THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021
ICCS Mission Statement:
NEW TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
Dear ICCS Parents,
We have exciting news to share! Last Friday, our 8th graders were the first students to use ICCS’s new high-performance ASUS Chromebook Flips, which have larger, brighter screens as well as touchscreen features that allow for laptop or tablet use. Mr.Michael Higgins created a unique lesson for our 8th graders where they were able to create a visual outline for a historically fictional account of the Insurrection of 1768 using Jamboard with the tablet and stylus features of the Chromebook Flips. It is clear that in a very short amount of time, these features are already allowing our middle school students to engage and learn with their peers in dynamically exciting new ways.
Because of this new technology on our campus, our 3rd-5th graders now each have their own ICCS ASUS Chromebook to use as well. By next week, K-2nd grade classrooms will each have their own iPad Carts with a device allotted for each student. We are excited to be a 1:1 school K-8th grade and our teachers are thrilled about the possibilities that can now unfold by having student devices available and ready for wherever their lessons take them.
Blair Moses Tadlock, Assistant Principal of Curriculum
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School
SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS NEEDED
Nominations are now being accepted for a new ICCS Advisory Board parent representative. Please email nominations to Ada O'Quain, Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 1.
ICCS PTO VIRTUAL AUCTION NEWS
EXCITING NEWS! AUCTION "TO GO" MEALS WILL BE OFFERED APRIL 16
Make plans now to gather with your ICCS friends and school supporters, or just relax at home as a family on April 16. The Auction Committee will take care of dinner so you will have more time to place your bids! The ICCS PTO Virtual Auction will close on April 16 at 9:00 p.m.
GET YOUR GOLDEN TICKET SOON!
Purchase a Golden Ticket while you can! The tickets are expected to sell out soon. Click on the link to learn more, and to reserve your ticket NOW!
THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Bid on this framed limited edition print by George Rodrigue featuring his famous Blue Dog and Saint's Quarterback, Drew Brees! Other art-type auction items include original acrylic and watercolor paintings, vintage art collections, class projects from the 2019-2020 school year, religious art, handmade jewelry and crafts, photography, pottery and MUCH more!
LUXURY ITEMS AND LOCAL TREASURES
Look for high-end brand-named items by Louis Vuitton, Jon Hart, Costa, Kendra Scott and Ronaldo Waverly Jewelry, just to name a few. Or, bid on an array of gift baskets and gift cards donated by local businesses and restaurants, as well as outdoor items and stylish decor that will add beauty to any yard, home or office space.
Virtual Auction participants can TEXT2BID on a variety of exclusive gatherings, porch crawls, gourmet dinners, guided hunting and fishing trips, relaxing weekend getaways, golf packages, catered dinners, limousine rides, birthday parties for kids, and SO MUCH MORE!
LUXURY ITEMS AND LOCAL TREASURES
WINE DONATIONS ACCEPTED NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
AUCTION ITEMS STILL NEEDED
Auction items are still being accepted. Do you have an item or service you would like to contribute? If so, please click on the link below and complete the electronic auction item donation form by Wednesday, March 24. PTO points will be awarded for any and all donations.
To donate an auction item, click here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RYm0eQQ8NGNhT0WT4P8JXOXw2TC35xGj1-0hhzus0gY/edit?ts=60354d3c&gxids=7628
SAVE THE DATES!
As we enter the home stretch of the 2020-2021 school year, there are many important dates to communicate to parents, students and school supporters. Please mark your calendars!
Saturday, March 13: Daylight Savings time begins
Wednesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day! Students may wear a green shirt with jeans or uniform bottles in celebration of St. Patrick's Day
Thursday, March 18: 100th Day of School (PK-1st Grade have special activities planned)
Friday, March 19: Solemnity of St. Joseph/March Birthday Mass (reminder, girls wear skirts or jumpers and boys wear pants to Mass)
Thursday, March 25: Feast of the Annunciation Mass and Procession (more details to be shared soon)
Friday, March 26: Class Picture Day
Friday, March 26: Third Quarter Ends
Friday, March 26: Bishop's Scholarship Submission Deadline
Monday, March 29-Thursday, April 1: ACT Aspire Testing
Thursday, April 1: PK-3rd Grade Easter Class Parties
PLEASE NOTE: APRIL 1 WILL BE A NOON DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS. Lunch will be provided for all students. Aftercare services will not be offered on Thursday, April 1.
Good Friday, April 2: No School
Saturday, April 3-Sunday, April 11: ICCS Spring Break
Tuesday, April 13-Friday, April 16: ICCS PTO Virtual Auction
Friday, April 23: Spring Pictures (free dress day for all students)
Saturday, May 1: First Communion at the Cathedral
Thursday, May 27: ICCS 8th Grade Closing Ceremony at the Cathedral
CELEBRATING LENT AS A FAMILY
Create a Lenten Table Scape
In the same way that decorating for Christmas and Easter helps us to remember what we're celebrating, adding items to our home that remind us of our Lenten journey helps everyone focus on what Lent is all about. Consider keeping a vase or bowl filled with sand to remind your family of Jesus' time in the desert. Palm branches on display recall Jesus' joyful entry into Jerusalem before his death. Use deep purples and violets to reflect the Lenten colors used in your church and worship. The family table or your home prayer space are places that you can incorporate these symbols and reminders for Lent. Involve your children in preparing and decorating these spaces.
THE VIRTUE OF OBEDIENCE
You are God, and yet You were obedient to Mary and Joseph. Help me to do all that my parents and teachers ask of me--promptly, joyfully and completely. This virtue pleases You more than all other sacrifices.
THANKS A "LATTE" FOR CLIPING COMMUNITY COFFEE LABELS
ICCS participates in the on-going Community Coffee Cash for Schools program. Parents, "Grandpanthers" and school supporters are asked to clip the "Cash for School" labels on your favorite Community Coffee products and send them to school with your student in a Ziploc bag.
Words can not "expresso" how much your participation "beans" to the students and faculty members of ICCS! The Community Coffee Cash For Schools program is an easy way to help earn free cash for ICCS.
PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED! Our long-standing and dedicated Parent Coordinator, Rebecca Roach will be moving on after her ICCS Panther graduates from 8th Grade this May. We are seeking a parent volunteer who is willing to coordinate, organize and submit labels on an annual and/or quarterly basis for profitable programs such as Community Coffee Cash for Schools, Box Tops for Education and Coke Rewards. All volunteer duties can be completed from home and full PTO credit (300 points per year) will be given. Duties can be coordinated by one volunteer or split between two people (co-coordinators). If you are interested in learning more or signing up to take over the program beginning in June 2021, please contact Rebecca Roach by email at email@example.com, or Kay Morgan, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BISHOP'S SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROVIDED
CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS
7TH GRADE ENGLISH PROJECT
"SWEET" TREATS FOR 2ND GRADE
Our 2nd Grade students received a special "SWEET" treat last Friday while learning about the "ee" sound found in words like jeep, sweep, deep and sweet. As an added bonus, the cursive letter "e" appeared on the top of the snack cakes tieing in the children's 2nd Grade level handwriting element.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING
Also, a big thank you to ICCS Parent, Keith DuRousseau with Keiland Construction for donating adult safety vests for our temperature check volunteers and afternoon duty crew. We appreciate Keith helping to keep our volunteers and faculty members safe during the morning drop-off and pick-up times.
ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL AND TRACK TEAMS EARN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
HEAD LICE PREVENTION
With warmer temperatures arriving and many area sports teams in full swing, we want to take a moment to remind parents and students of the risks of head lice. Head-to-head contact with an already infested person during activities such as play at home or at school, sports activities that require a helmet and slumber party type gatherings are common ways lice can be directly transferred from the hair of one person to another. Sharing hats, helmets, sports equipment, hairbrushes, combs, bows and barrettes may also put children at risk. Please check your student's hair periodically for nits and/or lice, especially if your child complains of an itchy scalp. If you detect a problem, please do not send your student to school. Please start treatment immediately and contact the ICCS Office at (337) 433-3497 for more information and guidance.
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR NEXT YEAR
FISH DINNERS AVAILABLE TOMORROW
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.
FACTS FAMILY PORTAL
Parent Portal access to student grades and assignments.www.factsmgt.com