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Weekly Dragon Update

Dragon Update for May 7 – 11

Muddy Puppy Chase

Congratulations to our Dragons who ran their hearts out in the Mud Puppy Chase on a beautiful Sunday at University of Waterloo. Thanks to Ms. Berg for organizing an amazing event.

First Communion

What a beautiful celebration that took place on Sunday for our Grade 2 students making their First Holy Communion. It was wonderful to see everyone out to celebrate our students.  A special thank you to St. Mark’s parish community along with Mrs. Batiste, Ms. Schnarr and Ms. Herzog is preparing our students for this special day. Blessings to our First Communicants.  May you always know the peace of Jesus, the light of His love and the joy of His life within you.

Catholic Education Week

This upcoming week we will be celebrating Catholic Education Week.  The theme that we will be celebrating is Renewing the Promise. We hope that you continue to foster faith and spiritual development in your child/ren and understand that we are truly making a difference in our Catholic Schools.  The schedule of celebrations is listed below:

St. Dominic Savio Catholic Education Week

“For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” Acts 2:39


Remembering the Promise

Catholic Education Week Prayer

Christian Mediation 9:15 – start the day with meditation and then proceed with O Canada and announcements


The Promise is Within You

Catholic Education Week Prayer

Christian Meditation at 1:00pm

Environmental Stewards of the Earth – Assembly at 2:50pm and school wide community clean up to follow

Deacon Basil Visits at 1pm – Gr. 3, 3/4, 4, 4/5


Praying the Promise

Catholic Education Week Prayer

Mass with Father Steve at 9:30am

Parent Open House – Folk Dance School Performance (JK/K – Gr. 6 at 3:15 to 3:45 – Optional)

Folk Dance Festival at 7pm


Living the Promise

Catholic Education Week Prayer

Christian Meditation at 10:40am

Track and Field at Resurrection

Confirmation Rehearsal – Thursday, May 10 at 6:00 pm


Proclaiming the Promise

Catholic Education Week Prayer

Christian Meditation at 1:00pm

Jump Rope Kick Off assembly and activities @ 2:40

Confirmation at 7:00pm

Spring Fundraiser – One week to go!

We have one week left to support our Spring Fundraiser!  We are selling Stemmler’s Pepperettes and all orders must be in by this Friday May 11th – there are no late orders.  All monies raised goes back into our St. Dominic community. If you need another order form, please contact the main office.  Thank you for your support!

Popcorn Sales at St. Dominic!!

On Friday, May 11th, St. Dominic School will once again be selling popcorn before the lunch hour. All popcorn is provided by From Farm to Table and is peanut free and gluten free. Each bag will be sold for $1.00 and comes in delicious flavours including: light butter salt, white cheddar, dill pickle, salt and vinegar and spicy sriracha! All proceeds will go towards school initiatives. Bring in your loonies dragons and enjoy a tasty treat on Friday!

Math Tip – Learning to Count

When children are learning to count, they like to touch, point to and move objects as they say the number aloud – so encourage them to!
  • Have your child count toys, kitchen utensils, items of clothing as they come out of the dryer, collections (such as stickers, buttons or rocks) and any other items your child shows interest in counting.
  • Mix it up! Have your child count a set of objects but start at different places in the set (for example, start counting in the middle of the set rather than at the beginning). This helps to develop the idea that the counting of objects can begin with any object in a set and the total will still be the same.
  • Sing counting songs and use counting in meaningful ways in games, such as Hide-and-Seek. Counting games, rhymes and songs exist in every culture. Some counting songs and rhymes help children to count forward and backward as well.
  • Have your child skip count (counting by twos, fives or tens) to count larger groups of items quickly. Use such objects as blocks, pasta pieces, toothpicks or buttons.
  • Develop your child’s awareness of the symbols used to represent numbers by making it a game. Look for number symbols in your home and neighbourhood: on the television remote, on the microwave, on the telephone keypad, in flyers and media, on signs and on team sweaters.
  • Play a number version of I Spy. For example, “I spy something that has the number five on it,” or “I spy something in this room that there are three of.”
  • Ask for your child’s help to count items in your home. “I wonder how many chairs we have around the table? In this room? In the house?” Count windows, light switches, lamps or beds. You might record “how many” by using a combination of numbers and pictures.

Dates to Remember!

  1. Mon. May 7 – Start of Catholic Education Week
  2. Mon. May 7 – Track and Field Practice at 11:20am
  3. Tues. May 8 – Coehlo, Parisi & Johnston – Safety Village Trip at 9:30am
  4. Tues. May 8 – Deacon Basil Visit – Gr. 3, 3/4, 4, ⅘ starting at 1pm
  5. Tues May 8 – Yard Clean up and Assembly at 2:50pm
  6. Wed. May 9 – Mass with Father Steve at 9:30
  7. Wed. May 9 – Swim to Survive – Montes at 9:45
  8. Wed. May 9 – Floor Hockey at lunch
  9. Wed. May 9 – Mad Science at lunch
  10. Wed. May 9 – Ukelele Club at noon
  11. Wed. May 9 – Track and Field Practice at 1pm
  12. Thurs. May 10 – Track and Field all day at Resurrection
  13. Thues. May 10 – Swim to Survive – Herzog and Parisi at 9:45
  14. Thurs. May 10 – School Skate Program for Grade 1
  15. Thurs. May 10 – Little Jammers at lunch
  16. Thurs. May 10 – Boston Pizza Lunch
  17. Fri. May 11 – Order forms and money due for Stemmlers
  18. Fri. May 11 – Bee Program for Grade 2 / 3
  19. Fri. May 11 – Popcorn Sales
  20. Fri. May 11 – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly