Pumpkin Gallery!

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Thank you, DGH Parent Council, for purchasing a pumpkin for each class!  Each class decorated their pumpkin (in whatever way they wished) and added it to the “Pumpkin Gallery.”  As you can tell by the pictures, we have some extremely creative classrooms.  Thank you, Ms. Arscott and Ms. Horton, for organizing!

 

WE Scare Hunger at DGH is Still On!

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DGH community, our WE Student Council team is currently running its WE Scare Hunger programme.  We are asking those families who are able to donate a food item(s) to the Student Council food drive.  All of the food raised will go to the Little Britain/Mariposa Food Bank.  This allows the WE Team to support a local charity – one of its major goals over the school year.  Canned goods, like fruits and vegetables, pastas and pasta sauces, and other dry goods are always great items to contribute.  Simply send in food items with your daughter or son, and the items will be collected.  The Student Council appreciates all of our community’s support.

Halloween Costumes

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DGH community, we are looking forward to the amazing Halloween costumes that we are sure to see next Wednesday, October 31st.  There is always a wonderful mix of personally created and store bought costumes!  A reminder that costumes do need to be school appropriate.  Weapons (such as guns, swords and knives) should not be brought to school.  As well, masks should not be worn at school.

Grade 7 Immunization Needles Today!

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There will likely be a few tender arms when our grade 7s come home after school today – our local Health Unit is providing needles for our students.  We appreciate the Health Unit coming to our school to provide this service.

Grade 7 Immunization Needles on Monday, October 29th

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Parents and guardians of students in grade 7, our local Health Unit will be in on Monday, October 29th to provide immunization needles for those students with signed permission forms.  The needles are for: Hepatitis B, HPV, and Menactra.  Any grade 8 students who missed a needle last year will receive the needle on the 29th.

Provide Feedback on the Education System in Ontario

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Parents/guardians, students, educators, and organizations have the opportunity to provide feedback on the education system in Ontario.

By participating in the Consultation: Education in Ontario, you will be asked to share your thoughts on seven key consultation areas including standardized testing, the Health and Physical Education curriculum, financial literacy, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The overall goal of the education consultation is to prepare Ontario students for success, improve their academic achievement, and equip them with the tools needed to enter the working world.

You can participate by sharing your views in an open submission, an online survey, or participating in a telephone town hall.

Consultation: Education in Ontario closes December 15, 2018. For more information, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/for-the-parents.

Senior Boys Soccer Team Competes on Thursday, October 25th

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Go, Huskies, Go!  Ms. Rainey and the Senior Boys Soccer Team compete at the County Tournament this Thursday, October 25th.  They have been practising since the start of the school year and are ready to show off their skills.  Ms. Rainey coached both of our Senior Soccer Teams – so thanks go out to her for doing this.  Go, Huskies, Go!

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