Monthly Archives: June 2020

St. Dominic Student Council Western Theme Day Winners!

Thanks to all of the entrants who submitted pictures for the Student Council Western Theme Day contest. The winners are

Danika Mayo

Knoxx Mayo

Simon Perham

Congratulations! Student Council will be in touch with you shortly to deliver your prizes!!


Have a great summer!

Student items must be picked up by 12:00pm on Friday, June 26th

Please pick up all student items by 12:00pm, Friday, June 26th.

Pick-ups can be done tomorrow or Friday between 9am and 12pm.

If you are not able to come during these times please email Erika, Dagmara, Pat and Richard for the possibility of making alternate arrangements. Our email addresses can be located on the St. Dominic Savio website under Staff. Please include all four recipients in the email.

Any student items not picked up by Friday at 12:00pm will be donated.

Thank you!

Bus Information for 2020-2021

Hello Dragons!

Please see the information on how to access busing information for NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.  It is very important to log in and verify the time and location of your child’s bus for next year as they do change slightly from year to year.


Transportation details for the 2020– 2021 school year will be available in the third week of August.

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
  • This can be found on your child’s report card
  • Numbers only, no space, no dash
  • Enter your child’s birth date
  • Enter your child’s street number
  • house number only
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu

Please note: any address changes must be done through your school. If you are moving this summer or change caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2029-2020 school year.

You can also visit to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter.

Spring and Sibling Photo Proofs for pick up

Spring and Sibling Photo Proofs are available for pick up in the Main Office until Friday, June 26th between 9:00am and 12:00pm each day. If you are unable to come at this time and would like your photo proofs please email Erika, Dagmara, Pat and Richard to make alternate arrangements. Our email addresses can be located on the St. Dominic Savio website under Staff. Please include all four recipients in the email.

All photos not picked up by Friday at 12:00pm will be discarded.

Thank you!

Important Message Regarding the Re-Opening of School and Parent Survey

Good Morning Dragon Nation

Please read an important message from the WCDSB Director of Education, Loretta Notten, on the re-opening of schools in September.

Click here to read the message on the re-opening of school


School Re-Opening Survey

Please take the time to complete the survey below so that your voice is heard. The survey will remain open until June 30th. Only one survey to be completed per family. There are translations available of the survey, accessible through the top right of the page when you open the survey link.

Click here to complete the School Re-Opening Survey

As well, please take a minute to read the letter from the Ministry of Education regarding the re-opening of schools at the link below.

Ministry of Education Letter

Dragon Update: June 22-26


Dragon Update: June 22-26

Collection of Student Belongings

Parents and students came to school this past week on Thursday and Friday to collect their belongings that had been left in the school since before March Break. This was a great opportunity for staff to say Hello and see their students one last time before summer. Thanks to all who came out! There are still some bags to be collected. If you were not able to collect your students’ belongings and would like to, please contact the school office to arrange as anything leftover by Wednesday is going to be donated to charity. Here are a couple of pictures from the pickup.

St. Dominic Savio Beacon of Hope

Congratulations goes out to Bryce Noonan, who was awarded the Beacon of Hope award. Webster’s Dictionary defines a beacon as a source of light or inspiration; a lighthouse or other signal for guidance. Hope is defined as someone or something on which hopes are centred; a promise of good things to come. Bryce embodies these definitions to a tee. Thanks for being such an inspiration and beacon of light for others, Bryce!

Grade 8 and Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

Unfortunately due to the school closure, graduation photos were not taken for either the Grade 8s or the Year 2 Kindergarten students. We have been in contact with Lifetouch regarding these pictures and they are able to take Graduation Photos for these students at their studio in Kitchener. If interested, please contact their office to book a time with them for a sitting.

Grade 8 Virtual Graduation

The Grade 8s are getting ready for their Virtual Graduation which will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd at 5:30 PM. Lots of preparation has gone into the ceremony and we cannot wait to see them on their virtual Graduation Night!


We wish Mr. Setler, Ms. Hutter, Ms. Koenig, Mrs. Ceccomancini and Mlle Chaves a fond farewell.  They have served our St. Dominic community with fortitude and grace.  We have been so blessed by their spirit and tenacity this year.  We wish you a great journey ahead and hope that you will be back to visit us…lots and lots!  Please know that you have made a difference in the lives of the students here at St. Dominic’s.


Welcome to the Dragon’s Den!

We would like to welcome Mr. Gary Litschgy, who will be the new Vice Principal taking over for Mr. Setler. As well, we would like to welcome Ms. Gabriela Guerrero, who will be joining our Early Years division, and Ms. Cherise Dear, who will be teaching Grade 6. Please make sure to say hello and welcome our new staff members when you see them!

School in September

As you may have heard, school in September is probably going to be different than Septembers of the past. The Ministry of Education stated yesterday that there are 3 possible scenarios for return to school in the fall, with no concrete plans yet established. Please continue to monitor our school website and Newswire for the latest news as it becomes available. 


Report Cards

Final Report Cards are going to be distributed a little differently this year. They are going to be mailed out this year instead of the usual student pick up during the last week. Keep checking the mailbox for this special delivery!

report card

Summer Wishes

We would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all of the families who are part of the St. Dominic Savio School Community. Even though this year did not end off the way that we had hoped it would, the Dragon Nation has emerged from the last 3 months of teacher-led distance learning stronger than ever. Staff, students and parents exhibited grit, resilience, fortitude and strength. All should be commended on a job well done! We hope that the next 2 months over some rest, relaxation, and much needed recharging of batteries. We look forward to greeting you again with open arms in the fall, however it may look. Until then, here is short End of School Prayer.

See you in September!











Last Day for Student Belonging Pick Up

Good morning Dragon Nation and Happy Friday!

Just a reminder that today from 9:00 – 12:00 is the last day to collect your child(ren)’s belongings and Lifetouch photos.   Please do not forget to visit the Medication table (e.g. epipens) if required. If you are unable to drop by during this time please contact the school and we will make alternate arrangements. Unclaimed items will be either donated or disposed.

Thank you and enjoy another beautiful day!

St. Dominic Student Council Theme Day: Western Day

Our student council has decided to bring some of the fun from school to home! The student council had many fun events planned for the rest of the school year, but then Covid-19 happened. So instead we are going to bring the school events to you at home. Over the next couple weeks there will be a fun event every Thursday! This Thursday June 18th is going to be Western Day!

Send a picture of you in your western clothes and accessories, along with your name and grade to to be eligible to win a $10 gift card to Dairy Queen. The contest closes at 6pm on Monday June 22nd.

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