DGH community, do not forget that all lunch orders and milk for February are due next Tuesday, January 21st. As always, please place orders in a clearly labelled ziplock bag or envelope (with your child’s name and homeroom teacher’s name). Thank you, Mrs. Starr, for continuing to run the program! Thank you, DGH community, for your continued support of the program!
Students in grades 1 to our 3/4 classes will enjoy their second public skating date this Friday, January 17. The first event was a huge success (thank you to the many volunteers who helped our staff members tying skates and making sure everyone was safe) and this one will be too! Please remember that skaters must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. Thank you, Ms. Ridgway, for organizing these skating dates!
LCVI hosts an information night for our grade 8 students (next year’s grade 9s) next Thursday, January 16 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This information night provides an overview of the different courses and pathways available to students. We would encourage all parents and guardians of grade 8 students to attend. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact LCVI.
Thank you to Mrs. James, students and parents who participated in the Little Britain Santa Claus Parade by entering a float (well, bus, actually!). Mrs. James reported that school spirit was high among participating students and parents, and that they were outstanding representatives for our school. More importantly, the committee rewarded out school’s participation by making a donation to the Little Britain Food Bank! With this donation, the food donated during our Christmas Food Drive, and the money raised through our annual office bake sale, our school was able to support our local Food Bank. Great work, Huskies!
Each year, Trillium Lakelands District School Board provides an opportunity to parents, students, staff, community partners, and community members to review and comment on the draft School Year Calendar for the upcoming school year.
The 2020-2021 School Year Calendar presents a unique situation where the Labour Day holiday falls in the second week of September on the 7th. The proposed calendar is designed to:
– Have students start on September 8th, after Labour Day.
– Maintain the 194 Ministry of Education required instructional days.
– Ensure that the first and second semester have an equal number of instructional days.
– Schedule PD Days as per Ministry requirements and Collective Agreements.
– End the school year by June 30, 2021.
Please note that two PD Days and a Board Instructional Holiday have been incorporated prior to the first day of school to meet the above criteria.
With these criteria in mind, please review the draft 2020-2021 TLDSB School Year Calendar and let us know what you think in this brief survey:
How do we know the school year is well underway? Because LCVI’s guidance counsellors are coming to visit our grade 8s to fill them in on course options and pathways for the 2020-2021 school year! Guidance counsellors will be visiting at 9:00am and will be staying for roughly an hour. Hard to believe the year is going this fast!
Please find attached, Minutes from our October 16, 2019 Parent Council Meeting.
Parents and guardians with students beginning Junior Kindergarten in September 2020, do not forget that you can register your child for the upcoming school year. Paper versions of the registrations forms will be available in the office. Parents can also register Junior Kindergarten students online by accessing the link here. We encourage everyone with a student starting Junior Kindergarten in September 2020 to complete the registration form. It helps us to determine staffing numbers and classroom placements well in advance of the school year’s start. Yes – we are already planning for the 2020-2021 school year! Should you have any questions, please contact the DGH office at 705-786-1915.
A reminder for parents and guardians with students in JK, SK, grades 2, 4 and 7, that our local Health Unit will be providing free dental screening on January 9 and 10. Attached to this post is the letter from the Health Unit. It contains information around the dental screening and a number to call if you wish to opt your child out of this free service. Thank you to our local Health Unit for providing this great opportunity!