Panther Press

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021

ICCS Mission Statement:

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

SCHOOL MASS TOMORROW MORNING

REMINDER! All PK-8th Grade students will attend the May and June Birthday Mass tomorrow morning on the ICCS Playground. Mass attire is required for all students. Boys must wear pants and girls must wear jumpers or skirts. Please send a towel to school with your child for sitting and kneeling during the Mass.


MAY CROWNING AND FLOWERS FOR MARY

Immediately following the Mass tomorrow morning, the 2020-2021 ICCS Students of the Year, Owen Schwem and Meg Austin will have the honor of crowning Mary during the May Crowning ceremony. This long-standing ICCS tradition is something students look forward to every year. Throughout the month of May, we honor our Blessed Mother in a very special and endearing way. Students are invited to bring flowers for Mary on their grade's designated day. Please see the schedule below. All 8th Grade students are asked to bring flowers for Mary tomorrow.

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FAMILIES CAN BRING FLOWERS TO MARY

ICCS families, "Grandpanthers" and alumni are invited to visit the Blessed Mother statue located near the front entrance of ICCS on weekends or after school hours throughout the month of May to bring flowers to Mary, and/or to spend quiet time in prayer as a family.


Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW

Attention Middle School students and parents! The ICCS Middle School Movie Night, sponsored by the Student Council, has been rescheduled for tomorrow night, Friday, May 7, from 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the ICCS Playground. The featured movie will be The Karate Kid. The concession stand will be open throughout the evening so bring money if you would like a snack during the movie. For more information, please contact ICCS Student Council Sponsor, Mrs. Aimee Romano by email at aromano@iccsweb.com.

THANK YOU STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Teacher Appreciation Week has been a very special and meaningful time for our faculty and staff members. Thank you for all the kind, thoughtful, DELICIOUS and heartfelt gestures and treats throughout the week. Our teachers and team members feel very appreciated and blessed to have such encouraging, giving, and loving students and families supporting them throughout the school year.
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SPRING MAILING, TUITION ACCOUNTS, & CLASS FEES

The ICCS Spring Mailing was sent via email to all families last week, please check your inbox for important end-of-the-year and beginning of next year details.

The 2021-2022 FACTS Financial accounts have been finalized, please review your account and email Melissa Mathew, mbmathew@iccsweb.com, with questions. Reminder, 2021-2022 class fees will be billed this week and will be set to draft on 6/15/2021.

YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE NEXT WEEK

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Families interested in ordering a copy of the 2020-2021 ICCS Yearbook MUST complete an online order form by FRIDAY, MAY 14. Yearbooks are $40 each. Payment will be drafted through FACTS Financial accounts at the end of May. Please click the link below to place your order.


Yearbook ads are also available. Ad sizes and pricing details are listed on the yearbook order form. For more information about yearbook orders or ads, please contact ICCS Yearbook Sponsor, Mrs. Kyndel Heffer at kheffer@iccsweb.com.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GbPpGjA_nXm0_8qsqcWNdSv2bDHdNSfJgUNHVQqgTFo/edit

ICCS STUDENTS MAKE FIRST COMMUNION

Thank you for keeping these ICCS 2nd Grade students in your thoughts and prayers as they made their First Communion last weekend at the Cathedral. Many thanks to Father Rommel, Mrs. Lori Brown, Ms. Morgan Wilder, Mrs. Rose Viau, and Deacon Fontenot for preparing these young children and their parents for this special Sacrament.
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ICCS CLOSING MASS & AWARDS PROGRAM JUNE 3

We will conclude the 2020-2021 school year with a special closing Mass and end-of-the-year awards ceremony on Thursday, June 3, starting at 9:00 a.m. on the ICCS Playground (Wilson Street side of the campus). PARENTS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE! Everyone is asked to bring a towel or blanket to sit on during the Mass and awards presentation. This will be a free dress day for students. Mass-appropriate clothing will be required.
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ICCS SUMMER CARE REGISTRATION DUE BY MAY 14

ICCS will be hosting a Summer Care program for all 2021-2022 registered students. This year's Summer Care Program Director will be Ms. Wendi Fournerat. Dates are Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 31. To register for this year's program, please use the google form below.


https://forms.gle/9VgtpDPUjxQ6AJag9


Students will need a NUT-FREE lunch and two snacks daily. Masking and social distancing requirements will be implemented in accordance with the Louisiana Department of Education mandate at the time. Fees cover all field trips. The program will feature a fun atmosphere with familiar faces, age-appropriate groupings with enriching activities, along with a caring staff.

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PANTHER PROCESSION SET FOR MAY 17

The 2021 ICCS Panther Procession will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 17. ICCS high school and college graduating alumni are invited to process down the halls of ICCS in their cap and gown as current students and faculty members celebrate their success! Our teachers and students look forward to the Panther Procession every year! Photos and videos of the procession will be posted on the ICCS Facebook page following the event. Congratulations to all of our "Class of 2021" graduating alumni!
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ICCS PTO VIRTUAL AUCTION UPDATE

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IN NEED OF A UNIQUE MOTHER'S DAY GIFT?

A limited amount of the custom-made ICCS necklaces and keychains that were sold during the PTO Virtual Auction are still available for purchase. The necklaces and keychains are available NOW and can be picked up ASAP. These beautiful necklaces make the perfect Mother's Day gift for any ICCS mom, "Grandpanther" or ICCS alumna. Necklace length, price, and quantity details are provided below.


If you are interested in buying a necklace or ICCS keychain, please contact Ada O'Quain at (337) 433-3497 or by email at asoquain@iccsweb.com. The items will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. All proceeds benefit the ICCS PTO Virtual Auction.


Ten (10) 34- inch slate gray and gold ICCS necklaces are available for $40 each.

Two (2) 18- inch rose color and gold ICCS necklaces are available for $40 each.

Twenty (20) silver ICCS keychains are also available for $10 each.

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USED UNIFORM SALE COMING SOON

Mark your calendars! Proceeds from the Used Uniform Sale benefit the ICCS Student Council.
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TIPS FOR SUBMITTING DIGITAL RECEIPTS

The video link below contains several helpful tips to consider when submitting digital receipts through the Box Tops For Education app. Please help ICCS earn free cash through the Box Tops program by scanning grocery receipts and submitting digital receipts within two weeks of purchase.


https://youtu.be/ZfUGb_3JzZg

NEW PHONE NUMBER SHARED

The Diocese of Lake Charles Office of Catholic Schools has a new phone number: (337) 433-9640, extension 400. Please make note of the change.
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CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL NEWS

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT U.S. PRESIDENTS

Mrs. Brown's 2nd Grade students researched interesting facts about several U.S. Presidents this week. The students selected the President they wanted to learn more about. Check out this video featuring some of the information they collected during their research.

PK "VIRTUE OF COURTESY" PROJECT

All ICCS PK-8th Grade students are focusing on the Virtue of Courtesy throughout the month of May. Our PK students worked in pairs today to create a drawing of what the virtue of courtesy means to them. They also practiced courtesy by using manners to agree on an idea and illustrating it together.

1ST GRADE IS "SHAPING" UP

Mrs. Koenig and Ms. Wilson's 1st Grade students have been studying two-dimensional shapes and making composite figures. The students made two-dimensional designs this week.

"BEARDY" IS BACK!

"Beardy" the bearded dragon, Mrs. Ebersole's class pet, is back on campus and settling into his classroom habitat nicely following two hurricanes and an ice storm. Our Middle School students were VERY happy to see "Beardy" this week!

FUTURE HIGH SCHOOL CHEER AND DANCE TEAM MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

A big Panther "shout out" to ICCS 8th Grade students Adele Foret and Ana Claire Leger for recently making the St. Louis Catholic High School cheerleading team and to Avery Foret, Anna O’Quain, Hillary Reeves, Juliana Navarre, Alyson Gagliano, and Kaelyn Atkins for making the SLC Sweethearts Danceline. We also extend a big Panther "Congrats" to Belle Mixon for making the Sam Houston High School Broncettes Dance Team! Way to go, girls!

CRICKETS FOR EVERYONE

Mrs. Brown and Ms. Wilder's 2nd Grade students have been studying insects for the past few weeks. The students got a surprise visit from some live crickets last week. Each child got to pick out a cricket and observe it jumping and moving around. They were able to identify the insect's body parts....then take it home!

STUDENT SHARES KNITTING PROJECT

Students in Mrs. Virginia-Kate Jessen's Middle School Knitting Enrichment Class are starting to put their new skills to work at home. For example, 6th Grade student, Gabi Barrios recently learned to knit a dog collar with a bow for her beloved pet! If your Knitting Enrichment Class student is working on creative knitting projects at home, let us know about it! Send snapshots of the knitted pieces to Kay Morgan at kmorgan@iccsweb.com so they can be shared in future issues of the Panther Press.

SPECIAL DONATION NOW ON DISPLAY

ICCS was recently gifted with a beautiful Sacred Heart of Jesus statue. Liz and Mark Descants, grandparents of Halle, Tate, Ana, and Abram Poncho, and parents of ICCS Progressions Teacher, Mrs. Lea Poncho; donated the statue to our school last week. The statue will be officially blessed tomorrow and will be permanently placed in the 2nd Floor Annex hallway for all to enjoy. We sincerely appreciate this beautiful and faith-filled donation. Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Descants!

TEACHERS NIGHT OUT

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, the ICCS faculty and staff enjoyed a fun "Teachers Night Out" Trivia night at Crying Eagle Brewing Company Tuesday evening. A great time was had by all! Special thanks to Eric Avery and the Crying Eagle Crew for accommodating our teachers and staff members!

THANK YOU P.J.'S COFFEE

Thank you to the Broussard Family and PJ's Coffee for donating coffee and pastries for ICCS faculty and staff members yesterday in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week! The "Perky Purr-culator" coffee and breakfast cart made its way to every classroom and office in the building offering hot coffee and delicious food to all teachers and team members.
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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.

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