February’s Principal’s Message

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DGH community, the return to school in January has been a busy one!  Students and staff alike got back into the routine of school (which always takes a little bit of time after the holidays); however, that was made a little more challenging with weather days during our first two weeks back.  February looks to finally give us some true winter weather (which I am happy to see).  Having more snow on the ground so that the kids can play in the snow on the yard will be a wonderful thing.


As always, there was lots going on for our Huskies in the month of January:


• Our Primary, Junior and Senior Girls and Boys Volleyball teams all competed at their respective Zone tournaments.  All of our teams competed hard, with the competition level being high at all of the tourneys.  Our Senior Boys team, coached by Ms. Graham, made it onto the County Tournament.  The compete there on Wednesday, February 9th.


• Ms. Kirkpatrick’s Knitting Club continued to meet.


• Students in the Junior and Intermediate divisions were busy working away on Speeches.  Class-level speeches take place through the early and middle parts of February; the school-level competition takes place on Friday, February 24th.  Our school-level champions will  move onto the Woodville Legion’s competition on Wednesday, March 8th.  Public speaking is no easy feat, so we appreciate our students’ efforts standing in front of their classmates and school!


• Mr. Hetherington’s, Ms. Graham’s and Ms. Read’s classes travelled to Peterborough on January 27th to watch the movie A Dog’s Purpose.  A rather sad movie at times, there were more than a few tears shed over the course of the movie.


February will be no less busy!  Events taking place include:


• Friday, February 3rd is a PA Day.  Staff will be busy working on Report Cards, while students will be enjoying a long weekend.


• Ms. Burns’ and Ms. McColl’s classes travelling to Lazer Tag and Legends (for swimming) on Monday, February 6th.


• As mentioned above, the Senior Boys Volleyball team heads off to the County Championships on Wednesday, February 8th.  While the competition is always tough at County, Ms. Graham has her team ready to play hard.


• Report Cards go home on Friday, February 17th.


• Ontario’s Family Day Holiday takes place on Monday, February 20th.  Hopefully all of our families have the opportunity over the weekend to enjoy time together.


• Our grade 6 classes will be headed off to the Yearley Outdoor Camp at the end of February and the beginning of March.  Mr. Hetherington’s class goes on February 28th and March 1st.  Ms. McColl’s class heads off to Yearley on March 2nd and 3rd.  Both Ms. McColl and Mr. Hetherington are definite outdoors people; they are both looking forward to the trip!