Principal’s Message May 20, 2016

May 20, 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

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Mass Schedule:

May 25: Grades 5 & 2

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

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

We were treated to an amazing performance last night by our band
students under the direction of Mrs. Draftz. The 4th grade beginner
band played with great enthusiasm and showed the tremendous growth
they have made over the course of the year. We are proud of their
progress and accomplishment in one year. The concert band (grades
5-8) gave a stellar performance. Their sound was precise and
powerful. We congratulate our 8th grade band students on their
excellent career in CCS Band.

Congratulations to Carson for earning First Place in the 8th Grade
Patriotic Essay Contest for local Catholic schools sponsored by the
Knights of Columbus Rev. P. N. Lynch Assembly. She was recognized
this past Wednesday at the Knights Awards Dinner. Also, Carson’s
essay was submitted for the statewide contest, and she earned First
Place in the State as well. We are proud of Carson’s achievement.

Thank you to everyone who supported our 25th Anniversary Gala &
Auction. This was the first year that we sold out tickets – 300 in
attendance! Our fundraising numbers are: $79,000 in gross revenue
(ticket sales, sponsorships, fund-a-need donations, class auction
project sales, silent auction sales, games, and secret ballot box
sales); $39,000 in total expenses; net income of $40,000. This net
income is divided as follows: $10,000 for new tile floor for
cafe-gym-atorium; $9,000 for new band instruments; $6,000 for
operating fund; $15,000 for building fund (pay mortgage on loan for
the new building). Again, thank you for making our event a success!

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, the children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this land of exile.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
lead us home at last
and show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus:
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Fantastic Band Concert Last Night!

It was a packed house for the final band concert of the year. The 4th
grade band and the Concert Band were amazing! Thank you Mrs. Draftz
for your fantastic instruction!

School Communication

May 25: Saint Bucks Orders Due

May 25: Box Tops Due

May 27: K4 & K5 Moving up day

May 27: Last Day Hot Lunch

May 27: Last Day of Aftercare

May 30: No School, Memorial Day

May 31: Regular School Day Grades 1 – 7; No Aftercare

June 1: 11:15 AM Dismissal/No Aftercare

June 1: 8th Grade Awards & Graduation 5:15PM/ 6:00PM

June 2: 10:30AM Upper School Awards Ceremony

June 2: 11:15AM Dismissal Last Day of School/No Aftercare

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

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Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a welcoming family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge
students through creative inquiry, critical thinking, and technology
in academic subjects and the arts while developing self-discipline,
compassion for others, and nurturing a strong Catholic faith.

Approved by The Charleston Catholic School Board on April 14, 2016

Fred McKay,
School Office: (843) 577-4495


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