June Principal’s Message

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June’s Principal’s Message

Welcome to the last month of the 2013-2014 school year!

As promised last month, May was a fairly (!) busy month! I will not recap all of the events that took place during the month as events are generally posted to this Facebook page. If you have not taken a moment to read this month’s posts, please do so as our students were engaged in any number of very worthwhile activities.

June will be a no less busy month. We will do our best to keep the Facebook page updated with events taking place. As well, please also use the Facebook calendar to track major events happening in the school. We have had to change a few dates as the month has progressed so regular check-ins will keep you aware of what is taking place.

For those of you that do not know, DDES loses a very long-serving staff member at the end of June: Mr. Prins. Mr. Prins has taught at DDES for more than 25 years and is a bit of an institution, really. Mr. Prins taught the majority of grade 8’s who graduated from DDES over these years and is remembered by all who encountered him. Mr. Prins cares deeply about DDES (he met his wife, Mrs. Vicky Prins (who retired from DDES last year), at the school and all 3 of his children attended and graduated from DDES). He began and will end his teaching career at DDES. Information regarding a community retirement gathering for Mr. Prins will be posted to the DDES Facebook page later this week. The gathering is not a secret – so please spread the word!

Some of the major events/initiatives taking place at DDES over the month include:

June 2 EQAO catch-up day for Grade 3’s and 6’s
June 2 Grade 7’s travel to Huntsville for astronaut Chris Hadfield presentation
June 3 EQAO writing day (Math) for Grade 3’s and 6’s
June 4 EQAO writing day (math) for Grade 3’s and 6’s
June 5 EQAO catch-up day for Grade 3’s and 6’s
June 6 PA Day
June 10 DDES Track and Field Day (Grades 4 to 8)
June 11 County Track and Field Day (DDES team members)
June 11 4H Presentation regarding Cattle Industry (grades 3, 4 and 5)
June 13 County Golf (DDES team members)
June 16 Jump Rope for Heart (Primary Division in 1st Block)
June 16 Hoops for Heart (Junior and Intermediate Division in 2nd Block)
June 18 Grade 8 trip to Ripleys and Wonderland
June 19 Primary Track and Field
June 20 County Baseball at DDES
June 20 Mrs. Bent’s and Mr. Wade’s class trip
June 20 Kindergarten Grad
June 21 Mr. Prins Retirement Celebration at his house from 1 to 4
June 23 Awards Assembly in 1st Block
June 24 Primary Track and Field Day
June 25 Grade 8 Grad at 7:00 p.m.
June 25 Report Cards go home (JK to grade 7)
June 26 Last Day of School
June 26 Character Ed Assembly at 9:45 a.m.
June 26 Grade 8-Staff Baseball Game at 12:00 p.m.
June 26 Grade 8 Clap Out at 3:15 p.m.

Again, there are likely to be changes and additions, so please regularly check the DDES Facebook page and our Twitter account which is @DunsfordDES.