Notes and News

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"May today there be peace within. 
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. 
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
 Let this presence settle into your bones,
 allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. 
It is there for each and every one of us." 

--- St. Teresa of Avila


 

News

Important Are You Ready to Have a F.U.N. Time? New

Corpus Christi would like to invite you to Families Unplugged Now (F.U.N.)! Join our school family for a chance to spend quality time with your kids, without the distractions of daily life. The event will have various activities to choose from, including board games, crafts, relay races, and singing/dancing. Wel'll even have a snack!  We're sure your family will love it!  F.U.N. will be held on Sunday of Catholic Schools Week from 3:00 - 4:30.   F.U.N. is an open house format so your family can come and go as it fits your schedule.  And, following the event, look to head over to Holy Trinity Church for there 3 day parish mission led by Deacon Keith Strohm.
  Sincerely,   The CCCS Visions, Values and Virtues Committee

Important CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: January 26-February 3 New

It's Catholic Schools Week - one of the most wonderful times of the year! We are looking forward to seeing our parents and students celebrate the Catholic education experience with a variety of activities throughout the week.  Below is more information about the week's events:
 CSW Schedule of Events for Corpus Christi

Important Service Project for CSW

 

Important Meet & Eat: CSW, Monicals and SCRIP....Plan Ahead

Sometimes nothing beats a cold winter day/night than some pizza and good company!  Our January Meet and Eat program has teamed up with Moical's Pizza to help you out!  What a wonderful way to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, too!  On Tuesday, January 29, you can visit any of the 3 of the B-N Monical's, and they will donate 20% of your bill back to CCCS!  Click HERE to download the required flyer (we'll also be sending home a hard copy with youngest children in the school).  NOTE:  Also, take advantage of ordering SCRIP and you can help the school in two ways that night!  

Important Show Your School Pride at Parish Masses for CSW

Help us kick of Catholic Schools Week in a special way.  We are looking for families to be greeters, gift bearers, and man information tables at each Mass during the weekend of January 26/27.  Please use this link below to sign up to help.  Thank you, as always, for all you do to help promote our school family and to promote Catholic education!
Share Your Pride in Catholic Schools at Parish Masses

Important Young Authors Kick-Off

Young Authors 2019 will kick off on Wednesday, January 30th th form 3:15-4:00. Students interested in participating in this wonderful program which encourages young writers and illustrators to flourish should meet in the cafeteria. Mark your calendars now for our Young Authors Awards Ceremony, 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18.

Important Shadow Day Opportunities - Be a Saint for the Day!

    What makes our Catholic School so special? Well, pass the word  — now’s the time to take advantage of a day just for prospective families. You can see first-hand how daily prayer and a faith-based, exceptional academic education can enrich each child’s learning experience.
    We welcome prospective students to shadow and "Be a Saint for a Day". Prospective students in kindergarten through eighth grade can spend the day attending academic and special classes along with lunch and recess, or are welcome to just participate for an hour or two. Parents are welcome to join in the shadow as well, or just join us for a school tour.
    To schedule a visit, please contact the school at 662-3712.

Important Financial Assistance for 2019-20

   The State of Illinois Invest In Kids scholarship program is entering its second year. This is a quick update to let you know that you can apply online for scholarships beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15. They are awarded based on need and order into the system.

    All of the information need is found on the Empower Illinois website. Scholarship-specific information is found under the "Students" tab.

    Please continue to take the time to talk to your Pastor about your particular financial situation. You should also apply for the Spalding Scholarship and other financial assistance through FACTS Grant & Aid. The deadline for those forms is April 15 to allow time for notification of an Invest In Kids scholarship.

   We will have more information available in the coming weeks as we roll out registration materials for the 2019-2020 school year.

Important Let Schwan's Help with Your Holiday Meal, and Support CCCS!

 Schwan's Cares is a wonderful and easy fundraising program for our school.  You can shop from the convenience of your home, and the truck delivers to your door!  What a wonderful way to help with your holiday meal planning as we kick off this new Schwan's campaign that has a goal of raising funds to help support the purchase of on-line subscriptions for teachers as wel as for use in classrooms..
Here are two ways to support us!
1) ORDER ONLINE:
. Visit http://www.schwans-cares.com/c/43840 and Click "Shop to Give"
2) ORDER BY PHONE: Call 1-855-870-7208 & provide Camp. ID:43840

When you order by October 15th 20% of product and 40% of eGift Card sales will go to the school. This program is nation-wide...so share our campaign code with relatives everywhere!  DON'T FORGET TO UPDATE YOUR CAMPAIGN CODE TO 43840  Thank you for all your continued support!  Questions, please contact Angie Bellas, our Schwan's Program coordinator, ambellas@gmail.com.

Important Box Tops for Education - Clip Away!

Clip the box tops from eligible products including Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Green Giant, General Mills and Betty Crocker products. To view the entire list of eligible products, visit the Box Tops 4 Education website. Each box top is worth 10¢ and our school can earn up to $20,000 per year.
There are collection boxes for the box tops located at both St. Patrick of Merna and Holy Trinity parishes, and students are welcome to turn into their classroom teacher as well. Ideally, the box tops will be cut neatly and zip-lock bagged in groups of 50, but we will gladly take them however you would like to send them! Thank you for your support of our school through this wonderful program.

Important Interested in Volunteering at CCCS?

Corpus Christi Catholic School LOVES its volunteers. 
If you would like to volunteer at our school, the following requirements must be met:
1)  Stop in office to complete two forms:
     * CANTS form
​     * S2Verify form

​2)Complete the on-line Safe Enviroment Training provided by the Diocese:
* print off the certificate of completion and drop it at the office
​     *Click HERE for details on how to reach the on-line training.

 

Important Lunchroom Volunteers Schedule and Subs

A BIG thanks to all that have already signed up to volunteer for lunch duty this year. Below is a link to our sign up, if you haven't yet had a chance to join us.  Also, please review the sign up if you need to arrange for a sub.  Thank you!
 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4ba8a6283-lunchroom

Important CCHS @ A Glance

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Monday January 21, 2019

Lunch: No School
5 BBB @ Saunemin Tourney
7/8 VB - 9.00am - 10.00am
5 VB PRAC - 10.00am - 11.00am
6 VB PRAC - 11.00am - 12.00pm
7 BBB PRAC - 3.30pm - 4.45pm
7/8 VB vs. Kingsley - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
6 BBB PRAC - 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Lunch: Pancake & Sausage wrap, Hashbrown, Orange Slices, Carrots w/ranch, Oatmeal Bar
7/8 VB PRAC - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Lion Den Meetings, K Weisiger Art Room - 6.00pm - 7.00pm
5/6 VB @ Eastview League - 6.00pm - 7.15pm
5/6 BBB vs. Tri-Valley - 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Bear Scouts-S'Obrien, Albrecht's room - 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Lunch: Chicken Fajitas, Black Beans, Chips & Salsa, Pineapple
Cheer PRAC @ Epiphany w/ CCHS - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
8 BBB PRAC - 5.00pm - 6.30pm
7 BBB Regional @ Cornerstone - 5.00pm - 6.00pm
7/8 VB PRAC - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Thursday January 24, 2019

Lunch: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Cooked Carrots, Peaches, Breadsticks
5/6 VB PRAC - 3.30pm - 4.45pm
Brownies-Ziemer (cafeteria) - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
7/8 VB vs. Heyworth - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
7 BBB Regional Final @ Cornerstone - 6.00pm - 7.00pm
5/6 BBB PRAC - 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Friday January 25, 2019

Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Corn, Mandarin Oranges, Oreo Cookies
7 BBB PRAC - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
8 BBB PRAC - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Saturday January 26, 2019

8 BBB Regional
Catholic Schools Week!
8 BBB PRAC - 7.45am - 9.15am
5/6 BBB vs. Pontiac JH - 10.00am - 12.00pm
7/8 VB PRAC - 12.15pm - 2.15pm
5/6 VB @ Eureka - 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Sunday January 27, 2019

Holy Trinity Parish Mission - 6.00pm - 9.15pm

Monday January 28, 2019

Lunch: Sloppy Joes, Tater Tots, Green Beans, Pears
8 BBB PRAC - 4.00pm - 5.15pm
7/8 VB @ Chiddix - 4.30pm - 6.30pm
5/6 VB vs. Roanoke Benson - 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Holy Trinity Parish Mission - 6.00pm - 9.15pm

Tuesday January 29, 2019

8 BBB Regional
Lunch: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Biscuit, Applesauce
Girl Scouts-K & 1 Art Room - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
7 BBB PRAC - 3.30pm - 4.45pm
5/6 VB @ Eastview League - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
7/8 VB vs. Eureka - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Parish Mission - 6.00pm - 9.15pm
6 BBB PRAC - 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Wednesday January 30, 2019

7 BBB Sectional
Lunch: Grilled Cheese, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Chips
Young Authors Kick-off Meeting - 3.15pm - 4.00pm
Freshman Girls Tourney - No Gym Available after 5pm - 4.30pm - 9.00pm

Thursday January 31, 2019

8 BBB Regional
Lunch: Zoo Chicken Nuggets, Smiley Potatoes, Peaches, Ice Cream Treat
7 BBB PRAC - 3.30pm - 4.45pm
7/8 VB @ Tri-Valley - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
5/6 BBB vs. Ridgeview - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Friday February 01, 2019

7 BBB PRAC - 3.30pm - 5.00pm
8 BBB PRAC - 5.00pm - 6.30pm
5 BBB PRAC - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Saturday February 02, 2019

7 BBB State
Groundhog Day
5/6 BBB @ Metcalf - 10.00am - 12.00pm

Monday February 04, 2019

S Ballinger, cafeteria, daisy scouts - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
7/8 VB @ Blue Ridge - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
5/6 VB @ Lexington - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Tuesday February 05, 2019

7/8 VB @ Olympia - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
5/6 VB @ Eastview League - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Bear Scouts-S'Obrien, Albrecht's room - 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Boy scouts-K Weisiger, cafeteria - 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Kindergarten Boy Scouts, M Stanko, Art Room - 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Wednesday February 06, 2019

8 BBB Sectional
GYM CLOSED - 8 BBB SECTIONAL - 6.00pm - 7.15pm

Thursday February 07, 2019

7 BBB State
Brownies-Ziemer (cafeteria) - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
5/6 VB @ Pontiac - 4.30pm - 6.30pm
7/8 VB @ Fisher - 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Saturday February 09, 2019

8 BBB State
6 VB @ Roanoke Benson Tourney
5 VB @ Dee Mack Tourney
K of C Shooting Contest - 9.00am - 11.00am
Gym Reserved - 12.00pm - 6.30pm

On behalf of the faith and education community of Corpus Christi, welcome to our website and welcome home to your school.  Please take a walk around our website, contact us and take a walk around our school.  See the difference and believe.

"Community is at the heart of all Catholic education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived . . . Your students will learn to understand and appreciate the value of community as they experience love, trust, and loyalty in your school and educational programs, and as they learn to trust all persons as brothers and sisters created by God and redeemed by Christ."
Saint Pope John Paul II


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