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,

Welcome to 2018!  We are excited for the start of a new year and ready for another great semester at Corpus Christi!
Registration for 2018-2019 School Year 

Registration forms for the 2018-2019 school year were sent home today with the youngest student in each family.   Please complete the forms and return by January 16 with the $100.00 registration fee per child to secure your child's placement for next year.  If you do not receive the forms, please call the school office. All accounts (tuition, after school, etc.) must be current in order to register for the upcoming school year. If you are not returning next year, please let the school office know of your plans.  Open registration for new families will begin on January 22. 
   
St. Jude Math-A-Thon
January 8th through 19th

This year, Corpus Christi will participate in our annual Math-a-thon for St. Jude's during the weeks of January 8th through the 19th.  Pledge envelopes were sent home today.  The money is due on or before Friday, January 19th.  Students must complete the math problems online and donations may also be made online.  All students donating at least $25 by January 19th will have an out of uniform day on Monday, January 22nd.  Any class having 100 % participation will receive a special prize.  We are very appreciative of the special care that Andre Colletti (CCS class of 2009), as well as other local families, received while at St. Jude's.   All of the amazing work done at St. Jude is shared with hospitals throughout the country who are treating childhood cancer.  We support the staff and the research at St. Jude with our participation and support of the Math-a-thon.  Remember, no family ever gets a bill from St. Jude, and that is what makes the Math-a-thon so important. 

Here is the link to the online  Math-A-Thon information. 
NCEA Distinguished Graduate Award:
 
We are taking nominations for this award which will be presented to an alumnus during Catholic Schools Week. If you would like to nominate a graduate of CCS, please see the attached registration form. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, January 12, 2018.


A list of former recipients can be found on our website.  


Timmy Abell Concert
Friday, January 12

We will welcome cultural arts performer Timmy Abell on Friday for two shows. He will perform for PK-4 grades at 8:30 and for 5-8th grades at 9:45. Students are asked to bring in $1.00 to help offset the cost of the performance. Parents are welcome to attend! 


Report Cards and Awards Ceremony

2nd Quarter report cards will be available on the parent portals the evening of January 10. We will have an awards ceremony for 2nd quarter following Mass on January 16.  Awards and criteria are as follows:

Upward Bound: recognizes students in grades 4-8 who improve their grades in one or more subjects while maintaining all other grades.

Honor Roll : grades 4-8, a minimum of 5 "A's", the rest "B's", and nothing below an "S" in special classes. Students must have an "O" or "G" in conduct. 

Principal's List : grades 4-8, must receive all "A's, and nothing below an "S" in special classes. Students must have an "O" or "G" in conduct.

Christian Attitude Award : This award is given quarterly to two students in each class who consistently display Christian values, attitudes, and actions.  This award is given out during Mass. 
 

March for Life
Friday, January 19 

Our March for Life Rosary Walk will take place Friday, January 19th at 2:15 on the field. Our walk will coincide with the March for Life in Washington D.C.  Please join our students, teachers, and staff as we pray for an end to abortion.  

Health Room Reminders stethoscope_dr_pad.jpg

Please remember these guidelines, as listed in our parent student handbook:

If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or greater, they may not come to school. If they are sent home from school with a fever, they may not return the next day. In order to return to school, students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines.
  • If your child is sent home from school for vomiting, they will not be able to return to school the next day. They must be able to tolerate solid food before returning to school.
  • If your child has a staph infection such as Impetigo, they must have a note from their doctor stating that they are able to return to school.
Thank you for your cooperation. Following these few simple rules helps keep our children happy and healthy during the school year. 


Open House for Prospective Families 
Sunday, January 21, 2 - 4 p.m.

We will hold an Open House for prospective families on Sunday, January 21  from 2:00-4:00. If you know of any families interested in our wonderful school, please spread the word. 



Cougars of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as Cougars of the Month for the month of November:

James Woodard                      
Mila Moore
Allison Manley
Ivan Nguyen
Eric Givens
Heaven Leigh Davis
Demetrius Davis
Emma Warren
Lola Poiroux
Cade Nelson
Jay Gonzales
Helen Hendrix
Anna Watson
Connor Menton
Katey Miller
Avery Arendal


In addition the following were recognized as overall Cougars of the Month for their grade level:
K-2:     Allison Manley, sponsored by The Knights of Columbus

3-5:      Heaven-Leigh Davis, sponsored by Rehm Animal Clinic 
         
6-8:     Conner Menton, sponsored by  Providence Hospital

Our teacher of the month was Lisa Finnorn,  sponsored by Assist-2-Sell Realty
 
Yearbooks on sale NOW! 

Please visit Jostens.com to order your yearbook!  

Morning Carpool Reminders

Please remember that after 7:30, parents should not pull into the main parking lot of the school. At 7:30, you must go through the carpool line to drop your children off, or you may choose to park behind the rectory and walk with them to school. Students should not be dropped off in any parking lot. This is for the safety of all of our children. 

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." 

Altar Server Training
January 20


Altar server training is scheduled for  Saturday, January 20, 2018 f rom 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. i n the Corpus Christi church.  Interested 3rd thru 8th graders are invited to attend.

Click HERE to view the information flyer. 

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. 


Click HERE  for the most recent order form and price list.   Online Scrip orders can be placed through:  Shop with Scrip

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Monday, January 15 

We will not have school next Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.  



Looking Ahead

January 29:      Catholic Schools Week begins
February 1:      Geography Bee
February 2:      Preschool Mardi Gras Parade
                          CSW Family Picnic Day
February 9:      4th grade Mardi Gras Parade followed by Noon Dismissal
                        

The complete January calendar can be found  HERE.