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Student of Month Lunch for February/March

It is with great enthusiasm we congratulate many students at St. Dominic Savio on a job well done!
The students attached to the following link, won Student of the Month, for February or March 2018!

To celebrate, St. Dominic Savio will be holding a pizza lunch on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018.
This lunch will be a pepperoni &/or cheese pizza from Gino’s Pizza.

The winners for February demonstrated the virtue of “LOVE” and for March the virtue of “EMBRACING THE CROSS”, in their daily interactions. Thank you to all Students for setting a great example.
The following students were recipients of STOM for February and March: February March 2018 STOM Winners

Grade 5 Intensive French Meeting TONIGHT, MONDAY, APRIL 23rd, 2018

It’s time to sign up for INTENSIVE FRENCH!
Intensive French is offered to Grade 4 students going into Grade 5 at St. Dominic Savio.  The program is open to all Grade 5 students, of all proficiency levels, attending an Intensive French school.  At St. Dominic Savio we offer this program on a “first come, first served” basis.  We encourage all parents to come to the Information Session tonight, to receive the sign up form.  The deadline for this form to be received back to the office is Monday, April 30th, 2018.
Intensive French Program – parent information – April 23, 2018

Weekly Dragon Update April 23 – 27

Dragon Update for April 23-27

Earth Week

We had a great Earth Week Celebration!  Students participated in many activities focussed on cleaning and caring for our environment.  Due to the snow still being on the ground, we will be moving our Yard Clean Up day to another time.  Stay tuned for more details!

Spring Fundraiser

Order forms are coming home to showcase our Spring Fundraiser.  We are selling Stemmler’s Pepperettes. Please take the time to ask family and friends if they would like to contribute.  All orders must be in by Friday May 11th – there are no late orders. All monies raised goes back into our St. Dominic community.  If you need another order form, please contact the main office. Thank you for your support!

Summer Learning Opportunities – FREE!!

GET READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL just days before school starts up again!!

In Grade 6, 7 or 8? Take a Summer Expedition the first 2 weeks of July and love learning again! Note: this is formerly Summer Skills Builder… only better!

FUN with Languages in the Summer! 8 Free language programs in July to choose from!

Multi-Year Strategic Plan Survey

The WCDSB Multi Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) 2015-2018 was approved by the Board of Trustees in December 2015.

We are currently in the process of gathering input to assist both with an updated evaluation of the current MYSP and to help lay the foundation for the creation of our new MYSP. We are inviting all staff, students, parents and community members to complete the MYSP Survey (one per family). Your input is valued and appreciated.

Please take the time to complete the survey by following the link below:

Math Riddle of the Week

Dates to Remember!

  1. Mon. Apr 23 – CCAT Testing all week for Grade 4 students
  2. Mon. Apr 23 – Stemmler’s Fundraiser begins
  3. Mon. Apr 23 – Gregg Le Rock Trip – Parisi and Tank’s class
  4. Mon. Apr 23 – Intensive French Parent Mtg – 6pm
  5. Tues. Apr 24 – Student of the Month Luncheon
  6. Tues. Apr 24 – School Council at 6:15pm
  7. Wed. Apr 25 – Floor Hockey at lunch
  8. Wed. Apr 25 – Mad Science at lunch
  9. Thurs. Apr 26 – Little Jammers Lunchtime Guitar
  10. Thurs. Apr 26 – First Communion Rehearsal @ St. Mark’s Church, 7pm
  11. Thurs. Apr 26 – Subway Lunch
  12. Fri. Apr 27 – 80’s Day


REMINDERS: Earth Day, Pizza Day, Lifetouch Pictures

Tomorrow, Friday, April 20th, 2018 is Earth Day.  To celebrate St. Dominic Dragons are encouraged to wear blue and green to represent the earth; bring litterless lunches, hand in the coloring contest pictures and power down between the hours of 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
Tomorrow, Friday, April 20th, 2018 is the rescheduled PIZZA Day for all student who purchased pizza for Monday, April 16th.  If you didn’t have an opportunity to purchase pizza for your child, for Monday, April 16th, please send in money tomorrow and we can make accommodations.  Each slice (cheese or pepperoni) is $1.75.
If you have not yet ordered your Spring Siblings photos and you would like to, please return the order form and money to the school by tomorrow, Friday, April 20th, 2018.


SPRING FUNDRAISER starts Monday, April 23rd

We are excited to announce the launch of our Spring Fundraiser! Beginning Monday, April 23, 2018 until Friday, May 11, 2018 the students and staff of the St. Dominic School community will be offering Pepperstix and Summer Sausage Chubb from Stemmler’s Meats & Cheese in Heidelberg as our spring fundraiser. Stemmler’s high quality meats come from our local community of farming families. All pepperstix are Gluten, Lactose, Dairy and MSG free. Facts and nutrition content are available at  Pledge forms will go home tomorrow, Friday, April 20th and Cash Online will be open for pledges, Monday, April 23rd, 2018.

All the profit raised will go directly to our St. Dominic students by enriching their learning environment by supporting school improvement projects and student activities.

We are offering the following:
Regular Pepperstix                         $5.00             (12 pieces)
Hot Pepperstix                                $5.00             (12 pieces)
Turkey Pepperstix                          $5.00             (10 pieces)
Honey Garlic Pepperstix               $5.00             (12 pieces)
Teriyaki Pepperstix                        $5.00             (12 pieces)
Summer Sausage Chubb             $16.00             (1.75 lb)

On Monday April 23rd, 2018, each student will bring home an order sheet to keep track of customers and payment. Customers who are supporting our fundraisers must pay up front first or by SCHOOL CASH ONLINE. ( If you are using Cash-On-Line to pay for your order, please remember to return the order form to your child’s classroom teacher. Order forms can be returned starting on Wednesday, May 9th. We would ask that all Cash On-Line payments are made and final order forms and money are returned to your child’s classroom teacher by Friday May 11th, 2018.  Cheques will not be accepted.

Orders will be available for pick up on Tuesday May 22, 2018 between 3:45pm and 6pm. If you would like your child to take the order home, please indicate on the order form. Pepperstix and Summer Sausage Chubb must be refrigerated and orders must be picked up promptly.

We thank you for your generosity towards our school fundraiser for this year!

Dates Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather: Pizza Day and Intensive French Meeting

If you purchased pizza for your child for Monday, April 16th, 2018, this Pizza Day will now be held on FRIDAY, APRIL 20th.

Are you interested in your grade 4 child being part of the Intensive Grade 5 French program next year?  The meeting for this information session has been rescheduled for Monday, April 23rd at 6:00pm. Click link to follow for more information:  Intensive French Program – Parent Information – April 2018


Weekly Dragon Update – April 16 – 20

Dragon Update for April 16 – 20

PD Day

We hope that you enjoyed your day with your family during the PD Day last week.  Staff spent the day learning about how to support students who have suffered trauma in their lives.  The St. Dominic staff is fully committed to learning more about the needs of our students and learning how to best support these needs.  

Earth Week

This week is Earth Week!  Please see the calendar below to take a look at the events that are planned each day.

Math Riddle of the Week

Dates to Remember!

  1. Mon. Apr 16 – Intensive French Parent Mtg @ 6:00pm
  2. Wed. Apr 18th – Youth Symposium – Intermediate’s
  3. Thurs. Apr 19th – Little Jammers Lunchtime Guitar
  4. Thurs. Apr 19th – Boston Pizza Lunch
  5. Fri. Apr 20th – Menchies Treat Day
  6. Friday, Apr 20th – Legally Blonde Performance (Tank/Shermeto)
  7. Sat. Apr 21st – First Reconciliation at St. Mark’s (9:30am)

Social Media/Digital Literacy Awareness Night and Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Saint Anne School Council is hosting a Social Media/Digital Literacy Awareness Night with guest speaker Sandra Muir
& Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age Documentary

Join us for an informative evening with guest speaker Sandra Muir, Social Media Strategist, Communications & Public Affairs, from Wilfrid Laurier University.
In her presentation, parents will learn about the tools, how kids are using them, and best practices on how to keep their kids safe in this digital age.
Followed by Sandra’s presentation, we will be showing the documentary Screenagers.
Screenager: Growing Up in the Digital Age
SCREENAGERS (Official Trailer) – YouTube
Screenagers dives deep into how technology impacts kid’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world where parents must compete with video games, texting addiction, and social media.

Event Details
Where: St. Anne School Kitchener (school gym)
When: Thursday April 19th
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
RSVP: If you would like to attend this free event, please RSVP by Tuesday April 17th using the Eventbrite link below.

PA DAY, Friday, April 13 and Earth Week Begins Monday, April 16

There will be no school for students this Friday, April 13th, 2018.
Our staff will be working on Ministry of Education priorities.

St. Dominic Savio Catholic School has always supported efforts to help take care of our home planet, Earth. For many years, our school community has cleaned up the school yard and community path, planted trees and wildflowers and collected donations for issues such as “clean water” for our community and the world.

This year, the world-wide day for the earth, Earth Day, is scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd.
Due to the fact we are not at school on Earth Day, our school community will celebrate it on Friday April 20th with lots of fun events planned!

On Friday April 20th we will celebrate “Earth Day” as a school by:
1.  Dressing in “Earth Colours” – Blue and Green to show our support and love of our great planet.
2.  We will be actively cleaning up the school yard and community path. In the morning, all students will get a glove to safely pick up garbage that is present on our yard. IF YOU WISH TO BRING YOUR OWN RE-USABLE GLOVES (LIKE GARDENING GLOVES) TO USE FOR THE CLEAN-UP, it would be greatly appreciated. The Earth would say, “Thank you” too!
3.  During lunch, we ask that students bring a litter less lunch so that minimal garbage is created during our “Earth Day”.
4.  The last activity of the afternoon is for each classroom to “power down” for the hour of 1pm until 2pm. At this time, each classroom will use minimal or no electrical energy (if possible).

For the “Used Battery Drive”, place your used batteries in a Ziploc bag, bring the batteries to school
and place them in the designated boxes in the front hallway.
Wednesday, April 18th until Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.