Principal’s Message 10/10/2014

October 10, 2014

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!

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Remember to "Like" Us!

We reached are goal of 500!  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

Wed. Oct. 15 - 8th Grade

Wed. Oct. 22 - 7th Grade

Wed. Oct. 29 - 6th Grade

Wed. Nov. 5 - 5th 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

October 10, 2014

Dear CCS Families,

Last Friday, our fifth grade class took their annual field trip to
Fort Sumter.  The students had the unique opportunity (first time for
CCS) to raise the flag at the Fort.  We posted that picture in last
week's Principal's Message.  The students did a great job of being
attentive and well behaved throughout the field trip.  Sr. Richarde
shared this statement with me from a passenger on the Fort Sumter
tour boat: seeing the CCS young people gave him confidence again that
kids are really great and good at heart.   He said they were
respectful, polite and happy.   He said he attributes that to their
parents and school.  Great job, CCS families and teachers!

Reminder to our CCS Families: please complete the online survey for
the Internal Review for Accreditation.  The data from this survey
will help us make plans for improvement for the rest of this school
year and future years. The deadline for taking the survey is October

First Quarter ends on October 17.  Winter uniforms begin Monday,
October 20.  October 20 is also Grandparents Day.

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Friday, October 24 to
review First Quarter Report Cards.  Parents will stop by the school
office to pick up their children's report cards before going to meet
with their teachers.  No school for the students on October 24.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Spiritual Reflection

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.Life is beauty, admire
it.Life is a dream, realize it.Life is a challenge, meet it.Life is a
duty, complete it.Life is a game, play it.Life is a promise, fulfill
it.Life is sorrow, overcome it.Life is a song, sing it.Life is a
struggle, accept it.Life is a tragedy, confront it.Life is an
adventure, dare it.Life is luck, make it.Life is too precious, do not
destroy it.Life is life, fight for it.” ―  - Mother Teresa

October is Fire Safety Month

The Firefighters from Station 8 on Huger Street visited with the K4
and K5 Classes. They reminded the children about fire safety and to
remember firemen are their friend. Fireman Jason dressed out in full
gear to show them what he would look like it there was ever a fire at
their house and they needed to help. The students even got to sit in
the fire truck!

School Communication

Mon. Oct. 13: NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Tues. Oct. 14: PTO Meeting

Wed. Oct. 15: Saint Bucks Orders are due.

Frid. Oct. 17: End of the 1st Quarter

Sat. Oct. 18: Athletic Department Annual Walk-A-Thon

Hampton Park 8:30-11:00AM

Mon. Oct. 20: Grandparents Day

Mon. Oct. 20:  Daughters of St. Paul Book Sale 8am - 1pm

Mon. Oct. 20:  Winter Uniforms

Mon. Oct. 24:  NO SCHOOL

Parent Teacher Conferences and Report Cards.

Mon. Oct. 27: Box Top$ due

Mon. Oct. 31: T.A.G. Day

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website: or on Facebook

Be sure to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to: 1902

After School Activities

Mondays: Mad Science, Grades 1 - 6
Upper School Math Tutoring
Tuesdays: French Lessons, K4 - 1

Wednesdays: Karate, K4 - 8

Upper School Math Tutoring

Thursdays: Dance Moves, K4 - 2

Sister Richarde Tutoring

Athletic News

Volleyball Practice Schedule

Fri. Oct. 10: 5:00-7:00 PM, @ CCSMS
Wed. Oct. 15: 3:30-5:00 PM, @ St. Joe's

Volleyball Game Schedule

Mon. Oct. 6: White Vball vs. Buist @ 6:30PM @ BLRC
Tues. Oct. 7: Red Vball vs. G.C. @ 5:30PM @ G.C.
Wed. Oct. 8: White Vball vs. D.I. @ 7:30PM @ JIRC
Wed. Oct. 8: Red Vball vs. P.G. @ 7:30PM @ JIRC

Sat. 10-18: Diocesan Volleyball Tournament @Summerville Catholic

Basketball Practice Schedule

Dear CCS Families,

We will begin basketball for all teams except Senior Girls beginning
October 14th.  These are the times the basketball teams have
available at the CCS Basketball Court.  The tentative schedule is as

7/8 year old boys - Wed. and Thurs. 3:15 - 4:15 PM - Coach J. Craig
and Coach Fields

9/10 year old boys - Thurs. and Fri. 4:15 - 5:15 PM - Two Coaches

9/10 year old girls - Mon. and Tues. 4:30 - 5:30 PM - Coach T. Lehr &
Coach D. Lehr

5th/6th grade boys - Wed. 4:15 - 5:30 PM
Fri. 3:15 - 4:30 PM

- Two Coaches needed

Senior Girls - Mon. and Tues. 3:15 - 4:30 PM @
The City Gym
Coach M. Washington, Coach Fields & Coach C. Guerri

Senior Girls Practices will begin the week after the Volleyball
Tournament has come to a conclusion.

Senior Boys - Tues. and Thurs. 3:15 - 4:45 PM  at The Shaw Community
Center on Mary Street
- Coach Duncan and Coach Dukes

Senior Boys and Girls may also practice off campus at another
facility, you will be notified by your coach.

Practices will be planned and supervised by the coaches.

If anyone is interested in coaching the 9/10 boys or 5th/6th grade
boys please email me directly at .

Thank you,

Ivan Fields
Athletic Director

Cheerleading Practice Schedule

Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 PM Auditorium

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,
School Office: (843) 577-4495



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