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Principal’s Update

Dear SCCS Families,

Here we are!  Our last official school day of the 2021-2022 school year!  It’s been an amazing year, with lots of unique challenges and successes.  Watching our students grow all year has been a gift, and one which we would not trade for anything!  Thank you for trusting us with your child(ren) this year.  Our students are second to none.

As we head into summer holidays, I want to wish all of you a very happy, relaxing summer. I hope you can take this time to rejuvenate and make some amazing family memories.  Let’s hope for lots of sunshine too.

If your son/daughter forgot to pick up their medication from the front office today, please know that the front office staff will be here tomorrow from 8:00-4:00pm.  Also, one of our Gr. 6 students is missing a violin, so please check to make sure that you didn’t take home the wrong one, and if you did, please let the front office know as soon as possible.  Thank you.  😊

It is that time of year when I can announce that there will be some staffing changes for the 2022-2023 school year.  They are as follows:

  • Mrs. Kathy Lalonde is leaving SCCS after many years. She is going to be working on building a band program in her other school division, which is an amazing opportunity for her!  We wish her all the best as she moves forward with this new opportunity.  She will be missed.
  • We say good-bye to Ms. Rebecca Lerner and Ms. Claire Tompkins, as they leave their term positions at SCCS.  We will miss you and wish you both all the best.
  • We also wish all the best to Mrs. Heba Farg and Ms. Jocelyn Froese, our two Educational Assistants.  Good luck to you both, and we wish you all the best too.

I’d like to welcome two new staff members to the SCCS community next year.  A big welcome to Mrs. Joanne Mulvena, who will be taking over Mrs. Boughton’s maternity leave as Resource teacher sometime in September, and Ms. Kelsey Copeland, who will be our second Gr. 6 teacher next year.  Check out their bios to learn more about them.

Hi, my name is Joanne Mulvena and I am very excited to join the St Charles school community in September as the resource teacher. I have been a teacher for 23 years. Throughout these years I have assumed various roles that include classroom teacher K-12, resource teacher, vice-principal, and principal.  It is my passion to work with children and to support them in reaching their full potential. I am a wife, mother, nana, sister and daughter and my family is extremely important. My husband and I enjoy travelling and have been to Europe and the Caribbean. I am looking forward to beginning my role and creating new friendships and relationships.

Hello, St. Charles, Catholic School Community. My name is Kelsey Copeland and I am very excited to be joining the teaching staff at St. Charles Catholic School this September. I love teaching middle school students and am excited to be back there after a year of teaching fourth grade. Now I will give you some information about myself. I am a huge believer in physical activity helping the brain function best both academically and emotionally. As such I consider myself to be a very active person. I am a member of Manitoba Fusion, a rhythmic gymnastics team that is training to perform at the Canadian National Gymnaestrada this July in Edmonton as well as next July and August in Amsterdam for the World Gymnaestrada. I also enjoy boxing and am trying to train to eventually run a race. I love spending time outside at my cabin especially reading during the summer as it is a way I relax and unwind. I value time spent with my family and love enjoying a good barbecue with them. Finally, I am a huge crafter, whether it be knitting, cross stitching, or creating shirts or cups on my Cricut I love to have a creative outlet. I am looking forward to September to get to know and become a part of the St. Charles Catholic School Community. To the future grade 6, 7 and 8 students and families I am looking forward to being your teacher and can’t wait to see what you will accomplish this coming year! 


Please save the date: September 9th, 3-6pm SCCS Welcome BBQ. This will be an opportunity to meet the teachers, staff and board of directors as well as connect with parents and classroom reps.  This will also be the tentative date for chocolate bar and raffle pick up. More details to come in the new school year.”

The staff is looking forward to their summer holidays with much excitement!  Please note that they will not be responding to emails over the summer so that they can get some rest and relaxation and spend some much-needed time with their families.  Thank you for your understanding.

I too, am looking forward to doing the same thing, and will not be responding to emails until the office officially opens again on August 23rd.  I thank you in advance for your consideration and understanding in this matter.  Please note, that I will send out a communication email prior to school starting at the end of August, with details what you will need to know to start the new school year.

For those families, students, and staff, who are moving on from our SCCS community, we wish you all the best!  You have been an important part of this community, and we know that you will take part of us with you as you begin your new adventures.  Stay safe and remember that we would love to hear from you and know how you are doing!

On behalf of all the staff at SCCS, I wish you and your family a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you back in September!

God bless you all,