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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
Dear Parents,

In the pastoral effort to respond to a heightened need for the protection of our children, the Archdiocese of Mobile developed a program for the protection of children and adolescents. As a part of this program, all children in grades Pre-K through 12 in schools and parish religious programs will be given strategies on how to protect themselves. Since parents are their children’s primary teachers, an integral part of the program will be to provide parents with information to help their children remain safe. You may access the Child Protection Policy at the following link:

https://d3jc3ahdjad7x7.cloudfront.net/jn12kB3Kp7R3YR70CVdkGDWLAIw6rQLaYomsLjRxP2bAlUro.pdf

We will be presenting this program during the month of October. In addition, your children will bring home a bit of homework to be shared with you. Please look for it and talk to your children about their personal safety.

Bible Verse of the Month
Each month students learn a Bible Verse. We recite it together during our morning prayers. We also pray a particular prayer together for the duration of the month. During the month of October we will learn Hebrews 13:8

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” 

Our prayer focus is The Memorare.

We would love for you to practice the verse with your children at home. 
Respect Life Month
We continue to recognize October as Respect Life Month. Led by members of our Pro-Life Club, we will participate in a school wide Rosary for Life immediately following Mass on Tuesday. As always, parents are welcome to join us!

Many of our middle school students continue to gather at the Women’s Resource Center each Friday morning at 6:30 am as part of the 40 Days for Life Campaign and Respect Life Month.
Toy Bowl Bake Sale
There will be a bake sale during lunch waves on Wednesday. Proceeds will support our CCCS 2018 Toy Bowl Court. 
Make Up Pictures
Were you absent on picture day? Make up pictures will be taken this Thursday, October 11. 
Walk-In this Friday Morning
Our first scheduled Walk-in of the school year will be this Friday, 10/12. Parents are welcome to join us for our Morning Announcements and CCN. 
Computer Club Interest Meeting
Report Card Conferences 
Friday marks the end of the 1st quarter. Parent conferences will be held Monday, October 22 from 4:00-6:30. All report cards will be available in the atrium. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher, K-5 teachers will be in their classrooms. Teachers in grades 6-8 will be available in the cafeteria. We will have a first quarter awards ceremony on October 23 following Mass. Your child’s teacher will notify you if your child will be receiving an award. 
Trip to DC - fundraiser
Click HERE for the order form.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week, a week devoted to learning how to live a healthy and drug free life, will be celebrated October 22-26. Make plans to join us on Friday, October 26th at 10:15 as we participate in our ‘Red-Ribbon Run’ Students may wear shorts and their Red Ribbon Run shirt to school that day. T-shirts will be provided compliments of Dr. Oyler at Compass Urgent Care. 

Congratulations to 8th grader Anna Grace Sparks who was selected for our Red Ribbon Leadership Award.  

Here is a breakdown of our week’s activities: 
● Monday 10/22:”Wake up Drug Free”
○ Wear your PJs.
● Tuesday 10/23: “Hats off to Being Drug Free”
○ Students should remove hats before mass.
● Wednesday 10/24: “Make Superhero Choices:”
○ Dress up as your favorite superhero-
● Thursday, October 25: “Wild about Being Drug Free”
○ Sport your wildest hair--$1.00 donation to St. Jude 
● Friday, October 26 : “Red Ribbon Fun Run”
○ Students wear t-shirts donated by Dr. O/Compass Urgent Care

Run begins at 10:15, please join us!

**Remember with the exception our Friday Fun Run, middle school students are not allowed to wear shorts for out of uniform days. 

Child Protection Re-certification for Volunteers
Please remember that you must renew your annual Child Protection certification by October 31st each year. You may do this by visiting www.mobarch.org and click on Office of Child Protection. The school will be notified when you successfully complete the training.
Booster Club Cougar Store
Do you have a student that needs volunteer hours? The Cougar Store is a great opportunity for our young people to volunteer benefiting the school and its mission while learning responsibility, accountability, listening, and communication skills. To sign up please access the following link:
PTO Boo Bash
Booster Club News
Click HERE for the complete calendar of events.
Basketball Registration - now open
CYO Basketball Registration open now thru 11/1/18!
Open to Grades 1st-8th.
Registration Fee is $95
Contact Josh Burkett or Eric Wittendorfer (co basketball directors) with any questions: basketball@ccsboosterclub.com
CCS Merchandise for Sale
Click on the image to download the order forms!
Scrip News!
Box Tops for Education
We are excited for another year of collecting Box Tops for Education! This is such an easy way to raise money for our school. We have a parent volunteer, Christine Stanton, who has offered to organize our program that includes contests for students, classrooms, and teachers who collect the MOST Box Tops. See the flyer for more details. If you have questions, feel free to contact, Mrs. Stanton at: cpstanton2013@gmail.com
Shoparoo!
We are now participating in Shoparoo! This is a free app for iOS and Android phones that allows anyone to take pictures of their shopping receipts and earn cash donations for their schools!
Just snap a picture of your grocery receipt on your smartphone, and voila, you've made an instant cash donation! You can also take pictures of your non-grocery receipts (from clothing stores, electronics stores, restaurants, home improvement stores, etc.) for entries into Shoparoo's cash donation sweepstakes that can reward a school up to $15,000! 
Future Jacket t-shirts
Due to popular demand, McT is pleased to offer a second order of Future Jacket t-shirts. Please complete your order form (click here ) and return it with your check to your school office NO LATER THAN Friday, October 19th. You may also email Jennifer Tolbert, Director of Enrollment, at tolberj@mcgill-toolen.org with your order or with any questions. GO JACKETS!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
October 15
3rd grade field trip to Environmental Center

October 18
Computer Club Interest Meeting (grades 3-8), 3:00-3:30

October 22
Start of Red Ribbon Week 
Parent Conferences-4:00-6:30

October 23
Awards Mass

October 25
8th grade field trip to McGill-Toolen Preview Day 
Archangel Radio Pledge Drive, CCCS students Live at 11:00

October 26
Red Ribbon Fun Run - 10:15
Noon Dismissal

The complete October calendar can be found HERE.
Corpus Christi Parish News
Jazz Brunch - October 14th
With Jazz Musicians Performing Live!
2nd Sunday of the Month
(Every month except June, July, August)
Buffet Served from 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.
$15 for Adults ! $7 for Children (Age 12 & under)
Weekly Wednesday Night Dinners
Wednesday Night Dinner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Banquet Hall
$8 for Adults; $4 for Children (Age 12 & under)

Oct. 10 Menu : Classic Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, Veal Parmesan,
Roasted Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Buttered Whole Kernel Corn,
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread and Cherry
Cobbler. Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffee

Must RSVP no later than MONDAY EVENING
Return an RSVP Card, or call 342-1852 or email Church@CorpusChristiParish.com 
Opportunities to Volunteer Time & Talent
Contact the Parish Office at Church@CorpusChristiParish.com or at 342-1852 for further info on any of the following opportunities:

Serve as an Altar Server, a Lector, a Visitation Minister to Shut-ins
Sing in the Choir
Sign up for Sunday(s) to present Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
Help provide hospitality for R.C.I.A. attendees.
Join the Altar Society
Join the Women’s Club
Join the Knights of Columbus
Join the St. Vincent de Paul Society
Join the Men of St. Joseph
Join the Women of Mary
Join one of the Bible Study Groups
Volunteer as a Sunday School teacher or assistant
Volunteer with PTO fundraising events
Join the Booster Club
Volunteer to help with Youth Ministry
Help with church decoration for Christmas and Easter
Adult Religious Education (R.C.I.A.) 
Presented by Fr. James F. Zoghby. Continuing education for Catholic and other adults who would like to learn more about and/or join the Catholic Church. Meetings are in the Adult Ed. Room in the Community Center. No need to sign up: Just come! 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Introductory Class: Everything you want to know about the Catholic Church. Bring your questions. Ask or drop them in our Question Box. Further Information: Call 342-1852 to speak to one of the priests or email Church@CorpusChristiParish.com. 
Sing with the Choir
Sing with the Choir at the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass. Practice in the church on 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Next practice, Wed., Oct. 10. Instrumentalist? Check with director, Stephanie Callan.