True happiness is achieved by fufilling God's will in our lives
Discover the Imagination. Imagine the Discovery!
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.
Achieving Academic Excellence
2010-2011 Theme: CCS Celebrating God’s Work of Art
Principal McKay’s Message to CCS Families
January 3, 2011
Solemnity of the Epiphany Gospel of Matthew 2: 1-12
“They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”
Epiphany is the celebration of the first “showing forth” of Jesus to the Gentiles – the Magi from the East. The significance is that Jesus came to save all people: Jews and non-Jews from anywhere in the world. To us today, the feast of the Epiphany reminds us that we should offer all of our “treasures and gifts” to God, because true happiness is achieved by fulfilling God’s will in our lives. We need to look for the many ways that Jesus comes to us in our lives, and we need to respond with gratitude and joy.
School Masses – Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church
• Jan. 5 Fourth Grade; Fr. Gregory Wilson
1. Throughout January, our school is focusing on athletics. The gift of sports competition is valuable because of our emphasis on teamwork, discipline, giving maximum effort at practices and during games, and demonstrating excellent sportsmanship towards one’s own teammates, the other team’s players, their coaches and the officials. Much can be learned from participating in sports, and so we will emphasize those lessons during this month.
2. Report Cards will come home in the Monday envelopes on Jan. 10.
3. Charleston Catholic School will be featured on the Diocese of Charleston Catholic Schools web site for the week of Jan. 10-14; go to www.catholic-doc.org and click on “Diocesan Departments” and then “Catholic schools”.
4. The Charleston Marathon will be Saturday, Jan. 15. Runners will come up King Street from downtown towards North Charleston. There will be a water station outside our school’s play area for the runners. We need volunteers to work the water / rest station on Saturday morning. Please let us know if you can help. More details to come by email soon.
• School holiday on Monday, Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
• Student basketball games are listed on the January calendar. Contact the school office if you need more information about the games (times, location, etc.).