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Lenten Message

As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday, let us remember what led us to this. Holy Week in 3 Minutes is a great video to watch with your family to affirm our Easter miracle

https://bustedhalo.com/video/watch-holy-week-in-three-minutes

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

 

Umbrella Project Presentation

Our School Council is presenting The Umbrella Project’s Dr. Jen Forristal in our school gymnasium on Tuesday April 23. The presentation begins at 6:00 until 7:15. A flyer has been sent home with the youngest and only students last week. It should be a very informative night for all. Please see the flyer in the following link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VPsvlhzerRucZADGgTW-QxSdcSSTLLU8UG0BOInqTGE/edit

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.

https://umbrellaproject.co/2019/04/08/create-a-learning-environment-at-home/

 

Ping Pong Club

We have started a Ping Pong Club here at St. Dominic and the Dragons love it! Thank you goes out to School Council for their support and generous donation of a table for the students to use! Lots of fun will be had by club members here at St. Dominic!

 

Stations of the Cross

On Thursday, our students had the opportunity to experience a Walk with Jesus in our school gym. This experience was created by our School Pastoral Team and the interactive activities were intended to help the students prepare themselves for the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was a great experience for them to be part of!

Earth Day Assembly and Yard Cleanup

Our school Earth Day Assembly and Yard Cleanup will take place at 1:00 pm in the gym. At 1:15 to 1:40, the school community  will go outside for the Yard Cleanup. Each class will be designated certain areas of the yard to clean. Students will be given a glove to use or they can bring some gardening gloves from home to use.  Refillable Water Bottles will be for sale during Earth Week: $4 each or $3 each when buying two or more. We will also be asking each classroom to “go off the grid” from 9:25 AM until recess. Finally, all students are asked to have a 100% litterless lunch on this day so minimal garbage is created and our carbon footprint is minimized.

Math Matters!

Can you solve this?

Try these 2 math riddles at home!

 

  1. The ages of a father and son add up to 66. The father’s age is the son’s age reversed. How old could they be?

 

  1. Using only addition, how can you add eight 8’s to get the number 1,000?

 

Dates to Remember

Sun April 21- HE HAS RISEN! Easter Sunday

Mon April 22- Easter Monday: No School

Tues April 23- Earth Day

Tues April 23- Mr. Jolly and Mr. Kropf’s Classes to Soccer Dome 9:15 AM

Tues April 23- Grade 7 CAT-4 Testing begins (ends Thursday)

Tues April 23- Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff 11AM

Tues April 23- Folk Dance and Drama Club at Lunch

Tues April 23- Track and Field Session #4 at 2:40 PM

Tues April 23- The Umbrella Project Presentation in the Gym 6 PM

Wed April 24- Folk Dance at Lunch

Wed April 24- Catechism for First Communion at St. Mark’s Parish 6:30 PM

Thurs April 25- Badminton Team Regional Tournament at Resurrection 10AM

Thurs April 25- Boston Pizza Lunch

Fri April 26- Ms. Herzog and Mrs. Montes’ Classes to Joseph Schneider House All Day

Fri April 26- Easter Liturgy and Student of the Month Celebration 10:45 AM

Fri April 26- KIndergarten Class Trip to the Butterfly Conservatory at 9:30 AM

Fri April 26- Drama Club at Lunch

Mon April 29- Folk Dance at Lunch

Mon April 29- Track and Field Session #6 at 1pm

Tues April 30- Ms. Bauer and Mrs. Pasqualino’s Classes to the Soccer Dome 9:15 AM

Tues April 30- Folk Dance and Drama Club at Lunch

Wed May 1- Mrs. Montes’ Class Swim to Survive 10:15 AM

Wed May 1- Folk Dance at Lunch

Wed May 1- Track and Field Session #7 at 1:40 PM

Thurs May 2- Ms. Kohler and Mrs. Johnston’s Classes to the Soccer Dome 9:15

Thurs May 2- Subway Lunch

Thurs May 2- Mrs. Parisi’s Class Swim to Survive 1:00 PM

Thurs May 2- Track and Field Session #8 2:40

Fri May 3- Grade 8s to Wilfrid Laurier University for Cannabis Presentation 9AM

Fri May 3- Track and Field Session #9 9:45

Fri May 3- Popcorn Day 11 AM

Fri May 3- Grade 2 Mock Confessions with Father at 10:40 AM

Fri May 3- Drama Club at Lunch