September 25, 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
MR. JOE NOLL
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of a former longtime employee, Mr. Joe Noll, on September 21st.  Mr. Joe worked at SCS over 25 years as the Facilities Director.   Please keep Mr. Joe's family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

The visitation will be this Friday, September 28th from 6-8 PM @ Parks Funeral Home in Summerville.  The funeral will be Saturday, September 29th 10 AM @ St. John the Beloved Catholic Church.



TEACHING TOUCHING SAFETY
An Opt Out form for this year's Teaching Touching Safety program was sent home in Tuesday Folders last week.  Please return the form by tomorrow, September 26th, if you DO NOT want your child to attend.  The make up date has been scheduled for October 12th for those absent on October 9th.  Please contact the front office for a complete lesson plan, if you have any questions.  



ICE CREAM SALES
Ice cream will be on sale this Friday, September 28th during lunch for $1.00. 



SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS & SPIRIT WEAR DAY
Spirit wear shirts are on the way!  Orders will be sent home with students by Thursday, September 27th.  Spirit Wear will be this Friday, September 28th.  The spirit wear t-shirt may be worn in place of the uniform top on this day.  If you opted to be billed in RenWeb, please remember shirts will not be sent home until payment has been received.  



ST. AMBROSE AWARDS
The awards ceremony for the St. Ambrose Awards will be this Friday, September 28th at 8:30 AM.  

SCS is proud to recognize those students in grades 3rd-8th who, in the 2017-18 school year, earned a 90% average in all major subjects, with not less than 86% in the fourth quarter.  These students worked hard every quarter and will be honored with a St. Ambrose Academic Award certificate in 3rd-5th grade and a medal depicting the lamp of learning in grades 6th-8th.  

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Third Grade


Luke B. Kaiya B. Cole C.
Lily-Kate E. Sarah G. Nicholas G.
Wyatt J. Nicolas M. Rosario M.
Jack N. Mia R. Jacob S.
Rebecca S.



Fourth Grade

Bella C. Andrew G. Preston H.
Aidan L. Ella Y.



Fifth Grade

Bobby N. Luis Q. Emily R.
Joed R. Cheyanne S. Grace W.
Grace W.



MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sixth Grade


Linli W.




Seventh Grade

Ryleigh H. Nicolas M.  Payton R.  



Eighth Grade

Jacqueline C. Katie M. Lily M.
Emma S. Rowen S.






OCTOBER HOT LUNCH
Hot lunch for October is open for ordering and will be available until Sunday, September 30th. 



STUDENT HANDBOOK SIGNATURE PAGE
Students in grades 2 through 8 have been issued an agenda/planner which includes the student handbook. We encourage parents to go over this handbook with their students.  Students in grades K3 through 1 will be given a student handbook.  All parents must complete the Partnership Agreement, and return it to your homeroom teacher.  



PROGRESS REPORTS
Due to the missed days for Hurricane Florence, Progress Reports will now be sent home on Tuesday, October 2nd.  



BUDDY WALK 2018


Summerville Catholic School will send a team to Daniel Island on October 7th for the Annual Buddy Walk in support of those with Down Syndrome.  This year the team has a goal to raise $150 to support events and activities for the Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry members.  Please click here  to donate, or join the "Summerville Catholic" team.  



PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
Photography Club  is being offered this year at Summerville Catholic, to all 5th-8th grade students. Photography Club will take place in the art classroom on Tuesday afternoons, from 3:30-4:30 PM.  Please carefully read the attached permission slip to see if this is an activity your student might be interested in.  $10 club fees are due at the time you sign up, payable to SCS.  Permission slips must be turned in by October 5, and space is limited.



PICTURE DAY IS COMING
Picture day will be Wednesday, October 3rd.  Please try to arrive to school on time, because individual and class pictures will start promptly after morning prayer. 



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






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. 


SEPTEMBER SERVICE PROJECT
Sponsored by:  1st and 2nd Grade
Service Project Saint: Saint Francis of Assissi
Organization to Benefit: Charleston Humane Society
Details: 
CALENDAR
Please click here for printable September calendar.  

SPORTS NEWS 
VOLLEYBALL
  • Congratulations to the Jr. Girls volleyball team on winning their match yesterday, September 24th. 

SOCCER
  • Good luck to our U6 soccer team on their first game this weekend.  

CROSS COUNTRY
  • Good luck to the cross country team on their meet this weekend. 
LITURGICAL NEWS
UPCOMING LITURGIES
Date
Parish Celebrant Assisted By
9/26 St. Thomas the Apostle Father AJ 6th Grade
10/3 Immaculate Conception TBA 5th Grade
10/10 Living Rosary No Mass 4th 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 9th Annual SCS Fun Run for Education is coming soon! It has been rescheduled to Friday, November 16, 2018. We're looking forward to a fun and exciting day! More information will be sent home.


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


SCRIP
What is 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.


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. 


SERVICE HOURS
Have you already started your service hours for the 2018-2019 school year? Please click here and turn them into the office.  Service hours that you turn in will be logged into ParentsWeb and available for view.  


PSA CONTACT INFORMATION
Please email psa@summervillecatholic.org, if you are interested in getting 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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