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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

School Spirit Days

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April 11 – PJ Day – fundraiser for the Me to We – $1.00

April 25 – Decade Day – turn back the clock and dress like you live in another decade (60’s, 70’s, etc.)

LCVI Band Visits DGH on Friday, January 9th

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DGH Welcomes LCVI’s Instrumental Band

Students and staff are looking forward to the visit by LCVI’s band on Friday, January 9th at 11:25 a.m..  DGH is fortunate to have a Music programme with instruments and many of DGH’s graduates go on to play in the LCVI instrumental band.  So, this visit is always a special one!  The talent level in high schools bands is impressive!  For our students with musical inclinations the band visits always give a goal to work towards.  We will look forward to seeing this year’s grade 8 graduates in the LCVI instrumental band for years to come.


Thank you to the LCVI instrumental band for performing at DGH.

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