Monthly Archives: January 2019

Grade 8 Parents/Guardians and Students

Reminder that tonight is the Transition to Resurrection information session as well as the Pre-visit Meeting for Mount Mary.  This meeting begins in the Lecture Hall at Resurrection at 6:30pm.  Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!


Delay in Bus # 227

SHARP BUS # 227 has a delay of 10 – 20 minutes due to the weather.
Please, bundle up all children with hats, mitts and snow outfits to keep warm while waiting for transportation.

Reminder Busses Cancelled

Just a reminder that all busses have been cancelled for the duration of the day, including end of day dismissal.
Therefore, any student who takes the bus must be picked up by a parent/guardian at 3:45pm.

Weekly Dragon Update – Jan 28 – Feb 1

January 28-Feb 1

It has been a great pleasure to serve the St. Dominic school community.  I have enjoyed my time getting to know you all and for all of the kindness you’ve shown me over the last year and a half, I want to say thank you.  From day one, our parents and guardians have demonstrated that education is a joint venture between the school and home. During my time here I worked very closely with our parent community and am amazed at the selflessness of our volunteers. They truly do a lot of extras to provide improved opportunities for all of our students at school. Lastly, and perhaps selfishly, it is our students who I will miss the most. I truly have one of the best jobs in the world. Our students never cease to amaze me! They are creative, energetic, thoughtful, kind and resilient. I am going to miss the kids but I know they are in a wonderful school surrounded by people who love and care for them. Thank you again for being so kind and trusting your greatest joy in life – your children – to my care.  I plan to take all of the love and compassion shown to me from the St. Dominic Community to my new venture at St. Michael School.

God Bless!  Mrs. Papp – Vice-Principal

Dance-A-Thon – Let’s tape Mr. Runstedler and Mr. Setler to the Gym Wall!!!

Just a reminder that we are currently fundraising for our annual Dance-A-Thon and all fundraised dollars go back to our own school community!  As a little incentive – if the students raise over $7500.00, Mr R and Mr. Setler will be duct taped to the gym wall! What a great way to welcome the new Vice-Principal!  We got this Dragons! Please continue to collect your funds for the Dance-A-Thon to win fabulous prizes and to have a great day filled with lots of dancing and fun! Pledges! Pledges! Pledges!

Wellness Tip of the Week!  

February Umbrella Theme

We continue to explore the Umbrella themes each month and students are starting to build their own personal umbrellas – being able to use various strategies to help them deal with struggles they may face in their lives.  Starting in February, we will be exploring the theme of Mindfulness. The link below can get you started on teaching and exploring mindfulness with your children at home:

Math Matters!

Riddles….try them now!

  1. I add five to nine, and get two. The answer is correct, but how?
  2. What weighs more – a pound of iron or a pound of feathers?
  3. I am an odd number; take away an alphabet and I become even. What number am I?
  4. Using only addition, how can you add eight 8’s to get the number 1,000?

Dates to Remember

  • Mon. Jan 28 – Intermediate Boys B-Ball OLOL @ St. Dom’s
  • Wed. Jan 30 – Bell Let’s Talk Day
  • Wed. Jan 30 – Intermediate Girls V-Ball St. Dom’s @ St. John
  • Wed. Jan 30 – Catechism for First Communion at 6:30pm
    Thurs. Jan 31 – Subway lunch
  • Thurs. Jan 31 – Scientists in the School Early Years classes
  • Thurs. Jan 31 – Grade 1 Skate Canada Excursion
  • Thurs. Jan 31 – Grade 8 Pathway/Mount Mary Meeting 6:30pm
  • Fri. Feb 1 – Liturgy at 10:45am
  • Wed. Feb 6 – Intermediate Boys B-Ball St. Dom’s @ St. Agnes
  • Wed. Feb 6 – Intermediate Girls V-Ball St. Agnes @ St. Dom’s
  • Thurs. Feb 7 – Grade 1 Skate Canada Excursion
  • Fri. Feb 8 – Colour House Day











What You Need to Know When the Weather is Bad…

Here’s What to do When the Weather is Bad…

Winter has finally arrived in Waterloo Region! It’s snow season — and that means it’s time to review the WCDSB’s Inclement Weather Policy.

Winter weather can be very unpredictable. So it’s best to be prepared. Here are some key things to remember – because not every day with snow is a snow day:

~~ Bad weather — such as a snow storm, freezing rain or frigid temperatures — is always a possibility during the winter months. It is very important to dress appropriately for the conditions.

~~ During bad weather, schools and school board administrative sites may still be open, even if school buses are cancelled.

~~ Between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on mornings when inclement weather has been forecast for Waterloo Region, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) — the arm’s length body that coordinates and operates student transportation for the school boards — assesses the current weather conditions, in consultation with local bus companies, if necessary. If a recommendation to cancel transportation (including potential closure of schools) is to be made, the local school boards are contacted and a joint decision is made between STSWR and the boards.

~~ All reasonable efforts are made to announce any cancellation of buses or school closures by 6:00 a.m. Please note that public announcements will only be made if buses are cancelled and / or schools are closed.

~~ It is recommended that parents, guardians, staff and students tune in a local Waterloo Region radio station and also monitor the following online information sources for information about potential closures or cancellations:

STSWR Website:

STSWR Twitter Feed: @STSWR

WCDSB Website:

WCDSB Twitter Feed: @WCDSBNewswire