The Cougar Connection
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
November 9, 2020
Dear Parents,

As Thanksgiving nears, please know I am thankful for our school parents who give so freely of their time and talents for the good of our school.  It is my hope that you enjoy this upcoming holiday with family, friends, and loved ones. This year, you have some extra time to spend together as a family, as our Thanksgiving holidays are November 23-27. May we all be thankful this season for the many blessings we have received!
Bible Verse
Our Bible verse focus for the month of November is:

Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God”  

Our prayer focus is The Memorare.

We would love for you to work with your students at home to learn this verse and prayer.
First Quarter Awards
Due to COVID, we are unable to have our traditional awards ceremony. Instead, students in grades 4-8 receiving honor roll awards were recognized in their classrooms. (Pictures of the students are on the school's official Facebook page.)

In addition, we recognized students that were honored with the Christian Attitude Award. This award is given quarterly to two students in each class who consistently display Christian values, attitudes, and actions. The following students were selected for this quarter:
Chandler Bobinger
Fox Curtis
Carter Choung
Bella Tran

1st Grade
Meggie Vailes
Charlie Downing
Julia May
Everett Mann

2nd Grade
Paige Calagaz
Luke Ganucheau
Maggie Campbell
Carter Bohannon

3rd Grade
Ava Long
Ethan Youkey
Ella Netto
Brayden Mason

4th Grade
Tres Lundy
Olivia Jones
Emily Shelp
Luke Weiskopf
5th Grade
Carolyne Fetters
Daniel Grantham
Olivia Graham
Brighton Jones

6th Grade
Andrey Woodard
Demetrius Davis
Amelia Hanna
Jacob Grantham

7th Grade
Lydia Claire Stokes
Owen Gillespie
MacLynn DeLong
Will Darling

8th Grade
Ethan Stokes
Abby Moulder
Ella Nelson
Ben Johnson
Veteran’s Day - November 11
This Wednesday, CCS will be honoring all those who served. During morning carpool, our 5th grade students will be lined up along the railing outside of the cafeteria waving flags and cheering. There will also be a special banner posted with names of Veterans. If you or your family member is a Veteran and would like a name to be added to the banner, please email Stephanie Gillis at by tomorrow afternoon (Nov. 10th.)

In addition, we will have another Red, White, and Blue out of uniform day on Wednesday as a fundraiser for the Washington DC trip. The suggested donation is $1.00.
Reminders about parking lot safety
Please remember that our main lot is closed off in the mornings beginning at 7:20. If there are cones up, please do not drive through them. This is for the safety of our children. If you have school-aged students AND preschool students and go through our carpool line, we are now asking that when you exit the main school carpool line that you do not drive through the parking lot to get to the preschool building. Please follow the carpool traffic out of the lot and locate available parking on the corner of McKenna and Evergreen to escort your preschool student. It is also fine for those with school-aged students AND preschool students to park and allow your school-aged student to walk down the sidewalk to their designated temperature checkpoint (once you have safely escorted them across the street as you walk to the preschool building) There are teachers on duty who are able to supervise the school-aged students along the way. Due to COVID restrictions, please remember that parents are not allowed to escort students beyond the preschool building. With the exception of families with preschool students and designated walkers with walker permission slips on file in the office, all students must be dropped off in the carpool line. Remember, these plans are in place for the safety of all of our students.
Thanksgiving Baskets
The fall season has arrived and with this season comes Thanksgiving. This time of the year always gives us the opportunity to reflect on the many blessings that we have each and everyday. Today as well as all others, it is a time for us to give thanks to God and remember it is from His love that generosity abounds.
In the spirit of the holidays, Corpus Christi students and faculty will be collecting non-perishable, Thanksgiving food items for baskets that are made and delivered throughout our local community.

Below are the items that have been assigned by grade:
K2 & K3: Cranberry sauce
K4: Chicken or turkey gravy
K & 1st grade: Stuffing or mashed potatoes
2nd & 3rd grades: Canned green beans
4th & 5th grades: Boxed macaroni and cheese
6th grade: Canned corn
7th grade: Tea & Sugar or drinks (powdered drink mix)
8th grade: Boxed desserts

Classes that have 100% participation will receive a treat from the parish office. Please send the items to school by November 12th.
FundRays Coupon Books
Discover Catholic Schools Week
We will join with the National Catholic Education Association in celebrating Catholic schools as we participate in Discover Catholic Schools Week, beginning November 15. This week was created to be a partner with National Catholic Schools Week and is designed to help schools connect with prospective families and community members.

We will be hosting an open house for prospective preschool families on Sunday, November 15 from 1:00-3:00. Tours will be scheduled by appointment. You can reserve a tour time at this link: Preschool Preview. If you know of any families with preschool-aged children that may be interested in learning more about our wonderful school, please let them know about this open house. We also are scheduling tours for families with students of all ages. Please contact Stephanie Gillis ( for more information.
Corpus Christi Catholic School along with the Archdiocese of Mobile have joined with arch/dioceses throughout the country to participate in the sixth-annual #iGiveCatholic Giving Day. We will celebrate this day of Catholic giving on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, also known as #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a day when individuals around the world come together with the goal to celebrate generosity and to give to their charities of choice. We look forward to this fundraising opportunity. All monies raised during the event will directly benefit our school.
PTO Officers
We are thankful for our PTO officers who do so much to support our school! New officers were recently elected for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

President: Aimee Meyers

Vice President: Ophelia Gillespie

Treasurer: Kira McGinnis

Secretary: Krista Potteiger

Teacher Liaison: Alison Dennis

Outgoing President: Tracey Netto
Knights of Columbus - Boston Butts
SEC Football is Back & so is Uncle Buck's Boston Butts!
Pick up at the Parish House between 10am - 12pm on November 14th
Cost is $30/ea, Pre-Order by Nov. 11th.

To place an order, send an email to

The fundraiser is in support of our seminarian, Mr. Andrew Wentworth
McGill Spring Sports Evaluations
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Complete November calendar can be found HERE.

November 11
OOU for $1 Red, White, & Blue

November 15 - 21
Discover Catholic Schools Week

November 16
School Advisory Council Meeting

November 18
Mid-Term Interim Reports

November 23
Thanksgiving Holidays Begin

November 30
First Reconciliation
Corpus Christi Church News
Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass : 5:30 p.m.

Sunday Morning Masses: 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Sunday Mass is also available on the parish website and YouTube channel. Each Sunday, Mass is posted at 6 a.m. and is available for viewing anytime, any day, along with all previous online Masses.

Weekday Mass:
6:30 a.m. Monday - Friday (please sit on the left side of the church)
8:15 a.m. Monday - Saturday (please sit on the right side of the church)
No one is obligated to attend Mass on Sundays. Archbishop Rodi asks those who choose to attend public Masses to cooperate with Governor Ivey's request to wear masks in church.
Morning Women's Bible Study
Thursday morning women's bible study will resume on September 3rd, from 9:15 - 10:45 in the conference room, on the 2nd floor of the community center. All will safely distance and wear a mask. Nursery will NOT be provided. All women are invited to share this journey of faith and fellowship. Please contact Patti Hughes at 251-401-9623 or for more information.
Men of St. Joseph
Join the meeting in person or by phone.
Dial in: 251-665-2515. Conference ID: 102102#
Contact Jay Cox at 401-6070 or for more information.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month, at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom.
Poor Box, Food, Clothing donations and “In-Need” Drop Box is at the SVDP table in the vestibule. To seek help, please call 251-366-6443. For more information, visit our website: or our Facebook page at Saint Vincent de Paul Corpus Christi Conference-Mobile AL