WE Intramural Floor Hockey

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Check out a few pictures below from Ms. Graham’s WE Intramural Floor Hockey.  Students signed up and created teams, with Ms. Graham providing the overall organization.  Students paid $1 to sign up and all of the money raised went toward the Student Council’s WE charities.  Thanks to all who participated.  Students were always excited to be playing floor hockey at recess!

 

 

Thank you, DGH Community!

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We received a thank you card in the mail today. Thought we’d share …

“Dear Students, Staff & Parents,

You have certainly done your part in scaring away hunger. All of the foods you gathered hit our shelves and are now shared with your neighbours that are not as fortunate as you are. A sincere thank you to everyone who helped.

Blessing to you,
Little Britain – Mariposa Food Bank”

Grade 8 Course Selections for Grade 9 in January

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Parents of students in grade 8, as hard as it is to believe, planning for our grade 8s heading into grade 9 is about to begin!  There are 3 critical dates that you (and your daughters and sons) need be aware of.

 

Friday January 12th – LCVI guidance counsellors will be visiting DGH’s grade 8s to discuss course selections and course options for them in grade 9.  Students won’t be picking their courses on this day, they will just be finding out information from the LCVI guidance counsellors.

 

At this time (or soon after), grade 8s will receive paper versions of the course selections to complete and then bring back to school.

Thursday, January 25th  – is LCVI’s Grade 9 Pathways Info Night.  This takes place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  On this evening, LCVI staff will be walking parents and this year’s grade 8s through course selections, course pathways and what life in high school generally looks like.  This is a great evening to attend to find out about all that LCVI offers (which is a lot!).

 

Tuesday, January 30th – LCVI guidance counsellors will be back at DGH and students will be choosing their courses online.  Students will have their paper version of the course selections and using that to complete the online version.  Computers will be made available at DGH to facilitate.

 

Should you have any questions, please free to contact us at 705-786-1915 or you can contact LCVI at 705-324-3556.

TLAC Early Bird Registration ends December 22nd

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DGH grade 7 and 8 students and parents, a reminder that the early bird registration for TLAC is due December 22, 2017.  Early bird regisrations save $50.

The deadline for all registrations is January 19, 2018.

Registrations are available online or in your school office.  Visit http://tldsb.ca/tlac for a link to the online registration, or for more information contact Sandra Corry at 1(888)526-5552 x21257 or email at TLAC@tldsb.on.ca.  Those on Twitter can follow #TLAC2018 and facebook patrons can follow us at https://www.facebook.com/TLDSB.TLAC

A link to the paper copy of the registration can be obtained by clicking here.

Carols at DGH on Wed, Thurs and Fri Mornings

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A popular DGH tradition continues this year: carols in the front foyer!  On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, students will gather in the front foyer after entering the school at 9:00 am to sing holiday carols.  Carol singing lasts for about 30 minutes.  This is a wonderful opportunity to build school and community spirit and for students to meet as a whole.  Parents and guardians are welcome to join us.  Carols will take place in the gym on Friday, as an Assembly will follow.

Christmas Shoppe This Thursday, December 21

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Hot on the heels of our Breakfast With Santa comes a second popular DGH tradition – the Christmas Shoppe!  Organized by Mrs. Walden and her elves, the Christmas Shoppe has run for many years and is always a huge hit.  For the low cost of a $2 donation, students are able to pick out gifts for immediate family members.  Volunteers help wrap gifts for students.  Many parents will tell you that their opening a gift is always an amazing experience.

 

Do you have any extra tape, wrapping paper or gift bags?  Consider donating them for the Christmas Shoppe – it isn’t too late!  All such donations are greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you, Mrs. Walden, for organizing!

Breakfast With Santa This Wednesday, December 20th

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One of DGH’s most popular holiday traditions takes place this Wednesday, December 20th – Breakfast with Santa!  Mr. Boudreault and Ms. Watt (our Parent Council Co-Chairs) have been busy buying the pancake mix and syrup for this special day.  The day will begin with carols (students put their winter gear away and then head down to the front foyer).  Pancakes will begin to be served once the carols are over.  We are hoping that the “big guy” will make an appearance at some point during the day!  The pancake breakfast starts with one of our Kindergarten classes and we then work our way up the classes.

 

Thank you to the Parent Council for organizing this beloved day!

DGH Christmas Concert Tomorrow!

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DGH community, don’t forget that our Christmas Concert takes place tomorrow night!  Important information is listed below.  Students and staff involved have been working extremely hard in the past few weeks, preparing for this evening.  They are proud and ready to present!

 

There is NO charge for admission!  However, the Christmas Concert organizers are asking for FOOD DONATIONS for our FOOD DRIVE!  If every person attending brings a food item we would raise a tremendous amount of food!

Important Information

Start Time: 6:00 pm

Acts in 1st Half of Concert

Ms. Arscott & Ms. Horton’s class, Mrs. McGregor and Ms. Wilson’s class, Ms. Kirkpatrick’s class, Ms. Armitage’s class, Ms. Graham-Hamer and Ms. Loper’s (Little) class, Ms. Davis’ class and then Primary Choir

 

Primary students must be picked by parents/guardians at the intermission.

 

Intermission

 

Acts in 2nd Half of Concert

Cheerleading Squad, Junior and Intermediate Choir, Mr. Fournier and Ms. Loper’s (Little) class, Ms. Anckaert’s class, Ms. Phendler’s class, Ms. Burns’ class and then the Band

 

Please Also Note

There is a full Christmas Concert Rehearsal on Tuesday, December 19th beginning at 11:30 am.  Parents are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal on Tuesday morning.

 

Important Information

Start Time: 6:00 pm

Acts in 1st Half of Concert

Ms. Arscott & Ms. Horton’s class, Mrs. McGregor and Ms. Wilson’s class, Ms. Kirkpatrick’s class, Ms. Armitage’s class, Ms. Graham-Hamer and Ms. Loper’s (Little) class, Ms. Davis’ class and then Primary Choir

 

Primary students must be picked by parents/guardians at the intermission.

 

Intermission

 

Acts in 2nd Half of Concert

Cheerleading Squad, Junior and Intermediate Choir, Mr. Fournier and Ms. Loper’s (Little) class, Ms. Anckaert’s class, Ms. Phendler’s class, Ms. Burns’ class and then the Band

 

Don’t Forget

There is also a full Christmas Concert Rehearsal tomorrow 11:30 am.  Parents are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal.  Parents/guardians often choose to attend the rehearsal if they unable to attend the evening performance.

 

Spirit Days at DGH Next Week!

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As you know, DGH’s Student Council is a busy one!  They have arranged for a Spirit Day each day next week.  One of the great things about DGH is the outstanding student participation.  So, students, check out the Spirit Days and start getting creative!

 

Monday, December 18th – Santa’s Helper Day (this sounds like a tough one – we cannot wait to see what our students do!)

 

Tuesday, December 19th – Tree and Ornament Day

 

Wednesday, December 20th – Christmas Hat Day

 

Thursday – December 21st – Christmas Sweater Day

 

Friday, December 22nd – Red and Green Day

 

Let’s keep the holiday spirit going, DGH!

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