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Principal’s Message May 20, 2016

May 20, 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
684 “Likes”!
Next goal? 700!

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

Mass Schedule:

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

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

We were treated to an amazing performance last night by our band
students under the direction of Mrs. Draftz. The 4th grade beginner
band played with great enthusiasm and showed the tremendous growth
they have made over the course of the year. We are proud of their
progress and accomplishment in one year. The concert band (grades
5-8) gave a stellar performance. Their sound was precise and
powerful. We congratulate our 8th grade band students on their
excellent career in CCS Band.

Congratulations to Carson for earning First Place in the 8th Grade
Patriotic Essay Contest for local Catholic schools sponsored by the
Knights of Columbus Rev. P. N. Lynch Assembly. She was recognized
this past Wednesday at the Knights Awards Dinner. Also, Carson’s
essay was submitted for the statewide contest, and she earned First
Place in the State as well. We are proud of Carson’s achievement.

Thank you to everyone who supported our 25th Anniversary Gala &
Auction. This was the first year that we sold out tickets – 300 in
attendance! Our fundraising numbers are: $79,000 in gross revenue
(ticket sales, sponsorships, fund-a-need donations, class auction
project sales, silent auction sales, games, and secret ballot box
sales); $39,000 in total expenses; net income of $40,000. This net
income is divided as follows: $10,000 for new tile floor for
cafe-gym-atorium; $9,000 for new band instruments; $6,000 for
operating fund; $15,000 for building fund (pay mortgage on loan for
the new building). Again, thank you for making our event a success!

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, the children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this land of exile.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
lead us home at last
and show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus:
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Fantastic Band Concert Last Night!

It was a packed house for the final band concert of the year. The 4th
grade band and the Concert Band were amazing! Thank you Mrs. Draftz
for your fantastic instruction!

School Communication

May 25: Saint Bucks Orders Due

May 25: Box Tops Due

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: 10:30AM Upper School Awards Ceremony

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

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

Saint Bucks Order Due Wednesday, May 25th

Saint Bucks1

It is the end of the school year.
Time to put in that last
Saint Bucks Order.

Why not get those end of the year presents or summer gift cards and help Charleston Catholic at the same time?

We will be putting in a Saint Bucks order on May 25th, so that you will have the cards back in time for end of the year. Please have all forms and checks into the office by 2:00pm on May 25th.

Saint Bucks is a fundraiser where you purchase gift cards from major retailers and
The Charleston Catholic School
receives a percentage back from that retailer.

Things to think about when placing your orders:
Graduates
End of the Year Teacher Presents
Summer Vacations
Movies
Gas Cards
Eating Out

Order forms are available in the school office or on the CCS website.

www.charlestoncatholic.com

Saint Bucks Family Order Form 51916

Box Top$ Collection May 25, 2016

School-boxtop

Dear Charleston Catholic School Families,
We have had such a successful year with our Box Top$ for Education
collections. This year we are very happy to announce we actually
exceeded our goal! We collected $1,215.20 this year. Thank you to
everyone for collecting and sending in their Box Top$.

We are going to have one final Box Top$ collection date next
Wednesday, May 25th. Last year we found this was a great way to
prevent Box Top$ from being lost or misplaced over the summer. It is
also a good start to the beginning of a new school year.

Remember that the money we receive back from the Box Top$ For
Education goes toward birthday gifts, breakfasts, and lunches for the
teachers and office staff throughout the year. Please look around and
send in any Box Top$ that you have. I also ask that you please check
to make sure that they have not expired.

As always thank you very much for your help in supporting The
Charleston Catholic School.

Laura SimmonsBox Top$ Coordinator

www.charlestoncatholic.com

Principal’s Message May 6, 2016

May 6, 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
683 “Likes”!
Next goal? 700!

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

Mass Schedule:

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

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

Thank you to everyone for participating in and supporting our Gala &
Auction this past Friday night! It truly was a wonderful celebration
of our 25 years as well as the almost 200 years of Catholic education
on the Peninsula. We are most grateful to the dedicated effort of
our Gala & Auction Planning Team and Volunteers. We appreciate the
support of our Sponsors, people who purchased tickets, donated items,
bid on items, and contributed to our two Fund-a-Need items. Although
the final financial numbers are not available at this time, it is
safe to say that we had a successful fundraiser and looks like we are
close to meeting our goals for both Fund-a-Need items. We will
publish more information as soon as we have it.

Congratulations to all of our Second Grade students who have received
their First Holy Communion in recent weeks. Also, congratulations to
many of our 8th Grade students who have made the sacrament of
Confirmation and those who will be confirmed this Sunday at
the11:15AM Mass at Sacred Heart and Monday night at 7:00PM at Christ
Our King.

Please join us this coming Thursday for our final PTO meeting of the
year at 6PM followed by performances by our Chorus and Movement
Classes.

Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday to all of our CCS Mothers! We hope
you have a fantastic day and celebrate with your family.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Proclamation of Joy

Jesus teaches us that the Good News, which He brings, is not reserved
to one part of humanity, it is to be communicated to everyone. It is
a proclamation of joy destined for those who are waiting for it, but
also for those who perhaps are no longer waiting for anything and
haven’t even the strength to seek and to ask.

— Angelus, January 26, 2014

CCS Principals!

It was wonderful to have all four of CCS Principals in one place to
celebrate 25 years of The Charleston Catholic School. We would like
to take this opportunity to thank all four Principals for their hard
work and dedication to make The Charleston Catholic School what it is
today. We appreciate your vision!

School Communication

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 11: Saint Bucks Orders Due

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: New Family Drop-In 6 – 6:20PM

May 19: Band Concert 6:30PM

May 27: Saint Bucks Orders Due

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

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 9: White Saints @ Porter Gaud
Tues. May 10: Black Saints @ Jack Adams

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

Field Day Reminders for Friday, May 6, 2016

Field Day Friday, May 6, 2016

May 4, 2016

Dear Parents,

The Charleston Catholic School Field Day will be held on Friday, May
6, 2016 at Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy. in Mt.
Pleasant. You will need to drop off your child at the park at 9:00
a.m. and pick them up at 1:00 p.m. Please do not arrive any earlier
than 9:00 a.m. The cost per child is included in the tuition. This
includes entrance to the park, our shelter, games, lunch (D’
Allesandro’s pizza, fresh fruit, granola bar & bottled water). There
is no aftercare on this day.

Students will wear physical education uniforms and tennis shoes, (no
sweatshirts, sandals or flip- flops). Students may wear hats at the
discretion of their homeroom teacher. Please apply sunscreen and bug
spray before you drop your child off. Snacks, extra sunscreen and
bug spray will be provided as needed. Book bags and backpacks are not
allowed.

No electronics (cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc.) will be allowed.

IN CASE OF RAIN, STUDENTS WILL REPORT TO SCHOOL FOR A REGULAR SCHOOL
DAY. All families will be notified by the school’s emergency alert
system.

To contact the school during Field Day, call (843) 577-4494.

Sincerely,

Ms. Bailey, Mrs. Kandl and Mrs. Lehr

Field Day Coord

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

click on the link below to donate

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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https://www.lowcountrygivingday.org

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

______________________________________________________________________

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

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