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Dr. Jean Clinton to Speak at Joint Parents Reach Out Events Hosted by St. Clair Catholic and LKDSB 

Dr. Jean Clinton, a well-known advocate for children's issues, will speak at two events, funded jointly through the St. Clair Catholic and LKDSB Parents Reaching Out grants.  Dr. Clinton will focus on resiliency in children and youth, with relationships being the key to building healthy minds.  The events are open to all parents and staff.  For more information, click here.

Mar 29, 2016

Noelle's Gift Donates $10,660 to Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program 

The Noelle's Gift Foundation has donated $10,660 to the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program, which provides nutritious meal and snack programs to more than 6,500 students in 50 school programs across the municipality.

"This generous donation by Noelle's Gift will greatly assist the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition program in its mandate to provide nutrition support, so that children are well-nourished and ready to learn," says Elaine Lewis, Coordinator of the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program.

Noelle's Gift is a Sarnia-Lambton charity that was established following the death in January 2013 of Noelle Paquette, a former kindergarten teacher with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board.  Noelle's Gift funds organizations which support children.

The charity also donated $13,500 this year to the Lambton Student Nutrition Program, which also provides nutrition support for students in schools.

Quick Facts

  • The CK Student Nutrition Program started in 1998 with 13 programs and has now grown to more than 50.
  • 5,400 students a year participate in the CK Student Nutrition Program and are served more than 900,000 meals.
  • There are 20 snack programs serving a minimum of two items from the Canada Food Guide food groups.
  • There are 23 meal programs serving a minimum of three items from the food groups.
  • Seven programs serve both a meal and a snack.
  • There are approximately 500 volunteers, who donate more than 90,000 hours of service to the CK Student Nutrition Program every year.

In the photo above (L-R) Elaine Lewis, Coordinator of the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program poses with Jackie Major-Daamen of the Noelle's Gift Foundation.

Mar 09, 2016

St. Clair Catholic Special Education Advisory Committee Helps Knights of Columbus Kick Off Special Olympics Flag Relay 

District 40 of the Knights of Columbus kicked off its Ontario Special Olympics flag relay by having members of the St. Clair Catholic District School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) sign the flag, as it begins its trek towards the provincial games in Durham.

Six Special Olympics flags will be criss-crossing the province on their way to Durham.  The District 40 flag relay began in Wallaceburg before heading to Port Lambton, Corunna, Petrolia, Watford and St. Clair Township.

“The Knights of Columbus have been a major sponsor of Special Olympics since the first games were held in Chicago in 1968,” says Mike Hendrycks, District 40 Deputy.  “The event has grown every year and now there are more than 18,000 athletes in Ontario alone.”

Since 1968, the Knights of Columbus organization has raised more than $500 million in support of the Special Olympics.

“We are proud of the Knights of Columbus and their work to support this important event and the many skilled and dedicated athletes, who compete each year,” says Deb Crawford, Superintendent of Education and Board Advisor to SEAC.

The Ontario Special Olympics in Durham will be held from June 1st to 3rd.

In the photo above, (L-R) St. Clair Catholic Vice Chair Michelle Parks and Trustee Brenda Rumble add their signatures to the Special Olympics District 40 flag.  In the photo at right representing the Knights of Columbus are (Front Row L-R) John Gilmore, Deputy Grand Knight, Port Lambton Council; Mike Hendrycks, District 40 Deputy; and Peter Driessens, Port Lambton Council.  Representing the Special Education Advisory Committee are (Back Row L-R) Kathy Arcuri-Arnot, VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children; Derek McGivern, Community Living Wallaceburg; Derek Jane, Community Living Chatham-Kent; Brenda Rumble, Trustee, St. Clair Catholic DSB; Kim D'Hooghe, Down Syndrome Association Lambton County; Michelle Parks, Vice Chair, St. Clair Catholic DSB; Melissa Perry, Epilepsy Support Centre; and Deb Crawford, Superintendent of Education, St. Clair Catholic DSB.

Mar 01, 2016