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.
K-2 Go Bowling
On February 10th, the K-2 students celebrated Catholic Schools Week by spending time together, enjoying fellowship and community building at St. James Lanes. For many students, it was their first time glow bowling and it was great to see the older students helping out their younger peers. What a great witness in demonstrating kindness and love towards others.
The staff at St. James Lanes had everything set up for the afternoon of fun. Students enjoyed taking on funny screen names from classic kids shows, such as Barney and Dino. As they spent the afternoon bowling, students enjoyed a special treat of popcorn and drinks.
The staff and students are so grateful for our volunteers who helped make this event a huge success!
We have a lot to be proud of as a Catholic school family!
By having fun together
The SCCS community celebrated Catholic Schools Week from February 8-13. The theme of the week was “Catholic schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”.
The week began with a prayer ceremony that included giving thanks for this great school community and for the people who have throughout the ages and do currently to make it the wonderful place that it is.
Then, the fun began. The K-2 students went bowling, celebrated 100 days. The Grades 3-6 graciously accepted the fact that it was too cold for the outdoor field trip that was planned and happily spent a day of reading, watching movies, playing games and eating treats instead.
The Grades 7 and 8 students went off to winter camp for three days.
Grade 1 teacher Mrs. Sherlock summed up the week of events beautifully:
“Watching our students throughout the week was a validation that our students are wonderful examples of faith and leadership to our greater community. And that is part of what makes St. Charles Catholic Schools Week festivities memorable.”
On Friday when the students had the day off from school, the staff gathered at St. Mary’s Academy where they joined together with all the other Catholic schools in the city. The 500+ participants began the day with a Mass celebrated with Archbishop Gagnon. Ken Yasinski was the keynote speaker on the theme of intentionality of living a Christ-centered life.