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 3, 2023


  • December 6th - 8th Grade vs Faculty Volleyball Game
  • December 8th - SCS Mass (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)


  • December 12th - Tag on Tuesday
  • December 13th - School Mass (Missionary Disciple of the Month)
  • December 19th - AR & Service Hours are Due

FROM THE Principal’s Desk

Dear Bluejay Family,

You never cease to amaze me! Just when I thought we couldn’t top Color Run, Pageant, and Broussard Community Fair, you all showed up again for iGive Catholic! The numbers aren’t final, but we did so well that we are in the running for some final prizes. Check out the Advancement section of the bulletin for details and help spread the word before Tuesday!

I write this week’s message after returning from riding in the Broussard Christmas Parade. It was a truly fun experience, but I beg your forgiveness for any time when my throwing arm was absolutely terrrible. In the aftermath, two words immediately come to mind: glitter and joy. GLITTER, because it is everywhere (seriously, it is worse than confetti eggs); JOY, not just because of the parade, but also because Advent is beginning.

Glitter seems to find its way into every nook and cranny, reflecting and shimmering in unexpected places long after its initial contact. In much the same way, the joy inspired by the impending arrival of Christ illuminates our hearts and souls. Advent is a time to embrace the transformative power of hope and faith, allowing the light of Christ to reach unexpected places and brighten the ordinary. May the radiant joy of Jesus, much like shimmering glitter, fill our hearts and homes not just during Advent but also for a long time to come.

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

- 1 Peter 1:8-9


It is with great joy and sadness that we announce Father Casey Dugas' new appointment beginning January 1st. While we are so happy for him to move into his new role as Pastor of Saint Peter Church in Pine Prairie, we will miss him as a constant figure on our campus. His jovial personality and love of Christ blessed our days in the chapel, hallways, and sporting events. God Bless you Father, best wishes, and congratulations. We will miss you.


The Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game is happening on Wednesday, December 6th, at 6:00 P.M.!

🌟 Re-Enrollment Season is Here! 🎄✨

We're thrilled to announce the opening of Re-Enrollment Season! As we usher in the season of Advent, a time of hope, and joyful anticipation, we invite you to renew your commitment to our extraordinary school community.

Mrs. Brandi shared the following simple instructions with families on Friday, but we are here to help! If you have additional questions, please reply to her message.

🌟 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

Junior High Exam Schedules

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:

SCS Mass

This week’s Mass is FRIDAY at 8:30 and will be hosted by 6th grade boys. There is limited seating in the church, the choir loft, Narthex, and PLC. You can also join us online at or the St. Cecilia Facebook page.

This is a holy day of obligation. We will celebrate the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother Mary. We believe that Mary was pure and free from sin from the very moment of her conception. What a beautiful celebration as we prepare our hearts for Jesus’ birth!

SCS Mass Music Playlist:

  • Processional: The Father’s House
  • Offertory: Build My Life
  • Communion: Goodness of God, Oceans
  • Recessional: I Could Sing of Your Love Forever


Today is the start of our new liturgical year and the season of Advent. Please read this important letter.

Advent Reflections- Week One

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.

  • Station 1: Monday
  • Station 2: Tuesday
  • Station 3: Wednesday
  • Station 4: Thursday

Food Drive

Reminder that your donation for the food drive service project is due this Thursday! Your teacher(s) assigned items so please be sure to bring what is assigned so each class has a full donation.

If your family would like to help with the delivery process on Saturday, December 9, please sign up below.


I hope you have heard of the exciting growth happening at St. Cecilia. While we strive to maintain the atmosphere that makes St. Cecilia special, we also know that it's time to expand some of our facilities. Our next phase of growth comes in the expansion of our cafeteria. If you've walked on our campus in the last 30+ years, you've seen the cafeteria as it stands today.

All funds raised in this year's iGiveCatholic campaign are going towards this expansion. We know this campaign's goal won't get the cafeteria all the way built, but we are looking forward to exceeding our iGiveCatholic goal and applying all funds to the project.

As an added incentive, iGiveCatholic campaign has some additional cash awards for the top fundraisers. We are in the running for some of those, but need your help staying there. The campaign closes on December 5. Some of the prizes are based on the number of donors, so just know that no donation is too large or too small. As always, every dollar counts!

Thank you for your continued support of St. Cecilia School. We look forward to feeding all those Bluejays for years to come.

God Bless!

Fun Dress Week

Fun Dress Week will be January 8th-12th and $20 to participate. The link along with more information will be sent home this week.

Junior High Career Day

We will be hosting a career day for our junior high students on January 12th. If you or someone you know is a St. Cecilia alum and would like to present to our students about your occupation, please contact Sheree Prince at We are looking for 15 unique occupational presentations that morning.


Dear Bluejay Family,

Our winter sports season kicked off this week. Our soccer and basketball teams were in action. It was good to be back in the gym this week. Mother Nature intervened to end the week and decided to rain on the Saturday set of soccer games. All of our teams were competitive and even in defeat had a good time. On Monday, the 7th and 8th grade boys looked really strong in wins against Sts. Leo Seton. We look forward to sending our basketball teams on the road this week to represent us, while we host our 8th grade religion fundraiser on Wednesday.

Monday, November 27, 2023

  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Sts. Leo Seton- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Sts. Leo Seton- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Sts. Leo Seton- W
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Sts. Leo Seton- W

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. St. Pius- L
  • Girls Junior Varsity Soccer vs. Cathedral Carmel- L

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Pius- L
  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Pius- L
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Pius- L
  • 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Pius- L
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Pius- L
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. St. Pius- L

Thursday, November 30, 2023

  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Genevieve- L
  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. Genevieve- L

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.