Unplanned Fire Alarm Today at DGH (Monday, December 11th)

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DGH community, please be aware that we had an unplanned fire alarm today in the 2nd Block.  The fire department did come to the school (as it was not a planned fire drill).  The system has been reset and all is in order.  These unexpected fire alarms are also a great reminder to all students to have indoor footwear on while inside the school!

It’s Not Too Late to Donate to the Christmas Families’ Program

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DGH community, it isn’t too late to support our Student Council with their Christmas Families Program.  Each year, the Student Council supports local families in collecting food, gift and money donations to help less fortunate families.  This is an outstanding way for our students to show compassion.  It also demonstrates extraordinary leadership by our Student Council each year.


All donations are due into the school by this Thursday, December 14th.  How to help?  Food donations are a great way to help (canned foods and dried foods, like pasta, are popular and have a long shelf life).  Many families donate gifts.  Other families provide a cash or gift card donation.  However you choose to help…it is always appreciated!


ALL donations support families.


Thank you to all those who are able to help.

DGH’s Choir Pictures from Last Friday

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Great job, DGH Choir (and Ms. Graham’s class) for spreading holiday cheer last Friday, December 8th!  Please check out our school’s Facebook page here  to see pictures from the day.  Mrs. Ellis (our Choir Leader) and Ms. Graham commented on the outstanding behaviour of our students and the fabulous ambassadors that they were for our school.



Battle of the Books Begins Thursday!

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Ms. Elliott, Ms. Davis and Ms. Phendler have already had their first meeting and are now getting ready for the official launch this Thursday!  On Thursday, the book titles will be released and students will be able to start signing the books out!  Teams will be responsible for reading each of the books.


Thanks to the 3 above staff for running Battle of the Books again this year!


DGH students – get your teams picked and get reading!

DGH’s Choir and Ms. Graham’s Class Visits Retirement Homes this Friday

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The DGH Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Ellis, has been practising hard in preparation for its visit to Lindsay Retirement Homes on Friday, December 8th.  Ms. Graham’s class will be joining the choir, as well.  The purpose of the visit is to spread good cheer and demonstrate our character for this month: compassion.


Thank you, choir members, for the many hours of practice you have put in this year.  We know that you will be wonderful ambassadors for our school!

Scholastic Book Fair December 6th to 11th

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Mrs. Starr has organized our next Scholastic Book Fair!  It runs from Tuesday, December 6th to Monday, December 11th.  This is a great way to find stocking stuffers and gifts for your child(ren)!  The gift of a love of reading is truly priceless.  There is a book for just about every age and every taste at the Book Fair.  From books designed for beginning readers to books for our grade 8s, and non-fiction books on science and history to science fiction books – the Book Fair has it all!  Most of the books are reasonably priced, which makes them great Christmas gifts.


The Book Fair will be open from 3:30 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 6th and Thursday, December 7th.  On the other days, the Book Fair will be open during recesses (Primary is usually first recess and Junior/Intermediate second recess).


Thank you, Mrs. Starr, for organizing!

Santa Grams and Candy Jar Guesses on Sale – Starts This Wednesday!

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DGH community, this Wednesday, December 6th marks the beginning of Santa Grams and Candy Jar Guesses going on sale!


Santa Grams are $1 each.


Candy Jar Guesses are 50 cents each or 3 for $1.


All of the money raised goes toward the WE Charity supported by the Student Council.  Interested in learning more about the WE Charity?  Check out the link below:


WE Charity

Spirit Day Tomorrow – PJs Day!

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Don’t forget, DGH community, that the DGH Student Council has set tomorrow as its next Spirit Day: PJs Day!  The Student Council is asking for a $1 donation.  All money raised goes to the WE Charity that our Student Council supports.


Check out the link below to learn more:


WE Charity


For example, the WE Charity helps to provide clean water in developing areas around the world.  This would include providing hand pumps to provide drinking water, hand washing stations and even latrines – all things that we take for granted.

DGH’s Student Council’s Christmas Families Program Needs Your Help!

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DGH community, do not forget that our Student Council is asking for help in supporting its Christmas Families program.  Each year our Student Council supports local families who need help in making their Christmas a special one – this is truly an opportunity for our students to show their compassion.


How can you help?  Below you will find all of the information from our original post.  No donation, whether food, a toy, a gift card or money, is too small to help!  All donations will be appreciated and will help others.


We are asking that all items be sent into the school by December 14th.  Soon after this date, the Student Council will be putting the Christmas baskets together and shopping for additional items.


Original Post Information is Below


DGH community, our school has an outstanding tradition of helping those less fortunate.  The Student Council has begun its annual Christmas Families food and toy drive for families in need.  How can you help?  We are asking that those who can donate food (non-perishable food items are best), toys, gift cards or money.


Click here for a copy of the letter that went home 2 weeks ago.


Our Student Council would like all donations into the school by December 14th.  This will allow sufficient time for the baskets to be put together and shopping to be completed.


Food items are distributed between the various families that the school supports.  Toys are divided according to age.  We often struggle to provide items for older students (teenagers) – so any donations in this area is always appreciated.  Sports and hygiene items tend to be quite popular for students in this age group.  We get a number of gift cards each year (thank you!) and they are given directly to the families being supported, or the Student Council purchases items using the cards.  Finally, we also receive money donations (again, thank you!) and this, too, is used to buy items for the families.


ALL of the food, items, money and gift cards is used exclusively for the Christmas Families program.


Simply send any donations in with your child to their homeroom, or items can be dropped off directly at the office.


The Student Council appreciates any support that you are able to provide!

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