DGH Paperwork

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Okay – we admit it. We love paperwork! Today and in the next few days there will be a significant amount of paperwork going home from the school. We apologize for all of this paper, but…

Please read all of this paperwork carefully as some of it is time sensitive and helps us have accurate information on each child. For example, the Student Information Verification forms (SIV’s) let you update us on home phone numbers, cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses, allergies and other information. It is CRITICAL that we have this information on file. Being able to quickly reach a parent or emergency contact in the event of a sick child is important!

Once you have completed the paperwork, please return it to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Should you have any questions regarding the paperwork that has been sent home, please feel free to contact the office at 705-786-1915.

DGH Drop Off and Pick Up Routines

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Parents dropping off students are reminded that students and parents are to use the crosswalk at the middle of the bus loading area to cross from the parking lot to the school.

Parents dropping off Kindergarten students in the morning or picking up Kindergarten students in the afternoon are asked to remain outside the fenced area. This allows our staff to monitor the students very closely. Please respect that we need these restrictions in order to ensure everyone’s safety.

Parents meeting students at the end of the day are asked to meet the students in the main entrance foyer. This ensures student safety. Parents SHOULD NOT be walking down the hallways to classrooms.

Parents picking up students during the day are asked to report to the office and sign them out. The secretaries will call students from class and the students will meet their parents in the office.

Parents, please note that if your plans change in the afternoon and you have to get a message about transportation to your child, please be sure to call by 2:15 p.m. at the latest. This will help us ensure that your son/daughter receives the appropriate message.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our students safe!

DGH’s Current Staffing for 2014-2015

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DGH’s Current Staffing for 2014-2015

We are happy to provide DGH’s current staffing for 2014-2015. Based on our student enrollment (with the goal being the best overall learning environment taking overall student enrollment and staffing into consideration) our classrooms have been created as noted below.

Please be aware that should student numbers change or there be a need, class reorganization or the transfer from a student from one class to another is possible.


DGH Staff 2014-2015

JK/SK- Mrs. McGregor and Mrs. Hadfield
JK/SK – Mrs. Arscott and Ms. Horton
Gr. 1 – Mrs. Anderson
Gr. 1/2 – Mrs. Kirkpatrick
Gr. 2 – Mrs. Marsh
Gr. 2/3 – Ms. Schmiegelow
Gr. 3 – Mrs. Adams
Gr. 4 – Mrs. Karklins and Mrs. Chidely
Gr. 4/5 – Mrs. Alexander
Gr. 5/6 – Mrs. Burns
Gr. 6 – Ms. McColl
Gr. 7 – Ms. Graham
Gr. 8 – Mr. Hetherington
Gr. 8 – Mrs. Read
Intermediate Music –Mrs. Britton
Resource – Ms. Jewell (Primary) and Ms. Cayley (Junior and Intermediate)
French – Madame Evans and Mrs. Chidely
Instructional Leader – Mrs. James
Prep –Mrs. Teel
Library – Mrs. Britton

Educational Assistants – Mrs. DeGroote, Mr. Eagleson, Ms. Thurston, Mrs. Walden, Mrs. Sutherland and Mrs. Scrivens-Firth

Office Administrative Assistants – Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Starr

Custodial Staff – Mrs. Van Hamburg, Ms. Johnston, Mr. Florence

Student Services Worker – Ms. Thexton (at DGH every other week)

Vice-Principal – Ms. MacEachern
Principal – Mr. Parish

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.


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