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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020

ICCS Mission Statement:

Strengthening spirits... minds... bodies... Through the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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

The 2019-2020 5th-7th Grade Young Christian Award winners were recently announced. The following students were voted on last school year by their teachers for demonstrating Christian values and for being positive role models to their fellow students and our school community.


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

Congratulations to the newly elected 2020-2021 ICCS Student Council Officers:


President: Betsy Scroggs

Vice President: Carter Brinkman

Activities Vice President: Addison Moreno

Secretary: A.J. Schlang

Treasurer: Trip Tadlock


Members at Large:

Kaelyn Atkins

Anna Robertson

Halle Poncho

Caroline Hankins

Kaleb Katoch

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.


https://www.boxtops4education.com/referred

COMMUNITY COFFEE LABELS NEEDED

Attention Community Coffee drinkers! Please clip your Community Coffee Cash For Schools labels and send them to school with your student in a Ziploc bag between now and January. The Community Coffee Cash For Schools program is another easy way ICCS families and supporters can help earn free cash for our school.


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 rebroach@hotmail.com.

DISCOVER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Catholic Schools all over the country will celebrate National Discover Catholic Schools Week, November 8-14. The goal of this special week is to promote the spiritual and academic benefits of Catholic Education to prospective families around the nation. If you know of a local family looking for a Catholic School home for the 2021-2022 academic year, please refer them to our Director of Development, Kay Morgan at kmorgan@iccsweb.com or by phone at (337) 433-3497. Private campus tours and information packets will be offered. New Family Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will take place in February 2021.
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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 asoquain@iccsweb.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 kheffer@iccsweb.com.

ERATE SURVEY DUE TOMORROW

ICCS sends this form home every year for families to complete. ICCS receives funds based on the number of families that complete the survey. A letter and the ERATE form are included below. The ERATE form is due TOMORROW, Friday, November 6th.

UPDATED DIOCESAN SCHOOL CALENDAR

Just in case you missed it last week, the modified 2020-2021 Diocesan holiday calendar is provided below. Please carefully review the revised schedule and mark your family calendar. For more information, please call (337) 433-3497.

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!

ART CLASS COMPLETES PROJECT

Ms. Lania Vanchiere's Middle School Textile Arts Enrichment Class completed an embroidery project this week. Photos of the individual pieces are posted on the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Facebook page. Great work, students!

ICCS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS ENJOY MODIFIED SEASON

Unfortunately, the CCAL volleyball schedule was cancelled this year, but these ICCS players and coaches enjoyed a modified season. The teams held scrimmage games and worked to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. They played hard and had fun in the process. Thanks to Coach Breaux and Coach Savannah for making this happen. Go Panthers!
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4TH GRADE LEADS LIVING ROSARY

Last Friday, our 4th Grade students led our school community in the Living Rosary. This annual event is a beautiful and faith-filled ICCS tradition. Parents and loved ones can view the recorded version of the ICCS Living Rosary on the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Facebook page.


https://www.facebook.com/iccschool/videos/269379117851018

RESPECT LIFE RALLY HELD LAST WEEK

ICCS held a Respect Life Rally last Friday afternoon to celebrate the gift of life and love! Students enjoyed a variety of activities focusing on strengthening their minds, bodies and spirits. A special musical performance featuring members of the ICCS faculty took place. Ms. LeBlanc, Mrs. Jessen, Mrs. Grinton, Coach Breaux and Coach Kjellsten joined together to lead the students in the 2020-2021 theme song, "Live to Love." Kudos to Mrs. Viau and Mrs. Thibodeaux for coordinating this fun and meaningful event!

SACRED RELIC DISPLAY AT CATHEDRAL

Many ICCS families visited the sacred relic display on All Saints Day and All Souls Day in the Cathedral Ave Maria Hall. Check out this KPLC News Story highlighting the event.


https://www.kplctv.com/2020/11/02/relics-saints-sacred-items-viewed-cathedral/?fbclid=IwAR1hsjlR2PYCgL1YAE5OsFrRkgr1E9w7_Qf0mfGaRNrIv3ux54Mk5WUrksk

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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