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Welcome to St. Dominic Savio


Monthly Theme: People of Love – Opening the Doors of Mercy
Twitter: See our Mighty Dragons at work on Twitter: @wcdsbStDominic – 119 Followers so far…
Nutrition for Learning: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

First Holy Communion: On Sunday, our grade 2 students received the sacrament of First Holy Communion and expressed their will to follow the same doctrines and beliefs as all Catholics. Special thanks to parents and staff for preparing our students for this very important step in their faith journey.

JUNE 2016 Subway order form – A reminder to parents that Subway JUNE-2016 order forms are due Friday, May 27, 2016. Many thanks on behalf of School Council (see attached).

Our Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraiser is over!
We would like to extend a BIG thank you to all families who supported the Little Caesar’s fundraiser. We raised over $1,800 all of which will be directed towards our Learning Commons for a Lego Wall and Lego Kits. Our goal is create a Maker Space for students where they are able to create and innovate using lego, jinx wood, recycled materials and computers to program. If families have any lego they would like to donate it would much appreciated. Thanks for your support with this exciting new initiative. More information to follow.

Calendar this Week:
Sun. May 22 – First Holy Communion @ 2:00 pm @ St. Mark’s Church
Mon. May 23 – Victoria Day
Tues. May 24 – Jump Rope for Heart @ 1:00 pm – Outside
Wed. May 25 – 27th – EQAO Testing – Gr. 3
Wed. May 25 – Scientists in Schools @ 9:30 – Ms. Herzog’s room
Wed. May 25 – Mad Science – 12:00 to 1:00 in library and Spec Ed room
Thurs. May 26 – Sub Day
Fri. May 27th – Lidz for Kids in Library – Schedule to follow

Calendar next Week:
Mon/Tues/Thurs. May 30, 31 and June 2 –  EQAO Testing – Gr. 6
Mon. May 30 to Wed. June 1 –  Gr. 7s to Ottawa
Mon. May 30 – Pizza Day (exact change please)
Tues. May 31 – JK/K Welcome to Kindergarten Night – Leia/Kate/Nancy @ 6:00 in the library
Wed. June 1 – Cross Country Meet – Gr. 4 – 8 – Brian/Amanda
Thurs. June 2 – Safety Village (pm) – Gr. 4 – Mr. Dacosta
Fri. June 3 – PD Day – no school

Calendar – Week after next
Thurs. June 9 – Regional Track Meet – AAAA – Gr. 4 – 8
Fri. June 10 – Gr. 7 Day at Rez
Fri. June 10 – Waterloo Regional Museum – Mrs. Minutillo and Mrs. Batiste’s classes

School Cash Online Beginning September 2016 – Don’t Wait – Register Now!
Currently our school School Cash adoption has increased to 42%.  Well Done Dragons!  A special class incentive has just been offered by School Council.  Individual classes raising their adoption rates to 90% by Friday, June 3rd will earn a class Freezie/Popsicle party.At the moment Mrs. Coehlo’s class has the highest adoption rate of (60% – 12/20 families are registered on School Cash Online) with Mrs. Minutillo/Mr. Decosta’s classes are close behind at 55%.

If you have not registered yet, please go to the School Cash Online home page. and select the “Get Started Today” option. We will be moving online with pizza orders, class trips and more in September of 2016 so be proactive and register now.

Here is some background…
School Cash Online is an easy to use and safe way to pay for your children’s school fees. Now, with a few clicks, you can pay for your child’s yearbook, class trips and so much more from your own home. All you have to do is register an account, attach your children and in no time you will be able to make payments online. We accept many different payment forms so come in and check us out!
Subway_OrderForm_JUN2016As well, five $50 mall gift cards will be raffled on June 3rdand any family who has registered will be eligible.

Have a wonderful week!










Principal’s Message

Welcome to the St. Dominic School community web site! We are a truly vibrant faith community that takes pride in developing passion, patience and perseverance in your child(ren). We believe that every student is a gem that has the capability of illuminating the world in their own special way. As a staff, we will work tirelessly to create opportunities for students to share their gifts, celebrate their uniqueness and be the best they can be.  We feel fortunate to be part a school team focused on developing the whole child (mind, body and spirit) through a commitment to high expectations and collaboration.

Our school is blessed with a caring, talented staff committed to creating opportunities for students to share their wonderful gifts. Under the guidance and leadership of our St. Mark parish priest, Father Don Sanvido, the students will have the opportunity to grow and flourish through the sacraments and our daily life. We place great value on our three cornerstones of community-school, home, and church! Together we can prepare our 21st century learners for a productive meaningful life, tolerant of differences, while working together in the image of Jesus Christ. We have the privilege of educating our children in a Catholic school system and it is the responsibility of all of us to be the “voice of Jesus in the ears of our children.”

At St. Dominic we are fortunate to have a school council that has, and continues to be, a tremendous support to our school community. As well, we have dedicated volunteers who give of their time and energy to enrich the learning experience of all our students. Collectively, we have created an environment where it is safe to challenge, learn and grow.

It is our hope that all families will use this web page to stay up-to-date with all the activities that will be taking place at St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School. Our monthly newsletters will be posted on this site at the beginning of each month. Please also sign up to receive copies of the school newsletter through your email.  We acknowledge and celebrate the support that you as parents provide for our children and look forward to working alongside you in supportive manner. Please contact us at the school if you have any questions or concerns. We thank you for your continued interest in your child(ren)’s education. Together we will make this year your child’s best year yet!

“We can do all things through Christ who strengthens Us”

Pat Runstedler