The Irish Times
December 13-19, 2015  
CCHS Happenings
December 13-19

Monday, December 14
Candy Cane Sales (through December 18)

Tuesday, December 15
First Semester Service Hours Due

Saturday, December 19
Magical Morning with Santa 9 a.m. Dining Hall 

Sunday, December 20
Christmas Concert 2 p.m.
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL: 

Dear Parents,

I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather that has blessed us during this season of Advent.  We are just about two weeks away from Christmas which brings us the joy of spending time with family.  I wish everyone happiness during this time of year.

As we approach Christmas vacation, families should be reminded the January exams come very quickly once we return.  Students should begin preparing for exams over Christmas break.  Please keep an eye on Edline and grades as we approach the end of the semester.

We have received notice from the College Board that our PSAT 8/9 and PSAT scores will not be delivered until mid-late January.  Once our staff receives the scores, we will prepare to distribute and explain them.  Please note that this will not likely happen until February.

This coming weekend, we have two wonderful Christmas traditions at CCHS: our Magical Morning with Santa and our Christmas Concert.  Please check our website for times and more information.  We hope to see you there.

Have a wonderful week,
Heather Crisci
Principal
CHORUS & MUSICAL THEATER ENSEMBLE PERFORM @  RAYMOUR & FLANIGAN AND RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ARTS AT CCHS

REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS: 

CALENDAR REMINDER:
December 23 is a half-day with dismissal at noon. There is NO PM STUDY HALL on December 23.
STRATOSPHERE TRAMPOLINE PARK TICKETS!

Looking for something fun to do over the Christmas Break?
Need an idea for a funtastic gift that also helps support Camden Catholic?
CCHS is teaming up with Stratosphere Trampoline Park in Hainesport, NJ!

Jumpers of all ages will have a ball on Stratosphere's grid of trampolines and tumble track; trampoline Dodge Ball takes the classic game to a whole new level; maneuver your way through a laser maze; challenge yourself or a friend on the speed wall; or just free fall into the foam pit.  If that's not enough, try the Ninja Obstacle course. Whether you go with a group of friends or with family, there's something for everyone!

Here's how you can support CCHS:
When you purchases your $22 ticket through Camden Catholic, we'll get $11 back. That's it!
Tickets can be used any time - so if you have kids coming home from college, and don't know what their schedule will be, this is a great solution. This is a great gift idea for kids and adults!

Tickets are $22 each and available through Mrs. Merenyi at Camden Catholic:  noemi.merenyi@camdencatholic.org
If you have questions, please email Sharon McHugh at:  cchsparents@camdencatholic.org
BLARNEY STORE:
Shop Now for Christmas!
LIMITED EDITION: Alex & Ani Style Bangle Charm Bracelet
Choose Silver or Gold
Each bracelet comes with both the CCHS and Shamrock charms.
Just in time for the Christmas season, for students, Alumni, teachers, parents and soon-to-be CCHS students!
$20 each for pickup at school (or can be sent home with your student).
$25 including shipping.
Call or email the Blarney Store to place an order:
856-663-2247 ext. 120 | 
blarneystore@camdencatholic.org 
Or, visit the store (located in the Pisa Dining Hall) Monday-Thursday 10:30-1:30 p.m. 
(enter through the Main Office)
IMPORTANT REMINDER: 
2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid applications are due by Jan. 15, 2016. Even if families received financial aid this year, you must re-apply every year. If you do not apply, you lose the opportunity to receive aid that you may have received this year.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for financial aid, please log onto FACTS and follow the instructions. All paperwork requested must be sent into FACTS for the application to be complete.

We try to help as many families as possible with financial aid. The average amount awarded is between $750-$1000. We do understand the sacrifices families make to receive a Camden Catholic education. After four years, you will be so proud of the outcome. Please remember to keep to this deadline. 
FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE: 

Seniors
  • Thanksgiving has come and gone...are your college applications finished?  Please see your guidance counselor to discuss your applications and when you will be submitting them.  
Senior Parents:   Please encourage your student to be listing the colleges they are applying to on Family Connection.  Deadlines for college applications are approaching, please check out your students college application deadlines so not to miss them.  
Remember that SAT/ACT scores must be sent by the student to their colleges.  These can be requested from College Board and ACT. 

American Educational Guidance Center Announcement
Please link to http://www.college-scholarships.com/schools/new-jersey/ to view  lists and offers, contact information for virtually all post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities in your state.

Elsewhere on http://www.college-scholarships.com are links to 70 scholarship search data bases, GPA and student loan calculators, a guide to the FAFSA, information on online degree programs for adults, and dozens of helpful articles for college students of all ages.

MAGICAL MORNING 
WITH SANTA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
Children ages 10 and under (and their parents) are invited to share a special morning with Saint Nick himself!
Saturday, December 19 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Pisa Dining Hall at CCHS
Cost:  $7.00 per child (adults no charge)
Full Serve Breakfast of Pancakes, Waffles, Eggs, Bacon,  Sausage, Pastries, Refreshments and more.
Activities: Christmas Crafts and Games, Live Christmas
Music and Carols, A Christmas Reading, "Magic by Ed" and Many Other Exciting Activities
Prizes for Parents and Children
And of course...A Visit From Santa Claus
Bring Your Own Camera!
Please R.S.V.P. by December 15th with the number of children attending to Mr. Cordner:  jeffrey.cordner@camdencatholic.org

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 AT 2 P.M.
Music & Chorus Performances Celebrating the Blessings of the Christmas Season!
choir christmas concert

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER 
RE: SERVICE HOURS

First Semester Service Hours are due on Tuesday, December 15th. They will be collected in all Religion class, or the confirmation papers can be submitted in Room 114.

St. Rose of Lima Athletic Committee is looking for high school volunteers to help out during our basketball games this season (Dec - Feb).  The games are usually  Friday evening from 6-9.  You may be asked to babysit, sell concessions or help with crowd control. Sign up using the link below:  https://www.volunteersignup.org/3XQWP
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: 
CONGRESSMAN NORCROSS 
 
Congressman Donald Norcross' District Office in Cherry Hill, NJ is seeking applicants for its Spring 2016 Semester Internship Program.  Individuals with strong writing, research, and organization skills are encouraged to apply.  Interns must have the ability to learn quickly, multi-task, and work independently in a fluid environment.  The selection of interns is made on the basis of several criteria including, but not limited to: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, residence of the applicant, and the time the application is submitted.  The Congressman's internship program is unpaid.  Volunteer hours for interns are flexible but applicants should notify the office beforehand of their availability.
 
*To apply please visit https://norcross.house.gov/services/internships and complete the online application.No phone calls or drop-ins, please.  Thank you!   

SAVE THE DATE: CANVAS CONCOCTIONS JANUARY 7 at 7PM

Mark your calendars for this exciting and art-filled evening. Details on reservations will be available soon!
ARAMARK SERVES BREAKFAST!
 
Take advantage of delicious breakfast served daily in the Pisa Dining Hall, including French toast, pancakes, omelets, breakfast skillets, and breakfast sandwiches.
PARENT SURVEY

CLICK HERE:

Please take just a few minutes to complete this brief survey. The Parent's Association would like to have feedback to plan the most successful fundraisers for our school. Because the cost to send your student here is about $11,500 and tuition is $8,500, we rely on these fundraisers to help keep tuition costs down.  Please complete the survey to help the Parent's Association understand your interests to have successful fundraisers. 
YEARBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
The 2014/2015 yearbooks are in and we still have some for sale! The book can be bought in the library for $95. 

The 2015/2016 yearbooks are for sale. This year, the book will come out in June and you can order your child's copy now for only $75.  Please go to  www.jostensyearbooks.com  now to order your book- the price will go up to $85 in November.  Seniors receive a book as part of their graduation fee and do not need to order a 15/16 book. All seniors will receive a yearbook at the senior breakfast this year. If you have ordered a book online, your credit card will be refunded. 

Questions? Email Lindsey Murphy at  lindsey.murphy@camdencatholic.org
DO YOU SHOP WITH  AMAZON OR TARGET?
CCHS earns donations when you shop and mention Camden Catholic as your non-profit of preference. For Amazon.com you must shop through the Amazon Smile link here:  http://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_twt_lds_smi
For Target and Target.com you must be a "Red Card" holder and can select CCHS here:
Our Mission
Camden Catholic High School is a suburban, college preparatory, day and boardi ng school. It educates young men and women spiritually, academically, socially and physically in a faith community to develop as life long learners and leaders in a global society in the Catholic tradition.


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