October 30, 2018
SCS MISSION STATEMENT
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. 
NEWS & UPDATES
VETERAN PHOTOS
In honor of our veterans and all those who serve our military, please send in copies of photos of your family members who serve and have served our country.  Please make sure that the names of these service men and women are written on the back of the photos.  These photos will be displayed on our Veterans' Day wall in the great room, as we near Veterans' Day, November 11th.  Please send the photos to the office.  For more information, please contact Miss Hollis at mhollis@summervillecatholic.org. 



ILLNESS REMINDER
Students sent home from school with a fever are unable to return to school, until they are fever free (under 99.9) without the assistance of medication for 24 hours.  Do not send your child to school if he/she has a fever in the morning.  Students must also remain home 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea and vomiting.   Therefore, if your child is sent home with a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, he/she may NOT return the following school day.



HOT LUNCH
Hot lunch for November will be available for ordering until tomorrow, October 31st. 



MASS DAY UNIFORM ANNOUNCEMENT
This week Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 1st at 2:00 PM for All Saints Day.  Students are to wear their Mass Day Uniform on Thursday instead of the regularly scheduled day.   Students will not be required to be in their Mass Day Uniform tomorrow, October 31st. 



TAG DAY
This Friday, November 2nd 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.



DRINK SALES
Drinks will be on sale this Friday, November 2nd during lunch for $1.00. 



BOX TOP COLLECTION DAY
This Friday, November 2nd is Box Top Collection Day.  Please send any box tops to your homeroom teacher. 



HONOR ROLL AND PRINCIPAL'S LIST AWARDS
Please join us for the first quarter Academic Awards Ceremony this Friday, November 2nd in the Great Room immediately following morning prayer. 



NEW BETA MEMBERS
Beta would like to congratulate our newest members: Rowen, Emma, Jacqueline, Michael, Andres, Cheyanne, Grace, Joed, Emily, Brady, and Bobby!


 
BETA FIELDTRIP
Beta members will take their first field trip to serve at the Immaculate Conception Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday, November 13th.  Spaces are limited; please see Mrs. Childers for a permission slip if you are interested.

 


CAN TABS FOR BETA
Please save your can tabs! Beta Club donates them to the Ronald McDonald House downtown.  Can tabs may be sent in to Mrs. Childers at any time. 



MAKE-UP PICTURE DAY
Make up picture day will be on Wednesday, November 7th.  



CHRISTMAS PLAY AUDITIONS
It's time to begin preparing for our Christmas Program.  This is a mandatory performance for students in grades K5-8.  Auditions for the following parts will be Wednesday, October 31st at 2:00 PM: Old Shepherd/Narrator, Young Shepherd, Mary, and Joseph.  Please click here to review the permission slip that contains more details regarding the performance and requirements. 


 
ENCHANTED FOREST BOOK FAIR SCHEDULE AND COSTUME GUIDELINES
Monday, November 12th - 1E, 2P, K5
Tuesday, November 13th - 4M, 3M, 8L
Thursday, November 15th - 7M, 6C, 5M
Monday, November 19th - K3, K4
Tuesday, November 20th - Grandparents Day 

Monday, November 12th, will kick-off the Enchanted Forest Book Fair! Students may wear a theme-related costume to school.  Wearing of costumes is completely optional.   

Costume examples include: a fairy tale character, prince, princess, troll, gnome, wizard, witch (only good witches), Harry Potter, a Hobbit character, unicorn, fairy, etc. Scary costumes such as a snake, spider, vampire, Dracula, skeleton, etc. are not allowed.  Students may wear hats, wigs, face paint, and/or makeup.   Masks are not allowed. Please be mindful of tag day guidelines regarding clothing.  

All students in grades K3 - 2 will be provided a unicorn headband, which they may wear to the Book Fair. 



ART TO REMEMBER
Did you know?  Each personalized Art to Remember order form has an "Online Order Code" unique to each artwork/child. The Online Order Code is located on the order form, in the box box!  The online ordering site is:   http://order.arttoremember.com .    Online ordering is super-easy, and your purchase captures a moment in time and raises funds for Summerville Catholic's art program!

Order and payment deadline is NOVEMBER 2, 2018, so don't miss this opportunity!  If you've already placed your order, thank you so much!



AFTER SCHOOL ART - NOVEMBER
For more information, please click on the registration forms listed below. 


Registration Form for Grades 1-3




SCS CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS
Get your Summerville Catholic Christmas Ornament today for only $5!  There is a limited supply! Oranaments are available on a first come first basis and must be paid at the time of receipt. Please click here for an order form.




FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL
This section contains interesting weekly tips or articles from Mr. Tisdale.  

SERVICE PROJECT NEWS
Each month two classes will team up to sponsor a school wide service project that will enable us to live by the words of Christ.  Each team will sponsor a project, inspired by a Saint, that they have chosen to be their intercessor and inspiration. 


NOVEMBER SERVICE PROJECT
Sponsored by:   3rd and 4th Grade
Service Project Saint: St. Nicholas
Organization to Benefit: Operation Christmas Child
Details: Although the November Service Project hasn't officially begun and more details will follow, we are asking for empty shoe boxes at this time.  If you have any shoe boxes, please send them in! 
CALENDAR
Please click here for printable November calendar.  

SPORTS NEWS 
BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
Registration for Basketball is now open.  It's open to boys and girls in grades 4-8.
Please return completed form along with payment to the office no later than Friday, November 2nd.  If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Jean Fox at jfox@summervillecatholic.org. 



ARCHERY REGISTRATION
It's open to any student in grades 4-8. Students will learn focus, self-control, discipline, and patience. Students will compete individually and as a team.

So you can make a more informed decision about whether this sport is right for your child, we want to share the following information:
  • Practices for new archers will begin Tuesday, November 13th and returning archers on November 15th. 

  • Returning archers will practice on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00.

  • New archers will practice on Tuesday from 3:30-5:00.   

  • Starting in December all archers will practice on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.
  • We will participate in approximately 4-6 tournaments this year. Students will only need to be at the tournaments during their allotted shooting time, which will be an hour and a half.
  • The archery season runs from November through April.
  • All equipment necessary for participation is provided through the school.
  • On Wednesday, November 7th at 3:30 PM in the SCS library, we will have an introductory meeting for all parents and students that registered.
Please return completed form along with payment to the office no later than Friday, November 2nd.  If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Jean Fox at jfox@summervillecatholic.org. 



VOLLEYBALL
Congratulations to the Senior Volleyball team for finishing their season this past week.  They finished 7-1 in regular season play. 
    

SOCCER

Good luck to our U6 & U8 soccer teams on their games this weekend. 

 


CHRISTMAS TREES
The sports program will be selling Christmas trees starting Friday, November 23rd.  We will have Fraser Firs in various sizes ranging from 4-5 ft to 9-10 ft.  Wreaths will also be available in two different sizes.  Please share our Christmas tree fundraiser with families and friends to support the Summerville Catholic Sports Program.
LITURGICAL NEWS
FAMILY NIGHT OF PRAYER
Come join us on November 8th, as we have a night of family fun, learning about the many different types of prayers with games and activities for children and the whole family.  This is a free family event with snacks included. Please check your Tuesday Folder for the RSVP form or click here for a printable version.  For more information, please contact Miss Hollis, mhollis@summervillecatholic.org.


VOCATIONS CLUB
Vocations club will have their first meeting next Tuesday, November 6th during study hall. If you are interested in joining this special ministry of prayer, service, and reflection, please see the registration form in today's Tuesday Folder.


ALTER SERVER TRAINING
This Friday, November 2nd during study hall is the last makeup day for those who missed altar server training.   Please see Miss Hollis for more details.


UPCOMING LITURGIES

Date
Parish Celebrant Assisted By
11/1
All Saints Day
St. John the Beloved TBA 7th Grade
11/7 Immaculate Conception TBA Vocations Club & Singing Saints
11/14
Prayer Service No Mass 6th Grade


SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
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.
PSA NEWS
FUN RUN
Our annual Fun Run will be on Friday, November 16, 2018. Donations are now being accepted online. Visit  www.summervillecatholic.org  click on FUN RUN 2018 under QUICK LINKS. Please note the name of your student(s) under Additional Information.


SERVICE HOURS
If you have any completed Family Service Hours please make sure to submit a Family Service Hours Report Form so that it can be recorded with the school. Each family must complete a total of 20 Service Hours throughout the 2018-2019 school year.


YANKEE CANDLE
Families still have an opportunity to make online purchases now thru January 15, 2019. Visit  www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter our school's Group Number 990088889. Thank you for your continued support to our school!


AMAZON SMILE
Do you know that you can support SCS when you shop on Amazon? You Shop, Amazon Gives. Simply visit  www.smile.amazon.com. Login using your existing Amazon login info and choose Summerville Catholic School as your supporting charity. Always start your shopping at  www.smile.amazon.com to support SCS!


SCRIP
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.


HELP NEEDED FOR BOOK FAIR
The Enchanted Forest Book Fair runs from November 12th - 20th.  There are lots of ways you can help at home beginning now, or in the Library for the Book Fair.  Please contact Jan Neuroth at jneuroth@summervillecatholic.org or the PSA at psa@summervillecatholic.org for more information.   


VOLUNTEERS
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 here for information needed to complete your screening paperwork. 


PSA CONTACT INFORMATION
Please email psa@summervillecatholic.org, if you are interested in receiving more information about the PSA and how to get involved!
PARISH NEWS
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Goose Creek
http://www.icgc510.org

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
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