Dragon Update for September 23rd-27th
Catholic School Council
There is a fantastic opportunity for St. Dominic Savio parents to get actively involved in our school and to help shape the direction of our school life. Volunteer to be part of our Catholic School Council! We are still looking for individuals to join our advisory council. Meetings are held once a month on Mondays, the first being September 23rd at 6:15. We meet in the Library Learning Commons until approximately 8. We would love to have you come out to join us. IF you are interested in joining, please email Mr. Runstedler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Spirit Wear is Back!
Yes, it is true! Spirit wear is returning to St. Dominic Savio CES. We have opened an online store with all of the items available at the following link:
School online spirit wear store is now open. Order deadline date is October 13th. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to purchase your gear!
Coming Soon: Stay Tuned
Once again we will be holding our Thanksgiving Food Drive. It will begin on October 1 and run through to Thanksgiving. It is important as a Catholic School Community to support our neighbours who are in need. Please consider giving generously to support this worthwhile initiative and remember to have a conversation with your child(ren) about all of the blessings in their lives. We are truly blessed.
Some of our Junior and Intermediate students had the fantastic opportunity this past week to travel to Toronto for the We Day Celebration. Ms. Herzog and Mrs. Montes accompanied the students and all had a great day listening to messages of courage, determination and grit. Way to go Dragons!
Intermediate Softball Teams
Our Intermediate Boys’ and Girls’ Softball Teams participated in their tournaments this past week. Both teams did a great job representing St. Dominic with sportsmanship, competitiveness and determination. The boys were very competitive in all of their games and should be proud of their efforts. The girls won their tournament displaying tenacity, resilience and fire! Great job ladies. Thanks goes out to Mr. Jolly, Ms. Buck, and Mlle Tank for coaching the teams. Well Done Dragons!
The Umbrella Project
We are once again an Umbrella Project school this year. We are very excited to jump into the second year of this fantastic program and we will continue to include tidbits in our Dragon Updates. This week, we are focusing on how parents can build curiosity in their children. The info can be found at:
Parent Drop Off and Pick Up (Rebroadcast)
Thank you to our parent community for keeping our Kiss and Drop area a safe place for student pick-up and drop off. Please have your child(ren) arrive at the school after supervision begins in the morning. In addition, when picking up your child(ren) in the back schoolyard, we are asking for all parents to remain on the path. The safety of your child(ren) is our main concern. Furthermore, just an additional reminder that the school parking lot is now closed to parents and is marked closed with pylons and a school safety sign. This was necessitated by the need for more parking spots for our additional staff. Please use the visitor spots at the front of the lot or park on the street. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
We are looking for any gently used sports equipment that we can use on our yard during recess times. We are looking for volleyballs, basketballs and/or soccer balls. If you would like to donate, please bring your items to the main office. Thanks in advance for your support!
Wellness Tip of the Week
Be aware of your child’s overall actions and behaviour.
Children often show us they are having a problem through their behaviour rather than words. If your child is acting out and getting into trouble often, it is a clue that something needs to be problem-solved or that they need emotional support to cope and move forward. This is a reason why the language of feelings is so important. It isn’t healthy if your child can’t tell you what is going on. When kids are acting out, there are reasons and many things can be done to help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help even if the difficulty doesn’t seem extremely serious. All children need guidance about emotions and relationships. If you ask for help or learn more about emotions and relationships yourself, you and your children will benefit.
Dates to Remember
Mon September 23- Pizza Day
Mon September 23- Junior Coed Soccer Tournament at RIM Park PM
Tues September 24 – School Photos
Wed September 25- Little Jammers Guitar Presentation Gr 1 to 6
Wed September 25- Rowan’s Day (Concussion Awareness Day)
Thurs September 26- Terry Fox Run AM
Mon September 30- Orange Shirt Day (Every Child Matters Campaign)
Mon September 30- Pizza Day
Tues October 1- Thanksgiving Food Drive starts
Thurs October 3- Mrs. Kuntz’s Class to Monarch Woods AM