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