Principal’s Message October 21, 2016

October 21, 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:

Mon. Oct. 24: Gr. 6 (Bishop Guglielmone Celebrant)

Tues. Nov. 1: Gr. 5 (All Saints Day)

Wed. Nov. 9: Gr. 4

Wed. Nov. 16: Gr. 3

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,

This week, Charleston Catholic was recognized by News 2 and
McDonald’s of Charleston as the Cool School of the Week. Hopefully,
you were able to see our school featured on the News 2 broadcasts on
Wednesday and again today. The segments are posted on,
the CCS website under “News and Events” and our school’s Facebook
page. It was great to be recognized, and we appreciate News 2 and
McDonald’s of Charleston for sponsoring this award. Go Saints!

We concluded the first quarter of the academic year this week.
Report Cards for Grades 1-8 will be emailed home next week. Parent –
Teacher Conferences will be Friday, October 28, 7:30AM to 1:00PM (no
school for students).

We have two special school Masses coming up — and all are welcome to
attend. On Monday, Bishop Guglielmone will celebrate Mass with our
school. Then, the following week, on Tuesday, November 1, All Saints
Day, we will have our Alumni Reunion Mass and Reception.

As you know, we missed 3 school days because of Hurricane Matthew.
We will not have to make up these days. The official word from the
Diocese about make-up days from Hurricane Matthew is below:

Hurricane Matthew School Make Up Days

Because of Hurricane Matthew, some schools across the diocese were
hindered significantly due to flooding and power outage issues and
not able to open for up to eight days. Others schools were not
affected at all. Because of the mandated evacuation and the
inability of some schools to even access their buildings, the Diocese
of Charleston Catholic Schools Office will forgive up to eight (8)
days out of school due to Hurricane Matthew. Any days over eight
will need to be made up prior to the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Sandra Leatherwood, Director of Catholic Education Office of Education

Our middle school volleyball teams have concluded their seasons. We
are proud of our Junior Girls and Senior Girls Volleyball players and
coaches on their play, effort, attitude and sportsmanship throughout
the season. Go Saints!

Basketball practices for our numerous teams will begin next week.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

Act of Contrition

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.

In choosing to wrong and in failing to do good,

I have sinned against You whom I should love

above all things.

I firmly intend, with Your help, to do penance,

to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me

to sin.

Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.

In His Name, my God, have mercy.

Congratulations Blair!

Blair placed 1st in the City of Charleston Recreation Department’s
St. Julian Devine 2016 Coast Week Kids Art Contest.
Congratulations Blair!

Great job!

School Communication

Oct. 21: Tumbler Orders Due

Oct. 24: Box Top$ Due
Oct. 26: Lunch Orders Due
Oct. 27: T.A.G. Day (Black, Orange, No Costumes)
Oct. 27: Last Day of Running Club
Oct. 27: Beginner Band Concert 6:30PM
Oct. 28: No School – Parent Teacher Conference 7:30am-1pm
Nov. 1: Alumni Mass and Reunion
Nov. 1: Wreath Orders Due
Nov. 1: Poinsettia Orders Due
Nov. 16: Upper Drama

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

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:


Basketball Practices will begin the week of October 24. Practice
schedules were emailed to players’ parents who had signed up.

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

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

After School Activities

Running Club: Final two days of running club are October 25 & 27.
Pick up at CCS between 4:30 and 4:45PM. Parent volunteers are 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 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,
School Office: (843) 577-4495


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