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Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

ICCS Mission Statement:

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

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SPRING PICTURE PACKETS WENT HOME TODAY

Spring picture orders will be conducted through the Family Approval process. Each student will receive a full set of photographs along with a pricing sheet. Parents will choose the number of pictures they wish to purchase and return the remaining pictures to school. Parents not wishing to purchase pictures are to send the complete packet back to school with their student.


Payments and unwanted pictures are due back to school NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, APRIL 18. Checks are to be made payable to Lifetouch.

6TH GRADE CLEAN WATER PBL T-SHIRT SALES

At the beginning of 2019, the 6th-grade class tackled the question of "How can we increase access to clean water in areas of need?" Students learned about how access to clean water can make it possible for more children to attend school. With this in mind, we decided to design a t-shirt to sell as a fundraiser. Student designs were carefully thought out and blindly selected by members of our staff. All proceeds will be donated to a secondary school in need of a rainwater catchment through The Water Project organization. Please visit thewaterproject.com to learn more.


The shirts can be purchased for $16 (Youth S - Adult XL) or $18 (Adult XXL- XXXL). Order form has been included with this week's newsletter.


Students who purchased their shirts will be allowed to wear it to school in support of our fundraiser. Date of Water Project t-shirt day to be announced.

VISION & HEARING SCREENINGS COMPLETE

Our school-wide vision and hearing screenings have concluded. Parents of children who did not pass a screening have been notified by letter this week. Please check your child's book bag!


We would like to thank the following volunteers for dedicating their time to conduct these important screenings:


Kristine Hilliard

Gloria Fernandez

Danyell Mayberry

Lori Groves

Noel Nichols

Tiffany Bordelon


Special thanks to Caroline Crawford for securing The Eye Clinic for the vision screenings. ICCS would also like to thank The Eye Clinic for providing the screenings.

AUCTION NEWS

All auction credit card payments have been processed. Auction statements/receipts were sent home with students this week.


If payment is owed, please make checks payable to ICCS PTO. If you have questions regarding your statement, or if you need to make a payment with a credit card, please call Melissa Mathew at (337) 433-3497.

BOILED CRAWFISH FUNDRAISER UPDATE

CRAWFISH SALE UNDERWAY!

The PTO Boiled Crawfish Sale Fundraiser is now underway! All ICCS families are asked to help make this fundraiser successful by selling tickets to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers. All proceeds benefit the ICCS PTO.


This new PTO fundraiser will take place on Sunday, May 5 at ICCS. Tickets are $25 for 4lbs of delicious boiled crawfish, two (2) potatoes and one (1) corn. A special "buy four tickets, get one free" deal is being offered. A convenient drive-thru pick up service will be available for all ticket holders.


For more information, please contact the PTO Crawfish Fundraiser Chairperson, Debra Wilder at (337) 302-1134, or by email at erroldebra@suddenlink.net.


NEED PTO POINTS? Help is needed! Please contact Debra Wilder for more details concerning Boiled Crawfish Sale Fundraiser volunteer opportunities.

AUCTION NEWS

LAST CALL FOR AUCTION SIGN-UP PARTIES

An array of Auction Sign Up Parties are available for purchase. Please stop by the ICCS Front Lobby soon to view the lists and to register for any of the following parties. Spots are limited. Deadline to "sign up" is Thursday, April 18.


Brunchin at the Boudreaux's: November 2, 2019 (adults only)

Sipping and Shopping: May 2, 2019 (adults only)

Rock the Spectrum Kid's Night (parent's night out babysitting): December 13, 2019

PK Sweet Frog Party: August 17, 2019

Mini Cheer Camp for Kindergarten Girls: May 22, 2019

Kindergarten Sweet Frog Party: August 10, 2019

Library Lock In for incoming 6th Grade girls: August 5, 2019

Sundaes In the Park with Ms. Wilson & Mrs. Koenig: May 1, 2019

1st Grade Swim Party with Mrs. Bourgeois: May 24, 2019

1st Grade Putt Putt Party: May 18, 2019

2nd Grade Bowling Party: May 22, 2019

3rd Grade Pool & Pizza Party: May 22, 2019

4th Grade Pool & Pizza Party: August 17, 2019

4th Grade Outdoor Summertime Party (incoming 4th Grade BOYS ONLY): June 10, 2019

5th Grade Pool Party: August 10, 2019

8th Grade Memory Book

SAVE THE DATE!

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CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS STATE CONTEST WINNER

Congratulations to ICCS 8th Grade student, Katie Grace Rion for winning 1st place in the Louisiana Catholic Daughters of the Americas state education contest division II essay category. Katie Grace's essay has been submitted for the Catholic Daughters national education contest. Best of luck, Katie Grace!

YEARBOOK CLUB & SPORTS TEAM PHOTOS COMING SOON

Attention students and parents: 2018-2019 Yearbook club and sports team photographs will be taken over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for specific dates and details.

CLASSROOM NEWS

GEM MINING COMING SOON

Students in 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th grades who have been studying land formations, rock layers and minerals found on Earth in their phenomenal science units will have the opportunity to participate in a Mobile Mining experience on Tuesday, April 16th at ICCS. We look forward to a great day of hands-on learning.

PRE-K GIVES BACK

The Lenten Season giving continues at ICCS. The three pillars of lent are: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. To practice almsgiving, Mrs. DuRousseau and Mrs. Forsyth's PK students were encouraged to add one food item from their home pantry to a collection box/bag on a daily basis. The students sacrificed a favorite snack or food item each night to help someone in need. All collected food items were donated to Catholic Charities this week. Way to go, Pre-K!

MSU VOLLEYBALL VISIT

The McNeese State University Volleyball Team stopped by ICCS this week to visit with our Middle School girls during P.E. class. The MSU Team led an array of volleyball drills during their visit.

GUEST SPEAKER VISITS 5TH GRADE

Jeanette Dewitt-Kyle, an attorney with Stutes & Lavergne Law Firm and a volunteer with the Lawyers in the Classroom organization, visited with our 5th Grade students on Wednesday about our American government and democracy, U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the importance and gift of our freedom.

3RD GRADE VISITS VERMILIONVILLE

Our 3rd Grade students visited Vermilionville in Lafayette on Wednesday. This cultural and educational experience connected students with relevant content they have been learning in Social Studies.

SPORTS NEWS

CCAL TRACK MEET THIS WEEKEND

Best of luck to all the ICCS Panthers competing in the 2019 CCAL Track Meet at Barbe High School. Field events begin at 9 a.m. and running events begin at 12:00 p.m. GO PANTHERS!

SLCHS NEWS:

STRATEGIC VISIONING LISTENING SESSIONS

These sessions provide current and future parents a valuable opportunity to offer thoughts and opinions on the present state and future of St. Louis Catholic High School. The SLC team will take what they hear, along with the work of their faculty and staff, to draft a strategic vision and plan for the future of the school.


The sessions will be 60-75 minutes each on the following dates. Please RSVP at this link.


Tuesday, April 16 - 6:00 p.m.

The SLC Administration looks forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts.

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ONCOURSE CONNECT STUDENT/PARENT PORTAL

www.oncourseconnect.com

Keep up with homework, grades, attendance and get quick access to teacher websites via Oncourse Connect. Having trouble logging in? Email mbmathew@iccschool.org

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, April 12:

3rd-8th Grade Penance


3rd Grade Retreat

12:30-3:00 p.m. ICCS Cafeteria


Sunday, April 14:

Palm Sunday


Wednesday, April 17:

8th Grade to Chrism Mass

10:00 a.m. St. Margaret's Catholic Church


School Board Meeting

5:30 p.m. Parish Building


Thursday, April 18:

4th Quarter Progress Reports

(viewable at www.oncourseconnect.com)


Stations of the Cross

8:15 a.m. - 4th-8th Grade Program

9:00 a.m. - PK-3rd Grade Program


Easter Parities (PK-3rd Grade)

2:00 p.m.


Friday, April 19-Friday, April 26:

Easter Holiday

2018-2019 School Theme

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