Monthly Archives: February 2019

Last Call for Dance-A-Thon

The Dance-A-Thon was a great success and we are so thankful for the generosity of the community and our parent volunteers.
Tomorrow we will be calculating all the winners and funds received for this great school initiative.  If your child has money outstanding and pledges gathered but has not submitted them yet, please do so tomorrow.  Any outstanding funds/pledges can still be given to the homeroom teacher tomorrow morning, Friday, February 15th.  Any funds received tomorrow will still go towards prizes. Thank you again for your continued support.

DANCE-A-THON, Tomorrow – Thursday, February 14

Our Dance-A-Thon is finally here and we are so excited!!
The Dance-a-thon takes place tomorrow – Thursday, Feb 14th! All students will be dancing in the gym during their respective times! Glow bracelets will be for sale $0.50 for one, or three for $1.00. Thank you for collecting those pledges Dragons …… and families, we appreciate your support! Please bring all pledge forms and money to school on Thursday. All winners will be announced next week! We are looking forward to dancing the day away!

 

Dragon Update – February 11th – 15th, 2019

February 11- February 15

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

Dance-a-thon is upon us. The big event will happen this Thursday. Just a reminder that we are continuing to fundraise for our event with the proceeds going 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!

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.  Throughout the month of February, we will be exploring the theme of Mindfulness. Take a minute to read the attached article that can be found at the  link below. It has some great activities for your children around Mindfulness.

https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/

Math Matters!
Can you solve this?

Dates to Remember
Mon. Feb 11- Money due for Gr. 8 or SK Graduation Pictures
Tue. Feb 12- Ms. Tank and Ms. Shermeto’s Classes visit the Safety Village- PM
Tue. Feb 12- School Council Meeting 6:15
Tues Feb 12 – Intermediate Girls V-Ball St. Agnes @ St. Dom’s
Wed. Feb 13- Intermediate Boys B-Ball St. Luke’s @ St. Dom’s
Wed. Feb 13- Intermediate Girls V-Ball St. Dom’s @ St. Luke’s
Thurs Feb 14- Grade 1 Skate Canada Excursion
Thurs Feb 14- Dance-a-thon!
Fri. Feb 15- Grade 6 Retreat at Resurrection CSS 9:45-1:45
Mon. Feb 18- Family Day. No School. Enjoy time with your family!
Wed. Feb 20- Intermediate Boys B-Ball  OLOL @ St. Dom’s
Wed. Feb 20- Catechism for First Communion at St. Mark’s Parish 6:30-7:30
Thurs. Feb 21- Grade 1 Skate Canada Excursion
Thurs. Feb 21- Intermediate Boys B-Ball St. Dom’s @ St. Agnes
Fri. Feb 22- Menchies

Reminder Busses Cancelled

Reminder Busses CANCELLED

Just a reminder that all busses have been cancelled for 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.

 

 

COBS BREAD


Dear Parents,
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 and happy bakery shopping.
Laura Bossenberry – lkbossenberry@hotmail.com or   Jamie Perham – JPerham@regionofwaterloo.ca
Co-Chairs–St. Dominic Savio School Council

Weekly Dragon Update Feb 4 – 8

February 4- February 8

Introduction: Mr. Richard Setler

We are excited to announce that Mr. Richard Setler has come to St. Dominic as our new Vice Principal. He comes to St. Dominic Savio from St. Kateri CES in Kitchener. This is his 3rd year with WCDSB as Vice Principal after spending 16 years as a teacher with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Mr. Setler was at St Dom’s on Friday and visited many classrooms to introduce himself to the students. He is very excited to come to St. Dominic and is looking forward to meeting all of the students and working with them for the remainder of the year.

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! Early Bird Prize draws begin on Tuesday and ballot collection begins Monday. For every  $5 in pledges your child will receive a ballot giving them a chance win amazing prizes including Valentine loot bags, Lunch with a Teacher, sports equipment, movie passes  and so much more. Don’t forget to send in your child’s form verifying how pledge amounts to date.

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. Take a minute to read the attached article that can be found at the link below. It will help get you started on teaching and exploring mindfulness with your children at home:

https://www.todaysparent.com/kids/kids-health/mindfulness-activities-for-kids-no-meditation-required/

Math Matters!

Riddles….try them now!

  1. Hari had 6 siblings who were born all born 2 years apart. The youngest is Richa who is only 7 years old while Hari is the oldest. What is Hari’s age?
  2. Six Wolves can catch just six lambs in six minutes. So how many wolves will they need to catch 60 lambs in sixty minutes? Hint – the answer is not sixty.
  3. Assume there are five monkeys and each one takes 5 minutes to eat 5 bananas. How many minutes would 4 monkeys take to eat 4 bananas? Again, how many monkeys would eat 30 bananas in 30 minutes?
  4. A genetic scientist engineered a new plant which could double its size every day. He made it grow in a circular pond with a circumference of 600 metres. If he planted it in the southern part of the pond, and the plant covered half the pond in 28 days, how many days would it take to cover the full pond?

Dates to Remember

  • 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
  • Mon. Feb 11- Money due for Gr. 8 or SK Graduation Pictures
  • Tue. Feb 12- Ms. Tank and Ms. Shermeto’s Classes visit the Safety Village- PM
  • Tue. Feb 12- School Council Meeting 6:15
  • Wed. Feb 13- Intermediate Boys B-Ball St. Luke’s @ St. Dom’s
  • Wed. Feb 13- Intermediate Girls V-Ball St. Dom’s @ St. Luke’s
  • Thurs Feb 14- Grade 1 Skate Canada Excursion
  • Thurs Feb 14- Dance-a-thon!
  • Fri. Feb 15- Grade 6 Retreat at Resurrection CSS 9:45-1:45

Early Bird Draw for Dance-A-Thon Pledges

EARLY BIRD DANCE-A-THON PRIZE DRAWS!!!

We will be begin drawing Early Bird Prizes on Monday, February 4th to Wednesday, February 13th for those students who have raised at least $5 in pledges. Sports equipment, free lunches paid for by a teacher, Beyblades,  Landmark Cinema Gift Certificates and Valentine loot bags are just some of the items up for grabs.

Please verify your child’s pledge amount and he/she will have a chance to win some of our wonderful prizes. Please return to your classroom teacher on Monday, February 4th, 2019. PLEDGE FORMS & MONEY—DUE THURSDAY FEB. 14th, 2019

Please find attached an Early Bird Pledge Form Confirmation.  Feel free to print this off at home, fill out the required fields and send it with your child next week so they are able to participate in the Early Bird Draws. Early Bird Parent Pledge Confirmation 2019