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Comet News - Thursday, March 21

Hello SCC Community,

This afternoon, the Senior Class will be heading to Camp Abbey in Covington for their overnight retreat. It is a tradition in our Church for a person about to enter into a new phase of his/her life to pause for earnest reflection, to look back on the lessons of the past, and to contemplate God’s plan for his/her future. Let us pray for all of our seniors, those going on the retreat and those remaining behind. May God, indeed, show them his plan for them and may they return ready to continue their hard work and finish the year strong. We' would like to thank everyone who is making this retreat possible for the Class of 2019 as they are soon being "Sent" to live out their faith in new communities and new vocations after graduation. What a special day to be a Comet!
Sincerely,
Ken Richard & Raleigh Poche
Senior Religion Teachers

MARCH
21- Golf Match at Riverlands Country Club
21- FCA Parent Meeting for Summer Camp
21-22 Senior Overnight Retreat
22- Standardized Testing Day for all students
22- Service Hours Deadline
22- Tennis Match
22- Varsity Softball Game (Home)
22- Varsity Baseball Game (Away)
23- Varsity Softball Game (Home)
23- Varsity Baseball Game (Home)
25- Tennis Match
25-Varsity Baseball Game (Home)
25- Music Ministry Rehearsal
26- Tennis Match
27- Varsity Baseball Games (Home)
28-30- The Addams Family @ St. John Theatre
28- SCRIP orders due
28- School Mass
28- Deadline to Order Grandparents' Lunches
28- Report Cards Issued
31-Last day for discounted registration fee

APRIL
2- Grandparents' Day
2- Poetry Gram orders due
3- Creative Writing Club Field Trip to NOMA
11- Tennis Match
17- Senior baby pics due for Athletic Banquet
18- Deadline for APP donations

Standardized Testing
Friday, March 22- Standardized Testing for all students 7:30 - 11:00 AM.

HOW TO PREPARE
Get your rest! A sleepy brain can struggle to make connections during testing, and sitting in a quiet room can be a real temptation for taking a nap. Instead, be sure to get good sleep the night before a test and give yourself the best chance at remaining focused!

Eat well & stay hydrated! Your body needs nutrients and energy to function well, and just like a sleepy brain can lose focus, an unfueled brain can do the same! Give your body some healthy substance in the morning so you won't be distracted by hunger or sluggishness during the test.

Consider a strategy! If you know yourself well as a student, then you should know your strengths. Going into a standardized test, it may feel overwhelming to be faced with your less favorite subjects & unfamiliar question styles. It's best to consider a strategy for whenever you meet a challenge on the test. Perhaps you'll skip the harder questions and come back to them after you've answered the others. Perhaps you'll give yourself a certain amount of time to consider a question before moving on. Whatever your approach, just remember that you can always make an educated guess. Click here for more on test-taking strategies.

Stay positive! It's important to believe in your ability and to feel confident going into a test. This will help relieve stress and worry and allows the mind to focus more clearly. Plus, you'll be happier throughout the day! Some test takers even like to think of the test as a type of game where they are betting on themselves to do well and setting goals for success. Try visualizing yourself doing well on the test and let the be the

Registration Fee
Payment Extended

The deadline for the registration fee has been extended to March 31, and starting on April 1, registration will no longer be discounted. After April 1, the full fee of $525 will apply.

Registration Reminder

Please be sure to check your email for a specific link to each child’s registration information based on the information that was given to SCC during the past registration process. Parents must click on this link to register their child for the upcoming school year at SCC.

Students received a paper packet which contained information about tuition, fees, the payment process through First Bank and Trust, course selection materials, and a schedule map to assist students in choosing courses for next year.

Spring Open House
SCC opened its doors to the public last night as the Spring Open House brought together the Catholic Schools of the region all under one roof to show the interested families of the River Parishes everything that Catholic education has to offer.

Representatives from St. Peter's Reserve, St. Joan of Arc, Ascension of Our Lord, and St. Charles Borromeo greeted families with Pre-K to 7th grade students while families with teens were able to meet teachers and administrators from SCC.

All visiting families received a tour of the school, including our renovated classrooms, gym, hallways, and the new chapel.

If you or someone you know would still like a chance to come and learn about everything SCC has to over, don't hesitate to contact the school office
at 985-652-3809.

We'd love to show you what it means to be a Comet!
Grandparents' Day Invitations & Lunch Orders
On April 2nd we will be celebrating Grandparents' Day here at SCC. Each student received a blue flyer with information about how to RSVP for grandparents, as well as how to order a lunch. If a student does not have a grandparent who is able to attend, another important matriarch or patriarch of your family may be invited.

Please return the blue forms to the school office by Thursday, March 28th regardless of whether or not the student is ordering a meal from the Starsteppers or have grandparents attending on this day. We are looking forward to this special day with our students' loved ones because we know how important grandparents are in our students' lives.

Lent Lock In 2019
Last Thursday night, SCC hosted the Lent Lock In for Comets of all grade levels. Campus Ministry provides lock ins for Advent and Lent, and students lead the retreats with talks, activities, prayers, & special seasonal reflections. Students spend the night doing spiritual activities at school and are treated to a hot breakfast in the morning before Mass!

This year's theme was Dust & Deliverance, which asked students to consider both the gravity of Ash Wednesday & the promise of Easter. Students had Adoration with live music, a scavenger hunt, student-led Stations of the Cross, and Mass celebrated with Fr. Dardis.

Campus Ministry would like to thank all the students who volunteered to plan and run the retreat, as well as all those who attended. It was a wonderful success!

Stagehands Spring Show
Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 25 during office hours (8am-2pm) and the Box Office at the theatre will open at 6:30 pm on show nights.
Tickets are $12.00.
-reserved seating only-

Honor Roll Party
Accepting Donations

The Honor Roll Party is currently accepting donations of gifts cards that can be offered to students as prizes.

The next Honor Roll Party will take place the week after report cards are issued. Please consider helping us celebrate our honor roll students with your donation. If you have any questions, contact Tricia Lowry.

See below to learn how ordering gift cards through SCRIP can save you money and help support SCC!

Share the Gift of Poetry this National Poetry Month

The Creative Writing Club is happy to offer SCC the chance to celebrate National Poetry Month this April by sending handmade poetry grams to your friends and loved ones. Get an order form from Mrs. Flynn, Mrs. Stuart, or from the magazine rack outside the office.

You can send these scrolls of poetry to anyone you’d like, and you can choose your theme, be it friendship, humor, love, or even a special message to your prom date! Each gram is $2, but you can order 3 for $5. All orders are due by the end of the school day on April 2nd.

Senior Athletes:
Call for Baby Pictures

At Athletic Banquet each year, a slideshow plays of pictures of each senior as a toddler, age 2-7, followed by a photo of them as a senior. In order to keep this tradition alive, we're requesting that you help us out by sending a toddler photo of your athlete to Mrs. Lowry. Please submit photos by Wednesday, April 17th.

Mr. Zeringue already has copies of your sons and daughters as seniors, so there is no need to send one of these.

We will take physical photos with the student's name and age written on the back, but we prefer digital files (.jpg) via email if possible. Please include the athlete's name in the subject line.

Please send to lowry.tricia@stcharlescatholic.org or zeringue.gary@stcharlescatholic.org.

If you have any questions, please email or call Tricia Lowry at 985-652-3809.

Baseball

The baseball team will travel to St. Thomas Aquinas on March 22 to play at 6 PM. Then the Comets have a stretch at home! SCC will play Saturday vs. Holy Cross at home on March 23 at 2 PM. They will play next week, as well on March 25, vs. Covenant Christian at 4 PM and a double header vs. Donaldsonville on March 27 at home with the first game beginning at 3 PM. Good luck, guys!

Softball

The softball team went 2-1 in Lutcher Tournament last weekend, beating Teurlings and Lutcher and losing to Notre Dame. This Friday the girls will play Fisher at home at 4:30 PM. Then on Saturday varsity softball will play Chapelle at 11:00 with JV to follow. Go team!


Tennis

Tennis will play at Lutcher on Friday, March 22. They'll also play on Monday, March 25 vs St. Martin’s at Green Acres and on Tuesday, March 26 at East Ascension.

Tennis will play again on April 11 vs. ED White at Belle Terre Country Club, 3 PM. The team is practicing hard as they prepare for these matches. Keep it up, team!


Track and Field
A mixture of JV/V competed @ Lutcher High School on Wednesday, March 20. The roster was able to expand to JV competitors to make their debut. Notable performances were Luke Brouwer, 3rd place in the 800 meter run & Mason Narcisse, 3rd place in shot put. Next meet will be Friday & Saturday for the Allstate Sugar Bowl @ Tad
Gormley Stadium. Go team!

Golf
Golf will compete at Riverlands Country Club on March 21. The team will be taking on Archbishop Hannan. Good luck!

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
RENATA D FORMS
RENATA D forms that were provided by St. John the Baptist Parish School Board were sent home yesterday with students. If you need to turn this form back in to the office for your child, please do so by Thursday, March 28.

FCA
There will be a mandatory meeting for FCA members interested in going to summer camp on Thursday, March 21st at 7:00PM in the Music Room. Doors open at 6:45PM. Please enter in the side door by the Music Room. This meeting is for FCA members and parents. Please bring at least one parent to the meeting.

Service Hour Deadline
The deadline to turn in Service Hours is Friday, March 22nd.

Ring Mass Date
The Ring Mass ceremony will be held at Ascension of Our Lord Church on Saturday, May 11. Details will be sent at a later date.

Creative Writing Club Field Trip:
If you are in the Creative Writing Club and are interested on going on a field trip to NOMA on April 3, please check google classroom for more information and pick up sign-up forms from the foyer, Mrs. Stuart, or Mrs. Flynn! Forms are due by March 26th!

Music Ministry
Music Ministry will meet in Room 158 on March 25 from 2:30-3:30 This is a mandatory rehearsal. If you have a question, please see Bro. Gerald.

2018 - 2019 YEARBOOK ORDER
Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com. Click on Job 362 or St. Charles Catholic High School. April 10th is the last day to purchase a book for $70. Student's name can be imprinted on the cover for an additional $10. Buy yours now!!