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,

As we begin this 2nd quarter of our school year, I want to thank you for your active and loving support of your child's learning and of Corpus Christi Catholic School.  As always, please never hesitate to contact me to seek support, ask questions, or share ideas.

Red Ribbon Week

It is Red Ribbon Week at CCCS!  Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign  devoted to learning how to live a healthy and drug free life.  Make plans to join us on Friday, October 28th at 10:15  as we participate in our 'Red-Ribbon Run'  Students may wear shorts and their Red Ribbon Run shirt that will be coming home this week, compliments of  Dr. Oyler at Compass Urgent Care.  We are so thankful for Dr. Oyler's continued support of our school.

Congratulations to 8th grader Bella Normand who was selected  for our Red Ribbon Leadership Award. 

Here is a breakdown of our week's activities:

Monday 10/23: These Paws Don't Touch Drugs
        Students will be given red ribbons to wear

Tuesday 10/23: Write Off Drugs
        Students will be given a red pen to write with

Wednesday 10/25 Give Drugs the Slip
        Students wear slippers to school as a reminder that our bodies need to rest and relax.  Don't forget to bring shoes for PE!

Thursday 10/26: Sock it to Drugs
        Students wear crazy socks

Friday 10/27: Red Ribbon Fun Run
        Students wear red tshirt donated by Compass Urgent Care
        Run begins at 10:15, please join us!    

Sunscreen Station at the Red Ribbon Run
 
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.  

The Sunscreen Station will be set-up in the courtyard on Friday morning. Mrs. Susie Veasey, Executive Director with Beautycounter, has donated the sunscreen. Please stop by for more information about sun protection! 

** Students must have a signed permission slip for the school to apply sunscreen.  Click HERE to download the permission slip.  


Archangel Radio Pledge Drive
Tomorrow - October 24th 

We are excited to participate in the  WNGL 1410 Archangel Radio fall pledge drive! The twice-a-year pledge drives are vital to the sustainability of their ministry. These fundraising events account for nearly half of the radio station's annual budget. The students who will be representing Corpus Christi are:
  • Lucy Cox
  • Harry Edwards
  • Brandon McKee
  • Stephen Quina
  • Anna Watson
Our students will be LIVE on-air tomorrow (10/24) from noon until 1 p.m. You can watch the pledge drive on  Youtube.com/archangelradio



Noon Dismissal on Friday
Friday, October 27th

We will dismiss at noon on Friday.  We are happy to provide afterschool care on this day for families that need it, but you must be register your students. The deadline to register your children has been extended until tomorrow, October 24th.  



PTO's Boo Bash
Saturday, October 28th

There is much excitement  over our  "Boo Bash" PTO event  which is scheduled for this Saturday, October 28, from 4:00-7:00. There will be fun and games for all, a fall market, and a trunk or treat! Please make plans to join us!   For more information, visit the event website below.

Website -  PTO's Boo Bash
 


 

Report Card Pick up and Parent Conferences 
 
First quarter Conferences will be held Monday October 30th, from 4:00-6:30. All report cards will be available in the atrium.  If you wish to speak to your child's teacher, K-5 teachers will be in their classrooms. Teachers in grades 6-8 will be available in the cafeteria. For your convenience, report cards will also be available from 2:00-3:30 in the atrium.  We will have a first quarter awards ceremony on November 14th following Mass. Your child's teacher will notify you if your child will be receiving an award. 



CAPP Recertification 

Please remember that you must renew your annual  Child Protection certification by October 31st. You may do this by visiting www.mobarch.org and click on Office of Child Protection. The school will be notified when you successfully complete the training


GEMS - Girls Enjoying Math and Science
November 4th

** Please note the program is now open to students in the 3rd grade. 

GEMS is a wonderful program allowing girls in grades 3-9 to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Our local GEMS program will take place on Saturday, November 4 at the University of South Alabama. For more information and to register for this exciting half day program, please click on the following link:  https://gemslab.org/


All Saint's Day Mass Celebrated by Archbishop Rodi 
November 1st

Please join our students for Mass on Wednesday,  November 1st, All Saint's Day. Archbishop Rodi will lead us in Mass at 8:15. After mass, he will visit each classroom. 
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Chess Club
 
Remember that our Chess Club meets every Wednesday morning from 7:00-7:45 in the Banquet Hall. Students wanting to learn more about this game of strategy are welcome to join. 



Box of Joy Project


We will soon participate in the Cross Catholic Outreach Box of Joy program in conjunction with our parish and our Archdiocese.   For our third year, Corpus Christi is joining Catholics nationwide in this important work of mercy. By packing a Christmas gift box and sponsoring the cost of its shipment, we can deliver a Box of Joy to these children who would otherwise receive nothing. You will soon hear from your child's teacher, explaining how your student's class will participate.  In addition to the usual filling of boxes as a class, boxes will also be available for students who are interested in taking one home to fill as a family. They will need to be returned by November 6th, and there is a $9.00 postage fee per box that will need to be included as well. You may also receive a box from our parish.  You may access the following link to learn more about the Box of Joy program:


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 focus for the month of October is Hebrews 13:8, 

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." 

Our prayer focus is The Memorare.


Basketball Registration is in full swing!
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Round-ballers: Basketball registration is in full swing!  Now is the time to register your 2nd-8th grader for the 2017-18 season.  It's easy to do, just head to our own Corpus Christi Catholic School webpage, scroll down to Student Life, click, scroll down to click HERE, and it will take you to our CCS Booster Club page.  In the upper right hand corner, use your SI Play login to access the registration page, and you are good to go!  Registration is $95.00, with an additional cost for uniforms.  I am still looking for parents who are interested in coaching this season. You too may also sign up through SI Play. Registration will promptly close October 28th.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan Graves at basketball@ccsboosterclub.com

GO COUGARS....!

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Mrs. Kristy Martin, Principal
251.342.5747
school@corpuschristiparish.com