226 Black Oak Blvd | Summerville, SC 29485 | www.summervillecatholic.org
As a Catholic school community, we believe in the uniqueness, dignity and potential of every student. Following the life and example of Jesus Christ, we strive to build character while teaching compassion. By strengthening our students in spirit, mind and body, we prepare them to lead lives based on faith, values, and learning.
Map testing will be held April 29th through May 10th for students in grades K5 through 8th. Please click
for a Parents Guide to MAP. For more information, please click
for the link to the NWEA Parent Toolkit.
Progress Reports will be sent home in Tuesday Folders today, April 30th.
CROWNING OF MARY
This Wednesday, May 1st is the Crowning of Mary. We will be crowning Mary during Mass. Families are invited to join us for this special tradition. We are asking children to bring flowers from home for the ceremony.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TAG DAY
Students in grades 6 through 8 will be allowed have their May Tag Day on Thursday, May 2nd due to their fieldtrip on Friday, May 3rd. Students are required to wear their uniform during the fieldtrip on Friday, May 3rd.
This Friday, May 3rd is Tag Day. On the first Friday of each month, students are allowed to wear non-uniform clothing in place of their uniform for a fee of 50 cents (or $4.50 for the entire year).
As a Catholic community, our attire should reflect modesty. Examples of inappropriate clothing are, but are not limited to:
- Tops which are sleeveless, which do not cover the entire shoulder, or which have spaghetti straps
- Backless shirts/dresses that cover less than a uniform shirt
- Pajama tops or bottoms
- Leggings, jeggings, yoga pants
- Pants, shorts, and tops that are too tight; clothing should be loose fitting.
- Skinny jeans
- Baggy styles are not permitted
- Shirts with a low scooped neckline
- Shirts not long enough to cover the waist and hips. When the shirt is tucked in and arms are raised above the head, the shirt should not come untucked.
- Shirts with inappropriate logos/pictures
- Skirts or shorts not knee length. *Knee length is defined by the bottom of the skirt touching the KNEE IN THE FRONT AND THE CREASE AT THE BACK OF THE KNEE.
- Shoes with high heels, open backs or toes, sandals, Crocs
- Nail polish, makeup, or excessive jewelry
If students wear clothing deemed inappropriate, they will be told to call home for a change of clothing. Students having to change will lose their Tag Day privilege for the following month. A second TAG Day infraction will cause students to lose this privilege for the remainder of the year.
There will be NO drink sales this Friday, May 3rd.
BOX TOP COLLECTION DAY
This Friday, May 3rd is Box Top Collection Day. Please send any box tops to your homeroom teacher.
FACE PAINTERS NEEDED
Immaculate Conception Church is hosting its Taste of Goose Creek this Saturday, May 4th from 11 AM -3 PM. They are asking for 7th and 8th grade students with artistic flair to come and do face painting and application of temporary tattoos. Please contact Mrs. Childers at
to sign up for a one-hour time slot. Your help will count as service hours for Beta, Confirmation, Girls Scouts, etc.
SCHOOL-WIDE ACCELERATED READER GOAL
The deadline to meet our school-wide AR goal of 7200 points is fast approaching! If we reach this goal by May 29th, Mr. Tisdale has agreed (somewhat hesitantly) to wear a princess fairy dress and a Clemson hat while riding a horse around the playground! We are still shy of our goal, so please encourage your student to read over the Easter break and pass those AR tests once school resumes. If each middle schooler passes just two tests on their reading level, we will be very close to witnessing this historic event! The elementary students are avid readers and are proud to be a big part of Mr. Tisdale's big day!
Please be sure library books are returned by the end of the school year in order to avoid any replacement costs.
2019-2020 SCHOOL FEES REMINDER
If you would like to pre-pay any fees (books, technology, capital improvement, activity, and PSA), the deadline is Friday, May 10th. Fees that have not been received by May 10th will be added to your FACTS account with your payment.
12 MONTH TUITION PAYMENT PLAN DEADLINE
Friday, May 17th is the dealine to enroll in the 12 month pyament plan for the 2019-2020 school year.
FINE ARTS NIGHT
AFTER SCHOOL ART - MAY
For more information, please click on the registration forms listed below.
MIDDLE SCHOOL EXAM SCHEDULE
8th Grade Exams: May 21, 22, 23, & 24 with noon dismissal on May 23 & 24
7th Grade Exams: May 29, 30, & 31 with noon dismissal on May 30 & 31
We have 8 yearbooks left...don't miss out on this year's yearbook. The cost is $34.24 (including tax). Please send all payments to the front office. Yearbooks are available on a first come first serve basis, and payment is needed in order to reserve your copy.
Summer break will be here before we know it! SCS is offering a 6 week camp during the summer of 2019. Camp hours are 9 AM-4 PM. Extended day will be available 7:00-9:00 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM. Contact Nelly Infante at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lenten Rice Bowls are due this Friday, May 3rd. Please put your last name on the box and your grade and then turn them into your homeroom teacher. Remember, a percentage of the money collected stays in our diocese. Thank you!
APRIL SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE
Service Project Saint: St. Isidore, Patron Saint of Farmers
K3, K4, and K5
Organization to Benefit: St. John's Food Pantry
The Kindergarten classes are proud to announce they have collected OVER 800 can and non perishable goods for St. John's food pantry! K3, K4, and K5
will be heading over to St. John's Church today to deliver and sort the food.
Thank you to all those who contributed to our service project. We could not have done it without the help of our SCS families!
MAY SERVICE PROJECT
Service Project Saint: St. Jude, Patron Saint of the Impossible
Sponsored by: 7th & 8th Grade
Organization to Benefit: Ronald McDonald House of Charleston
Please help the 7th and 8th graders with the March service project. Ronald McDonald House needs our help to continue offering a "Home Away From Home" to families whose children are undergoing extensive medical treatment. Donations will be accepted through May 24th.
Please click here for more information.
for printable May calendar.
Good luck to the Tennis Team on their match today at Bees Landing in West Ashley.
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Summerville Country Club
400 Country Club Blvd, Summerville, SC 29483
For more information, contact the Athletic Director, Jean Fox, at email@example.com.
TASTE OF GOOSE CREEK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Summerville Catholic School will be hosting a booth at this year's Taste of Goose Creek. The festival will be held Saturday, May 4th. We are in need of some volunteers to give out information about SCS.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
FATHERS' ASSOCATION LOWCOUNTRY BOIL - SAVE THE DATE
CAR WASH FUNDRAISER
Please support the school and get your car cleaned at the same time by purchasing car wash tickets! Tidal Wave Auto Spa's top wash is normally $20, but with this fundraiser you can purchase it for half the price - just $10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Do you know that you can support SCS when you shop on Amazon? You Shop, Amazon Gives. Simply visit
. Login using your existing Amazon login info and choose Summerville Catholic School as your supporting charity. Always start your shopping at
to support SCS!
Scrip is Gift Card Fundraising. Purchase gift cards from the school, and the school receives a rebate. The school maintains a gift card inventory for top retailers such as Target, Walmart, Starbucks, and Tanger Outlets, just to name a few. Visit the School Office to view a complete list of retailers.
If you have any completed Family Service Hours please make sure to submit a
Family Service Hours Report Form
, so it may be recorded with the school. Each family must complete a total of 20 Service Hours throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
Are you interested in volunteering in the school? All SCS volunteers must go through a background screening and take an online class if they will be in contact with any of our students. Some examples include helping in art class, chaperoning/driving on field trips, room moms, etc. If you will be doing at-home volunteer opportunities, there is no screening or class required. Please click
for information needed to complete your screening paperwork.
PSA CONTACT INFORMATION
||May Crowning Mass/
St. John the Beloved
||First Communicants Mass/
St. Theresa the Little Flower
||8th & 7th Grade
||Final School Year Mass/
All sacramental preparation is done through the local parishes. Please check with your parish if you would like your child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, First Penance (Reconciliation) or First Holy Communion (Eucharist). Many of the parishes require a one or two year preparation, please contact your parish's Director of Religious Education or Faith Formation Coordinator as soon as possible. Registrations are almost over for many of the parishes. Anyone seeking the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact your parish office secretary to guide you to the right person responsible for the preparation of this sacrament.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Goose Creek
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church - Summerville
St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church - Moncks Corner
St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - Summerville
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - North Charleston