On Wednesday afternoon, WE Student Council will be holding our first assembly at DGH. Our student leaders are kicking off an exciting year of events to celebrate DGH community and learn how we can be caring and kind citizens. WE are eager to introduce our leaders and update the DGH community about upcoming events and Spirit Days.
This assembly will kick off WE Scare Hunger. WE will be collecting non-perishable food items between October 24 and November 2 to donate to our local, Little Britain-Mariposa Food Bank. Some items to donate are pasta and sauce, canned meats and fish, boxes of cereal and canned fruits and vegetables. Providing food for people who do not have enough helps parents support their families and students be free from hunger and able to focus on their learning. Students are helping students by contributing to WE Scare Hunger. WE are all leaders in our school helping each other.
We do ask that, whenever possible, products containing peanuts or tree nuts are avoided (as we have a number of students with allergies at DGH).
We know that Fall is well underway because our Kindergarten team have planned the annual (and very popular) trip to Pingles Fun Farm. This is a perfect way to head into a long weekend for students! In addition to learning about farming and why it is so important, students will get the opportunity to participate in fun activities, too. Having done the Corn Maze a few times with my kids (this is Mr. Parish writing the post), I always enjoy visiting Pingles Fun Farm.
A reminder, DGH community, that November’s Milk and Pizza Order Forms and money are due into the school October 23rd. As always, please make sure the order form is clearly filled out, and that the form and money is placed into a sealed and clearly labelled envelope or ziplock bag. Thank you, Mrs. Starr, for making this program run!
DGH community, our first PA Day of the year takes place this Friday, October 26th. Enjoy the long weekend, students! As a staff, we will continue to dig into Math (which is a provincial, board and school focus).
Don’t forget that it is Jersey Day tomorrow! Wear your team’s favourite jersey or shirt with pride, Huskies! You may not be a Red Wings fan, but it is pretty hard to beat the iconic Gordie Howe.
Go, Huskies, Go! Our Senior Girls Soccer Team competes in their County Tournament this Thursday, October 18th. The team, coached by Ms. Rainey, is excited to compete and ready to do their best. Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather! Go, Huskies, Go!
DGH’s Student Council has planned its next Spirit Day for This Friday, October 19th: Jersey Day! This is one of our more popular spirit days. Break out your team’s favourite jersey or shirt and wear it with pride. Do you have a jersey from a team you have played on or play for now? Wear it with pride! We love seeing the incredible variety of jerseys and shirts on this day. Ms. Graham is likely going to break out her favourite NFL team’s jersey: the Dallas Cowboys!
On Friday, October 26, 2018 DGH’s education staff will be focusing their learning primarily on fundamental math processes and skills. Please see the agenda below.
October 26 PA Day ELEMENTARY AGENDA
9 a.m. Introduction to the Fundamentals in Math document.
10:30 a.m. Fundamentals in Math and Large Scale Assessments
12:40 p.m. Planning for Math Instruction
2 p.m. School Improvement Planning for Student Achievement and Well Being
Ms. Arscott is extremely proud of her Junior Soccer Team. Her Huskies worked hard throughout the County Tournament. While they didn’t make it onto the semi-finals, she felt that they improved in every game played. As always, their sportsmanship and effort was outstanding, and THAT is what we really care about. Thank you, team members, for your hard work over the course of the season. Thank you, Ms. Arscott, for your time and effort coaching.
A reminder, DGH community, that our Picture Day is Monday, October 15th. Breakout your best smile and get ready to say “cheese!”