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Author Sigmund Brouwer visits Nov. 12th

posted Nov 11, 2018, 9:17 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 1:41 PM ]

Sigmund Brouwer Rock & Roll boringIt's Rock & Roll time! On Monday, November 12th, our students in Gr. 3 to Gr. 6 will be treated to a visit by Sigmund Brouwer, award-winning author of the Rock & Roll books and creator of the Rock & Roll Literacy program. Sigmund's popular series include the Howling Timberwolves, Justine McKeen, Orca Sports and Robot Wars - watch his introductory video and learn more about his Story Ninja programWhat makes success in third grade so significant? It's the year that students move from learning to reading to learn."

Indigo Reward

posted Nov 11, 2018, 9:02 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 5:57 AM ]

Indigo Cheque November 7, 2018On Wednesday, November 7th, students at Mohawk Gardens were called down to a surprise assembly in the afternoon to share in a special presentation by the staff at Indigo Burlington Centre. They asked our students to unwrap a giant cheque in the amount of $7,124!!! = 764 books! - the total amount raised during our Indigo Adopt a School campaign held from September 15th to October 7th. See our store display under Indigo has adopted us!Indigo Presentation November 7, 2018 Thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful program allowing us to purchase hundreds of new books for our library! Our Teacher-Librarian, Mrs. Faint, was so excited that she had everyone get up and dance to Just Dance Kids CelebrationWhat a wonderful moment! We also revealed to the students that our Gift of Giving Back campaign donated 1,522 lbs of food! Talk about Mustang pride! Thank you so much Mohawk Gardens community!!!    

Inspire Awards

posted Nov 11, 2018, 8:28 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 11:17 AM ]

Mrs. Shepherd Mrs. Lynds Mrs. Martino"The Inspire Award is for people who go above and beyond to support students in the Halton District School Board." Learn more about the Inspire Awards started in 2016. We are happy to share that Mohawk Gardens was recognized at the last two board meetings with Inspire Awards presented by our Ward 5 Trustee, Amy Collard. One of our school's daily volunteers, School Council Co-Chair and Reunion Co-Chair, "Miss Tylene", was nominated for her dedication to our students and community and was presented with her award at the Oct. 3rd HDSB Board of Trustees meeting.Mrs. Martino Mrs. Kennedy Ms. Reaume Mrs. Faint Congratulations also go out to Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. Lynds, our Green Room Kindergarten team, who received Inspire Awards at the Nov. 7th HDSB Board of Trustees meeting for their commitment to outdoor learning and creating an environment of inquiry-based learning for their students. Congratulations and thank you to our Inspire Award recipients!


The Great Big Crunch

posted Oct 28, 2018, 10:41 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Oct 28, 2018, 12:53 PM ]

Great Big Crunch
Thanks to a donation of 450 apples from Drummond Farms, all of our Mohawk Gardens students and staff participated in Halton Food for Thought's The Great Big Crunch on Thursday, October 25th along with over 100 schools across the Halton region. During our morning assembly, we laughed at apple jokes from Mrs. Howard's Gr. 3/4 class and learned some apple facts from Miss Raspopov's Gr. 2/3 class. We then counted down with the apple song and bit into our apples at the same moment for one loud CRUNCH in the gym.

Take Me Outside Day

posted Oct 25, 2018, 6:16 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Oct 25, 2018, 6:18 PM ]

Take Me Outside DayOur students participated in Take Me Outside Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Our Principal, Mrs. Martino, read books to some of our classes outside in our Outdoor Learning Garden. After school, our M.G. Neighbourhood Play Group painted pine cones and rocks and hid some blue and orange school spirit rocks that were painted at our reunion event on Saturday.

Gift of Giving Back

posted Oct 18, 2018, 6:20 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 9:04 PM ]

Gift of Giving Back
We are excited to announce that Mohawk Gardens Public School is partnering with Robert Bateman High School who have been selected to host the Gift of Giving Back drive in November. Mohawk Gardens would appreciate your support by bringing a non-perishable food item or a small monetary donation for this worthwhile cause. Donations can be brought to our 50th anniversary celebration on Sat. Oct. 20th from 12 to 4 pm and to the school's office over the next couple weeks until Nov. 6th.

UPDATE: Mohawk Gardens donated 1,522 lbs of food to the 2018 Gift of Giving Back!

Gift of Giving Back is a food drive that calls upon many groups within the community to raise food items in support of different charities (Burlington Food Bank, Carpenter Hospice, Compassion Society, Food for Life, Halton Women's Place, Salvation Army). Most of the food is raised by local minor and rep sports teams (hockey, gymnastics, baseball). Every two years a different high school is chosen to host the drive in November when all the food from various places is brought to the school and this year the location is Bateman. The drive runs from October 20th to November 6th and the food is brought to Bateman on November 7th and 8th.

Author Lana Button visits Oct. 16th

posted Oct 14, 2018, 6:28 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Oct 14, 2018, 7:04 AM ]

Author Lana Button
Willow might whisper...but we're going to shout that we are excited to welcome award-winning children's author Lana Button to Mohawk Gardens. Lana will be visiting our Kindergarten to Grade 2 students on Tuesday, October 16th. (Don't worry: The Blue, Purple and Red rooms will meet Lana after their field trip.) If you are interested in ordering a personalized copy of any of her books, please pay through School Cash Online and return this order form to Mrs. Faint in the library or email with your order choices and dedication. For more information about Lana Button and her books, visit

Drummond Farms Fall Fundraiser

posted Oct 13, 2018, 7:17 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 11:34 AM ]

Mohawk Gardens is excited to partner with a local farm, Drummond Farms, to offer a NEW Fall fundraiser for our families to support nutrition programs at our school. Payment can be made through School Cash Online and the order form is due back to the school by Wed. October 17th. Items will be delivered to the school for pickup on Tues. Oct. 30th from 2:45 to 6:00 pm. Update: Maple syrup will be available for pickup on Thurs. Nov. 1st from 2:45 to 6:00 pm.
Drummond Farms Apple LogoAll products purchased are made locally by Drummond Farms in Waterdown. They provide locally grown, non-waxed, hand-picked apples, pre-portioned in bags, ready to enjoy. Products available for purchase include: 5 pound bag containing approximately 15 apples for $8 and the 10 pound bag containing approximately 30 apples for $15. Apple types available are: Cortland, Empire, MacIntosh and Royal Gala. Fresh apple cider in 2L jugs is available for $5 and pure maple syrup in 250mL jar for $7 or 500ml container for $12. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support our nutrition programs at the school.

Drummond Farms is also providing apples for our breakfast and snack programs at the school and they will be donating apples for all students across Halton Region for The Great Big Crunch on Oct. 25th with Halton Food for Thought.

FUNDRAISING UPDATE: Thanks to your support, over $1,000 was raised for our school's nutrition programs!

Indigo has adopted us!

posted Sep 23, 2018, 6:38 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 5:56 AM ]

Indigo Adopt a School Burlington MallMohawk Gardens PS is very grateful to have been adopted by the new Indigo store at Burlington Centre as part of their annual Indigo #LoveofReading campaign to help refresh our school's library. Visit the mall's beautiful new Indigo store to see our school's displays and donate in-store or online through the Indigo Adopt a School site from September 15th to October 7th. 100% of your donations support our school! You can also help our library by sharing your stories online for bonus books. Thanks to our Teacher-Librarian, Mrs. Faint for helping support this initiative! Special thanks to Miss Goodish’s Grade 3 class for creating the amazing art work that is on display at Indigo Burlington Mall. If you haven’t seen it already, stop by and take a look!

Update: It was a tremendous success! Read about our Indigo Reward!

Summer Spirit Project

posted Jul 6, 2018, 1:36 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Oct 28, 2018, 12:54 PM ]

Summer Spirit Project
"Wander near or wander far, be Mustang proud wherever you are!" This summer, please get a picture of yourself in your school spirit wear or school colours. We will have a Summer Spirit Project Board in September where we can share adventures that we have all had over the summer! Whether it’s at a cottage, camp, the park, ice cream store, road trip, plane ride, or at home - take a photo in your spirit wear or orange/blue and bring it to Mohawk Gardens in September. Please write your name and where you have been on the back so we can celebrate all of the fun students had over the summer! Thanks to Ms. Conway for this fantastic initiative!

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