THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021
ICCS Mission Statement:
3RD-8TH GRADE ACT ASPIRE TESTING NEXT WEEK
Yes, it is that time of year again when students participate in Diocesan-wide standardized testing. Third through eighth-grade students will participate in ACT Aspire testing Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. Throughout all of the recent challenges, our teachers have done an excellent job keeping our students on target and covering all grade-level standards and objectives. These tests are important in helping us ensure we are successfully serving each of our unique learners appropriately. Individual and classwide data is used to drive curriculum and classroom instruction.
Most imperative during the testing process (besides quiet hallways) is having every student in attendance each day, arriving on time with no scheduled appointments before 11:00 a.m. Standardized tests are tough and while we work hard to prepare our students academically, parents play a very important role in preparing their emotional and physical readiness. Here are a few tips to help your students handle test week successfully:
Explain that the test will show how much they have learned, encouraging them to try their best but without so much pressure that they feel stressed.
Limit activities the night before testing in order to avoid being out late. Be sure your student gets to bed on time and follows an unhurried morning routine.
On testing days, give them an energy-boosting breakfast. Minds work best when stomachs are content.
Working together will surely help all of our students do their best.
Christi Jarreau, Principal
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School
FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION MASS AND PROCESSION
Our 3rd-8th Grade students and faculty members celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation today by attending a school Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, followed by an indoor Eucharistic Procession and Rosary. The Mass and Procession were led by Father Rommel Tolentino and members of our 8th Grade Class of 2021.
The Mass and Procession were broadcast live on the ICCS Facebook page, Cathedral Facebook page and the Cathedral YouTube channel if parents or family members are interested in viewing the event.
SAY CHEESE! CLASS PICTURES TOMORROW
NOON DISMISSAL NEXT THURSDAY
ICCS will be closed for the Easter Holiday starting Friday, April 2 (Good Friday) through Friday, April 9. We look forward to welcoming students back to campus on Monday, April 12. We hope all of our ICCS students and families have a spiritually moving Holy Week and a safe and relaxing Spring Break.
A CHILD'S PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH
As we continue to celebrate the "Year of St. Joseph," we would like to share a special prayer parents can say with their children during bedtime prayer time or throughout the day. St. Joseph, pray for us.
Dear St. Joseph, watch over me
and care for me
just as you cared for
the child Jesus;
and by your help,
may I come to know your Son,
and grow in strength
and wisdom and
the favor of God. Amen.
ICCS SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS DUE APRIL 1
The deadline is quickly approaching. Nominations are now being accepted for a new ICCS Advisory Board parent representative. Please email all nominations to Ada O'Quain, Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com no later than next Thursday, April 1, 2021. Voting will take place April 19-23.
2021-2022 SCHOOL DATES SHARED
Teacher In-Service Days: August 11-12 and August 16-17, 2021
First Day of School: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Labor Day Holiday: Monday, September 6, 2021
Teacher In-Service: Monday, October 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Holiday: Monday, November 22-Friday, November 26, 2021
Christmas Holiday: Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021
Teacher In-Service: Monday, January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17, 2022
Mardi Gras Holiday: Friday, February, 25-Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Easter Holiday: Friday, April 15-Friday, April 22, 2022
Last Day of School: Thursday, May 26, 2022
ICCS PTO VIRTUAL AUCTION NEWS
ORDER AUCTION "TO GO" MEALS SOON
Choose from an adult portion of jambalaya, green beans, a roll and dessert brownie for $20, or a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza for the kiddos for $5. All meals MUST BE PRE-ORDERED. To purchase dinners, please click on the link below.
Bottled water, soft drinks and adult beverages will be available for purchase during the convenient and festive "drive-thru" pick-up service on the evening of April 16. More details are provided in the on-line order form.
Many thanks to Cheyenne Boudreaux and the Chenier Chefs and the Hurt and Henderson families and Hunt Brothers Pizza for their generosity, time and help with this auction-related project. Also, be on the lookout for our 8th Grade students during the meal pick-up times on April 16. The 8th Graders will be delivering meals to cars for monetary tips to help cover expenses for their end-of-the-year party. Customers can expect great service from the kids!
For more information about the ICCS PTO Virtual Auction "to go" meals, please call (337) 433-3497.
ONLY 44 GOLDEN TICKETS LEFT!
That's right...ONLY 44 chances to WIN are LEFT! Tickets are going very FAST! Current ICCS families can purchase a ticket for a chance to win free tuition (up to $6,000) for one child for the 2021-2022 school year. Only 100 tickets are available. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased using the link below. Buyers can bill the Golden Ticket chances to their auction bidder number, or drop off cash or a check to ICCS no later than Monday, April 12 to be eligible for the drawing. The lucky winner will be announced on the evening of Friday, April 16.
Purchase a Golden Ticket while you can!
ICCS PTO VIRTUAL AUCTION SNEAK PEEK
GATHER YOUR FRIENDS!
A variety of group parties will be available during the 2021 ICCS PTO Virtual Auction. Here is another great offering to mention!
FILIPINO FEAST FOR EIGHT
Begin the evening with a special private tour of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the historic church rectory. Next, gather around the table for a scrumptious traditional Filipino meal for eight (8) people prepared by Father Rommel Tolentino. This unique blend of eastern and western-influenced cuisine is sure to satisfy your taste buds. To be held on a mutually agreed upon date.
Donated by Father Rommel Tolentino
THANK YOU FOR DONATING
CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS
STATIONS OF THE CROSS NEXT WEEK
CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS COMING SOON
PREORDER GAME DAY T-SHIRTS NOW
T-shirts are $20 each and come in sizes Youth Medium to Adult 2XL. ICCS Football Fans are asked to pre-order shirts now so they will be available for the game. A limited amount of shirts will also be sold at the game on April 17.
Anyone wishing to pre-order shirts NOW should contact Coach Kjellsten by email at firstname.lastname@example.org BY 12 NOON THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 27. Pre-ordered shirts will be sent home with students the week of April 12-17.
ICCS ALUMNI NAMED TO SLCHS SCHOLAR WEEK COURT
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
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