February 11, 2016

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In this issue:

Calendar Snapshot
Parent Survey - closes tomorrow, Feb. 12

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist - Sacrament Preparation Meetings

Rice Bowls - coming home today!

Steps for Students
Spirit Wear Fridays
Spring Creek Spirit Night - Feb. 17
Saints Needed for St. Joseph Altar
Mother-Daughter Program

Calendar Snapshot

Feb. 12 - Conferences - No school

Feb. 15 - Faculty Inservice - No school

Feb. 17 - Spring Creek Spirit Night

Feb. 19 - Coffee with the Administration and the Pastor

Feb. 20 - Steps for Students

Feb. 26 - New student priority registration deadline

Feb. 26 - Seedlings Presentation on Bullying for 1st-6th grades

Check our 2016-17 school calendar. Dates are tentative and subject to change.

2015-16 Parent Survey - send us your feedback!

Please share your thoughts and feedback on the 2015-16 school year with us as we move forward into the next school year. We'd love to hear from you by Friday, Feb. 12.

Parent Information and Registration Meetings - First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Children who are baptized Catholic, are at least 7 years old when receiving the sacrament and have attended at least one year of religious education are now able to register for sacrament preparation. If you have a child who is currently in 1st-7th grade and meets the criteria mentioned, please plan on attending our information and registration meeting. Parents can choose to attend one of the two scheduled meetings: 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 or 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 in the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Annette O’Driscoll, coordinator of sacraments, at annette.odriscoll@ctrcc.com.

Lenten Rice Bowls - coming home today!

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for parishes, schools and families. The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of praying, fasting and almsgiving. Rice bowls are being sent home today in your child's backpack. Return Rice Bowls to the school after Easter beginning March 29.

Steps for Students: Spirit Fridays & More!

It's almost time to run CtRCS! We're currently in second place on the leader board for donations raised in support of Catholic education and are taking more than 600 runners to race day next Saturday, Feb. 20! Please watch for an important news update with race-day information next week.

Don't forget! There's still time to dress in CtR spirit shirts and jeans every Friday through March 12 for Steps Spirit Fridays! Return the form and your $10 donation per child to support our CtRCS Steps effort to the front office or your child's homeroom teacher in an envelope marked Steps Spirit Fridays/Megan Dillingham - Advancement Office. Questions? Please contact Megan at steps@ctrschool.com

There's still time to support our priests! Cheer on Fr. Sean, Fr. Ralph and Fr. Sebastine! See you on race day!

Steps for Students race packets coming home!

Steps for Students race packets are being distributed today! They will be coming home via student backpacks - please check your child(ren)'s bags. If you are missing a packet, received a packet that does not belong to your family, or have questions, please contact Megan at steps@ctrcs.com. Let's get ready to run!

Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ

Mark your calendars for spirit night at Spring Creek BBQ on Wednesday, Feb. 17! Whether dining in or ordering take-out, mention you are with CtRCS and our school will receive a portion of the proceeds. Our first night was a ton of fun and a major success, so help us to make this another night of great food and fellowship!
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Saints Needed for St. Joseph Altar

Your Child Can Participate in St. Joseph Altar
The annual St. Joseph Altar, a spaghetti dinner and bake sale, will be on Sunday, March 13. As part of this beautiful tradition, we would like to have Jesus, Mary, Joseph and nine saints represented by children. If your child/children, ages 6-12, would be interested in participating in our St. Joseph Altar, please contact Carolyn Smith at csmith@cpwamerica.com. You can put “St. Joseph Altar” in the subject line or give her a call at 713-516-0691 for more information. The deadline for registration is Feb. 19 or when all saints are represented.

Print the registration form.

Archdiocesan Mother-Daughter Program

Saturday, March 5th, 1:30-4pm

810 East Cypresswood Drive

Spring, TX

Sign-in begins at 1:30 pm. The program is for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers or significant mother-figure. Learn more about the program and how to register. Registration is limited to 50 families for each program.