Panther Press

THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021

ICCS Mission Statement:

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

CAFETERIA MENU CHANGE

Please note: baked fish will be served for lunch tomorrow, Friday, April 23, not baked potatoes.

SPRING PICTURES TOMORROW

All ICCS students will take Spring Pictures TOMORROW, Friday, April 23. Tomorrow will be a free dress day for PK-8th Grade students. Clothing choices should be appropriate for the school environment. The uniform code must be followed in regards to skirts and short lengths, as well as for jewelry, hair, and make-up.


Lifetouch order forms went home with students last week. The order forms allow parents to pre-order Spring picture packages. Online ordering and check payment options are available.

ICCS PTO VIRTUAL AUCTION BIG SUCCESS

The preliminary numbers are in! The ICCS PTO Auction Committee will be sharing important details and fundraising totals next week. Stayed tuned for more information and exciting news!
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THANK YOU ICCS PARENTS AND SCHOOL SUPPORTERS

There are countless parents, donors, volunteers, faculty members, school supporters, organizations, and community members to thank. So many people and groups went above and beyond to help make the 2021 ICCS PTO Virtual Auction a huge success! A BIG ICCS Panther THANK YOU to the following volunteers, helpers, and sponsors.


Katie Devall & Kelly Serrano, 2020 & 2021 PTO Auction Co-Chairs

Lauren Middleton & Megan Gregory, Auction Item Committee Chairs

PTO President Corlissa Hoffoss, Cheyenne Boudreaux, The Chenier Chefs, Kelly Hurt, Kelly Henderson, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Crying Eagle Brewing Company, The Daiquiri Shack, the ICCS "Class of 2021" students and parents, Bridgette Navarre, Ashley Atkins, Joey Jarreau, ICCS Faculty Members, Father Rommel Tolentino, Father Sam Bond, the Cathedral Office Staff, Toni Henry, Misty Washington/ Upper Echelon Creation Station, Megan Harrison, Katie Cestia, Katherine Devillier, Lindsey Crookshank, Abby Devall, Jessica Liles, Shane Foret, Wendi Fournerat, Coach Alex Kjellsten, Coach Heather Breaux, ICCS Room Moms and Class Auction Project Coordinators, "Perky" the Panther (John Parker Gregory), Meredith Ardoin, Elise Foret, Shelly Devall, Jennifer Authement, Caroline Crawford, Alison Gary, Garic Jenkins, Virginia-Kate Jessen, Carolyn Simmons, Principal Christi Jarreau, Assistant Principal Blair Tadlock, Ada O'Quain and Melissa Mathew.

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LIMITED EDITION ICCS NECKLACES STILL AVAILABLE

A limited amount of custom ICCS necklaces and keychains are available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call (337) 433-3497 or email Ada O'Quain at asoquain@iccsweb.com to reserve a necklace or keychain. Get them while you can, these special edition pieces will be gone soon!


Both items feature a replica of the ICCS Blessed Mother statue surrounded by the words "Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Pray For Us."


ICCS custom 18-inch necklace with gold and slate gray accents: $50 each

ICCS custom silver keychain: $10 each

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IMPORTANT AUCTION REMINDERS

  • There are several auction items still waiting to be picked up. If you were a confirmed winner of a Text2Bid item, please stop by ICCS soon and retrieve your item (s) from the front lobby.
  • If you have not paid your balance yet for auction items, Wine Pull, "to go" meals, and/or drinks; please send payment soon. If you wish to pay by credit card, contact Ada O'Quain at (337) 433-3497 for assistance. Or, buyers can pay by check or cash (checks made out to ICCS PTO). The Auction Team is available to accept and process payments any time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

AND THE GOLDEN TICKET WINNER IS.......

Congratulations to Lisa Zimmermann, winner of the 2021 PTO Auction Golden Ticket drawing! Lisa won free tuition for one child for the 2021-2022 school year (a $6,000 value). Lisa is the mom of Maggie (5th Grade) and Oakley (2nd Grade).


Only 100 Golden Tickets were sold. Thanks a million to all the ICCS families who purchased a chance to win this "golden" prize!

AUCTION PHOTO CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED

The rainy weather did not put a damper on the family and small group gatherings that took place last Friday in celebration of the final night of the 2021 ICCS PTO Virtual Auction. Several families sent in photos of their laid-back and festive evenings. A drawing was held among those submitting photos. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Andrea Perez! Andrea wins an ICCS PTO Auction "swag bag."

ICCS VS. GRAND LAKE SPRING FOOTBALL GAME FUN FOR ALL AGES

Special thanks to Coach Alex Kjellsten and the amazing parents and volunteers who planned and coordinated the ICCS VS. Grand Lake Spring Football game held last Saturday at Cowboy Stadium. Even though the ICCS Panthers fell short in the game, a good time was had by all, and many memories were made in the process. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the MSU Hurricane Relief Fund. Check out the ICCS Facebook Page for game day photos and videos.


Coach Alex, we appreciate your commitment to our team, coaching staff, students, families, and school community! The one and only ICCS football game of the 2020-2021 ICCS school year was AWESOME from start to finish thanks to your vision and hard work.

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THANK YOU GAME DAY SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS

Coach Alex and his crew could not put on the ICCS vs. Grand Lake Football Game at Cowboy Stadium without the help and generosity of many local sponsors, volunteers, businesses, groups, and ICCS parents. Thanks to the following people and businesses for making this ICCS community event a reality and success!


Upscale Productions

John Ieyoub

Chris Ieyoub

Cobe Fournerat

Robert Authement, PAR Group

Hoffoss Devall

Oak Grove Wealth Partners

Henderson Implement and Marine

Hunt Brothers Pizza

PJ's Coffee

Coca-Cola

Project Fit

Jake Philmon, Adsource

Kenny and Monica Devall

Cheyenne Boudreaux

Chad McGee

Chauntelle and Kendall Lejeune

Jodi Schlang

Denys O'Neal

Kelly Serrano

Kyndel Heffer, Ada O'Quain and the ICCS Cheerleaders

Brian Myers and the referee team for offering to call the game for free


Last but not least, thank you to Coach Chad Bertrand and Coach Jody Lavergne for spending countless hours and energy getting our players ready for the big game. GOOD WORK, ICCS PANTHER FOOTBALL TEAM!

MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT

The ICCS Student Council will be coordinating and sponsoring a Middle School Move "Under the Stars" Night TOMORROW NIGHT, Friday, April 23, from 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the ICCS Playground (Wilson Street side of the building). The featured movie will be The Karate Kid.


All ICCS Middle School students are invited to participate. Please bring a towel or a blanket to sit on. The Concession stand will be open so bring cash if you want to purchase food items! For more information, please contact ICCS Student Council Sponsor, Mrs. Aimee Romano at aromano@iccsweb.com.

CCAL TRACK MEET THIS WEEKEND

The ICCS Track Team will compete at the CCAL Track Meet in Iowa this Saturday. Best of luck to our Track Team members! GO PANTHERS!
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BISHOP'S HURRICANE RELIEF TUITION FUND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROVIDED

To help keep Catholic school tuition affordable for families in the Diocese of Lake Charles during these challenging times, the Bishop's Hurricane Relief Tuition Fund has been established to assist families of current students who experienced losses from Hurricanes Laura and Delta.


All applications must be submitted electronically to the Office of Catholic Schools. The application can be found below.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelmDnGPkepu-Uv3lZp7QsIHdhKCn3Oswq-odJ61Tsv3qy26g/viewform?usp=sf_link


All scholarship applicants will be asked to provide proof of registration or proof that they have applied for the 2021-2022 school year. Families can print a copy of their registration payment from their FACTS Financial account under the Notification Center - Correspondence.


For more information, or if you need assistance, please contact Melissa Mathew via email at mbmathew@iccsweb.com.

VOTE SOON FOR ICCS ADVISORY BOARD PARENT REPRESENTATIVE

UPDATE: Nominations have been accepted for a new ICCS Advisory Board parent representative. Please be on the lookout for an email to be sent out soon containing candidate bios and an electronic voting form.

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BOX TOPS LABELS NEEDED

It's time to submit all paper Box Tops for Education labels again! If you have any paper Box Tops labels at home or work, please send them to school with your child in a Ziplock bag or sealed envelope soon.


Don't forget to download the Box Tops for Education app and scan all grocery and household item receipts within two weeks of purchase. Please help earn free cash for ICCS through this National program.

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ICCS SUMMER CARE PROGRAM STILL IN NEED OF USED TOYS

The ICCS Summer Care program is still in need of gently used playtime items such as toys, playsets, books, puzzles, and games. If you would like to donate any used items, please contact Ms. Wendi Fournerat at wfournerat@iccsweb.com, or by phone at (337) 433-3497 to arrange a convenient drop off time.

PLEASE CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND SHELVES

The Lost and Found shelves located near the front lobby/staircase and Wilson Street cafeteria entrance are filled with ICCS jackets, cardigans, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, hair bows and accessories, clothing pieces, and MUCH MORE! If your child has misplaced a personal item, please have him or her check the Lost and Found shelves soon.
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CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS

STUDENTS LEARN TO KNIT

Mrs. Virginia-Kate Jessen is offering a knitting enrichment class for Middle School students this 9-weeks. Mrs. Jessen snapped a pic earlier this week of some of her 6th Grade enrichment students enjoying a quiet and relaxing afternoon of knitting.
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AR SUPERSTARS IN FULL BLOOM

A number of ICCS students have achieved AR Superstar status and are hitting big AR goals this Spring. Congratulations to all of our K-8th Grade AR Superstars on a job well done. Keep reading!

APRIL BIRTHDAY MASSES

In an effort to safely distance all students at the Cathedral, our 6th-8th Grade students celebrated the April Birthday Mass last Friday, April 16. The Middle School Birthday Mass was led by Father Sam Bond. Today, PK-5th Grade students attended a special April Birthday Mass at the Cathedral that was led by Father Brian King.


Happy Birthday to all of the students, parents, Grandpanthers, faculty members, alumni, and school supporters celebrating a Birthday in the month of April! Photos from today's Mass are posted on the ICCS Facebook page.

8TH GRADE SPENDS DAY IN DRY CREEK

Our 8th Grade students spent the day at the Dry Creek Camp yesterday. The students enjoyed an action-packed day filled with awesome team-building activities, a ropes course, individual and group reflection sessions, and prayer time. The kids enjoyed bonding and growing stronger and closer as a class and team.
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WE ARE HIRING!

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School is seeking knowledgeable, dedicated, and compassionate Elementary Teachers for the 2021-2022 academic year. For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact ICCS Principal, Christi Jarreau by email at cjarreau@iccsweb.com. If you know of a great Elementary Teacher who would make an excellent fit here at ICCS, please direct them to Mrs. Jarreau via email.

ICCS ALUMNI NEWS

GALICIA NAMED VALEDICTORIAN AT SEU

ICCS Alum, Bailey Galicia was recently named the St. Edward's University Class of 2021 Valedictorian. Bailey is an Honors student majoring in POLS with concentrations in Applied Politics and International Politics. During his time at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas he has received a certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies, participated in the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and studied abroad at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco.

DIOCESE OF LAKE CHARLES NEWS

TOGETHER IN HOLINESS MARRIAGE CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 15

The Diocese of Lake Charles will present a St. John Paul II Together in Holiness marriage enrichment conference on Saturday, May 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Camp Karol in Moss Bluff. All Catholic married and engaged couples throughout the Diocese of Lake Charles who desire to grow together in holiness and faith are invited to participate. Registration is $59 per couple or $35 per individual. Full and partial scholarships are available. For more information or to register, visit www.togetherinholiness.org or contact the Foundation Conference Coordinator, Amelia Arth, at amelia@forlifeandfamily.org or (832) 779-1070. Dynamic presentations, childcare, Mass, Adoration, and Confession will be offered throughout the day.
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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.

QUICK LINKS

FACTS FAMILY PORTAL

Parent Portal access to student grades and assignments.

www.factsmgt.com

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