October 1-5
Our Hero!  Terry Fox Run at St. Dominic’s!
Beautiful weather and great Dragon spirit was alive and well to commemorate our Canadian Hero, Terry Fox!  Each year we ask families to donate $2.00 to support the Marathon of Hope fundraiser. To Date over $750 million dollars have been raised to support cancer research would wide.  Thank you Dragons for making our first fundraiser such a huge success!

School BBQ and Open House
We are so pleased to announce that our Open House/BBQ was a huge success!  Many families came to meet their child’s teacher and partake in sharing a meal with the community.  We hope that all families feel welcome in our school community and participate in the many events that we hold throughout the year!

Food Drive – Oct 1 – 12th

Nutrition for Learning
Nutrition for Learning is back at St. Dominic’s and begins this Monday, October 1st! Once again, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students will have the opportunity to choose healthy snacks from 3 different food groups! Nutrition for Learning is an organization that is committed to improving the health and well-being of children in the Waterloo Region. Soon you will see a small postcard coming home, asking you to donate a toonie towards the program. Please consider doing so as it helps to keep this program up and running at our school. Thank you for your support and generosity!

ESNS Lunch Program
The lunch program is back at St. Dominic School! If you’re tired of making lunches and are looking for some healthy options for your child, this is for you! Once again, Elementary School Nutrition Services (ESNS) will be offering lunch options to the students at St. Dominic’s every Thursday! This year they are partnering with Subway, Pita Pit, Boston Pizza and Holy Guacamole. Once a month on a Friday, they will also offer frozen yogurt and sorbet from Menchies! Simply go to www.esns.ca to register your child. Go to “Schools” and select “St. Dominic Savio School”, then register your child(ren). A note was sent home earlier this week with all of the details. Lunches will begin Thursday, October 11th!

Spirit Wear is Back!
Dragon Spirit Wear is back!  Please visit the online store to see the many options available.  We have sample sizes in the front hallway by the office to try on if you like.  The online store closes on Sunday October 14th at midnight.  We can’t wait to see the spirit wear roaming the hallways of our school!  Check out the link to the store below:   https://st-dominicsw18.itemorder.com

Donations needed!
Continue to check your garages and basements to see if you have 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!

ECO News
Big news is coming in November – In our efforts to be a more environmentally conscience school, we will be going “plastic cutlery free!”  We are requesting that students bring their own

cutlery from home if needed.  Cutlery will not be supplied at the school for lunches.  This one time use waste product is damaging to our environment and our St. Dominic ECO Team has made it a priority to stop its use.  This will take effect as of November 1st.  Thanks for your continued support to offer an environment that is sustainable for many years to come!

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. (www.carizon.ca)

Math Matters!


Dates to Remember

  • Tues. Oct 2 – Safety Village – Montes, Herzog and Batiste
  • Tues. Oct 2 – Umbrella Project Kick Off – Be A Welcoming Friend Assembly
  • Wed. Oct 3 – Safety Village – Schnarr and Parisi
  • Thurs. Oct 4 – Constable Andre visits – Grade 6-8
  • Fri. Oct 5 – School Mass at 10:50am
  • Mon. Oct 8 – Thanksgiving Holiday!
  • Tues. Oct 9 – Welcome to our Teacher Candidates!
  • Fri. Oct 12 – JK/SK Trip to Shantz Family Farm
  • Fri. Oct 12 – Laurier Football Game – Grades 5-8