THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020
ICCS Mission Statement:
ICCS WELCOMES SMCS
The ICCS Panthers officially welcomed the St. Margaret Catholic School Vikings to campus this week. SMCS 5th-8th Grade students and teachers are utilizing space on the 3rd floor for face-to-face learning until their school campus is safe to return to. This temporary option is allowing the SMCS teachers and students to experience their first full week of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year.
**ICCS and SMCS drop off and pick up times are staggered in an effort to keep traffic lines flowing smoothly.
SCHOOL MASS TOMORROW
Father Joseph Caraway and our 6th Grade students will lead the November Birthday Mass tomorrow, Friday, November 6th, at 8:30 a.m. in the ICCS Gym. The Mass will be live streamed to all classrooms.
Just a reminder, all students must wear Mass attire tomorrow. Boys wear pants and girls wear skirts/jumpers.
GREENERY SALE ENDS TOMORROW
Last call for greenery orders! Hurry before it is TOO LATE! The ICCS PTO Christmas Greenery sale ends TOMORROW, Friday, November 6th. https://sherwoodfundraiser.com/iccs.
Orders can be picked up in the ICCS Gym the weekend of November 28-29, or directly delivered to any home or business in the nation the first week of December, just in time to decorate for the holidays!
YOUNG CHRISTIAN AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Max Mixon: 5th Grade 2019-2020 Young Christian Award winner
Madelyn Elliott: 6th Grade 2019-2020 Young Christian Award winner
Addison Moreno: 7th Grade 2019-2020 Young Christian Award winner
STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS ANNOUNCED
President: Betsy Scroggs
Vice President: Carter Brinkman
Activities Vice President: Addison Moreno
Secretary: A.J. Schlang
Treasurer: Trip Tadlock
Members at Large:
DOWNLOAD BOX TOPS APP TODAY AND EARN CASH FOR ICCS
Help us earn FREE money for ICCS! Parents, "Grandpanthers" and school supporters are asked to download the Box Tops for Education app on your smart phone or device. Please make sure your Box Tops on-line profile is linked to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School account. Simply scan your grocery store receipts within a few days of purchase by using the convenient and easy-to-use app. You will be notified instantly of any Box Tops earnings. The app also allows our school community to keep track of the ICCS year-to-date Box Tops earnings and rewards.
COMMUNITY COFFEE LABELS NEEDED
The next Community Coffee Cash For Schools submission deadline is January 31, 2021. Businesses can help, too! Clip the Proof of Purchase labels on cases of your Community Coffee products and deliver or mail them to ICCS. We appreciate your support and efforts and hope to submit a large quantity of Community Coffee Cash For Schools labels in January. For more information, please contact Rebecca Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCOVER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
PARENT VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
In an effort to be more efficient during the morning drop-off period, parent volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Monday-Friday to help check temperatures of students as they arrive for school. If you are available and interested in helping out, please email Ada O'Quain at email@example.com for more details. Many thanks to Emily Abshire, Melissa Mixon, Susan Percle and Jennifer Watkins for volunteering to check temperatures this week!
EXTRA YEARBOOK COPIES AVAILABLE
The 2019-2020 ICCS Yearbooks have arrived and were distributed this week. A limited amount of extra copies are available for purchase. Extra copies are $40 each and will be billed through FACTS and sold on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, or to reserve an extra copy of the yearbook, please contact ICCS Yearbook Sponsor, Mrs. Kyndel Heffer ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU ATTACHED
MERCY MATTERS, BY ROSE VIAU, DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
“Love is Kind.” (1 Corinthians 13:4)
Love or Charity enables one to love as God Himself loves, to love God above all things and one’s neighbor as oneself.
Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on Charity. Each morning we will be saying the Act of Love prayer.
Act of Love
O my God, I love thee above all things with my whole heart and soul, because thou art all good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of thee. I forgive all who have injured me and ask pardon for all whom I have injured. Amen
The Act of Love prayer brings to mind this Gospel passage from Matthew. (MT 22:35-40)
A Scholar of the law asked Jesus,
“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”
He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."
This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
CLASSROOM & SPORTS NEWS
ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN!
Tuesday was Election Day in our country and in Mrs. Brown and Miss Wilder's 2nd Grade classrooms. The election results are in! Over the past two weeks, Our 2nd Grade students have met and visited with all the candidates running for 2nd Grade “Candy President.” On Election Day, the students cast their votes for the candidate they liked best. Students learned a lot about the voting process.
Mrs Brown’s class elected Mr. Swedish Fish over Mr. Tootsie Roll. Miss Wilder’s class elected Mr. Swedish Fish over Mr. Giant Smartie. Congratulations to the newly elected ICCS 2nd Grade class “Candy President,” Mr. Swedish Fish!
ICCS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS ENJOY MODIFIED SEASON
4TH GRADE LEADS LIVING ROSARY
RESPECT LIFE RALLY HELD LAST WEEK
SACRED RELIC DISPLAY AT CATHEDRAL
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