Classroom Music Teacher Hired

Welcome Lauren Reynolds!

Welcome Lauren Reynolds!

We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Lauren Reynolds to our teaching staff for the 2014-2015 academic year. Mrs. Reynolds may be new to SCCS and to classroom teaching but she has been making an impression in St. James musical circles. As a Registered Music Teacher, Mrs. Reynolds has been operating a private music studio (piano, theory and composition) in the St. James area since 1993. She has also been serving as an accompanist to groups in St. James School Division, accompanying choirs, ensembles and individuals in performances and festivals.

Mrs. Reynolds comes from a family of musicians and is excited about continuing the legacy, having two young children of her own. A certified Orff educator and Kindermusik instructor, Mrs. Reynolds will be working with our K-5 students this upcoming year. She “looks forward to meeting all the St. Charles families and working with everyone”.

SCCS Students Perform at Folklarama 2014

Folk1Folklarama is an annual local event which relies heavily on volunteer efforts. Volunteers are needed as organizers, cooks, hosts, performers, cleaners, etc.

SCCS is proud of our students (and alumni) who performed at the various pavilions during Folklarama this year. At both the Irish Celtic Pavilion and the Greek Pavilion several SCCS students participated in ethnic dance ensembles and contributed to the cultural displays. Our alumni continued to perform and now have taken on leadership roles such as youth ambassador.

“Congratulations” and “Thanks” are extended to our SCCS Finance Officer, Athena Dinos, who co-coordinated the Greek pavilion and to the many SCCS families and staff who volunteered at various venues throughout the two-week event.

Inaugural Summer Camp Program a Huge Success

BASC Programming offered through the summer months

BASC Programming offered through the summer months

Under the direction of Kim Furutani and with the support of the SCCS BASC staff, a summer camp program was offered for our students.

The 6 week program which ran five days per week through July and August set St. Charles Catholic Church as its “home base”. The participants were very appreciative of the air conditioned church basement!

Each morning the students and staff met at the Church before heading off into the community. Activities included days spent at various spray pads complete with water fights, lots of sun and picnic lunches; trips to the Fringe Festival children’s events; visits to the Forks and the Assiniboine Park where feeding the ducks and birds become a favorite pastime. Although for the most part the weather cooperated, some days were spent inside baking, attending museums, playing miniature golf, and creating arts and crafts.

The students loved being at camp with their best friends from school; the staff enjoyed planning back-to-back fun days with the students; the parishioners were pleased to experience our school community first-hand on a daily basis; and parents cannot say enough about how smoothly, efficiently and professionally it operated. No doubt about it, this first summer camp experience was a huge success for our SCCS community!

For more information about SCCS Summer Camp or the Before and After School Program, please contact Kim Furutani at kfurutani@stccs.ca