Sudbury Catholic District School Board

St. Theresa Catholic School Selected for Fuel for Kids Program

St. Theresa Catholic School has been selected by Four Corners Your Independent Grocer Store (Phil Fluery) in Sudbury to host the Fuel for Kids Program. As part of the program, the students and staff at St. Theresa Catholic school will enjoy a complimentary nutritious lunch provided by the Fuel For Kids Program sponsors along with a visit from the Maple Leaf CASCAR Race Team on Wednesday, May 31.

The race team and volunteers will arrive at St. Theresa Catholic School prior to the lunch hour and provide a free nutritious lunch featuring Maple Leaf Top Dogs, Lipton Cup-a-Soup, Mott’s Fruitsations, Dare Bear Paw Cookies and Del Monte juice to the students and staff of the school.

Everyone will have the opportunity to hop inside the actual 475 HP Maple Leaf CASCAR and check it out and obtain an autographed picture of the race car from driver Dave Connelly!

In the afternoon, the Maple Leaf CASCAR will travel to Four Corners Your Independent Grocer to display the race car and provide a complimentary BBQ fundraiser for St. Theresa Catholic School from 3-7pm with 50% of the proceeds being donated towards the school’s fundraising efforts and 50% of the proceeds being donated to the President’s Choice Children’s Charity on the school’s behalf.

Pius XII Student, Fire Chief For The Day!

Congratulations to Emily Rabski, a Grade 4 student at Pius XII Catholic School for her first place finish in the Fire Chief For The Day Contest. As part of the winning package, Emily was picked up at her house by fire trucks, Aerial 1 and Pump 2 and transported to the
Van Horne Fire Station where she received a tour and proclaimed Chief For The Day!

Emily was later escorted back to the school by the Acting Fire Chief, Marc Leduc for the official Chief For The Day presentation in her classroom. The City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services also participated in a special ceremony honouring her as the first place winner of the 2006 Fire Chief For The Day Contest.

The Fire Chief For The Day Contest was open to all grade four students from the four school boards in the City of Greater Sudbury. Students were invited to participate in creating an escape plan of their home with the help of family members. In order to qualify to win, a contestant had to:

1. Indicate two ways out of each room
2. Identify the location of their smoke detectors
3. Indicate the meeting point outside of the home
4. Identify the emergency phone number
5. Complete and practice the Fire Safety Plan of him/her home

A total of 1,869 students from all four school boards were invited to participate in the Fire Chief For The Day Contest. This activity focused on ensuring that every family developed and practiced a home escape plan would help to save their lives in the event of a fire.

Pius XII Catholic School Presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Pius XII Catholic School Drama Club presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the school, 44 Third Avenue, Sudbury on Tuesday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. and Friday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $2.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.

Willy Wonka, The eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public. Five young lucky golden ticket finders are the winners of the private tour of the factory. It’s a dream come true when Charlie Bucket is the finder of the 5th Golden Ticket. The next day, Charlie along with the other winners, Augustus, Veruca, Violet and Mike step into the factory and discover that the many wondrous and mysterious rumours are true. For Charlie’s life will never be the same.

For more information, please call Louisa Bianchin, Principal, Pius XII Catholic School at ph. 566-6080.

Marymount Regals Capture Envirothon Championship

The Marymount Regals’ Envirothon team competed in the Sudbury District Envirothon during the month of April. The Regals after finishing second last year, captured this year’s Envirothon championship and earned a spot in the provincial competition which was held in Sudbury.

Twenty teams from across the province joined the Regals for the provincial competition. The competition consisted of two training days, (which included on the regreening of Sudbury, global warming, the introduction of elk in Burwash, a fish stalking program and forestry by Domtar in Espanola) and the competition itself. The Regal team finished as the best team in Northern Ontario and 6th in the province. The Regals are looking forward to next year’s competition where they will attempt to better this year’s performance.

Ontario Skills Medalist Recognized by Sudbury Catholic Board

Jordan Lanteigne, a Grade 12 student at St. Charles College was awarded a silver medal for his plumbing talents at the 17th Ontario Skills Competitions held in Kitchener on May 2, 2006. The annual trades competition allows students from across the province the opportunity to compete and to apply their skills in Construction, Design, Manufacturing, Transportation, Communications and Hospitality.

Jordan demonstrated interest in plumbing in his first year of Construction Technology courses at St. Charles College. In Grade 11 Jordan received a coop placement with United Plumbing co-owned by Leight and Angela Faubert. The Faubert’s were very impressed by Jordan’s work ethic and offered him the opportunity to work as a coop student at United Plumbing during his Grade 12 year.

Given his talent for the trade, Jordan was selected by the Sudbury Catholic District School Board to represent St. Charles College at the 2006 Ontario Skills Competition where he received a silver medal for his efforts. He was recently recognized by the Sudbury Catholic District School Board for his dedication to his craft and his excellent achievement.

St. James Catholic School Hosts Boys’ Literacy Launch “Travel the World of Literacy”

St. James Catholic School has received funding from the Ministry of Education for action research on Boys’ Literacy. The goals of this initiative are to improve boys’ attitudes toward reading and ultimately to improve their literacy skills. The school is purchasing reading materials that engage all readers, but in particular young male readers. Items such as nonfiction materials, humour books, action and adventure series, and sports cards and magazines are part of the strategies of the Literacy Program.

On the morning of May 18, 2006, St. James School will launch its Boys’ Literacy Project. Role models from the community will be attending to celebrate “Travel the World of Literacy.” The day will begin 9:15 a.m. with Gerry Lougheed Jr. delivering a keynote address. The students will then proceed to different stations as guests from the Greater Sudbury Community share a favourite form of reading material (not limited to books), with the primary division. The list of guests include Michelle Toner, Alan Nursall, John Kennedy, Constable Corrine Jutila, Brent Battistelli, Father Tony Man-Son-Hing, and others.

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