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November Cougar Chronicle
Greetings,

Friendship is the virtue the children will emulate during the month of November. Using “The Children’s Book of Virtues” the children will learn what the virtue is and how to be a friend. 

True friendship is about trusting one another. They like you for the  real  you. As humans we are never perfect, but a true friend still likes you because that’s what makes you, you!!  Most importantly, our friends trust us, like us, comfort us, understand us, and strengthen us, even—and especially—when we can’t do any of those things for ourselves. It is their belief in us that keeps us going, even when they are not right there to comfort us. Be sure to ask your child about the friendship activity they are doing in their classroom this month.
God Make My Life a Little Light
~ Friends give of themselves. ~
God make my life a little light
Within the world to glow;
A little flame that burneth bright,
Wherever I may go.
God make my life a little flower
That giveth joy to all,
Content to bloom in native bower,
Although the place be small.
God make my life a little staff
Whereon the weak may rest,
That so what health and strength I have
May serve my neighbors best.
~ M. Bentham-Edwards
 
As Saint Paul reminds us, “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.”

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!
Mrs. Ann T. Sarpu
November Cougar Chronicle
11/1 - All Saints Day, Holy Day of Obligation; Mass 9:00
11/5 - Open House; 8:30 A.M.- 10:30 A.M.
11/6 - Dream Dinners Fundraiser
11/6 - National Theater for Children Assembly; 12:45, Grades 3-5
11/7 - Bertucci's Fundraiser
11/8 - Veterans Day Assembly; 1:00 P.M.                                     
11/11 - Veterans Day; No School
11/12 - Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins
11/12 - Cherrydale Fundraiser Pick Up
11/14 - Dress Down for those who donate 2 or more food items
11/15 - Sadie Hawkins Dance
11/18 - MC M Fundraiser Pick Up
11/19 - Birthday Dress Down Day
11/22 - New York Trip
11/22 - Faith Formation Presentation
11/22 - Early Dismissal
11/27 - Early Dismissal         
11/28, 11/29 -Thanksgiving Recess; No School    
Clubs and After-school Activities
Lego Club and Robotics Club
Flyers went home via backpack. Lego is FULL. Robotics space is limited.

Our first Prospective Student Open House of the year is coming up on Tuesday, November 5th from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Please help us share our open house with your family and friends. Watch for our Facebook posts and upcoming email that you can share. Help us share the news of our school and Don't Forget Our Referral Program !!
Communications Update

Moving forward, to add an email address, please go to the bottom of the parent portal https://corpuschristischoolct.org/parent-portal . You can then enter the email address there, it will automatically be updated in the system.

If you are not receiving emails at a certain account, want to add an email or change one, please follow these instructions.

If you need to unsubscribe an email account that is active and you no longer have access to the account, please email mnicholson@corpuschristischoolct.org.

Please understand that this updates our weekly communications only, you still need to update the school portal / educonnect on your own for emergency contacts.


Walk-A-Thon Success!!

We are delighted to share that the 2019 Corpus Christi School Walk-a-thon raised $8,078. Thank you to all of our parents, grandparents, family, and friends who generously donated to this endeavor. The students had fun, got some exercise, and raised money all at the same time.
PARKING
Please do not park in handicapped spots outside the school, for any length of time. They need to be reserved for those who need them.
Dear Parents/Guardians;

Please let me know if your child is absent from school due to an illness. You can leave a message on my office phone at 860-529-7261 or email me at SCowan@corpuschristischoolct.org. I frequently track illness in the school and this assists me with accuracy.

Thank you,
Sue Cowan RN BS
Corpus Christi School Nurse
United Way Campaign
Please remember Corpus Christi School when designating your gift through United Way this year. Our school code is AGO855.
 
Please note the school name may now be listed as US Catholic Conference - Corpus Christi School. The code however is the same as last year. Rest assured that your donation is coming directly to the school.
Scholarship Opportunity For Middle School Students
Wreath Fundraiser
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Wreaths are 22” in diameter and include a red bow!
Orders Due to School By: Tuesday November 5th
Wreaths available for pickup: Thursday December 5th
Cost is $20 each

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Veterans Day Assembly
We are planning a Veterans Day ceremony to Honor those who have served. The assembly will be on Friday, November 8 at 1:00pm. Please email Mrs. McKearney ( amckearney@corpuschristischoolct.org ) if you have a family member who has served in our military, and would be able to attend our event. We welcome all, even if you attended last year.
Please respond by Tuesday, October 22, so we can plan accordingly. Thank you
AmazonSmile – You shop. Amazon gives.
When you shop at smile.amazon.com , Amazon donates to your favorite charitable organization.
You must log into AmazonSmile!!
Choose: Christ the King Parish Corp as your charity and Corpus Christi School receives the donation.
I am happy to share the GREAT NEWS of your successful fundraising for the 2018-19 school year. I know you worked hard to help HSA reach its fundraising goal. The revenue earned goes toward the operating budget of Corpus Christi School (CCS). HSA fundraising is used to bridge the gap between the actual cost to educate your child and the tuition you are charged. For the 2018-19 school year, the actual cost to educate a student at CCS was $7,291. Tuition, registration and FITS totaled $5,640 per student. This leaves a balance of $1,651 per child which needs to be addressed through fundraising, donations, parish subsidy, etc. The 2018-19 HSA revenue represents 2.2% of the total revenue needed to cover Corpus Christi School’s operating expenses.  
Thank you to all of the families who participated in HSA fundraisers and/or events in October!! A special thank you to the following individuals for volunteering:
 
Kim Robinson (September Birthday Baker)
Brooke Penders (October Birthday Baker)
Rose Iavecchia (Cherrydale Fundraiser)
Joanna Musial (MCM Fundraiser)
Diane Raymond (Dream Dinners)
Cory Fournier (Trunk-or-Treat)
Marianne Menta (Trunk-or-Treat)
Jessica Pietroniro (Trunk-or-Treat)
Alicia Karwic (Trunk-or-Treat and Walk-a-thon)
Kerry O’Neal (Walk-a-thon)
Kelley Camillo (Walk-a-thon)
Margaret Lallier (Walk-a-thon)
Eric & Claudia Cabral (Walk-a-thon)
Carmela Indomenico (Walk-a-thon)
Kristin Cardany (Walk-a-thon)
Tiffany Spinella (Walk-a-thon)
Rob Catania (Walk-a-thon)
Ray Esposito (Walk-a-thon)
Lee Harding (Walk-a-thon)
Corpus Christi Night at 
Dream Dinners 
Wednesday, 11/6 @ 6:00 P.M.
Register Here

Bertucci’s Glastonbury
Thursday, 11/07/2019 - All Day
Present flyer and 25% of proceeds will be donated back to Corpus Christi School.
Cherrydale Fundraiser
 orders will be delivered to the school on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Please plan on picking up your orders at the school between 1:00pm-5:00pm on that date. 

Volunteers are needed to help organize and distribute the orders (they come presorted by student), you can sign-up to volunteer at the link below:
 
RSVP Date is November 4th

Volunteers needed for snack and beverages. Please sign up here!
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Lyman Pies & Cookies will be delivered to the school on Monday, November 18, 2019. Please plan on picking up your orders in the school gym between 12:00pm - 5:00pm on that date.  Volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute the orders, you can sign-up to volunteer at the link below:  
 

Sadie Hawkins Raffle Baskets Needed!!
Please contact Diane Bairos ( dimbairos@gmail.com ) or Carmela Indomenico ( cdinurse@aol.com ) if you would like to donate a basket.
Retail Memberships
Due to changes in the registration format, we are unable to register your membership cards for you. Please take the time to register your cards. Please spread the word to your friends and family, every little bit helps!
 
ShopRite School Code:  
50081
 
Register at:
  
Stop & Shop School Code:
07262
 
Register at:
  
Big Y is not offering an educational rewards program this year.
BoxTops 4 Education has gone electronic!
No more clipping, scan your receipts.
Download the app to get started today. 
Tell your family and friends, every little bit counts. 
 
Santa’s Workshop
12/16/19 - 12/18/19
Christmas is right around the corner!!
 If you come across unused/unwanted gifts or wrapping items that we could use in our Santa’s Workshop this year, please drop them off at the front desk. We are collecting all year long. With your help we hope to have a great shop this Christmas!

Contact: Carmela Indomenico
860-604-1912
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Santa's Helpers Needed!!!