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Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

ICCS Mission Statement:

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

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

THANK YOU!

The teachers and staff of ICCS would like to thank all students and families for the outpouring of love and gifts throughout Teacher Appreciation Week. We sincerely appreciate your kindness and generosity.


Special thanks to the Room Moms for coordinating a fabulous luncheon and breakfast for all teachers and staff this week!

MARCANTEL AND STEECH TO BE HONORED TOMORROW

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate and honor Mrs. Phyllis Steech & Mrs. Jolynn Marcantel for their many years of service to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School community.
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SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS NEEDED

ICCS would like to thank Colleen Phillips for her term on the ICCS School Board.


Important Reminder! We are currently accepting nominations for School Board parent representative. Submission deadline is tomorrow, Friday, May 10.


Parents can submit online nominations at: https://forms.gle/m21rGmoD1XWzLiAu8

PTO FUNDRAISER HUGE SUCCESS

Delicious crawfish, wonderful volunteers, plenty of sunshine and awesome support from the ICCS community! Many thanks to the following PTO volunteers for helping to make the first-ever PTO Boiled Crawfish Sale a big success:


Crawdaddy's On-Site Catering

Allison & Seth Citron

Debra Wilder, Chairman

Joey Jarreau

Lindsay & Jacque Bourgeois

Jamie Gary

Tyler Henderson

Adam Lacock

Kyle Hodges

Kayla Wilburn

Blair & Patrick Tadlock

Phyllis Steech

LeeAnn Fuselier

Lauren Hay

Ada O'Quain

Lisa Fuselier

Chris Breaux

Father Brian King

Tiffany Bordelon

Chad Elliott

Randy Nichols

Kendall LeJeune

Courtney Chance

John Ieyoub

Marshall Carmen

David Morgan

Logan & Billy Loftin

Neil Simoneaux


Plans are already underway for the 2020 PTO Boiled Crawfish Fundraiser. More details will be provided soon.

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LIBRARY BOOKS DUE NOW

Library notices went home today. Please check your child's backpack for a list of books that need to be returned to the Library ASAP. If the book is lost, you can send payment to Librarian, Tenia Fuselier.


ALL BOOKS OR PAYMENTS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, MAY 14.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

All accounts including cafeteria, aftercare, morning care, PTO and tuition balances ARE DUE NOW in order to participate in closing ceremonies and to receive report cards and awards. Please contact Melissa Mathew with questions at mbmathew@iccschool.org.


Updated PTO statements will be sent home TOMORROW, please be sure to check your child's backpack for more details.

PARENT LEADERS NEEDED

It is time to start planning and preparing for next year. Parent volunteers are needed for the following leadership roles for the 2019-2020 school year:


PTO PRESIDENT-ELECT FOR 2020-2021


If you are interested in serving the school in this role, or if you need more information, please contact Kay Morgan at kmorgan@iccschool.org.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

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WE'RE HIRING

Please help spread the word! ICCS is accepting applications for an Elementary Resource/Special Education teacher and a Boy's P.E. Coach/Athletic Director for the 2019-2020 academic year. Resumes can be emailed to Principal, Christi Jarreau at cjarreau@iccschool.org.

CLASSROOM NEWS

2ND GRADE WELCOMES GUEST SPEAKER

Bryan Leach, local Delta Waterfowl Expert, visited with our 2nd grade students this week. The kids learned about different types of ducks, their habitats, migration, how to blow a duck call and how to preserve ducks in their natural habitats in the wetlands. He brought everyone a Delta Waterfowl magazine, sticker, cap, duck call and information guide. What a treat! We appreciate Mr. Leach sharing his time and knowledge with our students.

RAINY DAY FUN

Our 8th graders and Kindergarten friends took advantage of today's rainy day recess and enjoyed indoor activities together in the Gym.

SHANGRI LA GARDENS FIELD TRIP

Our 4th grade students visited Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas this week!

PROGRESSIONS FIELD TRIP

Our Progressions students took a fun and educational shopping trip to Wal-mart this week. The students also enjoyed lunch at Chick-fil-a.

CONGRATULATIONS!

ICCS 5th grade student, Samantha Espinosa recently won 2nd place in Duke University’s 2019 4th-6th Grade Talent Search Illustration Contest. More than 300 students Nationwide participated in the illustration contest this year. Samantha will receive a $100 check and her winning illustration will appear in an upcoming issue of the Navigator online magazine.

8TH GRADE PARENT REMINDERS

8TH GRADE CLOSING CEREMONY MAY 16


The 8th Grade Closing Ceremony is quickly approaching on Thursday, May 16. Photographer, Keri Bradberry will take photos before the Closing Mass begins. There is no charge to take the pictures. Once the photo proofs are complete they may be ordered from her website.


Limited photo spots are available. Please sign up below.


https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=4090a4da5a62daaf58-graduation1&useFullSite=true


An 8th Grade class photograph will be taken at 5:45 pm in front of the school.



Any questions, please email Keri Bradberry at keri.bradberry@gmail.com.

8TH GRADE PARTY NEXT WEEK

ICCS 8th Grade Party details provided:

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Avery's House, 5945 Sawgrass Circle in Graywood

ACTIVITIES: Swimming (please bring a towel), volleyball, DJ, food & soft drinks for kids

ATTIRE: Casual


If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Avery at (337) 274-5989.

ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS:

SLCHS SWIM TEAM NEWS

Practice/tryouts for the 2019-2020 season of Saints swimming are August 5-9 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the OLQH Family Life Center pool. Get ready this summer to join the St. Louis Catholic Swim Team by joining a summer swim league or Spartan Swimming, now practicing at the brand new Ward 3 pool in Lake Charles or at SPAR in Sulphur!


SLC will be sending an upcoming announcement soon about a 2019-2020 Swim Team Parent Meeting. If you would like to be added to the email list, please send your contact information to Coach Melinda Richard at mrichard@slchs.org.

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DON'T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AND KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST ICCS NEWS AND EVENTS!

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, May 10:

Closing Mass (8th grade)

8:30 a.m. Gym

Retirement Celebration following Mass


PK Mother's Day Tea

2:00 p.m. Cafeteria


Monday, May 13:

DARE Graduation

8:30 a.m. Gym


Panther Procession

2:15 p.m.


Wednesday, May 15:

1st Communion Practice

8:15 am


8th Grade Closing Practice

9:50 a.m.


Thursday, May 16:

LAST PANTHER PRESS ISSUE FOR 2018-2019


Step-Up Day


Used Uniform Sale (Cafeteria Hallway)


8th Grade Closing Ceremony

6:00 p.m. Gym


Friday, May 17:

6th & 7th Grade Finals Begin


Sunday, May 18:

First Communion

4:00 p.m. Gym


Tuesday, May 21:

12 PM Dismissal for PK & K students


LAST DAY FOR AFTERCARE


Kindergarten Closing Ceremony

6:00 p.m. Gym


Wednesday, May 22:

4th Quarter Ends


Music Program and Library Awards

8:30 a.m. Gym


Class Parties

10:30 a.m.


12PM Dismissal for all students

NO AFTERCARE


Piano Recital

6:30 p.m. Gym


Thursday, May 23:

RECORDS DAY-NO SCHOOL


Friday, May 24:

Awards Ceremony & Report Card Distribution

8:00-9:00 a.m. Gym


Used Uniform Sale

(immediately following the Awards Ceremony)


Monday, May 27:

Memorial Day Holiday


Tuesday, May 28:

Summer Care Begins


Summer Office Hours Begin:

Tuesdays-Thursdays

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CLOSED: July 1-5

2018-2019 School Theme

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