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Positive Addiction 2021
Positive Addiction 2021
Megan Scheid
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Positive Addiction Week

May 3 to May 7, 2021

The Positive Addiction Program was originated at St. Charles in 1983, by retired teachers Mary Brinkman and Diana Ireland.  They received a copyright for their program and it was recognized at the White House by former first lady, Nancy Reagan.  

The theme for the program was drawn from psychiatrist William Glasser’s theory of Positive Addiction.  Dr. Glasser promotes the idea that wholesome addictions can be developed at a young age as opposed to negative addiction like drugs and alcohol.

Workshops are held for the junior high students focusing on self-image, relationships with others; as well as positive alternatives such as tennis, golf and dance.  Please see the schedule below for the events we have scheduled for Positive Addiction Week.

Monday, May 3

12:30 to 1:10 p.m.

Grades 6, 7 & 8 Kick-off Guest Speaker Bill Ballenger; “Break the Grey” in the  school gym.

Tuesday, May 4

1 to 2:35 p.m.

Student Workshops held for Grades 7 & 8

1 to 2 p.m.

Fun Run (weather permitting) Grades 1-4 - Parents invited to cheer on or join the runners as they jog a loop between the church and school.  Spectators must maintain social distancing and follow COVID safety guidelines.

2 to 2:15 p.m.

Awards ceremony in grass area for Fun Run joggers

Wednesday, May 5

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Student Career Workshops at St. Gerard - Grade 6 only.  Parents encouraged to sign up to help drive students to and from St. Gerard.

8:30 to 2:35 p.m. 

Student Workshops at St. Charles for all St. Charles, St. Gerard and St. Rose students in Grades 7 & 8  (Lunch scheduled from 11:50-12:55)

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

School Art Show Grades K-8 - Our school is blessed with talented art students who would like you to see all of the unique art projects.  Your child has worked all year, come see what they have learned, created and experienced this year in art class. There will be paintings, collages, ceramic projects, and drawings.  You are invited to come take a stroll through the hallways to see all of the wonderful work created.  In keeping with the school’s COVID procedures please maintain social distancing and masks are required while in the building.

Thursday, May 6

11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

5th grade 1-mile run.  Parents invited to cheer on or join the runners as they run a mile around the church and school.  Spectators must maintain social distancing and follow COVID safety guidelines.

11:45 to 12:30 p.m.

Grades 6, 7, 8 Guest Speaker Grace-Anne Larscheid, National Miss Teen Captivating; “The Vaping Epidemic” in the school gym

Friday, May 7 - RACE DAY 

If you could volunteer to be a road guard at one of the many crossings or man one of the water stations, we would love to have you.  Please contact Mrs. Keating at keatingc@sccslima.org or 419-222-2536 ext. 1089 for an assignment.  

7:30 a.m. Hot Air Balloon lift off (weather permitting) on the playground grassy area.  

8:30-9:15 Keynote Speaker, Ron James (viewed virtually in classrooms at each individual school).

10:00 Arrive to designated areas in Faurot Park, prepare for Race

10:15 a.m. Prayer and Race Directions

10:25 a.m. “Release of the Spirit” - Pigeons released

*10:30 a.m. 5K begins - Grades 6-8, LCC students, and adults only. No other students permitted to run, no bikes, rollerblades or dogs.

*10:40 a.m. 1 mile runners begin - older LCC students, 6-8 students with doctor’s notes and adults only. No other students permitted to run, no bikes, rollerblades or dogs.

11:00-1:00 p.m.  Kewpee lunch for students, faculty and staff provided by the Shutt family. *6, 7, 8 Grade students should return to the school by approximately 12:00.

2:15-2:30 p.m.  St. Charles awards ceremony in gym with grades 6-8.

*Please note the new location/route (see map) for this year due to COVID.  Each school will be assigned a holding location to wait until the race begins.  Students, staff, and guests will be required to follow guidelines for wearing masks and maintaining social distancing for mass gatherings outside.  Spectators are welcome to spread out along the course to cheer our runners on and we thank you for your cooperation in following the proper guidelines so we can make this day fun and safe for our students!