Grade 4s To Medieval Times on Friday, February 22nd

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Eating with your fingers, knights on horses and falcons flying around – what is not to like about Medieval Times?  Our grade 4s are headed off to this great event this Friday, February 22nd.  This is definitely one of the more popular possible school trips for this grade!  Thank you to Ms. Clements for organizing.  Have a great time cheering on your knight!

Little Caesars Pickup is Thursday, February 21st

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DGH community, the Little Caesars pickup date is Thursday, February 21st.  Pickup will begin around 3:00 pm.  All orders have to be picked up, as the school does not have freezer space.  Thank you to all those who were able to support this Parent Council fundraiser.  Thank you to the Parent Council for organizing this fundraiser!

DGH’s Speeches Take Place Tomorrow

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DGH community, our school level speeches for grades 4 to 8 students takes tomorrow.  Top speakers have been selected from each class and they will compete in our gym during the 1st Block.  For those who have attended our school level speeches before, you know how incredibly talented and what confident speakers these students are!  We wish good luck to each of our speakers.  Having the confidence to stand in front of your peers and staff makes you all winners already.

March Milk and Pizza Orders Due Wednesday, February 20th

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DGH community, milk and pizza lunch orders for March are due this Wednesday, February 20th.  Please be sure to place orders and money into a clearly labelled envelope or ziplock bag with your child’s name and homeroom teacher.  Thank you for your support of this programme.  Thank you, Mrs. Starr, for organizing!

Family Day Holiday Next Monday, February 18th

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A reminder, DGH community, that next Monday, February 18th is the Family Day Holiday.  There will be no school on this day.  We hope all of our families have the opportunity to enjoy extra family time together.  Students, this is the perfect day to take some away from electronics by getting outside, playing board games and reading!

DGH School Level Speeches Take Place Wednesday, February 20th

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Martin Luther King, Nellie McClung and John Kennedy – what do all of these people have in common?  They were outstanding public speakers!  DGH’s outstanding public speakers will be taking the stage next Wednesday, February 20th during the 1st block.  The top 2 speakers from each Junior and Intermediate class will be competing (students are divided into Junior and Intermediate groups).  Let’s be honest: the majority of adults reading this post are TERRIFIED of public speaking; that students from the age of 9 to 14 are EXCITED to do this tells you just how much talent they have!  For those who have attended our speeches before, you know the extraordinary skill these students demonstrate.   Thank you to Ms. Jewell for organizing!

Report Cards Go Home On Friday, February 15th

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Parents and guardians, please check backpacks and agendas for your child(ren)’s First Term Report Card.  They will be sent home this Friday, February 15th.  As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the homeroom teacher.  Open communication resolves most concerns and helps keep our students’ learning moving forward.

Grade 7s and 8s To Horseshoe Valley on Thursday, February 14th

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Thank you to Ms. Graham for again organizing the grades 7 and 8 trip to Horseshoe Valley for Tubing and Cross-Country Skiing.  This always popular event gets our Intermediate students outside and active!  Please keep your fingers crossed that the weather stays cold enough to keep enough snow on the ground for this activity to take place!

Mrs. Graham-Hamer’s Grade 7 Seigneurial System Project

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Check out these photos of Seigneurial System projects made by the students in Mrs. Graham-Hamer’s grade 7 History class (the students are actually from Ms. Graham’s class, but are taught History by Mrs. Graham-Hamer).  The goal of the project was to demonstrate understanding of how the seigneurial system worked and its impact on New France society.  Not only did students build the project, they then had to explain their understanding to Mrs. Graham-Hamer and students visiting from another class.  I dropped in on their presentations (this is Mr. Parish writing the post) and, as many of you know, I LOVE History!  The students did an outstanding job and I learned a few t hings myself.

 

 

Mrs. Burns’ “Gridtastic” Activity

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Check out the photos of Mrs. Burns’ students who were involved in a coordinate grid activity last Friday.  Mrs. Burns took a map of our school, overlaid a coordinate grid system on it and students then collected letters at particular grid locations to solve a word puzzle.  Really, students were working with ordered pairs (part of the Math curriculum), but they were probably a little too engaged to notice!

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