2011-2012 Theme: Planting the Seeds of Hope for Your Tomorrow
Achieving Academic Excellence
Wednesdays at 9 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church:
Mar. 14 -
Mar. 21 -
Mar. 28 -
Second Sunday of Lent
Exodus 20: 1-17
The ten commandments from God to the people of Israel are identified. Two of the commandments are given detailed explanations in this passage. Let's focus on the commandment, "keep holy the sabbath day." Through Moses, God tells the people: "Six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord, your God. No work may be done then either by you, or your son or daughter..." Even God only "worked" six days when creating the world and rested on the seventh day. "That is why the Lord has blessed the sabbath day and made it holy."
How do we keep the sabbath day holy? Do we prioritize going to Mass? Do we spend most of the day with family? Do we avoid "work" on this day? During Lent, let's give special attention to this commandment and truly cherish the blessing of a sabbath day to "rest" and give special worship to our Lord.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 17. This is a family event! We would love to have everyone walk in the parade and wear red to represent CCS, as well as a St. Patrick's Day hat. We will meet at the corner of Radcliffe and King Streets at 9:30 a.m. Please consider spending this great holiday with us - the past few years have been so much fun. Reply to your child's homeroom teacher to RSVP.
Building Project Update: Good news, the City of Charleston Zoning Appeals Board approved our zoning request for the new building project at their meeting this past week. We appreciate the efforts of Clancy Wells Architects and Forsberg Engineering for making the presentation on behalf of our school. The next step is the design review, both by the City and the Diocese, which will occur in either April or May.
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New logos on uniforms are now available at Educational Outfitters in Mount Pleasant.
Osprey Point Golf Course at Kiawah Island - annual CCS Golfing with the Saints Tournament! Please mark your calendars for Sunday, June 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Each year our event has grown. Last year, we had 80 players and a number of sponsors. This year we are hoping to grow the field and the sponsorship again so that we can add more games, fun and prizes. Your help in spreading the word would be greatly appreciated. All surplus money goes to our tuition assistance fund which is used to help as many families as possible to afford the quality education offered at CCS. Registration forms will be sent out in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the event or suggestions on how we can make it more enjoyable, feel free to email Ronnie Richter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis matches this week - All matches start at 4pm at Jack Adams tennis courts: Red Saints play Monday; White Saints play Wednesday; Black Saints play Friday. Good luck to all of our teams. Go Saints!
March 12 - summer uniforms begin; fourth quarter starts
March 15 - TAG day (wear green); $1 donation
March 16 - Teacher in-service day; no school for students
March 19 - Report cards for third quarter go home
March 29 - Lower School Movement, Chorus and Drama performances
Hot dog combos and snack shop items will be on sold on Thursday. Hot dog combos will be $4 ($5 for 2 hot dogs). Nachos will be sold on Friday. They will be $2.
Development - PTO - School Board
School merchandise is now for sale in the office. Girls accessories (hair bows, stud earrings, necklaces) are $15 each. Stainless steel water bottles are $10 each and car magnets are $5 each.
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.