On Sept. 16th, the entire school gathered at St. Charles Catholic Church for our school mass. School Masses are student-led, and prove to be exciting opportunities for students to share their gifts in meaningful ways.
The choir was comprised of students in Grades 3-5. Musical accompaniment was provided by Grade 7 violin students and the music teachers. The cantors, who were Grade 7 students, confidently sang the responsorial psalm in its entirety and the led the community with the refrain. Grade 5 students were responsible for training the Grade 4 students who served as altar servers. All of the grades contributed to the explanation of the gifts, carrying of the gifts (which included a football, dancing slippers and drum to represent how each vocation can lend to being great for God), and the prayers of the faithful, including: Continue reading
SCCS celebrates annual Health Weeks September 15 – 26
K students practice effective hand washing and safe coughing techniques.
The health and safety of the members of our community is an ongoing concern. As a school we have made a commitment to focus on healthy practices and routines early in the year. To this end, we have set aside two weeks every September to review healthy practices. Topics covered include:
Wash Your Hands – Throughout the weeks, students review effective hand-washing techniques and community expectations.
Cover Your Mouth – Proper protocols with regard to coughing are reinforced throughout the weeks.
Nutrition – As students eat lunches and several snacks daily, healthy eating practices are discussed and encouraged.
Transmission –Everyone is asked to take this opportunity to review/learn how disease is transmitted and how we can prevent others from getting sick. Parents are encouraged to review the information on the school website for more information (http://www.stccs.ca/illnesses.html).
Keep your hands away from your mouth or objects. Students, especially younger students, are strongly encouraged to exercise caution.
Grade 1-2 learns coughing techniques and how it helps keep us all healthy.
Throughout both weeks, teachers will be addressing these topics in classes. Each class will develop a healthy lifestyle routine that includes scheduled opportunities for hand-washing throughout the day. If you have any questions about the material being covered, please speak with a teacher.