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Calling all Baby Dragons:

Virtual learning extended to January 25th:

1st Week of Virtual Learning behind us and we want to thank our parents for being so supportive and encouraging. We know it is a lot to work to keep students engaged and we couldn’t do it without you. 

Want to switch mode of learning starting February 16th?

Complete the survey to transition from face-to-face learning to virtual or from virtual to face-to-face. vice-a-versa on January 27th starting at 6am to the 29th at 6pm. Here’s the link: Switch modes of learning

One Time Donation Fundraiser:

Thank you! Let’s keep the momentum going as we work together to create amazing learning opportunities for your children. Donations can be made on School Cash-Online and Grandparents or other family members can donate directly by clicking here.

Umbrella Project

Help your child face their fears,

Avoiding our fears may be the easiest road in the short term but doesn’t help us build resilience.  What we actually need is small, repeated exposure to the things that scare us.  Small successes over these fears over time help us slowly build the confidence to navigate the adversity.

Here’s an example from my family.  When my daughter was young she didn’t like to be the centre of attention.  This became glaringly obvious the day she wore a fancy dress to school for the first time in years, received at least 5 compliments in the first minute and proceeded to burst into tears and beg me to take her home.  It seemed like a small thing but it pushed a big fear button inside her.  Parenting dilemma…take her home to change or make her stay in a state of clear distress. 

Actually there is a third choice.  We had time to go home and change but only with the following condition; she was going to have to work on being the centre of attention.  That was the deal.

I explained that life will present her with many similar circumstances and I want her to have the skills to deal with these situations.  While this current challenge was too big for her, we were going to choose smaller opportunities for her to practice.  She agreed and we have since helped her practice this skill in many contexts until she is now more comfortable when she finds herself pushed this way. In fact, last year she made it to the school finals for the speech competition.  A huge change from the girl crying in the hallway over some positive attention.

This is how resilience is built.  Not avoidance, not full immersion, but repeated small fears faced and defeated over time.

In this short, 2 minute video, I explain the importance of facing our fears

You’ve got this!

Dr. Jen, The Umbrella Project

 

Mabel’s Labels: Don’t lose items to the LOST AND FOUND! Check out Mabel’s Labels!  Campaigns.mabelslabels.com Select ST DOMINIC SAVIO FUNDRAISER (KITCHENER) from the list.

 

COBS Bread Bakery will donate 10% of a sale to St. Dominic’s if the buyer (St. Dom’s family members) states that they are supporting St. Dominic Savio school. 

 

Reminders:

  • January 22nd – PD day
  • January 27th – 29th – ability to switch mode of learning:
  • February 16th – Date the Change of Class Would Take Effect

 

Grade 3 to 4 Math Problem of the Week – Submit your response by clicking this link for  a chance to win a Tim Hortons gift card in our weekly draw. We will hand out prizes when in class learning resumes. 

 

 

Congratulations to Yogesh who won our last POW. Check out his solution: