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Dragon Update April 22-26

April 22-April 26

 

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

 

Umbrella Project – Parent Night – Tuesday, April 23 – RSVP

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

Student of the Month Lunch – Tuesday, April 16, 2019

 CONGRATULATIONS DRAGONS!!!!

It is with great enthusiasm we congratulate the March Students of Month,  on a job well done!   The Theme for March was “Autonomy”.
To celebrate, St. Dominic Savio will be holding a pizza lunch on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.   This lunch will be a pepperoni &/or cheese pizza from Gino’s Pizza.  The lunch will be held at 12:00pm in the Learning Commons.  Thank you to all Students for setting an amazing example for all Dragons!  Please see a list below of the Students who were rewarded in March:

Student of the Month March Theme: AUTONOMY

STAFF NAME GR Students: Please include First Name, Last Initial
DETZLER, Sarah JKK4 Rose S., Excel T.
KUNTZ, Kate JKK5 Grace M., Zabdi C.
McCUTCHEON, Nancy JKK6 Allistair D., Brie L.
COELHO, Anne 1A Zikaylah W., Johnny B.
CIMERMANCIC, Monica 1B Anita S. & Maliyah S.
SCHNARR, Kerri 1/2 Isaiah W.
BATISTE, Alison 2 Savannah T.
HERZOG, Cathy 2/3 Lena S.
MONTES, Nancy 3 Josslyn G. & Ashton A.
PARISI, Daniela 3 Maximus N.
KOHLER, Brittany 4 Julianna M.
JOHNSTON, Leia 4/5 Evan K., Mikel D.
TANK, Alicia 5 Brooklyn C.
JOLLY, Todd 5 Jonah M., Danika M.
KROPF, MARK 6 Jorge A., Cameron W., Kadeema W.
SHERMETO, Laura 6 Sujay W., Lado K., Pauline S.
BAUER-PUSZTAHEGYI, Edina 7A Liv B.
PASQUALINO, Maggie 7B Ethan D.
VAN LOOYEN,  Tony 8A Ola M. and Sebastian R.
ROSS, Brian 8B Kristen R.
CAMPBELL, Sue PT Herzog2/3 – Liam D.

Schnarr ½ – Nehemiah A.

Batiste 2 –  Maleya S.

MCKENZIE, Heather/

D’Arcy Shannon

PT Lily K.- Montes

Brianna H.- Parisi

Cameron T.- Detzler

Connor  L.- Kuntz

Dakota M.- McCutcheon

Monteiro, Liz Cimermancic – Carter D.

Coelho – Emmett J.

ACX, Hilde FSL Tanya Y. (7 Pasq)
EVANS MARTIN, Carmel FSL
VITORINO, Angela IF Ewin A.

Dragon Update: April 15-19

April 15-April 19

 

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1mjuy1NA0&t=1s

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!

 

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://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-baby-scientist/201806/motivating-children-without-rewards


Stations of the Cross

On Thursday, our students will have the opportunity to experience the Stations of the Cross in our gymnasium. Our School Pastoral Team has created some interactive activities for the students to engage in to prepare themselves for the death and resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus. All parents are invited to attend this special event as well. It will be set up in the gym all day long.

 

Math Matters!

Can you solve this? Hint: all of the numbers have something in common except one. Can you figure out which out one?

Dates to Remember

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- Track and Field Session #3 at 9:45 AM

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

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 11 AM

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 10 AM

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

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

Fri April 26- Drama Club at Lunch

 

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1mjuy1NA0&t=1s

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.

https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2015/04/22/10-ways-to-encourage-intrinsic-motivation-in-children/

DIFHL

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.

Sincerely,

Pat Runstedler

Principal

Dragon Update April 1-5

April 1-April 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1mjuy1NA0&t=1s

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

Technology and Your Student (Repost)

Some parents have been asking about some resources to support them in dealing with issues their family is having with the use of technology and how it is interrupting their family dynamic. The attached resource will help you with this topic.

https://camh.ca/-/media/files/youthfamilyinteractive-onlinebrochure-pdf.pdf

School Climate Survey for Parents This is the last week to complete the School Climate Survey for parents. Parents are asked to follow the instructions included in the link below to complete their survey. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the school.

https://wcdsb.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8A2BYWebSfj90Ed?school=DOM

Beacon of Hope

Congratulations goes out to Leah Ferguson as she is the 2019 St. Dominic Beacon of Hope Award Winner. Leah has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in her devotion to improving the culture of caring here at St. Dominic. Way to go Leah!

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!

Confirmation

Our grade 7s celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday night at St. Mark’s Parish. The confirmande were honoured to have Bishop Crosby officiate over their ceremony. Congratulations!

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://www.ahealthysliceoflife.com/raising-intrinsically-motivated-kids/

Dragon Fit

A big Thank You goes out to our Dragon Fit leaders! This group of students, under the direction of Mr. V and Ms. Shermeto were instrumental in inspiring our Dragons each and every session to work out and improve their overall health. Way to go!

Students of the Month for March

Congratulations goes out to our March Students of the Month! They were recognized for their hard work and exhibiting the Umbrella Skill of Autonomy. Way to go Dragons!

Math Matters!

Can you solve this?

 

Dates to Remember

Mon April 1- Folk Dance

Tues April 2- Folk Dance and Drama Club

Tues April 2-  Director Loretta Notten Visits St. Dominic’s 10:30 AM

Tues April 2- Intensive French Information Night 6 to 7 pm

Wed April 3- Catechism for First Communion at St. Mark’s Parish 6:30-7:30 pm

Thurs April 4- Subway Lunch

Fri April 5- Drama Club

Mon April 8- Folk Dance

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

Tues April 9- School Council Meeting **(To be rescheduled)**

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

Wed April 10- Hep B Immunizations for Gr.7s

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 for students