Panther Press

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020

ICCS Mission Statement:

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

MAY CROWNING AND CONSECRATION OF MARY TO TAKE PLACE TOMORROW

At ICCS, we honor our Blessed Mother Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth throughout the month of May. Normally, the ICCS Rosary Club hosts a special May Crowning presentation in the Gym with all students and faculty in attendance. This ICCS tradition will continue this year, but will be modified to accommodate social distancing guidelines.


Starting at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 1st through Sunday, May 31, we invite our students, families, faculty members and alumni to bring flowers from your yard or garden and to pray by the Mary statue in front of our school, located near the front entrance on Ryan Street. Please remember to social distance if a family is already in prayer when you arrive.


Father Rommel, Coach Alex Kjellsten, Mrs. Jarreau and Mrs. Viau will officially crown the Mary statue tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. Music Teacher, Mrs. Virginia-Kate Jessen will provide music. The presentation will be videoed and shared live on the ICCS Facebook page.

In addition to crowning Mary tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., Father Rommel will also renew the Consecration of the United States to Mary, Mother of the Church. Please join the live broadcast of the presentation on the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Facebook page (immediately following the May crowning at 8:00 a.m.). Father Rommel has provided the attached program for everyone to follow along.

PANTHER PROCESSION TO BE HELD NEXT FRIDAY

Join us as we show support for our high school and college alumni graduates at the 5th Annual ICCS Panther Procession next Friday, May 8, between 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the ICCS Park Avenue parking lot. This annual event has been changed to a social distancing style parade for health safety purposes.


Current and past students, families, faculty members and community supporters are invited to drive through the Park Avenue parking lot and congratulate over 50 former ICCS students who are graduating from high school and college in 2020. Please enter the parking lot on Park Avenue (just like normal student drop off and pick up) and exit on Ryan Street. The parade will be quick, but we hope to spread joy and encouragement to our ICCS alumni graduates.

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IMPORTANT REMINDER

Accelerated Reader independent testing and Math Facts in a Flash testing will end on Monday, May 11 at 12 noon.

BOX TOPS EARNINGS UPDATE

ICCS recently received a check for $155.70 for Box Tops earnings from November 2019 to February 2020. Please help earn money for our school by purchasing food and household products with the official Box Tops label. Use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products purchased at any store nation-wide and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online. Box Tops are worth 10¢ each.


For more information about the new Box Tops app, log on to https://www.boxtops4education.com/. It is a quick and easy way to earn money for ICCS!

CLIP COFFEE LABELS AND COLLECT COKE REWARDS

ICCS parents, Grandpanthers and faculty members are also asked to clip Community Coffee Cash for Schools labels and collect COKE rewards. These national programs are beneficial to our school. For more information, please contact the ICCS Community Partners Program Coordinator, Rebecca Roach at rebroach@hotmail.com.

VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW COMING SOON

Dear Parents and Students of ICCS,


Our annual Variety Show is always a fun way to celebrate our students. During these challenging circumstances, a Variety Show is just what we need to lift all of our spirits. This year, we are going to do something that has never been done before, a Virtual Variety Show!


Videos sent to us via email will be compiled into our virtual variety show that will be shared with our school community through Google Classrooms. The videos will not be posted on social media.


Videos should be school appropriate and should not exceed two minutes. In the absence of auditions, we reserve the right to hold back any videos that we do not deem school appropriate.


If you are a poet, singer, dancer, magician, comedian, artist, we want you to entertain us. Even tricks with your pets are allowed! Family participation is encouraged, but not necessary. The sky's the limit!


Videos must be submitted by May 5th, so start planning today. Submit all entries to vjessen@iccsweb.com.


Our hope is the virtual Variety Show will connect our Panther community, allow us to see each other even if only through videos, and help everyone smile a whole lot. Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all of your amazing videos and talent. Let’s do this Panthers!


Thank you and we look forward to a great show,



Mrs. Jessen and Mrs. Barrios

vjessen@iccsweb.com

ebarrios@iccsweb.com

SPRING PICTURE PROOFS AVAILALBE

Lifetouch is offering online proofs and ordering options for Spring pictures. Please review the attached document for more information and instructions.

SUMMER CARE FORMS DUE MAY 15

The ICCS Summer Care program is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26th and will contain two five-week sessions. **Please note that the Summer Care program will begin as scheduled only after social distancing guidelines allow for such daily gathering. Rates will be adjusted accordingly if the start date is postponed.


Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $35.00 (per participant)

REGISTRATION FORMS DUE FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

Late registration after MAY 18, 2020 is $50.00 (per participant)

Registration fees will be billed through FACTS to be paid by Friday, May 22.

Camp Times: Mondays-Fridays 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM


SESSION 1

5/26- 6/26 (5 Weeks)

One child: $525

Two children: $780

Three or more children: $945


SESSION 2

6/29 - 7/31 (5 Weeks)

One child: $525

Two children: $780

Three or more children: $945


Fees for each session will be billed through FACTS. Payment in full will be drafted the first week of each session.


To register for the 2020 ICCS Summer Care Program, please complete the google form: https://forms.gle/Hzkb51EmmvKtFbFU7

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PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

We have provided links to a variety of faith related articles and "at home" activities that ICCS students and families may find useful and beneficial during this social distancing and remote learning period. Parents are invited to check this section weekly for updates and additional information.


Religion Related Resources

The Eucharist. Even though, at this moment, we are not physically able to be present at the celebration of the Eucharist, the attached Atrium link provides ways you and your children can connect with the Mass.

https://www.cgsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/PP-The-Eucharist-Covid-19.pdf


Coordinate your own May Crowning at home. Click the link to find prayers, songs and ideas. https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2020/04/pop-up-catechesis-may-crowning-at-home/


Pope Francis has written the attached letter asking us to pray the Rosary as a family throughout the month of May. He has provided 2 prayers to Our Lady that ICCS families and faculty members can recite at the end of the Rosary. Please click the link below for more information.

http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/letters/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200425_lettera-mesedimaggio.html

CLASSROOM & SCHOOL NEWS

ACCELERATED READER NEWS

Many of our students have achieved AR Superstar status this school year. Hats off to the following kiddos for working hard to earn AR points throughout the year, and during this remote learning period.

We have two distance learning "SUPER readers" in Miss House's Kindergarten Class. Miss Sarah House would like to recognize Emerson Stout and Vita Canzano for reading above and beyond while at home. These Kindergarten students have both earned over 50 AR points so far.

Miss Sarah House would also like to give Kindergarten student, Louis Harrell a big ICCS round of applause for earning over 120 AR points this school year!

Ms. Kimberly Wilson and Mrs. Danielle Koenig would like to congratulate the following 1st Grade students on earning 100 or more AR points so far this school year!


Brennum Burleigh - 100 AR points

Isaac Broussard - 296.6 AR points

Lauren Avery - 123 AR points

Frances Cestia - 149 AR points

Louise Cestia - 108 AR points

Rooney Crawford - 131.4 AR points

Lyle Crookshank - 280.7 AR Points

CC Devall - 173.4 AR points

Lilah Devillier - 101.5 AR points

Dylan Elliot - 130.9 AR points

Everett Hankins - 133.7 AR points

James Kennedy - 268.2 AR points

Quinn Middleton - 145 AR points

Ethan Nichols - 221 AR points

Sofia Perez - 125.1 AR points

Emma Kate Stine - 114.1 AR points

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ICCS TEACHER AND STUDENTS FEATURED ON KPLC

ICCS 2nd Grade teacher, Mrs. Lori Brown and several of her students were recently featured in a KPLC news story spotlighting their love of reading and the unique way AR Superstars are recognized in their classroom. Click on the link below to view the segment.


https://www.kplctv.com/2020/04/27/iccs-teacher-lighting-up-students-lives-through-reading/?fbclid=IwAR0OqKErEX7LZjEFxQSZSAW-iH-L4CBdZFOu8Tu3KYCY0L5n77CwudY9SLM

MIDDLE SCHOOL VIDEO SHARED

A BIG thank you to ICCS Middle School Religion Teacher, Mrs. Millissa Thibodeaux for putting together a special video for her students. This look back on the 2019-2020 school year has touched the hearts of many of our Middle School parents and ICCS Facebook page fans. To view the video, click below.


https://www.facebook.com/iccschool/videos/243859086811762/

REGINA COELI PRAYER

The Regina Coeli is a Marian antiphon that dates back to the 12th century. The Regina Coeli prayer is said in place of the “Angelus” during the Easter season. Normally, our students and faculty members pause at 12 Noon everyday to pray the Regina Coeli together this time of year. We encourage students and families to carry on this tradition at home.


The Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven )

  1. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
    R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
    V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
    R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
    V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
    R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray.

O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

DIOCESAN NEWS

BISHOP BEGINS GRADUAL REOPENING OF CHURCHES

Bishop Glenn John Provost released a statement this week regarding gradually reopening area Catholic Churches, effective tomorrow, May 1st. Click on the link for the full message. A list of guidelines and stipulations is included.


http://www.lcdiocese.org/3-news/2880-bishop-begins-gradual-reopening-of-churches

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ACCESS PAST PANTHER PRESS ISSUES

Parents and students are encouraged to access past issues of the Panther Press for distance learning information, tips and tutorial videos. For convenience, past and current Panther Press issues can be found on the www.iccschool.org website.
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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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