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Forest of Reading 2019

posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:48 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 6:51 AM ]

Forest of Reading logo
Mohawk Gardens Public School participates in the annual Forest of Reading campaign with the Ontario Library Assocation (OLA). The OLA provides a list of Canadian books nominated for the Forest of Reading awards based on different age levels. Students then vote on the books that they like best and the winners are announced in May at the Festival of Trees in Toronto. Our school particpates in voting on books for the Blue Spruce Award (JK to Gr. 2 picture books) and the Silver Birch Award (Gr. 3 to Gr. 6 Fiction and Non-Fiction and Express books). 

Mrs. Faint, our Teacher-Librarian leads the Forest of Reading initiative, including readings of each nominated book to the younger classes and monitoring reading charts for the older classes. Thank you to the school and School Council for helping purchase copies of all the nominated Canadian books for our library collection! The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators and supports the I Read Canadian fund.

Junglesport 2019

posted Jan 8, 2019, 8:17 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jan 8, 2019, 8:23 PM ]


Junglesport is our super fun January tradition at Mohawk Gardens as climbing apparatus is set up in our school's gym for the whole week from January 7th to January 11th and students challenge themselves on various obstacles. 

Students should dress comfo


table for climbing and remember to bring their running shoes. Students are also allowed to bring in their own helmets or use the ones provided. Students can only participate if they have returned the signed permission form. 

Big THANKS to the school and School Council for sharing the cost of Junglesport. Registration (using a Google form) for Thursday's family night was sent by email and is currently full. Please arrive for your selected time slot and contact the school if you are unable to attend.

Enchanted Forest Book Fair

posted Dec 4, 2018, 8:30 PM by MGPS Council

Enchanted Forest Book Fair Posters
Our annual December Scholastic Book Fair has arrived and will be open on Monday, December 4th for viewing only by students (to make their wish lists) and then buying after school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45 to 3:45 pm. On Wednesday, December 5th, we will remain open until 8 pm for families to shop during the Community Craft Night. See the Featured Books Selection.

Join the Joy Tree Decorating

posted Dec 4, 2018, 8:23 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 6:50 AM ]

Mohawk Gardens Public School was invited to participate in the annual Join the Joy campaign at Joseph Brant Hospital on Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm open to the public to attend. Our students decorated four donated trees to be auctioned off at the hospital during their special event: a Christmas in the Woods tree by Gr. 1-1, 1-2 and 1-3 (Mrs. Brandreth, Mrs. Walker and Ms. Maheu), a Winter Fun tree by Gr. 2/3 (Miss Raspopov), a Peace and Love tree by Gr. 3/4 (Mrs. Howard), and a 50th Anniversary Celebration tree using recycled decorations from our school's 50th reunion (School Council & MG Neighbourhood Play Group). Thank you to all of the students who participated in this nice tradition - we were very proud of our school's creations and proceeds support Joseph Brant Hospital's Maternal and Child Program. For media coverage, see snapd Burlington and Inside Halton

Update: Congratulations to our Gr. 1 classes on winning the Best Decorated Tree (out of 30 trees!) for their beautiful owl, reindeer and pinecone ornaments. Cathy (retired HDSB teacher) and Nicole (Joseph Brant Hospital staff) visited our school on Friday, January 11th to thank each class for their contribution to the event which raised $30,000 for the hospital, $1,500 from tree sales. Our Gr. 1 classes will enjoy a pizza party as a reward. As one student mentioned during the presentation, "we created them with love."
Christmas in the Woods Holiday Tree
Winter Fun Holiday Tree
Peace and Love Holiday Tree
MGPS 50th Anniversary Holiday Tree

Community Craft Night

posted Dec 4, 2018, 8:15 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 8:54 PM ]

Snowman OrnamentFamilies are invited to our school's annual Community Craft Night on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm organized and hosted by the staff at Mohawk Gardens. Register your family name and number of attendees on the Google form that closes Dec. 4th. There will be a cookie decorating station (gluten-free cookies available upon request) and various holiday craft stations and you can also visit our Scholastic Book Fair in the library that evening. School Council will also be on hand distributing Terra Cotta Cookie Fundraiser orders (from 2:45 to 6:45 pm) and offering complimentary hot chocolate and some treats for sale. It will be a fun and busy evening!

Terra Cotta Cookie Fundraiser

posted Nov 17, 2018, 2:54 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 6:37 PM ]

Terra Cotta Cookie Co. Fundraiser
Cookies are back! We are pleased to announce that our annual cookie dough drop fundraiser is in full swing. 
The holiday season is around the corner and Terra Cotta Cookies are always a hit as gifts! A portion of each and every sales goes back to the school to support our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) resources used by all of our students. This is an important fundraiser as proceeds will also help our school's computer lab transform into a maker space, complete with coding programs, robots, loose parts and more! Learn more about STEAM in education.

Each box contains 40 frozen dough drops already portioned for baking for only $13.00! All products are purchased from Terra Cotta Cookie Co. in Georgetown, which is the company Mohawk Gardens uses for our monthly Cookie Days. All the items are made in their PEANUT and NUT FREE facility and they offer gluten free/vegan options. They use all natural ingredients with no preservatives and they are trans fat free. 

Glossy brochures and order forms were sent home on Nov. 9th and School Cash Online payment and forms are due Nov. 19th for delivery and pickup on December 5th from 2:45 to 6:45 pm. The Scholastic Book Fair in the library will be open late that evening and it's also our annual Craft & Cookie Night on December 5th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

UPDATE: Thank you Mohawk Gardens for raising $3,075 for STEAM resources at our school! Congratulations to the Red Room for selling the most cookies! You win the 3 lb cookie for your class to share!

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.

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