The mission of Corpus Christi Catholic School is to nurture every child by providing the opportunities to grow in faith, achieve academic success, and serve others as disciples of Jesus.
Cougar Connection

Dear Parents,

We want to congratulate our students who received the sacrament of first holy communion this past weekend. It was a beautiful service. We pray that our first communicants, along with all of our students, will remember that God's love will always be there to comfort you, guide you, and bless you.



Father Victor Ingalls to Visit
Tuesday, April 17

Please join us for Mass tomorrow April 17 as we welcome Father Victor Ingalls, Archdiocesan Director of Vocations. He will visit our classrooms following Mass and speak to the students concerning Vocations.



Kona Ice
Tuesday, April 17

Don't forget your Kona Ice Money for Tuesday, April 17! 

$3 Regular size
$4 King size
$5 Color Changing Cup ($3 refills if you have a cup)

30% Given back to school! 



Rock your Socks this Wednesday
Wednesday, April 18 

Students may wear wacky socks and tennis shoes this Wednesday for $1.00 donation to support our 8th grade completion luncheon.


Uniform Sale
April 16 - 22

Zoghby's will be sponsoring a 10% discount sale for CCCS families this week, April 16-21. Remember that next year we will fully transition to our new uniforms, and our old uniform pieces may not be worn.



K of C Fundraiser for Bleachers
April 21st, 5:30 p.m.

We are in the process of work ing with an engineering firm in putting together a plan to repair the erosion and washout problems that are affecting our bleachers and playground area. The Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus are hosting a fundraiser on April 21 to help with this project.

The order form for the Boston Butts can be found here -  Butts, Burgers & Bingo 4 Bleachers - Order Form

PTO News

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 5! Our PTO and Booster Club are planning a wonderful fundraiser for our school featuring the Kentucky Derby. It is sure to be a great time!    The ticket order form can be found 
HERE.  


Holocaust Writing and Arts Contest Winners

We were honored to have Holocaust survivor Allan Hall share his experiences with our middle school students last week. Two of our 8th grade students recently won honors in the Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Writing and Art Competition. Matthew Collins won Best in School for his piece titled "Restrictions Placed on Jews in Pre- War Germany" and Gavin Veasey received an Honorable Mention for his piece titled "Andre Trocme." We are proud of both of these young men.


Optimist Club Speech Contest

We are proud of all of our students who recently participated in our recent speech contest. The theme for this year's contest was "Where are My Roots of Optimism?" We had 12 contests that were chosen to participate in our local contest, and they all did a wonderful job. Congratulations to the winners:

1st place: Evan McNally and Camille Wittendorfer
2nd place: Marshall Robertson and Madison Langham
3rd place: Colin Grady and Anna Watson

Evan and Camille represented CCCS at the next level of competition at the Midtown Optimist Club


Festival of Flowers Honorees

The artwork of two Corpus Catholic School students was recently showcased at the Annual Festival of Flowers sponsored by Providence Hospital. Congratulations to Laila DeLeon for placing 3rd in the the K-2 grade division and to Angelina Nguyen for receiving 3rd place in the 6-8 grade division.


Cougars of the Month

The following students were chosen as Cougars of the Month by their teachers for the month of February:
Meredith Warren
Orion Comiskey
Jacob Potteiger
Mary Rose Spadafora
Amelia Schwarz
Wyatt Waters
Teagan O'Brien
Madison Nguyen
Makinley Higdon
Bridget Foster
Annabel Holbrook
Jack Dismukes
Kaitlyn Goff
Charles Lathram
Lindsey Cox
Anna Caroline Dennis
Matthew Fisher

In addition, the following students were honored as overall cougars of the month and received a $25.00 gift certificate from our Partners in Education.

Wyatt Waters:              K-2 grades, sponsored by Payne Environmental Services

Makinley Higdon:        3-5 grades, sponsored by Farmers' Insurance

Matthew Fisher:           6-8 grades, sponsored by Donaghey Orthodontics

Janet Minto was recognized as outstanding staff member of the month, sponsored by Professional Estimating  Service.


Campus Beautification Day
Saturday, April 21



Field Day
Thursday, April 26th

Our annual field day will be held on Thursday, April 26. Field Day ticket orders went home on last week. They are due by Tuesday, April 24th. We know it will be a day of fun for our students!

Click HERE to see the schedule of events and a map of the field. 

We are participating in a Sun Protection Education Program this year. Throughout the year our students, parents and teachers will be getting information about protecting their skin from sun damage and learn about skin conditions caused by sun exposure. Our participation in this program will help Corpus Christi be eligible for a grant sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. The money awarded through the grant will be allocated to purchasing and installing a walkway between the main building and the preschool building.  

A Sunscreen Station will be set-up during field day. Mrs. Susie Veasey, Executive Director with Beautycounter, has donated the sunscreen.  The school is not allowed to apply sunscreen on students without a signed permission slip from you.  If you wish for your child to be able to have sunscreen applied, as need, please sign and return the permission slip that can be found HERE

School Advisory Council Nominations

A link was sent to parents today via email concerning School Advisory Council elections for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Elections will close Monday, April 23.  Click HERE for a list of the candidates and a brief bio for each of them. 


PTO Board Nominations

Are you interested in working with a dedicated group of parents to make decisions and
plan events for the students and families of Corpus Christi Catholic School? The CCCS
PTO is looking for volunteers to help fill our Executive Board and chair committees for
the 2018-19 school year.

Please review the descriptions of the positions available next year, click on the link
provided, and nominate yourself or anyone you think would be an ideal recruit for a
particular office. The ballot will be finalized on Friday, April 27, 2018, and distributed by
Mrs. Martin via e-mail the following Monday. Voting will occur April 30, through May 11,
2018, with results announced on or before our last PTO meeting, no later than May 15,
2018.

A PTO Board member would be happy to talk to you if you have any questions:
* Melissa Overstreet, melissaoverstreet@gmail.com
* Scarlett Moulder, symoulder@gmail.com
* Sandi Zoghby, sandizoghby@aol.com
* Leslie Youkey, Lesli45052@aol.com


Cougar Cart - now open

The Cougar Cart is a new mobile store, sponsored by the PTO, that will be open to everyone starting this week. The cart will offer a variety of items to make life a little easier, including snacks, school supplies, small gifts and school spirit items.  You can find the cart in the hallway by the office every morning between 7:45-7:55 and it will be available to students during regular Scrip office hours and  other designated times to be determined. Click HERE for a list of the items that are available. 

Morning Carpool Reminders

Please remember that after 7:30, students should only be dropped off in the area designated for carpool. If you are going to walk your child inside, you should park behind the rectory. If your child is in preschool, you may park in the lot adjacent to the daycare building. Parents should not be parking in our main lot to walk their children inside, and no students should be dropped off in our main parking lot. While our first bell rings at 7:45, teachers remain on traffic duty until 7:55. Students arriving to school before 7:55 should not be dropped off in our main parking lot. This is for the safety of all of our students.

Summer Reading and Math Camp
June 11-15

Our Summer Reading and Math Camp is scheduled for June 11 - 15.  The registration form can be found here:  Reading & Math Camp Registration

Talent Show 
May 18, 2018

Our annual Talent Show will be on May 18th.  Here are the guidelines for students wanting to participate in the show: 

 

Performers must be in the 4th - 8th grade.

All performers must try out.
Singers must have a Karaoke version of the music.
Remember this is a Catholic school so all performances and songs must reflect that.
Only 8th graders may perform skits.
If props are being used the performer must have them at the time of try outs and rehearsal.
Try outs will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
Dress rehearsal on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
The talent show will be on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Performers must have music and routine ready on date of try outs.
Each performer must have a signed permission slip to participate.

The permission slip  is due to the office by Friday May 4, 2018

 


CCCS Summer program for K3 - K5 students

Click HERE for the registration form for the summer program. This program is for Corpus Christi Catholic School students only.  The program begins on Monday, May 28 and ends two weeks prior to the first day of school.  

The 2018-2019 School Calendar

The Department of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Mobile released the 2018-2019 school calendar.  Click HERE for a copy. The calendar specific to Corpus Christi Catholic School, which includes our events and activities, will be published at a later time.   

Bible Verse of the Month

Our Bible verse focus for the month of April is:  Matthew 22:37

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." 

Our prayer focus is The Divine Praises.

Looking Ahead

April 21:          Spring "Campus Clean Up Day" (8:30-12:00)
April 23:          Paul Weathersby, Digital Forensics Investigator to speak to Middle School students
April 24:          Rainbows Mass
April 26:          Field Day
April 27:          Teacher Retreat Day (No school for students)
May 1:             May Crowning

             
The complete April calendar can be found 
HERE.


Click HERE for the order form. 

McT STEM Summer Camp