Immaculate Conception Cathedral School
Thursday, November 29, 2018
SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
A Sunday Mass in the presence of the body will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. and a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue until 9:00 p.m.
Monday, December 3, visitation will be at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church on Monday, December 3, at 10:00 a.m.
December Birthday Mass & Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Each year, many Christians around the world, particularly those of Catholic faith, observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This Holy Day of Obligation is universally celebrated on December 8, nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Mary, which is celebrated on September 8. The Immaculate Conception is one of the most important Marian feasts in the liturgical calendar.
To commemorate our Patronal Feast Day, Father Rommel Tolentino will be leading students on a Marian Procession on Friday, December 7, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Students in 2nd-8th will participate in a procession that will begin on Ryan Street and end on Park Avenue. The December Birthday Mass will begin at 9 a.m. in the Gym following the procession. Permission forms will be going home with students tomorrow.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Masses will be held at the Cathedral on the following dates and times:
December 7, 5:30 p.m. vigil Mass
December 8, 8:00 a.m. Mass and 10:00 a.m. Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Share Your Greenery Ideas and Photos
From fireplace mantles, dining room tables, entry ways and more! Many ICCS families are using their fresh cut greenery wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, swags and novelty items to transform their homes and offices into a Christmas wonderland.
How do you use greenery purchased through the ICCS PTO Fundraiser to decorate your living or work space? Share your creative ideas and show off your style by submitting photos of your decorative greenery creations. It’s simple! Snap a pic of your favorite live greenery infused area and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos will be featured on the ICCS Facebook page, website and in future issues of the Panther Press. Those submitting photos will be eligible for weekly prize drawings in December.
A BIG Panther thank you to the following holiday angels and elves for making the 2018 ICCS
PTO Greenery Fundraiser a huge success:
Debra Wilder & Megan Gregory—Greenery Fundraiser Chairpersons
Ashley Foret—Local Delivery Coordinator
Volunteers—Kendall & Chauntelle LeJeune, Errol Wilder, David Gilchrist, William Gouldin, Michael Crawford, David Morgan, Dana Ramcourt, Bridget Davis, Denys O’Neal, Diane Guillory, Jennifer & Josh Trouth, Erin & Matt Fullington, Elise Foret, Kim Ieyoub and Geovanna Espinosa
CHRISTMAS T-SHIRT DAY DECEMBER 21
- Students may wear an appropriate Christmas t-shirt or an ICCS spirit shirt with blue jeans or uniform bottoms.
- The Christmas Music Program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the gym.
- Christmas parties will begin at 11:00 a.m.
- There will be a 12 Noon Dismissal with NO AFTERCARE.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL) NEWS
Current First Grade PBL
Our First Grade students have completed a project based learning science unit about animal defenses. The endangered sea turtle was studied, and the students decided to collect donations for the sea turtle conservancy as their class service project. Through sea turtle research, conservation and advocacy, the Sea Turtle Conservancy is addressing the threats to sea turtles and the natural habitats upon which they depend.
First grade students will be collecting money each morning before school beginning Monday, December 3-7. Each person donating to the Sea Turtle Conservancy will receive a bookmark designed by first grade students.
Printmaking Enrichment Students Visit MSU
2nd Grade Nativity Story Stone Display
Zeringue Presents At State Conference
ICCS Technology Director, Erin Zeringue served as a break out session speaker at the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators Conference in New Orleans this week. Mrs. Zeringue was asked to speak to participants about how ICCS has implemented Google and Google Classroom through the use of Apple iPads, iPad Pros and MacBooks using Apple School Manager, Mosyle and other platforms.
Physical Education Convention
Coach Chris Jones and Coach Lindsay Bourgeois recently attended the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention in Baton Rouge. Coach Jones and Coach Bourgeois participated in array of conference workshops focusing on important and unique physical activities for school-aged children, as well as Physical Education classroom management best practices.
The coaches put their conference learning to work this week with an igloo building activity! This team building activity got the kids thinking and active.
Our teachers have been busy in the afternoons bolstering their knowledge of Renaissance Flow programming.
- Using the Renaissance Flow Planner - Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Steech, Mrs. Fuselier, Ms. Ebersole, Ms. LaBove, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Heffer, Mrs. Romano, Ms. Wilson, Ms. Solari, Mrs. Bushnell, Mrs. Schwartzenburg
- Using Accelerated Reader Data to improve Student Comprehension - Mrs. Bushnell, Ms. LaBove, Ms. Ebersole. Ms. Solari, and Ms. Wilson
- Math Fact is a Flash for Building Student Automaticity - Mrs. Koenig, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Bushnell, Mrs. Schwartzenburg, Mrs. Steech, and Ms. Wilson
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL:
What Does It Mean to Be a Parishioner?
Tue, Dec 4: 7A Retreat, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wed, Dec 5: Advent Blessing (1B), 8:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym
Thu, Dec 6: St. Nick's Day
Fri, Dec 7: Procession & December Birthday Mass (7B), 8:00 a.m. in the ICCS Gym
Fri, Dec 7: Middle School Diocesan Dance, 7:00-9:30 p.m., ICCS Gym
Sun, Dec 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wed, Dec 12: Advent Blessing (1A), 8:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym
Fri, Dec 14: Student of the Year Interviews (TBA)
Tue, Dec 18: 7B Retreat, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Tue, Dec 18: Festival of Lessons and Carols, 6:00 p.m. in the ICCS Gym
Wed, Dec 19: Advent Blessing (KA/KB), 8:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym
Wed, Dec 19: School Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Cathedral Parish Building
Fri, Dec 21: 2nd Quarter Ends
Fri, Dec 21: Christmas/ICCS T-shirt Day with Jeans or Uniform Bottoms
Fri, Dec 21: Christmas Music Program, 9:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym
Fri, Dec 21: Christmas Parties, 11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
Fri, Dec 21: 12 Noon Dismissal, NO AFTERCARE
Mon, Dec 24-Fri, Jan 4: Christmas Holidays
Mon, Jan 7: NO SCHOOL - Faculty In-service
Tue, Jan 8: Classes Resume