SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
ICCS Mission Statement:
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
REMINDER: SCHOOL MASS TOMORROW
For COVID safety purposes, two separate Masses will be held in the Gym. Social distancing protocols will be followed closely. All 1st-4th Grade classes will attend the first Mass and 5th-8th Grade will participate in the second Mass. The chairs, bleachers, and other spaces will be sanitized between Masses.
Construction continues around the ICCS campus. Here is a quick update on the progress.
Park Avenue Side of the Campus:
- The new drainage system has been installed and concrete has been poured for the pathway.
- The canopy installation over the pathway has begun.
- The new fencing installation project will be starting soon.
- Weather permitting, the Park Avenue area should be complete in the next couple of weeks.
Wilson Street Side of the Campus:
- The construction crew has broken ground on the new parking lot.
- Concrete and pavement should begin to be put down this week
- Weather permitting, the Wilson Street area will also take a few more weeks to complete.
We appreciate your continued patience and support as we work to make important improvements to our campus.
GIFT CARD DONATIONS BEING COLLECTED FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS
A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure. -Sirach 6:14-16
ICCS will begin collecting gift cards for Hurricane Ida victims in hard-hit areas starting tomorrow, September 3, through Friday, September 17. If your family would like to donate a gift card in any amount, please send the cards to school with your student. Teachers will be collecting gift cards during homeroom periods each morning. Gift card suggestions include Walmart, Target, home improvement stores, gas cards, clothing stores, and restaurant or fast food gift cards. The gift cards will be donated to a heavily damaged Catholic school community on behalf of the students, parents, and faculty members of ICCS. More details will be shared in future issues of the Panther Press.
ROOM PARENTS NEEDED
Calling all Room Parents! Now that the 2021-2022 school year is in full swing, Room Parents are needed to coordinate class parties, assist with special events throughout the year and help brainstorm and create class projects for the annual ICCS PTO Dinner Auction.
If you are interested in serving as a Room Parent this academic year, please complete the google form here, by Monday, September 13. For more information about specific duties and time commitments, please contact ICCS Room Mom Coordinator, Ada O’Quain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE COMPLETE IMPORTANT FORMS BY TOMORROW
FACTS FAMILY PORTAL LOGIN:
Choose Parent Login
Choose Family Portal
Enter the district code: ICCS-LA
Enter your username and password
(Be sure "Parent" is selected)
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
As we continue to settle into a new school year, students and parents are reminded of the following rules and guidelines.
Tennis shoes ONLY: Pre-K – 8th-grade students are required to wear only tennis shoes as specified (predominantly white, gray, or black tennis shoes). No “light-up” shoes, boots, or high tops are allowed.
Jumper/Skirt or Shorts: All regulation plaid should be slightly above the knee, not to exceed 3” from the floor on all sides when measured from a kneeling position. Black modesty shorts must always be worn under a jumper or skirt. Please note: skirt and uniform checks will be conducted soon.
Re-entering the Building After Dismissal: Due to the possibility of teachers not being available to supervise children in hallways, classrooms, locker areas, or enrichment rooms after the bell rings at 3:00 p.m., students are not allowed to re-enter the school building after dismissal to retrieve books, lunchboxes, projects, uniform pieces, etc. Please remind your student to gather all belongings and school items before leaving for the day.
Bag Lunch Guidelines: Children with bag lunches may not bring candy, soft drinks, or glass containers. All bag lunches must be free of peanut/nut products, items that may contain traces of peanut/nut products, and items that are manufactured in a facility that handles peanuts/nut products.
YEARBOOK PHOTO DAY SEPTEMBER 15
ICCS SPIRIT JERSEYS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT SOUTHERN DRIFTER
Southern Drifter, located at 3101 Ernest Street, Suite 2, is taking orders for ICCS Spirit Jerseys. The jerseys come in sizes youth small to adult 2XL. The cost is $49.50 per jersey. To place an order, click the link below. All orders MUST BE PLACED BY SEPTEMBER 11. Use code ICCS15 for a discount on ICCS outerwear, as well as the spirit jerseys. For more information, contact Southern Drifter directly by email at email@example.com or by phone at (337) 602-6668. The jerseys can be worn on spirit shirt days but MUST BE tucked into jeans or uniform bottoms.
CHECK OUT THE ICCS SPIRIT STORE FOR MORE GREAT SWAG ITEMS
A link to the ICCS Spirit Store is located on the www.iccschool.org website under the Parent Information Tab.
SURVEY FORM DUE SOON
CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS
WELCOME MRS. HALEY NEY
FOOTBALL JAMBOREE SEPTEMBER 8
The ICCS Middle School Football Team will be in action next Wednesday, September 8, at the CCAL Jamboree at St. Louis Catholic High School. The ICCS team will take on St. Margaret Catholic School at 6:10 p.m. Best of luck to our players and coaches. All ICCS students and supporters are invited to come out and cheer on the team. GO Panthers!
2021-2022 ICCS Football Team Players:
Holden Bertrand, Konner Boudreaux, Joseph Devall, Nicholas Devall, Alex McCall, Connor Abshire, Maddox Authement, Ryder Chance, William Lavergne, Remy Vincent, Brock Blessington, Reed Falcon, Andrew Foret, Finely Green, Brady Hess, Luke LaBove, Ayden LeFevre, Clayton Powell, Cash Smith, Dale Spencer, and Davis Vallette
Head Coach, Austin Pickle
Jody Lavergne, Keith Powell, Robby Hess, and Chad Bertrand
MIDDLE SCHOOL ART WORK ON DISPLAY IN LIBRARY
The UP House
By: Julian Falcon, Cate Filo, Bailee Papadimitriou, and Reagan Traylor
By: Maddox Authement, Creed Castille, and Levi McAtee
By: Kaleb Kotoch and Anna Robertson
ICCS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
September 13: ICCS 8th Grade VS. St. Margaret's @ 6:00 p.m. at OLQH
September 20: ICCS 7th Grade VS. LCA @5:00 p.m. at ICCS
September 20: ICCS 8th Grade VS. LCA @ 6:00 p.m. at ICCS
September 27: ICCS 7th Grade VS. SWLA @ 5:00 p.m. at ICCS
September 27: ICCS 8th Grade VS. SWLA @ 6:00 p.m. at ICCS
September 27: ICCS 7th Grade VS. St. Margaret's @ 7:00 p.m. at ICCS
October 4: ICCS 7th Grade VS. OLQH @ 6:00 p.m. at ICCS
October 4: ICCS 8th Grade VS. FBCA @ 7:00 p.m. at ICCS
October 11: ICCS 7th Grade VS. OLS @ 6:00 p.m. at EDS
October 12-16: CCAL Tournament at EDS (TBA)
ICCS PTO NEWS
ORDER GREENERY FOR CLIENTS OR EMPLOYEES THIS CHRISTMAS
All business bulk orders will include personalized company gift tags and free home delivery to clients or staff members living in the Lake Charles area. Nation-wide delivery is also available for out-of-town customers. All orders will arrive directly from the Pacific Northwest on November 27, just in time to decorate for the Christmas season. The items are fresh, fragrant, and will look nice in any home or office space. PTO points will be awarded to ICCS students or parents who solicit local businesses for bulk orders.
PTO AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The ICCS PTO Auction Chairs, Katie Devall and Kelly Serrano are searching for two co-chairpersons to help plan and prepare for the upcoming 2022 PTO Auction scheduled for Friday, March 25.
Volunteers are also needed to serve on the Silent Auction committee. Help is needed with the following duties and tasks:
- soliciting businesses, artists, supporters, etc. for silent auction items
- picking up auction items from local businesses and delivering them to ICCS if needed
- assist with keeping track of inventory and organizing silent auction items in the months and weeks before the auction
All volunteers will earn PTO points for their time and service. For more information, or to volunteer to serve in any of these key roles, please contact Katie Devall and Kelly Serrano by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACTS FAMILY PORTAL
Parent Portal access to student grades and assignments.www.factsmgt.com