Principal’s Message September 1, 2016

September 1, 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

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Mass Schedule:

September 7: Gr. 6

September 14: Gr. 5

Sept. 21: No Mass (Priest Retreat)

September 28: Gr. 4

October 5: Gr. 3

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Family Rosary 8:05AM 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,

First, thank you to all of our families who came to Open House this
past Tuesday evening. We are excited about the PTO’s plans for
activities for this school year. Also, we appreciate everyone who
signed up (or will sign up) for the various committees to implement
the activities. I want to recognize our PTO Officers for their
leadership this year:

Laura Simmons, President
Bayne Ritter, Vice President
Tara Enriquez, Secretary
Kelly Duffy, Treasurer

Second, we look forward to working with our student leaders on the
Student Council for this school year. Speeches and Elections were
held this past Wednesday and announced today. See below for the new
officers. There were multiple candidates for each position, and we
are proud of the courage that each student displayed in running for
an office as well as the sportsmanship demonstrated when the results
were announced. We will add Classroom Representatives from Grades
5-8 next week. Thank you to Sister Richarde, our Student Council
Advisor, for working with our student leaders.

Third, Tumbleston Photography Studios took our school pictures
(individual and class photos) this past Wednesday. If you have any
questions, please contact Tumbleston at 843-766-9400 or see their web
site: –
The photo retake date will be September 28.

Enjoy the Labor Day Holiday. Please be safe on Friday with Tropical
Storm Hermine.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

“Be kind and merciful.

Let no one ever come to you

without leaving better and happier.

Be a living expression of God’s kindness:

kindness in your face,

kindness in your eyes,

kindness in your smile,

kindness in your warm greeting.

To children, to the poor,

to all who suffer and are lonely,

give always a happy smile.

Give them not only your care, but also your heart.”

~Mother Teresa

“Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta”

will air live on EWTN from Rome at 4AM, Sunday,

Sept. 4, with encores at 11:30AM and 10PM.

New Student Council Officers!

Congratulations to our new Student Council Officers!
Emma: President

Tom: Vice-President

Michael: Secretary

George: Treasurer

Catie & Emily: Commissioners of Religion and School Spirit.

School Communication

Sept. 2: No School Tropical Storm Hermine

Sept. 5: No School Labor Day

Sept. 6: Chess Club Begins

Sept. 7: Karate Begins

Sept. 12: Math Tutoring begins upper school 3:15-4:00PM

Sept. 13: Athletic Meeting 5:30PM in the Auditorium

Sept. 19 – 23: ITBS Testing

Sept. 22: After School Tennis Begins (Grades 2-4)

Sept. 28: Make-up pictures

Oct. 7: Grandparents Day

Oct. 7: 11:15AM Dismissal

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


Volleyball Practice: Fridays at Charleston Math & Science Gym
from 5 – 7pm. Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, Oct. 7 & 14.

School Activities

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

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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