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Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

ICCS Mission Statement:

Strengthening spirits... minds... bodies... Through the teachings of Jesus Christ.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

PTO STATEMENTS

PTO Statements for the 2018-2019 school year went home this week. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A BILL. The purpose of the statements is to let families know where they stand with their PTO obligation for the year. There are still many opportunities to earn points through our upcoming PTO Dinner Auction in March and NEW Crawfish Sale Fundraiser in May. If you still need PTO points, contact Jessica Liles at jessica.liles@gmail.com to find out how you can help with the Auction, or Debra Wilder at erroldebra@suddenlink.net to get involved with the Crawfish Sale!


If you have questions regarding your statement, please email Melissa Mathew at mbmathew@iccschool.org.

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GUEST SPEAKER COMING TO ICCS

Make plans now to attend the ICCS PTO Meeting on February 26, starting at 6 p.m. in the ICCS Gym. Details about the upcoming ICCS PTO Dinner Auction and PTO Crawfish Sale Fundraiser will be discussed.


A special parent presentation will be offered following the PTO business portion of the meeting. Roy Petitfils will serve as guest speaker. His most recent book: Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: A Field Guide for Catholic Parents, Pastors, and Youth Leaders is soon to be released.


Roy is an international speaker who uses humor, passion, clinical and life experience to help adults connect with teens and to help teens to know, understand and love themselves.


Roy is an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. He is a therapist at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. He holds a Masters in Mental Health and School Counseling from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. All ICCS parents are encouraged to attend and participate.

LAISSEZ BON TEMPS ROULER

Our 2nd Grade students have been working hard on an exciting PBL focusing on Mardi Gras and Louisiana traditions. Students will be selling hand-made Mardi Gras buttons on Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, starting at 7:25 a.m. in the ICCS Gym. Cost is $1 per button. All donations will benefit Smile Moore, a local nonprofit organization that awards grants to children of widows/widowers for extracurricular activities, summer camps, birthday parties and much more!


The Mardi Gras button artwork was created by 2nd grade student, Anna East.

DIRECTORY FUNDRAISER UPDATE

A limited amount of ICCS Directories are still available for purchase in the front office. Directories are $5 each. Cash and checks are accepted.


IMPORTANT! If you reserved a copy of the Directory, please send payment ($5 per book) to school with your child NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27. This fundraiser benefits the 8th Grade class fund for end-of-the-year activities. For more information, please call (337) 433-3497.

DONATIONS NEEDED

Ms. Vanchiere's art class is in need of empty 2-liter and 3-liter plastic bottles, as well as empty water bottles for a special project they are working on for the PTO Dinner Auction. Please send any and all plastic bottle donations to school with your student soon.

ICCS PTO Dinner Auction

Friday, March 29th, 6pm

1536 Ryan Street

Lake Charles, LA

Join us for the 2019 ICCS PTO Dinner Auction, Art & Soul of ICCS!

AUCTION SWEET SHOP DONATIONS NEEDED

Do you like to bake? If so, donations are needed for the ICCS Auction Sweet Shop. For more information, or to donate a gourmet dessert or sweet treat, please contact Sweet Shop Chairman, Colleen Phillips at colleen.phillips1969@gmail.com. An array of delicious desserts will be on display and available for purchase at the 2019 PTO Dinner Auction on March 29.
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AUCTION T-SHIRT ORDER FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

The 8th grade class of 2019 will be selling auction-themed t-shirts from now until March 1. A price list and order form is attached. Proceeds benefit the 8th grade class fund.

SAVE THE DATES!

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COOKIE SALE THIS WEEKEND

The ICCS Girl Scout Troop 244 will be selling cookies at Sam's Club this Saturday, February 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by and purchase your favorite Girl Scout cookies from the ICCS Troop!
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CLASSROOM NEWS:

GOOD WORKS WEDNESDAY!

Mrs. Romano's middle school students celebrate GOOD WORKS WEDNESDAY each week. ICCS middle school creative writing student, Sage Allen displayed the song "Lava" from a short film by Pixar yesterday. Students analyzed the writing of the piece and discussed their favorite parts, including the plot, word play and visuals. The activity was part of "Good Works Wednesday," in which students share examples of well-written songs, quotes, short stories or poems.

ICCS CLUB NEWS:

YOUNG ENGINEERS SOCIETY

The ICCS Young Engineers Society members have been meeting regularly. The students have made progress on their engines this week and celebrated Engineering Week with delicious cupcakes!

ICCS SPORTS NEWS

ICCS TRACK PRACTICE STARTS MONDAY

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CATHEDRAL NEWS:

RENOVATION UPDATE:

A full set of photos from Week 7 of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception restoration and renovation project can be found on our Facebook Page. Father Rommel Tolentino will be hosting another open house viewing after the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, March 2, and after the 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Masses on Sunday, March 3. ICCS families and ICC parishioners are invited to attend!
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FLU SEASON IN FULL SWING


Parents and students are asked to help prevent the spread of highly contagious cold and flu germs here at school.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers key facts about the flu along with prevention and treatment information. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, February 26:

PTO Meeting, 6:00 PM in the ICCS Gym


Friday, March 1 - Tuesday, March 5:

Mardi Gras Holiday


Wednesday, March 6:

Ash Wednesday & March Birthday Mass (led by Ms. LaBove's 5B class)

8:30 AM ICCS Gym


1st Eucharist Parent Meeting following Mass

Cafeteria


Friday, March 8:

Spring Pictures (Free Dress Day)


Monday, March 11:

New Family Registration


Thursday, March 14:

Middle School Drama Production of:

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.

School Performance: 1:45 PM

Evening Performance: 6:00 PM


Friday, March 15:

End of the 3rd Quarter

2018-2019 School Theme

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