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Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

JANUARY BIRTHDAY MASS TOMORROW

Please join us tomorrow, Friday, January 18, for the January Birthday Mass led by Mrs. Schwartzenburg's 5th grade class. Mass will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY

Reminder to parents: ICCS will be closed Monday, January 21, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 22.

IMPORTANT NEWS: RE-ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Detailed information and important links for current family re-enrollment will be emailed next week. Check your inbox! Deadline to re-enroll students for the 2019-2020 school year is Friday, February 8.

ICCS DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE

The 2018-2019 8th grade class is selling ICCS Student and Business Directories for $5 each. Cash and checks are accepted. Parents can send money to school in an envelope labeled ICCS Directory. Please include your child's first and last name and homeroom teacher on the envelope. Directories will be sent home with your student once payment is received. Thank you for supporting this 8th grade fundraiser.

3RD GRADE CALENDAR CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The following students have been named winners of the 2019 Brighton Bridge Hospice Calendar Art Contest: Sofia Espinosa, Ty Pham, Brock Blessington, Emma Leach, Madeline White and Maggie Zimmerman.


Sofia Espinosa's artwork is also featured on the art contest t-shirts. Winners received a contest t-shirt, $10 Walmart gift card and a 2019 calendar.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

An ICCS Enrollment Information Session for incoming PK-8th Grade prospective families and students will take place Wednesday, January 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Parent volunteers are needed to help greet guests and lead school tours. Please contact Kay Morgan at kmorgan@iccschool.org to volunteer.

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ICCS SPIRIT T-SHIRT DAY

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Monday, January 28 will be Student Appreciation Day! Students may wear any ICCS spirit t-shirt with blue jeans or uniform bottoms.

SOUTHERN DRIFTER 2019-2020 UNIFORM ORDERS DUE NOW

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE

OWNERS OF SOUTHERN DRIFTER


The Southern Drifter ordering process for the 2019-2020 school year will take place NOW until JANUARY 31. To ensure your child has new uniforms for the 2019-2020 school year, please make every effort to take advantage of the early order process. This is the only way to get a guaranteed uniform by the start of the new school via Southern Drifter. Parents will only be required to pay half down at the time of the order and can make payments throughout the year. Your balance will be due at pick up in June 2019.


We understand your child will grow between now and then, we account for that growth. When you come in to pick up orders in June, your child can try on all uniform pieces and leave with items that fit. If there are items in June you no longer need or want, you will be given a full refund for any and all items. Your child will be guaranteed a fitting uniform if you make the January order date listed above. Please contact us by phone or stop by Southern Drifter any time for more information.


Location:

Prien Lake Mall

Contact: LeAnne Buff, Owner

Cell #: 337-936-0104

Store #: 337-602-6668

Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Website: southerndrifter.org

SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendar! There will be an ICCS PTO Meeting on Tuesday, February 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the ICCS Gym. Please stay tuned for more details in future issues of the Panther Press.

BOX TOP$ TIME

Box Top collection sheets were sent home with students earlier this week. Please attach all Box Top labels to the form using tape (no staples please) or place loose labels in a Ziploc bag and return to school by Monday, February 4. Our Box Top Parent Volunteer leaders, Kelly Berryhill and Rebecca Roach appreciate your help and support of this valuable and profitable community partner fundraising program.

NCEA DAY OF GIVING

SAVE THE DATE!


The next National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Day of Giving will be January 29-30, 2019


Twenty years ago, Saint Pope John Paul II said to an audience of Catholic educators in New Orleans: “Yours is a great gift to the Church, a great gift to your nation.” Countless people in our country, including families in the Lake Charles area, have been blessed by the many gifts of Catholic schools.

With this recognition in mind, the NCEA is pleased to present the online giving campaign: Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools. Parents and supporters can make a special monetary gift to ICCS through this program.

For the 2018 Day of Giving, more than $859,000 was raised from 6,957 donations to 539 schools, six dioceses and NCEA. This is just one example of the strength Catholic schools hold when we work together to promote the faith-filled and academically excellent education we all have at the core of our shared mission.

CLASSROOM NEWS

5th GRADE SCIENCE IN ACTION

Today, Mrs. Falcon's 5th grade students prepared salad dressings that do not contain sediments, oil or vinegar. The dressing stayed mixed when an emulsifier was added. The class enjoyed fresh salads with cucumber and carrots.

AHA TEACHING GARDEN

Our 2nd grade friends harvested turnips and peas from the ICCS Teaching Garden last week. This week, the students and teachers prepared and sampled different ways to enjoy these delicious fresh-picked vegetables!


FUN FACT: 44% of the 2nd grade students enjoyed the taste of turnips!

PROGRESSIONS CLASS HOSTS SPECIAL VISITOR

Sister Marirose Rudek stopped by ICCS this week to "stir" up some fun with our Progressions friends. She helped the kids bake delicious cookies and led a decade of the rosary. A great time for all!

KINDERGARTEN ART CLASS

Ms. Vanchiere's Kindergarten art classes studied about the poinsettia flower that originated in Mexico and read The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola . The students created poinsettia flower paintings using petal shaped sponges dipped in tempra paint. Once the flowers were dry they completed the background with a watercolor wash.

PRE-K TREASURES NEEDED

Our Pre-Kindergarten classes are in need of small toys for their treasure boxes. If you have items to contribute, please send donations to the front office.

INFLUENZA SEASON

With the flu season upon us, it is important to be aware of signs and symptoms. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers key facts about the flu along with prevention and treatment information. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm

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CATHEDRAL NEWS:

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a special presentation titled, "The Beginning of Our Parish" will be given by long-time Cathedral parishioner and historian, Mr. Roland Bodin on the following dates:


Thursday, January 24, after the 12:05 p.m. Mass in the Ave Maria Hall

Tuesday, January 29, after the 5:30 p.m. Exceptional Form Mass in the Ave Maria Hall


Celebrate the past with joy today and with hope for the future.

CATHEDRAL RENOVATION UPDATE:

WEEK 2


Nave walls have been re-plastered and electrical conduits for the Stations of the Cross lights have been installed (These were done in early December).


The AC wall units have been removed.


Water chiller pipes supplying the AC wall units have been removed from the crawl space.


Outside AC units dismantled and removed.


Mechanical yard, which will house the new HVAC units, progressing really well.


Massive scaffolding installed for painters.


Removal of old damaged plaster from the walls of the north transept continues. With new plaster being applied to the walls of the south transept.


Damaged sections of the stained glass windows have been removed for repair by Emil Frei.


Clay tiles removed from the south upper roofs to inspect and replace damaged wood underneath.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, January, 18:

January Birthday Mass (5A)

8:30 a.m. in ICCS Gym


1A & 1B Retreat


Monday, January 21:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL


Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 1:

Catholic Schools Week


Monday, January 28:

CSW Student Appreciation Day

T-shirt Day (students may wear an ICCS spirit shirt with blue jeans or uniform bottoms)


Tuesday, January 29:

CSW Cafeteria/Custodian Appreciation Day


Wednesday, January 30

CSW Parent Appreciation Day


8th Grade CSW Mass @ St. Margaret Catholic Church


8th Grade Team Building


Pre-K - 8th Grade ICCS Enrollment Information Session

(For prospective parents and students)

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 31:

CSW Faculty Appreciation Day


Friday, February 1:

CSW & February Birthday Mass (Student Council)

8:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym

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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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