The Colt Classified

October 12, 2020

Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin this Afternoon

In order to maintain social distancing, we ask that you remain in your vehicle until your assigned time. Please enter through the main gate near Prefontaine. It's important that conferences are held within the 15 minute period as teachers need time to sanitize the area between conferences. If more time is needed, teachers will schedule an additional appointment.


If you need to schedule a conference, please reach out to your child's teacher(s).


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Preferred Learning Method


The next window for learning preferences is October 19-November 20th, which leads us into the Thanksgiving break. If you would like to change your child's learning environment for this period, please complete the "Learning Method" form on RenWeb via Web Forms by Wednesday, October 14th. You will receive an email confirmation once your form has been saved.


If there will be no change to your child's mode of learning for the next period, there is no need to complete the form.

COVID Response Form

Thank you for completing the form each morning. Please be sure to complete the COVID Response Form for your in-person learner on days that he/she is absent from school as well. It's important that we collect this data daily for the well being of our entire community. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Individual Fall Pictures

Fall Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, October 23rd. Individual student pictures will be taken. Group pictures will not be taken at this time. Students should plan to wear either their Mass uniform or red polo with uniform bottoms.


Remote learners will be able to schedule an appointment. Additional information will be forthcoming.

Works of Mercy- Service Project

Corpus Christi Catholic School students are honoring St. Francis of Assisi during the month of October by collecting donations to be given to Houston Pets Alive!, an extraordinary rescue program whose mission is to save at risk animals and place them in their fur-ever homes. The shelter is deeply grateful for all donations that students collect. If you are interested in fulfilling any special needs for the shelter, requests for cats includes KMR (kitten milk replacer) for new born kittens, "mother and baby cat" canned and dry food (Royal Canin is very nutritious). For dogs, small-medium breed puppy kibble (some preferred brands for nutrition include Purina Pro Plan, Royal Canin, Hill's Science Diet, Nutro, and Eukanuba). Clip leashes and small-medium Martingale collars are also welcomed. For more donation details, items can be viewed at bit.ly/hpawishlist.


Donations can be dropped off during morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up throughout October. A specially marked bin is also located in the church. Thank you for your support!

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The Fund for Corpus Christi Catholic School

Please prayerfully consider how you can contribute to The Fund. Your letter with additional information and pledge cards will be arriving in your mailbox soon. Please fill out your pledge card and send your payment or pledge to the school office or donate online at www.corpuschristihouston.org. PayPal now available.

Your gift is appreciated!


WHAT IS THE FUND?

The Fund was established as a way to bridge the gap between tuition and the full cost of educating our students; tuition revenues do not cover the entire operating budget of the school. Annual gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends impact the school’s general operating budget, providing the most flexible use of funds.


WHY NOT JUST RAISE TUITION?
Corpus Christi Catholic School works hard to keep costs down so that we can continue to be as affordable as possible. This provides opportunities for all families who want their children to be guided through faith, learning, and leadership. Gifts to The Fund are voluntary and are therefore tax-deductible, unlike tuition.

WHY IS PARENT PARTICIPATION SO IMPORTANT?
Every year we strive to achieve a goal of 100% participation from our families. CCCS is able to more fully participate in granting opportunities when we demonstrate that our parent community goes above and beyond to invest in the CCCS mission. Potential grantors look for this commitment when they consider applications.

DOES MY GIFT REALLY MATTER?
YES! Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference because it shows support for CCCS. Your gift is an expression of confidence and is important in maintaining the quality and affordability of a Corpus Christi Catholic School education.

HOW ARE THESE FUNDS USED?
Gifts to the Annual Fund support classroom enhancements and experience for our students such as:

  • Creative learning platforms
  • Innovative technology
  • Heightened safety and cleaning measures
  • Research-based professional development for teachers

Steps for Students

The Steps for Students 5K is an annual event benefiting the 56 Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston promoting support and awareness for Catholic education. Due to the global pandemic, we will not be able to gather for the race in person downtown as usual in 2021. You can still support Catholic education by participating in the virtual event hosted by Corpus Christi Catholic School. All funds raised by Corpus Christi registrations and sponsorships support CCCS.



Registration opens on Wednesday, October 7th! New this year - a discounted price of $15 to the first 1000 registrants before the end of October. Register at STEPS4STUDENTS.org and select "Corpus Christi Catholic School" for your team.



Help plan Corpus Christi’s virtual event! Contact Susan Miller, smiller@corpuschristihouston.org to join the CCCS Steps for Students committee.

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Halloween STREAM will not Take Place this Year

In light of the pandemic, Halloween STREAM will not take place this year; However, students may wear a friendly Halloween shirt to school with jeans on Friday, October 30th.


Unfortunately, we will not be able to share candy or treats this year. Please refrain from sending candy, treats, etc.

Used Uniforms & Yard Sign

Virtual Used Uniform sale is ongoing! Email cccsuniforms@outlook.com to be added to the site.


Colt yard signs are available through the site as well. Get yours today!

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#Fundraising Made Easy

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You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/74-6025431 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Corpus Christi Catholic School.

Prayer Requests

  • For a vaccine to end the COVID 19 Pandemic
  • For all researchers, doctors and essential personnel working tirelessly during the COVID 19 Pandemic
  • For God's continued healing of Father Tom
  • For God's continued healing of Nurse Greenwell
  • For God's healing of Alicia LaBarrie, mother of Gabriella (3rd)
  • For God's healing of Ricky Gomez, uncle of Gabriella (3rd)
  • For God's healing Mary Gomez, aunt of Gabriella (3rd)
  • For God's healing of Emmielou Blessington, grandmother of Elliott (5th)
  • For God's healing of Jeremiah Kunstman, brother of Ms. Tavarez
  • For all the intentions we each hold in our hearts

Upcoming Events

Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, Oct. 12th, 3pm to Friday, Oct. 23rd, 6pm

Classrooms and Zoom

Progress Reports Sent Home

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 12pm

Email

1st-8th grades

St. Pius X High School Virtual Tour for Eighth Graders

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 9:30am

This is an online event.

Fall Picture Day

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 8am

Prefontaine Hall

Students may wear Mass uniform or red polo with uniform bottoms.

IWA & STHS Virtual Tour for Eighth Graders

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 9am

This is an online event.

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