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Jun 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may be aware, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced earlier today that it has approved the Board’s funding request for $26.7 million to build two new Catholic elementary schools in Chatham.  The funding also includes child care facilities at both locations.  This is tremendous news and we are very pleased that we are now able to begin moving forward with the recommendations of the Chatham Elementary Schools Pupil Accommodation Review Committee, which were approved by the Board of Trustees on March 28, 2017.

The funding announcement means that two new Catholic schools will be built in Chatham – one on the north side to replace St. Vincent, St. Agnes and Our Lady of Fatima; and one on the south side, to replace St. Joseph, St. Ursula and Georges P. Vanier.  The exact location of the new schools is still being finalized and will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition, the Board will move forward with plans to renovate and refurbish the Our Lady of Fatima site, which will be the new home of the Chatham French Immersion program, replacing Monsignor Uyen.  We remain hopeful that all of this can be accomplished in time for the start of school in September 2019.

Of course, there is much work to do, as we move towards the September 2019 opening.  I am announcing today that I have appointed Superintendent of Education Deb Crawford, who led the public accommodation review, to lead the team of parents and school staff that will transition students from six schools to two; and our French Immersion students from Monsignor Uyen to their new home at the Our Lady of Fatima site.  More details about this will be announced in the fall.

For now, we are all extremely pleased that this project will move forward.  These new state-of-the-art facilities will provide improved educational opportunities for our Catholic families in Chatham for many generations of students to come.

I want to acknowledge again the members of the Pupil Accommodation Review Committee, both from the school communities and the parishes, who helped to shape this vision for the future.  And I especially want to thank the staff of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, with whom we have an excellent and cooperative relationship.  Their assistance to us in this project has been extremely valuable.

On behalf of our senior administration and the Board of Trustees, let me wish you a safe, happy and healthy summer, filled with God’s blessings!


Dan Parr

Director of Education

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13-Jul-17 St. Clair Summer Learning Camps are a hit with Students and Parents
28-Jun-17 Director of Education Dan Parr Announces Retirement Effective December 31, 2017
20-Jun-17 Board of Trustees Approves Interior Upgrades at Gregory A. Hogan Catholic School, Sarnia
20-Jun-17 Board of Trustees Approves 2017-2018 Budget
19-Jun-17 Ministry of Education Approves Funding for Two New Catholic Elementary Schools in Chatham
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27-Apr-17 Informing Teens, Preventing Injuries is the Focus of Impact Day at St. Patrick's Catholic High School
27-Apr-17 Our Lady of Fatima Robotics Team Partners with Ministry of Transportation to Develop Deer Crossing Warning System
25-Apr-17 Student Trustees for 2017-2018 Announced
25-Apr-17 Vice Principal Appointed to Serve at St. Joseph Catholic School in Corunna
28-Mar-17 Board of Trustees Approves Final Report for Chatham Elementary Schools Pupil Accommodation Review
28-Mar-17 Director of Education Announces Changes in Principal Assignments for September 2017
28-Mar-17 St. Clair Reports Salaries in Accordance with Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act
28-Mar-17 We Charity Says Thank You to Chatham-Kent Students and Victory Ford for Annual "We Scare Hunger" Campaign
22-Mar-17 CLASS Launches Free Mobile App "MySBI"
09-Mar-17 Classes to Resume Tomorrow at St. Vincent Catholic School Chatham and St. Michael Catholic School Ridgetown
08-Mar-17 St. Vincent Catholic School in Chatham Closed to Students and Staff on Thursday Due to Roof Damage
28-Feb-17 St. Clair Catholic Trustees Receive Report on Board Calendar for the 2017-2018 School Year
28-Feb-17 St. Clair Catholic Invests more than $3.6 Million in School Improvements Across the District
07-Feb-17 The Great Family of Our Church:  Our Annual Day of Faith and Learning Together
24-Jan-17 St. Clair Catholic District School Board presents Capital Plan Update - 2017
24-Jan-17 Director's Annual Report - 2016 is presented to St. Clair Catholic Board of Trustees
07-Dec-16 Class Project at St. Michael Catholic School in Ridgetown receives World-Wide Recognition
06-Dec-16 John Van Heck Acclaimed Chair of the Board; Michelle Parks Acclaimed Vice Chair
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11-Nov-16 St. Joseph Catholic School in Corunna to Celebrate Derek Drouin Day.....Again!
01-Nov-16 St. Elizabeth One of 17 Schools Across Canada to Receive Teach Grant From Best Buy Canada
25-Oct-16 Helping Parents Make Math a Fun Part of the Family's Daily Routine is the Focus of Bedtime Math
20-Oct-16 Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and St. Clair Catholic District School Board to Sign Historic Tuition Service Agreement
18-Oct-16 St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent District School Boards to Share $30,000 from Noelle's Gift
18-Oct-16 St. Clair Catholic District School Board and St. Clair College Partnership Creates Shared Learning Space at St. Ursula Catholic School
14-Oct-16 CLASS Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week and Bus Driver Appreciation Day
12-Oct-16 St. Clair Catholic Elementary and Secondary Students Participate in Wellness Conferences
27-Sept-16 Board of Trustees Votes to Begin Pupil Accommodation Review of Chatham Elementary Schools
27-Sept-16 Holy Trinity Celebrates OPHEA Gold Certification with Visit by Canadian Olympian and Terry Fox Run
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19-Aug-16 CLASS First Time Rider Orientation Day
Document ID
Tender Document
Awarded To: 
CP1901 Architectural Services for Chatham Elementary Schools
Consolidation Project Phase 1
Tender Document
Addendum #1
Addendum #2
Addendum #3
Addendum #4
Addendum #5
Date of Issue: July 26, 2017
Date of Return: August 17, 2017
4:30 PM local time
634-CP1714-2 Office and Staffroom Renovations
St. Joseph Catholic School
Corunna, ON
Notice of Project
Tender Document
Addendum 1
Addendum 2
Addendum 3
Date of Issue:June 1, 2017
Date of Return: June 16, 2017
11:00 AM local time


Surplus Sale:

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that our Surplus Material is now available on line!

Material that has been deemed surplus by the Board will be posted online for sale to the public.

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Bidders will have to register with GovDeals - GovDeals Customer Service at 1-800-613-0456.

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