Monthly Archives: November 2018

Last Weekend for Christmas Fundraiser


CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER

Our Christmas Fundraiser is coming to an end. As of Monday, December 3rd, 2018 this will be the last day to order your Stemmler’s Meat Products.   Stemmler’s high quality meats come from our local community of farming families. All pepperstix are Gluten, Lactose, Dairy and MSG free. Facts and nutrition content are available at www.stemmlermeats.ca.

All profits raised will go directly to our St. Dominic students by enriching their learning environment by supporting school improvement projects and student activities.

We are offering the following:
Regular Pepperstix                         $5.00             (12 pieces)
Hot Pepperstix                                $5.00             (12 pieces)
Turkey Pepperstix                          $5.00             (10 pieces)
Honey Garlic Pepperstix               $5.00             (12 pieces)
Teriyaki Pepperstix                        $5.00             (12 pieces)
Summer Sausage Chubb             $16.00           (1.75 lb)

Orders can be paid in cash or by Cash Online (https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com).

There are no late orders and cheques will not be accepted.

Orders will be available for pick up on Thursday December 13th, 2018 between 2:00pm and 7:30pm to coincide with our Family Christmas Night. Pepperstix and Summer Sausage Chubb must be refrigerated and orders must be picked up promptly.

We thank you for your generosity to our school fundraiser for this year!

 

Early Years and Primary Parents/Guardians – Christmas Concert

Attention all Early years (JK/SK) and Primary (gr.1-3) parents/guardians
You are invited to come and celebrate this joyous occasion by
watching your child participate in this years Christmas Concert.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018 at 9:45am
Where: St. Dominic Savio gymnasium
Any questions/concerns, please contact your child’s planning time teacher
Susan Campbell, Shannon D’Arcy or Brittany Hambleton.

 

Christmas Food, New Toy and New Winter Accessory Tree Campaign

NOVEMBER 30 UNTIL DECEMBER 17

It is that time of year again! St. Dominic Savio School has a great tradition of getting its staff and students involved in Social Justice activities where individuals and groups in the surrounding community can be assisted. The Christmas Food Drive, NEW Toy Drive and Winter Accessory Tree Campaign is our Social Justice activity for the month of December. As a school, we will be collecting non-perishable food items. This is includes but is not limited to: – Jams, jellies, jello & pudding mixes – Snacks for school lunches – Cereals – Canned fruit, vegetables & beans 
All of the food we collect during the Food Drive will be given to the St. Vincent de Paul unit (at St. Mark’s Church) where it will be distributed to those families in need. (Please remember not to send any food products with nuts in them due to allergies).
Games for children during our Toy and Winter Accessory Campaign, will also be collected during this time. Each class will be asked to buy a game or a craft for a boy and a girl of their age group (i.e. Grade 5 = 10 year old boy and girl) as well as hats, scarves, socks &/or mitts for those individuals. The St. Vincent de Paul Society has specifically asked for:
***Games & crafts
***Hats, scarves, socks & mittens
St. Vincent de Paul will collect the gifts before Christmas and will distribute the gifts in hampers to specific families.

All that we ask, is you give whatever you can to help kids and families in our community.
Please bring in food, unwrapped NEW games, hats, scarves, mitts, socks for boys, girls or adults.

Weekly Dragon Update Nov 26 – 30th

November 26 – 30

Lots of Experiential Learning for our Dragons!

Our students learn in so many ways and we are blessed at St. Dominic’s to have our staff that plan and prepare lots of experiential learning opportunities outside of our regular classroom environment!  We have visits to the museum, Laurel Creek, Gymnastics Clubs, Theatre and the local Universities! Smiles are everywhere when our students get to learn in different environments and get to explore new places!

Stemmler’s is BACK!

We will continue this year with our fundraiser of Stemmler’s Meats. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to support school initiatives!  Order forms go out this week. Please take some time to order some delicious pepperettes and/or SUmmer Sausage Chubb’s for your family – just in time for the holidays!  Order forms are due December 3rd. There will be no late orders and all orders must be paid online or in cash. No cheques will be accepted. Thank you in advance for supporting our school fundraiser.

CP Holiday Train

The CP Holiday Train will be making a return trip to Cambridge this year to help support the work of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.  The train will arrive in Cambridge Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. This year the train is carrying the Sam Roberts Band and JoJo Mason, who will be performing from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. at the old Galt Railway Station, 10 Malcolm St.  From Cambridge, the train will move on to Ayr, arriving about 5:20 p.m. at the CP crossing at Inglis and Wilson streets. The performance is set for 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Since CP established the Holiday Train program in 1999, it has raised more than $14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for local banks along its routes in Canada and the United States.  Anyone planning to see the holiday train is encouraged to bring along a non-perishable food donation for the food bank.

Please visit the following page for more information:

https://www.cambridgetimes.ca/community-story/8988941-cp-holiday-train-returning-to-cambridge-ayr-nov-29/?s=e

Wellness Tip of the Week – How to promote GRIT in your child

(https://www.scholastic.com/parents/family-life/social-emotional-learning/social-skills-for-kids/power-defeat-how-to-raise-kid-grit.html)

Welcome boredom and frustration.

Success rarely occurs on the first try. In fact, there’s usually a pretty long road peppered with all sort of bumps and potholes to navigate along the way. Being confused, frustrated, and sometimes completely bored out of your mind is part of the journey. And when kids understand that learning isn’t supposed to be easy all the time—and that having a tough time doesn’t mean they’re stupid—perseverance comes easier.

  • Teach It: Instead of jumping in with a solution when your child hits a roadblock, see if she can come up with a way around it on her own. Say she’s struggling to build a school project. Resist every urge to do it for her. Then if it’s clear she’s at a loss, talk her through the problem: “It looks like you’re really having a hard time getting that roof to stay in place. What do you think might work instead?” Help her to think through what the steps might be instead of telling her what they are. “It’s so much more powerful for a child to be able to deal with adversity and overcome it,” says Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed. “What the child takes from that experience is, ‘Hey, I can solve things.’”

Math Matters!

Dates to Remember

  • Wed. Nov 28 – Tank/Johnston Class Trip Gymnastics
  • Wed. Nov 28 – Cambridge Soccer Presentation for Grade 3 students
  • Wed. Nov 28 – Grade 8 Parent Night at Ress
  • Thurs. Nov 29 – Maker Space for Ms. Schnarr’s class
  • Thurs. Nov 29 – Grade 3 KW Art Gallery visit
  • Thurs. Nov 29 – Holy Guacamole Lunch
  • Fri. Nov 30 – Menchies Treat Day
  • Fri. Nov 30 – School Confessions
  • Sat. Dec 1 – Confirmation and First Communion Enrollment Mass at St. Mark’s Parish – 5:00pm
  • Sun. Dec 2 – Advent begins
  • Mon. Dec 3 – Santa Hat Day
  • Mon Dec 3 – Stemmlers Order Forms Due
  • Mon Dec 3 – Advent Celebration – 9:45am
  • Tues. Dec 4 – Makerspace for Mrs. Coehlo’s class
  • Wed. Dec 5 – Shermeto’s Class Trip Gymnastics
  • Thurs. Dec 6 – Makerspace for Mrs. Batiste’s class
  • Thurs. Dec 6 – Grade 3 KW Art Gallery visit
  • Thurs. Dec 6 – Pita Pit Lunch
  • Fri. Dec 7 – PD Day

Stemmler’s – A Christmas Fundraiser


We are off to a great start for the Christmas Fundraiser and we hope to continue on the same path.  If you have not already done so feel free to buy your Stemmler’s Meat Sticks from Cash Online.  Enter the link to get directed to Cash Online: https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/.
All Pepperstix (except Turkey) are $5.00 for a package of 12!  Turkey is a package of 10.  You can also purchase a Summer Sausage Chubb for only $16.00 for 1.75 pounds.  That’s almost 2 pounds of Summer Sausage for only $16.00.  All proceeds go to help school initiatives.

 

Weekly Dragon Update Nov 19 – 23

November 19-23

Bible Celebration

The Church has preserved and passed on the Word of God from generation to generation. In art, music, and liturgy, the Word of God has been proclaimed, celebrated, and treasured. Recognizing that we are all called to grow in faith and the love of Christ, we were very proud this week as our Grade 4 students received their bible this week from Father Steve.  Knowing God’s Word teaches and guides us to act as a conduit of His love for all. Fantastic job to our Grade 4 students and their teacher leaders Ms. Kohler and Mrs. Johnston.

Bus Evacuation a success!

All of our students participated in a Bus Evacuation earlier this week.  Students were taken through what to do in case of an emergency on the bus and practiced the skills to exit the bus safely and securely.  A special thanks to our bus patrollers who supported the training!

Stemmler’s is BACK!

We will continue this year with our fundraiser of Stemmler’s Meats. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to support school initiatives!  Order forms go out this week. Please take some time to order some delicious pepperettes and/or SUmmer Sausage Chubb’s for your family – just in time for the holidays!  Order forms are due December 3rd. There will be no late orders and all orders must be paid online or in cash. No cheques will be accepted. Thank you in advance for supporting our school fundraiser.

 

Wellness Tip of the Week – How to promote GRIT in your child

(https://www.scholastic.com/parents/family-life/social-emotional-learning/social-skills-for-kids/power-defeat-how-to-raise-kid-grit.html)

 

Be a nudge.

No one wants to be that mom, the one who pushes her child every step of the way. But it’s OK to let your kids know that you expect them to do their best and to create a structure that will help them do it. When Jill Gawrych’s 10-year-old daughter came home from school excited about the number of laps she’d run during gym, mom asked how the other kids did. “That’s when I realized that she ran only about half as many,” says Gawrych. “It turns

out that she ran with a friend to keep her company, which is fine, but we ended up talking about how someone else’s best isn’t always yours.”

  • Teach It: Simply sharing what the expectations are, like Gawrych did, is the first step. But when your child is learning any new skill, athletic, musical, or otherwise, nudging also means scheduling—and insisting on—practice times. “I haven’t yet heard of a kid who is completely self-winding,” Duckworth says. There’s nothing wrong with setting aside a daily practice time. Your child will probably still whine about it, but if you’re consistent, the complaints should decrease over time, and your child may even begin to appreciate the benefits later on.

Math Matters!

Dates to Remember  

  • Tues. Nov 20 – Safe Tech Use Presentation – Intermediates
  • Tues. Nov 20 – School Council Mtg 6:15pm
  • Tues. Nov 20 – Stemmlers Fundraiser Forms go home
  • Wed. Nov 21 – Laurier vs. Waterloo Hockey Game – Grades 4-8
  • Thurs. Nov 22 – Johnston and Kohler Class trip to Laurel Creek
  • Thurs. Nov 22 – Subway Lunch
  • Wed. Nov 28 – Tank/Johnston Class Trip Gymnastics
  • Thurs. Nov 29 – School Liturgy – GRIT
  • Thurs. Nov 29 – Grade 3 KW Art Gallery visit
  • Thurs. Nov 29 – Holy Guacamole Lunch
  • Fri. Nov 30 – School Confessions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Families of Grade 4 to Grade 8 Students

A trip to the Kitchener Auditorium has been organized to compliment the Junior/Intermediate (grade 4-8) curriculum.  St. Dominic Savio has been invited (along with many other schools throughout the region) to watch the Wilfrid Laurier University Varsity Men’s hockey team battle their University Avenue rivals from the University of Waterloo.  This game is the feature “TEDDY BEAR TOSS” promotion.  This event is being held on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018.  In order for your child to attend you need to go onto Cash Online, pay for the event and give your child permission to go.  This Cash Online Event will be closed as of Sunday, November 18th, 2018.  The link for Cash Online is: https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/

Late Bus 201

Route 201 will be 10-20 minutes late due to weather.