The Sudbury Catholic District School Board joins communities across Canada in honouring and praying for the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Tk-emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation territory.
To honour their lives, flags at all SCDSB schools and board buildings will be lowered for nine days (May 31-June 8) – a total of 215 hours to represent each of the 215 children. As a sign of our collective mourning, the Board will also be participating in the National moment of silence at 2:15 p.m. today as we honour and acknowledge the children who never returned home.
“Today, we honour the lives of the 215 Indigenous children who will not be coming home. It is a heartbreaking tragedy and while there are no words to truly express the deep mourning those impacted are experiencing, we humbly offer our prayers that they and their families will find healing. We also acknowledge the pain and trauma this brings to all Indigenous peoples across the country, and we recognize the need for ongoing truth and reconciliation. May God continue to watch over the 215 souls and their families,” said Michael Bellmore, Chair of the Board of the Trustees for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.
“All Sudbury Catholic District School Boards schools and facilities are standing in solidarity with communities across Canada in honouring the 215 Indigenous children. While it is indeed an unspeakable tragedy, we send continued prayers and healing to all those affected and to the Indigenous communities in the Sudbury area and across the country. We have lowered all flags for 215 hours and will join the National moment of silence at 2:15 p.m. As a system, we are also wearing orange shirts on Wednesday, June 2 and will unite in a collective prayer service as a reminder that every child matters,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.
The Parent Involvement Committee is very pleased to once again to support virtual learning sessions throughout the winter and spring.
Our next session is on March 31: Nicole St. Jean, Sudbury and Area Victims Services, will talk about increased internet use, signs to look for, grooming techniques and resources. This is important information for every parent to know. We hope to see you there and also encourage you to share this invitation with others.
This session will take place on March 31 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Zoom.
A World War two veteran is about to get a lot of St. Charles College fan mail!
In early February, the CBC News had posted an article about a WWII Vet, Fred Arsenault, who was looking forward to celebrating his 100th birthday on March 6th.
Because Mr. Arsenault enjoys receiving mail and the nostalgia it brings from days long ago, his son made an appeal on social media asking friends and family to send birthday cards to his father in hopes of receiving one hundred of them in time for the big event.
Students in 7A, 7C, 8D and the 7/8 class all heard about Mr. Arsenault and decided to make him 100 birthday cards from the students at SCC.
We’re sure he’s going to be super excited to receive all the beautiful cards the students made.
The Annual St. Charles College Canned Food Drive wrapped up this morning with a big $11,700 cheque and a grand total of 71,000 cans donated to the Sudbury Food Bank!
This amazing donation could not have been made possible without the support of the Secondary Student Council, the feeder schools of St Paul’s, St David’s, PIUS XII, Holy Trinity and St Johns, the amazing staff, students and parents of SCC and most importantly the community who continues to donate and warm our hearts year after year!
Congratulations Cards on the amazing results once again!
St. Charles College students are gearing up for their 2nd annual Cards Crush Cancer in support of the Northern Cancer Foundation. The event will be held on May 29th from 10am-2pm at St. Charles College. An outdoor concert, food trucks, bubble soccer, yoga and Zumba are some of the activities taking place that day. As a pre-cursor to the event, Tuesday morning, students paid $1 for a piece of duct tape to tape their Vice Principals Karl Dregger and Jason Michelutti to the wall. All funds raised will go towards the St. Charles College Cards Crush Cancer fundraiser.
Our annual Carousel event hosted by the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee is fast approaching! We are very excited to welcome all parents, staff and community partners to this event for an evening of networking, learning and community building!
When: March 5, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where: St. David School, 549 Frood Road
Carousel topics will include: Dealing with Anxiety, Indigenous Education Programming, Coding, Mathematics, The Leader in Me, Supporting Students with Autism, Human Trafficking, Vaping Building Resilience, speech and language services and special Education Services, including the IEP.
The Student Senate at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board has given the gift of warmth this holiday season! The fundraising campaign was spearheaded by the Student Senate, which is comprised of 10 secondary students representing all four secondary schools in the Board.
The group encouraged staff and students to donate clean, gently used coats of all sizes to families in need. Working with Derek Cashmore of Cooper Equipment Rentals, the coats will be donated to the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and then made available to those in need in our region and in other communities throughout Northern Ontario. The original ask was 100 coats, however the Sudbury Catholic School community surpassed that goal, donating over 150 coats and over 50 winter accessories including hats, scarves and mitts to help families stay warm this Winter.
“The Student Senate members are not just leaders in their schools, but leaders in the greater community,” said Amanda Barry, Teacher Facilitator of the Student Senate. “The students embody the Catholic Graduate Expectations and model stewardship through their actions and their love for others. They have more plans to serve the local community in 2019, so stay tuned!”
“The amount of spirit and compassion exemplified by everyone involved is truly breathtaking,” said Kira Gouchie, Student Trustee and member of the Student Senate. “It was so amazing to see all the students come together for a great cause during the holiday season.”
The Student Senate coat drive ran from November 19 – December 7, 2018. The group is hoping to make the drive an annual fundraiser as part of their Student Senate initiatives.
St. Charles College’s annual food drive brought in 133,000 food items for the Sudbury Food Bank this year. This food drive helps feed our community and helps students learn how to be leaders. It teaches them the value of hard work and allows them to empathize with others who are less fortunate. The students filmed and edited a video -which is on our youtube site- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=old6eMRO0S0. They also spent their evenings and weekend at various grocery stores bagging groceries and collecting cans. Other students went door-to-door to collect.
Feeder schools, Holy Trinity, St. Paul, St. John, Pius XII, St. Francis, and St. David also played a big role in collecting cans. They support the food drive every year and they are a huge part of its success.
If the students at St. Charles College and its feeder schools had their way – no one would go hungry in our community this year!
St. Charles College is kicking off their annual food drive at feeder schools St. David, St. John, St. Paul, Pius XII and Holy Trinity. For over three decades, they have been collecting cans to feed local families. Every year, they have surpassed their goal by collecting thousands of cans from the community.
The SCC contribution is always the largest single donation to the Sudbury Food Bank each year and the food bank has grown to rely on the major haul of cans and cash. We are asking for the community’s assistance in helping us, once again, surpass our goal.
Our students will be going out into the community in order to collect non-perishable food items. Please start collecting and feel free to drop off at St. Charles College. The kids will also be helping to bag groceries at Metro on Thursday, October 19th, Chris’ Independent on Friday, October 20th and Vrab’s Independent on Saturday, October 21st and are hoping to gather donations from the public at that time.
We look forward to once again this year, continuing to feed the needy and make a difference in our community.