February 06, 2018
SCS MISSION STATEMENT
As a Catholic school community, we believe in the uniqueness, dignity and potential of every student.  Following the life and example of Jesus Christ, we strive to build character while teaching compassion. By strengthening our students in spirit, mind and body, we prepare them to lead lives based on faith, values, and learning. 
NEWS & UPDATES
2018-2019 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Please click here for a printable 2018-2019 School Calendar.
 
 
 
FEBRUARY MAKE-UP TAG DAY
This Friday, February 9th will be the make-up tag day for February 2nd.  

Students are allowed to wear non-uniform clothing in place of their uniform for a fee of 50 cents or $5.00 for the entire year. All monies collected for Tag Day are donated to a charitable organization. 

As a Catholic community, our attire should reflect modesty. 

Examples of inappropriate clothing are, but are not limited to:
  • Tops which are sleeveless, which do not cover the entire shoulder, or which have spaghetti straps 
  • Backless shirts/dresses that cover less than a uniform shirt 
  • Pajama tops or bottoms 
  • Leggings, jeggings, yoga pants 
  • Pants, shorts, and tops that are too tight; clothing should be loose fitting 
  • Skinny jeans 
  • Baggy styles are not permitted 
  • Shirts with a low scooped neckline 
  • Shirts not long enough to cover the waist and hips. When the shirt is tucked in and arms are raised above the head, the shirt should not come untucked. 
  • Shirts with inappropriate logos/pictures 
  • Skirts or shorts not knee length. *Knee length is defined by the hem of the skirt touching the CREASE AT THE BACK OF THE KNEE. 
  • Shoes with high heels, open backs or toes, sandals, Crocs 
  • Nail polish, makeup, or excessive jewelry
If students wear clothing deemed inappropriate, they will be told to call home for a change of clothing. Students having to change will lose their Tag Day privilege for the following month. A second TAG Day infraction will cause students to lose this privilege for the remainder of the year.



ICE CREAM SALES
Ice cream will be on sale during lunch this Friday, February 9th. 
 
 
 
PROGRESS REPORTS
Progress reports will be distributed in Tuesday Folders on Tuesday, February 20th.
 
 
    
THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL ADVANTAGE
Please click here for more information and statistics on Catholic education published by the National Catholic Education Association. 
 


EDP END OF YEAR STATEMENTS
SCS used two different management systems during the 2017 calendar year.  Charges that were incurred from 01/01/17 through 06/30/17 have been printed and were sent home in Tuesday Folders, January 30th.  Charges that were incurred from 07/01/17 through 12/31/17 may be viewed and printed through your ParentsWeb account.  Please click here for directions on how to view or print your statement for the time period of 07/01/17 through 12/31/17.  Please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637, if you are having difficulty. 


 
VALENTINE BALLOON AND CANDY BAR SALE
The sports' program will be selling personalized (full-size) candy bars and mini Valentine Balloons from January 23rd through February 9th.  The cost is $2.00 per candy bar and $2.75 per balloon.  It's a perfect way to show your family, friends, and/or teacher you care.  The candy bars and balloons will be delivered on February 13th, because February 14th is Ash Wednesday.  Please click here for a printable order form.  All proceeds go to the sports' program. 


 
YEARBOOK
Yearbook Ads are currently on sale. Anyone wishing to create/purchase a yearbook ad, please follow the link to create an account on Jostens by February 15th.  Yearbooks are currently $32 and may also be purchased online.   Please send questions to jfox@summervillecatholic.org




AFTER SCHOOL ART - FEBRUARY
For more information, please click on the registration forms listed below. 


    
                                   
   
AUTHOR VISIT
Yesterday, Mr. Kevin Kurtz visited the school to discuss his non-fiction writing and how to write and publish a book. The students really enjoyed his presentation. For more information or if you would like to order one of his books, please visit http://www.kevkurtz.com/.  
  


GIRL SCOUT TROOP 406 SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE
GS Troop 406 Service Project this year is a great success!  We adopted a family (single parent and three children) and provide constant support.  For Thanksgiving, the Troop cooked hot dinners and delivered the meals to the family.  At Christmas, the Troop purchased gifts from the family's wish list.  This past weekend, our Girl Scouts planned and ran an Introduction to Scouting campout at GS campground Sandy Ridge in Bennettsville, South Carolina.  SCS scouts who were present were Cadettes:  Jacqueline C., Katie M., Emma S., Maya L. and Brownie: Sophia H. Our scouts taught the family scout songs and outdoor skills.  We are very proud of our activities and feel blessed to represent SCS in the community!
 
 

MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES: 4TH - 8TH
In order to enrich learning with real world examples, Mr. White is requesting guest speakers for the classes he teaches each week. Specifically, he is looking for professionals in STEM fields to share their insights on the basics and importance of the computer science, programming, and engineering fields. One class is taught Monday from 9:20 am to  10:15 am. The other four are taught Wednesday from  8:15 am to 11:30 am. Any offer to present at any or all of the classes will be greatly appreciated. Please contact the school or email Mr. White directly at rwhite@summervillecatholic.org  to sign up.



ALUMNI OF SCS
Are you, your children, or family member a past student here at SCS? Then, you are being sought to assist in the building up of an Alumni Network to inspire and support the ongoing mission of Summerville Catholic School. Our first official event will be at the upcoming Stingrays Hockey game, on February 24th. We will be meeting at a restaurant near the Coliseum for a social before the game. (The venue will be determined this week.) Those who come to the event with an alumni photo of them wearing a SCS uniform, will get a prize. Please contact Richard J. White, Director of Marketing, for more information. 



FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL
This section contains interesting weekly tips and articles from 
Mr. Tisdale.  The articles are thought provoking topics for at home discussions. 
   
Good Manners  

CALENDAR
Please click here for a printable February calendar. 

SPORTS NEWS
BASKETBALL
Good luck to both Jr. and Sr. teams as they play their last games this Thursday, February 8th at Brownsville Community Center.
LITURGICAL NEWS
MASS
Please join us for Mass tomorrow, February 7th at 2:00 PM.  Our celebrant will be from St. Thomas the Apostle and will be assisted by 8th grade. 


UPCOMING LITURGIES
DATE
PARISH
CELEBRANT
ASSISTED BY
2/14
Ash Wednesday
TBA
7th Grade
2/21
Immaculate Conception
TBA
6th Grade
2/28
St. John the Beloved
TBA
5th Grade

PSA NEWS
FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE
Back by popular demand, the father-daughter dance will be held this year on Friday, February 23rd.  Daughters may be accompanied to the dance by any special adult gentleman in their lives.  Save the date and be on the lookout for more details to follow.


AUCTION
Would you like to sponsor Summerville Catholic School's PSA Annual Auction? Various sponsorship levels are available for both businesses and individuals. Simply complete the form found here.

Each classroom will be preparing a themed auction basket to be used in the live auction portion of this special event. We ask that you please contribute to your child(ren)'s basket(s) and thank you in advance for your generosity.


STINGRAYS' NIGHT
Come watch the Stingrays with our SCS family!  The  February 24th game features free parking, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and youth jersey giveaways to the first 2,000 kids arriving at the game.  Tickets are lower level end seats, and we will be in the same section.  Please click here to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there! 



SERVICE HOURS
Please click here  for a printable copy  of the Family Service Hours Form. Completed forms should be returned to  the office,  so they can be  logged into ParentsWeb and made available for view. 
PARISH NEWS
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Goose Creek
http://www.icgc510.org/


St. John the Beloved Catholic Church - Summerville


St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church - Moncks Corner


St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - Summerville


St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - North Charleston
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