March 25-29

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.

Welcome to the Dragons’ Den

Please welcome Heather Mckenzie back to St Dominic as she returns to full time by April 3rd. As well, please welcome Liz Monteiro who is going to be replacing Brittany Hambleton until the end of the year for her maternity leave. We are thrilled to have both ladies on board!

Thank You!  A Huge Thank You goes out to our School Council for agreeing to purchase a ping pong table for student use and covering the cost of the mural painting for the downstairs bathrooms. Your support does not go unnoticed. Thanks Again!

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

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! Congratulations also goes out to Mina Al-Dulaimi, Ethan Domjan, Ava Mazza, Karlee Curran, and Darcy Matakanure for being nominated for this special award. Way to go Dragons!

School Climate Survey for Parents Just a reminder about completing 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. The survey will be available to be completed until April 5th.

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

Girls’ Developmental Volleyball and Boys’ Developmental Basketball Congratulations goes out to the  Girls’ Developmental Vball team and the Boys’ Developmental Basketball Team who represented St. Dominic at their tournaments this past week. The girls  and boys fought hard, were great sports and had terrific enthusiasm. You made us all proud and you should also be proud of your accomplishments! Way to go Dragons!

Reconciliation

Our Grade 3 to Grade 8 students had the opportunity to go to Confession on Friday to prepare their hearts for the season of Lent, and especially Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Thank you to our School Pastoral Team for preparing our sacred space and to the priests that joined us.

Confirmation

Just a special note…our grade 7s are celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday March 26th at 7pm. Come join us at St. Mark’s Parish to celebrate with them

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!

March 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 March, we will be exploring the theme of Autonomy. 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 Autonomy.

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-parents-can-foster-autonomy-encourage-child-development-0704184

Math Matters!

Can you solve this?

Dates to Remember

Tues. March 26: Beacon of Hope Recognition Breakfast 7:30 am St. John’s Parish

Tues. March 26: Sacrament of Confirmation for Grade 7s. St. Mark’s Church 7pm

Thurs. March 28 Boston Pizza Lunch

Fri. March 29 Menchies’ Treat Day

Fri. March 29- Liturgy on Autonomy and Student of the Month Assembly 1 pm

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

Thurs April 4- Subway Lunch

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