THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021
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ICCS CELEBRATES READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
National Read Across America Day, the nation's largest celebration of reading, will take place on Dr. Seuss' Birthday, next Tuesday, March 2. To encourage and promote the joys and benefits of reading, ICCS will host an array of special Dr. Suess theme days and activities next week. All PK-8th Grade students are invited to join in the FUN and participate!
Check out the details below. Please contact ICCS Librarian, Mrs. Kyndel Heffer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ICCS PTO VIRTUAL AUCTION NEWS
ICCS PTO AUCTION TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 13-16
Please check the "ICCS PTO VIRTUAL AUCTION NEWS" section in the Panther Press each week for important news and exciting updates related to the big event!
DONATE AN AUCTION ITEM!
We need your help! Auction item donations are needed. Do you have a practical or unique item or service you would like to contribute to the auction? If so, please complete the auction item donation form that was sent home with students today OR click on the link below to submit your information electronically. Please complete and submit the paper OR electronic form NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24. PTO points will be awarded for any and all donations. For more information, please contact Ada O'Quain by phone at (337) 433-3497 or by email at email@example.com.
To donate an auction item, click here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RYm0eQQ8NGNhT0WT4P8JXOXw2TC35xGj1-0hhzus0gY/edit?ts=60354d3c&gxids=7628
HELP STOCK THE PTO AUCTION WINE CELLER
HAVE YOU SCANNED YOUR GROCERY STORE RECEIPTS THIS WEEK?
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR NEXT YEAR
THE VIRTUE OF PATRIOTISM
St. Louis IX
Feast Day: August 25
St. Louis IX was a great French king who combined his love of Christ and the Church with a willingness to serve his country. He protected and helped the French priests, set up shelters and hospitals for the poor and sick, and built beautiful churches for the people of France. He also gave thought to his own prayer life, spending many hours in prayer for himself and his country.
CELEBRATING LENT AS A FAMILY
- Incorporate a Family Devotional Time Into Your Daily Routine: get everyone together for 5-minutes in the morning or evening to read a daily devotion in a prayer book such as Jesus Today, by Sarah Young.
- 3-Minute Prayer Time: encourage your family members to use the time before they go to sleep or before they get out of bed in the morning to pray for three minutes.
- Make an Offering Jar: as a family, everyone can put spare change in a jar for the entire season of Lent. Let your children put the money in the offering basket at church on Easter Sunday or pick a local charity and donate the money.
- Go to Confession: go to confession as a family each week during Lent.
- Cook Meatless Meals: cook together as a family and make meatless meals more often than just on Fridays during Lent.
- Hour of Silence: on Good Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. observe an hour of silence as a family. Jesus died at 3:00 p.m. on Good Friday. Talk to your children about the importance of respecting the hour of Jesus' death.
CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS
CAFETERIA MENU UPDATE
BASKETBALL VIDEO COMING SOON
TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMBERS COMPLETE GOOGLE MEET TRAINING
As a Google Workspace for Education Plus school, ICCS teachers continued their Google Meet education this week by learning about some newly released features of Google Meet. Our faculty members are excited about using these new features to enhance both in-person and virtual learning activities. We are proud to have such dedicated teachers who are eager to constantly learn and grow in order to provide high-quality learning opportunities to our amazing students, whether in-person or virtually.
HOUMA SCHOOLS EXTEND KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY TO ICCS FACULTY
The St. Bernadette and St. Gregory teams would like everyone to know they are keeping the ICCS community in their thoughts and prayers in the months and years to come.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAMBUILDING SESSION HELD EARLIER THIS MONTH
ICCS TEACHERS AND STAFF START RECEIVING COVID VACCINE TODAY
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards recently announced that starting this week, teachers and school staff members around the state are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning today, many ICCS faculty and staff members will start the vaccination process. Many thanks to the Office of Catholic Schools and CHRISTUS Ocshner Health Southwestern Louisiana for working hard to make the vaccine available to our team in a quick and safe manner.
PRINCIPAL SEARCH UPDATE
We pray God will guide the perfect Principal candidate to ICCS to replace our current hard-working, knowledgeable and dedicated leader.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FRIED FISH DINNER SALE SET FOR TOMORROW
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING LENT
Vespers (evening prayers) will be prayed at 4:30 p.m. concluding with the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Stations of the Cross will immediately follow at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Cathedral Office at (337) 436-7251. All ICCS families and Cathedral Parishioners are invited to participate.
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.
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