TGIF!

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We hope everyone enjoys some well deserved R&R this long weekend! Here are a few short updates on happenings at Earl Haig:

Bike to school week – Bike to School Week is the week of May 29th. If you did not already see the post, here is a link (dates also corrected as there was a typo!)

Earl Haig Community Festival – We are all looking forward to this coming Thursday for our community festival. We’re still accepting donations of kids gift jars, adult bag a bottles, cakes and other baked treats. And there is still lots of help needed for volunteers on the day of. We’ve added a few more spots early in the day to help pop popcorn and spin cotton candy if that better suits your schedule. Sign up to volunteer here – and why not make volunteering a family event? Man a station along with your kids – help out and have fun too!

Baby items needed – The school is coordinating a collection of goods and funds to help support a family in our community that recently welcomed a new arrival.  If you have baby items to contribute please bring them to the main office. Items needed include a crib/sheets, blankets, clothing, washcloths, jolly jumper, bassinet, bouncy chair, and car seat. Gifts of funds (in the form of gift cards) also welcome and will be used towards the purchase of items for the family.

Be safe and have a happy long weekend!

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Call for Volunteers for the Spring Festival

If you haven’t yet had a chance to volunteer for a school council organized event this is your chance! 

No pre-meetings necessary – just show up ready to man a game station, paint some faces, sell some tickets or BBQ!

Pick a 30min time slot (or two!) of your choice at our fancy electronic volunteer page.

Thanks to all the staff members and volunteers that have already so generously signed up to volunteer – we couldn’t do it without you!

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Spring Festival Talent Show Tryouts


Does your child have a special talent they’d like to share with the Earl Haig community? The talent show is a highlight of the Spring Festival and performances start at 4:30pm on the big day. 

Tryouts are being organized at school during recess for those interested in participating.  

See below for the schedule… 

Grades 1-3 ~ May 15th & 18th & 23rd

Grades 4-8 ~ May 16th & 19th & 23rd

Have questions? Reach out to our parent volunteer coordinating this fun event Anne Marie Scheffler  (amscheffler@rogers.com)

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Let’s get rolling for Bike to School Week!

See below for some important information from Ms. Dew, Ms. Nishimoto, Ms. Davies & Mr. Bush regarding bike to school week.

Bike to School Week

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Spring is here, bringing warmer weather and longer days. It’s a great time of year to walk, bike or roll to school. Using these modes of active transportation helps to reduce congestion, improve air quality and promote health. Students who travel to school actively arrive at school more alert, focused and ready to learn.

For these reasons, Earl Haig P.S. is participating in Bike to School Week! We invite your child to participate.

Kindergarten – Monday May 29th, 9:00 – 11:40 am (Boyd, Diez, Long, Graf, Wheeler, Tamkei)

Grade 1 – Tuesday, May 30th, 9:00 – 10:10 am (Bush, Dew, Davies, Nishimoto)

Grade 2 – Tuesday, May 30th, 10:25 – 11:40 am (Vlachos, Kiosederis, Collins)

Grade 3 – Tuesday, May 30th, 12:40 – 2:00 pm (Sanderson, Currie-Sinclair)

Grade 4/5 – Tuesday, May 30th, 2:10 – 3:10 pm (Lang, Kavanagh, Aspinwall)

Grade 5, 6, 7, 8 – Dates/location TBA

Students are encouraged to bring bikes and wear a helmet to school. Students can lock their bikes up to a fence (primary students in the primary yard, junior students in the junior yard, kindergarten students, in the kindergarten yard). Parents please make sure that your child knows the combination of their lock (parents write down the combination on a piece of paper for your child).

Contests:

Bike Parade – Each grade will have a bike parade. The student with the most creatively decorated bike will win a prize. This year, helmets and bells were purchased by Bike Brampton through Ministry of Transportation funding and donated to school boards across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

By participating, students will increase our school’s chance to win a free bike rack!

Bike to School Week is a celebration of cycling and active transportation. Schools, public health offices, municipalities and regions across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are coordinating activities focused on Bike to School Week, to promote and support cycling to school.

Visit biketoschoolweek.ca, or contact us for more information about our school’s event.

Sincerely,

Ms. Dew, Ms. Nishimoto, Ms. Davies & Mr. Bush

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Parent Council Meeting Tues May 16th

 

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Come join us at our next Parent Council meeting this coming Tues May 16th @ 7pm! Have questions for Principal McLachlan? Send them his way in advance of the meeting using this handy form.

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Parent seminar tonight!

Interested in learning some parenting tips on building resilience in your children? See details below for a seminar being held tonight at Bowmore PS!

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Earl Haig Spring Festival – May 25th

The countdown is on till our much anticipated event of the year – the Earl Haig Festival! The big day is just under three weeks away and preparations are well underway for lots of fun events again this year. There are lots of ways for you to help make this event a success both before and during the event:

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 30 min 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 make the most of the rainy indoor days and get your baking done early you might want to try one of these techniques for freezing your baked treats!

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