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January 12 Weekly Updates and Information
Published on Jan 12, 2019 11:14

Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope you all had a restful break and time to spend with family and friends. The St. Charles staff continues to look forward to working with our families in providing academic and spiritual opportunities for our children.

With your support, we look forward to a prosperous and positive new year!

~ Ms. Medve-Racine

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee – Supporting Our Children’s Mental Health

Building on the success of last year’s “Mental Health for Every Age” Parent Involvement Sessions, the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) requested additional information sessions to be provided this year.  These sessions will be held at 3 of our school locations: - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School, Orillia - Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Saint Joseph’s Catholic High School, Barrie - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic Elementary School, Beeton Click the links below for more information and to register.

Supporting Our Children's Mental Health.pdf

Registration Form

Kindergarten Registration

Year 1 kindergarten registration will begin in February.  A notice will be sent out once the school has received the registration packages.

Looking for Noon Hour Supervisors

We are looking for parents interested in being a school Noon Hour Supervisor; this is a paid position.  If this is something you are interested in pursuing, please contact the school office for more information.   All Noon Hour Supervisors are required to have an up-to-date CBC on file.

Elementary Student School Climate Survey  

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is comprised of faith-centred Eucharistic people who strive to form communities of learning that are Christ-centred, inclusive and reflective of a culture that respects and cherishes life for all.

The Ontario Ministry of Education’s directive on Safe Schools and its Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy require that all schools across the province implement a School Climate Survey, every two years, for students in Grades 4-12, parents/guardians and staff. Beginning in January 2019, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will be administering the School Climate Survey to students in Grades 4 to 8. All staff and parents/guardians will also have the opportunity to complete a climate survey later in the year.

The School Climate Survey is anonymous, confidential and completely voluntary in nature. The survey contains general questions about student demographics (including grade, gender, first language, etc), safety and inclusion (belonging, feeling safe and included, etc.), school climate and tone (friendliness, inclusiveness, supportiveness, etc.), overall wellbeing (activities, screen time, engagement, positive relationships, overall health, etc) as well as opportunities to identify bullying concerns and/or pro-active supports in bullying prevention. There is a question on the survey which refers to the prevalence and frequency of the varying forms that bullying/harassment might take, including physical, verbal, social and electronic. The data from this survey is used to help determine school needs and inform programs and services that support a positive school climate.

The surveys may provide opportunities for conversation with your son(s)/daughter(s) regarding inclusivity and well being at school. Please contact the school if you have any additional questions.

Upcoming Dates

January 15 Holy Trinity Visits Gr. 8 Class  - Course Selection

January 23 Rosary Apostolate

January 24 Dental Screening - Kindergarten, Gr. 2, Gr. 7

January 29 CSCC Meeting @ 6pm - School Library

February 1 PA Day - No school for students

February 18 Family Day

February 20 Rosary Apostolate

February 22 Report Cards go home

March 5 Shrove Tuesday

March 6 Ash Wednesday

March 11 - 15 March Break