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November/December Newsletter Superior North Catholic District School Board

Maria Vasanelli, Interim Director of Education
Submitted by Rima Mounayer, Superintendent of Education
Submitted by Kerry Desjardins, Superintendent of Education
Submitted by Sister Stephanie Romiti, Faith Formation & Catholicity Co-ordinator
Submitted by Peter Kutok and Lena Stahl, Math Leads
Submitted by Sarah Clowes, Technology Enabled Learning Teacher
Submitted by Colleen Sheriff, Indigenous Education Lead
Submitted by Tracy Bryson, Positive Behaviour Support Lead

SCHOOL STORIES

The Holy Angels Catholic School Kindergarten class have been investigating What Animals do in the Fall to Prepare for Winter.
"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by the experience in the environment". Dr. Maria Montessori. Holy Angels Catholic School Kindergarten and Native as a Second Language classes learning in their land inspired outdoor classroom.
Holy Saviour volleyball team took first place in the Volleyball Tournament!
Mrs. Bellin-Knox and her grade 1 & 2 students at Holy Saviour Catholic School in Marathon have started a collection of mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for those in need. If you are able to donate any of these items please bring them in and help decorate our tree in the front foyer. All items will be donated at the end of December. They are also collecting gently used fleece blankets to keep in our emergency kits in case of fire drills and evacuations in colder weather.
Holy Saviour Catholic School Grade 6/7 class is learning about flight in science class. They are constructing planes and researching how to make them aerodynamic! They have created their own hypothesis in their groups and we will have the big fly off when they finish building.
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, Longlac
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Longlac is participating in the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Letter Exchange. Mrs. Arsenault did and the JK/SK class is collaborating with schools across Canada and exchanging letters (as in A, B, C's).
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Manitouwadge
Our Lady of Lourdes Stingers participate in the November volleyball tournament.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Manitouwadge
St. Brigid Catholic School, Nakina
St Brigid Catholic School began November by marking All Saints’ Day: students prayed a personalized litany of their own patron saints and participated in a variety of engaging and inspirational activities celebrating the lives of holy men and women through the ages. Students fished for scripture in “St Peter’s Pond,” searched for lost items alongside St Anthony and dropped coined down a “chimney” like St Nicholas.
On the last day of the Month of the Holy Souls, the Bison unveiled their ofrendas, paying tribute to some their ancestors and others who have had an important impact in their lives.
The junior/intermediate class at St. Brigid Catholic School is reaching for the stars once again! The Bison are participating in Let's Talk Science's Living Space project, along with St. Hilary Catholic School, St. Edward Catholic School and St. Martin Catholic School; others schools across Canada; CanCode, Fair Chance Learning and the Canadian Space Agency. The Bison's microbits are fully coded to measure the humidity, temperature and carbon dioxide saturation at St Brigid, and they are standing by to collaborate with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques when he begins his six-month mission on the International Space Station on 3 December 2018.
St. Brigid Catholic School Bison were treated to an interactive, hip-hop dance show. Hosted by Ecole Notre-Dame-des-Ecoles and performed by Montreal-based troupe "Takadanser," students from NPS and NDE as well as St Brigid's own Makenna got the chance to stand and compete for the title of Dancer of the Year!
St. Edward Catholic School, Nipigon

At St. Edward Catholic School in Nipigon Hunter Fowler got the job as Principal for a day by selling over $800 worth of pizza kits.

Congrats to the St. Edward Sabres on games well played at the November volleyball tournament. A huge thank you to our coaches Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Williams.
St. Hilary Catholic School, Red Rock, ON
Students and staff at St. Hilary Catholic School participated in our annual packing party for Operation Christmas Child. They were excited to have 38 shoe boxes to ship and they hope they brighten the lives of children and their families this Christmas! Thank you to everyone for their generous support and donations. Thank you to Ms. Hogue and Mrs. Roxborough for organizing this good deed project!
The St. Hilary Catholic School Gr. 7/8 students are participating in the Global Read Aloud for the novel “Refugee.” They received their postcards from the students they are collaborating with from Niagara Falls.
Congratulations to the St. Hilary Catholic School volleyball team for winning the bronze at the tournament. Thanks to Mrs. Brie-Ann Copp for coaching!
St. Joseph Catholic School, Geraldton
Lots of learning in Math at St. Joseph Catholic School
Students at St. Joseph Catholic School have been having lots of fun creating flying pollinating bees with legos.
St. Martin Catholic School, Terrace Bay
Remembrance Day Activities
The St. Edward Catholic School community held their annual Remembrance Day Prayer Service to remember and honour those who served in the past and those who continue to serve our country to protect our rights and freedoms as Canadians. We would like to thank Mr. Mackenzie who joined our students at our ceremony today. May God bless all of the servicemen and women, past and present. Lest we forget.
Holy Saviour Catholic School in Marathon honoured Remembrance Day with Special Guest, Chief Warrant Officer Michael Hamilton and their very own local Cadets. It was an honour to have you with us to recognize and speak to this important day. Thank you to all Holy Saviour and École Val des Bois staff, students and families who joined us to participate in learning and remembering. Lest we Forget.
Again this year, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School students participated in the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Drawing contest. The quality of submissions was very impressive and the judges had a difficult time deciding on winners. As the kids were preparing for the contest, a few students in Mrs. St. Onge’s grade 6 class asked about drawing on the windows in the principal’s office. It was a great idea and special thanks to Ashlyn Echum, Layla Legarde, Celeste Wesley for showing interest in this project and for the great job they did with the “Window Art".
Holy Angels Catholic School in Schreiber Gr 7/8 class led their First Friday assembly on Nov. 9 starting with our virtue of the month, Justice and then moved into a Remembrance Day Ceremony.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Remembrance Day Poppies.
St. Brigid Catholic School marked Remembrance Day with a solemn service, presentation of awards to literary and poster contest winners and the laying of school wreaths at the W. A. "Bill" Grant Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
The St Brigid Bison also contributed to the annual Nakina all-schools Remembrance Day bake sale. Along with coterminous schools Nakina Public School and Ecole Notre-Dame-des-Ecoles, St Brigid Catholic School raised $495 for the Legion’s Poppy Campaign.
Pictured is St. Brigid Catholic School Principal Mr. Ben Jewiss.
Victor Chapais of Ginoogaming First Nation gave a very thoughtful and informative discussion on Treaties to our students at Our Lady of Fatima during Treaties Week.
Students at Holy Angels Catholic School in Schreiber Students engaged in an interactive presentation about Treaties. Thank you to Sonya Belisle and Nancy O'Donnell for sharing your knowledge with our staff and students.
All SNCDSB schools completed a variety of activities for bullying prevention week!
Bullying prevention week student bulletin boards at St. Hilary Catholic School.

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