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