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Merry Christmas December 19, 2019

From the President's Desk

President Timothy Gallic

Dear Friends,

Christmas draws near, and all the hopes and fears of the year likewise draw to an end. We begin each year with hope and excitement about what will happen and end it with a mixture of pleasure and regret. We never do all that we hope for, and yet we do much more than we planned to. It is precisely with that realization can we faithfully analyze the end of the academic semester and the midpoint in the school year.

We had a wonderful semester, filled with prayer and playing, study and sports. Games played, contests won; the school gained a Football championship, being part of a state football team with Lisbon, for the first time in more than 70 years! (We have been playing with them for the past three years.) Our students experienced drama (on stage). They experienced corn hole toss and movies under the stars. They have danced and eaten way too much of Chef Joe's excellent food! No voyage is without storms, rough waters being part of the journey. A sturdy vessel can weather them all, and St. Dom's is one such vessel.

As the seasons change, so does the school. Mr. Lachapelle has completed his time with us, and we wish him well as he travels on to Florida. Mr. Yorkey, a seasoned administrator, will be working with me to run the high school. Mrs. Stevenson will be running the middle school as well as the lower campus. I will continue to oversee the entire school. Mrs. Deblois will be staying on to help guide the juniors and seniors as they plan for college and we will hire a full-time counselor at the start of the next school year.

In the arts, we have formed a relationship with Community Little Theater and engaged CLT affiliated Director, Kay Warren to direct the musical Aladdin Jr. This relationship will allow our students more significant opportunities with a local known and respected institution while still making sure our kids are part of a high quality and faith-filled theater program.

As our second semester takes off, keep a weather eye out for news and new improvements. With so many great people, wonderful things might just happen. I would bet on it!

Merry Christmas and May the Lord be born in us anew.

'O Little Child of Bethlehem, come down to us we pray, Cast out our sin, and enter in, Be Born in us Today.'

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Luke 2:13-14

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Pax et Bonum,

Timothy Gallic

P.S. Questions, cares, comments or concerns? All are welcome.

Office Schedule During Vacation

The Auburn Campus will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 20 with the exception of students who have made arrangements with teachers for make-up work or make-up exams.

Lewiston and Auburn Campus buildings will be closed December 23 through January 2nd except for scheduled practices. Voicemails will be checked daily during vacation. Please leave a voicemail message at either campus if you need to reach an administrator.

Annual Hockey Christmas Classic

Support your Saints during the holiday break!

December 26 - 28

Support your Saints during this annual boys ice hockey tournament at the Norway Savings Bank arena!

Drama News

Parents, faculty, and students are encouraged to complete the Prep form link below if interested in participating in Aladdin, Jr.

The audition workshop is scheduled for Friday, January 3rd 6pm – 7:30pm. We will review the following areas of an audition: vocal preparation, choreography preparation, and cold reading preparation.

Students should bring something to take notes with, wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water. There will be some movement and singing involved.

The Director's team has decided that all musical pieces chosen for the vocal auditions should be taken from the musical. Musical Director Matt Konrad has provided on the drama board the sheet music for the songs.

Save the following important dates related to participation in the spring musical ALADDIN, JR. Remember, parents, faculty, and staff are welcome to be a part of the performance or help back stage!

Auditions will be Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6 pm in the Auburn Campus Commons. Please contact Director Kay Warren at carianm.529@gmail.com if you cannot attend the auditions.

The performance dates are scheduled for Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The show can be viewed on YouTube below.

St. Dom’s Family Open Mic Night

Friday, January 10, 2020

Looking for students and their family and friends to perform their favorite songs. This is not karaoke. Bring your own instruments. (We have a piano.) Doors open at 5 pm. Music begins at 6 pm. Bring your own supper, drinks, etc. Hosted by Mr. Gagne and Mr. Konrad.

News from the Enrollment Office

Lewiston Open House Wednesday, January 22 from 9 -11 am. Please invite friends to come take a tour and meet the Principal Mrs. Stevenson.

The 9th grade placement test for students who will be freshmen in the 2020 - 2021 school year will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 8:30 - 11:45 am at the Auburn Campus. This is not an entrance exam. Click below to register.

During the holiday season we see lots of friends and family. Spread the word that it is never too late to become a St. Dom's Saint! We are accepting transfers for second semester. New students can apply today and start the first week of January. For more information contact Marilyn Beauparlant at marilyn.beauparlant@portlanddiocese.org.

Info From Our College Advisor

Senior Grades Do Matter

Many colleges have contacted us for 1st quarter grades, and all those requests have been fulfilled. It is standard practice that our Semester 1 grades will be uploaded through the Common App the first week in January. Also, it is required that we submit year-end grades for all applicants as well. So, Seniors, you are on the home stretch, but you can't stop working!

Guidance Resources

Click below to be directed to the resources on our website.

Bringing Joy through Song

On December 12, Saints students, parents, and faculty and staff sang Christmas carols to residents at d'Youville Pavilion.

2019 Ugly Sweater Gallery

May all your sweaters be ugly and bright.

Gallic Games Gingerbread House Competition

And the winners are . . . 7th grade and 9th grade! Congratulations! The two winning classes will be treated to an ice cream party upon returning to school in January.

9th Grade Gingerbread House
7th Grade Gingerbread House

A for effort.

Here are the standings for the Gallic Games. Future competitions will be posted after the new year.

Film Club Video

Check out the video made recently by the Film Club under the direction of moderator Mr. Adam Corriveau. We look forward to your next creation!

Mission to Mississippi Fundraiser

Hello, friends! Looking for some quick and easy food for your Super Bowl Party? 😁 Mission to Mississippi is selling Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits now through the beginning of January. The group earns $6 out of EVERY kit that is purchased. Items range from a Celebration Kit (personal pizza and cookies) to a Supreme Pan Pizza, or a 3 Meat Treat to Pepperoni Garlic Pizza. They even have some cookie dough for those with a sweet tooth! Orders can be placed at the Lewiston Campus with Mrs. Cecile Langlois, at the Auburn Campus with either Mr. Andrew Girouard or Mr. Garrett Forss, or online (www.pizzakit.com) by using the Fundraiser ID# (363581). The goal is to place the final order mid-January so that everything will be delivered to the Auburn Campus (or if ordered online, you can choose to ship it to your house for a S&H fee) the week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. As always, thank you very much for your support of M2M! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Support St. Dom's While You Shop For Christmas

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Dom's every time you shop, at no additional cost to you. On your first visit to Amazon Smile, select Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland A Corporation Sole (doing business as St. Dom's) as the non-profit organization you would like to support. Then shop as usual! Start by clicking below!

Scrip Cards

Scrip card sales will resume after the holiday break.

St. Dom's Facebook Pages

Looking to stay up to date on announcements and share photos and good news about St. Dom's with our community? Make sure you join the "Friends of St. Dom's" facebook group.

Reminder - this page is for positive posts only. If you have concerns please send them directly to your child's principal.

Quick Links

Auburn Campus lunches are a la carte and do not need to be pre-ordered.

Lewiston Campus lunches need to be pre-ordered through your child's teacher or through RenWeb.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for their support! We encourage you to patronize their businesses. For information on becoming a Corporate Sponsor, contact Deb Anthoine at debra.anthoine@portlanddiocese.org or 207-782-6911

Our Mission Statement

Through study, prayer, community, and service, Saint Dominic Academy teaches its students the truth of life so that they may set the world afire.