Write to Give – DGH Primary Division Success!

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Big news for Dr. George Hall’s grade 1 to 3 classes!  Each of these classes participated in the Write to Give program this year – which involved each class contributing part of a book (e.g., one class worked on the problem, while another class worked on the resolution).  All of the classes’ individual parts, when put together, created the finished book!

 

The big news is that…THE BOOK DGH’S PRIMARY CLASSES WROTE IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED BY SCHOLASTIC!  This means the book will be professionally published (like a book you would buy from a bookstore) and will be marketed and sold like any other published book.  This is a HUGE accomplishment!  After all, the DGH book was judged against books written by many other schools and students.

 

The news was shared with Ms. Kirkpatrick’s, Ms. Marsh’s & Ms. Britton’s, Ms. Anderson’s, Ms. Adams’ and Ms. Schmiegelow’s classes today.  The kids were excited…but I do not think they quite realize what a big deal this is yet!  As the school gets more information, we will send it out to the school community.

 

Great job, DGH students and staff!

Great Job, Stand Up Team!

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This is a belated, but very deserved post for the Stand Up team and the DGH school for community for its OUTSTANDING support of the International Day of Pink last Thursday.

 

The International Day of Pink is all about encouraging students to stand up to bullying in all forms.  Students and staff were asked to wear pink for a visual sign of support.  DGH – YOU WERE AMAZING!  We did not pull the school together for a group photo as we did for the Autism Awareness photo with so many of us in blue – only because we had a  Zone Basketball tournament taking place at the school (and a few other things, too!).  I would say that around 75% of students wore pink, including a LARGE number of guys.  In fact, the amount of pink that some students wore, quite frankly, was SPECTACULAR!  Madison in Mrs. Karklin’s class may well have won the “most pink award!”  We were incredibly proud of the number of guys wearing pink who were comfortable and confident enough to wear this colour!

 

The Stand Up team went into primary classrooms and taught students about the reason for the day.  Some of the work that was done is displayed in the photo attached to this post.

 

Thanks to the Stand Up team and Ms. Read for organizing the day.  Thanks to the DGH school community for its support!  2 great Spirit Days in a week with huge school support!

 

Let’s keep it going, Huskies!

DGH’s Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser is still…ON!

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DGH School Community, our school has begun its Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION.  Ms. McColl organized the great kick-off assembly last week.

 

Why do we fundraise for the Heart and Stroke Foundation?  The money raised for this foundation has led to groud breaking research into high blood pressure and its link to strokes.  Your fundraising dollars have helped lead to the discovery of a hormone which helps lower blood pressure – saving many Canadian lives each year!

 

DGH’s Jump Rope for Heart date is Friday, May 1st.

– JK through to grade 5 students participate in the 1st Block

– grades 6 to 8 students who fundraise will participate in either the 2nd or 3rd Block.  Grades 6 to 8 students have to fundraise at least $15 in order to participate!

 

Envelopes and money are due into the school by Friday, April 24th.

DGH Basketball Success!

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Our DGH basketball teams had a great deal of success this year at the Zone tournaments.

 

The Junior team, coached by Ms. Carruth, won both of its games and is continuing onto the County tournament.  Both of its wins were solid, with the team playing well and working together for the victory.  The Senior Boys worked hard, but were unfortunately unable to continue onto County.  They won their game against Mariposa, but despite close scores at half against Central and Leslie Frost, they were unable to pull out victories.  The Senior Girls also had tough competition in their three games.  Wins against Mariposa and Leslie Frost secured a spot at County.  The game against Central was extremely tight and Central only secured a victory in the final few minutes of the game.  I was able to watch most of the Senior Girls’ game against Central and it was impressive!  Tight defense, impressive shots and real drive and determination were really demonstrated by the ladies.

 

The County tournaments are held on Thursday, April 16th.  We know that our Huskies are going to bring it!  Good luck!

Battle of the Books – DGH Junior Team

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I apologize for the lateness of this post (last week was a little busy at DGH!).

 

Congratulations to our Junior Battle of the Books team who travelled to Bracebridge last Wednesday to compete in the board-wide Battle of the Books competition.  While the DGH Junior team did not win the tournament, they did an outstanding job, placing in the top half of the teams!  Ms. Schmiegelow, the team’s coach, said that the team members tried hard, supported one another and showed a super attitude throughout the day.  We like to win – but we like even better the positive attitude shown by our DGH team members!

 

For those parents who have not attended a Battle of the Books competition, it is INTENSE!  Students read the books extremely closely and team members have PHENOMENAL memories!  Questions are often answered before the person asking the question is even finished reading it!

 

Thanks to Mackenzie M, Faith M, Emily L and Evan A for their dedication this year!  Thanks also Ms. Schmiegelow who coached both DGH teams AND hosted 2 area Battle of the Books competitions at DGH!  It was a successful year!

 

DGH’s Jump Rope for Heart Fundraising is…ON!

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DGH School Community, our school has begun its Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION.  Ms. McColl organized the great kick-off assembly last week.

 

Why do we fundraise for the Heart and Stroke Foundation?  The money raised for this foundation has helped to save thousands of lives since 1952 (when the foundation was started).

 

DGH’s Jump Rope for Heart date is Friday, May 1st.

 

– JK through to grade 5 students participate in the 1st Block

 

– grades 6 to 8 students who fundraise will participate in either the 2nd or 3rd Block.  Grades 6 to 8 students have to fundraise at least $15 in order to participate!

 

Pledge envelopes and money are due into the office by Friday, April 24th.

DGH Welcome to Kindergarten – May 7th

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A special orientation morning is being planned for new Kindergarten students who will be attending Dr. George Hall in September. It will be held on Thursday May 7th, 2015 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Dr. George Hall Public School.

This will be a great opportunity for our new Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians to see the Kindergarten classrooms and to engage in a variety of play-based activities. Parents and guardians will have time to talk with educators, staff from the Ontario Early Years Centre and other parents. To help prepare for September, our new students will be invited to go on a short bus ride with their parents/guardians and have a chance to meet and talk with a bus driver about bus safety. Each child will also receive a special “Welcome to Kindergarten” bag filled with fun learning materials to take home.

Children who have already registered for Kindergarten will receive a special invitation to this event. If you have not yet registered your child, please call the school as soon as possible to add your child’s name to the list for this exciting morning. If you know of a family in our school area with a kindergarten age child who has not yet registered, please pass this information along to them.

Please mark the morning of Thursday May 7th, 2015 on your calendar. We are looking forward to seeing you at Welcome to Kindergarten.

Sincerely,

The Dr. George Hall PS Staff

Good Luck, DGH Junior Battle of the Books Team

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On behalf of the entire school, I would like to wish our Junior Battle of the Books team good luck as they head off to Bracebridge today for the boardwide competition.  The DGH Junior team finished 1st out of 17 teams in the local competition held last week at DGH and is pumped to compete today!

 

Thank you to Ms. Schmiegelow for coaching the team.  Thank you to the team members for your dedication and efforts.  Knowing 10 books inside out is no easy task!  You will be excellent ambassadors for our school.

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