your
family a Happy Easter on April 5th and enjoy the Easter break during
the following week. Classes will resume on April 13th.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Spiritual Reflection

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness and our
hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, To thee do we send
up our sighs, Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, And
after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O Holy Mother
of God, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Amen.

Saints Participate in Charleston Clean Cities Sweep

The CCS Saints divided into classes and helped pick up trash around
our neighborhood on Wednesday. Our neighbors were very appreciative
of the students taking pride in their community and school.

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School Communication

Mar. 29: Fishing Club meets 1PM – 3PM

Mar. 30: 8th grade Hot Dog Sale

Apr. 1: Living Stations of the Cross 7th Grade @ 2

Apr. 2 – 12: No School Easter Break

Apr. 13: School resumes

Apr. 16: 7th Grade T.A.G. Day

Apr. 18: Diocesan Spelling Bee @ B.E.

Apr. 18: Math Competition @ COK

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

NO Tennis Practice
Monday and Thursday now that tennis matches have begun

Tennis Matches Begin @ 4PM
Mar. 27: Black Saints vs. Belle Hall @ Jack Adams
Mar. 27: Blue Saints vs. Goodwin @ Collins Park, N. Char.
(Directions on the ccs website calendar)
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

April Lunch Order Forms

April lunch orders are due Monday, March 30th!
New April. 2015 lunch
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Report Cards Go Home Today!

Principal’s Message March 21, 2015

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Principal’s Message

March 21, 2015

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

First, I would like to thank all of you who supported our school’s Auction in one way or another. I am grateful to everyone who purchased tickets and attended the event, people who sent in donations because they could not attend, families and businesses who were sponsors, families and businesses who donated items for silent and live auction, and people who “won” items through the bidding process and the games. Also, in a special way, I would like to recognize our CCS Auction Team who did so much in the planning and preparing for the event as well as in carrying out the event last weekend.

Second, believe it or not, we have just completed the first week of the fourth quarter. We are in the “home stretch” of the school year with nine more weeks of celebrating our children as “gifts” and our teachers as “blessings”.

Third, this past week, we received our final report from the Accreditation Internal Review Team, and we will email this report to all of our stakeholders. We appreciate the commendations and the recognition of our school’s strengths, and we also understand and embrace the two required actions for school improvement / progress.

Last, the 2015-16 school year will be the 25th year of Charleston Catholic School. This will be an important milestone for all of our faculty (current & former), alumni, benefactors, parishioners, and current students / families. We look forward to a celebration at our Auction/Gala in the Spring of 2016, and I would like to invite people to volunteer to serve on the Leadership Team for this important event. Please contact me by email or phone if you would like to help me with the planning and execution of this event.
Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Prayer to St. Joseph, whose feast day was March 19

Remember, O most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, my beloved Patron, that never it has been heard that anyone invoked your patronage and sought your aid without being comforted. Inspired by this confidence I come to you and fervently commend myself to you. Despise not my petition, O dearest foster father of our Redeemer, but accept it graciously.
Amen.
Saints in the Parade
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The CCS Students had a fantastic time in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
When one student was asked how do you rate today on a scale of 1 to 10 they said a 50!

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School Communication

Mar. 21: Water Missions Walk
Mar. 21: A.C.T. Exam 7th & 8th Grade
Mar. 23: 3rd grade field trip to Middleton Place
Mar. 23: 6th & 7th grade field trip to BE for Grease
Mar. 23: 8th grade Hot Dog sale
Mar. 23: Athletic Banquet 7/8Boys;9/10Boys & Girls Basketball
& Cheerleaders @ CCS from 5 – 7PM
Mar. 26: 7th grade T.A.G. Day (auction 2014)
Mar. 27: T.A.G. Day Water Missions
Mar. 29: Fishing Club meets 1PM – 3PM
Apr. 1: Living Stations of the Cross 7th Grade @ 2
Apr. 2 – 12: No School Easter Break
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

NO Tennis Practice
Monday and Thursday now that tennis matches have begun

Tennis Matches Begin @ 4PM
Mar. 24: Red Saints vs. Charleston Day @ Jack Adams
Mar. 25: White Saints vs. vs. School of the Arts @ Jack Adams
Mar. 27: Black Saints vs. Belle Hall @ Jack Adams
Mar. 27: Blue Saints vs. Goodwin @ Collins Park, N. Char.
(Directions on the ccs website calendar)
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, Principal
Fmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495
2014-2015 Theme:
Every Child
a Gift,

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