… a Grade 2 Visit to the Oblate Sisters
On Wednesday, April 18th the grade 2 class visited the Oblate Sisters at Villa Aulneau. The students were very excited to visit the Sisters and represent St. Charles. The students started their visit by singing a few of their favourite songs from the Religion program including, “Welcome my Friends,” and an Easter song. They also worked with the Sisters to create a stain glass window craft. The students and Sisters both enjoyed decorating their craft with glue and tissue paper, and many students chose to give their finished product to the Sister they were working with. When their craft was finished, the students read some of their favourite stories to the Sisters, chatted with them, and ate a snack. This trip was a great opportunity for the students to make a connection with the founders of our school, and for them to share their kind, friendly personalities with our community.
… for I Love To Read Month
During the month of February, all students in St. Charles played a part in our Read Olympics! Each class was teamed up with 1 or 2 other classes to track how many minutes they could read at home throughout the month. The students had a great time watching their team’s points, recorded on our Read-O-Meter poster in the front entrance of the school, get higher and higher. All students were reaching for the gold! It was a close call. Congratulations to the Red Team, (Kindergarten A, Gr. 3-4, Gr. 5L), who never stopped reading! Way to go students! Students also had a chance to fill their reading log with entries to win a free Kids Meal at Boston Pizza! Enjoy!
Students also enjoyed D.E.A.R – Drop Everything and Read. Whether they were in Music, Gym or Science. they stopped what they were doing, grabbed a book and read for 10 minutes. Their favorite was FLASHLIGHT FRIDAYS. They would turn out the lights and read their book using their flashlights! What fun! Even the teachers played along!
St. Charles staff also had their pictures up by the office which showed them reading their favorite books. Each picture only showed staff member’s eyes. I hope you had a chance to figure out who was who!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
Get Set for a Terrific New School Year!
Welcome to SCCS to our new families! And welcome back to all of our returning families!
This year promises to be an exciting and rewarding year for our community.
The first day of school is Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
… and Never Quit
Congratulations to the Chargers who participated in the annual MCSAA Badminton tournament.
The SCCS Badminton Team competed during the last week of April in singles, doubles and mixed doubles tournaments at host schools across Winnipeg. Each team had some success, especially our Grade 7 Boys Singles, Grade 8 Boys Doubles and Grade 8 Mixed Doubles, who placed in the top eight. Well done, St. Charles!!
Congratulations to Mrs. Lalonde and the Grades 3-6 choir who performed at the Winnipeg Music Festival this week. They achieved “gold” designation! The repertoire included Mozart’s Alleluia Canon with piano, flute and violin accompaniment.
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.
Loved Mrs. Furutani’s comment: “well, we would just hire more staff!” when questioned what would happen if more families needed this service.