St. Charles to receive award at Twins Game!

We are proud to announce that St. Charles School will be receiving a “Commitment to Excellence,” award from Peacemaker Minnesota on September 9 at Target Field at 12:50 pm before the 1:10 pm Twins game. This award is being given for improvements in our school climate as noted by the Olweus Survey, which our students take each spring. St. Charles improved on 8 of the 10 indicators last year. We, the students and staff of St. Charles, are humbled and appreciative of this honor from Peacemaker Minnesota.

Peacemaker Minnesota donates the fees for this survey, and they have helped us with the purchase and implementation of our Social Emotional Learning Curriculum, “Second Step.” We are very grateful for their partnership!

Danny Kieffer, St. Charles Principal

School Marathon and Fall Fest is October 6, 2018

Check out all there is to know about the St. Charles Marathon, which will be held on Saturday, October 6. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss this fun family event!

Come back in the afternoon on October 6 for the Parish Fall Fest from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. Click here for more details: 2018 Fall Festival

We hope to see you there!

New Running Club for K-4th!

Hit the ground RUNNING in the 2018-2019 school year!

Join the new K-4 Run Club! Runners will learn stretching techniques, good form and running etiquette.  Focus will be on participation and personal accomplishments.  The running club will culminate with the completion of the 1K Mini-Marshmallow Fun Run in Maple Grove on October 13, 2018.  If you have any questions or would like to be a parent volunteer, please contact Amy at 651-472-1761.

When: Wednesdays after school & Saturdays 10-11 am from September 12 – October 13, 2018

Who: Boys & Girls in Kindergarten – 4th

Cost: $25 per participant to cover the cost of club t-shirts and race registration.

Registration form available here!

Get your tickets for the Borromeo BASH!

Get a sitter and mark your calendar for Saturday, April 21, for our Borromeo BASH! This will be a fun night with drinks, dinner, auction items, and celebrating our school together! Get your tickets online now!

Summer camp sign-ups are here!

Summer is right around the corner… You won’t want to miss these fun opportunities for summer camps at St. Charles School!
  • Art Camp for students going into grades K-9
  • Basketball Camp for students going into grades 2-9
  • Volleyball Summer Camp for 3rd through 9th grade
  • Floor Hockey Camp for students grades 5-9
  • Totus Tuus Camp for students going into grades 1-12
  • Extreme Faith Camp for 6th-8th graders

Family Dodgeball Tournament and Kid Activities: Feb. 24

Save the date and start picking your team! The St. Charles Women’s Council is sponsoring a Family Dodgeball tournament Saturday, February 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the St. Charles gym. Teams should be 6-­8 players and can be made up of moms, dads, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, etc. Be creative and have fun coming up with a name or theme for your team! More details and sign­-up forms coming soon.

We will have a coloring area, concessions, and a movie for non-dodgeball players so bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and community time! Cost is $10 a team for 6-8 players.

Intramural Basketball for 2nd and 3rd graders

St. Charles Borromeo is happy to announce that we will offer the intramural basketball program for students in 2nd and 3rd grades. We would like to get team and schedule information out before Christmas break and need your help returning this permission consent form in a timely fashion.

We will be playing by Minnesota State High School League rules with a number of youth modifications. The baskets will be lowered to 8.5 feet, which will bring the free-throw line closer to the basket and help develop proper shooting form and give them more opportunities for success.  The fee for this program is $10.00, payable to the St. Charles Athletic Department.

The season generally runs from early January through mid February. Practices and games will usually be held on Friday nights (this will be determined by the number of players we have sign up).  There may be a few exceptions to this routine, however, we will limit them as best we can.  Once we know the number of players that have signed up, we will be able to determine the schedule for the season.  All of the coaches are volunteers who spend a great deal of time teaching your child/children about the game of basketball.  The success of this program is largely due to the wonderful commitment of parent volunteers. (All coaches must meet the essential 3 volunteer requirements as stated by the archdiocese:  up-to-date background check, code of conduct, and safe environment training.)

The purpose of this school sponsored program is to teach the students basic basketball skills.  It will allow them the opportunity to have some fun, be active, and compete with their peers in an atmosphere where sportsmanship will be emphasized.  This experience will allow them to develop solid fundamentals and learn what it means to be part of a team.

If you would be interested in coaching or co-coaching a team, please indicate that in the appropriate space provided.  If you have any further questions, please contact me at 612-787-1145 or tcarpenter@stchbs.org.  Thank you!

Sincerely,

Mr. Tony Carpenter & the IM Basketball Staff

Art Club, Karate, Band and more!

Art Club for 6th-8th Graders

Art Club for 6th -8th graders will begin on September 20. The Club will run for six Wednesdays from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm. Art Club registration is available here.

Band Program for 5th-8th Graders

There is still time to sign up for the band program this year. The first lesson is Wednesday, September 13. See the link for more details: Band Registration Information.

Interested in Karate?

Check out this link to learn more about Karate opportunities at St. Charles School: Sterling Karate Flyer for 2017.

Soccer and Volleyball Registration!

Soccer and Volleyball Registration for Grades 4-8 is due Friday, September 8.

It’s not too late to sign up your 4th – 8th grade student for soccer or volleyball! Registration forms available at: Volleyball_Soccer_Consent. Please return forms ASAP. The team rosters are due Friday.