Read Olympics

… for I Love To Read Month

Love To ReadDuring 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 alReading By Flashlightso 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

“The More You read, the more things you will know…

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”

  • Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

Minister of Education, Ian Wishart and the Honourable Robert Sopuck visited SCCS for “I Love to Read Month”. We were honored by the visit to our school, apparently facilitating Minister Wishart’s first visit ever to an independent school! Together with school Admininstration, Dr. Penny and Mrs. Narynski, Board representative Nina McIntyre, and Grade 2 students Charlotte and Eden, the guests began the afternoon with a short tea party in Dr. Penny’s office. They then read to the Grade 1 and 2 students. Of special note, Mr. Sopuck read from his own book titled “A Life Outdoors” a collection of short stories/essays. One of the stories was of Eden, our very own SCCS student! The students in the class loved hearing her story.

The visit ended with Grade 7 Ambassadors taking Minister Wishart for a tour of the building.

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.