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#Highlights January 2020

The virtue of the Month for January is - Responsibility. "Every right implies a responsibility: every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty."

St. Joseph Catholic School celebrated their Responsibility Mass. They took time to remember their special talents, their abilities given to them and reflected on their responsibility to work for God our Father and for the good of others.

To support collaboration among schools and educators across the geographically large Superior North Catholic District School Board and to celebrate teaching practices and student learning, a short video will be created each month to highlight each school.

For the month of January, St. Martin Catholic School is being featured for their awesomeness! They prove they are growing, responsible citizens who participate in activities that make their community and world a better place.

The Kindergarten students at Holy Angels Catholic School have been out building up their snowshoeing skills and on Thursday, January 16th they made it out to their Outdoor Learning Space.

The students enjoyed a beautiful day exploring the snowy trails and identifying many different animals that have visited this area through their tracks, scat and other signs. They also made bird treats this week and brought them out with them to hang up for all the winter birds.

Holy Angels Kindergarten Students Enjoy Outdoor Learning Space

Our St. Martin Catholic School in Terrace Bay Grade 1 and 2s put together a special delivery and were Kindness Elves for a “sister class” at Sherbrooke School in Thunder Bay. The SK/1s at Sherbrooke were very excited to receive their class gifts and games. One student shared that Christmas is all about sharing the magic of the season! ✨ ❤️

Stay tuned for more collaboration between these two classes.

The St. Edward Catholic School Kindergarten students enjoyed learning about community helpers! They had many guest speakers visit their class. You are never too young to start thinking about your career path! Remember we need all sorts of jobs in this world but most importantly you need to love what you do!

Pictured are some of their community helper guests!

The Grade 5/6 and 7/8 students at St. Hilary Catholic School have had some fun, hands-on learning experiences while they problem solve utilizing different types of technology.

The Grade 5/6 Class had fun while learning about the basics of electrical circuits with the "Squishy Circuits" kits. This conductive and insulating dough encourages students to use their problem-solving skills while also gaining a deeper understanding of engineering concepts.

The Innovation Centre from Thunder Bay visited the St. Hilary Catholic School Grade 7/8 class to code using My Little Robot. Students also learned how to 3D print.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 School Year

Kindergarten Registration Week took place during the week of January 20-24 in all of our nine school communities. During the week, families were invited to come out and meet our Kindergarten educator teams and explore the learning environments throughout the schools.

Registration is still OPEN!

If your child was born in 2016, they can start Kindergarten in September 2020. The Superior North Catholic District School Board invites parents/guardians to visit the Catholic School in your community and register your child!

Miigwetch. Thank you to everyone who came out to our Falcon Mini Pow Wow. A BIG THANK YOU - Chi-Miigwech to Andrea O’Nabigon, Native as a Second Language Teacher for all your passion, hard work, organizing, planning and love in what you do!

A special thank you to Doug Bedwash our Master of Ceremonies. Excellent job. A big shout out to our elders - Victor Chapais, Allen Towegishig, and Longlac #58 Chief Judy Desmoulin. We value and respect your presence among us. Thank you to all of the Native as a Second Language students at Our Lady of Fatima who created wonderful art work - a true expression of their feelings. This would not have been possible without the help of our local artist Nigel Fisher. Miigwetch Nigel.

Thank you to Priscilla Fisher, Lisa Echum, and all of the wonderful cooks. The feast was fabulous. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

I would like to thank all of our drummers (Bannock Boyz and Young Nation). You were all great.

Thank you to Sherri Taylor, Stacey Taylor, Colleen Sheriff, and Erin Roxborough for all of your help. None of this would be possible without the help of our staff at Our Lady of Fatima. Miigwetch.

The student council and Grade 7/8 students, thank you for all of the help today. You people rock! Thank you to Migizi Wazisin school, St. Joseph's school, and Notre Dame de Fatima school for attending.

I hope I am not forgetting anyone. If I am, please accept my gratitude. You all made today happen!

Thank you. Miigwetch,

Mrs. Andrea O'Nabigon

"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."

Credits:

Created with an image by Kristine Tanne - "Green spruce branch on blurred background"