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SCCS welcomes a returning staff member


Welcome Back, Jennifer (Brunel) Baker

St. Charles Catholic School is pleased to welcome Mrs. Jennifer (Brunel) Baker to our teaching staff for the 2014-2015 academic year. Mrs. Baker returns to SCCS after several years teaching for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. Mrs. Baker is an Early Years Specialist and is certified in Special Education.

“I am so thrilled to be rejoining the SCCS community this school year as a Grade 2 teacher! Since sadly leaving SCCS in 2009, I have been living near Barrie, ON and teaching with the local Catholic school board. We are a proud military family and jumped on the opportunity presented to us this past summer to return “home” to Winnipeg. It will be wonderful to be near my extended family that lives near by and connect with students and the larger SCCS community. I enjoy spending time with my family and our 3 1/2 yr old son, Joshua, brings us so much joy!” Mrs. Baker


“Now may the God of hope make you full of joy and peace through faith, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans (15:13)

This year, the school goals for PowerUpSt. Charles Catholic School revolve around the theme of “power”. They are:

Goal 1 – “Power of Prayer” – The goal this year is for every person in our school to experience first-hand the power of prayer. We will learn to pray together and for one another as a caring community. We will know we are successful in this objective if all members of our community experience a higher than usual level of joy-full-ness. To this end all members of SCCS are invited to join in the following prayer:

Let us pray:

Jesus, grant that all of the families at SCCS be joy-filled this year.

Give us the grace to share your joy with one another, to be supportive, standing by people at every step of the way, no matter how difficult or lengthy this may prove to be.

May each one of us experience the power of prayer in our lives. Amen

Goal 2 – “Power of 10” – We believe that the ability to demonstrate automaticity in math is fundamental. Our goal this year is that every student increase his/her automaticity skills in math by 10% and that every student demonstrates automaticity at or above grade level. To this end, the math teachers will be using a supplementary math program titled “the Power of 10”.

Goal 3 – “Power of Excellence in Writing” – For almost two decades the students at SCCS have been using a writing program called Excellence in Writing. Our goal this year is that through efficient implementation of the program every student increase his/her abilities in writing by 10% or more.