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April 13 Weekly Updates and Information
Published on Apr 13, 2019 09:19


Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples

This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples.

The 2019 theme was inspired by three sources: Renewing the Promise, The Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education from the Bishops of Ontario; Gaudete et exsultate, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on the Call to Holiness; and Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, the October 2018 Synod of Bishops. Mindful of the Synod on Youth, the theme and sub-themes are very much directed to the young people in our schools, especially in their growth in holiness and their formation as disciples of Christ through the discernment of their vocational pathways. In the section of Renewing the Promise entitled, “A Community that Forms Joyful Disciples,” we read, “Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.”

There are five sub-themes for each day of Catholic Education Week: Day 1 - Rooted in Prayer; Day 2 - Living in Community; Day 3 - Doing Justice & Creating Hope; Day 4 - Journeying Together in Faith; Day 5 - Sharing the Good News. Every year, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) provides our Catholic schools with a resource kit to help schools prepare for Catholic Education Week. Using these resources, as well as our own developed activities, we have prepared a series of activities, which will highlight how the students and staff at our school are Living as Joyful Disciples.

See the schedule below of events happening throughout Catholic Education Week. We hope to see many of you during our school celebrations.

~ Ms. Medve-Racine

Monday May 6

Rooted in Prayer

Tuesday May 7

Living in Community

Wednesday May 8

Doing Justice & Creating Hope

Thursday May 9

Journeying Together in Faith

Friday May 10

Sharing the Good News

10:20  am - Morning Liturgy

10:45 am - Volunteer Tea


School Yard Spring


10:00 am -

Gr. 8 Students attend mass at Holy Martyrs with Holy Trinity

Jump Rope for Heart



Share Your Stories of SCH



Walk’n’Wheel Wednesday!



Share Your Stories of SCH



6:00 pm -

Kindergarten Parent Info Night

11:45 am -  Living Rosary


2:00 pm -

We Walk for Water

Plastic Bag Challenge

Starting Monday we will be participating in the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge! We are asking students to bring in plastic grocery bags from April 15-26th.

Spring Fundraiser

Our spring fundraiser will soon begin, please keep your eye out for the Big Box of Birthday Cards coming before Easter.  

60% of funds raised will go towards supporting student learning both in and out of the classroom (e.g. technology) and 40% of funds raised will go towards the chapel in our new school building.  

Thank  you in advance for your support of our spring fundraiser!  

School Yearbooks

We are selling yearbooks at St. Charles again this year!  Within each yearbook you will find students’ individual photos and photos from special events in each class and in the school.  You will also find team and club photos. Yearbooks will sell for $25 each.

Yearbook Order Forms have been sent home, orders can be placed both online or through the school; cash or cheque are accepted. Please make cheques payable to  St.Charles School. The deadline to order is Friday May 3rd, late orders cannot be accepted.  

Last year’s yearbook is available in the office if you would like to see a sample.

Upcoming Dates

April 14 Palm Sunday

April 15 - 19 Holy Week

April 15 Plastic Grab Back Challenge Begins

April 15 Spring Fundraiser Kick-off

April 16 Spring Fundraiser Cards Sent Home - 1 box/family

April 17 Rosary Apostolate

April 18 Round 2 Vaccinations

April 19 Good Friday

April 22 Easter Monday

April 23 Easter Liturgy - School Gym - Time TBD

April 24 Choir @ Festival of the Arts

April 25 CSCC Meeting @ 6pm - School Library

April 26 Jump Rope for Heart Kick-off

April 26 Plastic Grab Back Challenge Ends

April 30 Find Your Magic Show;  K-3 @ 11:30 am; Gr. 4-8 @ 1:50 pm

April 30 Fundraising orders and money due

May 2 Yearbook Orders due to school

May 3 Online yearbook orders due

May 3 PA Day - No School for Students

May 6-10 Catholic Education Week

May 6 Spring fundraiser winners drawn

May 9 Kindergarten Parent Information Night @ 6pm - School Gym

June 1 Bike Rodeo  - St. Angela Merici School  - 9-11am