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It seems that flu season has hit SCCS.  Many of our staff and students have been away ill or sent home due to being ill. 

Here are some preventive measures to help you manage this flu season. 

Prevention Strategies

  1. Each day monitor for any signs or symptoms of illness
  2. Stay home when symptomatic or sick
  3. Wash your hands often and sanitize if need be
  4. Practice respiratory etiquette by sneezing and coughing into your arm
  5. Respect individual choice regarding mask use

Here are the public health guidelines still in place regarding COVID-19: 

Isolation (Staying Home)

  1. Contact tracing is no longer routinely recommended by public health.
  2. Close contacts of COVID-19 cases are not required to isolate if they do not have symptoms.
  3. Isolation is defined as the period in which individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, or have symptoms of COVID-19, are required to stay away from others to limit further spread. Isolation can reduce the spread of COVID-19 in your household and community. It is important to follow the advice of your local public health authority about when and how to isolate.
    1. Isolate for 5 days after your symptoms started and until you have no fever and your other symptoms have improved over the past 24 hours.
    2. If you don’t have symptoms and test positive, you should isolate for 5 days after your test date.
    3. A mask should be worn, when you have contact with others, for a period of 10 days from the date of the positive test/first onset of symptoms. 


  • Mrs. Prettie and I attended a Legal Issues Workshop hosted by the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools on Monday after school.
  • Lifetouch photo retakes were held Tuesday morning.  The photographer came back on Thursday morning to take the Gr. 8 class photo.
  • Advisory groups were held for our Middle Years students on Tuesday morning.
  • Many of our PML students participated in a mini-recital Tuesday at lunch hour.
  • Musical try-outs were held on Wednesday at lunch hour.
  • Wednesday was also Pizza Day for those students who ordered.
  • I attended my Administrator’s Meeting at the Archdiocese office Wednesday morning.
  • Our Grs. 1, 1-2, & 2 students went on a field trip to the Manitoba Museum today.  They were so excited!  Thank you to the parents who were able to volunteer for the field trip today.
  • Today was the last official day of Term 1.
  • There is a Craft & Bake Sale at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish tomorrow, Saturday, from 10:00-2:00pm.  Please see attached poster for more details.


  • Our next School Mass is on Tuesday morning at 10:30am across the street at the church.  Please feel free to join us.  Fr. Robert from St. John XXIII parish will be celebrating the Mass.
  • Wednesday is Subway Lunch for those students who have ordered.
  • Wednesday evening at 6:30pm is our PAC Meeting.  All parents are invited to attend the meeting.  It will be held in the main gym.
  • Thursday our students will have an assembly on “Storytelling & The Treaty Relationship.”


  • Advent begins on Sunday, November 27th.
  • Report cards will be distributed on November 28th.
  • Our annual Kinder Open House will be held at 6:30pm in the main gym on November 29th.  If you know someone who is looking for Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year, please let them know about our Kinder Open House.
  • On Dec. 1st, our Grs. 5-8 students will be heading to the Manitoba Moose game.


Our Subway Lunch Volunteer Team needs 1 (one) volunteer for next Wednesday, November 23rd from approximately 1130 am to 1230 pm to assist with distributing Subway to our students. If you can volunteer that day over the lunch hour and are cleared to volunteer by having a current and valid CARC on file with the Front Office, please email The first person to email who is cleared to volunteer will be contacted and confirmed on Monday. Thank you so much everyone!


  • There is BLINE on Monday. 
  • There is Cheer & POM on Tuesday. 
  • There is Curling on Wednesday.  
  • The Snowy Craft is on Thursday. 
  • There is a BASC Christmas Craft in December. 
  • BLINE Testing and the Cheer/POM Recital are in the first week of December. 

All programs start new sessions in January. There is cooking or baking for different age groups too. 

Programs will be posted soon with a registration date due before the Christmas break. 


On Monday, November 28th there is a Musical Bake Sale. All items will be $0.50 to $2.00.  

There is also a Christmas Candy Cane Gram sale in December.  More info to follow.

All money raised goes towards the costs of the musical.

Thank you for your support. Kim


Is your child interested in taking Private Music Lessons?

If so, we currently have openings in our Guitar, Voice, and Piano studios for Terms 2 & 3.

Please contact Mrs. Gregorchuk at for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Mrs. Gregorchuk


If you have a child who may be ready for Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact Mrs. Newman at for more information.  Our Kinder Open House is coming up quickly on November 29th @ 6:30pm, and applications will be accepted beginning that evening and going forward.  Make sure that you secure your spot.  that each student will be sent home two Kindergarten Open House invitations for our current families to hand out. You had mentioned that we should send them home on Monday.


Family and friends, the Black Friday and Pre-Christmas sales have begun!   Check out the St. Charles FlipGive app to find out more.

Quick Signup page:

   Or enter this code in the app: NB7F49

Happy Shopping!

It looks as if this weekend is going to bring us some snow, some colder temperatures, and hopefully, a Grey Cup win!  Go Bombers!

Wishing you all the best for a terrific, warm weekend.

See you Monday.