The Principal’s Message September 23, 2016

September 23, 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 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,

I appreciate the outstanding effort of our students and teachers
during standardized testing this week. We know that this can be a
stressful time, especially with the change in schedules and routines.
Next week, we return to a regular class schedule and typical
structure in place.

We are not sending home any paper copies of progress reports this
school year, since we are using the Grade Book on RenWeb and parents
have access to view their children’s grades throughout the marking
period. We will create report cards at the end of each quarter that
we will email or send home. K4 & K5 Progress Reports will be sent
home at the end of each quarter. If any family is having difficulty
accessing their children’s grades through Parent Web, please let us
know and we will assist you.

We are proud of our CCS Senior and Junior Volleyball teams who have
been demonstrating great effort, attitude and sportsmanship on the
court this Fall. They have been excellent representatives of our
school. Go Saints!

Thank you to our Fifth Grade Class and Sr. Richarde for being great
ambassadors for CCS on their field trip to Fort Sumter last Friday.
One of our teachers was in the airport on Friday afternoon waiting to
get on the plane when she struck up a conversation with another
passenger. When she communicated that she was a teacher at CCS, the
other person said that she was so impressed with the good behavior
and good manners of our fifth graders as that person had been
visiting Fort Sumter earlier in the day. This person told our
teacher that the students were great ambassadors for our school.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

If we really want to pray,

we must first learn to listen:

for in the silence of the heart God speaks.

And to be able to hear God,

we need a clean heart.

Let us listen to God,

to what he has to say.

We cannot speak unless we have listened,

unless we have made our connection with God.

From the fullness of the heart,

the mouth will speak,

the mind will think.

~Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Fort Sumter Field Trip

The 5th Grade enjoyed their tour of Ft. Sumter. They helped raise the
American Flag. The students were great ambassadors of The Charleston Catholic School.
We are proud of our Saints!

School Communication

Sept. 25: 2016 Charity Golf Tournament @ 1PM @ Patriots Point Golf Links
Sept. 26: Wreath & Poinsettia order forms will go home
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

Be sure to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to: 1902


Volleyball Games

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

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

Sept. 29: Sr. Girls vs. Porter Gaud @ PG @ 6:30PM

Oct. 3: Jr. Girls vs. Ashley Hall @ First Baptist @ 7:45PM

Oct. 4: Jr. Girls vs. PCA @ Park West @ 6:30PM

Oct. 5: Sr. Girls vs. Zucker @ Northwoods Academy @ 6:30PM

Volleyball Practice: Fridays at Charleston Math & Science Gym from 5 – 7pm. Sept. 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, Principal
School Office: (843) 577-4495


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