News and Events

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

The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
US

Principal’s Message March 11, 2016

March 11, 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
670 “Likes”!
Next goal? 700!

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

Mass Schedule:

Mar. 16: 8th Grade

Mar. 23: 7th Grade will re-enact The Stations of the Cross.

No School Mass.

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

March 11, 2016

CCS Families and Friends,

Today marks the end of the third quarter of the academic year. It is
amazing how time flies, and before we know it Easter will be here.
This past week was another occasion for milestones at Charleston
Catholic.

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This past Monday, our Saints Golf team had their first match in the
City of Charleston Middle School Golf League. This was our first
ever golf match (we just started a golf team a few weeks ago), and
our Saints Golfers finished in 5th place out of 10 teams. This
coming Monday, March 14, will be their second golf outing. Go
Saints!

Our tennis season got underway this week. The Blue Saints team
(grades 3-4) and Black Saints team (5th grade) played competitive
matches, and they did very well. Next week, the White Saints (grades
6-8) and Red Saints (grades 5-8) teams will have their first matches.
Good luck to all of our tennis teams this season.

Congratulations to our top spellers, Brendan and Josh, for their
excellent representation of CCS and the Diocese in the Post & Courier
Spelling Bee last night. Out of 50 students, they finished 13th and
14th. We are proud of their accomplishments in spelling this year.

Fourth Quarter begins on Monday, March 14, and students will wear
their summer uniforms (except on Wednesdays when they will wear their
Mass day uniforms).

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

In this Jubilee Year, may the Church echo the word of God that
resounds strong and clear as a message and sign of pardon, strength,
aid, and love. May she never tire of extending mercy and be ever
patient in offering compassion and comfort. May the Church
become the voice of every man and woman…
Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

Post & Courier Spellbound Participants

Congratulations Brendan and Joshua! They placed 13th and 14th
(respectively) out of 50 at the Spellbound Spelling Bee last night!
Way to go Saints!

School Communication

Mar. 11: End of 3rd quarter

Mar. 12: First Reconciliation @ Sacred Heart @ 10am

Mar. 15: Saint Bucks orders due

Mar. 15: Grades 1 & 2 concert “Tikki Tikki Tembo” @ 6pm

Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grades 4 – 8

Mar. 17: Talent Show

Mar. 18: Lenten Outreach items due

Mar. 19: ACT Diagnostic Grades 7 & 8 9am @ CCS

Mar. 21: Report Cards go home

Mar. 22: T.A.G. Day

Mar. 23: Full Day with Aftercare

Mar. 24 – April 3: Easter Break No School

Apr. 4: 4th Quarter Begins

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

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

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

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Wed. Morning for

8th Grade Only: 7-7:45AM

Tennis K5-2nd grades Thursdays 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Tennis Matches begin at 4PM

Mon. Mar. 14: Red Saints @ Lenevar Courts
Tues. Mar. 15: Black Saints @ Jack Adams
Thurs. Mar. 17: Blue Saints @ Jack Adams
Fri. Mar. 18: White Saints @ Jack Adams

Golf Practice
Mon. & Wed. 4:00 – 5:30 @ Muni

Golf Matches
Mon. Mar. 14: @ 4 @ Stono Ferry
Tues. Mar. 22: @ 4:30 @ Patriots Point

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

Fun Things To Do!

Fun Things To Do!

Fishing Club

Saturday, March 59am – 11amMelton Peter Demetre Park640 Wampler
Drive, James Island 29412

Bridge Walk

Walk the Ravenel bridge with MUSC Wellness / Lean Team

Saturday, March 58:55amEast Bay and Cooper Street City Parking
LotDave Spurlock and Moira McNamara will be the hosts

Water Missions Walk
Saturday, March 12th10:10am – 1:30pm”The Joe”360 Fishburne Street,
Charleston, SC 29403
This is the 10th Annual Walk for Water! For more information and to
register please log on to: www.walkforwatermission.org

Congratulations and Good Luck Sam!

We want to wish Sam good luck tomorrow and Saturday as he participates in the All Region Band, 2nd Chair French Horn Section! We are proud of you Sam!

Sam Feingold

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Principal’s Message February 19, 2017

February 19, 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
664 “Likes”!
Next goal? 700!

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

Mass Schedule:

Feb. 24: 5th Grade

Mar. 2: 4th Grade

Mar. 9: 3rd Grade

Mar. 16: 8th Grade

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

February 19, 2016

CCS Families and Friends,

Congratulations are in order for our upper school math and science
club. This past Saturday, our students competed in the bridge
building competition at the Citadel that was sponsored by the
Engineering Department. Our students submitted several bridges in
the competition and we are proud of their efforts and
accomplishments. We won several trophies for their work. See the
picture and caption below for the details of the awards.

As our basketball season winds down, I would like to recognize some
of our teams at this time. We are proud of the effort,
sportsmanship, and attitude of our Saints teams and the leadership of
our coaches. Our Junior Boys and Junior Girls have concluded their
seasons. Our Senior Boys have concluded their regular seasons and
will compete in the Diocese of Charleston Youth Basketball Tournament
in Aiken next weekend. Our Senior Girls have completed their regular
seasons and will play in the Championship Game of the Parochial
League this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Bishop England High School Gym.
Please support our Lady Saints in person or in spirit as they attempt
to finish undefeated and as champions. In addition, they too will
compete in the Diocesan tournament in Aiken next weekend. Go Saints!

Our 7/8 coed team, Boys 9/10 team and Girls 9/10 team still have some
games to play next week and in early March in the St. Joseph league.
Best wishes to them in their upcoming games. Also, we are very
grateful to our Saints Cheerleaders for leading the cheers at various
games this season. We are proud of all of our cheerleaders and
basketball players.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Lord,
make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred,
let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving
that we receive;
it is in pardoning
that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

Math and Science Wins Awards

A big shout out to the Math and Science Club! They did a fantastic
job at the bridge building competition at the Citadel on Saturday!
CCS placedFirst in best architectural design, and First & Second in
most original design for both bridges. Congratulations Saints!!

School Communication

Feb. 24: Saint Bucks orders due
Feb. 25: T.A.G. Day
Feb. 25: Virtus Class @ Blessed Sacrament @ 7PM visit
www.virtus.org to sign up.
Feb. 26 & 27: Region Band

Feb. 26 – 28: Diocesan Basketball Tournament Aiken

Mar. 4: No School (Teacher Inservice)

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

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: Beginning January 20

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

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Wed. Morning for

8th Grade Only: 7-7:45AM

Tennis K5-2nd grades Thursdays 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Basketball Games

9/10 Girls: Feb. 19 @ 7:00 @ St. Joe’s
9/10 Boys: Feb. 20 @ 12:00 @ St. Joe’s
9/10 Girls: Feb. 20 @ 3:00 @ St. Joe’s
Sr. Girls: Feb 21 @ 1:30 @ BE Championship Game
7/8 Boys: Feb. 23 @ 5:00 @ St. Joe’s
9/10 Girls: Mar. 1 @ 7:00 @ St. Joe’s

(All Gym Addresses can be found on the CCS Website Calendar.
www.charlestoncatholic.com)

Tennis Practice

Gr. 3 – 5: Tues. & Wed. @ 3:30-4:30 @ Jack Adams
Gr. 6 – 8: Thur. & Fri. @ 3:30-4:30 @ Jack Adams

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

Saint Bucks Due Today!

Saint Bucks

Looking for something to give your special Valentine?

Making plans for the long weekend?

Want to make your donation toward the

The Charleston Catholic School 25th Anniversary Gala?

All families are asked to either make a donation of a gift card

(Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy,
Williams-Sonoma, TJ Maxx)

or obtain an auction prize for the Gala.

Now is the time to order your Saint Bucks.

All orders are due to the school office by

Monday, February 8, 2016

Orders will be back Thursday, February 11th

Just in time for the long weekend and Valentine’s Day.

If you have any questions please contact:

Sara Cavallon

somethingtocelebrate@yahoo.comFamily Order Form

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