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School News for November 14

Dear St. Dominic Families,


Below are a few mid-November updates that we hope you find helpful.


VOLLEYBALL TEAMS: Our 2 Volleyball Teams have been practicing hard over the past few weeks with Coaches Kenna, Basile, and Leroy. The boys team did very well at an inter-school tournament on November 10th. The girls team will be participating in an inter-school tournament on November 29th. Congratulations to all the students on both teams, including James, Lucas, Rayan, Logan, Nicola, Ronan, A.J., Michael, Ben, Ethan, Raunav, Niko, Naylar, Emma, Zoe, Maysoon, Evelyn, Sophia, Emily, Kenedi, Chinaza, Diana, Makayla, and Maya


REMEMBRANCE DAY: On Friday, we honoured our veterans through a beautiful ceremony. Children sang, read, prayed and reflected on the sacrifices that veterans made for our freedom and our country. Not only was Remembrance day a time of remembering for students and staff, but it was also a time of learning. Donations can still be made to The Royal Canadian Legion through SchoolCash Online.


ACTIVITY FEE: Thank you to everyone who has already paid the student activity fee. One of the first things the fee will be used for is the purchase of special Christmas craft materials for students. So, if you haven’t yet paid, please do so as soon as possible. The fee is $20 per student, with a maximum of $50 per family. To pay, please go to SchoolCash Online.


TRANSPORTATION SURVEY: Please complete OSTA’s annual online transportation survey. OSTA would like to better understand how your child(ren) have been getting to school this year and what traffic impacts you have observed around schools. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/98ZPBBG


REPORT CARDS: Progress Reports for children in Grades 1-6, Kindergarten Initial Communication of Learning Reports, and IEPs for students with Alternative Programs will be posted on the Parent Portal at the end of today. Progress reports provide a general overview of how students are doing. They are not full report cards. First Term Report Cards will be ready in February.



ILLNESS: Last week, a message was sent from the School Board to families about the recommendations around wearing masks. Parents and guardians are reminded that when children are ill, they should be kept at home. These measures, along with frequent hand washing/sanitizing and maximizing ventilation in the school will help to keep our community healthy.



ON THE CALENDAR:

Thursday, November 17 - Pizza Day

Thursday, November 17 - Parent Teacher Interviews

Friday, November 18 - PD Day. No school for students

Wednesday, November 30 - Dental Screening for Students in JK, SK and grade 2

Thursday, December 1 - Pizza Day

Wednesday, December 14 @ 11am - Advent Mass with Father Virgil

Friday, December 16 @ 6:30pm - Cookies and Carols Pyjama Drive

School News for November 7


Dear St. Dominic Families,


I am so happy that we are back to in-person learning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8th. Thank you so much for all you did to make Friday and Monday work as well as possible. No doubt you may have had to rearrange schedules, troubleshoot technology, and take a few deep breaths. We appreciate it. ~ Paul Gautreau


TUESDAY IS A REGULAR SCHOOL DAY:

  • Buses and vans will be running,

  • EDP will be running,

  • Our before school tutoring program will be running, and

  • Our after school skills program is running.


CHROMEBOOKS: If your child borrowed a Chromebook from the school, please return it, along with the power cord, to the school tomorrow. Simply put them in your child’s school bag.


SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING: The St. Dominic Catholic School Council will be meeting in the school staff room on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30pm. Please join us.


REMEMBRANCE DAY: Our school Remembrance Day ceremony will be taking place on November 11, at 10:45 in our Gymnasium. The ceremony will last approximately 20 minutes and will involve readings, our choir singing, a moment of silence and a slideshow. While we welcome our students' family members to join us for the ceremony, please know that we will only have about 60 chairs available for guests.


PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS: Just a reminder that Parent-Teacher Interviews are taking place on November 17th from 4pm until 8pm. Teachers have sent out links where parents can book an interview time slot.


CSPA EVENT - At 7pm on November 9 at St. Pius X High School, the The Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA) will be hosting a presentation called “Colour Blind, Why Being 'Not Racist' Is Not Good Enough Anymore” with Aubrey Noronha. Register on EventBrite: http://OttawaCSPA.eventbrite.com

Sacramental Preparation ~ Fall 2022

Dear Dragon Parents and Families,

RECONCILIATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST: Childern in Grade 2 and up can prepare to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist at Good Shepherd Parish. Please see the document linked here for all the dates and details for Reconciliation and First Communion.

CONFIRMATION: Students in Grade 6 who have already received the other sacraments can be confirmed. at Good Shepherd Parish. Please see the document linked here for all the dates and details for Confirmation.

If other information is required, please contact Good Shepherd Parish.

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