News Makers

SCCS BASC is in the news!

Please check out the CTV news program that aired on Friday, February 26th. Mrs. Furutani and her students shared how invaluable the program is, how much fun the students find it, and how important this type of program is for families.

BASCClick on image to go to CTVNEWS.

Loved Mrs. Furutani’s comment: “well, we would just hire more staff!” when questioned what would happen if more families needed this service.

I Love To Read

A Fun Educational Event

SCCS students welcomed Premier Greg Slinger and MLA Sharon Blady to our school for “I Love to Read” month. The Q & A session covered many topics, few of which were in the book that was read. The Premier and Ms. Blady were well-versed in the history of Manitoba and the story behind the Golden Boy! It was a fun educational event for all present.

ILTR

A Moment In Time

… Captured in the Grade 4 Dioramas

DioramaCongratulations to the Grade 4 students who submitted their dioramas this week. They are displayed in the upstairs hallway.

Catholic Schools Week

February 12th to 16th

Catholic Schools Week is a annual event during which the entire community comes together to celebrate Catholic education and our school in particular. Beginning with a prayerful opening assembly, the activities included celebrating getting up early for the Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast, Ash Wednesday Mass at Camp Assiniboia, 100 Day celebrations, bowling, Adrenaline Adventures, and Harbourview winter fun. Teachers, along with their approximately 500 colleagues from all across Winnipeg, spent their Friday at the annual Catholic Schools Day Conference. We were proud that our Principal, Dr. Penny, was one of the session facilitators.

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Catholic Schools

CathSchools…. are the beautiful instruments of the Church.

Dr. Penny visited with each of the owner Parishes – St. Charles, St. Paul the Apostle, St. John XXIII, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Anne’s – this month. She spoke with each congregation about her recent trip to Rome for the Education Congress and the importance of Catholic schools within our community. Her main message was that “Catholic schools are the beautiful instruments of the Church”.

Food Drive

SCCS has a heart of gold!

RMcDThis year, one of our families (the James’s family), invited us to facilitate a food drive for the residents of Ronald McDonald House. Mrs. Booth and her Grade 3-4 class took the lead and visited with each of the classes explaining  the needs of the organization. By the end of the drive, our students were more aware of the good work done by Ronald McDonald House, and had a truckload of food supplies collected for donation.

Sign Language

Our students are amazing!

It seems that there is nothing that they cannot learn. This week, the KR class was reviewing their sign language skills during ELA.

Sign Language Pic and Chart

Pope Francis Declares

Open your doors

Pope Francis declared 2015-2016 the Jubilee Year of Mercy. He asked people all over the world to learn about the virtue of mercy and to use it/receive it with greater intentionality. Dr. Penny shared that when she was in Rome, he has schools to especially reach out and teach others about mercy, because it’s embedded in what we do already. To kick-start the jubilee, the Vatican encouraged churches around the world to dedicate a specific door in their worship centers and to symbolically “open their doors”. As people go through those doors, they are to reflect on the works of mercy, pray for others, and change their ways to better reflect the mercy in their lives.

Door

 

SCCS has created such a door. It was blessed during a ceremony in the school led by Fr. Peter. Students are encouraged to enter the door, and to indicate their journey by placing a sticker on the poster in the front of the school. This way, we can all see the number of journeys being taken by our community!

SCCS embarked on a special project to help our community to better understand the works of mercy. Each classroom decorated their door to reflect a particular work of mercy. Now, as one enters each classroom, we are encouraged to reflect on a work of mercy!

Year of Mercy Doors