Go, Huskies, Go! Our Junior Soccer Team competes at their County Tournament today! Make us proud! Go, Huskies, Go!
DGH’s Picture Day takes place on Monday, October 15th. Have a favourite shirt? That would be the day to break it out! There will be a Picture Retake Day (TBA) later on for those who are away on the 15th.
DGH’s Junior Soccer Team competes at the County Tournament this Thursday, October 11th. The Junior Team, coached by Ms. Arscott, has been hard at work since early in the school year, so they are ready to show their stuff! We appreciate your commitment and effort.
DGH community, we are now on Instagram. You can follow us by searching Instagram for “dgh_public”. Our school website and our Facebook account will remain our primary means of communication; however, information will be communicated out via Instagram, as well.
On behalf of the DGH staff, I would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Hopefully everyone has additional time with family and friends, and gets to enjoy whatever foods they enjoy best. For me, (it’s Mr. Parish writing this post) that food would be mashed potatoes, peas and pumpkin pie! We will see everyone back at school on the Tuesday.
Congratulations to our Huskies’ Cross-Country Team! They had many Top 10 finishers, and the entire team’s effort was outstanding. Ms. Davis, Mrs. Alexander and Ms. Graham had nothing but great things to say about the team’s attitude, behaviour and sportsmanship over the course of the day. Our Top 10 Finishers are listed directly below; our Cross-County Team Members are listed below that. Thank you team members. Thanks also to our coaches – your commitment is appreciated.
Top 10 Finishers
Boys Primary Team
Girls Primary Team
Boys Junior Team
Girls Junior Team
Thank you to our Bus Patrollers, usually 2 or 3 per bus, who will be heading off to a half-day of training tomorrow, October 4th at the Ops Community Centre. Our Bus Patrollers help the bus driver, and, in the event of an issue or accident, would help with getting younger students off the bus and keeping them safe. We appreciate your efforts!
As I sit typing the beginning of the upcoming month’s message, our Terry Fox Run has just taken place. A great day to be a Husky, to be sure! While the exact amount fundraised has not been determined, Ms. Davis and Ms. Little are confident that we exceeded our goal. On this same day, we also saw a large number of students and staff wearing orange in support of the “Every Child Matters – Orange Shirt Day.” Combining our students running/walking, the Terry Fox t-shirts and the orange t-shirts – it really was a great sight outside. This will be just one way that our Huskies show their pride, support for charities and support for larger initiatives.
As is always the case at DGH, September feels like it goes from zero to one hundred in terms of activities happening at the school. Our Junior and Intermediate soccer teams are up and running, with their County tournaments taking place in October. Ms. Graham introduced “WE” Flag Football this year. For a small contribution (which will go to charities supported by the Student Council), students created their own Flag Football teams and have begun an intramural round-robin tournament. The kids participating are loving it. Mrs. Burns is again running a Junior Dodgeball intramural tournament; to say that it is popular would be a bit of an understatement! The “WE” team went with Ms. Cayley to “WE” Day on September 20th. In order to receive tickets for this sold-out event, students have to commit to supporting charities and making a positive impact on the lives of others. Our DGH “WE” team will involve in many activities over the course of the year.
As always, the best place to keep on top of what is taking place in the school is by checking out our school website, and particularly our calendar. Two spirit days are already slated for October (check out the calendar to see what they are and when!). Picture Day takes place on Monday, October 15th. For students who away that day, there will be a retake date.
September was a great start to the school year, and we know that October will continue the trend!
Parents of JK./SK students, the Health Unit’s Fluoride program has been rescheduled to November 21st. The Health Unit apologizes for having to rebook the date.