Upcoming Zone Basketball Tournaments

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Go, Huskies, Go!

 

Our Huskies’ Junior Basketball team and our Senior Girls and Boys teams will be competing in their respective Zone Basketball Tournaments in January.  Our Huskies have been practising hard and our ready to compete!  The top 2 teams from the zone tournaments continue onto the County tournaments.

 

Zone Tournaments

 

Junior Zone Basketball Tournament – Friday, January 15th @ 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Senior Girls Basketball Tournament – Thursday, January 14th @ 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

Senior Boys Basketball Tournament – Thursday, January 14th @ 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

(both the Senior Girls and Boys Tournaments are hosted at DGH by Ms. Graham)

 

County Tournaments

 

Junior County Basketball Tournament – Thursday, January 21 (all day)

 

Senior Girls Basketball Tournament – Monday, February 1st @ 11:30 a.m.

 

Senior Boys Basketball Tournament – Thursday, January 28th

 

Good luck to all of our teams!

Thank You, LCVI Band!

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The LCVI Band was Fabulous!

A large thank you goes out to the LCVI Band for playing at DGH on Friday!  Staff tell me that the band was well represented by a number of DGH graduates.  Our students were definitely into the music being played.  Our younger students were especially into the music – particularly when the very loud and enthusiastic cymbals player took over!  There was a little mix of everything from rock to more traditional instrumental music.

 

Great to see former DGH students involved…great to see such a passion for music…great to see such a good example of what students can achieve!

 

A final thanks to Ms. Morden, the LCVI band leader, for organizing the visit.  We are already looking forward to next year’s visit!

OPP Christmas Bag Winners

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DGH Has 2 OPP Christmas Bag Winners!

 

Congratulations to:

 

• Makayla R

 

and

 

• Justin C

 

from Ms. McColl’s grade 6 class!  Both were winners in the OPP/LCBO’s Christmas Bag contest.  For the past several years, the OPP and LCBO sponsor a programme in which grade 6 classes decorate the plain brown paper bags in which LCBO purchases are placed.  The bags contain drawings and messages encouraging purchasers to not drink and drive.  Our two winners were picked out of all entries from across the southern end of the TLDSB (which means they demonstrated a great deal of talent and originality!).

 

While congratulations are in order for the two winners, a larger congratulations is needed for all of our grade 6 students for participating in such a worthwhile programme.  Thank you to the OPP and LCBO for sponsoring this programme each year.

LCVI Information Night – Thursday, February 5th

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Grade 8 Parents – LCVI Information Night

LCVI will be holding an information evening on Thursday, February 5th for all grade 8 students transitioning to high school next year.  This will be an excellent opportunity for students and their families to learn more about the grade 9 program and transitions as students will be entering course selection preferences soon after.  The evening will run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m..  LCVI’s Guidance Head, Ms. K. Naylor will hold a 1/2 hour presentation, and then parents and students may tour the school and drop in to specific departmental classrooms for presentations and additional information on programs.

 

This is an extremely worthwhile presentation and one you should plan to attend, if at all possible.  Please feel free to contact either Dr. George Hall PS or LCVI should you require additional information.

Boys and Girls Club of CKL Sports Programs at DGH

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Boys and Girls Club of City of Kawartha Lakes Sports Program Information

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 www.bgckl.com/register 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]

LCVI Band Visits DGH on Friday, January 8th

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Thank you to the LCVI Band for visiting and performing for DGH this Friday.  We like artistic performances at DGH, but LOVE that we also get to see DGH-alumni performing in the band!  For our many musical students at DGH this is a highlight of the year.
We are looking to seeing at least a few of our grade 8s returning in future years as part of the LCVI Band!

LCVI’s Instrumental Band Visit – January 9th

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LCVI’s Instrumental Band Visits DGH on Friday, January 9th

DGH will cap its first week back at school with a visit, in the middle block, from LCVI’s Instrumental Band.  No doubt there will be a few former DGH students in the band!  Our entire school gets to enjoy the performance.  That being said, the visit should be of particular interest to our grade 8 students.  We have a number of quite musical students who should be interested in joining both the instrumental music program and the LCVI instrumental band in future years.  Having heard a few high school instrumental bands over the years, I know that they never disappoint during their visits!

 

Thank you to the LCVI instrumental band for taking the time to visit DGH!

January’s Principal’s Message

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January’s Principal’s Message

 

Welcome to the New Year and Welcome Back to DGH!

 

As expected, the month of December passed quickly!  The number of activities and events that took place had a large role in this (although our students’ excitement as Christmas closed in certainly played a large role, as well!).  December saw our students involved in:

 

• the Student Leadership Group organized DGH’s annual Food and Toy Drive for local families.  The drive was a success with a number of local families supported,

 

• the volleyball teams (Primary, Junior, Intermediate Boys and Intermediate Girls) continued their practices in preparation for January’s Zone and County tournaments,

 

Voices, the DGH choir, completed their practices and visited a number of local retirement homes,

 

Breakfast with Santa – which was a huge success!  Every student in the school received a pancake breakfast courtesy of the Parent Council.  Santa even dropped by for a visit (all of our primary students had a picture taken with Santa)!,

 

• the Christmas Shop.  Mrs. Walden said that she probably had the largest number of donations this year.  Thank you, DGH community!,

 

• our first Character Education Assembly of the year.  Amanda and Fiona did an outstanding job hosting!,

 

the grade 6s visiting the new Lindsay OPP station.  This was a significant honour as DGH was the only elementary school invited to the official opening!  The grade 6s received a tour courtesy of Constable Lanning.

 

Upcoming January Events

 

There is no “easing” into the New Year at DGH!  Our students will be involved in a number of activities upon returning to school.

 

• Each of our volleyball teams will be finishing up practices in preparation for the Zone Volleyball Tournaments (Junior and Intermediate teams play on Tuesday, January 20th) and the County Tournament (Wednesday, January 28th).  DGH will be hosting at least one of the tournaments.

 

• The grades 3 to 5 classes will have a visit from the Recycle Rangers on Tuesday, January 6th in the first block.  Students will be learning about the importance of recycling, with a particular focus on battery recycling in this visit.

 

• The LCVI Instrumental Band visits DGH on Friday, January 9th in the middle block.  While this is a fun visit for our students, it is also a great opportunity for our grade 8 students to get a taste of what is available to them in high school!

 

Friday, January 30th is our next PA Day.  While students will enjoy a long-weekend, staff will be hard at work on First Term Report Cards.

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with their family and enjoyed at least a little downtime in our often busy lives.  With the first term Report Cards soon going home it is a reminder that almost half of the school year is finished (which seems a little scary, to be honest!).

 

I am definitely happy to hear that the weather will cool off during our first week back and that our yards will finally freeze!  The mud bowl that was our yards prior to the Christmas break was not enjoyable for anyone (least of all the custodians dealing with all of that mud in the school).  Then again, if it is as cold as the weather stations predict we will wearing our snow pants and mittens!

 

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