Kindergarten Learning!

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When you walk past the Kindergarten wing of DGH, you never really know what learning you are going to stumble upon.  If you look closely at the picture below in this post, you will notice a GREAT example of Kindergarten learning!  Lots of the kids in Kindergarten love anything to do with cars and trucks and this group of students REALLY loved monster trucks.  Ms. Arscott and Ms. Horton thought a perfect learning opportunity would be to draw what a monster truck tire looks like and then measure it.

 

Looking closely at the phone, you will notice that students used straws, blocks and markers to measure the tire’s width and height.  Aside from teaching students about height and width, the activity also encourages students to think about measuring with non-traditional measuring tools.  In this case, it is the idea and understanding of what measurement really is that is important.

 

Thanks, Kindergarten team, for not only providing an excellent learning opportunity, but also making the walls of DGH interesting places to look!

 

kindergarten monster truck tire

Junior Kindergarten Registration for September 2015 Starts This Week!

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Kindergarten Registration Takes Place from January 26th to February 6th 

 

(if your child was born in 2011, he/she is eligible to begin JK in September 2015)

One of the bigger moments of the school year takes place soon!  Parents will soon be able to register their soon to be JK daughters and sons for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you have older sons or daughters at school then you are probably comfortable with the process.

 

However, if this is your first child to come to school we know that the process can seem a little complicated and, let’s face it, your first child going to school is a big deal!  Staff at Dr. George Hall Public School will be happy to help guide you along the way.  There are no “silly” questions!  Any question that you may ask has probably been asked before and it is far better to have a sense of how the Kindergarten programme and DGH operates.

 

How to Register Your JK Daughter or Son at DGH

 

1.  Come visit the office at DGH.  Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; however, the best time would be to come after 9:30 a.m. when the morning “rush” has ended.  You are always welcome to call the office at 705-786-1915 and office staff will let you know the best time to drop in.

 

2.  You will be given a registration package to fill out.  You can fill that out right at the school, or you can take it home, fill it out and then return it to the school.  The package provides us with important information about your child.

 

3.  There are a few items that you will want to bring with you:

•  proof of age of each child

•. name and phone number of family doctor

•  child’s immunization record

•  residence road name and 911 address

•   Ontario Health Card number (optional).

 

4.  Once the package and registration forms have been completed and submitted, your child will be added to our list of JK students starting next year.

 

A “Welcome to Kindergarten” visit to the school for parents and next year’s JKs will be held later in the spring.  This is an opportunity for you to visit the school, visit your child’s potential classrooms for next year and to meet the Kindergarten team.  In this visit you will also have an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have and get a sense of what the Kindergarten programme really looks like.  Welcome to Kindergarten is always a great experience and we always encourage parents to attend!

 

Grade 7 Fire Safety Presentation – Tuesday, January 27th

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CKL Fire Department Fire Safety Presentations

(January 27th at 2:00 p.m.)

 

Thank you to the CKL Fire Department and Ms. Graham for organizing a fire safety presentation on Tuesday, January 27th for our grade 7 students.  The grade 7 program is “What’s Cooking For Teens” and focuses on cooking safety.  This is a timely presentation as many of our grade 7 students are learning to cook and cooking is the number 1 cause of residential fires.  Children are cooking at younger ages in the home and the fire department’s goal is ensuring that the cooking is being conducted safely.  The presentation is approximately one hour long and includes 2 videos: “Water on a grease fire” and the video “No Time To Spare.”  22

Kids on the Block Presentation for Grades 1 to 6 on February 2ndGr

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DGH Welcomes Puppet Presentation on February 2nd

Thank you to the Canadian Mental Health Association for coming to DGH on Monday, February 2nd and putting on a puppet show encouraging acceptable of others and encouraging good mental health.  The performance is put on by master puppeteers who spread positive messages through their puppet characters.

 

The show is always received positively by students!

 

There will be 3 performances which will be slightly different depending on grades:

 

9:45 a.m.             Ms. Schmiegelow’s and Mrs. Adams’ classes

 

11:25 a.m.           Mrs. Karklins’, Ms. Alexander’s, Ms. Burns’ and Ms. McColl’s classes

 

12:15 p.m.           Ms. Kirkpatrick’s, Ms. Marsh’s and Ms. Anderson’s classes

 

Thank you to the Peterborough branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association for putting on this performance.

DGH Yearbooks Can Still Be Ordered!

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Get Your Copy of DGH History

 

Mrs. Cayley is already hard at work on this year’s Yearbook!  For those who have purchased yearbooks in the past, you know that Mrs. Cayley always does an outstanding job!  This year is DGH’s 20th anniversary, so this is certainly a special yearbook!  The yearbook will be a full colour edition with photos of the many memorable times and events taking place at DGH this year.  Delivery of yearbooks will take place in June.

 

While a paper copy of this order form has gone home, a scanned and printable version is attached.  Just click on the link below, print and return to the school with your $25 cheque in a sealed envelope or ziplock bag with your child’s name and homeroom teacher clearly written on the outside.  Cheques are preferable to cash.

 

 

Click Here for Yearbook Order Form

 

 

Thanks for organizing, Mrs. Cayley!

Thank You, Senior Girls Volleyball Team

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Great Effort This Season, Ladies!

Ms. Jewell would like to thank the Senior Girls for an outstanding season this year.  While the girls had a strong team this year, they unfortunately found themselves in a strong “Zone.”  They gave their best effort, but were unable to move onto the County Tournament next week.

 

The Senior Girls may not be moving on; however, they can be proud of the effort they put forth this year.  First and foremost, Ms. Jewell noted that she had an OUTSTANDING group of girls.  Hard working and dedicated, they also had a sense of humour.  They also played as a team and supported one another – something that not all teams can claim.  DGH appreciates the dedication demonstrated in the number of practices and exhibition games played.  Each of the girls gave up a great deal of their time to participate on the team.

 

A number of the girls will be moving onto high school next year and Ms. Jewell wants all of your to try out for the high school team.

 

Thank you, Ms. Jewell, for coaching the Senior Girls.  Your efforts are also appreciated!

Ms. Burns’ and Ms. McColl’s Classes Welcome Scientists in the School

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Scientists in the School Will Be Visiting Ms. Burns’ and Ms. McColl’s Classes Later This Week

 

 Ms. McColl’s class will be visited on Thursday, January 22nd and Ms. Burn’s class on Friday, January 23rd.

 

What is Scientists in the School?

 

Scientists in the School is a Canadian based organization which is focused on fostering an interest and love of science in students.  Presenters from the organization come right into the classroom and involve students in hands-on and engaging science activities.  These presentations are always enjoyed by students and wonderful feedback!  Scientists in the School is also dedicated to encouraging students to consider a career in science in the future.

 

Thanks to Ms. McColl and Ms. Burn for organizing this worthwhile activity.  It should be a great day for their classes!

DGH Juniors Finish 1st in Zone Volleyball!

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Congratulations to the DGH Junior Volleyball Team who won their Junior Zone Volleyball Tournament!  They will continue onto the County Volleyball Tournament next Wednesday, January 28th.  Mrs. McGregor, the coach, told us that the Juniors truly worked as a team, showed outstanding sportmanship and represented DGH extremely well!

 

Good luck next week!

LCVI Guidance Counselors Visit DGH’s Grade 8s Tomorrow

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DGH’s Grade 8s are Officially Starting to Think About High School!

Tomorrow morning, in the First Block, Guidance Counselors from LCVI will be visiting both of our grade 8 classes.  The purpose of the visit is to provide information about pathways, courses and course selection as our grade 8s begin to think about choosing their courses for grade 9.  This is an important visit as in a couple of weeks our grade 8s will actually choose their courses for next  year.

 

With all of this happening, it can only mean that high school is only a few short months away!

 

 

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