As part of spirit week at St. Charles College, each grade of students, along with the staff sport a different colour on the Friday to close the week. This day also happened to coincide with the anniversary of the Franco-Ontarien flag which takes place this weekend.
Mme. Rocca in grade 7 & 8 French Immersion teamed up with Mr. Boisvert in the high school F.I. program to celebrate the green and white flag which was raised for the first time on September 25th, 1976 at Laurentian University in Sudbury.
Mrs. Narozanski’s religion students discussed how they, as humans, can act more like Jesus in today’s world. The students talked about giving back and being selfless through acts like visiting the sick, participating in the upcoming food drive and taking care of elderly people.
The students then traced their hands. Their name was placed on the palm, the pinky and ring fingers showcased their personality traits and the middle finger featured something the students did not like to do very much. The index finger showed something they love and the thumb was reserved for setting a goal that would make them more Christ-like this school year.
The hands were then transformed into a beautiful flower on the Religion bulletin board with a very befitting quote: “We are each unique and beautiful; but together we are a Masterpiece!”
It’s a week intended for all the students at St. Charles College but it is especially exciting for new grade 7, 8 and 9 students. Spirit week is filled with theme days such as colour crusade and twin day but it all begins with character day today.
Today at school, staff and students are decked out in Pokemon gear, Harry Potter costumes and even a couple Where’s Waldo characters have surfaced.
Students Amariah and Grace Levac went all out on a hot, muggy day, along with classmate Ben Amari. All three students are in grade nine are especially excited for the full slate of activities on Wednesday for grade nine day.
Rev. Gerald Lalonde C.S.B., the last Basilian Principal of St. Charles College, died in Toronto on June 14, 2016 at 79 years of age. He was in the 50th year of his priesthood. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, Father Lalonde served in various roles at St. Charles College: teacher, Department Head, Vice-Principal and Principal (1983-1985).
Most recently, he was the pastor of Our Lady of Peace church in Capreol. He was a much respected and much loved priest!
A Mass will be offered for Father Lalonde on Tuesday, September 20 at the Church of Christ the King at 12:05 pm. After the Mass, everyone is invited to go to the Caruso Club Restaurant for the luncheon buffet. The upper level of the restaurant has been reserved for this group. The cost of the buffet is $12.35 + taxes.