SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
ICCS Mission Statement:
Dear ICCS families,
Tomorrow we will have our 8th Grade Mass and Commissioning. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate everything that our 8th Graders have learned and how they have grown during their time at ICCS. They are a wonderful blessing to our school community, and I look forward to seeing all the things that they will accomplish this year and beyond!
The leadership commissioning Mass sets the tone for the 8th Graders in their last year as students here. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to model the faith, virtues, and studiousness that they have learned and practiced throughout their time here at ICCS!
We can look to Jesus as a fantastic model of a leader who loves and serves. Everything that He did and does is for the good of others out of a profound love for them. This fits wonderfully with our theme for this year, “We love because He first loved us.” My prayer for our 8th Grade class is that they can model the Lord’s love in their leadership at our school to help it to continue to grow and thrive.
We look forward to seeing you via live stream at Mass! Just click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87179500595?pwd=RU1nMkRyd2hKQkROakxxUGNWaWZtZz09 and enter the password 1536 when prompted.
Sister Mary Noel Pereira, RSM
Principal, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School
8TH GRADE COMMISSIONING MASS TO BE LIVE STREAMED TOMORROW
The annual ICCS 8th Grade Commissioning Mass will be live-streamed TOMORROW, Friday, September 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. All Middle School parents should have received an email with log in information and instructions. Father Rommel Tolentino will celebrate the Mass. We look forward to officially commissioning our 8th Graders as student leaders of our school for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Enter the password 1536 when prompted.
The 8th Grade Commissioning Mass will be a Middle School Sectional Mass. All 6th-8th Grade students should wear Mass attire tomorrow. Boys are required to wear pants and girls must wear skirts to Mass.
PTO GREENERY SALE BEGINS NEXT THURSDAY
Students and parents are asked to reach out to ICCS Grandpanthers, family members, close friends, neighbors, co-workers, ICCS alumni and local businesses to let them know about our PTO Greenery Sale. Family members and guests may purchase greenery items under an ICCS student's name (first initial and last name) for PTO credit. All proceeds benefit the ICCS PTO. Funds will be used to help make our school a better place to learn and grow in faith for all PK-8th Grade students.
For more information, please contact our 2021 ICCS PTO Greenery Fundraiser Chairpersons, Doris Mhire and Jessica Steech at email@example.com or call (337) 433-3497 for assistance. The sale runs from September 23-October 28. Items will arrive on November 27, just in time to decorate your home or office for the holiday season!
ROOM PARENTS NEEDED FOR 8TH GRADE
Room Parents are still needed for 8th Grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Room Parents coordinate class parties and assist with special events throughout the year.
If you are interested in serving as an 8th Grade Room Parent, please complete the google form here, by Monday, September 20. For more information about specific duties and time commitments, please contact ICCS Room Mom Coordinator, Ada O’Quain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE SENT OUT NEXT WEEK
2020-2021 YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!
A very limited amount of extra copies are available for purchase. The extra yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Cost is $45 per book. To reserve a copy, please email Ada O'Quain at email@example.com.
We would like to thank Mrs. Kyndel Heffer and the 2020-2021 Yearbook Enrichment class students for putting a lot of thought and effort into this commemorative keepsake.
GIFT CARD DONATIONS STILL NEEDED
“This was how we spoke to them, not with words but with our hands and our actions…any other language would have proved utterly useless.” -St. Peter Claver
ICCS is continuing to collect gift cards in any amount ($5 or more) for Hurricane Ida victims in Southeast Louisiana. The gift cards will be donated to the St. Gregory Catholic School community in Houma, Louisiana. The St. Gregory School, located at 441 Sixth Street in Houma, is part of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodeaux. The school remains closed until further notice while damages are assessed and repairs are being made.
Let's Return the Favor
As some may recall, the St. Gregory School administration, teachers and students reached out to ICCS last school year following Hurricane Laura. They offered their support and prayers for our school community during our time of need. We hope to return the act of love and faith by offering our assistance and encouragement.
If your family would like to donate a gift card for a needy St. Gregory School family or faculty member, please send it to school with your student before Friday, September 24. ICCS teachers are continuing to collect gift cards during homeroom periods each morning. To date, eight gift cards have been donated. Gift card suggestions include: Walmart, Target, home improvement stores, Amazon, clothing stores, fast food restaurants and Visa gift cards. We hope to gather more gift cards to send to the St. Gregory School team at the end of the month.
Pictured Below: Some of Mrs. Anita Falcon's 4th Grade Homeroom students helped display the gift cards we have received so far. All gift cards will be donated to families and faculty members in need at St. Gregory Catholic School in Houma, Louisiana.
JEAN & SPIRIT T-SHIRT DAY NEXT FRIDAY
SPIRIT RIBBONS TO BE SOLD NEXT WEEK
FOOTBALL & VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
ICCS 7th Grade Vs. LCA on Monday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m. at ICCS
ICCS 8th Grade Vs. LCA on Monday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. at ICCS
ICCS Vs. OLQH on Wednesday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. at SLC
CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS
WELCOME MRS. NEY
STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS
President: Alexander McCall
Vice President: Rami Husein
Secretary: Emma Foret
Treasurer: Carter Brinkman
Activities Vice President: Camille Zeringue
Members at Large: Lizzie Austin, Gray Hoffoss, Rylee Keating, Halle Poncho and Anna Robertson
OUR PK STUDENTS ARE "SHAPING UP"
PK FIVE SENSES ACTIVITY
5TH GRADE READING STUDENTS KICK OFF PERSONAL NARRATIVE UNIT
Hannah is a 1st-year medical student at LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans. She spoke to the 5th Graders in-depth about topics ranging from what her first day of medical school was like, to what it takes to get into Medical School and how long it takes for a student to complete the program, as well as a physician residency program. Mrs. Schlang's 5th Grade students wish to thank Miss Hannah for taking time out of her busy schedule to share her personal story with them.
ICCS CHEER CAMP SEPTEMBER 25
The ICCS cheerleaders will participate in a private cheer camp on Saturday, September 25, here at school. Important information has been sent to all ICCS cheer parents. Please contact ICCS cheer sponsors, Kyndel Heffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ada O'Quain at email@example.com for more details.
ICCS DRIVE THRU PET BLESSING OCTOBER 4
ROSARY AROUND THE LAKE AND PARTIAL INDULGENCE
The fourth annual Rosary Around the Lake, organized by the Ruth Institute, will take place Sunday, October 3, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center. This year, Bishop Glen John Provost is granting a partial indulgence to the faithful who gather for the event to offer prayers for the Church, the nation, and the world. The partial indulgence for participation is in addition to the plenary indulgence granted to the faithful who devoutly recite the Marian rosary publicly.
"The family is under attack from all sides,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute. "We know that we cannot achieve our mission of defending the family and building a civilization of love, without Divine Assistance. And who better to implore for help than the Mother of God herself."
Participants will meet in the area on the west side of the Civic Center and organize in groups of 11 to form a "Living Rosary." The organizer of each group will wear a gold T-shirt representing the “Lord’s Prayer,” with the team’s other 10 members in blue T-shirts representing the 10 “Hail Mary” beads. Anyone is welcome to attend either individually, with their family or a small group, or by organizing a “decade” of 10 people.
The Ruth Institute has sponsored Rosary Around the Lake in Lake Charles since 2018 as a way of praying for salvation and renewal for our world, our culture, our nation, our neighbors, and ourselves. To sign up online and learn more information, visit www.RosaryAroundTheLake.com.
Middle School Sectional Mass
8th Grade Commissioning
Tuesday, September 21
1st Quarter Progress Reports
(Parents will receive an email)
Thursday, September 23
ICCS PTO Greenery Sale Begins
Friday, September 24
Hurricane Relief Jean Day
(Students donate $1 or a gift card in any amount to hurricane relief)
Saturday, September 25
ICCS Cheer Camp
Friday, October 1
October Birthday Mass
(Students are reminded to wear mass attire)
Monday, October 4
ICCS "Drive-thru" Pet Blessing
(more details coming soon)
Monday, October 11:
ICCS FACULTY INSERVICE
FACTS FAMILY PORTAL
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