Principal’s Message September 16, 2016

September 16, 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:

Sept. 21: No Mass (Priest Retreat)

September 28: Gr. 4

October 7: Gr. 8 (Grandparents Day)

October 12: Gr. 7

October 19: Gr. 3

October 24: Gr. 6 (Bishop Guglielmone Celebrant)

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,

Next week is testing week and our child protection lessons for the
students. Testing begins promptly each morning after Morning Prayer,
and so it is critically important that students arrive to school on
time and having had a quality breakfast and good night’s sleep.

First Grade and Fourth Grade take the CogAT tests which measure a
student’s ability in several areas (verbal, nonverbal, and
quantitative). These tests are scored in two ways, according to age
and grade level.

Grades 3-8 take the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. These achievement
tests cover many areas: reading, written expression, vocabulary,
capitalization, punctuation, spelling, social studies, science, and
math. These tests are scored according to age and grade level. They
measure a student’s achievement relative to other students on a
national scale.

On Friday, our religion teachers in grades K5 to 8th will instruct
the students in child protection lessons as required by the Diocese
annually. This year’s topic is Touching Safety Rules. The lessons
are arranged according to grade levels: K5-2nd; 3rd-5th; 6th-8th.
The Child Protection program is part of the overall effort of the
Diocese of Charleston to comply with the Charter for the Protection
of Children established by the U.S. Catholic Bishops.

There will be no School Mass next week since the priests in our
Diocese will be on retreat from Monday to Thursday. Our next School
Mass will be September 28th.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

The most natural thing is the family life.

What keeps the family together,

what nourishes the life of the family together,

is that surrender to each other;

is that obedience;

is that accepting of each other.

Math & Science Class

The Math & Science Class students were busy participating in many
experiments this week. This particular experiment involved dry ice.
Mrs. Siedentop and Mr. Fields teach this special area class.

School Communication

Sept. 19 – 23: ITBS Testing

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

Sept. 25: 2016 Charity Golf Tournament @ 1PM @ Patriots Point Golf Links

Sept. 28: Make-up pictures

Sept. 30: T.A.G. Day

Oct. 7: Grandparents Day

Oct. 7: 11:15AM Dismissal

Oct. 7: 12:00 – 3:00PM Teacher In-Service

Oct. 10: No School Columbus Day

Oct. 14: End of First Quarter
Oct. 15: Walk-a-Thon
Oct. 19: 8th Grade PSAT @ BE 8:30 – 11:30AM
Oct. 27: T.A.G. Day
Oct. 28: No School – Parent Teacher Conference

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

Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website: or on Facebook

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Volleyball Games

Sept 19: Sr. Girls vs. Goose Creek @ Goose Creek @ 7:30PM

Sept 21: Jr. Girls vs. FJMS @ FJMX @ 5:30PM

Sept 22: Jr. Girls vs. Orange Grove @ BLRC @ 5:30PM

Sept 26: Sr. Girls vs. LLCS @ JIRC @ 6:30PM

Sept 27: Jr. Girls vs. St. James Santee @ Park West @ 7:30PM

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

After School Activities

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

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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