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

May 15, 2023

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe how quickly the school year has passed. As we near the end of the year, I would like to thank you for your trust, faith, and commitment to the mission of Corpus Christi Catholic School. We are so thankful for the opportunity to unite with parents as partners in education. It has been a wonderful school year full of learning and joy! 

Bible Verse and Prayer Focus of the Month

Our Bible verse focus for the month of May is:  Proverbs 3:6

“In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”

Our prayer focus is the Hail Mary:

Hail Mary,

Full of Grace,

The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit

of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary,

Mother of God,

pray for us sinners now,

and at the hour of our death.


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 this week is: 

Orderliness (Week of May 15)


Keeping oneself physically clean and neat and one’s belongings in good order.

Ways to Cultivate

  • Ages 6 and up: Put things back after using them.
  • Ages 10 and up: Use a planner to keep track of homework, and clean up before your parents ask.
  • Ages 12 and up: Pick up after yourself, leave things in order, take pride in your appearance, and use a planner to keep track of your responsibilities and appointments. 


Oh, Infinite Beauty, 

In Your wisdom, you created all things with perfect order. Orderliness brings peace, beauty, harmony, and joy! Please help me to keep order in my life so that I may respect these things You have entrusted to me. In particular please assist me in keeping my appearance, room, locker, and workspace clean and neat. 

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

Thank you to all within our school community for supporting the CCS Kentucky Derby fundraiser. It was a wonderful evening, and our entire school will benefit from the money that was raised. 

Congratulations to our tickets for tuition winners for the upcoming 23-24 school year: 

$500 Celeste Morris

$1,000 Leslie Youkey 

$2,000 Queyn Choung 

$3,000 Paul Backes

THANK YOU to all of our very generous Sponsors and Attendees for supporting our CCS Kentucky Derby Party.

Teacher Appreciation Week

What a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week our teachers and staff were able to experience last week! Thank you to all of the volunteers that made each day so special! Not only do we have the BEST teachers and staff members, but we also have the BEST families that make up our school community.  

PTO  Elections

PTO elections will begin tomorrow, May 16th and will end on May 22nd. An email will be sent out with the link to vote.

Be sure to cast your vote! 

Cougar Walk

We are looking forward to having our alumni that are members of the Class of 2023 back with us on Thursday as they walk the halls of their elementaty school one last time! 

Accelerated Reader

Out of Uniform Days

Students in grades 3rd-8th who are members of the 100-point club are able to come out of uniform every day this week! Students who meet their point goal for 4th quarter may come out of uniform on May 22nd. Students who meet their bonus goal can also come out of uniform on May 24th. 

Talent Show

Please join us for our school talent show on May 19th featuring students in

3rd-8th grades. The fun will begin at 1:15pm in the school gym. 

Zoghby Uniform Discount Days for Corpus Christi

Zoghby’s Uniforms is offering a discount to Corpus Christi families now until Saturday, May 20th. Purchases made in store or online during that week will receive a 10% discount. 

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

First Communion Mass

We are very proud of our second-grade students that will receive their First Eucharist on Sunday, May 21st. This special Mass will begin at 1:00pm. Please keep these sweet students in your prayers. 


School supply lists will be shared with parents in our upcoming Summer Information Packet.

Consider ordering an Edukit, as our school benefits from each purchase. Everything your student needs for the school year comes packaged in one convenient box. You can purchase your Edukit now by visiting the link below.

EduKit link



Vote now through May 28th. You may vote once a day. 

We are very thankful for your support. 

To vote for us, visit this link:

8th Grade Luncheon


Completion Mass

Our 8th-grade class of 2023 will be honored with a graduation luncheon on May 24th in the Banquet Hall. A graduation completion Mass will be held at 6:00pm that evening. We wish our graduates the best of luck in all that they do! 

Summer Packet Information

Information such as summer reading and math projects, booklists, supply lists, and more will be sent home next week. 

Reminder about Social Studies Books

Remember that the Social Studies texts used in grades 1st-8th are the only books that are not consumable (as well as 8th-grade Algebra,) You can make plans to sell/pass down these books and seek to purchase one for the upcoming year. The additional social studies materials used this year in some classes (investigative journals, workbooks) are consumable and should not be sold. Only the hard back text book should be sold/passed down. 

School Office Reminders

Our school office tends to be very busy, especially this time of the year. As we near the end of the school year and parents may make arrangements to exchange books and uniforms, please do not leave items in the office to be picked up by others or ask our office staff to distribute these items for you. Thank you for understanding that we are not able to be responsible for the exchange of personal items and belongings. 

Cross Country 2023

WHO: All rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders are eligible to run cross country.

WHEN: Late-August through early-October. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday after school, and Sunday evenings.

WHY: Running is FUN! It's great conditioning for other sports, like soccer and basketball. Everyone can do it.

WHAT: Look for information on the Corpus Facebook page, email newsletter, or email [email protected] for more information.

Sock Hop

Save the Date

Scrip Program

An easy way to earn money for our school without spending extra money. It just takes a little bit of planning. You even have a chance to earn yourself some extra money!! Want to learn more??? Contact Tracey Netto at [email protected]

Box Tops

Download the App, select our school and start scanning!! SUPER EASY!!

Just .25 A is for Africa

Our last Just .25 day to support the Matim Primary School located in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa is May 25th. 

Student Spotlight

Fifth Grade student, Peyton Gee participated in the "Color by Kids Art Competition" sponsored by Springhill Medical Center. She placed 1st in the 3rd-5th grade category. Her "Dogwood" painting will go on tour around Mobile afterwards it will be permanently placed at the Springhill Medical Center. Congratulations Peyton!!

Ellen Wentworth (Sixth Grader) was our school winner in the Optimist International Oratorical Contest. She represented our school at our local Optimist Club Contest and won the honors as our area winner. She then represented the Mobile area in the District Oratorical Contest held in Montgomery. Ellen's speech was titled "Discovering the Optimist Within Me". She was the only middle school student in the contest, all the others were High School students. We are very proud of Ellen!

Parish News

Show your love for Corpus Christi Parish by pre-ordering one of our parish t-shirts! T-shirts will be available for pre-order through midnight on May 21st. We hope to have the t-shirts available for pickup by mid-June.

T-Shirt Order Form

Corpus Christi Feast Day Celebration

We are one month away from the Feast of Corpus Christi! This year, we are looking forward to celebrating our parish feast day with both a Eucharistic procession and a parish cookout! Mark your calendar now for Sunday, June 11th for the Feast of Corpus Christi Celebration at Corpus Christi Parish. Learn more at:

VBS Volunteers Needed

We've had a large number of kids register for VBS 2023, which means we could use a few more adult volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up here:

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 May

22: AR OOU Point Goal Grades 3-8

23: AR OOU Bonus Grades 3-8

24: 8th Grade Luncheon and Completion Mass

25: Just .25 A is for Africa 

27: Out of Uniform, Last Day of School, Noon Dismissal

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Parish Information
Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., second floor of the Community

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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For rental information, please visit
Parish Staff
Fr. Pat Arensberg, Pastor

Fr. Alex Crow, Parochial Vicar

View our full Parish Staff Contact List here:
Corpus Christi Catholic School | 251.342.5474 | [email protected]