The Cougar Connection
The mission of Corpus Christi Catholic School is to nurture every child by providing the opportunities to grow in faith, achieve academic success, and serve others as disciples of Jesus

April 17, 2023

Dear Parents,

We were so glad to see all of our smiling students today! We hope that all of our families enjoyed the Easter Break. After this week, we only have five more weeks left in the school year. We know how quickly they will pass. 

On May 6th, our PTO will be hosting the CCS Kentucky Derby. This is a wonderful fundraiser for our school. Please look for all the information you need to know concerning the event in this newsletter.  

The Ark test is national standardized Religion test. This test will be given to students in grades 2nd-8th this week. We know our students will do a wonderful job of demonstrating their knowledge of our Catholic faith.

Bible Verse and Prayer Focus of the Month

Our Bible verse focus for the month of April is: Matthew 22:37

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” 

Our prayer focus is The Divine Praises:

Blessed be God.

Blessed be his Holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

Blessed be the Name of Jesus.

Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be his most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.

Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.

Education in Virtue

Each week, we are focusing on a particular virtue as a school. Students have been learning the definition as well as what living the virtue looks and sounds like in our actions and words. 


The virtues we are learning about the next few weeks are Humility and Meekness:

Humility (Week of April 17)


Awareness that all one’s gifts come from God and appreciation for the gifts of others.

Ways to Cultivate

  • Ages 6 and up: Clap for someone who does a good job, “God gave me this talent.”
  • Ages 10 and up: Give compliments to others and accept compliments from others.
  • Ages 12 and up: Show deference to others, acknowledge the accomplishments of others, look honestly at your strengths and weaknesses. 


Dear Jesus, 

You said, “Learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart.” (Matthew 11:29) You are God, yet you became little out of love for me. I desire to become little for love of you. Help me to be honest about my strengths and weaknesses. May you be glorified in everything I do! 

Meekness (Week of April 24)


Serenity of Spirit while focusing on the needs of others.

Ways to Cultivate

  • Ages 6 and up: When you get upset, count to ten before you react. 
  • Ages 10 and up: Walk away when you are angry instead of arguing or fighting.
  • Ages 12 and up: Remain calm, allow others to go first, wait without expecting people to notice your patience. 


Dear Jesus, 

Be king of my heart, especially when I am frustrated or angry. In those moments, give me the grace to use all my emotions for the good. 

CCS Drama Production

Many of our students have been working hard preparing for their performance in School of Rock Jr. In addition to performers, students have been working to prepare the scenery and handle technology behind the scenes. 

We hope many will be able to attend one of the public performances that are scheduled. There will be a performance this Friday, April 21st at 6:30pm and a performance on Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30pm. 

There will be a $5 admission fee per person.

Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby tickets are on sale now! You don't want to miss out on the biggest event of the year. All funds that are raised goes straight back into our classrooms. Saturday, May 6Th from 3:30-7:30pm in the CCS Banquet Hall.

Ticket Order Form

Tickets for Tuition

A is for Africa-Just 25 

Our next Just 25, A is for Africa Day is Tuesday, April 25th. Remember that the money we collect is donated to The Matim Primary School in Tanzania.  

Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be available to purchase during lunch waves this Friday.

Food Pantry

Field Day for K-8th

April 28th

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for field day on April 28th. Look for a schedule and more information to be shared soon. 

Cougars of the Month

The following students were chosen as Cougars of the Month for the month of March: 

Drew Bexley, Genevieve Kachel, Noah Warner, Chloe Nguyen, Reese Minto

Mwende Mwathi, Stella Crane, Lucas Britt, Eli Hillman, Caskey Porr

Ann Marie Rogers, Christopher Gonzalez, Zoey Chuong, Maggie Campbell

Zoe Nguyen, Lexi Mosteller, Molly Stokes, Emily Miller, Addison Harris

Wyatt Waters, Evelyn Campbell, Lucy Rahmel, Teagan O’Brien

The following students were chosen as overall Cougars of the Month for their grade level: 

Preschool: Chloe Nguyen, sponsored by Charles F. Lursen PC

K-2nd: Eli Hillman, sponsored by Payne Environmental Services

3rd-5th: Zoey Chong, sponsored by Mark Travis, MH 3 Printing

6th-8th: Lucy Rahmel, sponsored by Azalea City Lawn Service

Victoria Miller was recognized as Teacher of the Month for March, Sponsored by the Corpus Christi Parish Knights of Columbus. 

Cougar Character

We also recently awarded two students with the Cougar Character Award, Peyton Gee and Jack Potteiger. 

Volunteer Appreciation

We are thankful for all those who volunteer in our parish and school! Save the date for our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner coming up on May 18th! All parish and school volunteers are invited to join us for dinner at Moe's BBQ Downtown at 6pm on this date. We do need a headcount for this event, so if you'd like to attend, sign up using this link


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School Calendar
Remember that you can always access our online school calendar via this link from our website:

Once on the page, you will need to scroll to the bottom to access the online calendar.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

A Look Ahead in April 

24: 8th Grade Field Trip

25: 5th Grade Field Trip, A is for Africa Just .25

26: 6th Grade Field Trip, Administrative Professional Day, Field Trip for Catholic Cup Participants

27: 8th Grade Field Day and Water Balloons

28: Field Day

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Parish Office: 342-1852, Fax 342-6313
School Office: 342-5474, ext. 1
Fax 380-0325

Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 and11:00 am

8:15 am Mass: Monday - Saturday
5:30 pm Mass: Monday - Friday

Every 1st Friday of the month following the 8:15 am Mass until 5 pm.




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Fr. Pat Arensberg, Pastor

Fr. Alex Crow, Parochial Vicar

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