The Colt Classified

January 22, 2018


December Saints of the Month

The following students were recognized for demonstrating qualities of Saint John of the Cross, which includes being thoughtful, prayerful, contemplative, and leading others to Christ, particularly through their writings. Congratulations to: Marcus Anderson, Fernando Andrade, Mia Arroyo, Neal Baum, Melanie Cavazos, Juan Cruz, Austin Cyriac, Luis De La Cruz, Eva Galka, Ian Hernandez, Evan Ingram, Avalon King, Mariah Lerma, Nancy Lerma, Daniela Lewis, Emmanuel Perez, Laila Profit, Raven Reese, Dylan Roberts, Jacqueline Rohlfs, Abella Surafel, Fabiola Velazquez, Aric Weeks, and Maren Werner!

Spelling Bee Winners

The following students will represent their respective grade levels in the school-wide spelling bee to be held on Wednesday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m.

3rd Grade:

Christopher Habal

Anne Marie Miguel

4th Grade:

Enrique Munoz-Torres

Micah Sesay

5th Grade:

Daniela Lewis

Sebastian Habal

6th Grade:

Jaroiya Dathorne

Kathleen Lopez

7th Grade:

Emmanuel Perez

Zoe Meuser

8th Grade:

Luis De La Cruz

Grant Arnold

CCCS Wins the First Steps for Students Award!

Dr. McCoy was presented an award at this morning's Principals' Meeting for having the highest percentage of registrants among the Cluster 4 schools. Way to go team!
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Inclement Weather Make-Up Days

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

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

Science Fair

CCCS' Science Fair is tomorrow. All 3rd-8th grade students should wear their Mass uniforms and have projects set up in Prefontaine Hall by 8:00 a.m.

Family Dine Out

Join us tomorrow, January 23rd, at Chipotle, 8505 S. Main, Ste. 100, anytime between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. for fun and delicious food. Be sure to show your flyer or mention CCCS and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our PSO! We hope to see you there!

Catholic Schools Week 2018

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:

Friday, January 26th: Pastor/Principal Basketball Game, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Steps for Students Chili Cook Off, 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 28th: Mass with the Parish, 11:00 a.m.

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

Tuesday, January 30th: Living Rosary, 2:00 p.m.; "Celebrating Diversity in our Children" parent presention 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.

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

Chili Cook-Off

A Chili Cook-Off supporting Steps for Students will take place on campus this Friday, January 26th. Sign up to register your chili cooking team to compete for the title of Chili Cook off Champion Superstar!

Not a chili cooker? Come feast on taste tantalizing chili and fun foods! Go to to register! Volunteers needed! Simply go to to sign up.

Contact Mrs. Lily Reyes, Steps for Students Chair, for more information.

You don't want to miss all the fun activities which are planned!

We're Going Bananas over the Chili Cook-Off!

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Mass with the Parish this Sunday

Please join us as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week with our parish family this Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. Mass. CCCS students are asked to wear their Mass uniforms to show their school pride. We hope to see all of our families there!

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 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 Tuesday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. in Prefontaine Hall. Please join us!

Pastor/Principal Basketball Game

Have you signed up your child to play in the ultimate basketball battle? 3rd-8th graders can sign up to play on Father Tom or Dr. McCoy's team. Who will be the champion this year? Join us Friday, January 26th at 2:00 p.m. in the Colt Dome to watch this epic basketball battle!

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!

Keeping Our Children Healthy: Reminders from Nurse Greenwell

  • Please inform Mrs. Greenwell of any serious illnesses e.g. Strep or Flu. When emailing your child's teacher or Mrs. Ponce, please cc Mrs. Greenwell. She needs to track the number of illnesses occurring among the school population.
  • Students should remain fever free (without medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Dr. Angela Campbell of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, emphasizes that, "Vaccination remains the most important influenza prevention tool. CDC recommends ongoing vaccination as long as influenza viruses are circulating." Unfortunately, some individuals get the flu even though they are vaccinated against it. However, please remember there are benefits to having received the vaccine. Those who are vaccinated will usually have less severe symptoms and the illness will not last as long.
  • Feel free to contact Mrs. Greenwell,, with any questions or concerns.

Steps for Students

CCCS has 234 participants signed up! Weekly prize drawings will be held each week until race day. The top fundraising student will win Beats Solo 3 headphones! …and students that raise $75 by January 5th will receive a free jacket pass for one month. See incentive flyer on website for more! 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!

6th Grade Scholars Volunteer Their Time by Stuffing Packets for Steps for Students

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"The Winter Chill" Auction Gala

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 little over two weeks away and request your help with the following:

  • Send in your RSVP today! Don't miss this fun event!
  • Donate strings of white lights.
  • Collect gift cards, certificates or donate any item from your favorite vendors for auction items.
  • Volunteers are needed during the week of January 29th and to help with auction set up on Friday night, 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 February 3rd!

The Fund for Corpus Christi Catholic School

Thank you! We are appreciative of everyone's support. Every dollar earned makes a positive impact on our students.

Thank you for making the big difference!

Prayer Requests

  • For the repose of the soul of Dr. Oscar R. Mangini, grandfather of Vidalael Granadas (4th grade)
  • For God's healing of Donata Calilung Dizon,grandmother of April Parhms (4th grade)
  • For peace in our world

Upcoming Events

CCCS Science Fair

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 8am

Prefontaine Hall

Family Dine Out @ Chiptole

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 5-9pm

8505 South Main Street

Houston, TX

Pastor/Principal Basketball Game

Friday, Jan. 26th, 2-3pm

Colt Dome

Chili Cook-Off

Friday, Jan. 26th, 6pm

9900 Stella Link Road

Houston, TX

Mass with the Parish

Sunday, Jan. 28th, 11am

9900 Stella Link Road

Houston, TX

Celebrating Diversity in our Children

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

Prefontaine Hall

Spelling Bee

Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 1pm

Prefontaine Hall

Pastries with the Principal and Pastor

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 9am

Prefontaine Hall

The Winter Chill Auction Gala

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 6pm

9900 Stella Link Road

Houston, TX

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