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Principal’s Weekly Update – June 7th, 2024

May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Ps. 115:15)

Update Attachments – KINKAR 2024 …….. Lord Selkirk RFM Pipe Band

All current families in grades 6 & 7 have received a Permission Click regarding our Spring Break Rome Trip in 2025.
The deadline for commitment is on June 10th. There will be no extensions after this.
If you would rather pay by cash or cheque, please do so by the deadline in the front office and let Mrs. Prettie know.  This way, she has your commitment on file.
If you have any questions regarding this trip, please contact Mrs. Prettie at

  • Tuesday morning our grades 7 & 8 students had Enrichment classes.
  • Tuesday afternoon I was completely surprised by a special assembly to celebrate my upcoming retirement!  The staff and students managed to keep me in the dark on this, and I had an amazing time listening to the special songs sung by all our choirs, enjoyed a wonderful PPT, and even got to hear my staff sing me a special song. The students also presented me with a picture of the school surrounded by their signatures. It was amazing and my heart is full!  Thank you to everyone involved in making my afternoon so special.
  • Our PML Recitals were held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.  What an amazing group of talented young musicians we have at SCCS!  Congratulations to all our PML students, you did a terrific job!  A huge thank you and congratulations to all our PML instructors.  You are amazing!
  • Thursday, we had early dismissal as staff had their last Staff Meeting of the school year.
  • Friday was an Inservice day so that teaching staff could begin working on end of year report cards.
  • Grs. 7 & 8 Track Meet at the University of Manitoba is coming up on June 10th.
  • There is a Music/Band Parent Information Evening scheduled on Monday.  See the top of my update for specific details.
  • Grs. 4-6 Track Meet at the University of Manitoba is coming up on June 11th.
  • K-3 Fun Day is happening on Tuesday, June 11th.
  • Band instrument testing will be happening on Wednesday, June 12th here at the school.
  • I will be attending my final Principal’s Meeting on Wednesday.
  • Mrs. Prettie and I will be attending the School Board Meeting on Wednesday evening.
  • Middle Years Exam Study Week is June 11th-June 14th.
  • Gr. 7 human sexuality health lessons are happening on June 13th & 14th.  Parent permission forms and information have been sent out via Permission Click.
  • Kinder Father’s Day Donuts with Dad is happening on June 14th
  • Exam Week begins June 17-20th.
  • Summer Colour Days begin June 17th for the rest of the school year for everyone.
  • Uniform Pick-Up Day is on June 17th, 12:00-5:00pm. Envision will be on-site.
  • Gr. 5’s are heading to Fort Whyte on June 18th.
  • Gr. 5 human sexuality health lessons are happening on June 20th & 21st.  Parent permission forms and information have been sent out via Permission Click.
  • K-2’s are heading to Morning Sound Farm on June 20th.
  • Gr. 6’s are heading to the Aviation Museum on June 20th.
  • K-2 PJ Day is on June 21st.
  • The Gr. 8 farewell field trip is on June 21st.
  • The grade 3’s & 4’s are heading to the Zoo on June 21st.
  • A school-wide buddy reading activity is happening on June 24th
  • Our gr. 8 farewell rehearsal is happening on June 25th in the afternoon.
  • Kinder Grad is at 10:00am on June 26th.
  • Grades 1-7 Awards Ceremony is on June 27th @ 10:00am.  TRACK Awards ceremonies will be that same afternoon.  Grs. 1-2 @ 1:00pm, Grs. 3-5 @ 1:30pm, and Grs. 6-7 @ 2:00pm. 
  • Last day of school is on June 28th.  School Mass is at 10:30am, and dismissal is at 2:30pm.

If interested in Summer Care, forms need to be submitted next week.
There is NO PM BASC on the last day of school.
Please submit June’s form and payment if attending BASC, and all outstanding payments.
Reminder to buzz in for morning BASC and use a fob to enter for after school BASC pickup.
Any questions/ concerns about BASC or lunch feel free to contact me by email or 204-880-8245.
Thank you, Kim.

There is no lunch program on June 11th, 26th, 27th, 28th.

Any parent interested in taking on this role are asked to email the PAC Chair at to indicate their interest by Friday June 14th.
Classroom Representatives will be emailed within the first week of school to confirm their role. Thank you for your interest in being a Classroom Representative.
Nikki Robert
PAC Chair

All current families in grades 5, 6, & 7 have received Permission Click just recently regarding a new Hockey Skills Program for the 2024-2025 school year.  Registration is open until filled.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Prettie at

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!

St. Charles Online Shopping Fundraising
Hello friends and family of St. Charles School. We are entering the last stretch of the school year, and with that our online fundraising campaign. Thanks to those who have tried out the online app known as FlipGive.  As you have heard by now, this app is accessible via iPhone or Android phones, as well as on any Windows or Apple computer.   Many schools and sports teams have been successful in raising funds using this app.  We hope you will check it out.
 A few things that might catch your eye this week:   

  • Winners is giving 4% back to the school when you buy a gift card with our app
  • Anycard egift card is also giving 4% back to the school.
    • It includes Indigo bookstores, Cora restaurants, Cineplex movie theatre, The Bay, Xbox, Mr. Mikes, ARDENE, Boston Pizza and many others
  • Old Navy is giving 4% back to the school also

Don’t be shy to check it out:

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:

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:

For Any Questions 

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address anytime: 
You are only a click away from helping out St. Charles Catholic School.     THANKS to all for your support, Online Fundraising Team 

I’m writing to invite you to join the team, Keira’s Krusaders, in support of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. We’d love to have you join the national movement to end brain tumours and to honour the memory of a very special girl, Keira Bond.
This year the Brain Tumour Walk is not organizing an event like last year, so this will just be our Keira Krusader Crew walking to honour and remember the remarkable Keira for a good cause. We will be walking together along Sturgeon Creek, a place Keira enjoyed. We will meet at Grant’s Old Mill at 10:00am on Saturday, June 15th and walk along the path.

Join Our Team!
Please share in this experience by joining our team and by helping to raise money for a worthy cause! Just click on this link:  Join Keira’s Krusaders .
If you are not interested in joining the team to walk but would like to learn more about Keira or make a donation, click on the link above as well. 

Nancy Froystad

Just a reminder if you haven’t purchased your Kin Kar Raffle tickets yet, follow the link on the attached .pdf. You will be linked to the SCCS “In Support of” page where you can purchase tickets for some amazing prizes.
Thank you for purchasing tickets and helping with our fundraiser!


The Lord Selkirk RFM Pipe Band (LSRFMPB) was established in 1957 with a mission to provide free instruction in the great highland bagpipe and drums to all children.  This still applies today with the assistance from some wonderful volunteers from the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band and the St Andrew’s Society Pipe Band.  There is no catch, except for keeping the legacy going of Mr. Robert Fraser, our founder.
The band’s website contains more information at and the band is on Facebook and Instagram. 
I have included the poster below as a .pdf attachment and a brochure for distribution via school newsletter, email, etc.

 Please let me know if you could assist with promoting this opportunity and should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. 
Rob Tighe
Patrol Sergeant