Parent Council Meeting – Tuesday, February 3rd

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DGH Parent Council Meeting is Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:00 p.m.


The next DGH Parent Council Meeting takes place on February 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s library.  Topics under discussion will include:


• a debrief of the Breakfast With Santa (Mr. Boudreault is always looking to refine it for next year!),


• a debrief of the Poinsettia Fundraiser,


• Parent Council goals for the remainder of the year,


• and other issues relevant to the Parent Council and the school.

3 on 3 Basketball Has Begun

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Thank you, Ms. Graham, for organizing your ever popular 3 on 3 basketball tournament for DGH’s intermediate students.  Students created teams of 3, gave themselves a name and then signed up with Ms. Graham.  There is a girls and boys division.  A total of 19 teams signed up – meaning 57 players in total.  Not bad!  The tournament began today and continues for roughly the next month.


In order to participate in the tournament, each student donated a dollar.  The money raised is used to support the Me to We Group who then support local, national and international charities.


It is great to see the students active and also great to see our kids practising their basketball skills as we head into the school’s basketball season!

Junior Mixed Volleyball Team Success at the County Tournament

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The DGH Junior Volleyball Team represented our school well yesterday at the County Volleyball Tournament held at Ridgewood Public School.  Our Juniors almost made it into the semi-finals (oh, so close!).


Our Junior team won several games (never an easy thing at County) and 2 of the matches had to be decided by an extra game being played (in volleyball a match consists of 2 games that go to 25; if each team wins a game, then a 3rd game is played to decide the winner).


Ms. McGregor, as she also mentioned at the Zone Tournament, commented on the excellent teamwork shown by the Junior team yesterday!  While we always want to win when possible, we value teamwork, cooperation and effort even more.


DGH Junior Team, thank you for your excellent representation of our school this year.  We are SO proud of the entire team!

Ms. Jewell’s Gardening Club Wins a SpeakUp Grant!

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Congratulations to Ms. Jewell’s Gardening Club who submitted and received a $1000 grant from SpeakUp.  SpeakUp Grants are provided by the Ministry of Education and provide a way for students to connect what they are learning in the classroom to the outside world.  SpeakUp Grants are applied for in a combined effort by staff and students (in this case the Gardening Club organized by Ms. Jewell).


The $1000 grant will be used to continue the development of the outdoor learning area on the school yard (behind the primary climber).  Some of the ways that the money may be used is by:


• purchasing and placing more of the large stones that can be used for sitting on by students (these are the large, rectangular stones that are often used for landscaping),


• placing more gravel/small stones to improve/extend the walk ways in the garden, and


• adding more plants and shrubs.


The ultimate goal of the gardening club is to create a true outdoor learning space in which classes can go outside to learn in a natural environment.  The garden is well on the way to doing that!


During the spring and fall, the Gardening Club regularly meets to maintain the garden.  While the garden is closed during the winter months, it is a popular place for students during the remainder of the year.

PA Day This Friday, January 30th

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Parents and students, please do not forget that this Friday, January 30th, is a PA Day.  While staff will be at school, students will enjoy a long-weekend.  Hopefully Friday is a nice day so that our students can get outside and enjoy some winter activities!

DGH Welcomes 3 Student Teachers in February

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Welcome Student Teachers to DGH!

At various points in February, DGH will be welcoming 3 student teachers into our classrooms.  Teacher candidates in Bachelor of Educational programs have to successfully complete 3 or more classroom placements in order to graduate.


On Monday, February 2nd, Ms. Seabrooke will be joining DGH in Ms. Burns’ class.  She will be at DGH until Friday, March 13th.

Beginning on Monday, February 9th, DGH will be welcoming Ms. Jenkins to Ms. Schmiegelow’s grade 3 class.  She will be at DGH until Friday, February 27th.

On the same day, February 9th, DGH will also be welcoming Ms. Coumbs into Ms. Alexander’s class.  She too will be with us until February 27th.


Each of these classrooms are great places to be – so this is an excellent placement for all 3 student teachers.

CKL Boys and Girls Club February News

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Mega Hoops

Funding Provided By: Susan DeNure Sports Fund

Location: Dr. George Hall, Little Britain

Ages: Grades JK to 2

Day:  Wednesdays, starting Jan 21, 2015

Time:  6:15-7:00pm for Grades JK to 2

Cost: $30 per person for 6 weeks – Each participant receives a jersey & basketball (Minimum Registration Required) (Limited Spaces Available)

*Financial Assistance options available for all participants—contact Trevor Tompkins or Joshua Williams


Steve Nash Youth Basketball

Funding Provided By: Susan DeNure Sports Fund

Location: Dr. George Hall, Little Britain

Ages:  Grades 3 to 4, Grades 5 to 6, and Grades 7 to 8

Day:  Wednesdays, starting Jan 21, 2015

Time: 7:00-8:00pm for Grades 3 to 4 and Grades 5 to 6, 8:00-9:00pm for Grades 7 to 8

Cost: $30 per person for 6 weeks – Each participant receives a jersey & basketball (Minimum Registration Required) (Limited Spaces Available)

*Financial Assistance options available for all participants—contact Trevor Tompkins or Joshua Williams


Registration: Register now online at or at the Boys & Girls Club, 107 Lindsay St. South, Lindsay or at Dr. George Hall on Wednesdays during Boys & Girls Club Sports Programs

Note:  Children must be registered before they can attend program which includes completed registration form, program selection form and payment.


For Registration inquiries please contact our office staff at (705) 324-4493 & press 200

For Program information please contact Trevor Tompkins @ (705) 324-4493 ext. 217 or [email protected] or Joshua Williams @ (705) 324-4493 ext. 211 or [email protected]




Joshua Williams

Supervisor – Sports Programs

Mrs. DeGroote’s February Nutrition News

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Mrs. DeGroote’s Nutrition News!


Each month, Mrs. DeGroote provides information regarding nutrition and healthy recipes for our students at Dr. Geoge Hall.  Mrs. DeGroote also, if you did not know this, runs our school’s nutritional breakfast program – one that is available to all students.  If you are happen to be in the school in the morning you will notice nutritional items set out in the front foyer, the Primary wing and the Junior/Intermediate wing.  She is regularly helped by a number of students whose efforts are greatly appreciated!


Nutrition News

I am always on the lookout for healthy recipes we can use for serving on our breakfast trays. In December I received an email from the Egg Farmers of Canada. In the newsletter, I spied a recipe that I thought our students might like. I changed it a tiny bit. The result? The students love it!

I will share the recipe with you, with my changes.

Potato Egg Cups

3          medium size potatoes

3          eggs

Optional         Grated cheese, chopped peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon bits

Scrub potatoes well, prick with a fork. Place in microwave oven, on a paper towel. Bake until soft, approximately 5 – 7 minutes. Remove from oven, let cook for a few minutes. While they cool, spray muffin tins or ramekins with no-stick cooking spray.

Take a tiny slice off the bottom of potato to stabilize. Cut potato in half and scoop out most of the insides. Ensure there are no splits in the potato skins. Place in muffin tins or ramekins.

Beat eggs, adding options if desired. Pour into muffin tins or ramekins. If using the ramekins, cook in the microwave for about 5 – 7 minutes, or until the surface of the eggs look dry.

If you bake the potatoes in the muffin tins, bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the surface of the eggs look dry.

There is a bonus when you make this recipe. You can use the scooped out potato insides to made potato patties/cakes. Warm the leftover potato. Add 1 egg, a tablespoon of flour, a teaspoon of baking powder and mix. If you want you can also add grated cheese. Pour enough milk to keep the mixture together. Form patties and place on a greased griddle and bake until the insides are cooked.

I hope you try these recipes and enjoy them as much as our DGH students do!

Mrs. DeGroote

Thank You, Senior Boys Volleyball Team

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Dr. George Hall’s Senior Boys Volleyball Team represented our school well at the Zone Volleyball Tournament held last Thursday afternoon at Central Senior Public School.  While the boys will not be going onto the County Tournament, Ms. Evans talked with pride in the determination, perseverance and sportsmanship demonstrated by the team.  The DGH Senior Boys Team faced even tougher opponents than usual this year.  While they won their match against Mariposa, both Central’s and Leslie Frost’s teams were just a bit too strong to be overcome.  The matches against Central and Leslie Frost were quite close.  Rather than just giving up, the Senior Boys showed their perseverance by playing hard for each point.


Ms. Evans reports that our serving was strong and that the boys truly played as a team.  We thank you for your efforts this year, Senior Boys.  More than 2 months of practices mean giving up a lot of your free time at recesses – we appreciate your commitment to the team.  Thanks also go to Ms. Evans for the time she gave up in coaching the team.


Ms. Evans (and other members of the intermediate staff) look forward to seeing our current grade 8s on next year’s LCVI volleyball team!

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