Bidding a Fond Farewell to Heather Papp
For the past year and and a half we have been blessed to have Heather Papp serving as our vice-principal. She leads with her heart and has made already vibrant St. Dominic Community shine even brighter! On February 4th she will be assuming Principal duties at St. Michael in Cambridge. It is a perfect fit for Heather as she is from Cambridge and attended St. Michael as a student. Her successor as vice-principal of St. Dominic is still to be named.
We wish her all the best. Let’s all agree to not cry because she is leaving, but smile because she happened as we celebrate our last month together. She is a one of a kind!
Christmas Family Night!
We are so excited to share in Christmas Cheer with you all! We hope you will be able to join us on Thursday December 13th for our Family Christmas Night! There will be lots to do with face painting, crafting and our amazing silent auction! We will also have a special visitor that will join us to spread Christmas cheer! We hope to see you there. The time of the event is from 5:30-7:00 pm.
Stemmler’s pick up in Thursday December 13th
Please be reminded that all orders for Stemmlers will be ready for pick up during the Family Christmas Night on Thursday December 13th. Feel free to come and pick up anytime from 2:00pm – 7:00pm. This will be the only day for pick up as we do not have the facilities to refrigerate the product onsite. Thank you for your support!
Maker Space – Christmas Crafting!
We are cycling through all of our Primary classes at lunch hour to give them an opportunity to participate in creating some Christmas crafts. The Maker Space is alive and well and students are enjoying being able to use their creativity to build such items as cards, jewelry and artwork!
We will be participating in Mass on December 20th at St. Mark’s church. Please be reminded to sign the permission form on cash online as soon as possible.
COBS Bread Fundraiser
St. Dominic’s has partnered with COBS Bread located 245-6 at the Boardwalk on Ira Needles in an on-going, year round fundraiser.
What we need from our school families is your support by shopping at COBS Bread at the Boardwalk. Before you pay for your transaction, let the cashier know your child(ren) attends St. Dominic’s Savio, it’s that simple! Your total will be added to our schools “tab” and in June, the school will receive 10% of that total back which can be utilized to fund different programs/initiatives within the school.
COBS Bread is the local community bakery, offering a huge bread selection, sweet and savoury treats, all baked on premise, from scratch, without added preservatives! Products are Baked Today ~ Sold Today! All their unsold product is donated to local charity partners through our ‘End of Day Giving’ Program.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask our school council members:
Laura Bossenberry – firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jamie Perham – JPerham@regionofwaterloo.ca
Wellness Tip of the Week –
It is easy for parents to identify their child’s physical needs: nutritious food, warm clothes when it’s cold, bedtime at a reasonable hour. However, a child’s mental and emotional needs may not be as obvious. Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially and learn new skills. Additionally, good friends and encouraging words from adults are all important for helping children develop self confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life. A child’s physical and mental health are both important.
Basics for a child’s good physical health:
- Nutritious food
- Adequate shelter and sleep
- Healthy living environment
Basics for a child’s good mental health:
- Unconditional love from family
- Self-confidence and high self-esteem
- The opportunity to play with other children
- Encouraging teachers and supportive caretakers
- Safe and secure surroundings
- Appropriate guidance and discipline
Give children unconditional love.
Love, security and acceptance should be at the heart of family life. Children need to know that your love does not depend on his or her accomplishments. Mistakes and/or defeats
should be expected and accepted. Confidence grows in a home that is full of unconditional love and affection.
Dates to Remember
- Mon. Dec 10 – Batiste and Schnarr – Class trip to Laurel Creek
- Tues. Dec 11 – School Council Mtg at 6:15pm
- Wed. Dec 12 – Cambridge Minor Soccer Presentations
- Wed. Dec 12 – Shermeto’s class to KW Gymnastics
- Thurs. Dec 13 – Boston Pizza Lunch
- Thurs. Dec 13 – Family Christmas Night
- Thurs. Dec 13 – Grade 3 KW Art Gallery visit
- Thurs. Dec 13 – Herzog class trip to Laurel Creek
- Fri. Dec 14 – Popcorn Day
- Fri. Dec 14 – Makerspace for Mr.s Herzog’z class
- Fri. Dec 14 – Science Olympics for Grade 6 at Resurrection
- Mon. Dec 17 – Grade 1-6 Trip to see The Grinch
- Tues. Dec 18 – Primary Concert at 9:30am
- Tues. Dec 18 – Maker Space for Parisi’s class
- Tues. Dec 18 – Rez Concert (PM)
- Tues. Dec 18 – Eco Team Presentation
- Wed. Dec 19 – Schnarr, Batiste, Herzog Trip to Museum
- Wed. Dec 19 – Dress Rehearsal for Drama Play
- Thurs. Dec 20 – Advent Mass at St. Mark’s Church
- Thurs. Dec 20 – Christmas Drama Club Performance of ELF
- Thurs. Dec 20 – Subway Lunch
- Fri. Dec 21 – Intermediate Bowling Trip (PM)
- Fri. Dec 21 – Menchies Treat Day