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Welcome Back to School - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 

Classes at all St. Clair Catholic elementary and secondary schools resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.  For more information click on the links below.

Chatham-Kent Schools    Sarnia-Lambton Schools

Aug 01, 2016

St. Clair Catholic Summer Learning Camp Continues to Expand 

The St. Clair Catholic Summer Learning Camp, now in its third year, is a hit with students and continues to grow in both Sarnia and Chatham.  The three week-long program, which began with just three classrooms in Chatham, has now expanded to eight classrooms between Chatham and Sarnia.

"Summer Learning Camp is an opportunity for students to reduce summer learning loss," says Brenda Corchis, Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum and Early Years Lead for St. Clair Catholic.  "The evidence also suggests that it helps to build confidence and learning skills in our students."

The program consists of 45 hours of literacy and math over three weeks, which is done during the morning hours.  In the afternoon, educational excursions or special activities are planned.  In Chatham-Kent, students will visit the Gable Rees Pool in Blenheim, Parks Blueberries, the Chatham Gymnastics Centre, the Chatham-Kent Children's Safety Village and the C.M. Wilson Conservation Area.  In Sarnia, educational excursions are planned to the Moore Museum, Petrolia Pool, East Street Fire Station, Stones N Bones Museum and Canatara Park.

"The educational excursions are used to help provoke the students' thinking and further their interest in learning," says Mrs. Corchis.  "We also keep the children physically active, through dance and other fun activities."

Healthy Snacks are provided to the students through funding from the Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Programs.

Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from July 11 through July 29 at St. Matthew Catholic School in Sarnia and Georges P. Vanier Catholic School in Chatham.  The program is funded through a grant from the Ontario Council of Directors of Education.

In the photos above, (top) students at St. Matthew Catholic School in Sarnia get fit with a dance activity in the gym; and (below) summer learning campers at Georges P. Vanier Catholic School in Chatham participate in a math activity using chrome books.

Jul 13, 2016

Monsignor Uyen and Chatham-Kent Emergency Services Partnership Raises More Than $2,200 for Fort McMurray 

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services and Monsignor Uyen Catholic School teamed up with Toronto Blue Jays Baseball and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council for the Swing into Summer Safety campaign. Chatham-Kent was selected to host one of five municipal launch events.

“As part of the Year of Mercy, the Monsignor Uyen Catholic School Social Justice Team partnered with the Chatham-Kent Emergency Services to fundraise for the Red Cross and residents of Fort McMurray,” says Principal, Juli Faubert. “Our students were outstanding in their efforts to organize a fundraising family picnic and BBQ.  They raised approximately $2,200 through food sales.  We are grateful for the partnership with our local fire department and sponsors who made our day such a success.”

The school held a contest, which included decorating classroom doors with the Swing Into Summer Safety theme and the class that returned the most completed Family Home Escape Plans won a kickball game against the CKFES team (including chiefs, administrative support staff and firefighters).

“We had a great time playing kickball against the FDK (Full Day Kindergarten) class. There was a lot of laughter,” says Public Educator, Whitney Burk. “Thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Fire Marshal’s Public Safety Council we were able to give away Toronto Blue Jay swag and a grand prize – 4 Toronto Blue Jays baseball caps and 4 field-level tickets to a 2016 regular season Blue Jays game.”

The goal of the Swing Into Summer Safety campaign is to improve public safety in Ontario by raising awareness and educating school-age children and their families about fire safety and other injury prevention tips over the summer.

Jun 29, 2016
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