DGH Character Ed Assembly this Friday

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DGH Character Education Assembly is this Friday, December 12th


Location: DGH Gym


Time: 2:15 p.m.


Do not forget that DGH’s first Character Education Assembly of the year takes place this Friday.  A number of activities will be taking place during the assembly:


• presentations regarding Character Education by Mrs. Arscott’s/Ms. Horton’s JK/SK class and Ms. Graham’s grade 7 class,


• celebrating our soccer and cross-country teams’ efforts this year,


• unveiling a number of banners that DGH teams have won in the past several years,


• a guest speaker talking about character, and


perhaps Mr. Boudreault (Parent Council Co-Chair) and Mr. Parish being taped to the wall (if enough poinsettias were sold!).


Thanks go to Mrs. Arscott and Ms. Graham for organizing the assembly!

Wrapping Tape Still Needed for DGH Christmas Shop

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Thank you, DGH Community!

Mrs. Walden thanks the DGH Community for its generous support of the Christmas Shop!  Lots of items have been rolling into the school in the past few weeks.


One item that Mrs. Walden is short on is wrapping tape.  If you have a spare roll or two of wrapping tape at home, please send it to the school.  With the large number of students who participate in the Christmas Shop, Mrs. Walden needs lots and lots of tape!


As always, thank you for your support of the Christmas Shop!  Mrs. Walden is ready to rock (or, perhaps, should we say, “wrap!) for next Wednesday!  The Christmas Shop is always a huge hit for DGH’s students.

DGH Christmas Spirit Days

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Christmas Holidays Cannot Be Far Away…Because Christmas Spirit Days are Next Week!

To get everyone into the holiday spirit, Ms. Graham and the Student Leadership Team have organized Spirit days all next week!  Participating in these Spirit Days does not have to be expensive – a little creativity can go a long way!  We are giving lots of advance warning so that students and staff alike will have time to prepare.  Everyone is waiting to see what the dynamic duo (Ms. Starr and Mrs. Taylor) will come up.


Monday, December 15th – North Pole Day (this one is new to me – the challenge is to dress up as a North Pole or how you would imagine the North Pole to be!)


Tuesday, December 16th – Christmas Present Day – the challenge is out there to dress up as a Christmas Present


Wednesday, December 17th – Christmas Sweater Day – a favourite of many staff and students.  While you can certainly find classy Christmas sweaters, it is a lot more fun to find/create the most garish Christmas sweater possible!  Great creative!  Start designing!  Put it all together!


Thursday, December 18th – Red and Green Day – a classic and perfect way to head into the final day before Christmas holidays.  Break out as much red and green as possible to get into the Christmas spirit!  This is one day where red and green hair spray could be okay (but check with your parents first!).


Being a Dallas Cowboys fan, I am okay with giving Santa back THAT Pittsburgh Steelers sweater!

DGH Grade 1 to 3s Travel to IE Weldon on Wednesday!

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DGH Grade 1 to 3s Will See “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Wednesday, December 10th

Our grade 1 to 3 students are excited!  Primary division staff have organized a visit to see IE Weldon’s student presentation of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”  Lindsay’s 2 secondary schools (LCVI and IE Weldon) stage several large drama productions each year – with these student presentations being impressive, to say the least!


Thank you to the primary staff for organizing!  Thanks to IE Weldon for putting on the production and hosting local elementary schools.

Breakfast With Santa Information

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DGH Breakfast With Santa Information – Tuesday, December 16th

A flyer will be going home with DGH students today regarding next Tuesday’s Breakfast With Santa.  If you would like your child to have a photo with Santa, please complete and return the bottom portion of the flyer to the school.  Should you not receive the paper copy today, you can print the flyer from the link below.  The breakfast is for all of our students and is a highlight of the year!


Breakfast with Santa Flyer


We are looking forward to the day already!

DGH Grade 7 & 8s Spreading Good Cheer

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Dr. George Hall’s Grade 7 & 8 Students Spreading Good Cheer in Lindsay Retirement Homes

On Wednesday, December 10th, DGH’s grade 7 & 8 students will be visiting 2 Lindsay retirement homes (Caressant Care and Adelaide Place).  This is an annual tradition for our Intermediate students who visit local seniors.  Students will find out about the residents’ Christmas memories and what they did as children at this time of the year.  The visit is a wonderful experience for both young and old.  Our students show their compassionate and caring side (which they truly have) and the residents’ get an opportunity to share their wonderful memories.  Everyone benefits from these visits!


Thank you, Mrs. Read, for organizing.

Library Events – City of Kawartha Lakes

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City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library 

January Events


Little Britain Library

Craft Hour

Saturday, January 10  from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Read to the Dog

Saturday, January 17 from 10:30 – 12 noon


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


Oakwood Library 

Storytime & Craft

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

January 13, 20, 27


Oakwood Library Hours   Call 705 953-9060 for information.

Tuesdays       11 am – 7 pm

Saturdays      10 am – 2 pm

Breakfast With Santa – Tuesday, December 16th

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Breakfast With Santa

One of DGH’s most popular events of the year takes place in only a few more days – Breakfast With Santa.  Mr. Boudreault and Ms. Watt, the Parent Council’s Co-Chairs, have arranged a visit from Saint Nick!  There is no doubt that Mr. Boudreault’s jolly disposition and cheery nature encouraged Saint Nick to visit our school!


This will be my first Breakfast With Santa at DGH; however, I understand that the Parent Council will be providing a pancake breakfast for every student in the school that morning.  Mrs. Taylor and Ms. Starr will also help with the cooking.  A pancake breakfast…Saint Nick…it is hard to imagine the day getting any better!  The visit takes place during the first block.  Several classes at a time will come to the gym to enjoy the breakfast and to meet Santa.


Thank you to the Parent Council for organizing this day!

Recycling Rangers – January 6th

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Recycling Rangers Visit DGH on January 6th (at 9:30 a.m.) for Ms. Schmiegelow’s, Mrs. Adams’, Mrs. Alexander’s, Mrs. Karklins’ and Ms. Burns’ Classes


The Recycle Rangers: Planet Protector Program challenges students and the school community to become active agents of change, finding new ways to protect the planet by using the 5 R’s –Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle/Compost.


The Recycle Rangers: Planet Protector Program is a joint initiative supported by four municipalities in the region; County of Peterborough, City of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County. The program has been designed and developed by partner organization GreenUP and is open to elementary schools within these municipalities.

The municipal partners recognize that there is a need to:

  • Reduce what is going to landfill from our schools.
  • Educate our young people on waste reduction.
  • Provide the encouragement, knowledge and resources to protect our planet’s resources and ecosystems everyday.
  • Inform and empower students so that they can educate their families and friends and be environmental leaders.

The Christmas Shop Needs Your Help!

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Christmas Shop Items Needed

The tradition of our Christmas Shop continues!  On Wednesday, December 17, our students will be able to shop for their immediate family members, for only $2.  All primary students will definitely be shopping and it is our hope that all junior and intermediates students will as well.  This is where you can help out because the success of the shop depends on the generosity of our families in donating items.  This is a great time to purge and clean out those closets and toy boxes!  We are in need of toys and gifts for fathers and older brothers, as well as gift bags.  Also, the $2 can also be brought in at any time because the proceeds help to buy for our Christmas Families.


Also, wrapping paper and tape is also appreciated, as gifts will be wrapped for students.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 705-786-1915.  This is one DGH event that puts a smile on the face of everyone who participates!

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