Panther Press

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020

ICCS Mission Statement:

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

PANTHER PROCESSION POSTPONED

Due to the threat of rain and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and for the safety of our graduating alumni and parade guests, the 5th Annual Panther Procession will be postponed to Monday, May 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the ICCS Park Avenue parking lot. Students, parents and faculty members are invited to celebrate with our high school and college graduating alumni by driving through the procession on Monday and congratulating them on a job well done. We have over 50 ICCS alumni graduating from high school and college in 2020.


Please enter the parking lot on Park Avenue (just like normal student drop off and pick up) and exit on Ryan Street. The parade will be quick, but we hope to spread joy and encouragement to our ICCS alumni graduates.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

It is hard to believe it is May and we are entering into the final week of school. Everyone is continuing to do a fabulous job staying the course and adapting as needed. I am so proud and grateful to be part of this community!


As we close out the school year, we will be collecting items that belong to the school (books, athletic uniforms, etc) and returning items that belong to students utilizing a drive thru process. Please take note of the following dates/times. Additional details will be emailed at the beginning of next week.


Thursday, May 14th:

  • PreK - Thursday, May 14th 9:00am -10:00am - Wilson Street drop off
  • Kindergarten - Thursday, May 14th 9:00am -10:00am - Park Avenue parking lot
  • 8th grade: Thursday, May 14th 1:00pm -2:00pm - Park Avenue parking lot

Friday, May 15th:

  • Last names A-L 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Last names M-Z 11:00am - noon
  • Grade level drop off area details to come


Congratulations to our 8th grade students who are finishing their final week of learning at the Cathedral School. We are so proud of their hard hard and we know they are moving on to accomplish great things. Thank you for allowing us to share in your journey! Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th, 6pm at the Cathedral.

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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!

Thank you for all the kindness and thoughtfulness shared with our teachers this week! Your encouraging words, meals, gifts and support are greatly appreciated!
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APPRECIATION PARADE BIG SUCCESS

Thanks a million to the students and families who participated in the ICCS Student and Teacher Appreciation parade that took place yesterday in the Park Avenue parking lot.


Our faculty members thoroughly enjoyed being able to briefly interact with students and families. You are truly missed by one and all. The visit that took place yesterday may have been quick, but the impact was genuinely heartfelt.


Click on the video link below to view scenes from the appreciation parade. For more photos, check out the ICCS Facebook page.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School on Facebook Watch

FLOWERS FOR MARY

Students, families, faculty members, alumni and school supporters are invited to bring flowers to Mary throughout the month of May.


The Mary statue is located near the front entrance on Ryan Street. Please remember to social distance if a person or family is visiting Mary or in prayer when you arrive.


To view the ICCS May Crowning presentation that took place last Friday, please click on the link below.


https://www.facebook.com/iccschool/videos/701449467326901/

SPRING PICTURE PROOFS AVAILABLE

Lifetouch is offering online proofs and ordering options for Spring pictures. Please review the attached document for more information and instructions.

ICCS FOOTBALL UPDATE

Attention incoming Middle School students and parents! Coach Alex Kjellsten is gearing up for the 2020 ICCS football season. Parents of incoming Middle School boys interested in playing on the ICCS football team this Fall are asked to contact Coach Alex soon by email at akjellsten@iccsweb.com. Coach Alex will be happy to answer any questions and discuss player expectations, summer and fall practice schedules, team camp, game schedules and more.

SUMMER CARE PROGRAM 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.


To tentatively register for the 2020 ICCS Summer Care Program, please complete the google form: https://forms.gle/Hzkb51EmmvKtFbFU7

CLASSROOM & SCHOOL NEWS

OVER 270 AR POINTS EARNED AT HOME


Congratulations to ICCS 5th Grade student, Gabriela Barrios. She has earned 272 AR points THIS QUARTER ALONE! Gabriela has spent most of her quarantine time reading good books.

3RD GRADE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

Since our 3rd Grade students were not able to take their scheduled class field trip to Vermilionville this month, Ms. Solari and Mrs. Bushnell decided to bring the field trip to the kids! The 3rd Grade virtual travels included a book called The Louisiana State Bird Beauty Pageant and videos highlighting the Atchafalaya Swamp, Acadian homes, bousillage and the "Hail Mary" in French. The students seemed to enjoy this unique "remote" travel experience.


Special thanks to Corlissa and Max Hoffoss for sharing photos of their own Louisiana-themed field trip that included shell collecting at Rutherford Beach, picking Louisiana blackberries, eating gumbo and observing alligators. They were inspired to learn more about our Louisiana culture and landscape following the virtual field trip!

ICCS CLASS OF 2020 CONGRATULATED

On Monday, May 4, our Middle School Teachers, along with Mrs. Jarreau and Mrs. Tadlock, traveled "caravan style" to the homes of our 8th Grade students to spread joy and to celebrate their middle school graduation milestone. To view a video highlighting each visit, click on the link below.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School on Facebook Watch

REGINA COELI PRAYER

The Regina Coeli is a Marian antiphon that dates back to the 12th century. The Regina Coeli prayer is said in place of the “Angelus” during the Easter season. Normally, our students and faculty members pause at 12 Noon everyday to pray the Regina Coeli together this time of year. We encourage students and families to carry on this tradition at home.


The Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven )

  1. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
    R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
    V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
    R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
    V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
    R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray.

O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

CATHEDRAL NEWS

OUTDOOR MASSES SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND AT CATHEDRAL

This weekend, May 9-10, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is planning to hold all Masses outdoors, in order to allow more people to attend.


The city has approved closing Bilbo Street during the scheduled Masses on Saturday at 4:00 pm and on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Extraordinary Form).


An altar and pulpit will be set up at the main entrance of the Cathedral. A sound system will be installed to amplify the prayers, readings, hymns and music.


A few important details:


  • A few chairs will be reserved for elderly parishioners in front of the Cathedral. All others are asked to bring their own chairs or mats to sit on.
  • Please bring something to protect you and your family members from the sun - umbrella, hat, veil, bandana, etc.
  • Men should take off their hats during Consecration until after Communion, i.e. from the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) to right after the Deacon puts the Blessed Sacrament back in the tabernacle.
  • All attendees must wear a mask.
  • All attendees must observe social distancing requirements, i.e. maintain 6-foot distance between persons or groups (people belonging to same household or family may sit together).
  • Ushers will help with the Offertory Collection and direct the flow of people during Holy Communion

  • Parking is available on the many parking lots around the Cathedral.
  • Please remember that no vehicle will be allowed on Bilbo Street between the Cathedral and the Ave Maria Hall.

ACCESS PAST PANTHER PRESS ISSUES

Parents and students are encouraged to access past issues of the Panther Press for distance learning information, tips and tutorial videos. For convenience, past and current Panther Press issues can be found on the www.iccschool.org website.
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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.

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