News & Events

IDAHOTB recognized at MGPS

posted May 16, 2018, 4:12 PM by MGPS Council

On May 17th, Mohawk Gardens will be raising the Pride Flag in support of building solidarity for The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biophobia (IDAHOTB). Within our classrooms, we will have grade appropriate focuses on how to create a safe environment through reading inclusive picture books (e.g. And Tango Makes Three) and engaging in conversations. We will also be raising our school's Pride Flag during the month of June as we did last year. Read more about it under Mohawk Garden Protectors Club.And Tango Makes Three

Gr. 6 Fundraiser

posted May 15, 2018, 4:18 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 15, 2018, 10:53 PM ]

The annual Grade 6 Fundraiser will run from May 15th to May 29th for their end of year celebration, which assists in paying for the bus to and from Canada's Wonderland on June 25th. All Grade 6 students will receive an order form and catalogue for Terra Cotta Cookies, in the hopes of selling 4 boxes each. This fundraiser is only on School Cash Online and is open to the entire school. If you would like to place an order, and do not know any grade 6 students, please place your order online and completely fill in an order form or the order will not be processed. Extra order forms will be left at the front office and may be dropped off at the front office. The cost is $13 per box of cookies. Delivery date will be June 20th and pickup details TBD.
cookie dough drops

Earth Week

posted May 9, 2018, 6:53 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 9, 2018, 6:53 AM ]

To celebrate earth week, our students have explored the effects of plastic pollution on our earth. We watched some eye opening videos and had some rich discussions to figure out ways we could reduce our use of plastics in our daily life. We learned that “single use plastics” - straws, plastic bags, cutlery and water bottles to name a few - are detrimental to the earth. Did you know that it takes 500-1000 years for plastic to break down into small pieces but it never goes away? As a school we decided we wanted to join other schools across Canada and the US and “say no to straws” as a start in reducing the amount of plastic pollution on our earth. Our students have been refusing straws with their milk at lunch, and for those that need one, we have replaced plastic straws with paper straws. Please help us stretch beyond the school and into your homes to further reduce our plastic footprint. What could you do at home with your family to help make a difference? Please take 1 minute and 27 seconds to watch one of the videos we shared with the kids: Refuse Single Use Plastic. On May 10, Halton Waste Management Services will be coming to our school to teach the kids about sorting their garbage into the correct bins and recycling to further our earth day initiative of making a difference. 

HDSB app launch

posted May 9, 2018, 6:35 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 9, 2018, 6:45 AM ]

HDSB mobile app
The Halton District School Board is excited to announce the launch of its mobile app that 
consolidates important information for parents, guardians and students into one easy-to-access location. The free app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play (search “Halton District School Board” or “HDSB”).  The app, a pilot project since the fall at four Burlington schools, is being rolled out to all 105 elementary and secondary schools in the Halton District School Board this week during Education Week (May 7-11). This video details the app set-up process and features. During the setup process, users will be prompted to “subscribe” to individual schools. This means you are able to customize the news you receive by choosing which schools you would like to see information from, in addition to updates from the Halton District School Board. 
Through a simple tap of the app, parents/guardians gain access to a series of icons containing helpful and timely school information and resources, such as:
• Reporting student absences
• School news and calendar feeds from your child’s school
• Transportation information and updates
• School Cash Online
• Notifications about school closures and bus cancellations
• Access to school and Board news including media releases, school stories and videos
• Links to Board and school social media pages
• All school contact information including maps to schools 
We encourage all parents/guardians to download the new app to stay up to date with school and Board news. Feedback can be provided by emailing appfeedback@hdsb.ca

Warm Fuzzy Pencil Project

posted Apr 28, 2018, 10:48 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 6, 2018, 5:16 PM ]

Warm Fuzzy Pencil
Warm Fuzzy Pencil Project - The M.G.P. (Mohawk Gardens Protectors Club) has worked hard over the last 3 months to create original warm fuzzy pencils. These are available for purchase for $2 each. The purpose is to send an anonymous gift to someone at school that could use a "pick me up", or a message that someone cares. Each pencil has a nice message attached that will go out to each person who receives one. Students can only receive one pencil.

"You are receiving a warm fuzzy pencil from someone who cares: Warm Fuzzies are a reminder that you are loved and you belong. Mohawk Gardens Protectors Club is here to help and support everyone in our school. YOU ARE SPECIAL!"

It is not meant for every student in the school, but rather a kind message to someone in need. If your child would like to send this message to a particular student, please see the attached schedule which indicates which date they can purchase a warm fuzzy pencil. Money collected will be donated to a local community organization that supports students. Thank you.

SALES SCHEDULE: Organized by what grade you are in, not what class:
Thursday May 3: 12:25-12:50 Students who are in grade 1
Thursday May 10: 12:25-12:50 Students who are in grade 2
Thursday May 17: 12:25-12:50 Students who are in grade 3
Thursday May 24: 12:25-12:50 Students who are in grade 4
Thursday May 31: 12:25-12:50 Students who are in grade 5
Thursday June 7: 12:25-12:50 Students who are in grade 6
Thursday June 14: 12:25-12:50 Students who missed out on first sale (only grades one, two three)
Thursday June 21: 12:25-12:50 Students who missed out on first sale (only grades four, five, six)

Thirty-One Tote Fundraiser

posted Apr 28, 2018, 8:46 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 3, 2018, 6:43 AM ]

Thirty-One Large Utility Tote
Several of our parents recommend the sturdy and useful fabric Thirty-One bags available from Bags 4 Bobby
 and we are happy to announce an exciting and easy fundraiser for our school. Purchase a Large Utility Tote bag for $40 on School Cash Online (from Monday, April 30th until Tuesday, May 15th) and $10 from each tote will be donated to the school to support School Council programs for students. ALL order forms must be returned to the school by May 15th so that we can fill your order and please indicate which student and class the totes should be delivered to. If you are interested in the tote bag pattern and personalization options, please see the flyer.

Jump Rope for Heart Thanks!

posted Apr 28, 2018, 7:45 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 6, 2018, 9:59 PM ]

Jump Rope for HeartA big thank you to Mr. Puskas for his work in organizing another great Jump Rope for Heart event on Friday, April 20th. Our students had a fantastic day of jumping and being physical, while raising funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. This is a long standing tradition at Mohawk Gardens (32 years!) and this year we brought in $10,410!!! Way to go Mohawk! Thanks everyone for your support of this great fundraiser. Incentive prizes will be delivered to students in May and we will announce classroom pizza party winners soon.

Rockin' Jump MG Fundraiser Night

posted Apr 27, 2018, 1:55 PM by MGPS Council   [ updated Apr 28, 2018, 8:56 AM ]

DRockin' Jump MG Fundraiser Nighto your kids love going to Rockin' Jump Burlington or have they always wanted to try it? Would you like to socialize with other parents while your kids are jumping? Would you like to help our school council raise funds for learning resources and other activities that we support? Then we have the evening for you! Bring your family and friends and join us on Tuesday, May 8th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. It's $25 + tax for 2 hours of jumping. Tell them you are there for Mohawk Gardens and $5 from every jumper will be donated to the school! How awesome is that?!? Remember to bring your RJ socks (or buy them there for $3) and sign the waiver online (good for 1 year).

Kindergarten Registration

posted Apr 23, 2018, 1:33 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 2:18 PM ]

If you have a child born in 2014 who will be coming for Junior Kindergarten in September and you haven’t yet registered,Kindergarten Registration please do so as soon as possible! Late registrations often result in restructuring and reorganizing our classes so please register early to avoid this. If you have neighbours or friends who have not yet registered, please remind them to come to the office to pick up a registration package. See Kindergarten Info.

Please note: Our new secretary, Ms. Short, will be at the school on Thursday, April 26th (also Art Night) from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm for registration for parents/guardians who are unable to make it in during the school day.

Community Clean Up Thanks!

posted Apr 23, 2018, 1:25 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated Apr 28, 2018, 8:53 AM ]

MGPS Front LandscapingThank you to all the wonderful families and neighbours who helped us clean up the school grounds on Saturday morning as part of BurlingtonGreen's annual Community Clean Up event. We also prepared the front bed for planting (in May) and we welcome donations of perennial plants. Contact mgpscouncil@gmail.com if you can help out.

Reminder: Our students will be doing some community clean up on Monday, April 23rd so please send them with gloves.

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