THE IRISH TIMES
Week of March 6-12
NEXT THURSDAY IS
IRISH GIVING DAY
"MAKE A DATE TO DONATE"
On March 17, 2016 Camden Catholic will hold its second annual Irish Giving Day! For 24 hours, midnight to 11:59 p.m., we will accept donations for this campaign; all proceeds are tax deductible and will benefit the 2015 Annual Fund. Click here to be directed to the donation page.
We encourage our friends, alumni and parents to make a contribution on St. Patrick's Day in celebration of the legacy of Camden Catholic. Current students will have the opportunity to participate in festive fundraisers throughout the day as well, with all proceeds going toward the Irish Giving Day.
A generous alumnus has issued a special challenge to the graduating classes of 2006 through 2015: he will match, dollar for dollar, your collective online contributions on March 17, 2016, up to $5,000. That means any gift from those class years is doubled for the school; if you give $5
0, the school gets another $50 from our alumnus. What an incredible opportunity!
THIS WEEK AT CCHS
Monday, March 7
Board of Trustees Meeting 11 a.m.
President's Reception 6:30 p.m. Library (anyone attending please park in Dining Hall lot and enter side doors)
Parent's Association Meeting 7 p.m. Faculty Lounge
Performing Arts Parents Meeting 7 p.m. Band Room
Girls Basketball South Jersey Semifinal vs. Gloucester Catholic 7 p.m. @ CCHS
Tuesday, March 8
Wednesday, March 9
Thursday, March 10
Friday, March 11
Saturday, March 12
Baseball Fundraiser (ages 21+) Double Nickel Brewing Co. 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 13
WE'VE GOT MAGIC TO DO!
PIPPIN OPENS ON FRIDAY
Don't miss out on the best seats for this year's spring musical: PIPPIN! Purchase tickets for your preferred show time online at www.cchsperformingarts.com.
Please take a minute and sign up to volunteer at the link below to help out with the Spring Musical (scroll down to see volunteer opportunities). We cannot make this play a success without the help of our amazing CCHS families. You will be able to volunteer and still see the show. Your help is greatly appreciated!
FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Attendance & Participation in Extracurricular Activities Reminder
: Students are expected to be on time for school. Students arriving to school after 8:45 are required to present a note explaining the lateness. "
If a student is absent from school or arrives after 8:45 am due to an unexcused lateness, he or she may not participate in any organized school activities that day or night. If the absence occurs on a Friday, the student may be excluded from participation in school functions on the following Saturday as well.
Students sent home sick by the nurse are not allowed to return to school that day for any performance, athletic event or extracurricular activity (Student Handbook, 23)."
Our spring uniform exchange will take place on March 17. The uniform collection day will be March 16. Please consider donating gently used items that your child can no longer use. At the end of the school year, we ask the senior parents to consider donating uniforms again.
Senior Parent Meeting:
Reminder all seniors and at least one parent or guardian must attend the senior-parent meeting on March 15 @ 7 pm in the auditorium. Information about graduation and other end of the year events will be presented.
BASEBALL FUNDRAISER AT
DOUBLE NICKEL THIS SATURDAY
Saturday, March 12, 7-11 p.m.
Double Nickel Brewing in Pennsauken, NJ
Ages 21 and Over
$30/person includes food, beer, and DJ. Basket Raffles, TV Raffle (see below), and a 50/50 will add to the fun!
$5 RAFFLE! Samsung 55" 4K Ultra HD Curved LED SMART TV
Raffle tickets are $5 and in room 216.
The drawing takes place at the CCHS Baseball Fundraiser on
March 12th. You do not need to be present to win.
MANDATORY SENIOR & PARENT MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH
- due to a conflict with tech week for Pippin, the mandatory senior and parent meeting has been rescheduled for March 15 @ 7 pm in the Grandi Auditorium. All seniors and at least one parent must attend to obtain important information about all of the year events for seniors.
DINE & DONATE @ TRENO
Holy Thursday, March 24
11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COUPON
15% Will be donated back to CCHS. Coupon must be printed and presented to server for credit. Includes dine in, take out and bar.
40th Anniversary Camden County School Counselors Assoc.
Focus On Your Future
Wednesday March 16, 2016
Camden County College
Papiano Gymnasium, Blackwood, NJ
SENIOR NETWORKING NIGHT
What does "networking" mean, and why is it important?
Join us to find out!
Mix and mingle with CCHS Alumni, experts in their respective professional fields, who will share their tips and tricks for using networking in college and beyond.
Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Business casual attire. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
Ted Brennan '98, Attorney and Mayor of Merchantville, NJ
Emily Cuneo DeSmedt '03, Labor & Employment Attorney, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Marian Hensler '07, Human Resources, Campbell Soup Co.
Zac Ottoson '06, Attorney,
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Molly Whipkey Ridgway '03, Craft & Import Development Manager, Tenth & Blake
Brian Romani '90, VP Sales, Maple Direct
STUDENTS WIN @ SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION
CCHS placed for the third consecutive year at the annual DeSales University Shakespeare Competition this weekend. Senior Crystal Ye, one of our international students, won a $2,000 scholarship based on her monologue as Lady Macbeth. This is the third scholarship in seven years of competing for CCHS students!
s to all students and thank you to the faculty moderators who oversee this event each year!
IMPORTANT SAT ANNOUNCEMENTS
t is time to be thinking about the SAT. You should plan on taking the SAT once during your Junior year.
The tests will be given in March, May and June.
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT WAIT TO TAKE THE SAT IN THE FALL, 2016.
It is very important that students/parents understand that with the new test, the official scores from the Fall test dates may not be published in time to meet the Early Decision Deadlines or the individual College/University Scholarship Deadlines.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact your Guidance Counselor.
You can register online at Collegeboard.com.
See your Guidance Counselor if you think you are eligible for a Fee Waiver for the test. Fee Waivers are given based on Financial need.
KAPLAN FREE SAT/ACT PREP
For Juniors who would like extra help for the Spring SAT and ACT, Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting free online Cram sessions for the New SAT and ACT. Sessions are starting
Saturday, February 27th
. Space is limited. To sign up, please visit
Click here for links to the
"New SAT" Prep Classes
FROM THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE
- Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
- Government Leadership Camp - This program is designed for students who have a passion for understanding American government to engage in small discussions, attend college-level lectures, and participate in debates, simulations, and field trips.
- Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
- 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE
All Juniors need a physical exam. If your child doesn't have a current physical on file in the nurse's office, please call your doctor to schedule an appointment. Please return completed forms as soon as possible.
Spring sports physicals need to be returned to the nurse's office by
March 2nd. No student is permitted to play a sport without a current physical on file with the nurse.
- Next Meeting: Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. Please join us!
he issue of nonpublic school transportation is the top priority of our budget advocacy efforts at this time. The per-pupil allotment for transportation has been frozen at $884.00 since 2008. THIS MUST BE INCREASED in the next budget, or the future of many of our Catholic schools, who rely heavily on this transportation, will be in jeopardy.
We are told by those who work in the Governor's office that, at this stage, there is strength in numbers, and that the number of letters, emails, and phone calls made to the Governor's office does have a bearing on which issues get the greatest attention. Please review the below linked document and information sheet. Let us all join with great enthusiasm in prayer and ACTION, so that 2016 may be the year in which the freeze on nonpublic transportation may be lifted.
ARAMARK SERVES BREAKFAST!
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES
FIGHTING IRISH ATHLETICS: NJSIAA TOURNEY
- Wrestling traveled to Atlantic City for the State Tournament. CCHS had an amazing showing with senior Mark McCormick (pictured) finishing third in the state! Lucas Revano, Jarrett Ziegler and Anthony Croce also wrestled in this intense competition featuring the very best wrestlers in the entire state.
- Boys Basketball fought hard against a strong Union Catholic team on Thursday, losing 59-43
in the playoffs. The team had a nice meeting with Camden Catholic alumna and Hall of Famer Sister Percy Lee Hart, who is now president of Union Catholic (pictured below, center, with both teams).
- Girls Basketball earned an OT victory in the quarterfinals over rival Paul VI 50-46 on Friday evening. They play Gloucester Catholic on Monday evening at 7 p.m. in Tom Kenney Gymnasium. COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR IRISH PRIDE! (photo courtesy of @BraulioEPerez/NJ.com)