Principal’s Message October 14, 2016

October 14, 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. Oct. 19: Gr. 3

Mon. Oct. 24: Gr. 6

(Bishop Guglielmone


Tues. Nov. 1: Gr. 5

(All Saints Day)

Wed. Nov. 9: Gr. 4

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,

Hopefully, everyone was safe during Hurricane Matthew. The school
campus had some water and wind damage, but it appeared to be minor
and certainly could have been worse. We were very fortunate, and we
extend our prayers and thoughts to others who suffered loss of life
and/or significant property damage.

Today was supposed to be the end of the first quarter. Because of
days missed last week, we are extending the first quarter until
Wednesday, October 19. Our plan is to email report cards for Grades
1-8 through RenWeb the week of October 24-28 and keep the Parent –
Teacher Conferences on Friday, October 28 as originally scheduled.
We will have paper copies of report cards for K5 that parents can
pick up when they come to their conferences.

Students may continue to wear their Summer Uniforms next week, Oct.
17-21. We will start Winter Uniforms on Monday, October 24. Also,
on Monday, Oct. 24, all students will wear Mass Day Uniforms as
Bishop Guglielmone will celebrate Mass for the students on this day.
We will follow a Wednesday class schedule on this day and a Monday
class schedule on Oct. 26.

We look forward to our school’s Walk-a-thon tomorrow, Saturday, Oct.
15, 8:30AM to 1:00PM at Colonial Lake. Please join us for the walk
and the picnic hosted by the CCS PTO. All family members and friends
are welcome to participate.

Two weeks ago we welcomed Octavia Mitchell and NBC News 2 to our
school. Due to Hurricane Matthew the segments were delayed and CCS
will be featured next week as the “Cool School” of the week. Please
see the times listed below and be sure to tune in to News 2.

Oct. 17 – 21: CCS will be mentioned on News 2 during the weather
segment at 5AM & 6AM.
Oct. 19: CCS will be featured in the Cool School Segment on News 2 at
6AM, 7AM, & 5PM.
Oct. 21: CCS will be featured in the Cool School Segment on News 2 at
6AM, 7AM, & 5PM.

After the broadcasts, the segments can be found on the News 2

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.

Fire Safety Month

October is Fire Safety month. Engine 8 from the Huger Street Station
visited the CCS campus today. K4 – 2 grades heard a presentation
from the Firemen. Then the
students had an opportunity to look and venture inside the fire
truck! The students learned a lot and had a great time!

School Communication

Oct. 15: Walk-a-Thon Colonial Lake 8:30AM – 1PM
Oct. 16: Sacred Heart Ministry Fair 12:30PM
Oct. 19: 8th Grade PSAT @ BE 8:30 – 11:30AM
Oct. 19: End of First Quarter
Oct. 20: Saint Bucks Orders Due
Oct. 21: Tumbler Orders Due
Oct. 24: Box Top$ Due
Oct. 27: T.A.G. Day (Black, Orange, Halloween)
Oct. 27: Beginner Band Concert 6:30PM
Oct. 28: No School – Parent Teacher Conference
Nov. 1: Alumni Mass and Reunion
Nov. 1: Wreath Orders Due
Nov. 1: Poinsettia Orders Due

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

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:


Volleyball Game

Oct. 19: Sr. Girls vs. Zucker @ Hanahan B @ 6:30PM

Volleyball Practice: Fridays at Charleston Math & Science Gym
from 5 – 7PM, Oct. 14.

Basketball Practices will begin the week of October 24, more
information to follow. Coaches are still needed; please email Mr.

Cheerleading practice will begin the week of October 31, if a coach

After School Activities

Running Club: Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Pick up at
CCS between 4:30 and 4:45PM. Parent volunteers needed.

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

Intermediate 3:15 – 4:45PM

Karate: Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15PM

Tennis: Thursdays 3:15 – 4:15PM open to grades

2nd, 3rd & 4th

When picking students up for Aftercare or after school activities,
please come to the school office and your 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,
School Office: (843) 577-4495


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