New School and Community Information Source Coming Soon – Peachjar!!

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NEW COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR SCHOOL FLYERS LAUNCHES JAN. 21

 

Our school is getting ready to launch a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved eflyers, simply click the Peachjar button on the school’s website homepage (if the Peachjar button is not there yet, it soon will be).

 

Also, you have the option to have these eflyers delivered right to your inbox! Please visit Peachjar.com to register. This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will never be shared or used for any other purpose.

 

This “green” initiative will provide parents with better access to information about school programs, activities, and events. Thank you for your support!

Christmas Shop Success!

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DGH’s Christmas Shop Was A HUGE Success!

Mrs. Walden is happy to report that the Christmas Shop was an outstanding success yesterday.  As reported previously, the tables were laden with items for students to choose from.  Incredibly, even more items rolled in Wednesday morning!  As is shown in the pictures below, a phenomenal amount of items were donated this year.  There is really nothing to say on this than THANK YOU for your generosity.  The smile on the faces of our younger children as they shop is priceless.  The pride they have in purchasing something for their family members is impressive!

 

As with the Breakfast with Santa, there are any number of thanks to go around.  Mrs. Walden deserves the overall thanks for organizing and looking after the Christmas Shop.  The organizing started almost at the beginning of the year and items have been rolling in for at least a couple of months.  This is no small organizational feat!  This is a memorable event for our students each year so the time put in by Mrs. Walden is greatly appreciated.  The volunteers who came in and helped with wrapping also deserve a huge thank you!  The volunteers came for the entire day and wrapped basically non-stop.  I watched the well-wrapped presents going by on bus duty and they looked great!  A large thank you also goes to the many grade 8 students who acted as “personal shoppers” for our younger students.  I heard extremely nice things about your work – just another example of the excellent ambassadors you are for our school.  As noted above, the final thank you goes to the many, many people who donated items.  The day, quite simply, cannot take place without your donations.

 

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Final Day Before Holidays Events

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There is LOTS Going on at DGH Today!

There is lots planned for the final school day before Christmas Holidays at DGH.  Our day will start off with the final 10-15 minutes of our Character Education Assembly (there will be a number of student presentations).  The day segues into Christmas Carols which will last until the end of the first block.  I hear we have a special musical guest dropping – we are excited about that!

 

In the second block, the students’ intermediate volleyball teams will be playing staff.  The competition is always fierce.  All of our students will be coming to the gym to watch.  The students are always tough and certainly love winning the “bragging” rights for that sport.

 

I am guessing that many classes will be having a celebration of some sort in the third block.  It is a pretty good guess that the students’ minds will be on things other than school work by 2:00 p.m. today!

Thursday’s Spirit Day – Green and Red Day!

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Green and Red Day Tomorrow!

DGH students and staff – your fourth Christmas Spirit Day challenge is out there: Green and Red Day.  After the last 3 challenges, this is a pretty easy one!  Got green and red?  Wear it tomorrow!

 

Show your school pride, DGH students!  This is the final school day for students before the Christmas Holidays – so let’s have huge participation!

Christmas Shop Today!

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Christmas Shop is Today!

 

Mrs. Walden and her helpers have been busy setting up the Christmas Shop!  The number of gifts is HUGE!  To say that the tables in the gym are loaded with items would be an understatement.  The cost to shop is $2 and this allows students to shop for immediate family members.  Once our primary students have done their shopping, students in grades 4 to 8 will have their opportunity to shop.

 

Thanks to the many volunteers who helped set up for the shop.  It could not happen without your efforts!

Wednesday’s Spirit Day – Christmas Sweater Day!

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Christmas Sweater Day Tomorrow!

DGH students and staff – your third Christmas Spirit Day challenge is out there: Christmas Sweater Day.  There are a lot of options here!  You can go classy and go with something traditional.  You can go with the store bought variety.  Or, you can turn it up a notch and go for “cheesy!”  Why go for store bought and when you make something of your own creation!?!  The tackier…the louder…the more outrageous…the better!

 

Show your school pride, DGH students!  Let’s see as many students and staff participate as possible!

Christmas Holidays

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Christmas Holidays

On behalf of the Dr. George Hall staff, I would like to extend warm wishes for a safe and happy holiday season for your family.  The staff of DGH look forward to beginning the new school year with your child!  All the best for you and your loved ones!

Christmas holidays begin on Friday, December 19th (the Friday is a holiday).

School resumes on Monday, January 5th.

Breakfast With Santa Thanks!

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Breakfast With Santa Thanks

Thank you to the many parent council members, volunteers and staff members that made today’s Breakfast With Santa a success.  Mr. Boudreault, Ms. Watt, Ms. Brown Mrs. Hadfield, Mrs. DeGrotte, Ms. MacEachern and Mr. Adams were here early cooking the pancakes – it quickly grew into an impressive pile of flapjacks.  Many additional staff members helped with the final preparations and organization.  The breakfast was mostly finished by 1st Recess (not bad, considering 300+ students were fed in that amount of time).  Mr. Boudreault, the Parent Council Co-Chair, very much provides the overall organization to this day.  Ms. Watt, the other Parent Council Co-Chair, looked after the photos with Santa.

 

Thanks also go to Ms. Britton for organizing the morning’s carol sing (as she does each day this week).  The songs are chosen ahead of time, linked to a PowerPoint with the words and she plays the piano.

 

Of course, a thank you also goes to today’s special guest – Santa Claus!  Santa arrived just in time to hear “Santa Claus is Coming To Town.”  Thank goodness all of our students were on their best behaviour – as you do not want to be on Santa’s “naughty” list!  Santa stayed to have his photo taken with many students and was a huge hit!

 

If any volunteers or thanks have been missed, I apologize.  The day would not have been the success it was without the efforts of many, many people.

 

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The Pancakes Are Being Flipped!

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It can only be BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – because the pancakes are cooking already! Check out these pics of Santa’s Helpers in the kitchen. Thanks for coming in early and setting this up! It is going to be AWESOME!

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January Lunch Order Forms Due Tomorrow

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January Lunch Order Forms Due Tuesday, December 16th

A reminder to parents and students that January’s lunch order forms are due into the school tomorrow.  As always, thank you to Ms. Starr and Ms. Taylor for looking after this programme.  For those of us who look forward to not having to make a full lunch on these days…we thank you!

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