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,

Have you returned registration forms for the 2018-2019 school year?  We had a very successful open house yesterday afternoon, and we  will soon begin to register new families for the upcoming school year.  All forms and registration fees must be returned by Wednesday, January 24. After Wednesday, a $50.00 late fee/child will be applied.   If your child is not planning to return, please indicate 'not returning' on the forms and return to the office. Also, remember for your registration to be complete, all accounts (including after school care) must be current. If you have any questions about registration, please contact the school office. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have! 

Red Ribbon Week Service Project

Bella Normand, our Red Ribbon student leader, is asking students to help complete our Red Ribbon service project. We are collecting new black or white ankle or crew socks for the children at St. Mary Home. All socks should be adult sized please. 

   
PTO Survey

Please take time to fill out this short PTO survey to help with communication and planning of future events:

Catholic Schools Week: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.



We will celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 29 - February 2.  We have planned many events for this week.  Please see a summary below:

Monday: Vocations
  • Students will make cards for seminarians from our Archdiocese.
  • 6th and 7th grade students will have a guest priest speak on Vocations.

Tuesday: Community, Alumni

  • We will celebrate  an Alumni Mass at 8:10, and we will honor an alumnus with the  NCEA Distinguished Graduate Award.
  • We will also recognize an Outstanding Business Partner.
  • A reception will be held to honor our award recipients following Mass.
  • Students will make cards and posters for businesses in our community.
  • Geography Bee will be held at 1:30 in the gym.

Wednesday: Students

  • Students may come out of uniform.
  • We will host the Special Olympic basketball team from Theodore High School. They will play a game vs. our 8th graders, and the team will remain for lunch with the middle school students.
  • Partner classes will meet to play games.

Thursday: Teachers, Nation

  • K-5 will make cards/letters of appreciation for our veterans and coast guard families.
  • 6-8 will write letters of appreciation for our teachers.
  • Teachers will be treated to a luncheon.

Friday: Families

  • Our preschool classes will entertain their families with a Mardi Gras parade beginning at 8:15.
  • Students will write letters of appreciation to their family
  • A family picnic lunch* will take place on the field during lunch waves. Families, please join us!
*The cafeteria will be offering a boxed pizza lunch on this day. Please click below for order form if you would like to order.




Charity Chase 5K
Saturday, January 27

Don't forget to register for the Charity Chase 5k or a 3/4 mile fun run.  Corpus Christi is excited to be partnering with  McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL  and the other Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Mobile to participate in the 2018 Charity Chase! 

The event is taking place on January 27. Anyone who selects Corpus Christi or McGill as their chosen charity, during the registration process (either on paper or online), will receive a FREE McT Charity Chase t-shirt! In addition, McGill is hosting a tailgate at the event. All participants l isting McGill or Corpus as their chosen charity will have access to the tailgate which will include donuts and fun games for the kids. The cost to run is $20 (5K or Fun Run).

How does the Charity Chase work? Register to run for your favorite, local charity. 12.5-25% of your registration fee goes directly to your selected Charity and another, equal portion goes into the Charity Jackpot. The Jackpot is won by the top male and female finishers for their selected charities. So basically, you're signing up to be a professional athlete. Age division winners will also win additional donations of up to $50 for their selected charities.
 
Students who participates in the race can wear their McT Race t-shirt to school Monday, January 29 with jeans.  

Go  Charity Chase to register online. The paper form can be found here:  Charity Chase Registration Form. The deadline to turn in the paper form is Thursday. 

March for Life

Our March for Life Rosary Walk took place on Friday, January 19th. Our walk coincided with the March for Life in Washington D.C.  It was a beautiful afternoon as we prayed for life and for an end to abortion.  



McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Fall/Winter Sports Informational Meeting
Wednesday, January 31

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Fall/Winter Sports  Informational Meeting for Middle School Parents will take place on  Wednesday January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm Toolen Auditorium. Click HERE for more information. 
Yearbooks on sale NOW! 

Please visit Jostens.com to order your yearbook!  

From The Booster Club

Hello all you Cougar Fans!

The Corpus Christi Booster Club would like to wish each of you a very Happy New Year. We would also like to share some of the things the Booster Club has been busy doing to make our school and parish better so far this school year and provide an updated Booster Club Calendar for the remainder of the school year. 
Let's start with just a few of the projects the Booster Club has been involved with. First, if you had the pleasure of being at one of our pep rally's this year, you got a chance to hear what our new sound system can do. This was a much needed improvement to the gym and I'm sure will be enjoyed for years to come. Please see attached pic of our state of the art sound system.

Another item the Booster Club has focused on is our "Big Soccer/Football field" behind the gym. I realize it's been way too cold to spend a lot of time outside, but the next time you get an opportunity take a look at how lush and green our field looks. I can't wait to see all the soccer players running around come spring soccer season. You can also see picture attached. :-)

Since it has been so cold, we are all lucky basketball is an indoor sport! I might be biased, but I think we at Corpus have the nicest gym in all of CYO. But, with all the traffic our court gets from basketball games and practices, not to mention the use it gets from every child who attends Corpus School during PE, it really takes some abuse. So each and every year the Booster Club provides some much need TLC and gets the court refinished. It looked so good and shiny I had to take a pic of it as well. You guessed it, see attached.

While the Booster Club is proud of all these projects, what we are the most proud to have provided is a brand new state of the art AED (Emergency Defibrillator) machine for the gym. This will provide extra piece of mind to every parent who ever has a child play or visit our gym. In the unfortunate event that it's ever needed, possible life saving equipment will be available. The Booster Club actually purchased this before school let out for Christmas break. Unfortunately, the necessity of having the AED on hand hit very close to home during the holidays. As I'm sure many of you have heard, there was a child that attends Christ the King that was rushed to the hospital after collapsing in their gym during a basketball practice. I am very happy to report that young man looks to be doing better, but it really does magnify how fortunate we are to have such a device in our gym should the need ever arise. 

These are just a few of the tangible things the Booster Club has been involved with to benefit both our school and parish facilities. We were also blessed to have 277 players and at least 52 volunteer coaches participate in Fall sports for Corpus Christi and have over 190 players and 55+ volunteer coaches participating in CYO basketball and SuperStar Basketball currently.

We are so very fortunate to have so many volunteer groups and individuals lend their time, talents and money to make our school and parish truly great. The Booster Club is just a very small part of that community, but I did want to take the opportunity at the New Year to draw attention to just some of the things we have provided so far this school year. We are so very thankful to each and every one of you that has helped make all that we do possible. If you haven't had the chance yet to volunteer and join us please consider doing so. We would love to have you! Attached you'll find our Booster Club calendar for upcoming events. And be on the lookout for details of all the exciting things we have planned for 2018. 

Thanks so much and GO COUGARS!

Tom McKee
AD Corpus Christi Booster Club


Bible Verse

Each month students learn a Bible verse, and recite it together at school during our morning prayers.  We also pray a particular prayer each month. 

Our Bible Verse for January:  Philippians 4:13

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

The prayer we will focus on is the "Glory Be." 

Scrip News


Please contact the Scrip office at 342-5474,  ext. 1204 or at   scrip@corpuschristiparish.com with any questions or to place an order. 


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Looking Ahead

February 9:                  4th grade Mardi Gras Parade Followed by Noon Dismissal
February 12-13:          Mardi Gras Holidays
February 14:                Ash Wednesday Mass (8:15)
February 20:                3rd Quarter PTO Meeting (6:00) 

                        

The complete January calendar can be found  HERE.