School Starts September 3rd, Welcome Back!

Welcome to the new school year at Earl Haig Public School!  Please find a message from our principal, Olga Ellis, regarding the start of the year!

Just a reminder that the Earl Haig School Council is having a ‘Welcome Back’ Coffee & Cookie Drop-In in the school yard this Friday, September 6th from 8:30am-9:30am. And the first Earl Haig School Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00pm in the school library.
September 3, 2013

Dear Earl Haig PS Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to our Earl Haig families and a warm welcome to the new families joining us.  Our staff and caretakers have been busily preparing our school and classrooms in anticipation of the 2013-2014 school year.  We look forward to working in partnership with you to support your child’s learning journey.   Our staff will be out to welcome you on the school yard with their class lists at 8:55 am for entry.  If it is raining, Gr.1-8 students will be invited down to the lunchroom.  Students would have had their classroom numbers appear on their June report.   Yard supervision begins at 8:40 am for Grades 1-8.

Please have your child bring their own lunch, drinks (water bottle) and snacks to school for the first week.  We are an Eco school that encourages Litterless Lunches.  We also have students with serious Anaphylactic allergies to nuts and nut products.  Please assist us in helping to keep our school nut free.  Our lunchroom program (Gr.1-8) and K snack program will commence on Monday September 9, 2013 for those families that are interested.

Kindergarten Families: Our Kindergarten team will be out to meet you and your child at 8:55am on the north west end of the school. In the case of rain, families may come in the front doors at 8:55am and gather outside the K classes at that time. A reminder that parents are required to supervise their K children until entry pick-up at 8:55 am.  Mr. Boyd and Ms. Diez will be dismissing their classes at the front of the school and Ms. Dew will be using the door closest to her class Door 1C. Ms. Roknic’s class will be using Door 2 for dismissal on the south side of the school.

We have placed our K classes in the following rooms in order to be prepared to receive and welcome your children in anticipation of our new wing:

Mr. Boyd with Ms. Campbell-Merriam     Room 10      Lunch Supervisor-Ms. Khan

Ms. Diez and Ms. Stankovic                       Room 2        Lunch Supervisor-Ms. Chaudhry

Ms. Roknic with Ms. Dahlgren                   Room 6        Lunch Supervisor-Ms. Jan

Ms. Dew with Ms. Pang                              Room 5        Lunch Supervisor-Ms. Desai

In addition to the team of Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and K Lunchroom Supervisors joining us, we welcome the following staff who have joined or are returning to our school:

Ms. Shea – Vice-Principal

Ms. Duncan- French Teacher, returning from leave

Ms. Cauchi- Literacy Media/Resource Teacher (long term occasional for Ms. Normandeau)

Ms. Iliadis- Home School Program Teacher

Mr. Caspi- Junior MID Teacher (long term occasional for Ms. Reisler)

Ms. Antoniadis- Special Education Educational Assistant

Mr. Matchett- Grade 8 Teacher (long term occasional for Ms. Simon)

Ms. Westbrook- Grade 1 Occasional Teacher (opening for Mr. Bush)

Look out for the first week packages going home with your child.

Our Parent Council is inviting all of our families out to a Welcome Back Meet and Greet with coffee and cookies on Friday September 6th from 8:30am to 9:30am in the school yard.

We look forward to a successful year of learning and fun at Earl Haig PS!

Sincerely,

Ms. Ellis

Olga Ellis

Principal

Earl Haig Public School

15 Earl Haig Avenue

Toronto, M4C 1E2

Tel: (416)393-1640

Fax:(416)393-1643

olga.ellis@tdsb.on.ca

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