Principal’s Message December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015

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The Charleston Catholic School:

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Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

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Mass Schedule:

Dec. 16: 6th Grade

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Family Rosary 8:05 prior to school Mass.

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Principal’s Message

December 11, 2015

CCS Families,

Advent is the time that the Church designates for the preparation of
Christmas. We reflect on the “true reason for the season” and get
ready for the birth of our Lord. Last night’s Lower School Special
Arts Christmas Program certainly gave everyone in the audience the
“message” about the miracle of the birth of Jesus. We are proud of
not only the talents of our Movement, Chorus and Drama students in
grades 1-4, but we are most grateful to these children for delivering
the “true message of Christmas” with their singing, dancing and
acting. We extend our congratulations and appreciation for their
teachers, Mrs. Metzler and Mrs. Santiago, who directed such fantastic
and spiritually moving performances.

This weekend and next week, our concert band (grades 5-8) gets their
opportunity to share their talents with the various audiences they
will have. On Saturday, they are the entertainment for the
Charleston Yacht Club Children’s Christmas Party. On Sunday, they
will perform at Second Sunday on King Street from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
at the corner of Beaufain and King streets, next to the Daughters of
St. Paul bookstore. They can showcase their skills for the
Charleston community. Then, next Thursday, December 17, both the
Beginner Band and Concert Band will perform their Christmas concerts
at CCS beginning at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to these performances
under the direction of our band teacher, Mrs. Draftz.

Next week will be exams for our 8th grade class, Monday through
Thursday. On Friday, we will have our schoolwide spelling bee before
we conclude the day with early dismissal at 11:15 a.m. for the
Christmas break.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Advent Prayer

Father in heaven, our hearts desire the warmth of your love and our
minds are searching for the light of your Word. Increase our longing
for Christ – our Savior
and give us the strength –
to grow in love, that the dawn of his coming may find us rejoicing
in his presence and welcoming the light of his truth. We ask this in
the name of Jesus – the Lord.

Congratulations Saints!

Congratulations to our 7/8 year old and Senior Girls Basketball
Teams! Both teams brought home the First Place Trophies in the St.
Joseph Pre-Season Basketball Tournament. The Saints displayed great
sportsmanship and athletics! Gooooooo Saints!

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School Communication

Dec. 11: Chorus Performs on Y102.5 @ 5pm

Dec. 12: Concert Band performs at the Yacht Club @ 11am
Dec. 13: Concert Band performs at 2nd Sunday from 2-4pm
Dec. 14: Chorus rebroadcast on Y102.5 @ 7am
Dec. 14 – 17: 8th Grade Exams
Dec. 17: 4th Grade & Concert Band Concert 6:30pm
Dec. 18: T.A.G. Day
Dec. 18: 11:15am dismissal & NO Aftercare
Jan. 4: 3rd Semester Begins 8:00AM

School Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30am – 3:30pm

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After School Activities

Chess Club Tuesdays: Beginners 3:15 -4:15PM; Intermediate 4:15 –
5:15PM in the Art Room

Karate Wednesdays: 3:30PM – 4:30PM Auditorium

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

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Tuesdays: 3:15 – 4:00PM in the 6th grade classroom

Spanish Tutoring Wed. Morning for

8th Grade Only: 7-7:45AM

Tennis K5-2nd grades Second Session will begin Thursday, January 7th:
3:15 – 4:15 PM

Basketball Games

Jr. Boys: Dec. 12 @ 10:00AM @ St. Joe’s

Sr. Girls: Dec. 14 @ 7:00PM @ COK
Sr. Girls: Dec. 15 @ 5:30PM @ Cario Middle

(All Gym Address can be found on the CCS Website Calendar.

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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