The Colt Classified

January 28, 2019

Congratulations to Mia Arroyo!

The Archdiocesan Middle School Science Fair was held last Thursday, January 24th at St. Thomas More Catholic School. CCCS sent three 7th graders to the competition. Congratulations to Mia Arroyo on placing 1st in the Life Science category. Way to go Mia!

Congratulations to each of our participants. We are proud of you!

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Steps for Students

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Uncle Sam wants YOU (all CCCS families and friends) to join the CCCS Steps 4 Students team. This fun family 5K run/walk takes place in downtown Houston on Saturday, February 16th. Your registration counts- help us keep the David Guite Spirit Award at CCCS- we need 37 more registrations to meet the qualifying quota! Can’t make it that day? You can still join the team, sign up and hit the Snooze for Students button!

To register go to

Registration fee is $20 until January 31st. The cost of registration increases by $10 starting February 1st. Funds raised by joining the CCCS team or donating to a CCCS team member’s page directly benefit Corpus Christ Catholic School.

Take a look at our team page and view our top Fundraising Champions!

Uncle Sam aka our beloved Fr. Tom is walking, maybe a little running, to support the CCCS team! To support Fr. Tom visit

Last chance! CCCS Steps for Students t-shirts are still available - orders are due Wednesday, January 30th no later than 10:00AM. Wear on Tuesdays and Spirit Days until race day!

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We are the Light of the World!

Congratulations to Nicolaas Tavarez (3rd) and Alyssa Garrido (7th) on being awarded "The Future Light of the World" scholarships by the CCCC Knights of Columbus (KC).

The KC have designated two $1,000 scholarships; one to a returning elementary student and one to a returning middle school scholar. Nicolaas and Alyssa were both nominated by faculty and staff members of CCCS because of their Christ-like behavior, their willingness to help and their willingness to serve.

Congratulations to both Nicolaas and Alyssa! Keep shining your lights!

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, February 11th from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. If you would like to meet with either one of your child's teachers, please use the following link to schedule a conference

It's Catholic Schools Week!

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic schools in the United States. CCCS has many events planned for the week, which focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation.

Thank you to all families who joined for Mass on Sunday. It was great to see so many students wearing their Mass uniforms to show their pride for our great school!

We have many great events planned, please mark your calendars and join us!

Monday, January 28th- "Crazy about our Catholic School" - Students are encouraged to wear their favorite hat or hair bow to school; 100th Day of School- Pre-school students will dress for the occasion!; Vocation talks to 4th-8th grade scholars

Tuesday, January 29th- "Pajama/Read-A-Thon Day" Students may wear appropriate pajamas to school; Middle school scholars will read to their church partners; All others will read with a friend

Wednesday, January 30th- "College Shirt Day" Students are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt to school with blue jeans

Thursday, January 31st- "Open House" for prospective families at 9:00 a.m, library.; "Being Heard: Lessons from the Field" presentation for parents, 6:00 p.m., Prefontaine Hall

Friday, February 1st- "Sundaes with the Priests" during lunch periods; Judging of classes' canned good sculptures; Canned goods will be donated to Braes Interfaith Ministries.

We're Crazy about our Catholic School!

Students and faculty members wore crazy hats and socks to school to show how "crazy in love" they are for Corpus Christi Catholic School!

Being Heard: Lessons Learned from the Field

Have you ever thought, “My kids don’t listen to me!”, “ I have to yell before my kids will do anything!”, “How do I get my kids to help out around the house?”, “How do I help my child deal with stress or anxiety?”, “Why is bedtime, waking up, getting out of the house so hard?”. “How do I help my child who is angry?” Join us on Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 p.m. in Prefontaine Hall to get the answers to these questions. Dr. Walsh will share what horses, and recent brain research, have taught her about Connection, Healthy Attachment, Assertive Communication, and Co-Regulation, leading to more effective parenting and peaceful, cooperative relationships.

Dr. Beverly Walsh, parent of two CCCS alumnae, is a Licensed Psychologist and is trained and certified to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Her training and certification for EAP is through both the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and Natural Lifemanship (NL).

Dr. Walsh earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1995 and has been licensed to practice in the State of Texas since 1996. In 2009 she attended her first Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) training and has been partnering with horses ever since to help people “experience a stable relationship”. In 2011, she was introduced to Natural Lifemanship, with Tim and Bettina Jobe. Recognizing the value and impact of the Natural Lifemanship model for all therapy settings and relationships, Dr. Walsh gained her certification in Natural Lifemanship in 2017, as well as was invited to be a national trainer for Natural Lifemanship TF-EAP. The Natural Lifemanship relationship and Trauma-Focused model for EAP is the foundation for how Beverly promotes healthy and healing experiences for her clients.

Dr. Walsh is in private practice and currently partners with the herd at Red Dun Ranch in Houston, TX. She provides individual, family, and group EAP, as well as EAL workshops and retreats.

Childcare will be provided by Colt Camp personnel for prek-5th grade students. Please use following link to register

Open House

Help us spread the word about Open House! Corpus Christi will host an Open House on Thursday, January 31st at 9:00 AM. All families interested in a Catholic education for their children are invited to attend. There will be a presentation at 9:00 AM followed by guided tours - visitors can see our STREAM school in action! Why STEM when you can STREAM?
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Today is the 100th Day of School!

Our PreK students have aged over the year!

Tucker and Danielle Burkhart receive the Woods Award for Service

The Woods Award is presented annually to the parents of a graduating 8th grader for the service they provided to Corpus Christi Catholic School over the years. Tucker and Danielle Burkhart were this year's recipients for the numerous ways they have shared their gifts and talents to CCCS.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart have served as annual fund chairpersons.
  • Auction parties have been hosted at their home.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart have served on Strategic Plan committees.
  • Mr. Burkhart has served as a Robotics coach.
  • Mrs. Burkhart chaperoned the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.
  • Mr. Burkhart has served as Educational Council President for several years.

Dr. McCoy presented the Woods Award to the Burkharts during the Catholic Schools Week Mass on Sunday. A big thanks to Tucker and Danielle Burkhart for their dedication and service to Corpus Christi Catholic School!

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The Diamond Jubilee Auction Gala

Reservations are due by this Friday, February 1st! We hope you are making plans to join us for this fun evening of friends, food and bidding! This event is for a great cause- raising funds for Corpus Christi-celebrating 60 years of faith and education!

Auction items are rolling in…

-Vacation stays - Rockport bay home with a 4-acre private beach, historic home in the heart of New Braunfels, 3 bedroom condo in scenic Crested Butte

-Did anyone say RODEO? Bid on George Strait Tickets, Custom made boots, Backyard feast with Fr. Tom

-Delightful Wine baskets, Designer handbags, Jewelry, Gift baskets for men and women, High School Spirit Baskets, unique artisan artworks, restaurant donations

-Have a Foodie Bucket list? Don’t miss out on sign-up parties for adults!

-Creative class donations: mosaic bench with custom made tiles, handmade wooden table with student art work, date night basket, Astros sport basket, relaxation basket, lottery basket, Superheros Basket, Princess Lego Basket, jewelry basket filled with accessories, wine rack, Lemond Kitchen Food basket, giant teddy bear basket

Donations are still needed! Please keep CCCS in mind if you or a business that you frequent would be interested in donating to our auction. Whatever you or your friends would bid on could be a great addition to our auction!

· Rental or vacation homes

· Sporting, theater, or event tickets

· Antiques, home and garden, collectibles

· Jewelry and accessories

· Services-grooming, massage, household

· Gift cards

· Would you be interested in hosting an auction sign-up party for kids or adults?

Drop off donations in the school office. Donation forms are available in the office, on the CCCS website, or can be mailed to you or an interested donor with a solicitation letter. Donations are tax deductible.

Advertising Show your CCCS spirit by purchasing an ad in the Auction Gala program. From a quarter page to a full page, there is a perfect ad opportunity for your family or your business.

Did you know that CCCS families receive a special advertising rate on a quarter page ad? Simply submit your information, we will create an ad especially for you!

Underwriting Your Diamond Jubilee Auction Gala invitation lists many fun underwriting opportunities—from underwriting a table to sponsoring food, beverages, decorations and more!

Family Dine Out is February 5th!

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Health Reminders

We take the health and wellness of our school family very seriously. According to the CDC, Texas is one of the 36 states that have reported Flu activity. The predominate strains this year are H1N1 & H3N2. Nurse Greenwell would like to offer some everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of any germs.

  • Wash your hands frequently w/ soap & water. Also use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Clean & disinfect surfaces & objects (with bleach containing cleansers) that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth as germs are easily spread this way.
  • Cover your nose & mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then throw the tissue in the trash & wash your hands.
  • If you are sick w/ a flu-like illness the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  • The Archdiocese of Galveston & Houston also requires that students be symptom free (no fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • To the extent possible, try to avoid individuals who are sick.
  • When sick, limit your contact w/ others so as to avoid infecting them.

Prayer Requests

  • For God's healing of Mr. Luis Gomez, uncle of Gabriella LaBarrie (1st grade)
  • For God's healing of Mr. Jerry LaBarrie, grandfather of Gabriella LaBarrie (1st grade)
  • For God's healing of Mr. Vince Freeman, stepfather of Ms. Fucheck(MS ELA)
  • For God's healing of Mr. Frank Perez, Ms. Perez's (PreK4) grandfather
  • For God's healing of Mr. Pete Perez, grandfather of Emman Perez (8th)
  • For God's healing of Michaela, aunt of Alex Stevens (7th)
  • For God's healing of Ms. Gloria Jackson, grandmother of Micah (5th) and Nyla (3K)

Upcoming Events

Pajama Day/Read-a-Thon

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 8am


Students may wear appropriate pajamas to school.

Girls and Boys Basketball Playoff Games

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 4:30pm

Colt Dome

Come out and cheer our Colts to victory!

College T-Shirt Day

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 8am


Students may wear their favorite college t-shirt day with blue jeans.

Open House for Prospective Families

Thursday, Jan. 31st, 9am


Being Heard: Lessons from the Field Parent Presentation

Thursday, Jan. 31st, 6pm

Prefontaine Hall

Progress Reports Sent Home

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Family Dine Out

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 11am

4990 Beechnut Street

Houston, TX

PSO Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 5:30pm


Diamond Jubilee Auction/Gala

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 6pm

4005 Cheena Drive

Houston, TX