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 thankful that our families remained safe during the recent hurricane. We certainly are blessed that during this active storm season, we have been spared the worst. 


Blessing of the Animals

Our annual Blessing of the Animals, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, is tomorrow, October 10th.  The blessing will be held after the 8:15 school Mass.  Parents may bring pets to school and meet students in the parking lot around  9:00 as the students are leaving Mass.  All animals must be in a cage or on a leash. Children may not bring animals to school with them, and no animals will be allowed to stay at school. All animals must go home after the blessing.  If you are not able to bring your child's pet, children may choose to bring a picture of their pet.  A special blessing will be offered for all pets, even those not present.
  

Walk-In
Friday, October 13

Our first scheduled Walk-in of  the school year will be this Friday. Parents are welcome to join us for our Morning Announcements and CCN 


Respect Life Month

In October we celebrate Respect Life Month. We have several  important activities planned thus far. First, we will teach the student lesson for the Child and Adolescent Protection Policy. Your children bring home information for you to discuss with them. Second, we will pray a Pro-Life Rosary together on Friday, October 13 at 2:20.  Parents are welcome to join their students in the classroom and pray with us.  Finally, we are again raising money for the 2B Choices for Women Pregnancy Center with our annual Baby Bottle Fundraiser. This will take place during the weeks of October 16-20.  Each family will receive a baby bottle and you are asked to fill it with loose change.  The money raised will help 2B provide services to women and babies. Thank you in advance  for your generosity. In addition to these events, many of our 7th and 8th grade members of the Pro Life Club will be meeting other students on Friday mornings at 6:30 as they recite the Rosary together and pray for life  as part of the 40 Days for Life Campaign. 


Red Ribbon Week
  October 23-27

Red Ribbon Week, a week devoted to learning how to live a healthy and drug free life, will be celebrated at CCCS on October 23-27.  This year's theme is "
These PAWS Don't Touch Drugs ".  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 to school that day. T-shirts will be provided

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 t-shirt donated by Compass Urgent Care
Run begins at 10:15, please join us! 

Don't forget to sign the permission slip for the fun run...it can be found here  HERE.



The PTO is sponsoring a "Boo Bash" on 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 click on the links below for more information:

Trunk or Treating
 
Fall Market
 
There are special "Boo Bash" t-shirts on sale.  Students will be allowed to wear this shirt to school on October 31st, Halloween Day!   

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. 



With Thanks...

We are so thankful for the many supporters we have at our school. In addition to 15 iPads purchased last spring, our PTO recently donated  numerous picnic tables for outdoor instruction, several push carts, and more.  In addition the PTO helped us obtain an ice machine for the Teacher's Lounge donated by the DeHart family.

Through your support and patronage of M&M Books and More, they were able to  purchase a new upright freezer for the Cougar Store in the gym and donated a check to be used as needed in our school. 


GEMS - Girls Enjoying Math and Science
November 4th

GEMS is a wonderful program allowing girls in grades 4-9 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/   



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.


Upcoming Dates to Remember: 

October 20: End of First Quarter
October 23: Red Ribbon Week Begins
October 24: Archangel Radio Pledge Drive
October 27: Red Ribbon Run, Noon Dismissal
October 30: Parent Teacher Conferences, Report Card Pick up
November 1: All Saints Day Mass, Archbishop Rodi visit
 

Check out what else is happening at CCS!

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