Dragon Update for November 11-15

The Umbrella Project Theme for November: Growth Mindset

The new Umbrella Project Theme for the month of November is Growth Mindset. Having a growth mindset (the belief that you are in control of your own ability, and can learn and improve) is the key to success. Yes, hard work, effort, and persistence are all important, but not as important as having that underlying belief that you are in control of your own destiny. The attached link is to an article that will help to help teach Growth Mindset to your child(ren).

Growth Mindset

Welcome to the Dragons’ Den

It is with excitement that we announce Ms. Erin Hutter will be joining the ranks of the Dragons’ Den here at St. Dominic. Ms. Hutter will be teaching Mrs. Johnston’s grade 4 class beginning on Tuesday of this week. We all wish Mrs. Johnston well as her and her family await the birth of their child. We also say Thank You to Ms. Coelho, who has stepped in to teach the class over the last little while. Please make sure to welcome Ms. Hutter if you have the chance!

Remembrance Day Observation

The St. Dominic CES community will be observing Remembrance Day tomorrow with as assembly at 10:40 AM. Please join us if you can for this very important observation.

Student of the Month Winners for Empathy

Congratulations goes out to our Student of the Month Winners for October. These students truly embodied the Umbrella Theme of Empathy and were recognized for their awesomeness in this area. Way to go Dragons!

Dance A Thon Wrap Up

A Huge Thank You goes out to the St. Dominic CES community for their support of our Spoooook A Thon. Our final fundraising tally surpassed $5026. Even though we did not reach our goal of $7000, we are very proud of everyone’s efforts. Students have already enjoyed the rewards they earned by raising this amount, such as the Board Game Afternoon and the Ice Cream Party for the top fundraising classes. Way to go Dragons!

Lunch with a Teacher Winners

The lucky students who were the winners of the Lunch with a Teacher certificates for our Dance A Thon enjoyed their prize on Friday. A special McDonald’s lunch was purchased for them that they were able to enjoy with the staff members who sponsored their lunch. A great time was had by all!

Early Years’ Party for the Letter P

Another celebration was underway on Friday as well. Our Early Years Division was busy enjoying a Party for the Letter P. All things “P” were celebrated with such snacks as pizza, pretzels, pineapple, pepperettes, porridge, and potato chips. What an awesome way to have fun while learning. Mr. R and Mr. S were able to join in on the fun as well. Can you name all of the “P” references in the picture below? “P”erhaps not!

Math Matters

Can you solve this puzzle?

If …

31 + 22 = 422

22 + 11  = 411

33 + 33 = 633


44 + 55 = ?

Dates to Remember

Mon Nov 11- Remembrance Day Assembly AM

Mon Nov 11- Pizza Day

Mon Nov 11- Boys Volleyball at Holy Rosary

Mon Nov 11- Girls Basketball: Holy Rosary at St. Dominic

Tues Nov 12- Girls Empowerment Group AM

Wed Nov 13- Grade 8 Careers Night at Resurrection CSS at 6PM

Thurs Nov 14- Grade 4 Bible Celebration AM

Thurs Nov 14- Dental Screening for Grade 2 Students PM

Fri Nov 15- PA Day: No School for Students!

Mon Nov 18- Pizza Day

Mon Nov 18- School Council Meeting 6:15 PM

Tues Nov 19- Girls Empowerment Group AM

Wed Nov 20- Laurier vs Windsor Hockey Game Trip for Gr. 4-8

Fri Nov 22- Grade 4 Trip to Laurel Creek All Day