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Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019

OPEN HOUSE VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED!

We welcomed many local families to ICCS last night for a special Enrollment Information Session and Open House event. Many thanks to ICCS parents: Robin Austin, Kelly Hurt, Melissa Mixon and Rhonda Papadimitriou for volunteering their time to greet guests and tour prospective parents and students around our school.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SUCCESS!

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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ICCS ROOM MOMS!

The Faculty and Staff would like to say THANK YOU to the ICCS Room Moms for providing a delicious lunch today!
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ICCS RE-ENROLLMENT ENDS SOON

Detailed information and important links for current family re-enrollment has been sent to all parents. Please check your email inbox for more information. All Re-enrollment information has also been updated on the ICCS website for parent convenience. Deadline to re-enroll students for the 2019-2020 school year is Friday, February 8. ALL ACCOUNTS must be current in order to register for the 2019-2020 academic year.


BISHOP SCHOLARSHIP FUND/TUITION ASSISTANCE

Applications for the Bishop's Scholarship Fund are now available. Please email Melissa Mathew at mbmathew@iccschool.org to request an application.


FACTS DETAILS: Please note, if you already have an existing FACTS account with another school, you do not need to create a new one. You can add ICCS to your account using the registration link provided in the email and on the ICCS website.

CLASS PICTURE ORDER FORMS SENT HOME TODAY

  • Class Pictures are Monday, February 11
  • Order forms were sent home with students today
  • Students are to wear their school uniform for the class photo
  • Every student will take the picture
  • Parents wishing to order a class picture MUST PRE-PAY
  • Payments must be received NO LATER THAN Monday, February 11
  • Cost is $15 per picture, checks should be made payable to: Lifetouch
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SOUTHERN DRIFTER 2019-2020 UNIFORM ORDERS DUE TODAY

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE

OWNERS OF SOUTHERN DRIFTER


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! To ensure your child has new uniforms for the 2019-2020 school year, please make every effort to pre-order items now. This is the only way to get a guaranteed uniform by the start of the new school via Southern Drifter. Parents will only be required to pay half down at the time of the order and can make payments throughout the year. Your balance will be due at pick up in June 2019.


Location:

Prien Lake Mall

Contact: LeAnne Buff, Owner

Cell #: 337-936-0104

Store #: 337-602-6668

Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Website: southerndrifter.org

PANTHER RUN T-SHIRTS FOR SALE

A limited amount of 2018 Panther Run dri-fit long sleeve shirts are available for purchase for $10 each.


AVAILABLE SIZES INCLUDE: Adult Small, Adult Medium & Adult Large


Contact Ms. Wendi Fournerat at 433-3497 or at wfournerat@iccschool.org if interested.

PTO MEETING, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

ICCS welcomes guest speaker, Roy Petitfils to the February PTO Meeting on Tuesday, February 26 starting at 6 p.m. in the ICCS Gym.


Roy is an international speaker who uses humor, passion, clinical and life experience to help adults connect with teens and to help teens to know, understand and love themselves.


Roy is an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. He is a therapist at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. He holds a Masters in Mental Health and School Counseling from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.


Roy has authored, What Teens Want You to Know (But Won’t Tell You), A Practical Guide to High School Campus Ministry (St. Mary’s Press, 2007), What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2010) and God Wears Running Shoes: Spiritual Reflections for Those Ministering to Young People (2009).

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HONORS ICCS ARTISTS

ICCS was featured in the Business Buzz section of Thrive Magazine's January, 2019 issue!
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OUR STUDENTS ARE 100 DAYS WISER!

For the past 100 days, our students have grown wiser academically, spiritually and emotionally. Throughout the week we have celebrated this important milestone with an array of fun activities and lessons. Happy 100th Day of School, ICCS students and faculty!

CONGRATULATIONS 5TH GRADE TEAM

The 5th Grade boys basketball team finished the 2018-2019 season with a perfect 6 - 0 record. Good job, players and coaches!

CLASSROOM NEWS:

2ND GRADE SCIENCE

Science is FUN! Our 2nd grade students are taking on the role of becoming glue engineers. Over the next couple of weeks they will design, make and test glue to eventually make a final recipe of glue that works best. All of this while learning about properties of matter and exploring how different materials and substances have different properties.

SLCHS AMBASSADOR VISIT ICCS

SLCHS Saints Ambassadors visited with our 8th grade students on Monday to answer questions about starting high school at St. Louis Catholic. The small group settings were great for conversation!

4TH & 5TH GRADE CSW ACTIVITY

Our 4th and 5th grade students were shown they are “DOH” appreciated this week with a fun stem challenge activity in Ms. LaBove’s class. The students used Playdoh to create different objects. The last challenge was to create an object that symbolizes a unique talent or gift God has given them. We ❤️our students! Happy Catholic Schools Week!

6TH GRADE RELIGION

Mrs. Amanda Brinkman’s 6th grade religion students wrote Bible verses at the ICCS pick up and drop off areas to help celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

4TH GRADE SCIENCE

Our 4th Grade students have been working on their driving question this week—how do animals use vision to survive in their environment? Students created vision models yesterday to show how the eye, the ocular nerve and brain work together for the benefit of predators.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PAINTING ENRICHMENT

Ms. Vanchiere’s middle school painting enrichment class recently completed a neat watercolor project. The students were asked to create a sunset with a water reflection by doing a color lift on their painting. The beautiful artwork is displayed on the second floor for all to admire and enjoy!

COMMUNITY NEWS:

TRUTH, FACTS & LIES PRESENTATION

Kari Hankins, founder of Truth, Facts & Lies will be offering a special presentation on the potential dangers of social media, gaming and much more. This informative presentation will help parents be better informed about these important topics and to equip them to handle potentially dangerous situations.


Truth, Facts & Lies Parent Presentation

Monday, February 25

5:30 PM

Calcasieu Parish Central Library on Ernest Street in Lake Charles

Michael Debakey Room


For more information, visit https://www.truthfactslies.org/

SLCHS NEWS:

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PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COLDS AND FLU


Parents and students are asked to help prevent the spread of highly contagious cold and flu germs here at school. The flu is typically spread through air or direct contact from one person to the next. To prevent the spread of cold and flu, please:

  • Blow your nose in a tissue and place in the trash can
  • Sneeze in your sleeve and not your hands
  • Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated
  • When ill, students may return to school after they are fever free for a minimum of 24 hours



The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers key facts about the flu along with prevention and treatment information. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm

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CATHEDRAL RENOVATION UPDATE

WEEK 4

Construction and renovations continue at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Check out photos of this week's progress on the ICCS Facebook page.



This past weekend, an open house was held after the 4:00 PM Saturday Mass and the 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM Sunday Masses. The crowd was awestruck by the massive scaffolding in the church. One parishioner exclaimed, "It's like a city in here!" Buzzy Ribbeck answered questions from curious parishioners. Stephen Frei showed how the stained glass windows are restored. Everyone was excited to see the progress. We plan to have the open house every so often. For those who missed it, watch out for the next one!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, February 1:

CSW & February Birthday Mass (led by ICCS Student Council)

8:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym


Friday, February 8:

3rd Quarter Progress Reports


RE-ENROLLMENT ENDS

(All accounts must be paid in full to register for the 2019-2020 school year)


Monday, February 11:

Class Pictures (Lifetouch collects a pre-payment, order forms sent home TODAY)


Friday, February 15:

Sectional Mass (led by Ms. Solari's 3A class)

2nd-5th Grade

8:30 a.m. ICCS Gym


Wednesday, February 20:

ICCS School Board Meeting, 5:30 PM


Tuesday, February 26:

PTO Meeting, 6:00 PM in the ICCS Gym


Friday, March 1 - Tuesday, March 5:

Mardi Gras Holiday


Wednesday, March 6:

Ash Wednesday & March Birthday Mass (led by Ms. LaBove's 5B class)

8:30 AM ICCS Gym


1st Eucharist Parent Meeting following Mass

Cafeteria

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ICCS Mission Statement:

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

2018-2019 School Theme

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