Panther Press

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018

ICCS STUDENT OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Congratulations to the following students who are advancing to the second round of the ICCS Student of the Year competition.


5th Grade:

Elizabeth Austin

Madelyn Elliott

Natalie Obluda

AJ Schlang


8th Grade:

Camille Karriker

Ceci O'Byrne

Elise Ramcourt


The ICCS 5th & 8th Grade Student of the Year winners will be announced following the Christmas Music Program on Friday, December 21.

PROSPECTIVE SIBLING GOOGLE FORM

Just as we have finally settled into the 2018-2019 school year, it is time to start preparing for next year. Re-enrollment for current families will begin February 4. In order to properly enroll students, we need information concerning PROSPECTIVE SIBLINGS seeking enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year soon. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21. Families with prospective siblings please complete the form below. For more information, please call (337) 433-3497.


PROSPECTIVE SIBLING GOOGLE FORM LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/ciEVq6LJCtoDTXQz1

FACTS IS COMING TO ICCS

After much research and investigation, ICCS has partnered with FACTS Management Company to help manage tuition payments and financial aid assessments. FACTS is used by many schools locally, and over 6,500 schools nationwide. We are excited to work with FACTS and are confident this program will offer greater efficiency for our school community while providing more convenience for families. More details will be provided as we approach registration time.


Please feel free to contact the office with questions at (337) 433-3497.

GENIUSES NEED YOUR HELP!

This year in Genius hour, Grayson Ware and I, Blaide Navarre, are trying to change the time when students leave school campus each afternoon. We need the help of parents and guardians to get feedback on whether this is actually a good idea, whether it will work, and also how it will impact your life after school. We want to know if a change like this would potentially help your family or hurt your family. We would like to thank you for your time and hope you take this survey to help us gather data to help out our Genius Hour project.


-Blaide Navarre & Grayson Ware


SURVEY LINK: https://goo.gl/rTAmMT

LOST AND FOUND OVERFLOWING

The lost and found shelf is overflowing with an abundance of ICCS jackets, uniforms, lunchboxes and other personal belongings. If your student is missing items, please check the lost and found soon.


All remaining items will be donated to the used uniform sale in the Spring. Parents are reminded to write student names in all outerwear pieces, school uniforms and on backpacks and lunchboxes.

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SHARE YOUR GREENERY IDEAS AND PHOTOS

How do you use ICCS greenery to decorate your living or work space? Share your creative ideas and show off your style by submitting photos of your festive greenery creations. It’s simple! Snap a pic of your favorite live greenery infused area or wreath and email it to kmorgan@iccschool.org. Photos will be featured on the ICCS Facebook page and in future issues of the Panther Press.


Those submitting photos will be eligible for weekly prize drawings in December.

Congratulations to ICCS Grandpanther, Lisa Childress, winner of this weeks prize drawing!

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME

As cold and flu season ramps up, parents are reminded of the importance of keeping students home until the illness has run its course and children are no longer contagious. Please review the following health/illness guidelines and help reduce the spread of germs at school.


  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees): for fever and flu symptoms, a student should not return to school until the fever has been gone for 24 hours without the use of medication
  • Vomiting: students return 24 hours after vomiting stops
  • Diarrhea: students return 24 hours after diarrhea stops
  • Contagious illnesses (strep throat, impetigo, pink eye, etc.): a student may return to school after 24 hours of treatment with antibiotic and if fever is not present.
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CLASSROOM NEWS

GENIUS HOUR VIDEO CONFERENCE

CEO of Compendium and award-winning author, Kobi Yamada, ZOOM video conferenced with our Genius Hour students this week. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and learned from Mr. Yamada about failures, courage and getting outside of the comfort zone. He encouraged our students to "do something that you would do for free" because what you choose to do in your occupation should feel like playing because you love it that much. Mr. Yamada compared his job with getting to go to a playground all day because he is that passionate about the work he does. Special thanks Mr. Yamada for gifting our students with his time and wisdom.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE

Our middle school students played the role of engineers. The students brainstormed, designed, tested and evaluated over and over again with the hopes of trying to reduce energy transfer between their model homes and the environment!

2ND GRADE NATIVITY

Our 2nd graders presented four more nativity stones this week; including the shepherd, the star the wise men and the sheep.


Special thanks to Mrs. Brown and Miss DeRouen's 2nd grade friends for sharing this beautiful nativity table reflecting on the Advent season with our school.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PARISHIONER

As we near the end of 2018, all Immaculate Conception Cathedral families are reminded of what qualifies parishioners to receive subsidized tuition rates. The Cathedral parish has set the following criteria: to be officially registered with the Cathedral, to worship regularly by attending Mass and participating in parish functions and activities, and to offer financial support by contributing regularly. Families should check with the Cathedral office if they are unsure of their status. For more information, call the Cathedral office at (337) 436-7251.

STILL LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS?

Don't forget to shop the ICCS Spirit Store! A portion of the proceeds benefit ICCS.

https://shopswla.com/collections/local-schools/iccs

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, December 14:

Student of the Year Interviews


Tuesday, December 18:

7B Retreat, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Tuesday, December 18:

Festival of Lessons and Carols, 6:00 p.m. in the ICCS Gym


Wednesday, December 19:

Advent Blessing (KA/KB), 8:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym

School Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Cathedral Parish Building


Friday, December 21:

2nd Quarter Ends

Christmas/ICCS T-shirt Day

Christmas Music Program (featuring PK-2nd Grade), 9:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym

Christmas Parties, 11:00 a.m.-12 Noon

12 Noon Dismissal, NO AFTERCARE


Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4:

Christmas Holidays


Monday, January 7:

NO SCHOOL - Faculty In-service


Tuesday, January 8:

Classes Resume

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ICCS Mission Statement:

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

2018-2019 School Theme

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