The Colt Classified

January 29, 2018


Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed!

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic schools across the nation. Through a week of events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation.

CCCS' Catholic Schools Week schedule is as follows:

Sunday, January 28th: Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass with the Parish!

Monday, January 29th: Wear your favorite college sweatshirt or t-shirt; Seminarian to speak to middle school scholars regarding vocations

Tuesday, January 30th: Living Rosary, 2:00 p.m. Church; "Celebrating Diversity in our Children" parent presentation by Cathy Garcia Prats, 6:00 p.m. in Prefontaine Hall

Wednesday, January 31st: Spelling Bee, 1;00 p.m.

Thursday, February 1st: Open House for prospective families, 9:00 a.m. Library

Friday, February 2nd: Pastries with the Principal and Pastor following the 8:00 a.m. Mass; Sundaes with Father during lunch

Saturday, February 3rd: The Winter Chill; An Auction Gala

Celebrating Diversity in our Children

We are thrilled to welcome back Mrs. Cathy Garcia-Prats to Corpus Christi Catholic School on Tuesday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Garcia-Prats raised 10 successful young men and has a wealth of knowledge on parenting.

Join us in Prefontaine Hall as Cathy helps us appreciate our children's unique gifts: academic, physical, faith, culture, race, etc. The main objective of this session is that we, as parents, understand how important we are in appreciating the diversity within our own families in order for our children to appreciate the diversity in their school and the community at large.

This session for parents will be held on tomorrow, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. in Prefontaine Hall. Please join us!

Open House

Please help us spread the word! An Open House for prospective families will take place on Thursday, February 1st beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the library. Open House cards and flyers are available in the office. Send prospective family information to Susan Miller, smiller@corpuschristihouston. org. Thank you for your partnership!

The Winter Chill Auction/Gala is this Saturday!

Thank you for all you've done so far to help make the biggest party of the year successful! The class projects are underway and the baskets are amazing! We are just a few days away and request your help with the following:
  • Volunteers are needed to help with auction set up this Friday during the day and evening, February 2nd and Saturday morning, February 3rd. Contact Auction Chair, Ofelia Stevens at
  • Express check out forms are available in the office or contact Ms. Ponce at to have a form sent home with your child.

We look forward to celebrating with you at the Winter Chill on Saturday!

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

Conferences will be held next Monday, February 5th, from 2:30-6:00 p.m. Progress reports will be emailed to parents earlier that day. If you would like to conference with any or all of your child's teachers, please simply come between 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. Conferences will be held in 15 minute increments on a first come basis. If you feel you need more time to conference, please schedule an individual conference with the teacher.

Steps for Students

CCCS currently has 239 participants signed up! Weekly prize drawings will be held each week until race day. Have you registered? Early registration ends this Wednesday, January 31st. Registration will then increase from $20 to $30. Please note that $17 of each registration comes back to CCCS. Family registration also ends this Wednesday. Save $10! $70 for 4 people, with $58 coming back to CCCS. Sign up today at!

Orange you glad? Students who purchased orange CCCS Steps for Students t-shirts may wear them every Tuesday with blue jeans until the 5K Walk/Run on February 17th!

Thank you for your support!

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Keeping our Children Healthy: A Message from Nurse Greenwell

We take the health and wellness of our school family very seriously. As Houston has become one of the hardest hit areas in the country for this year’s flu epidemic, I wanted to offer some everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of any germs.

  • Wash your hands frequently w/ soap & water. Also use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Clean & disinfect surfaces & objects (with bleach containing cleansers) that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth as germs are easily spread this way.
  • Cover your nose & mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash & wash your hands.
  • If you are sick w/ a flu-like illness the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  • The Archdiocese of Galveston Houston also requires that students be symptom free ( no fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • To the extent possible, try to avoid individuals who are sick.
  • When sick, limit your contact w/ others so as to avoid infecting them.

Let's be proactive in keeping our community safe!

Inclement Weather Make-Up Days

Due to this month's inclement weather days, school will be in session on the following days:

  • Monday, February 19th
  • Monday, April 30th

Special Recognition

The Chili Cook-Off Was Sizzling Hot!

A big thanks to our committee chairs, Mrs. Lily Reyes and Mrs. Regina Lerma, for their tireless efforts in making last Friday night's event a success! Attendees enjoyed delicious chili, hot-dogs and fun activities. A great time was had by all!

Thanks to Officer Reyes for volunteering his time to keep us all safe! We're appreciative of all who participated in this Steps for Students event by either cooking chili, setting up and/or cleaning up. It was a fabulous event!

Congratulations to our winners:

1st Place: Chili Peppers (4th Grade)

2nd Place: Chili Chili Bang Bang (8th Grade)

3rd Place: Just Chilin (6th Grade)

Best Decorated: Chili Chili Bang Bang (8th Grade)

The Woods Award

Our volunteers are very important to us! Each year during our Catholic Schools Week Mass, we recognize the efforts of one our graduating families for the time, talents and treasures they've donated to CCCS over the years. This year's award was presented to two outstanding families! Congratulations to George and Tammy Arnold (Grant) and Patrick Brogan and Allison Pohl (Carrick). We appreciate you!

Light of the World Scholarships

Each year, Corpus Christi Parish's Knights of Columbus presents two CCCS students, one returning and one who will be attending a Catholic high school in the fall, each with a $1000 scholarship. Faculty and staff are able to nominate students based upon the following characteristics: Christ-like behavior, volunteer efforts and work ethic.

Congratulations to 6th grader, Angelina Reyes and 8th grader, Carrick Brogan! Keep shining your lights!

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UST Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to 6th graders, Mia Arroyo and Melinda Winston, who both received Honorable Mention awards at the University of St. Thomas' Essay Contest last week in honor of Catholic Schools Week. 1,080 6th graders submitted essays for the contest. Way to go girls! You make us very proud!

Colts to the Playoffs!

Congratulations to our boys and girls basketball teams! Both are officially #1 seeds in our division and advance to the playoffs with home court advantage. Please come out and help us cheer them on to victory as the boys play against Our Lady of Guadalupe at 5:00 this afternoon and the girls will play Our Lady of Guadalupe at 5:00 tomorrow afternoon.

Best of luck Colts!

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Prayer Requests

  • For the repose of the soul of Mr. Lee Greenly, father of Ms. Selby
  • For the speedy recovery of Theodore Armaos (Prek 4)
  • For God's healing of Donata Calilung Dizon, grandmother of April Parhms (4th grade)
  • For peace in our world

Upcoming Events

Boys Basketball Playoff Game

Monday, Jan. 29th, 5pm

Colt Dome

Living Rosary

Tuesday, Jan. 30th, 2pm

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Girls Basketball Playoff Game

Tuesday, Jan. 30th, 5pm

Colt Dome

Celebrating Diversity in our Children

Tuesday, Jan. 30th, 6-7:30pm

Prefontaine Hall

Spelling Bee

Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 1pm

Prefontaine Hall

Open House for Prospective Families

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 9-10:30am


Pastries with the Pastor and Principal

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 9am

Prefontaine Hall

The Winter Chill Auction/Gala

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 6pm

Corpus Christi Catholic School and Parish

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

Monday, Feb. 5th, 2:30-6pm


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