Panther Press

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020

ICCS Mission Statement:

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

PLEASE READ: IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE!

DRIVE THRU PICK UP SERVICE POSTPONED TO NEXT WEEK

Due to weather concerns, the grade-specific drive thru service originally scheduled for tomorrow and Friday have been postponed to next Wednesday and Thursday.


As we close out the school year, we will be collecting items that belong to the school (books, athletic uniforms, etc) and returning items that belong to students, as well as distributing end of the year packets, utilizing a convenient and safe drive thru process.


Please review new dates and times below:


Wednesday, May 20 (PK, Kindergarten ONLY):

  • PreK - 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. - Wilson Street drop off
  • Kindergarten - 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. - Park Avenue parking lot


Thursday, May 21 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grades ONLY):

  • Last names A-L 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Last names M-Z 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon

YEARBOOK ORDERS REQUESTED SOON

Those wishing to purchase 2019-2020 ICCS yearbooks can do so by clicking the link below. Order MUST BE PLACED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 22. Parents and businesses can also purchase ICCS Yearbook ads using the link as well. For more information about ordering yearbooks or placing a personal or business ad, please contact Kay Morgan at kmorgan@iccschool.org.


Please note, parents have not yet had the opportunity to place orders for the 2019-2020 yearbook. This is the first and only time this order will be placed. If you are wanting to purchase a 2019-2020 yearbook, please use the link below.


2019-2020 Yearbook Order Form: https://forms.gle/zHZ5JT8cg4cDk4hA8

8TH GRADE CLOSING CEREMONY TO BE LIVE STREAMED

Great news! The 2020 ICCS 8th Grade Closing Ceremony will be live-streamed on the ICCS Facebook Page and Cathedral YouTube channel on Wednesday, May 20 starting at 6:00 p.m.
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SUMMER CARE NEWS

IMPORTANT UPDATE! At this time, the ICCS Summer Care program originally scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26th will be delayed until possibly July. Updates will be provided as they become available.


**Please note that the Summer Care program will begin after social distancing guidelines allow for such daily gathering. Rates will be adjusted accordingly. We will start the Summer Care program as soon as we are able to.


To tentatively register for the 2020 ICCS Summer Care Program, please complete the google form: https://forms.gle/Hzkb51EmmvKtFbFU7

SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations are being accepted for PTO representatives to serve on the school board for a three-year term beginning the 2020-2021 school year. Please send nominations to cjarreau@iccschool.org. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 29.

LIFETOUCH NEWS:

SPRING PICTURE PROOFS AVAILABLE

Lifetouch is offering online proofs and ordering options for Spring pictures. Please review the attached document for more information and instructions.

CLASS PICTURES BEING DISTRIBUTED

Class Picture orders have arrived. We are working to attach these orders to student's end of the year envelopes which will be handed out during next week's drive-thru pick-up service.

CLASSROOM & SCHOOL NEWS

ICCS VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW AVAILABLE TOMORROW

The 2020 ICCS Virtual Variety Show will be posted in Google Classrooms TOMORROW (Friday, May 15). There will be fourteen (14) ICCS student acts featured in the Variety Show video!


Special thanks to Mrs. Virginia-Kate Jessen and Senora Erica Barrios for coordinating a virtual version of an event our students and faculty members look forward to every year. Pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the Virtual Variety Show as a family this weekend!

TRICK SHOT CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED

Coach Alex Kjellsten would like to thank all the students who participated in the ICCS trick shot challenge! All of the entries were unique and complicated and took a lot of time, creativity, energy and effort to successfully complete. Way to GO, everyone!


The winner has been announced. Congratulations to the first-ever ICCS Trick Shot Challenge winner, Wilson Mulhearn (Pre-K)! To view all the trick shot videos, visit the ICCS Athletics Instagram page.

FOOT-LONG CARROT HARVESTED

Faculty and staff members continue to monitor the ICCS Teaching Garden while our students are away. Check out this foot-long carrot Mrs. Zeringue harvested out of one of the garden boxes this week. WOW!

ICCS FOOTBALL UPDATE

Attention incoming Middle School students and parents! Coach Alex Kjellsten is gearing up for the 2020 ICCS football season. Parents of incoming Middle School boys interested in playing on the ICCS football team this Fall are asked to contact Coach Alex soon by email at akjellsten@iccsweb.com. Coach Alex will be happy to answer any questions and discuss player expectations, summer and fall practice schedules, team camp, game schedules and more.

FLOWERS FOR MARY

Students, families, faculty members, alumni and school supporters are invited to bring flowers to Mary throughout the month of May.


The Mary statue is located near the front entrance on Ryan Street. Please remember to social distance if a person or family is visiting Mary or in prayer when you arrive.

ICCS ALUMNI NEWS

PANTHER PROCESSION BIG SUCCESS

Many thanks to the ICCS students, families and faculty members who supported our graduating alumni on Monday during the 5th Annual Panther Procession parade through the Park Avenue parking lot. Scenes from the event are posted on the ICCS Facebook page and are included in the video link below. May God Bless our high school and college graduating alumni!


https://www.facebook.com/iccschool/videos/859455094559886/

PHILLIPS AND OBLUDA EARN EAGLE SCOUT STATUS

ICCS Alumni, Zachary Phillips and Peter Obluda recently passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review process. Zachary and Peter are both members of the Order of the Arrow. The two started out as Cub Scouts here at ICCS years ago. Congratulations to Zachary and Peter on earning Eagle Scout status!

ACCESS PAST PANTHER PRESS ISSUES

Parents and students are encouraged to access past issues of the Panther Press for distance learning information, tips and tutorial videos. For convenience, past and current Panther Press issues can be found on the www.iccschool.org website.

REGINA COELI PRAYER

The Regina Coeli is a Marian antiphon that dates back to the 12th century. The Regina Coeli prayer is said in place of the “Angelus” during the Easter season. Normally, our students and faculty members pause at 12 Noon everyday to pray the Regina Coeli together this time of year. We encourage students and families to carry on this tradition at home.


The Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven )

  1. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
    R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
    V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
    R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
    V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
    R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray.

O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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.

QUICK LINKS

ONCOURSE CONNECT STUDENT/PARENT PORTAL

www.oncourseconnect.com

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