Cougar Parent News 11/01

Today’s Blessing

May the God of Discernment be with you, leading you to the moment of recognition and embrace of God’s desire for you.  May you bring to that moment the authenticity of your person, openness to God’s Spirit working in you, and an awareness of the ways in which you have been gifted. May you stand with open hands before the God of Discernment who waits to bless you.
–Maxine Shonk, OP

Concession Volunteers Needed

We are in need of concessions volunteers for the rest of the fall season. Please click here to sign-up.

Smart Aid Workshop

Need assistance filling out your Smart Aid application for the 2019-2020 school year? Catholic Central and the Diocese of Grand Rapids will host a workshop on November 15 at Catholic Central, each at 6:00 PM. Preregistration is required. Click here to reserve your spot!

Discovery Day

Wondering what’s Next in your middle school child’s education? Bring them to Discovery Day at Catholic Central on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 PM where they can take tours, meet faculty and staff, and discover what Catholic Central is all about. Click here to register for Discovery Day! Discover Catholic. Discover you.

Parent Ambassadors

Have you been wondering how you can help enhance the enrollment process for future Cougar families? Opportunities include: Admissions Events, Middle School Presence, Multicultural Outreach, New Family Mentor, and Parish Presence. Email Director of Admissions, Alyssa O’Rourke, at if you would like to volunteer as a Parent Ambassador for the current school year.

Senior Service Day Video

Click Here to view a short video that CC student Jacob Ormstad ’19 made that summarizes the new 7.5 acre Kid’s Food Basket Vegetable Farm that serves the community. This giving back opportunity was part of the Senior Service Day Retreat in October.

Auction Volunteers

Get in on the fun and meet some new people as we plan CC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Click Here to see how you can get involved.

Direct Your Dollars – We are almost there!

We have gathered $100,000 worth in receipts!! $50,000 more and the school earns $1,000! Make an impact by turning in your Spartan Nash receipts to the school’s main office. Every dollar counts!

Attention Senior Parents

The FUNDRAISING fun continues for the Class of 2019 SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY (“SANP”)! 

Time to make the pies… Apple Pie orders were due on October 30.  If your senior has not turned in an order, please have him/her do so by 3 p.m. Friday, November. 2nd. We need to sell more pies to make this successful.  Thank you for your participation!   

We still need parent and senior volunteers for prep on Saturday, November 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the CC Cafeteria. Also, parent and senior volunteers are needed for pie assembly and distribution on Sunday, November 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Click Here to sign up to help.

We are now moving onto the Wreath & Poinsettia Sale.  (Forms and information were included in the fundraising packet.)  Orders with payment for the beautiful Frasier Fir Wreaths and Poinsettias are due in the office by November 20, 2018.  Pick up will be Saturday, December 1 in the CC Gym lobby from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact Lisa at or Steve at with any SANP fundraising questions.

THANK YOU for helping continue this CC tradition of providing a SAFE and FUN night for the Class of 2019!

More Reminders:

  • The SANP will feature a slideshow and we need your help to make sure we include all of our seniors!  Please submit any photos of your senior and their friends/teammates/etc. at CC events to Michelle at
  • Click Here to access information and forms throughout the year on our website.
  • If you have any general questions about the SANP or wish to volunteer to help a committee, please email  We welcome your participation!