In what should be an outstanding year-end trip, Ms. Anckaert’s grade 5s and 6s and Ms. Little’s grade 6s are headed to Camp Couchiching on June 17th and 18th. Students will be involved in a wide variety of outdoor activities, so let’s hope for sunny and warm weather.
A reminder for our JK/SK parents – tomorrow is the next Fluoride Rinse for our Kindergarten students. Thank you to the Health Unit for coming to DGH and providing this valuable service.
Don’t forget that the Parent Council’s Little Caesars Fundraiser ends this Friday, June 14th. All orders and money need to be into the office on the 14th. Late orders cannot be accepted due to the short turn around for the delivery. As always, all profits from the fundraiser will go to the Parent Council – which supports our school in many different ways! Please place all orders and money into an envelope or ziplock bag, clearly labelled with your child’s name and homeroom teacher. Thank for your support!
A reminder for our grade 5 to 8 students who are participating in our Jump Rope for Heart Activity Day – it takes place TOMORROW! Participating students have a full day of activity ahead of them. They will be participating in a constant rotation of volleyball and basketball games. It should be a great day! Be sure to pack comfortable clothing, running shoes and lots to drink.
Our Recycle Captains will receive a big thank you on Friday, June 14th as they head off to Skyzone. Ms. Graham has organized the trip as a way of showing her appreciation for their efforts over the course of this year in collecting recycling throughout our school. We certainly appreciate their hard work in helping the environment. Enjoy yourselves!
Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather this Friday, June 14th! Our grade 1s to 3s are headed off to the Toronto Zoo. While they will be doing lots of walking, there is just so much to see! My favourite animal at the zoo (it is Mr. Parish writing this post)? Definitely the tigers!
Parents and guardians of grade 8 students, please find attached a link to the letter that was sent home earlier this week regarding grade 8 graduation activities. Personally, it seems a bit hard to believe that we are this close to graduation and the year’s end!
DGH community, please help Mrs. Starr collect all of our Library books! With the year’s end approaching, Mrs. Starr is busy collecting all Library books so that they can be entered into the system and shelved. This is a large job, which takes a significant amount of time. The sooner all of these books come in, the sooner Mrs. Starr can finish. Let’s help out, Mrs. Starr!
Keep your fingers crossed for good weather on Wednesday, June 12th! Grades 5 to 8 students participating in our Jump Rope for Heart Day will be involved in basketball and volleyball games throughout the day! Students have created teams that will be rotating constantly throughout the day to play other teams. The goal of the day is FUN and our students being ACTIVE! Thank you, Ms. Arscott and Ms. Graham, for organizing! For any students participating – be sure to wear comfortable clothing and running shoes for the day!
Take a moment this morning to consider and reflect on the sacrifice and heroism of the Canadian soldiers who landed at Juno Beach 75 years ago today. Juno Beach was one of 5 Normandy beaches that Allied soldiers landed on (the British landed on 2 beaches and the Americans on 2 beaches). Despite facing well entrenched and well armed German soldiers, Allied soldiers took their beaches and began the liberation of Europe and eventual victory in World War Two. 14 000 Canadian soldiers landed at Juno Beach. 340 Canadian soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice, another 574 were wounded. Interested in learning more about this key piece of Canadian history? Check out the link at https://www.junobeach.org/juno75/