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 are so proud of our students for working so hard over the past few weeks on our ITBS tests. Thank you for your help in preparing the students for testing each day.

We would like to extend an invitation to all of our families to join us next Wednesday at 2:00 as the 7th grade students present the Living Stations of the Cross. This presentation is a beautiful remembrance of Jesus's journey to his crucifixion. As we prepare to conclude Lent and welcome the Easter Season, we hope that you have time for reflection together as a family.


Third Quarter Parent Conferences
Tonight, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Third quarter conferences are being held tonight, March 19, from 4:00-6:30.   If you wish to speak to your child's teacher, K-5 teachers will be in their classrooms, and teachers in grades 6-8 will be available in the cafeteria. Report Cards will be posted on Rediker in the student portfolio. You may download the report card and print it at home. They will not be distributed at school. Our third quarter awards ceremony will be held tomorrow following Mass. Your child's teacher should notify you if your child will be receiving an award.

Students in grades 4-8 meeting the following award criteria will be recognized:

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.

In addition, students in K-8 are eligible to be honored with the Christian Attitude Award. This award is given quarterly to two students in each class who consistently display Christian values, attitudes, and actions.

Pure and Simple, an Evening for 7th and 8th grade Students and Parents
Wednesday, March 21 

Pure and Simple is an evening presented by the Department of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Mobile. The evening will present the Catholic view of what it means to be made male and female along with practical tips for living this truth. The primary goal of the event is to facilitate the communication between students and their parents.

This event is for parents and students. The evening begins with Mass, followed by dinner and a large group presentation. The large group is then split up into smaller group presentations to parents, young women and young men.

Please join us Wednesday evening, March 21. Mass will begin at 5:30 followed by dinner and presentations. It should conclude by 8:00. This is a free event, but please call the school office to make your reservation. Love offerings will be accepted.

PTO News

We have one Lenten fish fry left. Volunteers are always welcome, if you would  l ike to sign up, please access the link here:   Fish Fry Volunteer Sign-up






Our PTO supports our teachers and students in so many wonderful ways. Did you see the 3rd quarter PTO Newsletter?  Click here:  PTO 3rd Quarter Newsletter
 
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.  

Computer Fair

67 students in grades 3-8 recently attended the 34th Annual Southwest Regional Computer Fair sponsored by the Alabama Council for Technology in Education. Corpus Christi students presented 34 projects at the fair. We are so proud to share that we won 21 awards! We had four 1st place awards, five 2nd place awards, three 3rd place awards, and nine honorable mentions. In addition, Gabe Shelley-Trembley won 2nd Place in the Computer Literacy Test.  We also won  Best in Show and for the fourth year in a row, our school was honored to receive the Spirit Award. In addition, 9 of our projects have qualified for the state fair, which will be held in Montgomery on April 28.  We are so proud of our students and their hard work!


Optimist Club Speech Contest
Monday, March 26

12 of our middle school students will participate in our local speech contest on Monday, March 26. Our contest will begin at 9:30. Parents are welcome to attend.


Holocaust Survivor  - Allen Hall
April 12

Mr. Allen Hall
Photo credit: Pensacola State College

We are honored to have Holocaust survivor Allen Hall share his experiences with our middle school students on April 12 at 9:30. Parents are welcome to attend his presentation.  

Crawfish for Cougars - thank you!

From Tom McKee, Booster Club President: 

"Thank you to everyone who came to our Crawfish for Cougars event this past Saturday.  This was the inaugural year and it was a great success!  We had more than 200 people attend and we raised more than $5000 to support our school and our sports programs. Hopefully, the event will continue to grow and next year it will be even bigger and better. 

I would like to personally thank all the volunteers who helped make today a success. There are far too many people to name them all, but I would like to give a very special thank you to  Jenna Wood who was the heart and soul behind the event.  I would also like to give a very special thank to RJ Gonzales - everyone raved about how good the crawfish tasted. I would also like thank all the individuals and businesses who donated and offered their services - we could not have pulled it off without your support!"

GO COUGARS!




Bible Verse of the Month

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 focus for the month of March is :  John 14:16

"Jesus answered, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." 

Our prayer focus is the Act of Contrition.


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

Former CCS student Megan DeVoe is on the Red Show Krewe.  The consider supporting this fun event that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.  



CCS Talent Show
Friday, May 18 

Our annual Talent Show will be held on Friday, May 18.  Information and the permission slip to participate can be found here:  Talent Show Rules and Guidelines

Summer Reading and Math Camp
June 12-16

Mark your calendar  - our Summer Reading and Math Camp is scheduled for June 12 - 16.  The registration form can be found here:  Summer Reading & Math Camp Registration

Looking Ahead

March 26:        Middle School Speech Contest
March 27:        Archdiocese Chrism Mass - 8th Grade
March 28:        Living Stations, 2:00 p.m.
March 30:        Easter Holidays Begin
April 9:             School Resumes
April 12:           Holocaust Survivor Speaker-Alan Hall (9:30)
April 15:           First Eucharist Mass
April 17:           4th Quarter PTO Meeting
April 21:           Spring Campus Clean Up Day (8:30-12:00)
             
The complete April calendar can be found 
HERE.