Back to school!

Hello to all Earl Haig families – both returning and new! We hope everyone had a restful and memory filled summer. 

We look forward to meeting you at our first council meeting of the year Tuesday Sept. 19th at 7pm in the Music Room in the basement (free childcare is provided).

Learn about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, hear updates from our Principal, and share any ideas or suggestions you have. You don’t need to be on the council to attend and everyone is welcome!

Interested in volunteering? Have a special skill you’d like to share? Let us know via this form.

And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter using the link on the right-hand side of the blog!

Good luck to all on a successful first week at school!

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Last Council meeting of the year this Wednesday!

Come to the final meeting of the year to see how the Council functions, learn about plans for next year, and be part of the action.  It’s potluck treat night,  and a fun way to meet other interested parents.

Wed June 21st 7 -8:30pm in the Music Room. Childcare is provided.

Have questions for Principal McLachlan? Send them his way in advance of the meeting using this handy form.

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Spring Festival Wrapup


A very big “Thank you” to everyone involved in helping make this years Spring Festival a huge success! From our organizers who brought the event to life, to our army of volunteers, to the generous group of sponsors below- we couldn’t have done this without you. This year we were able to raise almost $10,000 for the School Council budget – dollars that go directly towards funding important initiatives for our students.


Valumart- Danforth
Ouzeri / Pita Break
Carter’s Ice Cream
FreshCo – Leslie St.
Alpha Eagle Suppliers
Shopper’s Drugmart – Danforth and Coxwell
McDonalds – Eastern Ave.                                                                                                         Steve’s Quality Meats

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Earl Haig Spring Festival – This Thursday!

The forecast for Thursday is sunny and warm (thank you mother nature!) and we are excited for our Spring Festival. The festivities begin at 3:30pm and run through till 7pm. Bring an appetite and be prepared for lots of fun – we hear there are some new games in store for this year!

There’s 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 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 get your baking done early you might want to try one of these techniques for freezing your baked treats!

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Earl Beatty Ball Hockey Tournament

Calling all ball hockey players in SK to Grade 8! Earl Beatty is hosting a tournament Saturday June 17th. Registration deadline was the 25th but they’re accepting deadlines till the end of the weekend.

See below for details. 

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Spring Festival Date Change!!!!!

Update your calendars!!!  Due to the continued forecast for rain this Thursday, our Spring Festival has been rescheduled for NEXT Thursday June 1st from 3:30pm – 7pm.
We look forward to seeing you (and the sunshine) then!

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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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