Dragon Update for March 2-6

The Umbrella Project Theme for March: Kindness

The new Umbrella Project Theme for the month of March is Kindness. Please read the article attached in the following link to learn more about this important Umbrella Skill!

Kindness

OECTA Job Action: March 5

Due to the ongoing Job Action by OECTA, there will be no school for students on Thursday March 5th as there is a Province Wide Strike on this day.

Cold Weather and Outdoor Breaks

With the recent return of some Arctic Weather, some parents have been asking about the school board policy with regards to Cold Weather and Outdoor Breaks. The following is an excerpt from the Board AP Policy APH008-00 Inclement Weather. It states:

“When schools are open, special consideration must be given to the safety and well-being of students when they are
outside at recess, lunch, or for other outdoor activities. The following temperatures (including wind chill) and actions
should be followed during winter months:

When the temperature is between -15°C and -19°C: students may remain outside for no longer than 20 minutes at
a time.
When temperatures are colder than -19°C: students must remain inside.

Temperatures and conditions vary across the Region. The following website shall be used to assess local conditions:
www.weather.ca”

 

The temperature is monitored as closely as possible throughout the day to make sure we stay compliant with this policy. The website that we monitor is found at www.weather.ca. Please ensure that your child(ren) is/are coming to school dressed for the weather. Hats, mitts (multiple pairs), snow pants, boots and extra socks are necessary to keep everyone warm and dry!


Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday was a great day for our Dragons to prepare themselves for the season of Lent. All enjoyed a special treat of Pancakes served up by our Student Council and parent volunteers. Special Thanks goes out to them for making this special day possible! It started off with some special guests who joined us for breakfast, but ended being a fabulous day.

Ash Wednesday

Deacon Philip joined us for our Ash Wednesday service. He challenged us to pray more, fast more and give more this Lent. Are the St. Dominic Dragons up to challenge? Absolutely!

Preparation for Lent

What can you do to prepare your family for Jesus’ Death and Resurrection? Busted Halo is a great resource that is online that can be utilized to help explain Lent to your children. Please click on the link below to access. 

Go To The Desert This Lent

Good Luck Lady Dragons!

Our Lady Dragon Volleyball Team travels to St. Anne (Kitchener) for their First Round Playoff game this Wednesday. Good Luck Dragons! We know you will make us proud. Show them what Dragon Volleyball is all about!

COBS Bread

Did you know that every time you shop at COBS Bread at the Boardwalk our school gets a percentage of your purchase back? Simply tell them when you’re checking out that you belong to St. Dominic’s School, and in June COBS Bread will give 10% of the purchases back to our school! We are very fortunate to be partnered with their business!!

Dates to Remember

Mon Mar 2- Pizza Day

Wed Mar 4- Girls’ Volleyball Playoff Game at St. Anne’s (Kitchener)

Thurs Mar 5- OECTA Job Action. No School for Students

Fri Mar 6- Student of the Month Assembly: Purpose 9:45 AM

Mon Mar 9- Pizza Day

Wed Mar 11- Lifetouch Spring Casual Photos 

Fri Mar 13- Beach Day Spirit Day

Fri Mar 13- Grade 3 Field Trip to Laurel Creek