We Are All Excited!

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Dr. George Hall PS…welcome back (in less than a day)! The 2014-2015 has arrived and students and staff are equally excited! The school looks outstanding inside – the shiny floors are always great to see! Classrooms have been put together. Class lists put out. First day lessons are ready to go.

I am excited by the start of the school year (this is Mr. Parish, the new principal, writing)! A new school with 340 (give or take) new student names to learn – it might take me a couple of weeks! I have heard wonderful things about the school (students, parents and staff) and I am looking forward to beginning the journey tomorrow.

DGH, as returning students know, has much to offer. Over the course of the year there is something for almost every student at the school. From clubs that suit artistic students to clubs that suit the athletic…hopefully every student finds something that interests him or her. The DGH staff encourage students to “take the plunge” and sign-up for these clubs and teams – the more you join and participate…the better your school year will be.

Huskies – I am looking forward to meeting all of you tomorrow!

School Starts Tomorrow!

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Good morning, DGH community!


School starts tomorrow!  The backpacks are packed.  Pencil cases filled.  Lunches are being made.  New clothes are being put out.  Everyone is excited!


As has been done in previous years, staff members will be writing their students’ names on poster paper/bristol board and posting that outside of the school (on the tarmac behind the school) as the students are getting off their buses.  Staff members know most of the students already, so it will be a fairly quick process to pull classes together.  If it is raining on Tuesday morning this will take place in the gym.  For those students new to the school there will be lots of staff members outside to help guide everyone to the correct staff member.


See you on Tuesday morning!

CKL Library Events

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City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library 

September Events


Little Britain

Craft Hour

Sat. Sept. 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 am


Read to the Dogs

Once per month
Dates and times TBA


Little Britain Library Hours          Call 705 786-2088 for information.

Mondays        10 am – 2 pm

Thursdays     4 pm – 8 pm

Saturdays      10 am – 2 pm




Storytime & Craft

Tuesdays  at 4:00 pm

September 9, 16, 23, 30


Oakwood Library Hours   Call 705 953-9060 for information.

Tuesdays       11 am – 7 pm

Saturdays      10 am – 2 pm

School is Almost Here!

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An Almost Welcome Back!


Good morning, DGH school community!  The start of school is only a few days away now!  For some of you this is your first day of school (it is a big day, mom and dad!) and for others it is the last year of your elementary schooling (hello high school)!  Regardless of your grade, the staff of DGH are ready to have you back and are excited for the school year to start.  Whether you are student, staff or parent – there is always excitement and a little bit of nervousness as the school year begins.  Once the school year begins, though, the nerves quickly pass and everything will fall into place.


The custodians have been working hard over the summer and the school looks great (the floors are shining – that’s for sure!).  Our secretaries are busy putting the final touches on all of the paperwork and getting the school organized for Tuesday.  Educational Assistants, Early Childhood Educators and teachers are putting the final pieces of their classrooms together and getting their lessons ready!


All in all, it looks to be an outstanding start!


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SpringFest 2014

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

We are in need of volunteers to help with SpringFest.

If you are able to help out or if you know of a

high school student that is in need of

volunteer hours, please contact the school.



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DGH Grade 8 Graduation is

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at

7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Grad Breakfast – June 23 at 9:15 a.m.

 Grad Rehearsal – June 24 at 9:15 a.m.

Clap Out – June 26 at 3:00 p.m.


Parent Council Meeting

The next Parent Council meeting is Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.  Child care is available. We are in need of volunteers for our SPRINGFEST celebration on June 12, 2014 . If you are able to help or know of a high school student that is looking for volunteer hours, please contact the school.

Welcome to Kindergarten

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BookA special orientation morning is being planned for new Kindergarten students who will be attending Dr. George Hall in September. It will be held on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Dr. George Hall Public School.

This will be a great opportunity for our new Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians to see the Kindergarten classrooms and to engage in play-based activities at a variety of centres. Parents and guardians will have time to talk with teachers, administrators, staff from the Ontario Early Years and other parents. To help prepare for September, our new students
will also be invited to go on a short bus ride with their parents/guardians and have a chance to meet and talk with a bus driver about bus safety.

Children who have already registered for Kindergarten will receive a special invitation to this event in the mail. If you have not yet registered your child, please call the school as soon as possible to add your child’s name to the list for this exciting morning. If you know of a family in our school area with a kindergarten age child who has not yet registered, please pass this information along to them.SchoolHouse

Please mark the morning of Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 on your calendar. We are looking forward to seeing you at Welcome to

Nutrition News

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In March we celebrated Nutrition Month. This year we celebrated it with a snack recipe contest by selling fruit kabobs on Wednesdays.

The cut-off date was March 31. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

The snack needs to contain ingredients from at least two of the food groups. The recipe also needs to be easily prepared.

One winner from a Primary, Junior and Intermediate class will be chosen. The winning recipes will be made and given to the students and his or her classes. Extra consideration will be given to original recipes. I can’t wait to read over the recipes and choose the winners.

The sale of fruit kabobs was disrupted because of the snow day. However, we held the sale on the following day. Sales this month have netted the Breakfast Club about $100.

Recently, we have received a number of food donations, such as cereal, applesauce and fruity pieces. I’d like to thank the families who donated. You can rest assured that the food will be gobbled up by the students!

If you would like to send some food for Breakfast Club, we can always use 6 packs of applesauce, cheese strings, yogurt, whole wheat bagels or English muffins. Some people deserve a thank you from me. Recently I was unable to come to work. Two of our Grade 5 girls were scheduled to come in to make breakfast. With limited knowledge where all the usual supplies were they
persevered and prepared the breakfast trays and plates to the best of their ability. Thank you to Emma Jones and Mackenzie Byveld!

During March we have sold fruit kabobs on Wednesdays. Who prepared these luscious creations?
Thanks go out to our volunteers, Paula King and June Salt! They had much more foresight as to how many kabobs to prepare. Thank you so much!
Mrs. DeGroote

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