Dragon Update for Oct 9 – 13
As we enter this holiday weekend, we want to wish all of our St. Dominic families a blessed and faith-filled Thanksgiving. The theme of gratitude has been introduced to our students as our new monthly theme. Questions such as “What can you give?” and “What are you thankful for?” are being asked of our students to allow opportunities for them to be reflective on the blessings in their own lives. As you journey through this weekend please remember, “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” (William Arthur Ward)
Quotes of the Week… “What are you thankful for?”
SK – Mashed potatoes and gravy!
Grade 4 – God and my family
Grade 2 – My new puppy at home and my mom and dad
Grade 6 – I am thankful that I can run and play outside when I know that others can’t
Grade 8 – My friends and family
Parent – Seeing my daughter happy everyday and loving school
Teacher – Getting the chance to inspire students to be the best they can be
Principal – Opportunity to serve the wonderful St. Dominic community
Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids
Farewell – We would like to wish Mrs. VanShaik a fond farewell as she starts a new journey at St. Mary’s high school. We will miss her energetic spirit and kind laughter through our hallways of St. Dominic. All the best working with the “big” kids in high school!
Thanksgiving Food Drive – the food drive is continuing until Monday, October 15th. Please be generous as you consider donating non-perishable food items for those in need. Thank you to our students who will be leading this initiative!
Spirit Wear – Our online spirit wear shop is now available until Monday October 15th! You can order and pay online! Take a look at the link below to connect you directly to the shop!
Online store link: https://stdominicsw2017.itemorder.com
Homework Club: Begins Monday, October 2 for our Grade 7 and 8 and will run from 8:15 – 9:15 Monday – Friday.
Dates to Remember!
- Mon. Oct 9 – Thanksgiving Holiday
- Tues. Oct 10 – School Council @ 6:15pm
- Thurs. Oct 12 – Grade 8 Explore your Future at Conestoga – AM only
- Thurs. Oct 12 – Grade 7 Needles
- Wed. Oct 18 – School Mass with Father Steve @ 1:00pm
- Mon. Oct 23 – PD Day
- Tues. Oct 24 – Fred Penner concert
- Thurs. Oct 26 – Scientists in Schools (Grade 2 / 3)