THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021
ICCS Mission Statement:
ICCS PTO VIRTUAL AUCTION UPDATE
PICK UP YOUR PRE-ORDER AUCTION "TO GO" MEALS TOMORROW EVENING
Thank you for supporting the 2021 ICCS PTO Virtual Auction fundraiser! The Auction "to go" meal count is in. Nearly 350 jambalaya dinners and 230 slices of Hunt Brothers Pizza have been pre-ordered and will be ready for pickup tomorrow evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Due to the possible threat of rain tomorrow afternoon and evening, the convenient drive-thru pick-up service has been slightly modified to keep everyone safe and dry! Special instructions and details will be sent to all Auction "to go" meal buyers tomorrow morning. Please check your email inbox for important details before driving to ICCS tomorrow evening to pick up your meals.
There are still a limited amount of jambalaya dinners available for purchase. If you are interested in reserving a jambalaya meal, please call (337) 433-3497 or email Ada O'Quain at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Many thanks to Cheyenne Boudreaux and the Chenier Chefs and the Hurt and Henderson families and Hunt Brothers Pizza for their generosity, time and help with this auction-related project.
2019-2020 CLASS PROJECTS FEATURED
As many recall, we were seven days away from the 2020 ICCS PTO Dinner Auction when Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced the mandatory quarantine and school closures in March of last year. As a result, the 2019-2020 Auction class projects were never formally revealed or bid on. Unfortunately, 2020-2021 class projects were unable to be coordinated and created due to current COVID precautions and restrictions.
Look for your student's 2019-2020 teacher's name or grade for a description and photo of the class project. These special keepsakes were made with love by your student and his/her former classmates.
ADVENT CALENDAR HOUSE
This unique class project was completed by Mrs. Bushnell's 2019-2020 3rd Grade Class.
KINDERGARTEN ROCKED LAST YEAR!
This Teton Soprano Ukulele features the faces of Ms. House's former 2019-2020 Kindergarten students!
PHOTOGRAPH OF MARY
The 2019-2020 6th Grade class commissioned this beautiful photograph of the ICCS Blessed Mother statue for their class project.
ADVENT CALENDAR HOUSE
KINDERGARTEN ROCKED LAST YEAR!
ONLY 7 GOLDEN TICKETS LEFT!
That's right...ONLY SEVEN (7) chances to WIN are LEFT! Tickets are going very FAST! Current ICCS families can purchase a ticket for a chance to win free tuition (up to $6,000) for one child for the 2021-2022 school year. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased using the link below. Buyers can bill the Golden Ticket chances to their auction bidder number. The lucky winner will be announced TOMORROW NIGHT!
Purchase a Golden Ticket while you can!
ICCS T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
TEXT2BID BETWEEN NOW AND TOMORROW AT 9:00 P.M.
The highest bidders of each auction item will be notified tomorrow night following the close of the auction. Best of luck! Thank you for supporting the ICCS PTO Virtual Auction!
SHARE YOUR AUCTION NIGHT PHOTOS
WHAT TO DO IF YOU WIN AN AUCTION ITEM TOMORROW NIGHT!
AUCTION ITEM PICK UP
After payment is received, all auction winners MUST pick up their items and/or certificates and receipts on the following dates and times. PTO Auction Committee members and volunteers will be on stand-by at the "finish line" (AKA the ICCS Gym) to help disperse all auction items.
Sunday, April 18: pick up from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the ICCS Gym: please park in the ICCS Park Avenue parking lot and enter the gym through the side door (similar to the annual PTO Greenery fundraiser pick-up process). Please wear a mask inside the building.
Monday, April 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon: please park near the ICCS main entrance and check-in at the front door. Your auction items will be hand-delivered to you in the lobby area. Please wear a mask inside the building.
If you are unable to claim your items during the times listed above, please contact the ICCS front office at (337) 433-3497 to make special arrangements for item pick up.
ICCS FOOTBALL GAME DETAILS PROVIDED
ICCS VS. GRAND LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME THIS SATURDAY AT COWBOY STADIUM
- All spectators will need to enter Cowboy Stadium using the Northwest Gate. General admission seats will be $10 for adults and $7 for students (17 and under). The gate will open at 11:00 a.m. and the game will begin at 12 noon. Tickets will not be sold in advance. ICCS fans and supporters can pay general admission at the Northwest Gate upon arrival.
- Hunt Brothers Pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and boudin will be sold at the event, so please come hungry!
Students who have signed up to participate in the half-time race and hula hooping contest will need to report to Coach Heather Breaux and Mrs. Becky Abel near the stairs leading to the North end zone when there are 2 minutes left in the first half.
A limited amount of Game Day t-shirts will be sold before and during the game. The shirts are $20 each (cash and checks accepted). Sizes will vary.
All proceeds will benefit the MSU Hurricane Relief Fund. For more information, please contact Coach Alex Kjellsten at email@example.com.
LET'S GEAUX ICCS PANTHERS!
THANK YOU GAME DAY SPONSORS
Robert Authement, PAR Group
Oak Grove Wealth Partners
Henderson Implement and Marine
Hunt Brothers Pizza
Jake Philmon, Adsource
Kenny and Monica Devall
Chauntelle and Kendall Lejeune
UPCOMING APRIL BIRTHDAY MASSES
In an effort to safely social distance students during school Masses at the Cathedral, two separate April Birthday Masses will be held this month.
All ICCS 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students will attend an ICCS April Birthday School Mass tomorrow morning, Friday, April 16, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
All PK-5th Grade students will attend an ICCS April Birthday School Mass at the Cathedral next Thursday, April 22.
Just a reminder for all students and parents, boys wear pants and girls wear skirts to Mass. We are looking forward to celebrating Mass at the Cathedral with all of our students soon.
Happy Birthday to all ICCS students, parents, faculty members, and Grandpanthers celebrating a Birthday in the month of April!
SPRING PICTURES NEXT WEEK
PHOTO PACKAGE ORDERING DETAILS:
Lifetouch order forms went home with students today. The order forms allow parents to pre-order Spring picture packages. Online ordering and check payment options are available.
Approximately 4 weeks after picture day, Lifetouch will send a printed preview of your child's photograph for your review before ordering. This option will be an online order only.
For more information, call (337) 433-3497.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT APRIL 23
All ICCS Middle School students are invited to participate. Please bring a towel or a blanket to sit on. The Concession stand will be open so bring cash if you want to purchase food or a drink! For more information, please contact ICCS Student Council Sponsor, Mrs. Aimee Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Friday, April 16: Middle School April Birthday Mass at the Cathedral (Mass attire required for all 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students on this day)
Friday, April 16: ICCS PTO Virtual Auction "to go" Meal Pick Up Service from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Important instructions will be emailed to those who purchased meals tomorrow morning. Please check your email inboxes for more details.
Saturday, April 17: ICCS VS. Grand Lake Football Game starting at 12 noon at MSU Cowboy Stadium. All are invited to attend! More details are provided in this issue of the Panther Press. Gates open at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 20: 8th Grade students to Dry Creek Camp for teambuilding session and day of reflection (Permission Forms DUE NOW)
Wednesday, April 21: ICCS Advisory Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Office
Thursday, April 22: PK-5th Grade ICCS Birthday Mass at Cathedral (Mass attire required for all PK-5th Grade students on this day)
Friday, April 23: Spring Pictures (free dress day for all students)
Friday, April 23: ICCS Middle School Movie Night from 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., ICCS Playground
Saturday, April 24: CCAL Track Meet for 5th-8th Grade students
Friday, April 30: 4th Quarter Progress Reports
Saturday, May 1: ICCS First Communion Mass at the Cathedral
Friday, May 7: School Mass and May Crowning
Thursday, May 27: ICCS 8th Grade Closing Ceremony at the Cathedral
Tuesday, June 1: ICCS Kindergarten Closing Ceremony in the ICCS Gym
BISHOP'S HURRICANE RELIEF TUITION FUND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROVIDED
To help keep Catholic school tuition affordable for families in the Diocese of Lake Charles during these challenging times, the Bishop's Hurricane Relief Tuition Fund has been established to assist families of current students who experienced losses from Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
All applications must be submitted electronically to the Office of Catholic Schools. The application can be found below.
All information and application requirements will be considered confidential. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Scholarships will be contingent on funding and will be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year. To qualify for the Bishop’s Hurricane Relief Tuition Fund Scholarship, the following requirements must be met:
The student must have attended a Catholic school in the Diocese of Lake Charles in the 2020-2021 school year.
The family must have incurred damages due to Hurricanes Laura and/or Delta which have impacted their financial ability to pay Catholic school tuition.
The student must be registered or have applied for enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.
All scholarship applicants will be asked to provide proof of registration or proof that they have applied for the 2021-2022 school year. Families can print a copy of their registration payment from their FACTS Financial account under the Notification Center - Correspondence.
For more information, or if you need assistance, please contact Melissa Mathew via email at email@example.com.
THE VIRTUE OF TRUSTWORTHINESS
ICCS PK-8th Grade students will be focusing on the virtue of Trustworthiness throughout the month of April. Trustworthiness means to act in a way that inspires confidence and trust; being reliable. Our students are learning about ways to cultivate trustworthiness, such as performing actions that restore and maintain trust; including acting with fidelity in small and large matters. Here is a small example of what students are learning in relation to this important virtue.
TRUSTWORTHINESS LOOKS LIKE:
- Finishing a job or task well
- Delivering an important message to someone
- Turning homework in on time
- Telling the truth
- Knowing when to be silent; not gossiping about someone
TRUSTWORTHINESS SOUNDS LIKE:
- "I finished the job that you asked me to do."
- "You can depend on me. You can rely on me."
- "I turned my homework in on time."
- "I told the truth about breaking the plate."
- "Let’s not talk about him or her in that way."
USED TOY DONATIONS NEEDED
More details about the upcoming 2021 ICCS Summer Care Program will be included in the Spring packet that is scheduled to go out to all current and new ICCS families this month.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!
Due to COVID restrictions, the annual ICCS Middle School Drama Production live performances were unable to take place this year, but that did not stop Mrs. Virginia-Kate Jessen and her Middle School enrichment students from producing two great video performances for all to enjoy. Check out the student's renditions of the comical murder mystery, "Cafe Murder" and "High School Musical." Both videos are posted below. Bravo to the Middle School students for producing two great video performances. Excellent work, everyone!
To view the Middle School digital production of "Cafe Murder," please click here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DzsKwtlt7mcWmRRR4kuMFlusODM-8MhoKDGprxQ1uUk/edit#slide=id.gc9848ec020_0_5
To view the Middle School digital production of "High School Musical," please click here:
CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS
"ELVIS" VISITED ICCS TODAY
LOCAL SEMINARIAN VISITS ICCS
PREPARING FOR HOLY WEEK
WASHING OF THE FEET
Mrs. Brown's 2nd Grade students were the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to each other on Thursday, March 31 as they celebrated Holy Week. The students washed and blessed each other's feet during a special classroom activity. This special act of love and service is Catholic education at its very best!
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
2021-2022 CHEERLEADERS ANNOUNCED
Sarah Katheryn Burnham
WELCOME FUTURE ICCS PANTHERS
Julia Valerie Higgins, daughter of ICCS Middle School Social Studies teacher, Mr. Michael Higgins and sister of ICCS student, Mary Eleanor Higgins
Robert Marshall "Marsh" Carmen, Jr., brother of Scarlett and Vail Carmen and first cousin of Emma, Abby and Leyton Leach.
If you have a new arrival to announce in the ICCS Panther Press, please send the baby's full name and date of birth to Kay Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021-2022 SCHOOL DATES SHARED
Teacher In-Service Days: August 11-12 and August 16-17, 2021
First Day of School: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Labor Day Holiday: Monday, September 6, 2021
Teacher In-Service: Monday, October 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Holiday: Monday, November 22-Friday, November 26, 2021
Christmas Holiday: Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021
Teacher In-Service: Monday, January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17, 2022
Mardi Gras Holiday: Friday, February, 25-Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Easter Holiday: Friday, April 15-Friday, April 22, 2022
Last Day of School: Thursday, May 26, 2022
DIOCESE OF LAKE CHARLES NEWS
TOGETHER IN HOLINESS MARRIAGE CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 15
PRAYER AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS
O Mary, you shine continuously along our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need, and we trust that you will provide for those needs so that, as at Cana of Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us, He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and took up our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
FACTS FAMILY PORTAL
Parent Portal access to student grades and assignments.www.factsmgt.com