Principal’s Message January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016

2015-2016 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

A Journey of




~25 Years~

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

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Remember to “Like” Us!

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655 “Likes”!
Next goal? 700!

Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to be Fans of CCS!!

Mass Schedule:

Feb. 3: 8th Grade

Feb. 10: 7th Grade

(Ash Wednesday)

Feb. 17: 6th Grade

Feb. 24: 5th Grade

Mar. 2: 4th Grade

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Family Rosary 8:05 prior to school 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. – http://

Principal’s Message

January 29, 2016

CCS Families,

As we begin Catholic Schools Week this weekend with Masses at our 4
Peninsula Parishes, it is time to recognize and celebrate our
Catholic schools. At Charleston Catholic, we are most grateful for
the excellent teaching and dedication of our faculty. We appreciate
the involvement of our families and the wonderful support provided to
our teachers and students. We express our gratitude to the generous
financial support of our benefactors who contribute to our annual
fund, building fund, auction, tuition assistance and scholarship
funds. We are blessed with the spiritual leadership and support of
Bishop Guglielmone as well as the priests who celebrate our school
Masses: thank you, Msgr. Brovey, Fr. Willey, Fr. Henry, Fr. Allen,
and Fr. Patrick.

Thank you very much to our CCS families who have re-enrolled their
children for next school year. We have had an outstanding response
from our current families, and we are most grateful for your
confidence in the quality of Catholic education that we provide at
CCS. Many of our classes are either at capacity or near capacity,
and we expect to fill remaining seats with new students as we have
had numerous tours with potential families.

I was very proud of our 8th Grade Class with their participation in
the School Choice Rally in Columbia this past Wednesday and with
their outstanding behavior as we met with two state senators in their
offices and observed the opening ceremonies and procedures of the
Senate’s legislative session that day. Great job, 8th Grade!

Congratulations to Brendan, 7th grade, for winning our school-wide
Geography Bee. Also, we are proud of George (8th) for second place
and Mason (5th) for third place. Brendan will compete at the state
level by taking a written geography test. Best wishes to him in this
state competition.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Catholic Schools Week Prayer

Almighty Father,

You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people. As
Teacher, he has given us the prime example of the importance of
education. As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength.
Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who
have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools. Thank
you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools
today. Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness
to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives. Thank
you for the students who work hard to further their education.


Geography Bee Winners

Congratulations Brendan, George and Mason!

8th Grade visits Columbia

School Communication

Jan. 30: CCS Day @ The Citadel Basketball Game

Jan. 31- Feb. 6: Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 31: Please attend Mass in your Mass Day Uniform

Feb. 1: Dress up as your favorite Saint

Feb. 1: Catholic Registration Begins

Feb. 2: Decades Day

Feb. 3: Last Day to order Oyster Roast Tickets

Feb. 3: Crazy Sock Day

Feb. 4: Wacky Tacky Day with Hats

Feb. 5: Spirit Day

Feb. 6: 8th Grade Oyster Roast tickets $30 available in office

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

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

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

Karate Wednesdays: Beginning January 20

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

in the Science Lab

Spanish Tutoring Wed. Morning for

8th Grade Only: 7-7:45AM

Tennis K5-2nd grades Thursdays 3:15 – 4:15 PM

Basketball Games

7/8 Bball: Jan. 29 @ 5:00 @ St. Joe’s

Sr. Girls: Jan. 29 @ 7:00 @ Charleston Day

Sr. Boys: Jan. 30 @ 2:00 @ Pinewood Prep
Sr. Girls: Jan. 30 @ 2:00 @ Hanahan Rec Center B

Jr. Boys: Jan. 30 @ 2:00 @ Math & Science
Jr. Girls: Jan. 30 @ 4:00 @ Porter Gaud
Sr. Girls: Jan. 31 @ 1:30 @ BE
Jr. Girls: Jan. 31 @ 2:00 @ Math & Science

Jr. Boys: Jan. 31 @ 3:00 @ Charleston Collegiate

Sr. Boys: Jan. 31 @ 3:45 @ BE
9/10 Boys: Feb. 1 @ 5:00 @ St. Joe’s

Sr. Boys: Feb. 1 @ 7:00 @ St. Joe’s

7/8 Bball: Feb. 2 @ 5:00 @ St. Joe’s
9/10 Boys: Feb. 3 @ 5:00 @ St. Joe’s

7/8 Bball: Feb. 5 @ 5:00 @ St. Joe’s
9/10 Girls: Feb. 5 @ 7:00 @ St. Joe’s
Sr. Girls: Feb. 5 @ 8:30 @ Daniel Island 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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