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Chapel's amazing student council, under the able leadership of Mr. Roman del Pozo, held a very successful drive-thru, food drive on Saturday, November 20th. Thanks to the generosity of our school families, on Monday Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry will be receiving 839 cans of food (soups, stews, fruits, meats, tuna, veggies, and more). Without a doubt this was a team effort. Student council members planned the event and announced the drive in each Zoom classroom; Mr. Ponce prepared all the boxes; Miss Kipp texted updates to inspire donations, and Mr. del Pozo, assisted by his amazing wife Iris and incredible daughters Jordan, Reagan, and Kennedy, manned the drive from 9:00 to 12:00. Mr. Ponce is coming in on his vacation to make the delivery to the food pantry. A special thank-you goes out to all who participated in this worthwhile project but especially to the Castaneda, Norword, and Reyes families for their extraordinary generosity. God bless CCS, and Happy Thanksgiving from Cathedral Chapel School.
On Thursday evening, August 13th, Back to School Night was for the first time ever Zoomed into our parents' homes. Teachers have been preparing their Google Classrooms and becoming familiar with the new resources so that next Wednesday we can WOW our students with exciting lessons. We are praying our hearts out that we can safely return to in person learning sooner rather than later. In the meantime, Chapel is commited to delivering the best online education possible. Book pick up is set for Monday, August 17th, and students are already posting summer reading presentations. We appreciate our parents and students and look forward to a year of effective, exciting, estraordinary learning. .God bless CCS!
Chapel's Covid-19 Response Task Force has been working all summer to plan for safe, effective, robust distance learning with the ultimate goal of safely reopening the school as soon as possible in accordance with State Department of Health guidelines. (Pray for 14-consecutive days of declining Covid-19 numbers.) In order to be ready for a safe reopening, we've designed a variety of flexible plans that can be adjusted to quickly respond to the course of the pandemic-keeping in mind that the safety of our CCS family comes first. Those plans include, but are not limited to, redesigning classroom configurations to allow for proper social distancing, purchasing face shields for every student, installing additional hand sanitizers throughout the facility, planning for temperature scanning and staggered drop offs and pickups, purchasing room sanitizers, as well as subscriptions to top-rated, student-friendly learning sites that will engage our students and ensure they meet Common Core Standards and our Schoolwide Student Learning Expectations. We are adding Freckle and CatholicBrain to our repetoire of amazing resources. Junior high students will be using SadlierConnect for delivery of vocabulary lessons. Teachers have been attending workshops and seminars to hone their tech skills and enable them to provide our students with the best education possible, whether at a distance, in cohorts, or all in person. We pray for a return to normalcy, but in the interim, we are prepared to work with our families to provide the absolute best education possible. God Bless our incredible Chapel family!
Sophia Reyes was given the honor of crowning the Virgin Mary at the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral on Monday morning. She then led the congregation in the praying of the Rosary. She was the epitome of grace and beauty as she accompanied Archbishop Gomez in the inspirational service. We are so proud of Sophia. God bless her and her family.
Back in the day, meaning last year and each year before this , our kinders would visit the 8th graders near the end of the year to wish them well as they closed in on their last days as Chapel students. Often the classes would share little mementos of their time together in school families. There was no way we could let that time-honored tradition be skipped due to a pandemic. On Thursday, the last day of Spirit Week, the Class of 2029 and the Class of 2020 made and decorated heartfelt cards for each other and shared them in Zoom rooms. It was sweet, funny, precious, and loving. I think I heard and saw some tears here and there. Thank you Miss Seanez and Ms. Cendejas for making this such a wonderful and memorable experience. Thank you too, Students, for creating such magic with your beautiful cards and warm words. God bless our kinder parents for making the experience work so well.
Showing their great, school spirit, our fourth graders joined their classes on Wednesday, May 15th, all dressed up as chefs. On Monday students were encouraged to attend class in their pajamas, and yesterday was color day. Each class wore a different color of the rainbow, and then some. We may be away for our campus, but we can still show our school and class spirit. God bless our students.