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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Sessions are available for different age groups: 6-8 years on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm, and 9-12 years on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm. The cost is $45 for members and $90 for non-members. The program commences on January 9, 2024. Join us for an unforgettable street hockey experience.

Sherry Sigurdur, (she/her) | Community Hub Manager, West Portage

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg | 3550 Portage Avenue | Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Z8 
Tel: 204-831-3150



Principal’s Weekly Update – December 15th, 2023

The virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel. (Matthew 1:23)

Update Attachments – KidCare Memo : KidCare Pamphlet

A huge thank you to our parent volunteers who have been working so hard at our drop-off/loading zone area every morning!  You are all doing a terrific job of keeping the students safe. 😊 

  • Monday was the due date for all K-2 Learn to Skate waivers.
  • Tuesday morning, our grades 7 & 8 students had Enrichment classes.
  • On Tuesday afternoon, our grade 7 students had a special STEM presentation.
  • Our grades 7 & 8 students participated in Reconciliation over at the church on Tuesday morning. 
  • Thursday, all our students participated in a Christmas Concert dress rehearsal.
  • Today was Christmas Concert Day!  😊

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK….

  • Christmas Spirit Week begins on Monday and goes all week. 
  • Monday=Christmas Cheer Day—wear your Christmas themed sweaters, shirts, dresses, etc.
  • Tuesday=Shine Bright Like a Light—shine your brightest by wearing bright colour clothes, light up earrings, necklaces, etc.
  • Wednesday=’Twas the Night Before Christmas—it’s Pajama Day, wear your comfy pj’s.
  • Thursday=Santa’s Workshop Imposters—dress like a Christmas character, an elf, a tree, a gingerbread man/lady, reindeer, Santa, Mrs. Claus, etc.
  • Friday=Blizzard Before the Break!—hoping for snow…wear white or silver.
  • Tuesday is also Advisory Groups for our grades 7 & 8 students.
  • Wednesday is our next Roots of Empathy family visit for the grade 8 class.
  • Friday is our last day of school before the Christmas break.  School Mass is at 10:30am, and there is early dismissal at 2:30pm.  There is NO BASC on Friday after school.  Please make sure to pick up your child(ren) on time that afternoon. 

LOOK WHAT’S COMING UP….

  • School resumes on Monday, January 8th, 2024. 
  • It will be early dismissal on January 11th @ 2:30pm, as it is a Staff Meeting Day for teachers.
  • 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.
  • There is BLINE on Monday.
  • Tuesday is the grades 6-8 Gingerbread Making.
  • Wednesday is Curling.
  • Friday NO PM BASC.
  • Please submit all outstanding payments for BASC. 
  • Please note all BASC payments can be submitted on one cheque.
  • Classroom or other payments need to be made separately on a different cheque. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Make sure to have your fobs with the colder weather here.
  • The January forms are out, with a Craft and full day BASC only.
  • BLINE and Curling will continue in January.
  • All new programs will start in February

Thanks Kim

On Tuesday, December 19th the Candy Canes from the Musical Fundraiser will be handed out. Thank you for your support. Happy Holidays.

Please log all hours on Permission Click (even beyond the 20 hours required for statistical purposes) by December 22nd as we will be running reports over the winter break. 

Are you curious about how many volunteer hours you have completed? That information is available on the school website, Parent Zone, under the VIP section. The information will be updated every month moving forward.  Please note that the entries have not been verified by the VIP team.   

Should you have any questions or concerns we can be reached via email at vip@stccs.ca.

Uniform orders are placed online at www.envisionuniforms.ca. You can also send an email to uniforms@promosave.com if you have questions or need assistance placing the order online. Any exchange or returns requests can also be sent to uniforms@promosave.com

Uniform orders and exchange/return requests are delivered directly to the school on the 15th and 30th of each month. 

Please note that uniforms are not available for pick-up or purchase on a walk-in basis at the supplier’s local office. Embroidered stock is not always available (embroidery production takes a couple of weeks) – and in fairness to everyone needing uniforms, the orders are processed in the order that they are received online. The uniforms are shipped directly to the school.  The supplier is not able to accommodate families on a walk-in basis. 

Feel free to email with any questions or call the uniform office directly at (204) 925-4600 with any questions about ordering or sizing. Watch your inboxes in the spring for school fitting days and ordering information for the new school year. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

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


Principal’s Weekly Update – December 8th, 2023

Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together. (Isaiah 40:5)

Update Attachments – :

If you would like to earn some VIP hours for our upcoming Christmas Concert, please click on the link above.  Thank you in advance!

RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS

This afternoon, we had the draw for our raffle ticket fundraiser.  Thank you so much to everyone who supported this fundraising event.  We sincerely appreciate it.
A huge congratulations to our winners!  You can check out our video of the draw on our school Facebook page/Instagram page very soon.

First place:       $1000  Linda Kindrat

Second place:  $500    Suzanne Godin

Third place:      $250    Mel Huntley

  • Advent began this week.  The theme of our first week is hope.
  • Our grades 7 & 8 students had Enrichment classes Tuesday morning.
  • Wednesday, we had our annual St. Nicholas Day Assembly. St. Nicholas made a special trip to join us at SCCS for our assembly and left some special treats for student shoes too. 😊 This is an annual tradition at SCCS.
  • Our PML Recitals were held Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  Congratulations to all our students for their hard work and amazing performances!  A very special thank you to our hardworking PML instructors.  Your passion, dedication, and hard work are second to none. Thank you to Melissa Gingrich, our PML coordinator this year.  You have done an amazing job, and we are grateful.
  • We had early dismissal on Thursday since teachers had a Staff Meeting. 
  • Today was Popcorn Day.
  • Today we also did our raffle draw
  • I attended my monthly Principal’s Meeting/Christmas Luncheon at the Archdiocese office today.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK….

  • Monday, all Learn to Skate waivers are due for kindergarten-gr. 2 students.
  • Reconciliation for our grades 7 & 8 students will be held on December 12th in the morning over at St. Charles Parish.
  • There will be a STEM presentation on Tuesday afternoon for the grade 7 students.  (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
  • Last call for Christmas hampers is on Wednesday. Hamper items will be collected on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who has donated already.  Our boxes are filling quickly.
  • Our annual Christmas Concert is on December 15th.  Both our concerts will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish on Roblin Blvd. at 1:30pm and 6:30pm.  All students will be bused to and from the church for the 1:30pm concert.  Parents are responsible for getting their child to and from the 6:30pm concert. 

LOOK WHAT’S COMING UP….

  • Christmas Spirit Week is December 18th-22nd. More information to follow.
  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays is December 22nd.  School Mass is at 10:30am and early dismissal at 2:30pm.  There is NO BASC on December 22nd. 
  • There is BLINE on Monday & Wednesday.
  • Tuesday is Baking for the grade 3-5 students.
  • Thursday is the Christmas Craft.
  • We have started Curling but we have a few spots left if any grade 4-8 student interested.

Thanks Kim

Order that special Candy Cane for that someone special. Ordering closes on December 16th.

All families received an email on Monday with detailed information about our upcoming Learn to Skate program.  Please remember to sign/send your waiver back with your child if you haven’t done so already.

Also, just to clarify, if you are planning as a parent/grandparent to be on the ice with your child, you do not have to wear a full cage helmet.  This is only for the students. 
Thank you in advance for your understanding.

UNIFORM ORDERS / PLEASE READ

Uniform orders are placed online at www.envisionuniforms.ca. You can also send an email to uniforms@promosave.com if you have questions or need assistance placing the order online. Any exchange or returns requests can also be sent to uniforms@promosave.com

Uniform orders and exchange/return requests are delivered directly to the school on the 15th and 30th of each month. 

Please note that uniforms are not available for pick-up or purchase on a walk-in basis at the supplier’s local office. Embroidered stock is not always available (embroidery production takes a couple of weeks) – and in fairness to everyone needing uniforms, the orders are processed in the order that they are received online. The uniforms are shipped directly to the school.  The supplier is not able to accommodate families on a walk-in basis. 

Feel free to email with any questions or call the uniform office directly at (204) 925-4600 with any questions about ordering or sizing. Watch your inboxes in the spring for school fitting days and ordering information for the new school year. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

This year, SCCS has a great opportunity to help a couple of families in need.  We are working with St. Paul the Apostle Parish on this important endeavour and need your help. 

Please see the food items that are required for the hampers.  Food collection begins next week, and items can be brought to classrooms, or the front foyer.  Thank you so much for your support!

Classes

KF/KF: jello, rice, canned tuna

Gr.1: mac and cheese, tea

Gr. 2: cookies, stuffing

Gr: 1-2: gravy mix, peanut butter

Gr. 3: canned spaghetti, oatmeal

Gr. 3-4: jam, canned fruit, scalloped potatoes

Gr. 4: coffee, syrup, canned vegetables

Gr. 5F: cereal, pancake mix

Gr. 5M: sugar canned soup

Gr 6: cranberry sauce, bagged candy

Gr. 7: spaghetti sauce, pork and beans

Gr. 8:  fruit juice, cake mix

Click on the link below for volunteer opportunities:

VOLUNTEER FOR LOADING ZONE PATROL 815 AM – 845 AM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Hi everyone, the fundraising team is excited to launch a new online ordering platform for our Wednesday Hot Lunch fundraising program!  The platform is called Munch A Lunch and can be accessed here: 

https://munchalunch.com/schools/stcharles/

Please note, this new platform is replacing the existing Permission Click process.  There will NOT be a Permission Click sent out

Each family is required to set up an online profile and will have the ability to order up to 7 days prior to the Wednesday hot lunch (either pizza and potato chips or hot dogs, Booster Juice and potato chips – alternating each week, as we do now).  Orders can also be edited, added or cancelled up to 7 days out as well.  

Please refer to the school website page below for more information:

https://www.stccs.ca/parents/fundraising/munch-a-lunch/

Any questions?  Please feel free to reach out to fundraising@stccs.ca

Happy ordering! The Fundraising Team 

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


Principal’s Weekly Update – December 1st, 2023

I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Phil. 4:13)

Update Attachments – :

A huge thank you to our Christmas Market coordinators Anastasia, Julie, and Lesley.  You did an amazing job, and your efforts did not go unnoticed!  Thank you to all the parents as well, who volunteered in so many ways to help support our coordinators and make this such a successful craft sale!  What a wonderful day, with so many vendors.  Can’t wait for next year! 😊

When submitting cash or cheque for your teacher/EA Christmas gift donation, please make sure to put your last name on the envelope so that receipts may be accurately written. 

  • Tuesday morning our grades 7 & 8 students had their Enrichment classes.
  • Our annual Kindergarten Open House was held on Tuesday evening.  The turnout was amazing!!  Thank you so very much to all the parents who contributed refreshments, volunteered for set-up and clean-up, and to Erin for speaking about her experience as a parent at SCCS.  The energy in the building was electric.  A very special thank you to our Student Ambassadors under the direction of Mrs. Prettie, and the Violin Ambassadors, under the direction of Ms. Kynman.  Their leadership, dedication, and passion helped make the evening the success it was. 
  • Wednesday at lunch time, some of our PML students had their noon recital.
  • Wednesday evening, Mrs. Prettie and I attended the monthly School Board meeting.
  • Thursday was the Musical Bake Sale.
  • PowerSchool reopened on Thursday.
  • Term 1 report cards were sent home with your son/daughter on Thursday afternoon. 

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK….

  • The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 3rd.  All grade levels will be celebrating the first week of Advent with a special prayer celebration on Monday.
  • Tuesday is Enrichment for our grades 7 & 8 students.
  • St. Nicholas Day Assembly is on December 6th.
  • PML Recitals are being held on December 6th & 7th at 6:30pm in the main gym. Doors open at 6:10pm.  Please remember to bring your fobs that evening.
  • It’s early dismissal on Thursday at 2:30pm. Teaching staff will be attending their monthly Staff Meeting and will also have a presentation from Onyx on our pension benefits.
  • Friday, I will be attending my monthly Principal’s Meeting. This will also be a luncheon meeting for Christmas.
  • Our raffle draw will be happening on Friday at 1:00pm. 
  • Popcorn Day will be held on December 8th with all proceeds going to the Holy Childhood Association.
  • The competitive girls and boys’ volleyball teams will have their windup on Friday after school.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING UP….

  • Reconciliation for our grades 7 & 8 students will be held on December 12th in the morning over at the church.
  • Our annual Christmas Concert is on December 15th.  Both our concerts will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish on Roblin Blvd. at 1:30pm and 6:30pm.  All students will be bused to and from the church for the 1:30pm concert.  Parents are responsible for getting their child to and from the 6:30pm concert. 
  • Christmas Spirit Week is December 18th-22nd. More information to follow.
  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays is December 22nd.  School Mass is at 10:30am and early dismissal at 2:30pm.  There is NO BASC on December 22nd. 
  • K-2 Parents: Learn to Skate information will be sent out to you next week.  Stay tuned!
  • Monday there is BLINE.
  • Tuesday is the K-2 Bake & Decorate.
  • Wednesday there is Curling.
  • Thursday is early dismissal.

It is a new month, so please make sure to submit your form & payment if your child needs BASC.

Reminder, for morning BASC 7am to 8:15am and after school BASC 3:20 to 4pm only, you text 431-323-3736 and we will bring your child to the doors. After 4pm you need a fob to enter the building to pick up your child as we could be outside, or anywhere in the building. When you come into the school, the BASC board does say where we are that day.  Forms for a fob are available in the front office.

Friday, December 22nd there is no PM BASC.

Thank you, Ms. Furutani

  • Friday is Popcorn Day.
  • The Musical Candy Cane Fundraiser is on Permission Click. Thank you for your support.

This year, SCCS has a great opportunity to help a couple of families in need.  We are working with St. Paul the Apostle Parish on this important endeavour and need your help. 

Please see the food items that are required for the hampers.  Food collection begins next week, and items can be brought to classrooms, or the front foyer.  Thank you so much for your support!

Classes

KF/KF: jello, rice, canned tuna

Gr.1: mac and cheese, tea

Gr. 2: cookies, stuffing

Gr: 1-2: gravy mix, peanut butter

Gr. 3: canned spaghetti, oatmeal

Gr. 3-4: jam, canned fruit, scalloped potatoes

Gr. 4: coffee, syrup, canned vegetables

Gr. 5F: cereal, pancake mix

Gr. 5M: sugar canned soup

Gr 6: cranberry sauce, bagged candy

Gr. 7: spaghetti sauce, pork and beans

Gr. 8:  fruit juice, cake mix

Click on the link below for volunteer opportunities:

VOLUNTEER FOR LOADING ZONE PATROL 815 AM – 845 AM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

‘Tis the season for soggy socks and mittens after recess! Please ensure your child has extra socks and mittens in their backpack so that they can change into a dry pair after recess should they need to. Thank you!

If your child is prone to dry hands and dry lips especially during this time of year, please send non-medicated hand lotion and lip balm with your child in their backpack so that they can apply it themselves at school. The Front Office cannot administer anything to help.

It is never too late to submit a Child Abuse Registry Check application to the Front Office should you plan to volunteer here at our school during the school year. Please note that it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the Child Abuse Registry office to process and return applications back to our school, so don’t wait to the last minute! Get yours in now! Applications are available in the Front Office, or you can email reception@stccs.ca and the application(s) you need can be sent home in your son/daughter’s backpack.

Hi everyone, the fundraising team is excited to launch a new online ordering platform for our Wednesday Hot Lunch fundraising program!  The platform is called Munch A Lunch and can be accessed here: 

https://munchalunch.com/schools/stcharles/

Each family is required to set up an online profile and will have the ability to order up to 7 days prior to the Wednesday hot lunch (either pizza and potato chips or hot dogs, Booster Juice and potato chips – alternating each week, as we do now).  Orders can also be edited, added or cancelled up to 7 days out as well.  

Please take a look at the link below for more information:

https://www.stccs.ca/parents/fundraising/munch-a-lunch/

Any questions?  Please feel free to reach out to fundraising@stccs.ca

Happy ordering! The Fundraising Team 

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

St. Paul’s High School is hosting an information evening for grade 8 students attending Manitoba Catholic Schools. It will take place next Wednesday, December 6, at 7 p.m.  Please feel free to join us.

Principal’s Weekly Update – November 24th, 2023

Live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11)

Update Attachments – :

Our first Kindergarten Open House is just around the corner!  It will be held in the main gym on Tuesday, November 28th @ 6:30pm.  All current families who have a child ready for kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend, please contact sec@stccs.ca to have an application package sent home. We will start accepting kindergarten applications for the 2024-2025 school year the evening of November 28th.  Make sure you reserve your spot now. 

We are still in need of some help with our Kinder Open House next week.  Please click on the link below to see what is still needed.  Thank you in advance for your support. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Kindergarten Open House Tuesday, November 28, 2023

When submitting cash or cheque for your teacher/EA Christmas gift donation, please make sure to put your last name on the envelope so that receipts may be accurately written. 

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK…

  • Tuesday morning, we had our monthly School Mass.
  • Fr. Sarce, pastor of St. Charles Parish, celebrated Mass with us.
  • On Tuesday, I also attended my Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools meeting.
  • Musical tryouts were held on Wednesday at lunch time.
  • Our developmental volleyball teams had their windup on Wednesday after school.
  • There was a PAC Meeting on Wednesday evening.
  • Thursday, we had our first lockdown of the school year. 
  • Today was a very busy day at SCCS. Our grs. 1, 1-2, & 2 students went on a field trip to the Manitoba Museum. Our grs. 3, 3-4, & 4 students went to the Children’s Museum.  Mr. Domolewski, Mr. Vechina and Mrs. Froystad attended their second day of Treaty Education training.  We had Carter and Aidan here from St. Paul’s High School volunteering all day.  Our Christmas Craft Sale coordinators were here decorating and setting up for tomorrow’s sale.
  • Tomorrow, Saturday, is our Christmas Craft Market here at the school from 10:00-3:00pm.  You won’t want to miss this!

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK….

  • Tuesday is our Kindergarten Open House at 6:30pm in the main gym. Please let anyone you know who may be interested in kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Our grs. 7 & 8 students will have Enrichment class on Tuesday morning. 
  • There is a PML Noon Recital on Wednesday.
  • Mrs. Prettie and I will be attending the School Board Meeting Wednesday evening.
  • There is a Musical Bake Sale on Thursday.
  • PowerSchool reopens on Thursday.
  • Report cards will be sent home on Thursday at the end of the day.
  • Musical try-outs begin on November 22nd.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING UP….

  • St. Nicholas Day Assembly is on December 6th.
  • PML Recitals are being held on December 6th & 7th at 6:00pm.
  • Early dismissal is on December 7th.
  • Our raffle tickets draw will be held December 8th.
  • Popcorn Day will be held on December 8th with all proceeds going to the Holy Childhood Association.
  • Reconciliation for our grades 7 & 8 students will be held on December 12th in the morning at the church.
  • Our annual Christmas Concert is on December 15th.  More information to follow.
  • Christmas Spirit Week is December 18th-22nd. More information to follow.
  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays is December 22nd.  School Mass is at 10:30am and early dismissal at 2:30pm.  There is NO BASC on December 22nd
  • There is BLINE on Monday & Wednesday.
  • New month on Friday. Please make sure your BASC form is submitted before attending BASC. When filling out the monthly BASC form please note early dismissal days have a different cost.
  • Curling forms are due on Monday if interested.
  • The K-2 and 3-5 Baking is full. Thanks Kim

There is a Musical Bake sale on Thursday. All funds help pay for the musical costs. Thank you for your support.

This year, SCCS has a great opportunity to help a couple of families in need.  We are working with St. Paul the Apostle Parish on this important endeavour and need your help. 

Please see the food items that are required for the hampers.  Food collection begins next week, and items can be brought to classrooms, or the front foyer.  Thank you so much for your support!

Classes

KF/KF: jello, rice, canned tuna

Gr.1: mac and cheese, tea

Gr. 2: cookies, stuffing

Gr: 1-2: gravy mix, peanut butter

Gr. 3: canned spaghetti, oatmeal

Gr. 3-4: jam, canned fruit, scalloped potatoes

Gr. 4: coffee, syrup, canned vegetables

Gr. 5F: cereal, pancake mix

Gr. 5M: sugar canned soup

Gr 6: cranberry sauce, bagged candy

Gr. 7: spaghetti sauce, pork and beans

Gr. 8:  fruit juice, cake mix

Click on the link below for volunteer opportunities:

VOLUNTEER FOR LOADING ZONE PATROL 815 AM – 845 AM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

The developmental girls’ volleyball team had a fantastic season! This team is composed entirely of girls in grade 6 who have never played volleyball games before. They learnt new skills such as serving and working on their bump set volley in response to receiving a toss or a serve. The girls played 6 games throughout the season and competed in a tournament. They made tremendous progress throughout the season, and I am incredibly proud of their hard work! Chargers strong.Ms. Copeland

Congratulations to the developmental boys’ volleyball team who had a great season this year. We won 4 of our season games! Each player worked hard to improve their skills and grow as a player each practice and game. I am very proud of the boys and how far they have come this season. They should be very proud of the growth they have achieved as athletes. We celebrated the end of our season with a scrimmage against the developmental girls’ team and some well-deserved pizza! Thank you to all the players and parents who supported the team this season! Way to go Chargers! Miss McEvoy

The Grade 7 and 8 Girls competitive volleyball team finished with a 3-5 record and advanced to the 2nd round of playoffs. The season was full of growth and enthusiasm. The girls had an amazing positive attitude and supported each other throughout the season. High fives to you!  Your coaches are very proud of you!  Sandy Marsh Hamm and Sarah Boughton  

Congratulations to the competitive boys’ volleyball team on a very successful season.  The boys had a very impressive record of 5 wins and 3 losses in the regular season, and qualified for Tier 1 playoffs.  It was most of the boys’ first time playing on a competitive volleyball team, and they worked very well together and learned some new skills.  Great season boys! Mr. Vechina

Hi everyone, the fundraising team is excited to launch a new online ordering platform for our Wednesday Hot Lunch fundraising program!  The platform is called Munch A Lunch and can be accessed here: 

https://munchalunch.com/schools/stcharles/

Each family is required to set up an online profile and will have the ability to order up to 7 days prior to the Wednesday hot lunch (either pizza and potato chips or hot dogs, Booster Juice and potato chips – alternating each week, as we do now).  Orders can also be edited, added or cancelled up to 7 days out as well.  

Please take a look at the link below for more information:

https://www.stccs.ca/parents/fundraising/munch-a-lunch/

Any questions?  Please feel free to reach out to fundraising@stccs.ca

Happy ordering! The Fundraising Team 

FROM THE FRONT OFFICE

‘Tis the season for soggy socks and mittens after recess! Please ensure your child has extra socks and mittens in their backpack so that they can change into a dry pair after recess should they need to. Thank you!

It is never too late to submit a Child Abuse Registry Check application to the Front Office should you plan to volunteer here at our school during the school year. Please note that it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the Child Abuse Registry office to process and return applications back to our school, so don’t wait to the last minute! Get yours in now! Applications are available in the Front Office, or you can email reception@stccs.ca and the application(s) you need can be sent home in

ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN – FLIPGIVE APP

Hello friends and family of St. Charles School. The online fundraising continues with our St. Charles FlipGive App.   Gift cards and online shopping are waiting for you right now.  This app runs on iPhone or Android phones, as well as off of any Windows or Apple computer. 

The lineup of deals and offers is growing, and Christmas season is kicking off!   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.

Something else you might also like to check out, especially if your kids are into gaming and electronics, are:   Roblox, Sony, Kobo, XBox, HP, and Best Buy. 

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

During the school year, 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 – November 17th, 2023

Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God.  (Romans 5:1)

Update Attachments – : SCCS Craft Market 2023 Poster

We are officially in flu/Covid season at SCCS.  Please remember that if your child is ill, he/she should be at home until he/she feels better, or symptoms are improving. If your child has Covid, please keep him/her at home until the fever is gone, symptoms are gone or improving, and he/she can return to participate in a regular school day.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate this flu/Covid season.

Our first Kindergarten Open House is just around the corner!  It will be held in the main gym on Tuesday, November 28th @ 6:30pm.  All current families who have a child ready for kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend, please contact sec@stccs.ca to have an application package sent home. We will start accepting kindergarten applications for the 2024-2025 school year the evening of November 28th.  Make sure you reserve your spot now. 

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK…

  • Tuesday morning, Enrichment classes were held for grs. 7 & 8 students.
  • I attended my monthly Principal’s Meeting at the Archdiocese office on Wednesday morning.
  • Term 1 officially ended on Thursday which means that PowerSchool is now closed until report cards are distributed.
  • Lifetouch picture re-take day was held Thursday.
  • St. Paul’s High School and St. Mary’s Academy were here to present to our gr. 8 students on Thursday morning.
  • Today was an Inservice Day for teaching staff as they began writing report cards for Term 1.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK….

  • I will be attending the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools in-person meeting/luncheon on November 21st.
  • Musical try-outs begin on November 22nd.
  • There is a PAC Meeting at 6:30pm on November 22nd.
    • Hello! This is your invitation to join us at the upcoming PAC meeting at 6:30 PM Wednesday November 22nd in the cafeteria. We would be delighted to see you there. Meeting minutes for May 2023 and Sept 2023 are up on the website for review. The agenda will be uploaded on Monday for anyone who would like to know what’s up for discussion in advance. Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting! Nikki Robert (PAC Chair)
  • Some of my staff will be attending their second day of Treaty Education Training on November 24th
  • Grs. 3, 3-4, & 4 students will be going on a field trip to the Children’s Museum on November 24th.
  • Grs. 1, 1-2, & 2 students will be going on a field trip to the Manitoba Museum on November 24th.
  • The boys from St. Paul’s High School will be back on November 24th to help at SCCS.
  • Our Christmas Market will be taking place on Saturday, November 25th from 10:00-3:00pm in our main gym.  Please join us if you can and bring a friend!  😊

LOOK WHAT’S COMING UP….

  • Our Kindergarten Open House is coming up on November 28th at 6:30pm.  Please let anyone you know who may be interested in kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Report cards go home on November 30th.  PowerSchool will re-open that day as well.
  • St. Nicholas Day Assembly is on December 6th.
  • PML Recitals are being held on December 6th & 7th at 6:00pm.
  • Early dismissal is on December 7th.
  • Our raffle tickets draw will be held December 8th.
  • Popcorn Day will be held on December 8th with all proceeds going to the Holy Childhood Association.
  • Reconciliation for our grades 7 & 8 students will be held on December 12th in the morning at the church.
  • Our annual Christmas Concert is on December 15th.  More information to follow.
  • Christmas Spirit Week is December 18th-22nd. More information to follow.
  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays is December 22nd.  School Mass is at 10:30am and early dismissal at 2:30pm.  There is NO BASC on December 22nd

The SCCS Christmas Market being held on Saturday, November 25th, 2023, needs your help! Please see the link below to volunteer your time or donate refreshment items! Thank you!

BASC

  • There is BLINE on Monday.
  • There is NO BLINE scheduled for Wednesday.
  • Thursday is the Winter Craft.
  • December’s & January’s forms are on the website.  There are also copies in the front entrance.
  • There are limited spots in the Baking and Curling, so don’t miss out.

Please make sure your child has clothing for the weather as BASC students do go outside each day. Reminder:  you need to use a FOB to enter the building at 4pm to pick up your child.  It will be posted on the BASC board where the students are located. Thanks Kim

Musical tryouts are next week.  Please make sure permission forms are signed and submitted. There will be a Musical Bake Sale on November 30th at lunchtime. Next Popcorn Day is December 5th, with all proceeds going to the Holy Childhood Association.

FROM THE FRONT OFFICE

‘Tis the season for soggy socks and mittens after recess! Please ensure your child has extra socks and mittens in their backpack so that they can change into a dry pair after recess should they need to. Thank you!

It is never too late to submit a Child Abuse Registry Check application to the Front Office should you plan to volunteer here at our school during the school year. Please note that it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the Child Abuse Registry office to process and return applications back to our school, so don’t wait to the last minute! Get yours in now! Applications are available in the Front Office, or you can email reception@stccs.ca and the application(s) you need can be sent home in

ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN – FLIPGIVE APP

Hello friends and family of St. Charles School. The online fundraising continues with our St. Charles FlipGive App.   Gift cards and online shopping are waiting for you right now.  This app runs on iPhone or Android phones, as well as off of any Windows or Apple computer. 

The lineup of deals and offers is growing, and Christmas season is kicking off!   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.

Something else you might also like to check out, especially if your kids are into gaming and electronics, are:   Roblox, Sony, Kobo, XBox, HP, and Best Buy. 

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

During the school year, 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

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH

The CWL will be hosting their annual Craft Sale Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th.  There will be a raffle and a Second Time Around Table.  Come and check it out!


Principal’s Weekly Update – November 10th, 2023

Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.  (John 8:12)

Update Attachments – : SCCS Craft Market 2023 Poster

Our first Kindergarten Open House is just around the corner!  It will be held in the main gym on Tuesday, November 28th @ 6:30pm.  All current families who have a child ready for kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend, please contact sec@stccs.ca to have an application package sent home. We will start accepting kindergarten applications for the 2024-2025 school year the evening of November 28th.  Make sure you reserve your spot now. 

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK…

  • Monday morning, Bisons Against Bullying, were here to speak to our grs. 7 & 8 students.
  • Tuesday morning, our grs. 7 & 8 students had Advisory groups.
  • Wednesday, we lowered our school flag to half mast in honor of Indigenous Veteran’s Day.
  • Wednesday, I met with the owner of Vigier Hockey to plan our K-2 Learn to Skate program set to begin in January.
  • Thursday morning, I attended my virtual Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools Education Committee meeting.
  • Friday was our Remembrance Day Assembly hosted by the kindergarten-gr. 2 teachers.  It was an excellent assembly full of meaning and lessons. A very special thank you to Captain Tracy Dixon for speaking at our assembly today, and for sharing her experiences of being in the military with our school community. We sincerely appreciate your service and dedication, and we thank you for all you do.  Thank you to the staff and students who helped with the assembly and took on special roles to make it so meaningful. Thank you to those families who were able to attend our assembly today. Our school flag will be lowered for the weekend in honor of Remembrance Day.
  • Tonight is Trivia Night at Assiniboine Downs!  Looking forward to an evening of fun and adventure. 😊

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK….

  • We will have our first lockdown drill sometime this week. We are mandated to have 2 lockdown drills per school year.  Teachers have been talking to their classes to prepare them for this drill and the importance of knowing what to do when a lockdown occurs.
  • On Monday morning, we will have some St. Paul’s High School boys back to volunteer in our school community.
  • Enrichment classes are being held Tuesday morning for our grs. 7 & 8 students.
  • I will be attending my Principal’s Meeting on Wednesday morning at the Archdiocese office.
  • Term 1 officially ends on Thursday, and PowerSchool closes to parents until after report cards are handed out.
  • Lifetouch picture re-take day will be held on Thursday.
  • St. Mary’s Academy and St. Paul’s High School will be here to present to our gr. 8 students on Thursday morning.
  • Friday is an Inservice Day/No School, as teaching staff will be writing report cards. 

LOOK WHAT’S COMING UP….

  • School Mass will be held on November 21st over at St. Charles Parish at 10:30am.  Please join us if you can.
  • I will be attending the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools in-person meeting/luncheon on November 21st.
  • Musical try-outs begin on November 22nd.
  • There is a PAC Meeting at 6:30pm on November 22nd.
  • Some of my staff will be attending their second day of Treaty Education Training on November 24th
  • Grs. 3, 3-4, & 4 students will be going on a field trip to the Children’s Museum on November 24th.
  • Grs. 1, 1-2, & 2 students will be going on a field trip to the Manitoba Museum on November 24th.
  • Our Kindergarten Open House is coming up on November 28th at 6:30pm.  Please let anyone you know who may be interested in kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year.

BASC

  • There is BLINE on Monday and Wednesday.
  • Friday, November 17th, no school. BASC is full.
  • Before your child goes to BASC you need to submit a form daily, weekly or by the month, whatever works best for you. Please do not just tell your child to go to BASC. Texting and saying your child needs BASC is just for a last-minute emergency.
  • Copies of December and January forms are available in the front entrance.
  • Forms will be on the website soon.
  • December there is Baking, Curling and a Christmas Craft.
  • January has a Craft.

People have been asking, there is no BASC over the Christmas Break.

Reminder, BASC number for drop off & pickup only is 431-323-3736 for morning drop off 7am to 8:15 am and pickup between 3:25 to 4pm. After 4 pm you need to use a fob to enter the building for BASC pickup. We do not walk the students to the doors after 4pm.

My number you can text is 204-880-8245 for Hot Lunch or BASC program questions, you can also email me or I will answer your text later.  Hope this helps to better understand. Thanks Kim

FROM THE FRONT OFFICE

‘Tis the season for soggy socks and mittens after recess! Please ensure your child has extra socks and mittens in their backpack so that they can change into a dry pair after recess should they need to. Thank you!

It is never too late to submit a Child Abuse Registry Check application to the Front Office should you plan to volunteer here at our school during the school year. Please note that it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the Child Abuse Registry office to process and return applications back to our school, so don’t wait to the last minute! Get yours in now! Applications are available in the Front Office, or you can email reception@stccs.ca and the application(s) you need can be sent home in

ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN – FLIPGIVE APP

Hello friends and family of St. Charles School. The online fundraising continues with our St. Charles FlipGive App.   Gift cards and online shopping are waiting for you right now.  This app runs on iPhone or Android phones, as well as off of any Windows or Apple computer. 

The lineup of deals and offers is growing, and Christmas season is kicking off!   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.

Something else you might also like to check out, especially if your kids are into gaming and electronics, are:   Roblox, Sony, Kobo, XBox, HP, and Best Buy. 

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

During the school year, 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

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH

The CWL will be hosting their annual Craft Sale Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th.  There will be a raffle and a Second Time Around Table.  Come and check it out!