DGH community, for those coming in to help with the Kindergarten Family Gardening Day – the day has been RESCHEDULED to Friday, May 24th due to the inclement weather expected on Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine on Friday!
Thank you, Mrs. McMartin, for taking lots of photos during DGH’s grades 3 to 8 Track and Field Days! Check out the photos on our school’s Facebook page to see our students putting forth their best efforts. Our Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/drgeorgehallps/
Thank you, Ms. Graham, for organizing the days and ordering lots of sunshine to start the day on Thursday, May 16th!
Along with the myriad of other things taking place at DGH in the next month and a bit, the upcoming EQAO assessment is an indication that the year’s end is rapidly approaching! The EQAO assessment window runs between Tuesday, May 21st and Monday, June 3rd. The days on which we have planned for students to write the assessment are listed below. Non-writing days are used as “catch-up” days for any students who have been away or missed writing a particular section.
We try to minimize disruptions on EQAO writing days. Grade 3s write in the 1st Block (9:00am to 10:40am) and grade 6s in the 2nd Block (11:25am to 1:05pm). Please avoid scheduling appointments at these times whenever possible.
EQAO Writing Days
Wednesday, May 22nd
Thursday, May 23rd
Friday, May 24th
Tuesday, May 28th
Wednesday, May 29th
Thursday, May 30th
EQAO “Catch-Up” Days
Monday, May 27th
Friday, May 31st
Monday, June 3rd
The DGH staff wishes our school community a safe and enjoyable Victoria Day long weekend. We hope everyone has some extra time for family. Monday, May 20th is the holiday; students will be back in school on Tuesday, May 21st. Keep the fingers crossed for decent weather!
DGH community, due to the rain on Monday, along with the anticipated rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, we have made the decision to reschedule our Track and Field Days to Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th. The majority of events will take place on Thursday (beginning with track events and then moving onto field events). Any remaining events (normally the finals of some races) will be completed during the 3rd Block on Friday. A reminder that our Track and Field Days are for students in grades 3 through 8. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this rescheduling.
Our grade 7 students will be receiving their next set of needles this Friday, May 17th. Students will receive their Hep B and HPV needles. This will take place right after announcements. Thank you to our local Health Unit for providing this invaluable service.
Don’t forget, DGH community, that this Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th are DGH’s Track and Field days! Track events will take place in the first half of May 15th; field events will take place in the 2nd half of May 15th. Track “finals” will likely take place on the morning of May 16th, along with any Field events that were not completed. Be sure to pack lots of water, lots of food, sunblock, a hat and comfortable clothing. We are looking forward to the day! Freezies will be on sale – $1 each. Parents and family members are welcome to watch. Please sign-in at the office. A reminder that pets are not allowed on school property during events like Track and Field.
Another sure sign that the school year’s end is approaching? Our grade 8s completing clay creations! Mrs. Read returned to help Mrs. Hamer with the process (thank you, Mrs. Read!). Check out a few photos of the day. Creations will be fired soon. We have some seriously talented and creative artists!
Do not forget that tomorrow is our Jump Rope Event for our Kindergarten to Grade 4 students. The event takes place during the 3rd Block. Be sure to pack comfortable clothing and shoes for the event.
A reminder that Mrs. Starr has organized a Book Fair for this week (May 6th to 10th). The Book Fair will be open in the morning recess for primary students and open during the afternoon recess for junior and intermediate students. As always, all profits from the Book Fair will be used to purchase additional books for the Library. Thank you for your support!