Phone: 519-576-5503

Weekly Dragon Update Sept 25 – 29

Dragon Update – Week of September 25-29
Monthly Theme: Respect/Believe in Yourself
Twitter: See our Mighty Dragons at work on Twitter: @wcdsbStDominic
Nutrition for Learning starts Monday! Thank you, Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Ferguson

Another busy week of learning and connecting with each other!  Sports tryouts, committee sign ups, picture day and enjoying this great weather has us all filled with excitement for the year ahead!

Snapshots from our JK/SK students! 

Allowing children to actively explore, investigate and engage in creative problem-solving, is critical for their physical and mental health and well-being.  Take a look at our Dragons in action!

Quotes of the Week!

Take a look at what is being said around the halls of St. Dominic’s!

Parent – “I have the hope that my daughter will make some new connections this year!”

Parent – “It has been so great to connect with new staff here.  The energy is good!”

Grade 6 student – “I am so excited to go to the soccer tournament next week!”

Grade 2 student – “Look at all my healthy food in my lunch.  My mom said I have to eat my healthy food first before the good stuff!”

SK student – “I can do the letter S.  I can make it big and I can make it small.  It looks like a snake!”

Staff member – “Thanks for great professional development.  I really like teacher moderation!”

Calendar this Week:

  • Monday, September 25 – Nutrition for Learning begins
  • Monday, Sept 25 – Junior Soccer Tournament @ RIM Park
  • Monday, Sept 25 – Intermediate Baseball Tournament @ RIM Park
  • Monday, Sept 25 – Terry Fox Run @ 9:30am
  • Tuesday, Sept 26 – Grade 6 trio to Laurel Creek
  • Wednesday, Sept 27 – First People Festival – Tank and Kropf’s classes
  • Thursday, Sept 28 – WE DAY!
  • Thursday, Sept 28 – Opening School BBQ and Meet the Teacher starting at 5:30pm

Opening School BBQ – Thursday September 28th!

We are very excited for our school community to come together at our Opening School BBQ and Meet the Teacher Night.  This evening is planned to offer an opportunity to parents to come by the school, check out the classrooms and meet their child’s teacher.  We hope you take the opportunity to say hello to your child’s teacher and look at the wonderful student displays of work being shared around the school.

5:30 – 6:15 Parents are invited to walk through the school, visit their child’s classroom and meet the teacher
6:15 – 7:00pm School wide BBQ outside.  Families can purchase meals including hamb/hot dog, drink and bag of chips for $6.00.  We will also have an ice cream truck popping by in case you feel like a tasty dessert to go with your meal!

Terry Fox Run/Walk!

Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.  To honour this great Canadian hero, we will be participating in our annual Terry Fox run/walk on Monday September 25th starting at 9:30am.  The students have always enjoyed participating in this event and sharing their good fortune with a worthy cause such as Cancer research.  Our goal is to reach $1500.00!  Thank you for your support!

A video link has been provided to share a bit of the history behind the story of Terry Fox.

Volunteers Needed: You are invited to be part of an exciting literacy program at St. Dominic School. Volunteers are needed to work with our Grade One and Senior Kindergarten children who need extra support with letters, letter sounds, and words. A  program called Strong Start Letters, Sounds and Words has been used very successfully in our school! Volunteers have consistently been excited about how much they enjoy working with the children and seeing the progress students make using the program!

We need your help to make it work! The program operates for 10 weeks. Volunteers work with one child at a time for about 30 minutes, playing games and activities that give the child lots of repetition in recognizing letters, sounds

and words. All the materials are provided and each volunteer attends two training sessions. You can learn more about Strong Start on the website –

We hope you can join us in this project. Let us know which days you are available and we will do our best to work around your schedule. If you have an interest and would like more information please call the school at 519-576-5503

Welcome to our School Council!

School Council provides parents an opportunity to contribute to the education of students at St. Dominic’s. What a great turnout we had for our first School Council Meeting of the year!  It was a wonderful time as we reconnected with returning members and were introduced to many new faces as well.  We look forward to a year filled with collaboration and community.  They have shared many hopes that they have for the year and we will use these ideas to anchor our plans for the 2017-2018 year ahead at St. Dominic’s!


Have a wonderful week!

Pat & Heather
Admin Team