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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!


  • 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

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  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!

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:

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