Principal’s Message November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015

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:

Dec. 2: 8th Grade

Dec. 8: 7th Grade

Dec. 16: 6th 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

November 20, 2015

CCS Families,

Today, we are sending home several important papers to you. First,
for Grades 1-3, please look for envelopes with progress reports for
second quarter. Second, for First Grade, please look for your
child’s CogAT test scores in the progress report envelope. Third,
for Grades 3-8, please look for envelopes with your children’s ITBS
test scores. Please review these documents and schedule an
appointment with your child’s homeroom teacher if you want any

We have two regular school days next week, Monday & Tuesday, 8:00am
to 3:00pm, with Aftercare on both days. We will be on Thanksgiving
break from Wednesday through Sunday. When we return to school on
Monday, Nov.30, we will have three weeks before Christmas break.

Today, Mr. Fields and I were recognized for Catholic School Principal
Appreciation Day. We are most grateful for the nice cards, well
wishes, and gift card from the CCS PTO. Both of us are privileged to
serve the students, families and faculty of The Charleston Catholic
School — 25 years for Mr. Fields and 10 years for me. Thank you to
all of our Saints.

On behalf of all of the teachers and staff, I wish you and your
families a very Happy Thanksgiving! This is a great time to count
all of our blessings and spend time with people who are very special
to us. May everyone have a truly blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other
in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and
sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our
loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the
whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace.
May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given
to us.

Principal Appreciation Day!

Students presented Mr. McKay and Mr. Fields gifts today during
morning prayer on behalf of the PTO.

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School Communication

Nov. 21: Basketball tournament Sr. Boys 9am, 1pm, 3pm & Girls 2pm &
4pm @ Summerville Catholic
Nov. 23: Breakfast with Santa Reservations Due
Nov. 23: Lunch Orders Due

Nov. 24: T.A.G. Day (Favorite Sports Team)

Nov. 25 – 29: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 2: Room Parent Meeting
Dec. 5: Breakfast w/ Santa @ A.W. Shucks 7:30-10:30am

Dec. 8: Mass Immaculate Conception and Wednesday
Dec. 9: Tuesday Schedule
Dec. 9: Saint Bucks Orders Due

Dec. 10: Chorus & Lower Drama Performance
Dec. 11: Chorus Performs on Y102.5 @ 5pm

Dec. 12: Concert Band performs at the Yacht Club
Dec. 13: Concert Band performs at 2nd Sunday
Dec. 17: 4th Grade & Concert Band Concert
Dec. 18: T.A.G. Day, 11:15am dismissal & NO Aftercare

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: 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 Practices

7/8 year old boys: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:00PM
9/10 year old boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:15PM
9/10 year old girls: Mon. & Tues. 4:15 – 5:15PM

5th & 6th grade girls: Mon . & Fri., 3:15-4:15PM

5th & 6th grade boys: Wed. & Thurs.
3:15 – 4:30PM @ The City Gym
Sr. Boys: Wed. & Thurs. @ 4:30 – 5:45PM
Sr. Girls: Mon. & Tues. 3:15 – 4:30PM @ City Gym

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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