April Cougar Chronicle
Dear Parents,

Rites and rituals are among the gifts that make our Catholic faith very rich and meaningful. Years after your children have grown and moved out of the house, they recall the times that their family prayed together. They remember going to Sunday Mass with the entire family. As parents, you have a wonderful opportunity and responsibility to influence and strengthen your child’s practice of the faith. 

At Corpus Christi School even during a pandemic, the children have many opportunities which teach them the importance of faith in their lives. We pray the Rosary each month in honor of our Blessed Mother. During Lent we pray the Stations of the Cross. We also virtually celebrate Mass as a school community each month. The practice of our faith is a visible sign to the children of our love for God and all the gifts we have been given. Parents are welcome to join us for any of these occasions. 

The week of March 29th marks the holiest days of the year, Holy Week. The Triduum begins on the evening of Holy Thursday with remembering how Jesus first gave us himself in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. It continues on Good Friday with the celebration of the Lord’s Passion as we recall Christ’s sacrifice for us. On the night of Holy Saturday, we celebrate the Easter Vigil, and on Easter Sunday we celebrate the Resurrection with great joy. On these days, together with Christians all over the world, we remember the final events in Jesus’ earthly life: Jesus’ Last Supper, his Passion, Crucifixion and death, and his Resurrection. 

I wish all our families a blessed Easter!

Mrs. Ann T. Sarpu
Next Week
March 29th Early Dismissal
March 30th Jersey Day
March 31st P.J. Day (Donation of $3 to benefit Children's Medical Center)
Happening in April
April 1 Holy Thursday 
April 1 Early Dismissal         
April 2 Good Friday - No School
April 4 Easter Sunday
April 5 Easter Monday - No School
April 12-16 April Vacation
April 26-30 Book Fair
Friendly Reminder:
There is NO after care on Thursday, April 1, 2021. School will be dismissed at 12:07 for Easter Holiday. 
Have a Blessed Easter!
Change of Date
8th Grade Graduation will be on Monday, June 7th at 6:00 PM
Opportunity to Fulfill Your Fundraising Obligation – Fore the Children Tournament
As you know, Fore the Children, the Corpus Christi School Golf Tournament, is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 1 at Wampanoag Country Club. Please check your email tomorrow morning for all of the details. It will be a great day filled with delicious and plentiful food and drink, amazing prizes, and wonderful company.
It’s also a great opportunity to fulfill your Home & School Fundraising Obligation (HFO). 75% of all sponsorships that you bring in will go towards your HFO. For example, for every tee sign sponsorship you bring in, 75% of it will go towards your requirement ($150 x .75 = $112.50). If you or your company are interested in a larger sponsorship, such as the Dinner Sponsorship, you could earn even more towards your HFO.

We welcome players of all levels! If you don’t play, we also have an option to join us for cocktails and dinner. Plan now so you can extend your Memorial Day weekend and join us on that Tuesday for a fun day supporting a great cause!
Teacher Appreciation Dress Down Day April 9th -$5

There will a dress down day on Friday, April 9th to support Teacher Appreciation Week. All funds collected will go directly towards events planned for this week.    

Thank you to teachers, staff, and faculty for all you continue to do. 
Yearbook Order Time!
The 2020-21 Corpus Christi School Yearbook will again reflect the entire school community and can be ordered now through March 31st. Families and businesses may also purchase Recognition Ads. These can contain well wishes to individuals or entire classes.
*All forms due Wednesday, March 31st.
Calling All Knitters/Crocheters !
We need your help to make Prayer Shawls for the 8th Grade graduating class. Call the office at 860-529-5487 for more information.
It's time to register now
for the 2021 -2022 School Year!
News from the Enrollment Office 
The past few weeks have been incredibly busy with re-registering you, our current families, along with conducting tours for prospective families. Please continue to share the good news about Corpus Christi School with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Our preschool and kindergarten programs are very popular so we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to join our great school!! We also have limited availability in Gr. 1 - 8. Please feel free to share our website and social media links with interested families. I will continue conducting personalized tours for interested families at their convenience. In order to schedule one, they can either email me at cantico@corpuschristischoolct.org or call 860-529-5487 and ask for Coleen Antico. If you refer a family who enrolls, you can receive a $250 tuition credit for next year through our Referral Program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experiences here at CCS!
Corpus Christi Summer Extension
The Corpus Christi Summer Extension is now accepting students. Please click HERE to see the exciting schedule of activities. Select your weeks, days, and times. We're a summer camp that fits your precise schedule!

Register now, pay later!
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Please be mindful that snacks, food and candy cannot be brought into the school because of severe allergies and food intolerances and most recently because of the pandemic.
While I understand that children wish to celebrate birthdays, we are trying to keep the risk for infections as well as reactions to a minimum. We do not want to isolate the students that cannot eat these foods and we must stand firm with the protocol as it is written in the Student handbook.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Mrs. Cowan RN BS
Corpus Christi School Nurse
It is imperative that everyone follow new or updated Health Guidelines that are written in the Monday Memo every Monday. We are doing everything we can to keep the School open and safe for all but we need everyone to be informed as things are changing weekly. Please refer to Travel restrictions under ct.gov/coronavirus if you plan to travel to other States in the coming weeks for updated restrictions. Anyone that travels to a red zone State must quarantine for 10 days or obtain a PCR COVID test prior to return to School.
A rapid test will not be accepted.
Mandatory Fundraising Obligation:
Fundraising opportunities that are applied towards your HSA fundraising obligation of $440.00 end on April 30, 2021. This is in addition to the FITS gift card program. Outstanding HSA fundraising obligations will be due through FACTS in May.  Please see the link below for all fundraising opportunities.

Munson’s Chocolate Pick-Up:
Munson’s orders can be picked up from the school on the following
dates and times:

Sunday, March 28, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the rear entrance 
Monday, March 29, from 7:15 AM - 8:00 PM at the front entrance 

If you are unable to pick-up your orders on the above dates and times, please email Lisa Torneo at lisamary@mail.com to make alternate arrangements, including sending the chocolates home with your child. 

Charleston Wrap:
We need your help with our Charleston Wrap® Fundraiser! To reach our goals and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone to do their part. Luckily, it’s super easy! Below you’ll find a flyer with detailed instructions about how you can register online and support our goals. We appreciate all of your support and encourage you to spread the word to your friends & family, near and far! The more people who shop, the more money we can raise for our organization! Together, we can ensure our organization reaches its goal – and even surpasses it! Online orders are due on Monday, March 29, 2021.   
If you have questions or need assistance, contact Charleston Wrap® Customer Support. Click below link to create support ticket: 
Or call Customer Support: 866-395-2926
Join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need -
equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!
Use this referral code SN197TWU when you sign up and you’ll get 30 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 02/17/2021, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here: