Our grade 7s will enjoy their year-end trip on June 19th and 20th – visiting Niagara Falls. For those of who have gone on this trip, you know how much Ms. Graham packs into 2 days! Having gone with last year’s grade 7s (it is Mr. Parish writing this post), it is hard to believe what students see in these 2 days: the Falls, attractions associated with the Falls, the cable car trip across the gorge, the wax museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum, to name a few. Staying at Great Wolf Lodge and enjoying the water park definitely does not hurt, either! Thank you for organizing, Ms. Graham!
Our grade 8s will soon be headed off to what is sure to be a highlight of their school year and something that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Leaving early on Monday, June 18th and not returning until late on June 21st, our grade 8s will be visiting Quebec City. During this trip, organized by Mrs. Read, students will visit the many incredible attractions of Quebec City and gain an even greater appreciation for French culture and its contribution to Canada. Enjoy your time, grade 8s!
A big thank you to our Recycling Captains! Over the course of the year, these students put out out large recycling bins and collect the smaller recycling bins from classrooms and other rooms in the school. They perform an important role in the school; every recyclable item that goes into recycling does not end up at the dump. As a thank you for their efforts, Ms. Graham has organized a trip to Skyzone.
There are a few class trips that seem to never go away! I can vividly remember visiting this historical site in grade 5 (it is Mr. Parish writing this post)! Ms. Phendler’s class is headed to Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons on Thursday, June 14th. This historical site complements the grade 5 Social Studies curriculum extremely well. Interactive and hands-on, this site will give students an outstanding practical understanding of contact between Indigenous Peoples and European explorers and settlers. Have a great time on your year-end trip, students! Thanks for organizing, Ms. Phendler.
Our grade 5s to 8s did an outstanding job at our Jump for Heart Activity Day today! Participating students from grades 5 to 8 were involved in basketball, volleyball and dodgeball games over the course of the day. It was a ton of fun! Sportsmanship seemed to be great as students realized the day was about being physically active and enjoying themselves.
Check out Jump Rope for Heart Photo Album on the DGH Facebook page, located at https://www.facebook.com/pg/drgeorgehallps. A huge thank you goes out to Ms. Graham for putting many, many hours into organizing. Your efforts helped make this an incredible for all involved.
DGH’s grade 7s and 8s welcome Jack Veitch, from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, on June 13th during the 1st Block. Jack will be speaking about depression and anxiety, both of which are extremely relevant topics in our society today. A letter was sent home with each of our grade 7s and 8s a couple of weeks ago; however, if a copy of the letter is also attached to this post. Thank you, Ms. Graham, for arranging for Mr. Veitch to speak at our school.
Our Kindergartens will enjoy their Track and Field Day tomorrow on Tuesday, June 12th. This should be a great day of fun, with our youngest students so often being incredibly eager to participate! Thank you, Kindergarten staff, for organizing the day’s events! Be sure to pack sunscreen, a good lunch and snacks and lots of water. Keep the fingers crossed for nice weather, DGH community!
Our grades 5 to 8 students should have a great time on Monday, June 11th! Participating students will be involved in a basketball and dodgeball games over the course of the day. Last year’s Jump Rope Day was a HUGE success with students loving the day. Thank you, Ms. Graham and Ms. Arscott, for organizing. Thank you, DGH community, for your generous support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It should be an amazing day! Be sure to pack a good lunch, lots of water and sunblock (you will be on our outside basketball courts for part of the day).
Congratulations to the students from Mrs. Burns’ class shown in the picture. Their artwork was selected by TLDSB board office jurors and will be displayed in TLDSB board offices. If you have the opportunity to be in the Lindsay Board Office, check out the artwork hung throughout the building. The artwork is truly amazing!
The following students had their artwork selected (from left to right):
Mrs. Burns’ grade 5 and 6 students are headed off to Camp Wanakita on June 12th and 13th. This is a trip that is all about being active and outdoors! Possible activities for students include, compass orienteering, eco games, survival games and archery. An always popular trip, our students are sure to have a great time. Thank you, Mrs. Burns, for organizing!