Monthly Archives: April 2019

Umbrella Project – Parent Night – April 23, 2019

Parent Night with Dr. Jen Forristal
Umbrella Parenting:
Empower your child to take on life and develop the positive coping skills they will need for health, happiness and future success.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 –
6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
St. Dominic Savio School
Babysitting available for children from 3 years of age and up (drop off at 5:45 p.m.)
Please see attached Parent Night Form with RSVP section to return to school:   Umbrella Project Parent Night Flyer

Dragon Update April 8-12


April 8-April 12


Lenten Message

As we await Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday, please take the time to discuss Lent with your family. A great resource to start the conversation is in the following link:

Busted Halo is a great site to visit for many helpful and informative videos about our Faith.


Lenten Food Drive

Our Lenten Food Drive will begin on April 1st until April 16th. Please consider sending in some non-perishable food items for this worthwhile cause to support those in our community that are struggling. Stay tuned for more information coming out shortly!


April 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 April, we will be exploring the theme of Intrinsic Motivation. 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 Intrinsic Motivation.


The Dragon Intramural Floor Hockey League has begun this past week. The action was intense and the play was spectacular. Both staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the past week’s games and the energy was electric. Way to go Dragons!


Director Visit

This past Tuesday, we were honoured to have our director, Loretta Notten, visit St. Dominic’s to visit some classes, lead a book reading and see how awesome our school truly is. It was a great morning and our Dragons did not disappoint! Thanks for being your awesome Dragon selves and showing Mrs. Notten that St. Dominic is definitely the heart of the community!

Math Matters!

Can you solve this?

Dates to Remember


Mon April 8- Folk Dance

Mon April 8- School Council Meeting 6:15 pm

Tues April 9- Folk Dance and Drama Club

Tues April 9- Mr. Kropf and Mr. Jolly’s Classes Soccer Dome Trip 9:15-12:15 pm

Wed April 10- Soccer for Ms. Schnarr, Ms. Batiste and Ms. Herzog AM

Wed April 10- Hep B and HPV Immunizations for Gr.7s and Gr. 8’s boys and girls

Thurs April 11- Mlle Tank and Ms. Shermeto’s Classes Soccer Dome Trip 9:15-12:15 pm

Thurs April 11- Boston Pizza Lunch

Thurs April 11- Gregg LeRock Concert for Ms. Kohler’s, Ms. Johnston’s and Mr. Jolly’s Class 11:30

Fri April 12- PA Day: No School

Mon April 15- Folk Dance at Lunch

Mon April 15- Track and Field Session #1 at 1:40 pm

Tues April 16- Folk Dance and Drama Club at Lunch

Tues April 16- Environmental Session Ms. Shermeto and Mr. Kropf’s classes AM

Tues April 16- Soccer Trip for Ms. Kohler and Mrs. Johnston’s classes 9:15 AM

Tues April 16- Track and Field Session #2 at 2:45 PM

Wed April 17- Folk Dance at Lunch

Thurs April 18- Soccer Dome Trip for Grade 5 and 6

Thurs April 18- Pita Pit Lunch

Thurs April 18- Mrs. Montes’ Class Scientists in the School Visit PM

Fri April 19- Good Friday: No School

Student Protest

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It has just come to our attention that some students at St. Dominic Catholic School are planning a student walkout today protesting the provincial government’s recent changes to education. This walkout is occurring at some schools across the region, and indeed across many boards. Information and messages are being circulated on social media, email and web sites. These planned student walkouts are not Board/School sanctioned events.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board values the students’ voice, and a vision of the learner that includes what it means to be a responsible citizen, a reflective thinker, and a discerning believer. Our school administration and office staff will follow regular attendance and safe arrival procedures and report the missed class(es) to the parent/ guardian as soon as possible. Our school staff will not be supervising students who participate in the protest as it remains a regular school day.

We sincerely appreciate your partnership in the education of your children. Our priority is to support the learning and well-being of students while maintaining a safe environment.

Please direct any questions/ concerns to the main office.


Pat Runstedler