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Welcome to St. Dominic Savio


Dragon Update:Monday, September 19 to 23rd
Monthly Theme: Respect
Twitter: See our Mighty Dragons at work on Twitter: @wcdsbStDominic

Calendar this Week
Mon. Sept 19 – Bus Patroller Training @ Budd Park Tues.
Sept 20th – Laurel Creek – Mr. Jolly/Mrs. McNeil’s classes
Thurs. Sept 22 – LifeTouch Photos – All day
Thurs. Sept 22 – Open House/Meet the Teacher Night – 5:00 – 6:30. See attached flyer for details
Friday Sept 23 – PA Day

Calendar Next Week Mon. Sept. 26 – Int. Boys’ & Girls’ Baseball, Junior Co-ed Soccer @ RIM – 12:00 – 4:30 Tues. Sept. 27 – School Council Mtg @ 6:00 pm in the library Wed. Sept. 28 – Lockdown Drill #1 @ 9:30 am Wed. Sept. 28 – Terry Fox Run/Walk @1:15  – (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Thurs. Sept. 28 – Safety Village (am) – Batiste/Minutillo Friday Sept 30 – John Howard Society Visit #2 – Primary Division

Calendar Week after Next

Mon. Oct. 3 – Pizza Day

Nutrition for Learning Nutrition for Learning is back and begins this Monday, September 19th! Once again, St. Dominic Savio School was fortunate enough to receive the Nutrition for Learning School Snack Program. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students will have the opportunity to choose healthy snacks from 3 different food groups! We’d like to thank all of the volunteers who help run this program and make it possible!!

Pizza Days Pizza Days will be back on Mondays beginning Monday, October 3rd. New this year will be online ordering and we are asking our entire community to embrace this new method of payment. Please register for School Cash Online if you wish your child to order some delicious pizza at 1.50 per slice. Gino’s Pizza will be providing pizza this year.

Subway Order Form Coming Soon. We will be offering subs again on Thursdays. More information forthcoming.

School Cash Online Beginning End of September 2016 – Don’t Wait – Register Now!
Currently our school School Cash adoption has increased to 60%. Well Done Dragons!

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 two short weeks 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!

NEW! Learning Commons Maker Space is coming to St. Dominic If families have LEGO they would like to donate it would much appreciated. Thanks for your support with this exciting new initiative (see attached).

WCDSB Updates

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