Open House is coming! Please help us spread the word and invite your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors who have children in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. RSVP online www.camdencatholic.org/openhouse
Events the Week of October 14-20
POWDER PUFF SIGNUPS & T-SHIRT ORDERS ALL WEEK

Monday, October 15
Freshman Transition Meeting AP Auditorium
Performing Arts Parents Meeting 7:30 PM Dining Hall
 
Tuesday, October 16
Guest Day
Faculty Meeting at Dismissal

Wednesday, October 17
Regular Schedule
Freshman Movie Night "The Greatest Showman" 6:45PM Courtyard
*Bring a bag of candy to donate to Cathedral Kitchen/Joseph House Halloween bags

Thursday, October 18
Guest Day
FAFSA Night (Senior Parents) 7PM Auditorium

Friday, October 19
Regular Schedule
 
Saturday, October 20
Fall Clothing Drive 8:30AM-2PM 
Amy's Omelette House Dine & Donate 7-11AM
OPEN HOUSE LAWN SIGNS AVAILABLE
Students can pickup a sign in Mr. Sexton's Office Rm 224.

CCHS TO IMPLEMENT ImPACT TESTING
 
CDC (The Center for Disease Control) reports show that the amount of reported concussions has doubled in the last 10 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics has reported concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade. (Source: Head Case: http://www.headcasecompany.com/concussion_info/stats_on_concussions_sports  )
 
We often associate concussions with athletics. However, numerous teens incur concussions from simple falls, bumps to the head, and other accidents. The faculty and staff at Camden Catholic work with students and families when a concussion has been diagnosed as the student returns to full health and activity.
 
One tool that can help in this process is the ImPACT test. ImPACT is an objective tool to assist in making sound return   to   activity   decisions   following   concussions. It is   a   computerized   test   that   measures memory, attention span, visual and verbal problem solving. ImPACT has two primary uses: before the onset of an activity, a baseline test is conducted to measure the student's performance baseline. In the event of an injury, a post-injury test is administered and compared to the baseline and/or normative data scores. This provides information that is used along with guidance from concussion-trained specialists to determine when a student may return to various academic and extra-curricular activity.
 
ImPACT will be implemented at Camden Catholic during 2018-2019. All athletes and students in grade 9 will take a baseline test during the month of September. Athletes will take the test during a regularly scheduled team meeting. Freshmen will take the ImPACT test during their health classes. Within the next two years, every CCHS student will have the opportunity to take an initial baseline ImPACT test. Any student currently treating for a concussion will not test until all symptoms have ceased. A parent of a freshman may opt out of ImPACT testing by contacting Eileen Wilkinson at eileen.wilkinson@camdencatholic.org. You may also contact Ms. Wilkinson with additional questions.
 
More information may be found at ImPACT Applications, Inc.: https://concussioncareresources.com/pediatric-concussion-information-for-parents-and-guardians/ 
UNIFORM EXCHANGE: WEDS. OCTOBER 24
During all lunch periods in the Dining Hall. Drop off uniforms to donate to others. Or, pickup uniform items you are in need of before winter uniform begins on November 1!
Parent volunteers also needed on 10/24 from 8 AM through last lunch (1:30 pm) to sort and display donations. Contact  joeyd103@comcast.net to volunteer.
PERFORMING ARTS PARENTS MEETING
Monday, October 15 at 7:30 PM in the Dining Hall

STUDENT AFFAIRS NEWS 

Campus Ministry News

We would like to thank everyone for their prayers for the Kairos V retreat which took place Oct 7-10th. We were the first diocesan high school to use the new Kairos Retreat House on the campus of Holy Spirit High School. With any first there are some hiccups but it did not diminish the impact or resilient spirit of our senior retreat group. Thank you to Mrs. Barry, Mr. Martin and Fr. Joe and the senior giving team for making Kairos V a most meaningful and memorable experience. Kairos 5 is Irish Strong!
 

Southern NJ Fall Heart Walk

* Saturday, October 27, 2018 * Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ VOLUNTEER ATTIRE: Wear comfortable sneakers. Volunteer t-shirt will be provided at the event. The Heart Walk is rain or shine, please dress appropriately. TIME COMMITTMENT: Please be prompt and arrive by 7:00 am and participate in the Volunteer Orientation at 7:30 am to learn about your role(s) and remain through break-down of the event - approximately 1:00 pm. Periodic breaks will be scheduled throughout the day. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers are so vital to the success of this event; therefore, as someone says "Yes! Count me in," we are thrilled and consider it a serious commitment, and truly depend on each person to attend, actively participate...and have some fun! We encourage all volunteers to be flexible with their responsibilities throughout the event, as we may need to make last minute changes as the event progresses. Are you ready to join in the fun? Please complete the attached form and send to: Lauryn Goldstein, Field Support Coordinator (609) 223-3758 * lauryn.goldstein@heart.org www.snjfallhw.org * Set-up and break down * Greeters * Registration * T-shirt distribution * Characters in costume * Cheerleaders * Kids Zone * Hydration Station * Refreshment area * Assist with team photos.  Volunteer Form attached here.

Freshman Transition
Ms. Wilkinson presented the third of four study skills sessions on Test Taking strategies. This coming week the Freshman meetings during Activity Period will focus on the final study skills presentation on managing grades. We would like to highlight the Freshman Transition webpage found on our website which includes helpful study skills and contact information for parents and our new students. Check it out at http://www.camdencatholic.org/admissions/freshman-transition/ 


Freshman Movie Night sponsored by Link Crew - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6:45pm to 9pm. Admission for freshman is a bag of Halloween candy so we can make Halloween bags for Cathedral Kitchen and Joseph's House. Service project will be followed by "The Greatest Showman" in the courtyard. Bring a blanket and dress warm. If weather mandates we will move the movie into the Dining Hall.

Junior Rings
Our representative from Herff Jones, our ring vendor, will be at Camden Catholic on Friday, October 19th from 8:10am to 8:45am in the Pisa Dining Room for sizing and adjustment concerns or questions.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: 
Mister Softee in Pennsauken

Job requirements/duties are as follows but not limited to:
  • Must be people friendly
  • Able to count money
  • Honest
  • Punctual
  • Willing to learn and work
  • Want to learn how to make and serve ice cream, water ice and other treats as well as hot foods.
  • Clean up, stock, put away orders as they come in and other duties
We are open 11am-11pm hours will change as weather changes.
Those who are interested can stop up at the Mister Softee store for an application.
Mister Softee ice cream stand located at  3605 Haddonfield Rd Pennsauken, 856-662-3787.
OCTOBER LUNCH MENU
*NOTE PRICE CHANGES

2019-20 FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION NOW OPEN: Click here for additional information 
IMPORTANT LINKS
PARENTS ASSOCIATION NEWS

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 20 *NOTE DATE CHANGE* Fall Clothing/Housewares Drive (8AM-1PM) and   Amy's Dine and Donate (7-11AM) CLICK HERE FOR FLIER AND DESCRIPTION OF DONATIONS ACCEPTED


Boscov's 25% OFF Shopping Passes are available from Mrs. Merenyi for $5.00 each, Boscov's Shopping Day is  Tuesday, October 16th 8AM till 11PM.  
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NEWS
  • College FAFSA Night is scheduled for  October 18 at 7PM.  Financial Aid representatives will be present to assist parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office at 856-663-2247.

The University of Notre Dame Summer Pre-College Program
  • Our Pre-College programs offer high school students a taste of college life, academics, and the Notre Dame community. Students earn one college credit upon completion of any of our programs. 
    CLICK HERE

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE
WEEK OF OCTOBER 14

Monday, October 15
Field Hockey @ West: Varsity 3:45, JV 5:15
Volleyball @ Camden: Varsity 3:45, JV 5

Tuesday, October 16
Freshman Field Hockey vs. Seneca 3:45

Wednesday, October 17
Boys Soccer vs. East: JV & Varsity 3:45
Girls Soccer @ East: JV & Varsity 3:45
Field Hockey @ PVI: Varsity 3:45, JV 5:15
Volleyball @ Kingsway: Varsity 3:45, JV 5:15

Thursday, October 18
Cross Country All-Shore Meet 3:45
Volleyball @ Cherokee: Varsity 3:45, JV 5
Freshman Field Hockey vs. Lenape 3:45

Friday, October 19
Boys Soccer @ West: Varsity & JV 3:45
Girls Soccer @ Holy Cross: JV & Varsity 3:45
Football vs. Camden 7