FROM THE Principal’s Desk
Dear Bluejay Family,
I pray you enjoyed some well-deserved peace and play with family and friends during the Thanksgiving break. I hope you experienced moments of laughter and cherished time with loved ones. As we transition back to the routine of school life, let us carry the spirit of gratitude experienced during the holiday into our daily interactions within the St. Cecilia community.
In that same spirit, I invite you to take a moment to reflect on the impact of our dedicated staff members. As we express gratitude for their tireless efforts, please consider using the link in the Curriculum section of this newsletter to nominate a staff member who has made a positive difference in your child's life. Your acknowledgment will be a source of encouragement and a testament to the strength of our school community.
What better time to begin our preparation for the Advent season? This season of hope, joy, love, and peace is also a time of anticipation and reflection as we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. We encourage you to explore meaningful ways to incorporate these themes into your family life. St. Cecilia will also be organizing special activities and reflections to mark this sacred time, and we look forward to celebrating the Advent season together as a school community.
As we move forward, let the bond of peace and gratitude be the guiding force in all we do. Let’s continue to make this school year a time of growth, learning, and shared blessings. I wish you a smooth transition back to school and look forward to the continued journey ahead.
Grace and Peace,
Erin B. Henry
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Get Ready for a SPIKE-tacular Showdown!
Get ready to witness the most epic volleyball showdown of the year as our gym transforms into the battleground for an epic clash between our dedicated faculty and our spirited 8th-graders. The Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game is happening on Wednesday, December 6th, at 6:00 P.M., and trust us, you won't want to miss this spike-tacular event!
This game is more than just a friendly match – it's a service project led by our fantastic 8th graders! These future leaders have been working tirelessly to make this event not only a showcase of talent but also a meaningful contribution to a cause close to their hearts. Stay tuned for full details coming your way next week. For now, we need your commitment to pack the stands and support our teams.
So, whether you're a die-hard volleyball fan or just looking for a night of family fun, make plans to be at the St. Cecilia gym on December 6th at 6:00 P.M. Your enthusiasm and presence will make a significant impact on this special event. Let's make this Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game a night to remember! Stay tuned for more details, and get ready to soar with the Bluejays!
Don't miss out on the action – Wednesday, December 6th, at 6:00 P.M. in the St. Cecilia gym. We can't wait to see you there, cheering on our teams and making memories together!
See you on the court!
NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS
The applications window is now open for siblings of our current students, children of our faculty & staff, and all new families who desire to join our SCS family. Visit the Admissions page on our website for more details and help us spread the word!
New families who are parishioners of St. Joseph or Sacred Heart churches and would like to complete the Parish Enrollment Verification Form to submit with your application may download it below.
Curriculum and Instruction
United Way of Acadiana Nominations
Our teachers and faculty members are more than just educators; they're champions of their students' well-being and education. Going beyond their lessons, they create a supportive space, understanding each student's unique needs. Being true faith-first mentors, offering not only academic guidance but also personal support. It's this personal touch that makes them not just educators, but lifelong influencers, fostering a love for learning that goes beyond the classroom.
Please nominate a teacher, aide, support staff, or faculty member who has made a difference in your child’s life today:
Junior High Mid-Term Study Material
Junior High students should start receiving their mid-term study guides upon their return from break. Please be on the lookout for that. Make a plan on how to prepare for Mid-term exams. Advanced planning and preparation are essential to successful outcomes. Please stay tuned to the Bluejay Bulletin and your emails for the exam schedule to be released soon.
AR Points and Service Hours
AR points and service hours will be due Tuesday, December 19 for the 2nd 9 weeks. This is just a reminder to continue to work towards your progress!
Tagged on Tuesday
As our hard-working and excited readers continue to achieve their goals, this is a reminder that the point cut-off for Tagged on Tuesday recognition is the end of the school day on Friday of the previous week. Please click the following links to be reminded of our incentives and rewards:
This week’s Mass is Wednesday at 8:30 and will be hosted by Campus Ministry. There is limited seating in the church, the choir loft, Narthex, and PLC. You can also join us online at shbroussard.org/live or the St. Cecilia Facebook page.
If you have been to a school Mass lately, or even watched via livestream, you have heard our kiddos singing the most beautiful praise and worship to our Lord. If you haven’t, you should!!! I will start including the upcoming week’s songs here so you can play them at home or in the car too.
SCS Mass Music Playlist:
- Processional: Here I Am To Worship
- Offertory: Gratitude
- Communion: Breathe, 10,000 Reasons
- Recessional: How Great is Our God
Adoration is Friday, December 1 in the SCS chapel from 8:00-2:30. All are welcome and encouraged to come spend some time with Jesus. What a great way to begin preparing your heart for His birth!
8th grade girls- Friday at 7:00 a.m. in the Youth House
SCS Mass at SHJ
5th grade will host the 11:00 Sunday Mass on December 3. All SCS students are encouraged to attend and wear their SCS uniform or shirt.
The season of Advent begins on December 3. Please be on the lookout for an email from Cristy later this week with more details!
I Give Catholic is this Tuesday, November 28th. Please consider donating to our cafeteria expansion project.
The 99th Broussard Community Fair was a great success. We are so grateful for our sponsors, attendees, and numerous volunteers that work tirelessly to make sure this event continues each year. Thank YOU. We can’t wait for next year and to celebrate 100!
Dear Bluejay Family,
I hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving break. We begin our winter season of soccer and basketball. Our Athletic Handbook has been emailed to everyone for review and reference. The Broussard Community 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run was a huge success. Once the rankings are posted to the race site, I will provide the link for everyone. Be proud of our Bluejays!
We would like to remind everyone of our policy for participating in extracurricular activities after school. As stated in the student handbook on page 51, "If a student is absent 3/7 or more of instructional time, he/she may NOT participate in after-school activities that day without special permission from administration." This includes, but is not limited to, team practices or games, club meetings, and special school events.
Championship gear and banners are being finalized. As soon as they are available for order, I will provide the details. Thank you for your support of SCS Athletics! To keep up with the schedule for our Bluejays, please follow the link below.
Have a blessed day,