School Year Wrap-Up

graduation_capCongrats to our graduates!

We sent off our graduates today at the Grade 8 graduation ceremony and after party at Danforth Bowl – congratulations and best of luck to our newest Earl Haig alum!

Baked goods for our teachers

We have one last ask of our fantastic volunteers before closing out the school year. If you have a chance to bake something this evening to thank our wonderful teachers for another great year, please bring your yummy (nut free) baked goods to the school office tomorrow morning. 

Thank you (from the bottom of our Earl Haig hearts)

And speaking of our volunteers: all of us here on the Earl Haig School Council would like to extend a huge thank you to our fantastic community of parents and caregivers for your service to the school and the children. None of our amazing events this year could have happened without your donated time and/or donated dollars.

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We wish everyone a safe and fun-filled summer. See you in September!!

Stay in touch – You can get all sorts of updates via our Twitter account @EarlHaigCouncil and Facebook page http://on.fb.me/20yB1TH

The Spring Festival is Tomorrow!

EHPS-springfestival-poster-v2-01A fickle weather forecast just won’t keep us down… the Earl Haig Spring Festival is on tomorrow as planned!

The festivities begin at 3:30 PM and run through until 7 PM. Bring an appetite and be prepared for lots of fun. Event tickets are available for purchase at the festival.

Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that Mother Nature cooperates tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

P.S. A reminder to bakers and a thank you to volunteers

Bake Sale 2018

To all of our wonderful bakers, please bring your yummy nut-free sweet treats to the office tomorrow morning.

And to all of our amazing volunteers, thank you so much for everything you do – our festival would not happen without you!

Provincial All Candidates Coffee

Community meeting on traffic hazards

Spring Festival – Can you help?

The countdown is on to our much anticipated event of the year – the Earl Haig Festival!

The festivities begin next Thursday May 31st at 3:30pm and runs through till 7pm. Bring an appetite and be prepared for lots of fun!

There are lots of ways for you to help make the event a success – whether it’s manning a station or baking yummy treats. More info below!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Spread the news – This event is open to the community so tell your friends and family to come for some fun.

Volunteer the day of the event – The organizing committee are an amazing group of regular volunteers at the school and have been meeting for weeks pulling together the final details for this grand event. We’d like to see them also get a chance to have fun with their families the day of the festival – let’s lend them a hand! Volunteers are needed to run events, staff the barbecue, sell food, set up and take down, and run the games and tables. Click here to sign up for a shift (or two!) the day of the event.

Contribute to the Childrens Jar or Adults Bag a Bottle Tables – Fill a jar with new child friendly items (e.g. Candy, Crayons, Marbles, Craft supplies, skipping ropes, beads, magic tricks, race cars, rainbow loom elastics…. you get the picture).  If you’re filling with edibles please make sure the items are in their original packaging. And for the grown ups in the crowd, the Bag-a-Bottle event is back this year. Fill a wine gift bag with any bottle that will fit: shampoo, household cleaners, bubble bath, wine, maple syrup. At the festival buy a ticket and pick a jar or bag and be surprised! Donations can be dropped off at the main office between now and the day of the festival.

Contribute to the Cake Walk or Bake Sale – If baking is more your thing we’ve got just the event for you! Bake something sweet for either of these events – a cake for the Cake Walk (a fun mix of musical chairs where instead of competing for a chair you’re competing for a delicious cake!), or baked treats for the bake sale. Remember that all treats must be nut free and can be dropped off at the main office the day of the event. If you want to get your baking done early you might want to try one of these techniques for freezing your baked treats!

Our Spring Festival Needs JARS and Anxiety Event Reminder

School spring festival help needed – we need JARS!

A long time festival favourite with Earl Haig students is back this year, the JARS! If you are new to the Festival, we are here to explain the Jars phenomenon.Jars-SpringFestival

  • Find an empty clean jar. (Empty jars (with lids) can be donated to, or picked up for filling from, the Office.)
  • Fill the jar with fun, new or like-new kid friendly items. (*see below for some ideas!)
  • Bring the jar to the school office prior to the Spring Festival (from now until May 30)
  • The Festival Elves will number every single jar!
  • On the day of the Festival buy tickets for the activities, stand in the Jars line**, when it is your turn hand in ONE ticket and you will pick a number. The jar with the corresponding number will be located by the volunteers and given to you.

* Ideas for jars: wrapped candies, crayons, lip balm, marbles, sidewalk chalk, small plastic toys, new in the container playdough, seed packets, beads, magnetic letters, post it notes, unfrozen freezies, craft supplies, toy cars, small rubber balls, band aids, erasers…anything child friendly that will fit in a jar.

** Jars have THREE release times, 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00.

Many students look forward to getting their festival jar all year long.  This is one festival fixture which depends on the contributions of ALL Earl Haig families. We have over 450 students at Earl Haig – that’s a lot of jars!  We rely on jar donations from everyone to ensure no child leaves the jar line disappointed!   We welcome separate donations of empty jars and kid friendly surprises.  Our volunteers will match up these donations prior to the festival to make sure the jar demand is met and then some!

Event reminder: “Helping Your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety”

Just a reminder that Earl Haig School Council’s event: “Helping Your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety” is taking place tomorrow night at 7:00PM in the Music Room. Join us to hear Child and Youth Counsellor and mental health advocate Jennifer Kay deliver a talk on childhood anxiety. Childcare is provided.

Our Next School Council Meeting Plus ‘Helping Your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety’

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Please join us!

Come join us at our next School Council meeting this Wednesday, May 16th @ 7:00PM in the Music Room! Do you have any questions for Principal McLachlan? Send them his way in advance of the meeting using this quick and easy form.

As always, childcare will be available.

Earl Haig School Council presents: Helping Your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety

Please join us this Thursday, May 17, 7 – 9 pm in the Earl Haig P.S. Music Room (childcare will be provided) to hear Child and Youth Counsellor and mental health advocate, Jennifer Kay, deliver a talk on childhood anxiety.

Learn:

  • how to help your child create the tools needed for a lifetime of wellness
  • techniques to help alleviate minor everyday anxieties and stress
  • how to develop a safe structure within the home environment
  • when to seek professional help
  • and much more

We hope to see you there!