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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.


  • 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.


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


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

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  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 once you have collected all your orders.
If you have questions, you can contact the coordinators:
Michelle Lightfoot via text at 204-791-8200
Amber Hemminger via text at 204-898-4299

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!

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:

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 

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

For subsidy information please contact Todd at: