THE IRISH TIMES
Week of May 15, 2017
Monday, May 15
Regular Schedule

Tuesday, May 16
Regular Schedule
 
Wednesday, May 17
Regular Schedule
Discovery House Opioid & Heroin Abuse Presentation, 6 p.m. Auditorium

Thursday, May 18
Regular Schedule

Friday, May 19
Regular Schedule 
Spring Arts Weekend Kickoff
Courtyard Cabaret 6:30 p.m. All Are Welcome!

Saturday, May 20
Spring Arts Weekend Continues! 
Art Show 5:30 p.m. Pisa Dining Hall
Film, Dance, Music Performances 7 p.m. Auditorium  

Sunday, May 21
Spring Arts Weekend
Spring Concert 2 p.m. Auditorium
Art Show - Pisa Dining Hall
NJ BUDGET UPDATE: We still need your support! 
Your Voice Matters to the Future of Catholic School Students

To All School Families:
 
South Jersey Catholic Schools Lead the Way
 
As of April 28, families in the Diocese of Camden have contacted New Jersey legislators more than all other dioceses combined, using the link to  Voter Voice. What a great reflection on our schools .
 
With the final budget determination due in June, there is still work to be done. May is a critical month for reaching out to legislators about funding for non-public school students in New Jersey. If you've made your voice heard, thank you. If you haven't, Voter Voice makes it easy for you to contact legislators via email.
 
An even more effective way to be heard is to reach out directly, via phone or email, to local legislators who are involved with the budget. (See "What can you do?" below.)
 
Invite others to speak out
 
Do you have parents, friends or extended family members living in New Jersey? What about your neighbors? Share the Voter Voice link and ask them to request equitable allocation of funds to provide basic services for all students. Take it a step further and ask them to contact key legislators directly. Remind them that every Catholic school student saves taxpayers an average $19,000, the cost to educate a child in a New Jersey public school.
 
Below is a re-posting of the issues and ways you can help.

Did you know?
  • Governor Christie has proposed flat or reduced funding for non-public school students in the 2017-18 school year. The final budget will be approved in late June.
  • In his plan, the per-student allotment for bus transportation will remain $884 - an amount that has not changed in 10 years.
  • Funding for school nurses and technology will be reduced, and funding for non-public school security will be eliminated altogether.
What can you do?
  • Be informed. For more information, read the Action Alert and talking points from the New Jersey Catholic Conference.
  • Be heard. Through Voter Voice, ask your representatives  to reach out to their counterparts who serve on the Budget and Appropriations committees.
With language from   Voter Voice, you can also reach out directly to the three individuals who will make budget recommendations. Urge them to fight for our school  students:  
Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez        
(Camden County and Gloucester County residents)
Phone:  (856) 547-4800
 
Senator Jeff Van Drew  
(Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland County residents)
Phone:  (609) 465-0700
 
Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli       
(Salem and Gloucester County residents)
Phone:  (856) 251-9801
 
Now is the time when committee representatives are preparing to make recommendations for the final budget vote in June.
 
Now is the time to fight for fair distribution of funds for expenses that affect children at all schools. Public school students never have to leave a school because they can't get a bus ride. This is the most important issue on the table, even for families who don't need busing services. Our schools cannot thrive if students are unable to get there.
 
Remember, every Catholic school student saves taxpayers an average $19,000.
 
Our children deserve basic services no matter where they go to school. On behalf of your children, and all Catholic school children, thank you for making sure your voice is heard.
FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS 
 
Detentions/Suspensions:   The last regularly schedule Thursday school detention will be on June 8.  If a student earns demerits that result in a detention after June 8, that detention will be served on exam make-up day, June 14. 
 
Students who accumulate demerits that warrant a suspension after May 15 will be required to serve the suspension time onJune 14, 15, and 16.  Written notification of the suspension will be provided to the student and parents.
 
Final detentions and suspensions must be served before the student will be allowed to return to school in September; for those not returning to CCHS, these obligations must be fulfilled before clearance from the Student Affairs Office is provided.
 
Study Hall:  As a reminder, afternoon study hall is offered in the dining hall from 3 PM until 6 PM on a daily basis. The dining hall closes promptly at 6 pm. Unless a student is involved in a school function, they must leave the dining hall and the building at that time. Further, for the safety of the students, we have a proctor that monitors the dining hall in the afternoon. It is imperative that the students comply with the directives set forth by the proctor. Failure to abide by the proctor's directives may result in the loss of afternoon dining hall privileges and demerits for disrespect for school rules.
 
2016-2017 Student Directory:   If you wish to opt-out of the 2017-2018 Student Directory or need to update your contact information, please complete the form and return it to the Student Affairs Office by July 15.  The office will automatically update your child's grade.  The Class of 2017 will be deleted from the directory. 

Baking Club members and Nazareth House students visited All Myrrh-Bearers Ukranian Catholic Church in Swarthmore.  The parish donated the pierogies as part of their community outreach to the Baking Club's annual Meatloaf and Pierogie dinner at the Nazareth House, where the group will be cooking this evening. They are joined by R
ev. John Ciurpita.
ATTN: JUNIORS
SENIOR APPLICATION BOOTCAMP
The Camden Catholic High School Guidance Office is pleased to introduce our Senior Application Bootcamp July 31st - August 3rd. This camp works with rising seniors as they begin the college admissions process. Students will understand the full scope of college admissions, complete the Common Application, discover how to stand out in a college essay, plan and prioritize the senior year as well as get professional feedback on the college essay.

Alum Bob Cooney dropped by Mr. Bruckner's Communications class to share his experiences working as a sports journalist. Pictured left to right: Antoinette Gentekos '17, Jada Cordero '18, Kyle Cooney '17, Bob, and Matt Viola '17.
FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE:

ROWAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE-BOUND MONEY BOOT CAMP: click for details

SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
The Catholic University of America: Experiences in Architecture
University of Pittsburgh "The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy"
LIU POST Summer Honors Institute
Duke University Summer Session

SAT/ACT Free Practice Tools for Students
Click here for the Khan Academy Prep Tools:   https://www.khanacademy.org/sat 
Visit our free online practice resource hub for the SAT and ACT! Each quiz or test taken by your students is an opportunity to give back. When students practice with us, we will donate scholarships to The Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Help us reach our goal of donating 100 scholarships!  http://ktp.events/southjersey

Alanna Noone and Diana Pham were presented with the Josephine Procacci Nursing Scholarship last week. Congratulations!

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission
Ages 16+
Click here for job description and application.
NEW SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Our Lady of Perpetual Help: 

Grace in the Mud
GRACE is dedicated to providing empowering, experiential, and educational programs for preteen girls 9-11 years old, primarily from the Camden area. Our programs are uniquely designed to promote positive identity formation, character development, and civic responsibility through community service.  GRACE presents an enriching opportunity for Camden Catholic High School volunteers to make a difference in their community through their involvement and interaction with the GRACE girls.  GRACE is seeking high school aged volunteers to assist with our Summer 2017 Program, however full-time volunteers are always welcome!  The program dates are August 14th to 25th, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM . Please note, the volunteer schedule is flexible and we will accommodate our volunteers' availability. 
Click here for details

Autism Speaks Fundraiser (Barrington): June 3, 2017, seeking volunteers to help set up, clean up, and run the event.  We would like to offer service hours to students who are willing to help us for the event. Click here for details

iCan Bike
Volunteer Registration Form
Sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders
June 26th through June 30th, 2017,  Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ
We are pleased to offer this bike program to people with disabilities and look forward to having you play an important part in helping our special riders learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently
***NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NECESSARY***
AGE REQUIREMENT:  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old

KROC CENTER SWIM TEACHERS

PERKINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM
The CIT Program offers an opportunity for students to earn volunteer service hours while gaining leadership skills and learning to work with teaching faculty and young campers. Please take the time to review the time frame and description of volunteer expectations.
 
Click here for job description and application. Please feel free to direct any questions to me atssalazar@perkisncenter.org or call (856) 235-6488x316.
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. 
SERVICE HOURS ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES 
*updated weekly, see below for the latest opportunities
The following is a list of places recommended by the NHS students that are looking for volunteers for service hours. 

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
ATHLETIC SCHEDULES
Monday, May 15
Track Cherokee Invitational 3 p.m.
Golf @ Scotland Run 3:30 p.m. vs. Timber Creek
Boys Lacrosse @ Paul VI, Varsity 3:45, JV 5:15
Baseball vs. Paul VI 3:45 (JV Home, Varsity Away)

Tuesday, May 16
Track Olympic Conf. Meet 3:45
Golf vs. Shawnee 3:45
Freshman Baseball @ Paul VI 3:45
Softball vs. Seneca JV & Varsity 4

Wednesday, May 17
Baseball vs. Bishop Eustace: Freshman & JV away 3:45, Varsity home 3:45
Golf Olympic Conf. Match 3:45
Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Winslow 3:45
Girls Lacrosse @ Paul VI: Varsity 3:45, JV 5:15

Thursday, May 18
JV Softball @ Seneca 4

Friday, May 19
Baseball vs. Cherry Hill East: Freshman & JV away 3:45, Varsity home 3:45
Softball vs. Paul VI: JV away 3:45, Varsity home 3:45

Saturday, May 20
Softball vs. Shawnee: JV & Varsity 10 a.m.

LOCAL PARISH EVENTS
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Bingo: May 19 CLICK FOR DETAILS
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