Bluejay Bulletin ST. CECILIA SCHOOL

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Centered in Christ and rooted in historical Catholic tradition, St. Cecilia strives to form missionary disciples and foster academic excellence in a culture of family.

February 4, 2024


  • February 6th - Tag on Tuesday
  • February 6th - PreK/Kindergarten Field Trip
  • February 7th - School Mass (Missionary Disciple of the Month)
  • February 8th - Illumin8
  • February 9th - Mardi Gras PBL
  • February 12th-16th - Mardi Gras Break


  • February 24th - SCS Cheer Clinic
  • March 9th - Bluejay Bash (Fun Shoot, Cook-off, The Nest)
  • March 12th-15th - Washington DC Trip (7th grade)
  • April 24th - Alumni Mass (Class of 2020)
  • April 26th - 8th Grade Trip
  • April 29th-May 3rd - Teacher Appreciation Week

FROM THE Principal’s Desk

Dear Bluejay Family,

Thank you for a wonderful Catholic Schools Week! This week will be our last before beginning Lent during our Mardi Gras break. This bulletin will have lots of information on the details of the week, as our PBL activity is fast approaching. Please be sure to read it carefully.

As we approach the beginning of Lent next week, there are several simple yet impactful actions you can take to engage with your children. Fostering family prayer time, discussing age-appropriate Lenten commitments with our children, exploring educational resources, engaging in local service opportunities, creating a simple Lenten calendar, and attending the Ash Wednesday Mass together are a few examples. These intentional actions help enhance the meaning of the liturgical season. May this Lent be a time of spiritual renewal and growth for each member of our St. Cecilia family.

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

-Matthew 18:20


Re-Enrollment Reminders

  • Parish Non-tithing Fees will be billed to FACTS accounts in February. If you have not contributed the minimum tithing amount of $250 (to either Sacred Heart of Jesus or St. Joseph Church) you will receive an incidental invoice in the amount of $250.

Running Club

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found area is full of outer wear, water bottles, lunch bags, etc. Please take the time to look through it for any item that may belong to your child during this week prior to our Mardi Gras break.

Safe Environment

The next Safe Environment Initial Training session will be held on Wednesday, February 28th at 12:00pm. Anyone who will be volunteering their time on our school or church campus, (coaching, chaperoning field trips, vacation bible school, nursery, etc.) MUST attend an in-person initial training. Please register through this link at your earliest convenience.

For assistance or more information, please contact Brandi Badeaux,; 337-837-6363


St. Cecilia Cheerleaders will host a clinic for girls PK-5th grade on Saturday, 2/24 from 9am-11am in the SCS Gym. Deadline to register to guarantee a t-shirt is this Wednesday, 2/7.


Curriculum and Instruction

Progress Reports

Quarter 3 Progress Reports will be released for grades 1-8 between 3:00pm-3:30pm on Friday, February 2. Please note students in grades 4-8 will also receive their progress reports via email. As we approach the middle of the quarter, please remember your AR points and service hours!

It is a great time to regroup with your child’s progress reports and Sunday meetings as we are halfway through the 3rd quarter. If you are needing resources to help your child succeed, we have many platforms directly aligned with our curriculum on the SCS main page. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or need assistance navigating the websites at home!

Mentor Monday

Students in grades 6-8 will have Mentor Monday this upcoming week. Students, please make sure to ask your mentor for help with anything you may need going into the back half of the quarter.

Mardi Gras PBL Parade Day Information

Every spring, leading up to the Mardi Gras break, our students take part in a project-based learning unit linked to a school-wide theme. Each class comes up with a driving question to research, collaborate, and construct a solution to an authentic problem. The unit is connected to content standards and takes 2-3 weeks to complete. At the end of the unit, each class celebrates with a Mardi Gras parade showcasing their theme. Please join us at our annual Mardi Gras event as we 'Parade through the Parishes!'

SCS Mass

This week’s Mass is Wednesday at 8:30 and will be hosted by 7th grade boys. There is limited seating in church, the choir loft, Narthex and PLC. You can also join us online at or the St. Cecilia Facebook page.

SCS Mass Music Playlist:

  • Processional: “Here I Am to Worship”
  • Offertory: “Build My Life”
  • Communion: “Breathe”, “10,000 Reasons”
  • Recessional: “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”


This is our last week before the season of Lent. The three pillars of the Lenten season are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. These look many different ways for people. Almsgiving can be giving more in your weekly offertory at Mass to giving of your time by serving others to giving of excess possessions. Fasting can be not eating chocolate to not gossiping to limiting time on social media. Prayer might be saying a rosary on the way to school instead of listening to the radio or making time in your day to go to the Adoration Chapel or waking up 15 minutes earlier for silent prayer time.

There are many ways to make your Lent more meaningful and reflective. We pray that in these upcoming weeks we may all commit to personal sacrifices as we prepare for the remembrance of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for us.

Encounter Night

All are invited to come hear a message of hope from UL head baseball coach Matt Deggs. Dinner will be served in the PLC at 5:30 with the talk to follow in the church at 6:00. Childcare is provided in the PLC nursery.

navig8 (8th grade boys)

Tuesday after school until 3:45. Mr. David will get you from the gym and pick up is at the Youth House.

illumin8 (8th grade girls)

Thursday at 7:00am in the Youth House

Ash Wednesday- Feb. 14

Ash Wednesday Mass times at Sacred Heart are 8:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


February’s Adoration will be Monday, February 19 from 8:00-2:30 in the school chapel. All are encouraged to come spend some face to face time with Jesus!

Lenten Mission

Mark your calendars for Sacred Heart’s Lenten Mission! Ladies Night is February 19 with Gretchen George and Guys’ Night is February 20 with Paul George. We hope to see you there!


Bluejay Bash is March 9th at the Wilderness Gun Club.

A family friendly event with a skeet shoot, cook off, and The Nest- a fun kids’ area filled with games, crafts, and an interactive DJ.

Many opportunities to support our biggest fundraiser of the year through sponsorship, shoot or cook teams, or just attending.


Mark your calendars for May 4th for Parent's Night Out at Rock n Bowl. More details to follow.

Dear Bluejay Family,

Basketball is over at St. Cecilia. Congratulations to all of our teams for competing and representing us so well all season long. The future is bright for basketball! We bid farewell to our 8th grade boys as their season came to an end on Thursday night. We will certainly miss them. They gave us TWO buzzer beaters and a runner up season to remember them this year. Thank you boys for the memories! Thanks to all of our coaches and fans for their support of basketball all season long. The season was certainly an enjoyable one. The support of our parents was nothing short of amazing. Your help made the home games run smoothly. We have a reputation for being gracious hosts to all of our guests even to the point where officials are lobbying to come to our gym to work!

Baseball and softball started practicing this week as their season kicks off when we return from Mardi Gras. We are looking to build on last year’s success. We are excited to be able to field a full complement of teams this year. The schedule will be released soon and posted to the calendar.

SCS will host its annual Cheer Clinic on Saturday, February 24th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the school gym. It is open to girls in Pre-K to 5th grade. The deadline to register and still receive a t-shirt is Wednesday, February 7th. The cost is $40. Please follow the link below to register and see the attached flier for more information. Thanks to Coaches, Taylor Serio, Holly Leger, and Ashley Sonnnier for putting this on for our kids!

Registration has not begun for these sports. This is informational so that you can plan the rest of the year. The tentative schedule for the rest of the season is as follows:

  • Swimming- March 9th to May 3rd
  • Golf- March 26th to May 9th
  • Track- April 2nd to May 10th
  • Tennis– April 4th to May 9th

In an effort to improve our athletic programs at St. Cecilia, it was felt that a comprehensive athletic handbook was needed. This handbook affects players, coaches, parents, and fans. Parent/guardian completion of this form and adherence to the rules and regulations outlined in the handbook are requirements for participation in athletic programs at St. Cecilia School. The link below will take you to the handbook. It is also on the school website for reference as well. Thank you all for your continued support of SCS Athletics.

For those that have already completed the acknowledgement form, and want to refresh themselves on the rules and regulations, please follow the link below.

We are so proud of our SCS 7/8th Grade football, 5th Grade White and 7th Grade volleyball teams' fantastic accomplishments this fall. We can now officially celebrate our championships in volleyball and football by purchasing apparel from Action Specialties. These are school approved and can be worn as part of the school uniform. There is a tab on the top horizontal bar for championship apparel. Thanks again for your support of SCS Athletics!

Thank you for your support of SCS Athletics! To keep up with the schedule for our Bluejays, please follow the link below. Admission into League games are $6 for adults and $1 for kids. SCS staff and students are admitted free.

Have a blessed day,

Scott Boudreaux

Athletic Director

St. Cecilia School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, or national or ethnic origin, in its admission policies or educational programs.