Principal’s Message February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

During the month of February, we are celebrating our Kindergarten class and our K5 teachers, Mrs. O’Brien and Miss Jessa, as our “gifts and blessings”. Truly, these five and six year old children are gifts to our school, and our teachers are blessings to their students. Go K5 Saints!

This weekend, our upper school math and science club students are competing in the Bridge Building Event at the Citadel on Saturday as part of National Engineering Week. They are submitting 3 bridge designs for the contest. Good luck to our students. Also, on Sunday, our Senior Girls Basketball Team is playing in the Championship Game in the Parochial League at Bishop England High School at 2:00 p.m. Go Lady Saints!

Next week, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Our school Mass is Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. All families are welcome to attend this Mass and receive ashes. Also, we ask our CCS families to take the Divine Mercy Pledge and use this opportunity for some quality family prayer time during Lent. Furthermore, the Cathedral will have Stations of the Cross and Benediction every Friday during Lent at 6:30 p.m. for another family Lenten prayer activity.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

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

Spiritual Reflection

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

1 Cor 13:3-7 (The Message)

Congratulations Chess Club!
2015-02-07 CTI CharlestonCatholic Team
The Chess Club did a great job in their recent competition. Congrats to all the members who competed! It’s great to see you doing so well in an activity you love.
School Communication

Feb. 16: No School Presidents’ Day
Feb. 17: Open Enrollment
Feb. 17: Shrove Tuesday Cathedral/St. Mary’s Mardi Gras Pancake Party 6-9PM@ Cathedral Center
Feb. 18: Ash Wednesday
Mar. 5 & 6: No school (Teacher’s Conference)
Mar. 14: Saints Alive Auction

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Be sure to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to: 1902
After School Activities
Tuesdays: Chess Club
Wednesdays: Karate
Thursdays: Dance Moves, K4 – 2
Athletic News

Basketball Games

Feb. 15: 2PM Sr. Girls Championship Game @ BE
Feb. 16: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe
Feb. 18: 5PM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe
Feb. 20: 6PM Jr. Boys vs. St. Gregory @ Stall
Feb. 20: 6PM Sr. Boys vs. St. Michaels @ St. Joe
Feb. 20: 10:30AM Sr. Girls vs COK @ St. Joe
Feb. 25: 7PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe
Feb. 27: 5PM 7/8 Boys @ St. Joe
Feb. 28: 1PM 9/10 Boys @ St. Joe

Cheerleading Practice Schedule
Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM Auditorium
Coach Leopard and Coach Macmurphy

Tennis Practice
Monday and Thursdays Jack Adams 3:30-5PM
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, Principal
School Office: (843) 577-4495
2014-2015 Theme:
Every Child
a Gift,
Every Teacher
a Blessing.
Core Values:
Sharing Faith
Loving Family
Celebrating Diversity
Experiencing Art
Achieving Academic Excellence
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Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church
888 King Street
9:00 AM

Ash Wed. Feb. 18 – 6th Gr
Feb. 25 – 5th Grade
The Bishop will be Celebrant of this 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.

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