St. Charles College students recently visited the students and staff of St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School to kick off their canned food drive with the elementary students. The students at St. Charles College hold the biggest canned food drive in the city annually with this year’s goal topping over 60,000 cans. SCC Students visit the schools in the New Sudbury Area asking for their support with this very important cause.
Every year, St. David Catholic School, in conjunction with St. Charles College, holds a fall food drive. St. David’s asks all families and students in all grade levels to take part in this annual food drive. Participation in the annual food drive offers students the opportunity to learn about the power of generosity and experience the feeling of community service through giving to those in need.
St. Charles College kicked off the St. David food drive with a spirited school assembly. The student leaders stressed the importance of safety when helping others in need. Students were reminded to always be with an adult when collecting cans in the community and to always have their parents permission. St. David School is accepting non perishable food donations as well as monetary donations until Friday October 4.
The St. Charles College Food Drive is an annual event organized by the St. Charles College Student Council. St. David’s School is excited to pitch in and help. Local radio stations partner with St. Charles as well. The food drive has a long and proud history of making a difference in the city of Sudbury. The 2013 goal is 60,000 cans. Good Luck St. Charles!
St. Charles Student Council visited St. Raphael School on Tuesday, September 24 to kick off their annual food drive. The goal this year is to raise over 60,000 cans to help the Sudbury Food Bank feed our community. The council thanked local radio stations KISS FM and Q-92 as well as Mr. Jim Silva who started the food drive many years ago and continues to support it year after year. St. Charles is offering a complimentary pizza lunch to the class that brings in the most cans. St. Raphael Royals are eager to help and are up for the challenge.
The Greater Sudbury Police Service wants to remind people to stop and think before they pick up the phone while they are at the wheel of a car. The police are promoting this message with stretchy, blue bands that can be positioned over the top of cell phones to serve as a reminder when people get the urge to text or talk.
On Thursday, September 19, School Liaison Constable Victor Leroux dropped by St. Charles College with bands for students to place on their own personal electronic devices.
St. Charles College has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Loblaw After School Grant of 5 thousand dollars. The money will be put towards feeding students in the Student Success area of the school – who are staying for after school help or sports in the building.
Sher Watson, the Cooking School Co-ordinator presented the cheque to the School President, Carrington Ryan and Athletics President Jacob Belanger.
Watson says St. Charles College is the only school receiving the grant in the Sudbury area this year. She was surprised to see a cheque for that amount, citing that it is the biggest she has seen come to Sudbury for a Healthy Snacks for Healthy Bodies campaign.
Students entering grade 9 this fall at St. Charles College were given a challenge. Complete twenty of their forty community service hours and be entered to win an I-pad Mini.
The incentive was an idea that Guidance Program Leader Silvia Faggioni heard about from her counterparts working in boards across Ontario at a Ministry of Education workshop last year.
Faggioni says students need 30 credits to graduate, they need to pass the literacy test and complete 40 hours of community service. “Sometimes getting them to complete those hours is the easiest and yet the hardest requirement because by grade 12, students are thinking about their post secondary plans, jobs and relationships.”
The challenge for twenty hours began last May when the guidance department visited grade eight schools informing students about contest. Letters were also sent home to kids indicating that they were able to start obtaining hours in the summer going into grade nine.
The challenge worked as many grade 9’s submitted their community service hours report. Grade 9 student Alyssa Scott was the winner. She completed her 44.5 hours at both the YMCA Day Camps and working children’s games at the Fairbanks Lake Cottage Association Picnic in the summer.
St. Charles Cardinals celebrated its first mass of the school season on Thursday, September 12, 2013. More than nine hundred fifty students attended mass in the school gymnasium with Father Jim Ketzler of St. John’s parish presiding. Students are always invited to assist as servers at the masses. This month, it was the senior football team members who assisted with the procession and helping Father Jim. Pictured here are: #12 Jake Carriere, #20 Jake Graham, #99 Erik Green, #7 Connor Chezzi an #44 Matthew Kuzenko.