Calling all Baby Dragons!!!

Please visit this link to register for JK or SK at St. Dominics!

Once you have completed your online registration (or paper copy), please contact the office at 519-576-5503 to book your appointment to finish your registration.

We will be preparing next year’s homerooms shortly!


Family Spring Participaction

Free parent events – from yoga to paint nights to a Virtual visit to the KPL (Kitchener Public Library) and more!

For more information follow this link: May Parent Participaction Poster


Donation to the Waterloo Food Bank:

Thank you to all the families and individuals who contributed to our Lenten Food drive. Food drives are an important part of meeting the need in our community. We donated 340 pound of food which will provide 266 meals to our neighbours. It was great to hear that the Food Bank was in dire need of cereal and were running very low. What perfect timing for all those cereal boxes to be dropped off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Remote Learning

We will continue remote learning during the Lockdown and Stay at home order. No date has yet been set by the Ministry for face-to-face learning in school. We understand the stress learning from home adds to families but we appreciate all your support as we navigate through this together. #Were All In This Together.

Tech Support:  https://stisidore.wcdsb.ca/tech-support/


Mandatory Self-Screening of Students:

Students must check for symptoms of illness every day before going to school. You can screen your child or yourself by taking the COVID-19 school and child care screening.


Umbrella Project:

This month at the Umbrella Project we are excited to be focusing our energy on Integrity. Integrity is when we have a set of positive values and our actions in life match that set of positive values. If you look up integrity in the dictionary, it also means ‘wholeness’, when the things that we say and do match up with what we value. 

Having integrity means that we can feel good about our choices all throughout life. It helps to bring the other Umbrella Skills together as well. Here’s a short introductory video from Dr. Jen about Integrity.

Find models of integrity.

Many studies have shown that humans learn through modeling others. One great way to build integrity in your child is to help them find positive role models who help them believe that it is possible to succeed without compromising our values. Having positive role models helps our children learn strategies for achieving their goals, decide what is socially acceptable and make a difference in the world. That’s why the Umbrella Project is filled with stories and examples of people using all of the Umbrella Skills to take on life. 

Examples of integrity are everywhere so when you notice them in books, movies and stories be sure to talk about it with your kids. Look for examples of integrity in the people your children already admire and discuss them. Make integrity something that has value in and of itself. For example, there is value in not cheating on a test even though your friends did and got a better mark because of it. It’s choices like that that can make integrity difficult to use and it’s important that children see those they admire making these difficult decisions. Making choices with integrity is not always the easiest choice and our kids need lots of examples of integrity to understand why it is the better choice.  

Learn from Dr. Jen why modelling is so important in this 2 minutes video. 

Chat soon, 

Dr. Jen, The Umbrella Project


Catholic Education Week: May 3rd – 7th

Catholic Education Week is upon us already. As a school we will be reflecting on the importance of Catholic education and our theme – Nurturing Hope. 

Listen to Bishop Tomas as shares his message of faith and nurturing hope:


Nutrition for learning continues while students learn remotely

Nutrition for learning will continue to be available during remote learning. For details click the link: Community Nutrition for Learning


Reminders:

 

 

 

 


Problem of the Week

Last week’s winner was Hailey Connelly in Ms. Tank’s class. Congratulations!

Grade 7-8 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. 


Here is last week’s solution to the grade 3-4 math problem. Some submitted answers were so close. Learn from your mistakes so you don’t make them again. Good Luck on your next problem!