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 21, 2024


  • January 23rd - Deano’s Spirit Night
  • January 26th - JR High Midyear Dance 6:30pm-9:00pm/$10 Admission/Western Theme
  • January 28th-February 3rd - Catholic Schools Week


  • February 9th - Mardi Gras PBL
  • February 12th-16th - Mardi Gras Break
  • March 9th - Bluejay Bash (Fun Shoot, Cook-off, The Nest)

FROM THE Principal’s Desk

Dear Bluejay Family,

Our two-day week ended on a high note (shoutout to TEAM FAITH for hosting a great assembly on Friday) despite a chilly start. Last week did not start out at all the way we planned, but we were able to jump right back in. In frustrating times, it helps to remember that God's plan is greater than our understanding. His purpose unfolds in mysterious and beautiful ways...and in His time, not ours. Our efforts, no matter how diligent, are only a small part of this. We all need those reminders to trust in Him and be guided by faith rather than relying on our own plans and desires. In every challenge, let us find an opportunity to demonstrate the resilience that comes from placing our trust in God's unfailing love.

Grace and Peace,

Erin B. Henry


“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6



It has come to our attention that several families have outstanding lunch balances. The National School Lunch Program & School Breakfast Program under USDA direction does not allow for "charging" of meals. Please be sure that your child has sufficient funds in his/her account. Though a child will never be denied a meal, payment from the parent will be expected the next business day.

Please use the button below for links to online payments, applications for free/reduced meals, updated menus, etc. Checks also can be made out to the school's cafeteria and sent with your child to school. Please take a moment to log in to your MySchoolBucks account, check your balance, and take care of any outstanding payments.

Fun Dress Week Make-Up Days

*Only for those who had already registered and paid.

  • Monday–All Grade Levels
  • Tuesday–7th Grade


Re-Enrollment Reminders

  • ALL Registration and Perpetual Maintenance Fees will be billed to FACTS accounts by no later than January 21, 2023. . 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.

Junior High spring Dance

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

Running Club


Curriculum and Instruction

Principal’s List and Honor Roll

Congratulations to those who have worked so hard and made our Principal's List and Honor Roll. Please view our link below to see this list of honorees. You have also been awarded house points for your efforts. Way to go!

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 6th 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: “Holy Spirit”
  • Offertory: “The Father’s House”
  • Communion: “Remembrance”, “Oceans”
  • Recessional: “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”

Student Baptisms

We are SO excited that two of our students, Josie (3rd) and Huxton (1st), are going to join us in Baptism this week! Please pray for them as they make final preparations for the sacraments and that we all may approach the sacraments with the same excitement they have.

If you or your child have not been baptized, please email Cristy at We would love to talk about options!!!


Mrs. Cassidy’s Kindergarten Paraliturgy is Tuesday at 9:30 in the church. All parents and guests are asked to be seated by 9:25.

4th Grade Retreat

Please pray for our 4th graders and the 7th/8th grade Retreat Team as they go on retreat this Friday.

Catholic Schools Week

We will kick off CSW on January 28 at the 11:00 Mass. 4th grade will lead the Mass and we would love to see you there!

Annual Baby Shower for the Desormeaux Foundation hosted by SCS Campus Ministry

Be on the lookout for a flyer coming home with your child with information about our Annual Service project and how they can contribute and be a part of this beautiful experience.


Looking ahead- due to multiple school events on Fridays, our January Adoration will be MONDAY, January 22 from 8:00-2:30 in the SCS chapel. We would love for you to spend some time with Jesus and us!

Lenten Day of Reflection

Looking ahead…the Diocese is hosting a Lenten Day of Reflection on February 24. The day starts with Mass with Bishop Deshotel and then led by Sister Mary Magdalene and Sister Mary Peter. For more details and to register please visit


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


This Tuesday is Spirit Night at Deano’s. Please join us for lunch or dinner, dine-in or take-out. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Cecilia.

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. For more information, click here!

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

Dear Bluejay Family,

This week was another shortened one for SCS sports. Our sports events and games were “frozen” by Mother Nature on Monday through Thursday of this week. Our boys and girls returned to action on the hardwood on Thursday. We also honored our 8th grade soccer players just before the 8th grade basketball game. On Saturday, our Bluejays played in the postseason tournament for the soccer league. The Varsity Boys fought hard, but came up short to a very talented St. Genevieve team. The Junior Varsity Girls beat a very tough Cathedral Carmel team on a penalty kick to win the game. They then lost a heartbreaker to Fatima. Our soccer programs here are growing, and there is much to be excited about in years to come. Our younger players and coaches have come very far in a short period of time to make us all very proud. Special thanks to Coaches Clint Breaux, Corey Landry, Mike Migues, Jason Maynard, and Brittany Broussard for their dedication and time spent with the kids!

We are happy to announce that all of our basketball teams will be participating in postseason play during the week of January 29th. SCS will be hosting the 6th grade girls Division II and III combined tournament. Details will follow about the others once the brackets and sites are released. Baseball and softball registration has closed and we are in the process of getting the kids on the practice field once basketball season is over. 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
Thursday, January 18th
  • 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
  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Rayne Catholic- L
Saturday, January 20th
  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. St. Genevieve- L
  • Girls JV Soccer vs. Cathedral- W
  • Girls JV Soccer vs. Fatima- L

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

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