Principal’s Weekly Update – April 5th, 2024

He has been raised. (Mark 16.6)

Update Attachments – 2024 Glenlea SCCS Fundraiser Letter : KIN KAR 2024

  • Monday was Easter Monday. There was no school.
  • On Tuesday, staff and students returned to school.  Our grades 7 & 8 students had Advisory Groups in the morning.
  • Thursday was early dismissal and a Staff Meeting.
  • Today was Popcorn Day (we raised $220.00 for the Holy Childhood Association—thank you!), as well as our grades 7 & 8 Science Fair.  Congratulations to all our students who participated.  The projects were amazing, and it was a lot of fun to see the younger students visiting the Science Fair this afternoon and learning from the older students.

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING AFTER SPRING BREAK

  • Monday is the Partial Solar Eclipse. Students will not have outdoor recess that afternoon as we have been asked by the Department of Education to keep our students inside the school between 1:00-3:00pm. Please refer to the letter sent out to all families yesterday for more detailed information.
  • On Tuesday, our grades 7 & 8 students will have Enrichment classes.
  • Gr. 8 Farewell photos and Kinder Grad photos will be held on Wednesday.
  • There is no school on Friday, April 12th as teaching staff will be attending the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Educators Conference. The sessions that day will be hosted by the Department of Education and will be based on the Manitoba Framework for Learning.
  • Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day Colour Day.  Wear blue and green.
  • School Mass is on Tuesday, April 23rd @ 10:30am.
  • Grades 5 & 6 parents are invited to a Camp Manitou Parent Meeting on Wednesday, April 24th @ 6:00pm in the main gym. 
  • Grades 6 & 7 parents are invited to a Rome Trip Information Meeting on Wednesday, April 24th @ 6:30pm in the main gym. Make plans to attend and hear more about our upcoming Rome Trip for Spring Break 2025.
  • Uniform Fitting Day for the 2024-2025 school year will be held on Thursday, April 25th. More information to follow.

Bursary applications for the 2024-2025 school year are due by May 24th.  Bursary application forms can be found on our school website.

  • There is BLINE on Monday.
  • Wednesday there is BLINE.
  • Friday, no school, and you must have registered for BASC to attend.
  • There are a few spots left in the Mother’s Day Craft.
  • Tennis is full for the K-2 group.
  • There are a few spots left in the Golf groups.

Reminder when students are entering school before 8:15 they are sent to BASC. Also, on early dismissal days, students that are not picked up are sent to BASC. There is also a BASC fee. When picking your child up from BASC after school, you must use your FOB and come in.
Thanks Kim.

Monday, May 6th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, St. Charles Catholic School presents “Junie B. Jones Jr.”. Showtimes are 1:30pm and 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10.00 each. Children 2 and under, admission is free.
Tickets can be purchased in the front office or contact Ms. Furutani.

PML forms for Private Music Lessons for the 2024-2025 school year can now be found on our school website.

The boys’ competitive basketball team had a very successful season this year.  The boys finished the regular season with an undefeated record of 8 wins and zero losses!  The boys were the highest scoring team of any of the Catholic school teams, in all divisions, scoring 516 points in 8 league games.  The boys’ season unfortunately came to an earlier ending than expected, as most of the team was sick for the week of playoffs.  The boys all had a fantastic attitude this year throughout the entire season and played very well together as a team.  Great job, boys! 
Mr. Vechina
The competitive girls’ basketball team had an amazing season, finishing their regular season in 6th overall with 4 wins and 4 losses. During the playoffs, the girls worked hard to make it to the tier 2 semi-finals at St. Paul’s High School. They played their best basketball and finished the playoffs with a 4th place finish. This group of young players consistently improved throughout the season as they gained confidence in their skills. Most importantly, the girls fully embraced the concept of basketball being a team sport and demonstrated good sportsmanship both on and off the court towards their teammates and their opponents. It has been an absolute privilege to coach this team and we hope that they will continue to play this fabulous sport for many years to come. 😊
Go Chargers!
Head Coach Gel, Technical Skills Coach Senderewich, Away Game Bench Coach Mardis
The developmental boys’ basketball team had an undefeated season this year, winning all 6 of their games. The boys worked hard to develop their skills and develop as a team. Congratulations on a fantastic season boys! 
Miss McEvoy
The developmental girls’ team had a lot of fun this season developing their basketball skills. The team enjoyed playing 6 games and showed improvement throughout the season! Great season team!
Mrs. Boughton

This year’s Golf Tournament is Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ Breezy Bend Golf Course, please mark it in your calendars! We need help from the entire St Charles community to make this a success. We need golfers, hole sponsors (tax receipt provided) and we need prize donations. Forms can be found on the school website.
If you can help or donate in anyway, please email andreasiwak@shaw.ca

Spring is here, there is still time to order! Order a variety of high-quality plants and veggies online and our school will benefit! All orders can be placed online now until April 15th. Order online and select St. Charles Catholic School from the fundraiser group list, please see detailed instructions in the enclosed letter. The plants will be delivered to St. Charles Catholic School on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Kasia at plantfundraiser@stccs.ca  Thank you for your support!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!
VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

Attention shoppers.  Late winter online shopping is full-on at FlipGive.  Online shopping and gift cards are yours to check out with our FlipGive app.  This app is accessible via iPhone or Android phones, as well as on any Windows or Apple computer. 

Please take special note of the special deal on right now from Boston Pizza (School gets 6% of sale), the Ultimate Dining Card (School gets 7%) and Earls Kitchen and Bar (School gets 10%).   

HOW-TO For New Members:

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To sign up, click here: 

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

HOW-TO For Existing Members: 

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here: 

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime:     Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca 

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     THANKS to all for your support, Online Fundraising Team 



Principal’s Weekly Update – March 22nd, 2024

Everything is possible for one who believes.  (Mark 9:23)

Update Attachments – 2024 Glenlea SCCS Fundraiser Letter :

  • We started off the week with our annual Spring Book Fair.  Thank you so very much to all our amazing volunteers, especially Nikki Robert, Mrs. Senderewich, and Ms. Jaremowich. We appreciate all of you!
  • K-2 students had their last Learn to Skate class on Monday.
  • There was a Musical Bake Sale on Monday.
  • Tuesday, our grade 7 & 8 students had Enrichment classes.
  • I attended the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday.
  • Thursday was the Staff Appreciation Luncheon.  A huge thank you to the gr. 6 classroom families for hosting this amazing luncheon!  The staff love this and always look forward to it. 😊  Your kindness and generosity are very much appreciated. We even had some leftovers for our lunch on Friday.
  • Student-led Conferences were held on Thursday evening and Friday morning.
  • Reports cards were sent home on Thursday afternoon.
  • PowerSchool is open again to parents. 
  • PML students had their noon recital on Thursday.
  • The staff participated in a professional development session with Fr. Stan Fontaine on Friday afternoon.  Fr. Stan is an Indigenous elder who has been hired by the archdiocese to work with our Catholic schools. Fr. Stan shared his story with staff and ended his session with a lovely blessing for all of us as we head into Spring Break. 
  • Spring Break officially begins now! 😊 Enjoy!

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING AFTER SPRING BREAK

  • Please remember there is no school on Monday, April 1st.  It is Easter Monday.
  • School resumes on Tuesday, April 2nd
  • Grade 7 & 8 students will have advisory groups Tuesday morning.
  • It is early dismissal on Thursday, April 4th because it is our monthly Staff Meeting.
  • Popcorn Day will be on Friday, April 5th.  The proceeds will go towards the Holy Childhood Association.
  • Our grades 7 & 8 Science Fair that was postponed from before Spring Break will be held on Friday, April 5th.  Please feel free to come by the main gym anytime from 2:00pm, until the end of the school day, to view student projects.
  • Gr. 8 Farewell photos and Kinder Grad photos will be on held on April 10th. More information to follow.
  • There is no school on Friday, April 12th as teaching staff will be attending the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Educators Conference. The sessions that day will be hosted by the Department of Education and will be based on the Manitoba Framework for Learning.
  • Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day Colour Day. 
  • School Mass is on Tuesday, April 23rd @ 10:30am.
  • Grades 5 & 6 parents are invited to a Camp Manitou Parent Meeting on Wednesday, April 24th @ 6:00pm in the main gym. 
  • Grades 6 & 7 parents are invited to a Rome Trip Information Meeting on Wednesday, April 24th @ 6:30pm in the main gym. Make plans to attend and hear more about our upcoming Rome Trip for Spring Break 2025.
  • Uniform Fitting Day for the 2020-2025 school year will be held on Thursday, April 25th. More information to follow.

Bursary applications for the 2024-2025 school year are due by May 24th.  Bursary application forms can be found on our school website.

  • Monday, April 1st No BASC.
  • BASC opens at 7 am on Tuesday, April 2nd.
  • Please submit all outstanding BASC payments when we return to school.
  • Wednesday, April 3rd is BLINE.
  • Thursday is early dismissal. BASC forms need to be submitted to attend.
  • Friday, April 12th is full day BASC.  There are some spots left for the field trip.
  • Mother and Father’s Day crafts still have spots.
  • May & June forms are available.
  • There is Tennis and Golf.

Happy Spring Break & Happy Easter
Thanks Kim.

  • Friday, April 5th is popcorn day. All proceeds go to Holy Childhood.
  • On Monday, April 22nd there is a Musical Bake Sale.
  • “Junie B. Jones Jr. “staring your St. Charles Catholic School students. Monday, May 6th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Tickets will be available in the front office or contact Ms. Furutani.

Please ensure all completed VIP hours are entered by March 25th as VIP reports will be run during Spring Break. 

If you make an error when submitting VIP hours, please contact the VIP Coordinator for assistance.  

Just a reminder if you volunteered with the skating program you can claim 1.5 hours per session.  If you are claiming more than 1.5 hours per session, please provide the reasoning in the comments for example “2 grandparents assisted”, or “helped 2 classes with skates”.  

Kaitlyn and Jessica, two of our grade 7 students, along with their Titans teammates, captured the City of Winnipeg championship for u13 AA a few days ago! They swept their best of 5 finals series 3 games to none.  Congratulations ladies!  We are proud of you!

This year’s Golf Tournament is Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ Breezy Bend Golf Course, please mark it in your calendars! We need help from the entire St Charles community to make this a success. We need golfers, hole sponsors (tax receipt provided) and we need prize donations. Forms can be found on the school website.
If you can help or donate in anyway, please email andreasiwak@shaw.ca

Spring is almost here! We are once again partnering with Glenlea Greenhouses for a spring fundraiser. Order a variety of high-quality plants and veggies online and our school will benefit! All orders can be placed online now until April 15th, and you’re encouraged to order early for best selection. The Greenhouse has indicated that this is a popular fundraiser and they do sell out of plants. Order online and select St. Charles Catholic School from the fundraiser group list.  The plants will be delivered to St. Charles Catholic School on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Kasia at plantfundraiser@stccs.ca  Thank you for your support!
Online sales are now open and will accept orders until April 15, 2024.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!
VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

Attention shoppers.  Late winter online shopping is full-on at FlipGive.  Online shopping and gift cards are yours to check out with our FlipGive app.  This app is accessible via iPhone or Android phones, as well as on any Windows or Apple computer. 

Please take special note of the special deal on right now from Boston Pizza (School gets 6% of sale), the Ultimate Dining Card (School gets 7%) and Earls Kitchen and Bar (School gets 10%).   

HOW-TO For New Members:

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To sign up, click here: 

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

HOW-TO For Existing Members: 

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here: 

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime:     Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca 

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     THANKS to all for your support, Online Fundraising Team 



Principal’s Weekly Update – March 15th, 2024

The Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you.  (2 Thess. 3:3)

Update Attachments – :

Unfortunately, this has been a unique week at SCCS. Both Reconciliation and the PAC Meeting were cancelled this past Wednesday.  Grades 7 & 8 enjoyed Pii Day on Thursday. Our Science Fair that was scheduled for today for our middle years’ students has been postponed until after Spring Break. 

This weekend, our school will undergo a deep clean/sanitization process.  For all those students, staff, and family members that are ill, I hope that you will soon feel better and be ready to return to a regular routine. I know that we are all looking forward to that. If you are going to the lab to be tested, I have been asked by Public Health to remind you that you need to complete the demographic information on the lab requisition for the affected person IN ADVANCE of presenting to the community-based lab.  The lab will turn you away if the requisition is missing the client information.  

Again, thank you for your patience, understanding, and support these past few days.

Take good care,
Tammy

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

  • Book Fair Week begins March 18th-22nd.  Come and check out our “Beach Luau” theme!
  • I am attending the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday.
  • BEACH LUAU” TOONIES FOR TUITION COLOUR DAY!!! On Thursday, March 21, our “Beach Luau” Scholastic Book Fair is joining forces with Toonies for Tuition, and we are having a “Beach Luau” Colour Day! Bring $2 to your teacher on Thursday, dress in your best beach/luau/Hawaiian/Summer gear, and help support Toonies for Tuition, ring in Spring Break, and have some fun while doing so!
  • Student-Led Conferences are on March 21st 4:00-7:30pm, and March 22nd, 9:00-11:30am. 
  • The Staff Appreciation Luncheon is on Thursday, March 21st
  • PowerSchool reopens on Thursday.
  • There is a PML Noon Recital on Thursday.
  • Reports cards go home on March 21st.
  • Friday, March 22nd is an Inservice Day.  There is no school. BASC closes at 4:00pm. Teaching staff are also participating in an afternoon PD with our Catholic Schools’ elder, Fr. Stan Fontaine.
  • Spring Break begins March 25th– April 2nd.

Thank you to all the families that participated in our Spenst Pizza Fundraiser!
Reminder that the pizza orders will be available for pickup after school on Wednesday, March 20th from 3:15-:6:00 pm. Pizzas will be boxed and still frozen, so prompt pickup and delivery will be ideal. 

  • There is no scheduled BLINE on Monday.
  • The Easter Craft is on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday is BLINE.
  • Friday, full day BASC is full. Reminder BASC closes at 4PM
  • April’s Craft and full day BASC still has some spots open.
  • Tennis and Golf forms are not posted on the website but are available in the front entrance.

If interested in summer Care, contact Ms. Furutani.
Thanks Kim.

This year’s Golf Tournament is Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ Breezy Bend Golf Course, please mark it in your calendars! We need help from the entire St Charles community to make this a success. We need golfers, hole sponsors (tax receipt provided) and we need prize donations. Forms can be found on the school website.
If you can help or donate in anyway, please email andreasiwak@shaw.ca

Spring is almost here! We are once again partnering with Glenlea Greenhouses for a spring fundraiser. Order a variety of high-quality plants and veggies online and our school will benefit! All orders can be placed online now until April 15th, and you’re encouraged to order early for best selection. The Greenhouse has indicated that this is a popular fundraiser and they do sell out of plants. Order online and select St. Charles Catholic School from the fundraiser group list.  The plants will be delivered to St. Charles Catholic School on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Kasia at plantfundraiser@stccs.ca  Thank you for your support!
Online sales are now open and will accept orders until April 15, 2024.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!
VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

Let’s fill up those boxes!  All canned items are encouraged.
Pick up is happening next week, so please drop off any last-minute donations by Tuesday at the latest.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. 😊

Attention shoppers.  Late winter online shopping is full-on at FlipGive.  Online shopping and gift cards are yours to check out with our FlipGive app.  This app is accessible via iPhone or Android phones, as well as on any Windows or Apple computer. 

Please take special note of the special deal on right now from Boston Pizza (School gets 6% of sale), the Ultimate Dining Card (School gets 7%) and Earls Kitchen and Bar (School gets 10%).   

HOW-TO For New Members:

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To sign up, click here: 

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

HOW-TO For Existing Members: 

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here: 

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime:     Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca 

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     THANKS to all for your support, Online Fundraising Team 



Principal’s Weekly Update – March 8th, 2024

The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. (Exodus 15:2)

Update Attachments – : 2024 Glenlea SCCS Letter ………. St Charles Kinsmen ………. Elite 3 Weeks

  • Our grades 7 & 8 students headed off to Winter Camp on Monday and returned home on Wednesday afternoon.  Judging by the pictures, it looked like a great time was had by all!  A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make this camp event possible, as well as Mr. Domolewski, Mrs. Mulvena, Miss Copeland, and Miss Thompson, who organized and planned for the camp experience.
  • Mrs. Prettie and I took part in an online workshop this week.  The session was on the Manitoba School Leadership Framework.
  • Congratulations to Miss Kynman and our grades 3-6 choir who placed GOLD in the Music Festival on Wednesday morning.  The students sang beautifully and were the largest choir competing that morning.  I was lucky enough to watch the performance and was a very proud Principal. Well done SCCS!
  • Term 2 officially ended on Thursday, and PowerSchool was shut down so that teachers could begin writing report cards.
  • Thursday was also early dismissal and our Staff Meeting day.
  • I attended the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Education Committee meeting on Thursday morning.  Our focus was planning for our upcoming Educator’s Conference in April.
  • Today there was no school so that teachers could begin writing report cards for the second term.

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

  • There is a Musical Bake Sale on Monday.
  • Tuesday morning is Enrichment classes for our grade 7 & 8 students.
  • Reconciliation will be held on Wednesday morning over at the church for all grades 5-8 students.
  • I will be attending my monthly Principal’s Meeting on Wednesday morning at the Archdiocese office. It was postponed from last week.
  • Grades 7 & 8 students will experience Pii Day on Thursday in their Math classes.
  • Friday we are hosting our Middle Years Science Fair for all grades 7 & 8 students in our main gym. Please feel free to come by Friday afternoon anytime after 2:00pm to take a walk through the Science Fair.
  • Book Fair Week begins March 18th-22nd.
  • Student-Led Conferences are on March 21st 4:00-7:30pm, and March 22nd, 9:00-11:30am.  Please watch for a Sign-Up Genius link coming next Tuesday.
  • Reports cards go home on March 21st.
  • Friday, March 22nd is an Inservice Day.  There is no school. BASC closes at 4:00pm.
  • Spring Break begins March 25th-April April 2nd.
  • There is BLINE on Monday.
  • There is BLINE on Wednesday.
  • There are a few spots left in the Easter craft.
  • Reminder for those who are registered for Friday, March 22nd, BASC closes at 4PM.
  • No School & No BASC on Monday, April 1st 
  • Friday, April 12th full day BASC still has some spots.
  • The last 2 crafts are Mother’s & Father’s Day crafts.
  • There are limited spots in Golf and Tennis. Forms are in the front entrance.

If interested in summer Care, contact Ms. Furutani.
Thanks Kim.

There is a Musical Bake Sale on Monday. Thank you for your support.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH WEDNESDAY PIZZA & HOT DOG FUNDRAISING LUNCHES FEB MAR APR 2024

Please click on the link above if you can volunteer to help with fundraising lunches.

This year’s Golf Tournament is Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ Breezy Bend Golf Course, please mark it in your calendars! We need help from the entire St Charles community to make this a success. We need golfers, hole sponsors (tax receipt provided) and we need prize donations. Forms can be found on the school website.
If you can help or donate in anyway, please email andreasiwak@shaw.ca

Excited for Spring? We are once again partnering with Glenlea Greenhouses for a spring fundraiser. Order a variety of high-quality plants and veggies online and our school will benefit! All orders can be placed online now until April 15th, and you’re encouraged to order early for best selection. The Greenhouse has indicated that this is a popular fundraiser and they do sell out of plants.  Please follow the directions in the enclosed letter. The plants will be delivered to St. Charles Catholic School on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Kasia at plantfundraiser@stccs.ca  Thank you for your support!
Online sales are now open and will accept orders until April 15, 2024.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!

VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024 

Let’s fill up those boxes!  All canned items are encouraged.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. 😊

Attention shoppers.  Late winter online shopping is full-on at FlipGive.  Online shopping and gift cards are yours to check out with our FlipGive app.  This app is accessible via iPhone or Android phones, as well as on any Windows or Apple computer. 

Please take special note of the special deal on right now from Boston Pizza (School gets 6% of sale), the Ultimate Dining Card (School gets 7%) and Earls Kitchen and Bar (School gets 10%).   

HOW-TO For New Members:

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To sign up, click here: 

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

HOW-TO For Existing Members: 

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here: 

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime:     Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca 

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     THANKS to all for your support, Online Fundraising Team 



Principal’s Weekly Update – March 1st, 2024

Thus says the Lord:  I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.(Isaiah 43:14, 19)

Update Attachments – : 2024 Glenlea SCCS Letter ………. Spenst Fundraiser Flyer

  • Our Middle Years students had their Enrichment classes on Tuesday morning.
  • It was Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday.  We also had an assembly. The magician/presenter was Greg Wood, and the focus of the assembly was on kindness/bullying.
  • It was Hot Dog Lunch on Wednesday for those students who ordered.
  • Today all outstanding Middle Years assignments for term 2 were due.

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

  • Our grades 7 & 8 students leave for Winter Camp on Monday until Wednesday.  They will be staying at Camp Assiniboine until Wednesday afternoon.
  • Mrs. Prettie and I will be participating in an online workshop on Tuesday entitled:  Manitoba School Leadership Framework.
  • Our grades 3-6 students will be participating in the Music Festival on Wednesday morning.  Good luck to Ms. Kynman and her choir!
  • Wednesday is Pizza Lunch for those students who have ordered.
  • Term 2 officially ends on Thursday.  PowerSchool will close that day as well so that teachers can begin working on report cards.
  • Thursday morning, I will be attending the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Education Committee virtual meeting.
  • Thursday is early dismissal at 2:30pm since it is our monthly Staff Meeting day.
  • Friday is no school as teachers will be writing report cards that day. 
  • Grades 5-8 students will participate in Reconciliation in the morning on March 13th.
  • I will be attending my monthly Principal’s Meeting on March 13th as well.
  • There is a PAC Meeting on Wednesday, March 13th @ 6:30pm in our school cafeteria.
  • Pii day is being celebrated in the grades 7 & 8 Math classes on March 14th.
  • Our annual Science Fair for grades 7 & 8 students will be held on Friday, March 15th.
  • Book Fair Week begins March 18th-22nd.
  • Student-Led Conferences are on March 21st 4:00-7:30pm, and March 22nd, 9:00-11:30am.  Please watch for a Sign-Up Genius link coming soon.
  • Reports cards go home on March 21st.
  • Friday, March 22nd is an Inservice Day.  There is no school. BASC closes at 4:00pm.
  • Spring Break begins March 25th-April April 2nd.
  • New month— please submit your BASC form.
  • There is BLINE on Monday.
  • The St. Patty’s Craft is on Tuesday.
  • BLINE is on Wednesday.
  • Early dismissal is on Thursday.
  • Friday is no school, and BASC is full.
  • Friday, March 22nd —BASC closes at 4PM.
  • April has a Mother’s Day Craft, and a Field Trip on Friday, April 12th.
  • May has a Father’s Day Craft, Golf, Tennis, and a Morning Breakfast Workshop.
  • June will have a Field Trip on Friday, June 7th.

Any student not picked up by the time we close will be charged a late fee.
Thanks Kim.

BLESSING BAGS

Thanks to your incredible generosity, we have successfully collected over $500.00 for our Blessing Bag initiative! The funds gathered helped us to purchase essential items and necessities to bring comfort and warmth to those in need. Each bag contains a pair of thermal socks, a package of wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, a water bottle, band aids, and a granola bar. This week the Mass Readers Club assembled the 100 Blessing Bags. 
A very special thank you to Revive Dental who donated toothbrushes for this worthy cause.
Once again, thank you for your incredible support. It is heartening to witness the power of our community coming together to spread kindness. 
SCCS Spiritual School Goals Committee

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH WEDNESDAY PIZZA & HOT DOG FUNDRAISING LUNCHES FEB MAR APR 2024

Please click on the link above if you can volunteer to help with fundraising lunches.

This year’s Golf Tournament is Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ Breezy Bend Golf Course, please mark it in your calendars! We need help from the entire St Charles community to make this a success. We need golfers, hole sponsors (tax receipt provided) and we need prize donations. Forms can be found on the school website.

If you can help or donate in anyway, please email andreasiwak@shaw.ca

Excited for Spring? We are once again partnering with Glenlea Greenhouses for a spring fundraiser. Order a variety of high-quality plants and veggies online and our school will benefit! All orders can be placed online now until April 15th, and you’re encouraged to order early for best selection. The Greenhouse has indicated that this is a popular fundraiser and they do sell out of plants.  Please follow the directions in the enclosed letter. The plants will be delivered to St. Charles Catholic School on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Kasia at plantfundraiser@stccs.ca  Thank you for your support!

Online sales are now open and will accept orders until April 15, 2024.

Only one more week to collect your Spenst Pizza Fundraiser orders!!! Please support SCCS by collecting pizza orders from family and friends. Order Forms were sent home with your child last Friday.  All orders and payment will need to be submitted to the MunchaLunch website, no later than March 7th please. Delivery date will be March 20th. You can click on the link to access the MunchaLunch login https://www.munchalunch.com once you have collected all your orders.
If you have questions, you can contact the coordinators:
Michelle Lightfoot via text at 204-791-8200
email: michellelightfoot23@gmail.com
Amber Hemminger via text at 204-898-4299
email: aheminger@gmail.com 

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!
VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

Let’s fill up those boxes!  All canned items are encouraged.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. 😊

Attention shoppers.  Late winter online shopping is full-on at FlipGive.  Online shopping and gift cards are yours to check out with our FlipGive app.  This app is accessible via iPhone or Android phones, as well as on any Windows or Apple computer. 

Please take special note of the special deal on right now from Boston Pizza (School gets 6% of sale), the Ultimate Dining Card (School gets 7%) and Earls Kitchen and Bar (School gets 10%).   

HOW-TO For New Members:

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To sign up, click here: 

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

HOW-TO For Existing Members: 

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here: 

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime:     Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca 

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     THANKS to all for your support, Online Fundraising Team 

Register online until March 31st
(9-18 years old)

https://www.rampregistrations.com/public/participantreg?v3=d571059b

For subsidy information please contact Todd at: sturgeonheightssoccer@hotmail.com



Principal’s Weekly Update – February 9th, 2024

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.(Isaiah 40:31)

Update Attachments – : 2024 Glenlea SCCS Letter

Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Tuesday, February 13th from 7:00am-8:30am.  Please join us!  All are welcome, parents, students, grandparents, everyone. 😊 We’d love to see you there! (I hear the pancakes are going to be amazing!)

*If you are a KF or KL parent, please drop off all donations for the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast at the school on Monday, February 12th.

Grades 7 & 8 Moms:  Last call for volunteering for Winter Camp from March 4th-6th.  We are still in need of moms who have both their Child Abuse Registry Check & Criminal Record Check completed.  Please reach out to me if you can help even if it is only for 1 night.  Thank you.
*Don’t forget to send in your re-registrations as soon as possible.  The deadline is Friday, February 23rd at 6:00pm. 

  • Our grades 7 & 8 students began the week with exams. 
  • It was also Learn to Skate on Monday for our K-2 students.
  • On Wednesday morning, I attended my monthly Principal’s Meeting at the Archdiocese office.
  • The gr. 4 class had a WISE Kid-Netic presentation on Thursday morning.
  • Thursday was the last day of exams for grades 7 & 8 students.
  • Today was the annual grade 7 & 8 Ski Trip to Holiday Mountain.

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

  • Monday we kick-off Catholic Schools Week!  We will have an assembly that afternoon.
  • Monday is also Learn to Skate for our K-2 students.
  • Tuesday is our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast hosted by our KF and KL families.  The breakfast goes from 7:00-8:30am in the school cafeteria.
  • On Tuesday afternoon, our K-2 students will be going bowling.
  • Wednesday morning is our next Roots of Empathy family visit with Mrs. Gregorchuk and little Thomas.
  • Wednesday we have our Ash Wednesday School Mass over at the church at 10:30am.  Fr. Sarce will celebrate Mass with us.
  • Wednesday is also Red, White, & Pink Colour Day.
  • On Thursday, it is our annual K-2 100 Day.
  • Our grades 3 & 4 students will be heading to the Manitoba Museum on Thursday.
  • Our grades 5 & 6 students will be doing a STEM activity in the morning on Thursday, and in the afternoon will head out to go bowling.
  • Our grades 7 & 8 students will also be going bowling Thursday afternoon, along with lazer tag.
  • Friday is an Inservice Day.  There is no school.  Teaching staff will be participating in our annual Catholic Schools Day Professional Development Day at St. Mary’s Academy.
  • There’s no school on February 19th as it is Louis Riel Day.
  • February 22nd will be “Character Dress up Day.”  Students and staff are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character.
  • Grades 3-8 will be going to the Festival Du Voyageur on February 23rd.
  • All re-registrations are due on February 23rd
  • Pink Shirt Day is coming on February 28th.  We will be having a special assembly that day. More details to follow.
  • February 29th will be a “Flash Reading Mob” at SCCS.

William, one of our grade 5 students, has an exciting weekend ahead!
He qualified for the Manitoba Junior Provincials Swim Meet and is swimming in Brandon this weekend in nine events!!
Best of luck, William! 

St. Charles Catholic School is very lucky!  Through an anonymous donor, we have been able to purchase 60 new sports jerseys for our volleyball and basketball teams!  This is very exciting!  We are extremely grateful for their kindness and generosity. Thank you.

  • There is BLINE on Monday.
  • Tuesday is the Valentine Craft.
  • Friday, no school.  All day BASC full.

If you have any questions about BASC please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks Kim.

We are having some issues with older students bringing perfume and scented hairspray to school.  Many of our students, and some of our staff, have allergies to these products.

Please do not send these products to school going forward. 

Teachers will also be having a conversation with students regarding this matter.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!

VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

Thanks to your incredible generosity, we have successfully collected $510.00 for our Blessing Bag initiative! The funds gathered will now be utilized to assemble Blessing Bags over the next couple of weeks at the school. These thoughtfully prepared bags will be filled with essential items and necessities to bring comfort and warmth to those in need. We plan to deliver these Blessing Bags to Siloam Mission later this month. Once again, thank you for your incredible support. It is heartening to witness the power of our community coming together to spread kindness. We will keep you updated on the progress of the Blessing Bag initiative and look forward to sharing the impact we make together. 
SCCS Spiritual School Goals Committee

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!

VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

“Our Annual Golf Tournament is just around the corner; We require an additional team member to coordinate prizes.  If you are interested in taking on this role, please email fundraising@stcsc.ca

ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN – FLIPGIVE APP 

Hello again friends and family of St. Charles School.  Come and check out the latest Valentine’s Day and February sales at FlipGive.  Gift cards and online shopping are yours to explore with our FlipGive app.  This is accessible via iPhone or Android phones, as well as off of any Windows or Apple computer. 

The Body Shop, Under Armour, Foot Locker, The Shoe Company, Ardene, Canadian Tire, Sephora, Crocks, Marks, Walmart, Safeway, Winners, Old Navy, Gap, Boston Pizza, Tim Hortons, Applebee’s, Starbucks, Indigo, Door Dash are all waiting for you to check out.

Also don’t forget:  for electronics gifts checkout Roblox, Sony, Kobo, XBox, HP, and Best Buy.    Get a gift for yourself or for your friends, family, or favourite teacher and help raise funds without all the hassle of having to go in-person. 

HOW-TO For New Members:

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To sign up, click here: 

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

HOW-TO For Existing Members: 

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here: 

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime:     Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca 

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     Happy Shopping from Your Online Fundraising Team 



Principal’s Weekly Update – February 2nd, 2024

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  (Josh 1:9)

Update Attachments – : School Mini Warriors Flyer

The SCCS Board of Directors is preparing for the 2024 planning session and would like to include the thoughts and vision of the parents.  A questionnaire has been prepared for your completion.  Your responses are anonymous, and your input is greatly appreciated and valued.   Please take a few moments to complete the questionnaire. We would like responses submitted by February 5th.  

Sincerely,
The Board Planning Committee

https://forms.gle/HULmXyvY3CHyY58P9

Please double check your MunchaLunch account for Ash Wednesday (Feb 14) as existing hot dog and Booster Juice orders have been cancelled and credited to your account.  Hot dogs have been replaced with a cheese pizza option.
Please place your cheese pizza, Booster Juice and chips orders ASAP!  

https://munchalunch.com/login

All February 14 lunch orders are due (with payment) by February 7.  
Any questions?  Kindly reach out to fundraising@stccs.ca

  • Re-registrations were distributed on Monday. All re-registrations are due on February 23rd
  • Our grades 7 & 8 students had Enrichment classes on Tuesday morning.
  • There was a PML Noon Recital on Tuesday.
  • Our annual Kinder Fair/Grades 1-8 General Open House happened on Tuesday evening.  What a wonderful evening!  Thank you again to all of you who share your experiences about SCCS with others.  So much positive feedback!  It is sincerely appreciated. 
  • We were lucky enough have some former students come to volunteer this week at SCCS!  😊 
  • Thursday, we had our “I Love to Read” month kick-off assembly. It was also early dismissal because teaching staff had their monthly Staff Meeting.
  • Today was “Read My Shirt” day at SCCS.  Students/staff were encouraged to wear shirts that have words on them for “I Love to Read” month.
  • Today we had a wonderful band concert from Westwood Collegiate.  Their Senior Jazz band, under the direction of Mr. Greg Edwards, came to play for us.  It was an amazing concert and our students especially loved when they played YMCA!
  • Tonight is Bingo Night!  😊  See you all soon!

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

  • Grade 7 & 8 exam week begins on February 5th.
  • I will be attending my monthly Principal’s Meeting on February 7th
  • On February 8th, the grade 4 class will have a WISE Kid-Netic presentation here at school.
  • On Friday, students are encouraged to bring a flashlight to school to participate in “Flashlight Friday.” 
  • The Middle Years Ski Trip is on February 9th.
  • Catholic Schools Week begins February 12th. Stay tuned for more information!
  • Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast will be held in our school cafeteria on February 13th
  • Ash Wednesday School Mass is on February 14th over at the church.
  • There is no school on February 16th as teaching staff are participating in our annual Catholic Schools PD Day at St. Mary’s Academy.
  • There’s no school on February 19th as it is Louis Riel Day.
  • February 22nd will be “Character Dress up Day.”  Students and staff are encouraged to dress up as your favourite book character.
  • Grades 3-8 will be going to the Festival Du Voyageur on February 23rd.
  • All re-registrations are due on February 23rd
  • Pink Shirt Day is coming on February 28th.  We will be having a special assembly that day. More details to follow.
  • February 29th will be a “Flash Reading Mob” at SCCS.
  • BLINE starts on Monday.
  • Last Curling is on Wednesday.
  • Thursday is Donut Baking.
  • Donuts, Pizza and Sushi workshops are all FULL.
  • Friday, February 16th is full Day BASC. You must register to attend.
  • March and April forms are available.
  • There are crafts and field trips both months.
  • BASC Tax Receipts will be sent home around the 16th of February.
  • BASC Summer Care applications will be available February 20th

If you have any questions about BASC please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks Kim.

We are having some issues with older students bringing perfume and scented hairspray to school.  Many of our students, and some of our staff, have allergies to these products.

Please do not send these products to school going forward. 

Teachers will also be having a conversation with students regarding this matter.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club is excited to announce the date for their “Independent Schools Game.” This season the game will take place on Saturday, February 17th, 2023 @ 2 PM (Mini Bobblehead for the first 3,000 to enter the doors)

They have made a few changes to the program for the 2023/24 season!  Each St. Charles family will receive 1 complimentary ticket to the game.  You can purchase additional tickets at only $18.80 plus fees (regular $37 to $42.25)! 

I have taken this opportunity to register St Charles for the Independent School Offer to attend the Moose game – here is your custom link for the game

https://fevo-enterprise.com/Stcharles7

Seats are subject to availability.  All our school families will be sitting in the same section! 
Have fun!

Thanks to your incredible generosity, we have successfully collected $510.00 for our Blessing Bag initiative! The funds gathered will now be utilized to assemble Blessing Bags over the next couple of weeks at the school. These thoughtfully prepared bags will be filled with essential items and necessities to bring comfort and warmth to those in need. We plan to deliver these Blessing Bags to Siloam Mission later this month. Once again, thank you for your incredible support. It is heartening to witness the power of our community coming together to spread kindness. We will keep you updated on the progress of the Blessing Bag initiative and look forward to sharing the impact we make together. 
SCCS Spiritual School Goals Committee

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!

VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

“Our Annual Golf Tournament is just around the corner; We require an additional team member to coordinate prizes.  If you are interested in taking on this role, please email fundraising@stcsc.ca

ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN – FLIPGIVE APP 

Hello again friends and family of St. Charles School.  FlipGive gift cards and online shopping are waiting for you right now, as we have a New Year and New Deals.   The FlipGive app runs on iPhone or Android phones, as well as off of any Windows or Apple computer. 

The Shoe Company, Ardene, Canadian Tire, Sephora, Crocks, Marks, Walmart, Safeway, Winners, Old Navy, Gap, Boston Pizza, Tim Hortons, Applebee’s, Starbucks, Indigo, Door Dash are all waiting for you to check out.

Also don’t forget:  for electronics gifts checkout Roblox, Sony, Kobo, XBox, HP, and Best Buy.    Get a gift for yourself or for your friends, family, or favourite teacher and help raise funds without all the hassle of having to go in-person.  Valentine’s day is coming, so you will be ready.

HOW-TO For New Members:

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To sign up, click here: 

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

HOW-TO For Existing Members: 

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here: 

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime:     Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca 

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     Happy Shopping from Your Online Fundraising Team 



Principal’s Weekly Update – January 26th, 2024

Do small things with great love.  (St. Mother Teresa)

Update Attachments – : Bingo Flyer Confirmation Rally 2024 Invitation

  • We began our new week with a Musical Bake Sale on Monday.
  • Fr. Kelly celebrated our School Mass on Tuesday morning. 
  • I attended a virtual Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday was Pizza Lunch for those students who ordered.
  • Today there was no school. Staff had a retreat day with our Corporate Board Chair, Fr. Eric Giddins.  The topic was Loss & Grief, and the Spirituality of the Resurrection. 

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

  • Monday is Learn to Skate for our K-2 students.
  • Re-registrations will be distributed on Monday, January 29thMake sure to check your son/daughter’s backpack.
  • Our grades 7 & 8 students have Enrichment classes on Tuesday morning.
  • There is a PML Noon Recital on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday evening is our annual Kinder Fair/General Open House.  Kinder Fair begins at 5:45pm, (group assignments), and the General Open House begins at 6:30pm.
  • Wednesday is Hot Dog Lunch for those students who have ordered.
  • Thursday is our kickoff assembly to “I Love to Read” month.  It is also early dismissal at 2:30pm, and teachers have a Staff Meeting too.
  • Friday is our annual Bingo Night at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Keep reading my update for more detailed information.
  • Grade 7 & 8 exam week begins on February 5th.
  • I will be attending my monthly Principal’s Meeting on February 7th
  • On February 8th, the grade 4 class will have a WISE Kid-Netic presentation here at school.
  • The Middle Years Ski Trip is on February 9th.
  • Catholic Schools Week begins February 12th. Stay tuned for more information!
  • Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast will be held February 13th
  • Ash Wednesday School Mass is on February 14th.
  • There is no school on February 16th as teaching staff are participating in our annual Catholic Schools PD Day.
  • There’s no school on February 19th as it’s Louis Riel Day.
  • Grades 3-8 will be going to the Festival Du Voyageur on February 23rd.
  • All re-registrations are due on February 23rd
  • Pink Shirt Day is coming on February 28th.  We will be having a special assembly that day. More details to follow.
  • New month next week.
  • Make sure to submit your February’s BASC form before you attend.
  • Early dismissal Feb 1st 
  • BLINE (jiujitsu) new session starts Feb 5th
  • There is a Valentine’s Craft, Donut Baking, Pizza Making, Sushi Rolling in February.
  • Full day BASC Friday, February 16th, must be registered by February 2nd to attend.
  • No School & no BASC February 19th.
  • March & April have crafts with a full day BASC field trip.
  • Forms are available at the front entrance.

Thank you, Kim

There will be musical practices during exams and Catholic School week.

VOLUNTEER TO CONTRIBUTE REFRESHMENT ITEMS FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, January 30, 2024

SCCS is organizing Blessing Bags for Siloam Mission, aiming to assist individuals in our community facing hardships. Blessing Bags are care packages filled with essential items to provide support and comfort to those in need. We kindly request a $2 contribution from each student to fund the necessary supplies for these bags. We welcome additional contributions if you are able to give more. Classroom teachers will be collecting the contributions over the next two weeks. Further details will be provided soon. Thank you for your support!
SCCS Spiritual School Goals Committee

Attention St. Charles Catholic School families: Are you looking for a fun filled family evening supporting our SCCS community?! Well then come join us for our annual BINGO Night at St Paul the Apostle on Friday February 2nd doors open at 6pm.  

Please note, prizes are assembled from the many individual items donated by our community.

So to make this night as successful as past years we do require your assistance with accumulating donation items. Do you have any toys, games, wine, event tickets (eg. Jets tickets) or gift cards that you don’t plan on using? Please consider donating them. Donated items will be counted towards volunteer hours. $25 value = 1 volunteer hour.  Prize donations can be dropped off at the school (front office).  

Please contact bingofundraiser@stccs.ca if you have any questions.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!

VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

“Our Annual Golf Tournament is just around the corner; We require an additional team member to coordinate prizes.  If you are interested in taking on this role, please email fundraisng@stcsc.ca

ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN – FLIPGIVE APP 

Hello again friends and family of St. Charles School.  FlipGive gift cards and online shopping are waiting for you right now, as we have a New Year and New Deals.   The FlipGive app runs on iPhone or Android phones, as well as off of any Windows or Apple computer. 

The Shoe Company, Ardene, Canadian Tire, Sephora, Crocks, Marks, Walmart, Safeway, Winners, Old Navy, Gap, Boston Pizza, Tim Hortons, Applebee’s, Starbucks, Indigo, Door Dash are all waiting for you to check out.

Also don’t forget:  for electronics gifts checkout Roblox, Sony, Kobo, XBox, HP, and Best Buy.    Get a gift for yourself or for your friends, family, or favourite teacher and help raise funds without all the hassle of having to go in-person.  Valentine’s day is coming, so you will be ready.

HOW-TO For New Members:

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To sign up, click here: 

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

HOW-TO For Existing Members: 

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here: 

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime:     Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca 

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     Happy Shopping from Your Online Fundraising Team 



Principal’s Weekly Update – January 12th, 2024

If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is.  (Colossians 3:1)

Update Attachments – : St. Charles Kinsmen Raffle

Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a joyous Christmas season and a well-deserved break.

In my last update before the holidays, I forgot to mention that Mrs. Longo-Bertolin had finished her K-4 French term position and would be leaving SCCS.  We wish her all the best!  A warm welcome back to Madame McIsaac as she returns to her French position after being on maternity leave. 😊

Please note that next week, I will be away at my annual Principal’s Retreat from Wednesday to Friday.  Therefore, next week I will not be sending out my update. My next Principal’s Weekly Update will be sent out on Friday, January 26th.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

  • Staff and students returned to school on Monday after the Christmas break.
  • Our K-2 students began their Learn to Skate program on Monday.
  • Madame McIsaac returned to school on Tuesday from her maternity leave.  Welcome back, Madame! 😊
  • It was Advisory Groups on Tuesday morning for our grades 7 & 8 students.
  • Wednesday was Pizza Lunch for those students who ordered.
  • Thursday was early dismissal because teachers had their monthly Staff Meeting.

LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

  • Monday is Learn to Skate for our K-2 students.
  • Our grades 7 & 8 students have Enrichment classes on Tuesday morning.
  • I will be attending a virtual Education Committee Meeting for the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools on Tuesday morning. 
  • I will be leaving on Wednesday for my annual Principal’s Retreat. 
  • Wednesday is Hot Dog lunch for those students who have ordered.
  • There is a PAC Meeting on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria. Fobs will be working that evening. 😊
  • The grade 3 class is having a special presentation on Friday by WISE Kid-Netic Energy (University of Manitoba). Students will be learning about coding and Indigenous structures.
  • Learn to Skate is on January 22nd.
  • There is a School Musical Bake Sale on January 22nd.
  • Our School Mass is on January 23rd @ 10:30am over at the church.
  • I will be attending the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Board of Directors meeting on January 23rd.
  • Friday, January 26th is an Inservice Day.  There is no school. Teaching staff will be participating in our Faith Development Retreat with our Corporate Board Chair, Fr. Eric Giddins.
  • Re-registrations will be distributed on January 29th for the 2024-2025 school year. 
  • Our Kinder Fair/Grs. 1-8 General Open House is on January 30th.  If you can contribute refreshment items for this event, please click on the link below. Thank you in advance for your support.

VOLUNTEER TO CONTRIBUTE REFRESHMENT ITEMS FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, January 30, 2024

  • There is BLINE on Monday.
  • Tuesday is the New Year’s Craft.
  • Wednesday is the BLINE demo/testing at 4:30 in the main gym. Please note the gym will open at 4:20 for parents to enter. Students will be practicing in private until that time.
  • Friday, January 26th is no school but full day BASC.  You must be registered by Monday, January 15th to attend as we staff accordingly.
  • February’s forms are available in the front entrance way and will be on the website soon.
  • February 1st is early dismissal at 2:30pm.  Please note if a student is not picked up there is a BASC fee. Mark your calendar as there is one each month.
  • BLINE starts a new session in February. There is also a Valentine Craft, Donut Baking, Pizza Making, and Sushi Rolling in February with limited spots.

Thanks, Kim

There is a Musical Bake sale on Monday, January 22nd.

February & March Wexford Meal forms are available at the front entrance.

2 fundraising coordinators are needed to manage/lead our Annual Spenst Bros Pizza Fundraiser.

Please contact fundraising at  fundraising@stccs.ca if you are interested in taking on this role.

SCCS is organizing Blessing Bags for Siloam Mission, aiming to assist individuals in our community facing hardships. Blessing Bags are care packages filled with essential items to provide support and comfort to those in need. We kindly request a $2 contribution from each student to fund the necessary supplies for these bags. We welcome additional contributions if you are able to give more. Classroom teachers will be collecting the contributions over the next two weeks. Further details will be provided soon. Thank you for your support!

SCCS Spiritual School Goals Committee

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the drop off in the loading zone in the mornings, please click on the link below to sign up.  A huge thank you to all the parents who have signed up to date and are working so hard to keep our students safe.  We sincerely appreciate it!

VOLUNTEER FOR MORNING LOADING ZONE PATROL 2024

Unfortunately, I got another parking complaint from a neighbour this week.  Please DO NOT BLOCK the back lane on Augier Avenue by the Golf Course.  Residents need to be able to always access their driveways. Common courtesy goes a long way.



Principal’s Weekly Update – December 22nd, 2023

When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.  (Matthew 2:10)

Update Attachments – : Sacramental Prep

A huge thank you to Miss Kynman and all our students for two amazing Christmas Concerts last Friday!  Your energy was contagious! Thank you to all the parents/grandparents who volunteered in various ways.  We couldn’t have done it without you. 

Thank you as well to all the families who have sent in special treats for the staff over the last few days.  Your kindness and generosity are sincerely appreciated.  Recess breaks have been extra special lately.  😊

  • Monday began Christmas Spirit Week. It was Christmas Cheer Day.
  • Tuesday, our grades 7 & 8 students had Advisory Groups.
  • Tuesday was Shine Bright Like a Light.
  • Wednesday was pajama day, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
  • Wednesday was also our family Roots of Empathy visit.  Little Thomas is growing, has two teeth, and is an excellent little “teacher.”  Our theme was emotions and relationships.
  • On Thursday, it was Santa’s Workshop Imposters…students/staff dressed like Christmas characters. This was a lot of fun!
  • Today it was Blizzard Before the Break!  Everyone was hoping for snow. (not really 😊)
  • Today we also had our School Mass with Fr. Robert Polz presiding. 
  • We ended our day today with a Christmas pageant/sing-along, and then early dismissal.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING UP AFTER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS….

  • School resumes on Monday, January 8th, 2024. 
  • On Tuesday, our grades 7 & 8 students will have Advisory Groups.
  • It will be early dismissal on January 11th @ 2:30pm, as it is a Staff Meeting Day for teachers.
  • I will be away at my annual Principal’s Retreat from January 17-19th.
  • The next PAC Meeting will be on January 17th @ 6:30pm in our school cafeteria.
  • Our January School Mass is on January 23rd @ 10:30am over at the church.
  • Friday, January 26th is an Inservice Day.  There is no school.
  • Re-registrations will be distributed on January 29th for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Our Kinder Fair and General Open House is on January 30th.

If your son/daughter is going to be ready for kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, please contact sec@stccs.ca  for an application package.  This is the last opportunity before kindergarten interviews begin in January, and we already have a lot of applications both from current families as well as new families.

  • BASC will reopen on Monday, January 8th at 7am.
  • The year end is here, so please submit all outstanding BASC payments, as I will send out a reminder before we return to school.
  • Please make sure to submit your January BASC & lunch forms.
  • There is BLINE on Monday when we return.
  • Curling resumes on Wednesday when we return.
  • There is no school on Friday, January 26th.  You must be registered by January 15th to attend BASC that day.

Happy Holidays, Kim

Please click on the link above if you would like to volunteer with our fundraising lunches in 2024.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LOADING ZONE PATROL Monday to Friday 815 am to 845 am

Thank you so very much to all the parents who have given up time to help with this very important job. If you can help us in the new year, please click on the link above.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN – FLIPGIVE APP

Hello again friends and family of St. Charles School.  The online fundraising app FlipGive remains as hot as ever. As mentioned in our previous message this past week, gift cards and online shopping are waiting for you right now. The FlipGive app runs on iPhone or Android phones, as well as off of any Windows or Apple computer. 

The lineup of deals and offers keeps growing, and Christmas season is here, as we are now in December!   Wayfare, Canadian Tire, Sephora, Crocks, Marks, Walmart, Safeway, Winners, Old Navy, Gap, Boston Pizza, Tim Hortons, Applebee’s, Starbucks, Indigo, Door Dash are all waiting for you to check out.

Also don’t forget:  for electronics gifts checkout Roblox, Sony, Kobo, XBox, HP, and Best Buy.    Get a gift for yourself or for your friends, family, or favourite teacher and help raise funds without all the hassle of having to go in-person.

You can download the app from Google Play if on Android phone, or the Apple Store.   To join up, click here:

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Rick+Lippens&joincode=NB7F49

Once you have signed up, to access the app and check things out at any time, see our link here:

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/282306-st-charles-catholic-school-fundraising-team/home

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime: 

    Onlineshop_fundraising@stccs.ca

You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School. Happy Shopping from your online Fundraising team

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