Monthly Archives: November 2019

Upcoming St. Dominic Student Council Activities

Good Evening Dragon Nation!

We have some exciting Student Council Activities coming up in the next month or so. Please watch for the following AWESOME EVENTS:

    • November 28- We are Silent Day
    • November 29- Student Council Cake Raffle
    • December 4- Santa Hat Day
    • December 12- Craft Sale (All Day)
    • December 16- Wear your Craziest Christmas Socks Day
    • December 17- Wear your Craziest Christmas Sweater Day
    • December 18- Wear Christmas Colours Day
    • December 19- Wear your Favourite Christmas Decoration Day

Dragon Update: November 25-29

Dragon Update for November 25-29

 

**Please excuse the late delivery of this week’s Dragon Update. Unfortunately, there was an issue with our WCDSB computer system over the weekend and we were unable to access any of our files. Thank you for your patience!

The Umbrella Project Theme for November: Growth Mindset

The new Umbrella Project Theme for the month of November is Growth Mindset. Having a growth mindset (the belief that you are in control of your own ability, and can learn and improve) is the key to success. Yes, hard work, effort, and persistence are all important, but not as important as having that underlying belief that you are in control of your own destiny. The attached link is to an article that will help to help teach Growth Mindset to your child(ren).

Growth Mindset

Coming Soon: Cognitive Flexibility (Umbrella Theme for the month of December)

 

Advent Liturgy

St. Dominic will be holding a liturgy for the First Week of Advent on Thursday at 1pm. All parents are invited to attend.

Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball and Girls’ Basketball

The seasons have wrapped up for the Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball and Girls’ Basketball Teams. All student-athletes represented St. Dominic in the community as great ambassadors and sportsmen/sportswomen. All athletes worked hard all season, and gave everything they had to improve their skill level and their competitiveness. Thanks goes out to Mr. Van Looyen for coaching the boys, and Mr. Gallagher and Ms. Buck for coaching the girls. Well done Dragons!

The Christmas Food, NEW TOY and NEW Winter Accessory Tree 

St Dominic will once again be holding The Christmas Food, NEW TOY and NEW Winter Accessory Tree as our Social Justice Peace Tree Team Initiative for December. This campaign will run from November 28th to December 18th. Please see the link below for all of the details:

Christmas Toy Drive

Save the Date: St. Dominic Primary Christmas Concert Thursday Dec 12th 9:45 AM

It is the time of year again at St. Dominic CES to spread Christmas Cheer. You are cordially invited to the Primary Christmas Concert on Thursday December 12th. The show begins at 9:45 AM. All parents are welcome. The Kindergarten to Grade 3 students have been working very hard on their numbers and our Dragons cannot wait to perform for you. What a great way to bring in the Christmas Season!

Dragon Fit

It’s Back! Dragon Fit has made a triumphant return to St. Dominic CES! Each lunch hour, you will find the gymnasium jammed packed with students working out and getting their fit on with Mr. V and Ms. Shermeto. What a great way to pass a cold winter lunch hour! Well done Dragons!

Winter Weather (Rebroadcast)

Now that Winter Weather has arrived, please make sure that your child(ren) come to school properly dressed for the weather. Winter coats, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots are necessary to keep the students warm during recess. For those younger students, a second pair of mitts would be a good idea as well. Happy Winter!

Math Matters

Can you solve this puzzle?

 

  • At the time of shipping, Tom can place 10 small boxes or 8 large boxes into a carton. A total of 96 boxes were sent in one shipment. The number of small boxes was less than large boxes. What is the total number of cartons he shipped?
  • Tom was asked to paint the number plates on 100 apartments which means he will have to paint numbers 1 through 100. Can you figure out the number of times he will have to paint the number 8?

 

Dates to Remember

 

Mon Nov 25- Pizza Day

Tues Nov 26- Girls Empowerment Group AM

Wed Nov 27- Gr 4 & 5 Classes to Resurrection CSS to watch The Little Mermaid play

Wed Nov 27- Gr 7 Hep B Shots

Wed Nov 27- Grade 6 Trip to Laurel Creek All Day

Wed Nov 27- Grade 8 Night at Resurrection CSS 6-8PM

Thurs Nov 28- We are Silent Day (Malaya Day)

Thurs Nov 28- Advent Liturgy 1 PM

Fri Nov 29- Advent Confessions AM

Fri Nov 29- Student Council Cake Raffle

Sat Nov 30- Grade 2 & 7 Enrollment Masses at St. Mark’s Parish

Mon Dec 2- Pizza Day

Tues Dec 3- Girls Empowerment Group AM

Wed Dec 4- Santa Hat Day

Wed Dec 4- Gr 6 Science Olympics

Wed Dec 4- Constable Nick (SRO) Student Presentation AM

Thurs Dec 5- Gr 8s at Resurrection for the Live Art Presentation 10 AM

Fri Dec 6- PD Faith Day. No school for students!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date: St. Dominic Primary Christmas Concert Thursday Dec 12th 9:45 AM

It is the time of year again at St. Dominic CES to spread Christmas Cheer. You are cordially invited to the Primary Christmas Concert on Thursday December 12th. The show begins at 9:45 AM. All parents are welcome. The Kindergarten to Grade 3 students have been working very hard on their numbers and our Dragons cannot wait to perform for you. What a great way to bring in the Christmas Season!

 

Save The Date Dragons!!! Family Christmas Night!!!

Save The Date Dragons!!!

 

Our Family Christmas Night will be here soon and we’re hoping you can make it!! Please mark Thursday, December 12th on your calendar! The festivities will run from 5:30-7:00pm. Activities include craft stations, face painting, Lego, bake sale, and this year for the first time…PIZZA!!! Come out and have dinner with us! More information will be sent out closer to the date! You won’t want to miss this fun night of celebrating the holidays with our school community!

Dragon Update November 18-22

Dragon Update for November 18-22

The Umbrella Project Theme for November: Growth Mindset

The new Umbrella Project Theme for the month of November is Growth Mindset. Having a growth mindset (the belief that you are in control of your own ability, and can learn and improve) is the key to success. Yes, hard work, effort, and persistence are all important, but not as important as having that underlying belief that you are in control of your own destiny. The attached link is to an article that will help to help teach Growth Mindset to your child(ren).

Growth Mindset

Remembrance Day Observation

The St. Dominic CES Remembrance Day Observation was a memorable event for our students, staff, and parents who were able to join us. It reminded us of the many blessings we have in our lives and to always remember the sacrifices that were/are being made for us to enjoy the many freedoms we have. A big Thank You goes out to Ms. Shermeto, Mlle Tank, and their students for putting together this reverent assembly.

Wall Tattoos

We are very excited to have had our first batch of Wall Tattoos installed on Friday. These images are the result of many discussions and collaboration amongst our staff members. The process began with discussing what the staff thought were some of our St. Dominic core beliefs and where they thought these statements should best be posted. We believe the result is awesome and will serve as daily reminders to our students, staff, and school visitors. A big Thank You goes out to our Catholic School Council for making this project possible.

Grade 4 Bible Celebration

The Grade 4 students from Ms. Kohler’s, Ms. Hutter’s, and Ms. Lee’s classes took part in their Bible Celebration last week. Father Steve presided over a beautiful ceremony as each student received their bible in front of family and friends. Thanks goes out to all families who provided food and drink to be shared after the ceremony. As well, a heartfelt Thank You goes out to Father Steve for being part of this important celebration. Well done Dragons!

Winter Weather

Now that Winter Weather has arrived, please make sure that your child(ren) come to school properly dressed for the weather. Winter coats, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots are necessary to keep the students warm during recess. For those younger students, a second pair of mitts would be a good ideas as well. Happy Winter!

Math Matters

Can you solve these puzzles?

Add me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will have me once more. What number am I?

There is a three digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit, while the first digit is three less than the second digit. What is the number?


Dates to Remember

Mon Nov 18- Pizza Day

Mon Nov 18- School Council Meeting 6:15 PM

Tues Nov 19- Girls Empowerment Group AM

Fri Nov 22- Grade 4 Trip to Laurel Creek All Day

Mon Nov 25- Pizza Day

Tues Nov 26- Girls Empowerment Group AM

Wed Nov 27- Gr 7 Hep B Shots

Wed Nov 27- Grade 6 Trip to Laurel Creek All Day

Wed Nov 27- Grade 8 Night at Resurrection CSS 6-8PM

Fri Nov 29- Advent Confessions AM

Sat Nov 30- Grade 2 & 7 Enrollment Masses at St. Mark’s Parish