THE IRISH TIMES
Week of December 4, 2016
Monday, December 5
Candy Cane Sales (through Dec. 16)

Tuesday, December 6
Regular Schedule

Wednesday, December 7
AM Schedule All School Mass
No after school study hall 

Thursday, December 8
School Closed-Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Friday, December 9
Regular Schedule 

Saturday, December 10
Magical Morning with Santa 9-11:30 a.m. Pisa Dining Hall

Sunday, December 11
Boys Basketball Communion Breakfast 9 a.m. Mass followed by breakfast
MAGICAL MORNING WITH SANTA 
DECEMBER 10 | 9-11:30AM

For the younger members of the Camden Catholic and
surrounding community (Ages 10 and younger) and their parents!
Bagels, Baked Goods, Coffee and other Refreshments will be Served,
There will be Christmas Crafts and Games, Live Christmas Carols,
A Christmas Reading, Raffle Baskets,
a Magic Show presented by: Magic by Ed!
And of course... A Visit From Santa Claus!

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Place: Camden Catholic Dining Hall
Cost: $8.00 per child by Dec. 9th
$10.00 per child at the door
(adults no charge)

Please feel free to bring your cameras!
Questions, Email Miss Vallone: Michelle.Vallone@CamdenCatholic.org
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
There is no after school study hall on December 7.  All students will be required to leave the building at dismissal.  We are asking for all families to cooperate with this request.  
REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS: 

CALENDAR REMINDERS: 
No after school study hall on  December 7 .  All students will be required to leave the building at dismissal.  We are asking for all families to cooperate with this request.  

December 23 is a half-day with dismissal at noon. There is NO PM STUDY HALL on December 23.
BOYS BASKETBALL COMMUNION BREAKFAST 
Please join together with the Irish Basketball family to celebrate Sunday Mass, meet the 2016-17 team, and honor our Fan of the Year, Person of the Year, Hall of Fame and Wall of Fame inductees. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016 Mass 9 a.m. Auditorium 
Breakfast & Awards following Mass in the Pisa Dining Hall
2016 Hall of Fame Honorees: James Ulrich '04 and Ron Stepney '67 
2016 Wall of Fame Honorees: Herb McGrath '69, Joe Duffin '69 and Joe Belz '69
2016 Ted Hampton Person of the Year: Mrs. Mary Whipkey, President, CCHS
2016 Rick Hurley Fan of the Year: Dave Ulrich
No advance reservations required. $15/at the door. Children are free. 
Questions? Call Matt Crawford 856-655-1590 or matthew.crawford@camdencatholic.org, Joe Murtin 609-315-7021, or Jim Crawford 856-816-6578. 
LEADERSHIP GROWS THROUGH RETREATS

More than 120 students participated in the Leadership Academy's student-led Becoming Confident in Who God Made You retreat at the Cape May County Zoo on November 18. Students learned the skills of resilience to become confident Christian leaders.They also took part in a series of high rope and zip line challenges where they applied the skills they have learned, keeping faith that God (and the rope!) is there to support them.

REN WEB
All students now have Ren Web access codes.  Please be sure the have signed up for Ren Web. Parents should also activate parent accounts. This will be our primary means of communication during the school year.  Ren Web will also be how you are notified of school closing and announcements.  If you have trouble accessing your account, please call Mrs. Buroojy at 856-663-2247 x 114.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION FACEBOOK GROUP
This page will help our parents be informed about upcoming events and also have a place for you to communicate and share information with other parents. It  is a private page so you will need to request to join our group: CCHS Parents Association
Once accepted, feel free to post information about school events, activities, and fundraisers. Ask questions, get advice, make new friends, and connect with old ones. Just remember, all content must be appropriate, accurate and within the parameters of the Parents Association mission. 
MySchoolBucks  School Payments Made Easy
Pay for school meals and more, anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone. Create your FREE account to get started.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Visit https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home 
Getting started is a simple three-step process.
Create a user profile by clicking on the Sign Up Today button on the home page.
Add students to your household - you'll need the child's name, and student ID ( this ID# is on student ID card ).
Now you're ready to make payments!
CHRISTMAS FRENZY RAFFLE: 
WEEK 9 WINNERS 
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1st Prize: $500
Ticket #08341
Keith Johnson
Sold by: C. McGill, 2019

2nd Prize: $300
Ticket #14984
Amber Kreuter
Sold by: Ben Kreuter, 2018

3rd Prize: $200
Ticket #21573
Carol Baker
Sold by: Unknown
THE GIVE SOMETHING BACK FOUNDATION: 
A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR FRESHMEN 

The Give Something Back Foundation supports high school students in the Diocese of Camden. These students will be mentored through their high school years, and if they successfully complete their high school program, will be awarded full scholarships including room and board to selected New Jersey Universities. Families must attend an information night and be Pell Grant eligible.
For more information, please go to:
https://www.givesomethingbackfoundation.org/info-sessions/
CLICK HERE FOR THE NCEA PARENT NEWSLETTER, A GREAT RESOURCE
SERVICE HOURS ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
First semester service hours are due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 13th. They can be submitted in room 114 or given to the religion teachers in class that day.

The following is a list of places recommended by the NHS students that are looking for volunteers for service hours. 

Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown and Collingswood is seeking volunteers for their 6th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Saturday, December 3rd from 12-3pm. Empty Bowls is an international program that engages participating artists to create and donate handmade bowls in which a simple meal is served to a gathering of caring community members. In exchange for the meal (and the hand-made bowl), guests contribute a minimum donation of $15.00. 100% of the proceeds will be divided equally between the Food Bank of South New Jersey and the Scholarship Fund at Perkins Center for the Arts.
Volunteer via this link:


St. Rose of Lima
Opportunities for students to compete service hours at St. Rose by volunteering at Friday night basketball games. Click here for more information and to sign up:  https://www.volunteersignup.org/E3YXP
Students will be asked to perform various tasks during the games such as selling 50/50s, working the snack stand, and monitoring young fans. 

The Kroc Center 
Contact: Dawn Garlic
Email: dawn.garlic@use.salvationarmy.org
Phone: (856) - 379 - 4861

Kroc Kids
Minimum age of 15 to volunteer. 2 hour and 15 minute shifts starting at 3:00, 5:15 or the full shift from 3:00 - 7:30 requires a minimum commitment of 3 months/ 30 hours of service.
Library - Minimum age of 16 to volunteer. Monday through Friday from 10:00 - 2:00 or 6:00 to 8:00
Computer Lab - Minimum Age of 16 to volunteer. Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00
*Must complete Application to volunteer

St. Rose Teen Choir
Email: svoice@aol.com
Hours: Practice every Sunday from 9:30 - 10:30 at 12 2nd Ave Haddonfield NJ. Then the group sings at Mass the 2nd Sunday of the month. (about 27 hours available per semester)

Cherry Hill Food Pantry
Phone: (856) - 428 - 0300
Email: Jgiordano305@verizon.net
Website: www.cherryhillfoodpantry.com
Hours: Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 and Thursdays 11:00 - 1:00pm

Virtua Voorhees
Phone: (856) 914 - 7073
Must be 14 to volunteer. Volunteers will assist in being hospital greeters, patient transport, thrift shop clerks, evening snack carts, surgical waiting room volunteers and general office clerical assistants.
*Apply Online

Kids Alley
Phone: (856) 546-1098
Must be 14 to volunteer. Spend time with inner city kids at 3:30 after school, helping them with their homework, reading with them and even playing video games.
*Apply Online

The Contact of Burlington County TEENLINE Needs Volunteers
TeenLine is a teen to teen confidential helpline. It is a safe place where teens can call and talk to a nonjudgmental person of the same age group who is there to listen, support and discuss ways to manage any stresses they are experiencing. Our teen volunteers are trained and mentored in the skills necessary to meet the needs of the caller, including active listening and effective communication. Teens acquire needed community service hours. Training begins on October 12th. For more information, please contact: Sandra Capano, Program Director, 856-234-5484, ext. 214, www.contactburlco.org
FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE: 

Seniors/Parents:  Your College Applications should be finished regardless of the college due date.  As we reminded you it is best to get applications completed early then to be rushing to finish them.

Report Cards were issued, Guidance Counselors will be meeting with students who have failing grades this week, to discuss how to improve their grades.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

New this year, Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation, one of the largest wholesale produce distributors in North America, and their affiliated farming operation, Santa Sweets Inc., have created a scholarship fund for Hispanic students at Camden Catholic High School.  In partnership with the Spanish Sports Network, Procacci Brothers & Santa Sweets have agreed to donate $100 for every Philadelphia Phillies home run during the 2016 major league baseball season.   The cumulative proceeds from the Phillies' home run totals will be used to provide renewable financial scholarships for Hispanic students at CCHS.  Students that are incoming freshmen during the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to apply for "Estrella Naciente" scholarship.  The winners of the scholarship will be determined during the 2016-2017 school  year and the recipients will receive their scholarship funds prior to the start of their sophomore school year in 2017-2018. Applications for the scholarship are available in the CCHS Advancement Office.  For more information on the scholarship, please visit http://santasweets.com/beca/.

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