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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, 

What a fun day we had last Friday afternoon. Our cheerleaders treated us to a fall sports pep rally. It was great to see so much Cougar spirit! I challenge all of our students participating in CYO sports to model good sportsmanship and play with integrity. Go Cougars! 

Tomorrow we will celebrate Grandparents Day! It is truly one of the happiest days of the year where our students get to proudly entertain, thank and celebrate the love of their grandparents. I hope that all of our special visitors will gain a sense of how our students spend their school day and the values that they learn while they are here at Corpus Christi. 
First Reconciliation Meeting for 2nd Grade Parents
There will be an informative parent meeting tonight in the Adult Education Room at 6:30.
Bible Verse of the Month
Each month students learn a Bible Verse. We recite it together at school during our morning prayers. We also pray a particular prayer together for the duration of the month. During the month of September, our verse is Proverbs 3:5  

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Our prayer focus is the Our Father .

We would love for you to practice the verse with your children at home. 
Grandparents Day
We will celebrate Grandparents Day TOMORROW, September 25th . We will begin with our school Mass at 8:30, followed by a reception in the banquet hall. Afterwards, grandparents are welcome to tour the school and visit their grandchildren’s classroom. We look forward to seeing all of our Grandparents and Grandfriends on this day. 
Book Fair
It’s book fair week! Tuesday there will be a “Fairy Grandparent” event following our Grandparents Day Mass.  

That evening, we will have a family “Night Owls” event from 4-7, where families can shop in their pajamas if they choose. The book fair will be at our school until noon on Friday. 
Change for a Cure
Our annual Change for a Cure project to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation took place a few weeks ago, and it was a success! We are so pleased to announce that our students raised $4,612.93. What a wonderful example of how small things can add up to make such a difference. Thank you all for your generosity.
A is Africa  
We are excited to announce a partnership with the Matim Primary School located in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. Last year we donated school supplies to A is for Africa, which supports the school. We learned that the school children were so appreciative of the supplies they received. They even shared some videos of thanks with us! In one they are singing the National Song of Tanzania while waving our Alabama flag, and they have one of our Corpus Christi school pennants. In the other they are saying “Thank you Corpus Christi.” You may access the videos here:

We are excited about this partnership and know this will be a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about children in another part of the world, whose daily lives are so different from our own. Some classes will exchange letters with the students, and of course we will keep them in our prayers. We were excited to have the founder of A is for Africa, Molly Smith, visit our school present us with the flag of Tanzania. 
Pictured are: Mike Schroeder, Carol DuPree, Molly Smith, Kristy Martin and Alison Dennis.
Valley Services
You are strongly encouraged to sign up for a MyPaymentsPlus account with Valley Services. With a MyPaymentsPlus account, Valley is able to email you when your child's balance is low. You may also easily add money to the account, view your child's purchases and set limits as to what your child is able to purchase. You may easily set up an account with the following link. You will need to know your child's lunch account number. Click below to set-up your account.

Knights of Columbus - fundraiser
The Corpus Christi Church K of C are selling Boston Butts and Brisket by the pound as a fundraiser for The Bleacher project. Tomorrow is the deadline to place an order. Pick-up is Saturday, September 29th from 10 a.m. - noon at the Parish House. You can go online to order at: Boston Butt Online Order or you can turn in an order form to the school office. Boston Butt Order Form.
CCS Toy Bowl Court 2018
Dear Corpus Christi Families,
CYO Fall Sports are in full swing which means the 71 st Annual Toy Bowl is right around the corner! Each student at CCCS from 1st grade through 8 th grade is asked to sell 3 tickets to Toy Bowl. The tickets are $5.00 each and are good for ALL Soccer and Football games during the week of Toy Bowl. Each Toy Bowl Court representative is required to raise $300. If you are purchasing tickets to Toy Bowl this year, we ask that you consider supporting one of our Toy Bowl Court couples by writing their names in the “MEMO” line on your check. Please make checks payable to Corpus Christi School. All ticket sales MUST BE turned into the school office by OCTOBER 8 th .

Thank you for your support of the 2018 Toy Bowl Court!
Millie Andrews & Christopher Owens 
Saylor King & Harry Edwards
Sarah Bolanos & Colin Grady 
Kate Lilley & Justin Sullivan
Lindsey Cox & Grayson Zoghby
Mikayla Perkins & Jacob Baumgarten
Lucy Cox & Stephen Quina 
Anna Grace Sparks & Aiden Lilley
Victoria Daniel & Chris Mawad
Anna Vo & Graden Mitchell
Emily Claire Harbaugh & James Overstreet 
Anna Watson & Grant McNally
Layne Henley & Aaron Carabin 
Emily Wynne & Jay Carter
Mallorie Kelly& Thomas Bracewell
Hannah Zoghby & Drew Moulder
Jenna Kessler & Jase Alidor
The permission slip for the sock hop can be found HERE .
The deadline to order mum is September 25. Click HERE for the order form.
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:
The NED Show
Students in grades K-5 will attend The Ned Show presentation in the gym on Thursday at 8:45. The Ned show focuses on academic achievement through character development and stands for N ever give up, E ncourage others, D o your best. We are excited to be hosting this program at our school. 
PTO Meeting: Celebrating Math and Literacy
Please make plans to join us at our first PTO meeting of the school year on October 3 at 6:00. The meeting will begin in the gym. Following a brief group meeting, parents and students will have the opportunity to visit three different classrooms of their choice and work together with that teacher on math/literacy take home activities that parents can use to work with their child at home. 
Blessing of the Animals
Our annual Blessing of the Animals, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, is Tuesday, October 2.    The blessing will be held after the 8:15 School Mass. Parents of students in grades K-8 may bring pets to school and meet students in the parking lot around 9:00 as the students are leaving Mass. All animals must be in a cage or on a leash. Children may not bring animals to school with them, and no animals will be allowed to stay at school. All animals must go home after the blessing. If you are not able to bring your child's pet, children may choose to bring a picture of their pet. A special blessing will be offered for all pets, even those not present. 
Respect Life Month
In October we will celebrate Respect Life Month. We have several important activities planned thus far. First, we will teach the student lesson for the Child and Adolescent Protection Policy. Your children bring home information for you to discuss with them. Second, we will pray a Pro-Life Rosary together as a school after Mass on Tuesday October 9. In addition to these events, many of our 7th and 8th grade members of the Pro Life Club will be meeting other students on Friday mornings at 6:30 as they recite the Rosary together and pray for life as part of the 40 Days for Life Campaign. 
Booster Club News
Click HERE for the complete calendar of events.
Golf Tournament - November 17
CCS Merchandise for Sale
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
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! 
Upcoming Dates to Remember
October 2 
Blessing of the Animals (after Mass)

October 3
PTO Meeting (6:00)
McT Students visiting during lunch for McGill Homecoming Week

October 5
Food Pantry Friday

October 9 
School Wide Rosary Following Mass

October 10
Toy Bowl Bake Sale during lunch waves

October 11   
Make Up day for school pictures

October 12
Walk in for Announcements
End of 1st Quarter 

The complete October calendar can be found HERE.
Corpus Christi Parish News
Weekly Wednesday Night Dinners Resume This Wednesday, Sept. 26
Wednesday Night Dinner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Banquet Hall $8 for Adults ! $4 for Children (Age 12 & under) Sept. 26: Homestyle Meatloaf & Gravy, Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast, Roasted New Potatoes, Fried Okra, Steamed Broccoli Spears, Skillet Fried Cabbage, Spinach Apple Pecan Salad, Dinner Roll, Buttermilk Iced Chocolate Cake. Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffee.
Must RSVP no later than MONDAY EVENING
Return an RSVP Card, or call 342-1852 or email Church@CorpusChristiParish.com 
Called to Love
The Archdiocesan Women’s Conference, Called to Love , is taking place on October 6 at Corpus Christi Church. The conference is open to all women in the Archdiocese, and is a great way for women to connect with others. They are sure to leave this event feeling refreshed and renewed in their faith! 

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.