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Summer Spirit Project

posted Jul 6, 2018, 1:36 AM by MGPS Council

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!

Staff Goodbyes

posted Jul 6, 2018, 12:38 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jul 7, 2018, 9:21 AM ]

Mrs. Kennedy Tree Painting
It's been a wonderful five years with Mrs. Kennedy as our team leader! Thanks to Ms. Payne-Maheu for arranging the thumbprint tree painting of all the students and staff as a parting gift for Mrs. Kennedy! We wish her all the best at her new school, Abbey Lane P.S.

Happy Retirement Mrs. Ormesher!!! Your thoughtful presence and lovely singing voice will be greatly missed in the halls at Mohawk Gardens!

Farewell and best wishes to other staff members who are moving on: Ms. Bowker, Ms. Caradonna, Mme. Casson, Ms. Etmanski, Mme. Mucaj, Ms. Murray and Ms. Serafin. We hope to continue all the wonderful initiatives (Lego Club, Recycling, MI Days, Diversity Night, Mohawk Gardens Protectors Club, etc.) that they have started in their time at MGPS. Congratulations Ms. Everett on your maternity leave! 

Legacy Bricks for Sale

posted Jul 6, 2018, 12:07 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jul 6, 2018, 6:35 AM ]

This past Spring we installed a new Outdoor Learning Garden behind the school near the south blacktop thanks to grants and funds raised by the community. The garden will be completed with a brick pathway and we now selling those bricks for anyone in the community who would like to purchase an engraved 4 x 8 brick for $50. See the form for more details about purchasing a brick through School Cash Online and thank you for supporting our wonderful school! Join us at our reunion event on Saturday, October 20th from 12 to 4 pm which will include a special dedication ceremony to garden sections in memory of Amanda Huxley and Matthew Raunig. Learn more about our 50th anniversary celebrations. Update: Legacy Bricks can now be purchased over the summer and forms can be submitted to the school in September.
MGPS Outdoor Learning Garden

Neighbourhood Play Group

posted Jul 5, 2018, 11:39 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Aug 20, 2018, 4:14 PM ]

Outdoor Play
Thanks to Carlene, a parent volunteer at our school for offering to become a Neighbourhood Play Champion and coordinate active outdoor play dates for our students and other children in the neighbourhood. This is a wonderful initiative of
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington supported by our school council and everyone is welcome to join in or even host your own meetup!

All the activities run from 3 pm to 5 pm (weather and turnout dependent) and locations are as noted:

June 18th - Community play group kick off! at Mohawk Gardens P.S. - painting rocks for Burlington ROCKS!

June 26th - Nature explorers return! at Mohawk Gardens P.S.

July 9th - We’re going on a creek walk! at Pineland Park

July 25th - Hide and seek! at Pineland Park

August 15th - What an impression! at Mohawk Gardens P.S.

September 18th - School’s back! at Mohawk Gardens P.S.

Please join the M.G. Neighbourhood Play and More group on Facebook - we are hoping this will become a weekly meetup throughout the school year.

School Council Thanks

posted Jul 5, 2018, 11:14 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 11:21 PM ]

We have enjoyed another wonderful year at Mohawk Gardens Public School and, with your amazing support, we were able to raise over $24,000!!! These funds generated from our Popcorn and Cookie Days, LunchBox program, Terra Cotta Cookie fundraiser, Dance-a-thon, Fun Fair and other special events have helped build our Outdoor Learning Garden and purchase literacy resources, music resources and outdoor learning resources for our students. See our 2017-2018 Year in Review.

Thank YouWe are so grateful to all of our amazing volunteers who supported us this year! We have a great community! Thank you to all of our Gr. 6 student helpers and best wishes for the future! Special thanks and farewell to our ‘veteran’ volunteer parents, Heather, Paula, Liz C-L and Nelia (with Gr. 6 graduates) and Lindsay H. and Lindsay K. (with FI students). Your contributions were greatly appreciated!

Fun Fair Thanks

posted Jul 5, 2018, 10:20 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 10:28 PM ]

Thank you to everyone who was involved in our annual Family Fun Fair at Mohawk Gardens P.S.! Thank you for the classroom basket donations, the jar walk jar donations, the silent auction donations and the bake sale donations! BIG THANKS to all of our wonderful volunteers including Gr. 6 students, Robert Bateman High School students, staff and parent volunteers - we are so grateful for your help! Special thanks to paramedic, Kyle Laing, for bringing his ambulance and Andy robot to the fair. Over 600 people enjoyed yummy food and treats, fun activities and a great evening full of lots of smiles!
Fun Fair Baskets
Thanks to your support, we raised over $5,000 and proceeds will support the purchase of outdoor learning resources and a portion will be for our Angel Fund, a special resource for families in need. 

If you have any feedback (for example, next year we should have a separate freezie line), please email: Thanks for all of your support of this fun evening!

Spring 2018 Book Fair

posted Jun 6, 2018, 11:35 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jun 16, 2018, 8:04 PM ]

Book Fair Paws for Books
Our Spring 2018 Scholastic Book Fair will be open from Monday, June 4th to Thursday, June 7th - 8:30 am until 4:00 pm each dayAll classes will be viewing the Book Fair on Monday and Tuesday and bringing home a “wishlist.” These are book titles they saw and liked. If you choose to purchase these books or others for your child, they may bring in money and will be called down to the library throughout each day to make their purchase. Parents/guardians are welcome to come in during the day or after school to purchase books with their child as well. Our Book Fair theme is "Paws for Books" and you can preview some books that will be at the Book Fair to assist in finding the right ones for your child. If you have any questions or special requests for your children, please email Mrs. Faint,

Giraffe and Bird

posted May 27, 2018, 8:41 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 27, 2018, 8:43 PM ]

Giraffe and Bird
Rebecca Bender, author and illustrator of “Giraffe and Bird” and “Don’t Laugh at Giraffe” will be visiting our Kindergarten to Grade 3 students on June 12. She will be doing a live drawing and discussion with our students. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of her books, please send Ms. Faint an e-mail - The books will be $16.00 each or 2 for $30.00.

Bike to School Week

posted May 27, 2018, 8:56 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 27, 2018, 9:38 AM ]

Bike to School Week
Thanks in advance to our parent volunteers who will be tracking our community’s efforts in bike riding and scootering to school from
May 28th to May 31st (June 1st is a PA Day). Remember to wear your helmets and bring your locks. We hope many of our families will choose to walk and roll this week. Learn more about this province-wide initiative at:

MG Cookbook

posted May 26, 2018, 3:55 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jul 6, 2018, 6:37 AM ]

MGPS Cookbook
We are excited to announce that our school's second cookbook (apparently they also published one in 2001) is now available for sale for $10 through
School Cash Online. We were able to create this lovely keepsake thanks to all of your recipe and artwork submissions and thanks to a grant from Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington. After voting by students, the winner of the cookbook cover contest was Seren - congratulations! All funds raised from the cookbooks will be used to help run our wonderful nutrition programs at the school. Limited supply available so order yours now! Sales close on May 29th and cookbooks will be delivered in June. Thank you for your support! You can also purchase a cookbook at the Book Fair from June 4th to 7th, Family Fun Fair on June 14th and at the reunion on October 20th.

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