THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021
ICCS Mission Statement:
YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE TOMORROW
Yearbook ads are also available. Ad sizes and pricing details are listed on the yearbook order form. For more information, please contact ICCS Yearbook Sponsor, Mrs. Kyndel Heffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICCS SUMMER CARE REGISTRATION DUE TOMORROW
ICCS will be hosting a Summer Care program for all 2021-2022 registered students. This year's Summer Care Program Director will be Ms. Wendi Fournerat. Summer Care dates are Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 31. To register for this year's program, please complete the google form below by TOMORROW, Friday, May 14.
FACTS FINANCIAL ACCOUNT UPDATE
- Class fees have been invoiced and will automatically draft on June 15, parents have the option to make these payments sooner through their online FACTS account.
- All accounts including cafeteria, aftercare, and tuition balances must be cleared out in order to participate in the end-of-the-year closing ceremonies and to receive report cards and awards. Please contact Melissa Mathew with questions at email@example.com.
- 2021-2022 FACTS financial accounts have been set up. Parents with questions regarding these accounts can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU ICCS ADVISORY BOARD
As Matthew Devall completes his 3-year commitment as a parent representative on the Advisory Board later this month, a new member was recently elected by ICCS parents to take his place for the next term. The Advisory Board welcomes John Gregory to the team. John is the father of John Parker Gregory (Kindergarten) and Kinley Gregory (PK). John and his wife, Megan, are parishioners of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.
THANK YOU SHEARMAN FAMILY
Current ICCS "Grandpanthers," and parents of five former ICCS students, Claire and Doug Shearman had the sign recreated and installed this week. We are grateful for Mr. and Mrs. Shearman's generosity and thoughtfulness. The new sign donation arrived just in time for ICCS families to snap "end-of-the-year" photos to commemorate the 2020-2021 school term.
REMINDERS FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS
The last day for 8th Grade Enrichment classes will be Thursday, May 20.
8th Grade library books are due no later than Friday, May 21.
Final exams for 8th Grade students ONLY begin next Friday, May 21. Please note early dismissal times for 8th Grade students ONLY.
- 8TH GRADE FINAL EXAM: Friday, May 21 (11:30 a.m. dismissal)
- 8TH GRADE FINAL EXAM: Monday, May 24 (11:30 a.m. dismissal)
- 8TH GRADE FINAL EXAM: Tuesday, May 25 (11:30 a.m. dismissal)
The "Class of 2021" 8th Grade Closing Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral. A small reception will be held in the Cathedral Day Chapel Courtyard immediately following the ceremony.
ICCS AMBASSADOR FAMILIES NEEDED
Current ICCS Family Ambassadors are needed. Commitments include:
- Connecting with a new ICCS family in June 2021 via phone or email to officially welcome them to our school community. Possibly set up a play date or opportunity to meet in person as a family over the summer months.
- Check-in with the new family periodically throughout the 2021-2022 academic year to answer parent-related questions and/or to direct them to school staff for additional information or assistance.
- Encourage the new parents to get involved in school-related volunteer opportunities and programs such as PTO fundraisers, Room Parent program, Enrollment Open House events, monthly school Masses, etc.
- Serve as a friendly parent resource for the new family throughout the 2021-2022 school year when needed.
If you are interested in being paired with one of our new 2021-2022 incoming families, please contact Kay Morgan by email at email@example.com, or by phone at (337) 433-3497. Current families will be paired with new families according to the incoming student's grade/age and other similarities and interests.
ICCS CLOSING MASS & AWARDS PROGRAM JUNE 3
COMMUNITY COFFEE CASH FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM
The final coffee label collection of the year will take place between now and Friday, May 28. Please send all Community Coffee Cash For Schools labels to school with your child in a ziplock bag.
Thank you to ICCS parent volunteer, Rebecca Roach for coordinating and organizing the Community Coffee Cash for Schools, Box Tops for Education, and Coke Rewards programs for ICCS for several years now. Rebecca's daughter will be graduating from 8th Grade soon and the Roach family will be moving on to high school. We are in search of a new parent volunteer to take over these free cash programs for our school community. Volunteers receive full PTO credit (300 PTO points) for their service and time. All volunteer duties can be conducted from home. To learn more, or to volunteer, please contact Kay Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Roach at email@example.com.
Blake Watkins reminds all ICCS families to continue clipping Community Coffee Cash for Schools labels over the summer months. Every label counts!
"Check" This Out
Lucy Vincent happily accepted the Community Coffee Cash For Schools earnings check for $514.80 this week on behalf of all ICCS students and families.
More Coffee, Please!
Sawyer Steech says "drink more Community Coffee" and help ICCS earn free cash for school-related needs and programs.
"Check" This Out
THE VIRTUE OF COURTESY
COURTESY LOOKS LIKE:
- Letting others go first
- Letting others speak first
- Making eye contact
- Holding the door for another
- Picking up a dropped item for someone
COURTESY SOUNDS LIKE:
- "You can go ahead of me."
- "You can ask your question first."
- "Let me hold the door for you."
- "Let me get that for you."
PANTHER PROCESSION TO BE HELD MONDAY
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS
ICCS BASKETBALL CAMP COMING SOON
SAVE THE DATE! All incoming 5th-8th Grade boys and girls are invited to participate in an ICCS Summer Basketball Camp, June 15-17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the ICCS Gym. The program will be coordinated and led by Coach Donald Brinkman. Coach Brinkman will be sharing more information soon. Stay tuned!
P.E. OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL SUCCESS
Congratulations to the Silver Medal winners, "Team Columbia" and Bronze Medal winners (a tie), "Team Sweden" AND "Team Russia." Way to go, ICCS Olympic Athletes!
LIVING OUT THE VIRTUES
MAY AND JUNE BIRTHDAY MASS CELEBRATED LAST WEEK
Happy Birthday to all ICCS students, faculty members, parents, siblings, Grandpanthers, and alumni celebrating a Birthday in the month of May and June.
It is an ICCS tradition, the Crowing of Mary. Throughout the month of May, we formally recognize Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth and celebrate our love and affection for her by bringing her flowers and spending time in prayer as a class or grade.
We crowned Mary during the May and June Birthday Mass last Friday. 2020-2021 ICCS Students of the Year, Owen Schwem (8th Grade) and Meg Austin (5th Grade) were selected to officially crown Mary this school year. Father Brian King led the special blessing and our 8th Grade students laid flowers at the foot of the Mary statue during the prayer service.
REMINDER! PK-2nd Grade students will bring flowers for Mary next week. Please see the schedule below for more details.
SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO MRS. JARREAU AND MRS. BUSHNELL
Mrs. Jarreau and Mrs. Bushnell will officially retire in June. We extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to this remarkable leader and excellent teacher for their years of service and dedication to the ICCS community.
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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.
FACTS FAMILY PORTAL
Parent Portal access to student grades and assignments.www.factsmgt.com