Positive Addiction Week
May 2 to May 6, 2022
St. Charles Positive Addiction Program is the school’s year-long focus on drug and alcohol prevention. We are proud to say this will be our 39th year!
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 Martial Arts.
Please see the schedule below for the events we currently have scheduled for Positive Addiction Week. We hope to see you at these wonderful events and on Friday at the starting line!
Monday, May 2
9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Grades K-4 Lima Public Library presentation in school gym.
1 to 2:30 p.m. Grades 6, 7 & 8 to St. Gerard for “Teen Truth” presented by
Caleb Campbell - Parents invited to attend and encouraged to sign up to help drive
students to and from St. Gerard.
Tuesday, May 3
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. Students will enjoy a popsicle after the run.
2 to 2:15 p.m. Awards ceremony in gym for Fun Run joggers - Parents invited to attend.
2:15 to 2:40 p.m. Dance Party in gym for Grades K-5.
Wednesday, May 4
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 (parents may also stay to help chaperon but are not required to).
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)
Thursday, May 5
8:15 a.m. Grade 6 will be departing the school to attend a Toledo Mud Hens game.
1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Grades K-4 presentation with K-9 Unit and Officer Tanner Engle in the school gym
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 Grades 5, 7 & 8 “Stick to the Plan” presented by Martyce Kimbrough in church basement
Friday, May 6 - RACE DAY - Parents please join us! If you could volunteer to be a road guard at one of the many crossings, we would love to have you. Please contact Mrs. Keating at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-222-2536 ext. 1089 for an assignment.
7:30 a.m. Hot Air Balloon lift off (weather permitting) in the playground.
9 to 10 a.m. All School Liturgy for St. Charles, St. Gerard, St. Rose and LCC students.
10:05 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Matt Bell-Team Recovery & Midwest Recovery Center- “Choices and Consequences”in the St. Charles gym for grades 6-12.
11 a.m. Race Prep
11:25 a.m. “Release of the Spirit” - Pigeons released
11:30 a.m. 5K begins - Grades 6-8, high school, and adults only. Due to insurance restrictions: No other students permitted to run, no bikes, rollerblades or dogs.
11:35 a.m. 1 mile runners begin - Grade 5, older students with doctor’s notes and adults. Due to insurance restrictions: No other students permitted to run, no bikes, rollerblades or dogs.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Kewpee lunch for students, faculty and staff provided by the Shutt family.
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. St. Charles awards ceremony in gym. Grades 5-8 Parents invited to attend.
7 - 9 p.m. Dance at St. Gerard Parish Hall for all three Catholic Elementary students in grades 6-8. Parents interested in being a chaperon please contact the school office.