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.

december 10, 2023


  • December 12th - Tag on Tuesday
  • December 13th - School Mass Missionary Disciple of the Month
  • December 15th - 1st Grade Play
  • December 15th - Live Nativity


  • December 19th-22nd - Jr High Mid-term Exams
  • December 19th - AR & Service Hours Due
  • December 22nd - 11:30 Dismissal
  • December 25th-January 5th - Christmas Break
  • January 8th - Back to School
  • January 8th - STM visit with 8th grade
  • January 8th-12th - Fun Dress Week
  • January 9 - STM 8th grade parent meeting

FROM THE Principal’s Desk

Dear Bluejay Family,

As we continue our journey through Advent, preparing our hearts and minds for the joyous celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior together as a school community.

Amid the festive cheer and secular celebrations accompanying the Christmas season, we strive to maintain a holy balance at St. Cecilia that honors the true reason for our joy—the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. While the glittering lights, joyful carols, and festive decorations add to the vibe, let's not forget the deeper meaning. Striving for a holy balance allows us to enjoy all the seasonal cheer while keeping our focus on the spiritual core of Christmas. By keeping Christ at the center of our celebrations, we preserve the true meaning of Christmas and ensure that our festivities become a profound expression of faith, love, and gratitude for the precious gift of salvation.

Speaking of the true reason for the season, we are excited to share that our annual First Grade Nativity Play and Live Nativity events will take place this Friday. Please be sure to read the details below. These beautiful presentations, brought to life by our talented students and dedicated staff, are cherished traditions at St. Cecilia.

Thank you for your continued support, and may this Advent season be filled with hope, peace, joy, and love for your families.

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.”

- John 1:14


Junior High Exam Schedule

Junior High Will be taking mid-term exams the week of December 18th. For the exam schedule, please click on the button below.

🌟 Re-Enrollment Season is Here! 🎄✨

Thanks to our early birds, who have already completed re-enrollment! Instructions are below for those who have not quite gotten there. 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!


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, 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!

SCS Mass

This week’s Mass is Wednesday at 8:30 and will be hosted by Mrs. Brungart’s 2nd grade. 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: Open the Eyes of My Heart
  • Offertory: Lord, I Need You
  • Communion: Good Good Father, Reckless Love
  • Recessional: Lord, I Lift Your Name on High


If you would like to join us in our morning Advent reflections, feel free to use this as a guide.

Live Nativity Practices

All stations have mandatory practice this week! Pick up is at 3:45 at the SCS chapel.

  • Stations 1 & 2: Tuesday
  • Stations 3 & 4: Wednesday

Live Nativity

We hope to see you at our annual Live Nativity which will be held in the SCS car line on December 15. We will begin at 6:00 p.m. and have two rotations. Please note that the car line will be blocked off from the back of the gym to the courtyard.

Mass Buddy Gift Exchange

Reminder that PreK, K, 7th & 8th graders will have their Mass buddy gift exchange on Thursday. Gifts should be brought to school by Tuesday! Please refer to this letter for details:

1st Grade Nativity Play

1st grade’s annual Nativity play will be in the church Friday afternoon. Students will attend the first showing at 1:00, families are invited to the second showing at 1:30. Please do not enter the church until students have exited.

Church Christmas Decorations

We need all hands on deck to decorate the church in preparation for Christmas! If your crew can help- it’s a great opportunity for service hours- come to Sacred Heart between 8:00-12:00 on Saturday, December 16.


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.


We are thrilled to announce that we have exceeded our goal for iGiveCatholic 2023. Due to your generosity, we were able to raise $17,365 towards our cafeteria expansion project. Thank you to everyone who contributed, shared our posts, and helped us exceed our goal.

Fun Dress Week is January 8th thru 12th. It will be $20 to participate again this year. It is the week that we return from Christmas break; therefore, teachers will have a list of all who registered. Participants will receive a bracelet on Monday, January 8th. The link will be sent out this week and close Sunday, January 7th at 6:00pm.

Dear Bluejay Family,

This week saw our main home game event be the 8th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Fundraiser. The event was a huge success from a school spirit standpoint. Not only did we eclipse last year’s goal, but there were smiles everywhere. The 8th grade boys took an early loss to the faculty, but in the extra game at the end of the night, gave the 8th grade girls everything they had. The girls were victors in both games they played. Special thanks to Mrs. Joyce Brou and Mindy Boudreaux for volunteering to supervise the concession stand which contributed to the success of the night.

Our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams continued their winning ways with victories this week. The 5th grade girls notched their first victory of the season despite playing with only 4 players to end the game! Our 5th and 6th grade boys are improving each week. The same can be said of our 6th and 7th grade girls.

Monday, December 4th

  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. ESA- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. ESA- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. ESA- W
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. ESA- W

Tuesday, December 5th

  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Catholic High- W
  • Girls Junior Varsity Soccer vs. Ascension- L

Thursday, December 7th

  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Ignatius- W
  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Opelousas Catholic- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Opelousas Catholic- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Opelousas Catholic- W
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Opelousas Catholic- L

Saturday, December 9th

  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. St. Pius- L
  • Girls Junior Varsity Soccer vs. ESA- W

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,

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.