Dragon Update for November 4-8

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 shows a video to help explain Growth Mindset to your child(ren).

Growth Mindset Video

Spooook A Thon Fundraiser

Our students and staff had a fantastic time at this year’s Spooook A Thon Fundraiser on Thursday. The dancing, costumes and excitement were fantastic, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Special Thank Yous go out to the School Council for helping organize and set up this awesome event. As well, our Student Council did an awesome job creating their vision for the gym and then making it come to life with their decorations. This group was also responsible for keeping the party hopping all day long as they spun the vinyl and led the dance sessions. Way to go Dragons! We are anxious to see how our fundraising efforts went. School Council will be counting all monies this week to see if we achieved our goal or not. Mr. Runstedler and Mr. Setler are anxiously awaiting to see if they are going to be taped to the wall! Please make sure to return all fundraiser money to the school as soon as possible in order for it to be included in the total!

Classroom Visits

As there is everyday, fantastic learning has been taking place throughout St. Dominic. From Science experiments, Skyped Presentations, Solar System projects, and 21st Century Learning to name but a few, here are some examples of the spectacular work being created by our Dragons.

Progress Reports and Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews

Progress reports will be coming home on Tuesday.  Please review with your child all of the wonderful attributes they are showcasing this year.  Embedded into the progress report are next steps for each student to help them improve. Take a look – lots of suggestions to help move your child forward in their learning! As well, there will be a letter going home tomorrow for parents to choose their preferred Interview time for Thursday, November 7th. The attached Parent Letter has gone home with the eldest and only. Parents are to indicate their preferred interview time  (4:00 – 6:00 or 6:30 – 9:00) and return the information on the bottom of the form if they have not done so already. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the office.

Interview Parent Letter

Math Matters

Can you answer these riddles?

A duck was given $9, a spider was given $36, a bee was given $27. Based off of this information, how much money would be given to a cat?

Eggs are $0.12 a dozen. How many eggs can you get for a dollar?

Jeff has $28.75. He purchased three cookies that cost $1.50 each, five newspapers that each cost $0.50, five flowers for $1.25 each, and used the remainder of the cash on a pair of sunglasses. How much were the sunglasses?

Dates to Remember

Book Fair All Week!

Mon Nov 4- Pizza Day

Mon Nov 4- Photo Retake day PM

Mon Nov 4- Boys’ Volleyball St. Nicholas at St. Dominic

Mon Nov 4- Girls’ Basketball at St. Nicolas

Tues Nov 5- Progress Reports Go Home

Wed Nov 6- Grade 8 Day at Rez

Wed Nov 6- Boys’ Volleyball at St. Matthew

Wed Nov 6- Girls’ Basketball- St. Matthew at St. Dominic

Thurs Nov 7- Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews

Mon Nov 11- Remembrance Day Assembly AM

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

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!