SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
ICCS Mission Statement:
Dear ICCS Families,
Blessed Feast of St. Peter Claver! St. Peter Claver is our diocesan patron, which means that he prays especially for our diocese. St. Peter Claver was a Spanish Jesuit missionary who spent his life serving enslaved Africans who were brought to Colombia in the 17th century. His devotion to serving the slaves is a wonderful example of our theme for this year, “We love because He first loved us.” St. Peter Claver served with seemingly boundless energy, and all that energy came from the Lord’s love for him. With this as our theme for this year, my prayer is that we can continue in hope as we remember the Lord’s love for us—because it is truly a boundless love!
The Lord’s love enables us to continue to practice the virtues. Our virtue that we are practicing this month is responsibility. Students are reminded what responsibility sounds like: “I did my homework,” and are encouraged to practice this virtue in their classrooms. September is a great month for all of us to become more responsible.
Through the intercession of St. Peter Claver, may “we love because He first loved us” and grow in the virtue of responsibility.
Sister Mary Noel Pereira, RSM
Principal, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School
FORMS NEED TO BE COMPLETED ASAP
FACTS FAMILY PORTAL LOGIN:
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LAST CALL FOR ROOM PARENTS
Room Parents are currently needed for all 2nd-8th Grade classes. Room Parents coordinate class parties, assist with special events throughout the year, and help brainstorm and create class projects for the annual ICCS PTO Dinner Auction.
If you are interested in serving as a Room Parent this academic year, please complete the google form here, by Monday, September 13. For more information about specific duties and time commitments, please contact ICCS Room Mom Coordinator, Ada O’Quain at email@example.com.
GIFT CARD DONATIONS CONTINUE
ICCS is continuing to collect gift cards in any amount for Hurricane Ida victims in hard-hit areas. If your family would like to donate a gift card, please send it to school with your student before Friday, September 17. Teachers are continuing to collect gift cards during homeroom periods each morning. The gift cards will be donated to a heavily damaged Catholic school community on behalf of the students, parents, and faculty members of ICCS. Please consider donating a gift card!
SPIRIT RIBBONS TO BE SOLD NEXT WEEK
YEARBOOK PHOTO DAY NEXT WEDNESDAY
AMAZON SMILE EARNINGS UPDATE
ICCS recently received a check for $78.31 from the AmazonSmile Foundation for purchases made through the AmazonSmile website between April 1 and June 30.
Here is how you can help earn funds for ICCS through AmazonSmile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Please enter Immaculate Conception Cathedral School. AmazonSmile will remember your selected charity whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile activated on the Amazon Shopping app. After officially registering, every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation for ICCS.
BOX TOPS EARNINGS UPDATE
Our monthly Box Tops for Education numbers are in! Throughout the month of August, ICCS earned $24.20 through the program.
Here are some important stats we would like to share with our ICCS community. Seventy-two (72) total receipts were scanned in August using the convenient and easy-to-use Box Tops for Education app. To date, ICCS has seventy-one (71) current and active Box Tops for Education supporters. In August, two (2) new supporters signed up for the app. Please continue to help earn free cash for our school through the Box Tops for Education program!
CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS
ICCS PANTHERS WIN!
All students and fans are invited to help support the ICCS Panthers next Wednesday, September 15, as they take on Hamilton Christian Academy at 5:30 p.m. at HCA. Let's GO Panthers!
ICCS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
Best of luck to our Volleyball Teams! The ICCS 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Team will play St. Margaret Catholic School Monday, September 13, at 6:00 p.m. at OLQH.
The ICCS 7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Teams will play LCA on Monday, September 20 at the following times:
ICCS 7th Grade VS. LCA @5:00 p.m. at ICCS
September 20: ICCS 8th Grade VS. LCA @ 6:00 p.m. at ICCS
ICCS 7th Grade Volleyball Team Members: Isabella East, Jane Cassanova, Tatum Bridges, Addison Rasberry, Sadey Prince, Emma Bergen, Gabi Barrios, Emma Foret, Jeanne-Claire Breaux, Kate Reeves, Joela Lassien, Ruth McCain, and Lilly Mathew
Coach: Heather Breaux
ICCS 8th Grade Volleyball Team Members: Grace Adams, Morgan Baron, Ava Borel, Margeaux Darbonne, Kathryn Devall, Cora Diedrich, Madelyn Elliott, Cate Filo, Cara Henry, Lilly Liles, Rowan LeJeune, Natalie Obluda, Bailee Papadimitriou, Halle Poncho, and Camille Zeringue
Coach: Savannah Greenlee
READING OUTSIDE IS "PAW-SOME"
ICCS DRIVE THRU PET BLESSING OCTOBER 4
STUDENTS FOCUSING ON RESPONSIBLITY THIS MONTH
ICCS PTO NEWS
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.
FACTS FAMILY PORTAL
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