Ms. McColl’s Class Off to Yearley on March 2 and 3

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Mr. Hetherington’s class no more than returns from Yearley…than Ms. McColl’s class will be leaving!  Ms. McColl LOVES outdoor learning and physical activity, so the Yearley trip is a highlight of the year for both her and her class.  Along with the activities mentioned in the post for Mr. Hetherington’s class, students will also be participating in a fur trading game and a mapping task.  Why go to Yearley in late winter?  That’s easy to answer: NO FLIES!  The class leaves on the morning of March 2nd and returns on the afternoon of March 3rd.

School Level Speeches This Friday!

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Ask most people the thing that they are most terrified of and they will say…public speaking!  But not for the kids who are speaking at our school level Speech Competition this Friday, February 27th!  These kids THRIVE on public speaking and getting up in front of large numbers of people doesn’t scare them in the least!  Good for all of these students!


The school level competition involves the top students from each class in grades 4 to 8.  It takes place in the 1st block (from 9:00 to 10:40 am).  Junior students (grades 4 to 6) compete amongst themselves, as do Intermediate students (grades 7 to 8).  Students draw randomly to determine speaking order.


Parents and family members are welcome to attend.


The top 2 speakers from each division continue onto the Woodville Legion Competition which takes place on the evening of Wednesday, March 8th.


Good luck to all of our competitors.

Mr. Hetherington’s Class at Yearley on February 28 and March 1

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Mr. Hetherington’s class will be headed off to the TLDSB’s Yearley Outdoor Education Centre for February 28th and March 1st.  The class will leave on the morning of the 28th and return on the afternoon of the 1st.  Yearley’s purpose is to provide all grade 6 students in the TLDSB with an outdoor learning experience.  Students are active throughout their 2 days at the camp.  Activities include orienteering, the always popular ecology game (most kids hope to be a carnivore!), and learning about wilderness survival.  Students will enjoy 2 great days!

Pink Shirt Day Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 22nd)

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DGH school community, tomorrow is “Pink Shirt” Day.  We are asking students to wear a pink shirt to show their support for standing up to bullying.  This is all about “making nice” by showing compassion and kindness to others.  As the Pink Shirt Day website notes, “being nice is always a choice worth making.”


I apologize for the short notice.  Being honest, the day snuck up on us!


Break out the pink shirts, Huskies!  Let’s have a “sea of pink” tomorrow!



Kindergarten Skating on Wednesday!

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Last week’s Kindergarten skating session was a huge success!  Our Kindergarten students will again be skating this Wednesday, February 22nd, beginning around 1:00 pm.  Ms. Arscott reported many smiles on the ice, with the kids enjoying themselves tremendously.  Please remember that your son or daughter will require a helmet and gloves (the ice is cold and it hurts when you are only 5 or 6 years-old!).  Thanks to the Kindergarten team for organizing: Ms. Arscott, Ms. Horton, Ms. McGregor and Ms. Hudson-Winger.

Pizza and Boston Pizza Lunch Orders Due Wednesday and Thursday

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Ms. Starr would like to remind parents and guardians that the Pizza Hut lunch order forms and money are due this Wednesday.  Boston Pizza lunch order forms and money are due on Thursday.  Thanks to Ms. Starr for organizing these lunches each month.  Personally (this is Mr. Parish writing the post), I look especially look forward to Thursdays as I LOVE pizza!  Forms and money are turned into the homeroom teacher.

Pita Forms Due Into the School Today

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Do not forget, DGH school community, that pita forms and money are due into the school today.  As always, forms go into the homeroom teacher and homeroom teachers make sure that they get to the office.  Thanks, Ms. Graham, for organizing this tasty lunch!

Mr. Hetherington’s, Ms. Graham’s and Ms. Read’s Classes Are Tubing on February 16!

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Mr. Hetherington, Ms. Graham and Ms. Read are excited about all of the snow that we received this weekend!  All three classes are headed off to tubing and cross country skiing this Thursday, February 16th.  They have done this for the past several years and have had a blast each time.  All of this snow should make for perfect conditions!  As always, on a day like this, please have your child dress warmly and it probably would not be a bad idea to pack some extra warm clothing.  Be sure to pack a full lunch with lots to drink (because of the physical activity).

Family Day Holiday on Monday, February 20th

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This upcoming Monday, February 20th, is Ontario’s Family Day Holiday.  On behalf of the DGH staff, I hope that every family has the time and opportunity to spend quality time together over the long weekend.  Students will be back at school on Tuesday, February 21st.

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