2018-2019

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Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year. 

We hope you had a wonderful summer break and look forward to working with our students, parents, and everyone in the Lord Dufferin community for another year of exciting new experiences, growth, and learning!

Friendly Reminders

  • Please remember that all parents must check into the main office upon entry into the school.
  • If your child comes home for lunch, please make sure they do not return prior to 12:30, when adequate supervision is in place.
  • Pop, chips, or candy are not to be brought into the school.
  • Cellphones and personal electronic devices are best left at home. If you do allow your child to bring these items to school, please remind them that they are to be kept in their locker. The use of such items in the classroom is at the discretion of the classroom teacher for instructional purposes only. We are not responsible for loss or damage that my occur.
  • As part of our Eco Schools initiatives, you are encouraged to pack litterless lunches so that waste is reduced and everything brought to school can be taken back home.

Happy Eid!

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Happy Eid to all of our Lord Dufferin families celebrating at this time!

PA Day

PA DayFriday, June 7th is a PA Day for elementary schools in the board. There will no school for students. Classes will resume on Monday morning.

Primary Spring Musical

Swamped Promo Poster_Blue_Framed (1024x880)The Primary Division will be presenting SWAMPED, a spring musical Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:45 pm. The frogs, dragonflies, salamanders, ducks, and all the residents of the swamp are throwing a big party and you're invited! Join them as they support each other through all their differences and celebrate their unique contributions and shared accomplishments. But wait! Where are the turtles? What's taking them so long? We don't want to start the party without them, but if they don't show up soon, they're going to miss all of the fun!

Don't be like the turtles! Join us in the auditorium at 5:45 pm so you won't miss any of the fun!

Grad Photos

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Grade 8 Graduation Photos will be taken on Thursday, May 2nd.

Track & Field

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Track & Field tryouts Monday, April 29th - all day! The whole school will get the opportunity to give track & field events a try on Monday throughout the day.  The top performers will have the opportunity to showcase their ability and represent Lord Dufferin in board-wide track & field events this year. 

Come on out and give it your best shot!

Swimming

Swimming

Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in April, there will be swimming sessions for the intermediate division. The girls will be going on Wednesdays, and the boys on Thursdays. It is a safety session designed to address survival skills in case of an emergency around water. Please bring your swimming suits and towels and come ready to learn and have fun. 

Parents' Talk


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Parent's talk, April 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm. in the library. Join us to discuss the recent issues, find out important information, be involved in your community. We want to hear your voice!

March Break

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Friday, March 8 is the last day of classes before March Break. Classes resume Monday, March 18th. Have a safe and enjoyable time away. We'll see you the week of the 18th - the same week that spring arrives!

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Black History Month

Black History Month Lobby

Learning and events continue throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. Check out our display in the lobby (above) and ask about other things going on around the school and in the classrooms.

Kindergarten 2019-2020

Kindergarten

Registration for the 2019-2020 kindergarten school year takes place Feb. 19 - 22.

Dental Screening

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Dental screening will take place February 7 - 8, and again on Feb. 11 - 14.

Winter Break & the Holidays

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The final day of classes for 2018 is Friday, December 21st. From the Lord Dufferin Family to all of yours, warmest wishes for a fun, safe, and peaceful holiday season in the company of loved ones. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We will see everyone in 2019. Classes resume Monday, January 7th.

Pajama & Movie Day

Pajama Day

Thursday, Dec. 20th is Pajama and Movie Day. Lounge all day in your PJs while you sit back and enjoy a movie. The Kindergarten students' movie will be in the music room in the morning, while grades 1 to 4, along with some of our grade 5s will be in the auditorium (also in the a.m.)

The rest of the students from grade 5 to 8 will have their movie in the afternoon. Popcorn will be available for $1.00. Any other snack (cookies or hot chocolate) should have already been ordered and paid for previously, and will be delivered at that time.

Have fun and show some school spirit as we countdown to the last couple of days before the holidays and the last couple of school days left in 2018!

Volleyball

Volleyball Passes

Congratulations once again to both the Junior Boys and Senior Boys Volleyball Teams. They have both made it past the quarter finals to advance to the semi-finals of their respective divisions. 

Go Dragons! 

A big thank you to Ms Weis and Mr. Webbe. Good luck in your semi-final matches!

Winter Concert

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The Winter Concert will take place on Thursday, December 13th. It will be an in-school concert, so please come and join us at 1:00 in the afternoon as the students help us settle in for the winter ahead!

Winter Food Drive

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Our December food drive begins next week. Bring in non-perishable food items to help out over the holidays and give back to our community. The class in each division with the most items will be given an ice-cream party along with extra spirit points to count towards the end of the year!

Progress Reports

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Progress Reports are coming up! If you would like to meet and discuss your child's progress so far, (and it is highly recommended that you do, particularly for this first set of interviews), please contact your child's teacher. If you have not already received a notice about this, you will see one come home with your child in the next little while. Reports go home and Interviews take place the week of Nov. 12 - 16, with Friday. November 16 being the P. A. Day.

Remembrance Day

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Any students in grades 5 to 8 who would like to help with the Senior Grades Remembrance Day assembly, please speak to Mr. Quinlan in Room 214.

HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!


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Show some school spirit and Halloween fun, and come dressed in your spooky and kooky costumes on Wednesday, October 31st! 

Boys Volleyball

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Boys Volleyball practice Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

Football

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Congratulations to the Dragons on both the Junior and Senior Football Teams. The Juniors came in 2nd in their tournament and the Seniors took the title! 

Halloween Bake Sale


Halloween Bake Sale

Come out to our Halloween Bake Sale on Thursday, October 25th, starting at 9:30 am. Support our school and get some tasty treats in return. Thank you to the Parent Council.

Congratulations Boys' Soccer!

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Congratulations to our Dragons on the Boys' Soccer Team, who won EVERY GAME at their tournament on Thursday, October 11th! Amazing, guys! A big thank you and congratulations go out to Mr. Kunnas.

Parent Council

Parent Council

Parent Council Meeting Thursday, October 11th at 5:30 pm.

Come and get more involved in your child's education and in the Lord Dufferin Community!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with those closest to you. We will see everyone back in class  Tuesday morning, October 9th.

Cross-Country Running

Cross-Country Running

Congratulations to our Dragons on the Cross-Country Running Team, who had  their meet on Wednesday, October 3rdThe South Conference Finals will be on Monday, October 15th.

Steel Pan Band Program

Steel Pan Band

For those students interested in the withdrawal steel pan program, forms were made available last week and must be signed and returned by Tuesday, October 9th prior to the start of the program.

Orange T-Shirt Day

Friday, September 28th is Orange T-Shirt Day to acknowledge the residential schools experience for indigenous peoples and to keep the discussion about reconciliation going. We remember those who suffered abuse at those schools and to come together in reconciliation to move our country and all of its people forward. 

Visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/ to learn more about the significance of the orange shirt and why it was chosen as a symbol for this day. 

Terry Fox Run

TerryFoxRunThis year's Terry Fox Run will take place on Thursday, September 27th. Please consider making a donation to help fund research and the fight against cancer. A suggested amount is $2.00, as the saying "Toonies for Terry" would suggest, but any amount helps and is greatly appreciated.

Band Program

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The withdrawal band program begins Thursday, Sept. 27th. Any student that is interested should have their form signed and returned by that time.

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Meet the Teacher Night 1

Come out on Thursday, September 20th for our Meet the Teacher BBQ. Join us in the auditorium at 5:30 and meet the new principal, Mrs. Nichols. After a brief welcome, you can move around the building to the various classes and meet your child's teachers. The evening will end off with a BBQ outside. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Picture Day

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School Photo Day is coming up Tuesday, September 18th. A reminder to refrain from wearing a solid green colour TOP, as it will clash with the green screen that allows for the choice of backgrounds offered.

Bicycle Club

Bike Riders

Lord Dufferin's Bicycle Club kicks off on Wednesday, September 12 and will run every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Bike safety and bike repair will be addressed, followed by a ride around the neighbourhood. You must bring a helmet with you. If you do not have one, see Ms Weis. It will continue until the weather gets too cold.