Panther Press

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020

ICCS Mission Statement:

Strengthening spirits... minds... bodies... Through the teachings of Jesus Christ.

FINAL PANTHER PRESS ISSUE

This is the final issue of the Panther Press for the 2019-2020 school year. Keeping parents informed is a priority at ICCS. We have enjoyed bringing the latest and greatest classroom and school community news directly to your inbox on Thursdays throughout the academic year. Please be on the lookout for important updates and news over the summer months via email and text messages.


The first Panther Press of the 2020-2021 school year will be distributed on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Until then, have a safe and relaxing summer!

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS ANNOUNCED

ICCS summer office hours will begin Tuesday, May 26.


Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon


Parents needing to pick up student belongings may do so during these times.

ICCS SUMMER CARE UPDATE

IMPORTANT UPDATE! At this time, the ICCS Summer Care program originally scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26th will be delayed until possibly July. Updates will be provided as they become available.


**Please note that the Summer Care program will begin after social distancing guidelines allow for such daily gathering. Rates will be adjusted accordingly. We will start the Summer Care program as soon as we are able to.

2020-2021 CLASS FEES DRAFTED IN JUNE

The 2020-2021 Class Fees have been invoiced to FACTS accounts with a draft date of June 15. Parents with questions regarding these fees should contact Melissa Mathew at mbmathew@iccschool.org.

YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING

Those wishing to purchase 2019-2020 ICCS yearbooks can do so by clicking the link below. Orders MUST BE PLACED NO LATER THAN TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MAY 22. Parents and businesses can also purchase ICCS Yearbook ads using the link as well. For more information about ordering yearbooks, or placing a personal or business ad, please contact Kay Morgan at kmorgan@iccschool.org.


2019-2020 Yearbook Order Form: https://forms.gle/zHZ5JT8cg4cDk4hA8

SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS NEEDED

Nominations are being accepted for PTO representatives to serve on the ICCS School Board for a three-year term beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Please send nominations to cjarreau@iccschool.org. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, May 29.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM NOTIFICATIONS

As we begin the process of closing out this school year and preparing for the 2020-2021 academic year, our teachers will be cleaning up their Google Classroom spaces just as they are cleaning up their physical classroom spaces. In this process, it is possible that you might receive an alert that student work is "missing." Please do not email teachers about this as this is simply part of the cleanup and archiving process for these online learning spaces. The only exception would be if a teacher had specifically reached out to your student about missing work or to you with a comment in the classroom or through an email prior to May 20.

SUMMER LEARNING HUB LINK PROVIDED

Dear Parents,


We would like to thank you for not only partnering with us in distance learning, but also for choosing ICCS. Important information is enclosed in the white envelopes sent home today in your student's individual "to-go" bag. We did not want these envelopes to get lost in the shuffle of things, and we would also like to provide you with a link to the ICCS Summer Learning Hub for easy access. https://sites.google.com/iccsweb.com/iccs-summer-learning-hub


Please know that only ICCSWEB accounts are allowed to view the site. Students will need to log in with their ICCSWEB accounts which will remain active through the middle of July. Items contained in the Summer Learning envelopes may also be found and easily accessed in digital form on the Learning Hub. We wish you all a wonderful summer.


Yours in Catholic education,


Blair M. Tadlock, Assistant Principal of Curriculum

CLASS PICTURES DISTRIBUTED THIS WEEK

Class Picture orders have arrived! The orders were added to student's end of the year envelopes which were handed out during this weeks drive-thru pick-up service. For more information, please contact Wendi Fournerat at wfournerat@iccschool.org.

CLASSROOM & SCHOOL NEWS

2019-2020 TOP AR SUPERSTARS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to the Top 10 ICCS AR Superstars for the 2019-2020 school year!


1. Ceci Barrios, 8th Grade: 840 AR points

2. Elizabeth Austin, 6th Grade: 567.7 AR points

3. Gabi Barrios, 5th Grade: 562.7 AR points

4. Kate Austin, 8th Grade: 410.3 AR points

5. Cara Jones, 4th Grade: 384 AR points

6. Camille Zeringue, 6th Grade: 343.6 AR points

7. Grant Evans, 6th Grade: 337.4 AR points

8. Isaac Broussard, 1st Grade: 302.6 AR points

9. Brysen Hamilton, 6th Grade: 290.4 AR points

10. Lyle Crookshank, 1st Grade: 282.2 AR points

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS CELEBRATED

Due to COVID-19, our annual Kindergarten Closing Ceremony had to be cancelled. Students, parents and faculty members look forward to this special event each year.

Ms. House, Mrs. Stine, Mrs. Nancy, Mrs. Jill and the "ICCS Enrichment Teacher Cheer Squad" held a drive thru celebration for all Kindergarten students yesterday! Click the link below to view scenes from the event.


https://www.facebook.com/iccschool/videos/594972584728261/

8TH GRADE CLOSING CEREMONY POSTED ON ICCS FACEBOOK PAGE

Visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Facebook page or Immaculate Conception Cathedral YouTube channel to view the entire 2020 8th Grade Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation held last night at the Cathedral. May God continue to bless and guide our 8th Grade students as they enter their high school years.


Congratulations to the 2020 ICCS 8th Grade Young Christian Award winners, Asha Austin and Alex Montesinos.


https://www.facebook.com/iccschool/videos/905614329954298/

VIEW THE ICCS VARIETY SHOW

The first-ever ICCS Virtual Variety Show is now ready to view! We would like to thank all of the talented performers who participated. Please see the details listed below on how to access the show. Students will need to be logged into their ICCSWEB accounts to view the videos.


All students may access the show through the ICCSWEB homepage for their specific grade-level group, Click the label at the top right of the homepage--Virtual Variety Show.

Required Password: PantherPride


Enjoy the show!

LOVE WILL HOLD US TOGETHER!

Our middle school teaching team and school administrators recently created a music video specifically for our 8th Grade students. The video features the 2020 ICCS 8th Grade class song, Hold Us Together by Matt Maher. From their hearts to yours, CONGRATULATIONS ICCS CLASS OF 2020! Your teachers and school family are very proud of you.


Click on the link to view the video.


https://www.facebook.com/iccschool/videos/2490199104625831/

ICCS ALUMNI NEWS

ICCS ALUMNI COMPLETE COLLEGE PROJECT TOGETHER

ICCS Class of 2012 graduates: Jacob Stewart, Austin Crawford and Blake Sockrider are completing the Louisiana Tech University Mechanical Engineering Program. As seniors, students in the program are required to complete a year-long capstone design project by creating a new product to address a real-world problem. Jacob, Austin and Blake were members of a four-person team that created a cooling tower filter screen gantry system designed for, and sponsored by, CLECO in Eunice, Louisiana.


After presenting their research and project to engineering faculty, various business representatives and fellow students, they were awarded first place in the performance division of the capstone competition. They are pictured below with their prototype. Way to go, ICCS Alumni!

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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.

QUICK LINKS

ONCOURSE CONNECT STUDENT/PARENT PORTAL

www.oncourseconnect.com

Keep up with homework, grades, attendance and get quick access to teacher websites via Oncourse Connect. Families having trouble logging in should email mbmathew@iccschool.org.

DON'T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AND KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST ICCS NEWS AND EVENTS!

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