MMMmmm… Our Food Around The World Potluck is Back!

foodAroundTheWorldGraphic-01Put your chef’s hat on and prepare a dish to share with your friends in the Earl Haig community!

Once again, families and staff are invited to our wildly popular Food Around the World potluck taking place on Thursday, March 1, from 6-8pm, in the gymnasium.

Bring a dish to share from your cultural background or simply one that your family loves to eat. Whether it’s a main dish, salad or dessert…everything will be appreciated and enjoyed. (Pizza will also be on hand.)

Please bring your own cutlery and plates and clearly label any serving dishes. Remember, all dishes must be nut-free. Please label any other special dietary considerations (gluten-free, egg-free, etc.) that your dish may include.

Afterward, Culture Shock Dance Troupe will rock our bodies and teach us some new moves!

 

Next School Council Meeting – Wednesday, February 21st

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We hope you will join us for our next school council meeting, taking place this Wednesday, February 21st, from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Music Room.

We will have a very special guest speaker at this month’s meeting! Ruth Bell (TDSB Principal of Safe and Caring School) will be speaking about progressive discipline — what is it? and what does it mean for your child’s classroom?

As always, the council meeting will include updates from Principal McLachlan. If you have a question, comment or suggestion you would like Principal McLachlan to address at the meeting, please visit our Questions for the Principal page and click submit before noon on the 21st.

We want to hear from you!  All adult caregivers are welcome to attend the meeting (you don’t need to be on the school council). Free childcare is available for anyone who needs it. Council meetings are a great opportunity to share your ideas of new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students at Earl Haig.

Hope to see you there!

Calling All Cupcake Bakers!

baker-valentineBakers are needed for our annual Valentine’s Day cupcake sale on Wednesday, February 14th. All shapes, colours, and flavours of cupcakes are welcome. Feel free to get creative – the more elaborate the decorations, the faster they seem to sell!

All baked goods must be nut free. Please be sure to include a note with any further dietary considerations (i.e. wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free).

Please bring your cupcakes to the office on February 13th or the morning of the 14th.

The bake sale will be taking place after lunch and each delicious cupcake will cost $1. Proceeds will go towards improving the sound system in the gym.

Volunteers needed

If you can donate an hour, please consider working the cupcake table during the sale.  Click here to sign up for a shift.

Bottle Drive Cancelled

school-council-bottle-drive-CANCELLEDUnfortunately, the extreme cold temperatures are going to get the better of us. At -22 feeling like -35 degrees, it would be irresponsible to ask our good people to stand outside and sort bottles for 4 hours tomorrow.

SO: please consider bringing your bottles back as planned, tomorrow or another day, and saving the donation for the school. We will put a donation jar in the school office.
Apologies, but as we know, Mother Nature is a tough beast.

Stay warm and enjoy your weekend. School starts again Monday!

A Hullabaloo Thank You

A Big Hullabaloo Thank You!

The tally is in for our Holiday Hullabaloo earlier this month: we raised over $11,000! And we had a great time doing it!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the fabulous evening. And a big thank you to the dedicated team of volunteers, especially Chris and Steph Little, who put on a tremendous event.

Just a reminder that that money goes toward funding classroom enrichment materials for teachers, and things such as busses for trips, technology, and, hopefully, maybe, (pending a vote, of course) a better PA system… We’ll have that discussion in January.

Where do your fundraising dollars go

Reminder: The Holiday Hullabaloo is tomorrow!

Poster – Hullabaloo2017We are all set for the Earl Haig School Council Holiday Hullabaloo tomorrow night. Come raise a glass with fellow “classmates” and enjoy great appetizers and entertainment.

We also have a fantastic line up of silent auction items for bidding on to help you check off some holiday gift buying or to keep for yourself (we promise we won’t tell!). You can see the full list of items here.

If you still need tickets, don’t worry! They can be bought for $20 at the door tomorrow night at the Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Avenue (doors open at 7:30pm).

Hope to see you there!

 

The Holiday Hullabaloo is fast approaching!

We are getting close to the holiday party of the year! The Hullabaloo will have cocktails, appetizers, entertainment, and a fantastic line up of silent auction items to bid on to help you check off some holiday gift buying from your to-do list.

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Things like:

  • Instant Pot Programmable 8qt Pressure Cooker
  • Apple iPad 32GB, Wi-Fi in ‘Space Gray’ finish
  • A Trimaran Cruise for up to 12 People on Lake Ontario next summer
  • Leafs vs. Tampa Bay, Jan 4th, Sec 324, Row 10, 20 & 21
  • Numerous gift cards and vouchers to places like Café Cocoro, The Keg, Fresh Paint Studio, and Hastings Barber Shop

Check out our full (and growing) list of silent auction items here and be sure to join us on Friday, December 1st, at the Royal Canadian Legion (243 Coxwell Avenue) to share cocktails and appetizers with your fellow “classmates” all while raising funds that will directly benefit the students of Earl Haig PS.

Still need your tickets?

You can buy your Hullabaloo tickets in advance for $15. Tickets can be purchased online, in-person tomorrow morning between 8:45-9:10am near the play structure by the primary side entrance (bring cash!), or by contacting Hilary at hmckgray@gmail.com.

Tickets can also be bought for $20 at the door on Hullabaloo night.

Interested in volunteering?

We still have some openings on the A-team that is making this amazing event happen. If you’re able to help out, visit our Volunteer SignUp page and sign up.

See you at the Hullabaloo!