Orange Shirt Day This Friday, September 28th

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A reminder, DGH community, that we are recognizing this Friday, September 28th as Orange Shirt Day.  By wearing an orange shirt, you will recognize the harm done to Indigenous peoples in the Residential School system.  The principle behind this is that “every child matters.”  DGH, let’s make our school a sea of orange this Friday.

 

Want to learn more?  Click here to find an Orange Shirt Day link.

DGH’s Fundraising for Terry Fox Foundation is On!

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DGH’s Terry Fox Run takes place Friday, September 28th at 2:15 pm.

 

The photo that goes with this post says so much about Terry Fox’s determination.  Running approximately 42 km a day during his Marathon of Hope (that’s almost a marathon each day!) is an extraordinary accomplishment that few people could accomplish, let alone running with an artificial leg.

 

DGH has raised just over a total of $60 000 in the years that we have been doing the Terry Fox Run.  That’s an incredible amount of money going towards cancer research!  With 82 cents of every dollar donated going directly into cancer research, this is definitely a charity which benefits others.

 

The 5 year survival rate of children with cancer is now 83% – up almost 20% from the 1980s!

 

To date, over $750 million has been raised by the Terry Fox Foundation!  Schools and students, like ours, have raised a large portion of this money.

 

DGH community, let’s support the Terry Fox Foundation!

Mrs. Little’s and Mrs. Alexander’s Classes Are Off to the Lindsay Ex Today

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Mrs. Little’s grade 2/3 class and Mrs. Alexander’s grade 3 class are going to have a great time today as they head off to the Lindsay Exhibition!  In a tradition that goes back many, many years, students will be enjoying all that the Lindsay Ex has to offer.  I am going to guess that more than a few parents reading this post went to the Lindsay Ex, during the school day, when they were students in the TLDSB!  Have a great time, students!

Welcome Our New French Teacher – Ms. Westcott!

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We are happy to announce that DGH will soon have a French teacher!  Ms. Westcott will be joining the DGH team on Monday, September 24th.  She is excited for the opportunity, looking forward to being a part of the Huskies’ community and cannot wait to starting working with our students.  A copy of the letter sent home today is available by clicking on the link below.

DGH Letterhead Ms. Westcott Hired For French

DGH’s “WE” Team Heads To Toronto This Thursday

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Ms. Cayley and her “WE” team of grade 7 and 8 students is excited to head to Toronto’s WE Day this Thursday, September 20th.  WE Day is all about making a difference.  Over the course of the year you will hear about DGH’s WE Team (and Student Council) running fundraisers to raise money for charities (both local and international).  This is part of the requirement for receiving tickets to WE Day and DGH has traditionally done an OUTSTANDING job supporting the larger community.

 

This year’s WE Day has some extraordinary celebrity presenters, including Kareen Abdul-Jabbar, Ann Curry, Penny Oleksiak and Miss Piggy.  Our WE team is in for an amazing day!

Orange Shirt Day on September 28th at DGH

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Time to keep that school pride going, DGH.  September 28th will truly be a day to show caring and compassion.  For the first time, DGH will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day.  The purpose of Orange Shirt Day is to recognize the impact of the Residential School system on Canada’s Indigenous people.  How can you demonstrate your understanding?  Simply wear an orange shirt to school.  Click here to learn more about Orange Shirt Day. 

Download the TLDSB App!

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DGH community, please check out the information below regarding the TLDSB App.  This is a great way to stay connected with everything going on at DGH and any other schools in the TLDSB!

 

Trillium Lakelands District School Board has launched a free mobile app designed to keep students, parents, staff, and community members informed about their schools and the district.

Through the app, users will have complete control over which schools they want to follow and may choose to receive push notifications right to their phone. News, transportation updates, calendars, school contact details, and community information is all available through the app and can be downloaded for iOS through the Apple Store and for Android devices from Google Play.

The mobile app is integrated into the same communication platform that allows the district to manage and share important information by phone call, text message, email, and now, mobile app.

For more information, visit https://launch.customschoolapp.net/trilliumlakelands.

Parent Council Meeting This Wednesday, September 19th

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DGH community, our first Parent Council Meeting of the year takes places this Wednesday, September 19th.  It will take place at 6:00 pm in the the school library.  I apologize for the short notice.  Please find attached a copy of the letter that will be sent home with students tomorrow.  The letter contains information regarding positions on the Parent Council.

DGH Letterhead Parent Council September 2018

Our DGH Parent Council is a great group to belong to, as they involve themselves in many positive events and activities for the school.  For example, the Parent Council conducts fundraising each year, with profits going towards supporting students.  This has included, in recent years, the purchase of technology, sports uniforms and an outdoor canopy to provide shade and shelter for our teams and during school events.  Our Parent Council also supports events like Breakfast with Santa – an amazing tradition in which all of our students participate.

Our Parent Council meets roughly 5 times a year, for about 1.5 to 2 hours each time.  Should you require additional information, please feel free to contact the school at 705-786-1915.

 

 

 

“I want to see an example that will never be forgotten.”

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Terry Fox, as demonstrated by this quote, is truly a Canadian hero.

 

38 years after Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope, few would argue that Terry Fox is one of Canada’s greatest and most recognizable symbols.  I can’t think of a better quote by Terry Fox that sums up what he has achieved.  More than $750 million raised and major breakthroughs in the battle against this horrific disease – all because of his dream.

 

Support Terry’s dream and recognize his accomplishments.  Fundraise and donate what you can for DGH’s Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 28th.

 

Every cent truly counts.

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