Dragon Update for January 8 – 12
We want to welcome our St. Dominic families back after a wonderful holiday break. We hope that you feel rejuvenated and have had lots of time to connect with family and friends. We look forward to continuing our learning as we enter 2018 with a busy month ahead!
Monthly Theme – Our monthly theme is “New Beginnings.” Our students are starting a new year and teachers will be working with students on creating goals and plans for success in addition to being accountable for one’s choices. 2018 will be a great year filled with great ideas, new learning and lots of fun!
Winter Weather – Please be reminded that all students are expected to go outside each day during recess and lunch breaks. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate winter clothing to keep warm as the weather gets cooler.
Whole School Mass – Prior to the Christmas Break we were able to take the entire school community to St. Mark’s Parish to participate in mass. It was a joyous occasion as we prayed together, sang together and worshipped together as a large school family. “Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God” and it was a blessing to watch our students offer prayers of hope to our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Nutrition for Learning Program – The NFL program will not run the first week in January because of the delivery schedule – we will continue to offer the program starting again the week of Jan 15-19.
New Year’s Goals for Kids!
As we take the time to reflect on the year ahead as adults, this time can also be a valuable teaching moment about setting goals and sticking to them for children as well. The practice of choosing an achievable resolution for the new year can be a fun way for kids to develop their communication and decision-making skills. Just keep in mind that resolutions should always be discussed in a positive way with children: for example, saying “I’m going to do this…” instead of “I’m going to STOP doing this…” Take a look at the link below for some examples of goals that are fun and achievable!
Dates to Remember!
- Mon. Jan 8 – Return to School!
- Tues. Jan 9 – Rocks and Rings Curling Program – JK to Grade 3
- Wed. Jan 10 – Mental Health Presentations – Grades 7 and 8
- Thurs. Jan 11 – First Aid Training – Mr. Kropf and Mr. Jolly’s Class
- Thurs. Jan 11 – Pita Pit lunch