Principal’s Message November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016

2016-2017 Theme:

The Charleston Catholic School:

Blessing the tools we need to succeed

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

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Mass Schedule:

Wed. Nov. 9: Gr. 4

Wed. Nov. 16: Gr. 3

Wed. Nov. 30: Gr. 8

Thurs. Dec. 8: Gr. 7

(Holy Day Immaculate Conception)

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. –

Principal’s Message

Dear CCS Families and Friends,

This past Tuesday, for All Saints Day, we welcomed 30 people for our
Alumni reception following Mass. It was great to have
representatives from each of the downtown Catholic schools – St.
Joseph, St. Patrick, Sacred Heart, Cathedral, Immaculate Conception
and Charleston Catholic. The alumni enjoyed visiting with each other
and seeing the campus (the “old” classrooms that brought back fond
memories of their Catholic school experience and the “new” classrooms
and renovations that have taken place in recent years). They also
enjoyed the entertainment provided by the Movement class (1st & 2nd
graders) and Chorus class (3rd grade). We are grateful for the
support of our alumni. Go Saints!

Next Friday, our country will celebrate Veterans Day (Nov. 11). We
are grateful for the service of all veterans. On Sunday, Nov. 13,
Sacred Heart Church will honor veterans following the 11:15AM Mass
with a breakfast and entertainment by our CCS Concert Band in the
school’s auditorium. All are welcome to attend as we pay tribute to
all veterans.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Prayer for Vocations

O God, Father of all Mercies,

Provider of a bountiful Harvest,

send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.
Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.

Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ, our Lord.


CCS Alumni Mass & Reunion!

Thank you to all the alumni who came to the Alumni Mass and Reunion
on All Saints Day!

School Communication

Nov. 5: Fishing Club 9-11AM Melton Peter Demetre Park

Nov. 5: Daylight Savings Ends Turn Your Clock Back One Hour
Nov. 7 -18: Food Drive
Nov. 11: Tumbler Orders Due

Nov. 16: Upper Drama @ 6:00PM in the Auditorium

Nov. 16: Saint Bucks Due

Nov. 21: Breakfast with Santa RSVP’s Due

Nov. 23 -25: Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

Dec. 3: Breakfast with Santa 7:30AM – 10AM

Dec. 7: Lower Drama and Movement

School Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30AM – 3:30PM

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:


Basketball Practice Days and Times:

7/8 year old Red: Thurs. 3:15-4:15PM

7/8 year old White: Tues. 3:15-4:15PM*Need a Coach

9/10 year old Boys: Tues. & Thurs. 4:30-5:30PM

9/10 year old Girls: Tues & Thurs. 3:15-4:15PM

5th/6th grade Boys: Tues. & Thurs. 3:15-4:15PM (City Gym)

5th/6th grade Girls: Thurs. & Fri. 4:30-5:30PM

Sr. Boys: Mon. & Wed. 4:30-5:30PM Sat./Sun. TBA

Sr. Girls: Mon. & Wed. 3:15-4:15PM *Need a Coach

Senior Girls team and 7/8 year old White team need coaches; please
email Mr. Fields.

Cheerleading practice will begin when we have a coach.

After School Activities

Chess Club: Tuesdays Beginners 3:15-4:15PM

Intermediate 3:15-4:45PM

Karate: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15PM

When picking students up for Aftercare or after school activities,
please come to the school office and the students will be called for
dismissal. This is to ensure CCS student safety and an organized

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.

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

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