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.

JANUARY 7, 2024


  • January 8th - Back to School
  • January 8th - STM 8th grade student visit
  • January 8th-12th - Fun Dress Week
  • January 9th - STM 8th grade parent meeting
  • January 10th - School Mass MDOM
  • January 12th - 11:30 Dismissal (After Care is available)
  • January 12th - Report Cards


  • January 15th - MLK, Jr Day (no school)
  • January 17th - School Mass
  • January 18th - Class Pictures
  • January 23rd - Deano’s Spirit Night

FROM THE Principal’s Desk

Dear Bluejay Family,

I hope you all had a joyful and restful holiday season. I would like to extend my personal thanks to all who remembered my family and me with cards, gifts, and prayers for Christmas. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated. As we embark on the second semester of the school year, I extend a warm welcome back to you all.

I would like to share a slight adjustment to our schedule that will take effect starting this semester. After careful consideration and in response to the valuable feedback from our Faculty Leadership Committee, we have decided to move our midday schoolwide prayer to the end of the school day. This adjustment will allow better participation across all grade levels due to varied schedules. Of course, we would like to extend the invitation to parents picking up students in the afternoon to join us for this meaningful time of prayer. Your participation will not only strengthen the bond between school and home but also contribute to the sense of unity that defines our school community.

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and spiritual development of your children. May this semester bring continued growth, learning, and moments of grace for each and every member of our school family.

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”

- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


🌟 Re-Enrollment Season is Here! 🎄✨

The simple steps to complete re-enrollment for your child are below. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Brandi Badeaux at

🌟 How to Re-Enroll: A Simple Process

  1. Log in to Family Portal
  2. Click Apply/Enroll, then Enrollment/Reenrollment from the menu on the left.
  3. Click "Click here to open Enrollment" on the screen that appears.
  4. Follow the step-by-step instructions to fill out the re-enrollment form and you're done!

**Reminders ALL Registration and Perpetual Maintenance Fees will be billed to FACTS accounts this month.**

Be on the lookout for your incidental invoices. These fees must be paid by January 31, 2024 in order to secure your child(ren)’s spot for the 24-25 school year. Parish Non-tithing Fees will be billed to FACTS accounts at the beginning of 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.

Student dress days

Dress Guidelines

Junior High spring Dance

6th-8th grade mid-year dance is on January 26th at 6:30 pm. The price of entry is $10.


Curriculum and Instruction

Junior High 2nd Annual Career Day

This Friday, January 12, our students in grades 6-8 will be partaking in our career day. Our students will have an opportunity to experience the following presenters and careers:

  • Will Potier/Kelli Guidry | Navigation Electronics, Inc
  • Taylor Terracina | Chemical Engineer
  • Skyla Taylor | Registered Nurse- NICU, ER
  • Kayla Segura | 4-H Representative
  • CJ Hammond | Sheriff Deputy with LPSD
  • Hunter Ahia | Attorney
  • Garrett McClelland | Car Repair

We are so thankful for our alumni and Bluejay families as they give their time and talents to show our students the possibilities they have as they continue their education. It plays a vital role in allowing us to continue our Career Day as a staple in ensuring our students are experiencing

January Academics and Activities

As we return to our sweet home of St. Cecilia, January through Mardi Gras break will be a time filled with many fruitful and in-depth experiences for our students. Please pay careful attention to communications from your teachers. Resetting and regrounding ourselves in our Sunday meetings will be extremely helpful to stay on track with what is needed during this month.

Quarter 2 Report Card Release

Grades K-8 will have their report cards released both through the parent portal as well as emailed to those listed as correspondence on the FACTS account (just as progress reports were).

IMPORTANT: Please note students in grades 4-8 will also get their report cards emailed to their account so they can be fully aware of their grades as we work with them to track their progress. This is how both report cards and progress reports will be released for the remainder of the year.

Grades 6-8 Make Up Testing Center

Thank you all for a VERY successful first semester with the testing center. As we move forward please note the following to continue to serve our students in this process best:

  • Use the signup sheet located in your teachers’ Google classroom to sign up so the teacher can have the test ready for you
  • Please note the teacher needs to have at least one school day to get the test to the center for the student (i.e. signing up late the night before for a morning session the following day will not be feasible)
  • Please do not pick up your child until 3:05 pm for afternoon testing. If your child finishes early they can wait with the carline riders until you arrive to get them at the carline benches. This is for their safety and security so they are not confused about where you are to pick them up and can focus on the test.
  • The testing center is in our Spanish classroom located in the gym

Please note the times for the testing center. They do not change:

  • Monday/Wednesday afternoons from 2:45-3:20 pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 7:20-7:55 am

SCS Mass

This week’s Mass is Wednesday at 8:30 and will be hosted by 8th grade girls. 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: “The Father's House”
  • Offertory: “Gratitude”
  • Communion: “Breathe”, “Holy Spirit”
  • Recessional: “How Great is Our God”

7th Grade Retreat

Tuesday, January 9 at STM from 8:00-1:30. Here are a few important details:

  • If you have not turned in the permission slip, we need that TOMORROW (Monday)!
  • Spirit or uniform shirt with uniform bottoms. 7th graders who paid for the free dress week will be allowed to have free dress next Tuesday, January 16.
  • The bus will leave St. Cecilia around 7:45. Meet in front of Sacred Heart Church on Main Street between 7:15-7:30.
  • Bring a lunch and open heart. (:

Youth Ministry (3rd-5th grades)

Tuesday, Jan. 9 until 4:00


Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 in the youth house (8th grade girls)

Pro-Life Festival

Celebrate life at Festival de la Vie in Lafayette's Parc San Souci with an ecumenical prayer walk and family fun, including games, guest speakers, and music. The event welcomes sponsors and volunteers, including adults, families, and youth groups. Contact The Office of Pro-Life Apostolate at or 337-261-5607 to get involved.


STM will be on campus Monday, January 8, 2024 1:00-2:00 to visit with our 8th grade students and again Tuesday, January 9, 2024 12:00-1:00 to visit with their families. Both will be held in the PLC to review the high school application and registration process.

Southside High School is hosting a 8th grade preview night on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 5:30-6:30.


Fun Dress Week is January 8th thru 12th. It will be $20 to participate again this year. It is this week, beginning tomorrow; therefore, teachers will have a list of all who registered. Participants will receive a bracelet on Monday, January 8th. Please register here to participate. The link will close today, Sunday, January 7th at 6:00 pm. Please check the flyer for dress guidelines. If you have any doubts on what is acceptable, probably best not to wear it.

  • Jeans must be of modest fit. No holes, tears, or shreds. (Exception: may contain frayed hem, no more than ½ inch)
  • Shoes must be closed toe.
  • Shirts must cover midriff. No halter tops. No tank tops.
  • T-shirts must not contain inappropriate content, writings, or language. Must be school appropriate.
  • Absolutely, NO political apparel allowed.
  • Shorts of proper school length. (No more than 5 inches from the floor when kneeling).
  • Sweatpants and joggers are allowed. Must be of modest fit.
  • Skirts must be proper school length. (No more than 3 inches from the floor when kneeling)
  • Leggings, Lounge pants, pajama pants are NOT allowed.
  • Wednesday, January 10th is excluded due to Mass Day.
  • Students not adhering to the guidelines will be sent to the office to call home for appropriate clothes or school uniform.
  • Students not participating must wear the regular school uniform.

Dear Bluejay Family,

I hope everyone had a blessed and restful Christmas season. Our second half of our athletic year begins this week. Basketball and soccer will be in action as we continue our registration for baseball and softball. We will conclude the year with golf, tennis, swimming and track. We look forward to finishing strong and representing SCS with pride.

Speaking of pride, our Bluejays represented on Saturday morning as the KC Council 7557 held its annual Free Throw Championship. Seven of our own will be advancing to the District and Diocesan competition with a chance to be state champions. Join me in congratulating the following Bluejays!

  • 9 year old- Caroline Tilly
  • 12 year old- Emily Owen
  • 9 year old- Jack Parvino
  • 10 year old- Tanner Froehlich
  • 11 year old- Everett Plauche
  • 12 year old- Ian Andress
  • 13 year old- Colton Comeaux

Also, the championship store is live for our volleyball and football fans to show their school spirit.

Saturday, January 6th
  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Cathedral- L
  • Girls JV Soccer vs. Catholic High- W
  • Girls JV Soccer vs. Westminster- W

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.