Let’s start this week’s post with a fundraising report back to the community, shall we?

childrens-magazinesFirst up – QSP: A big thank you to all parents, students, Earl Haig staff and family and friends who made the fundraiser such a success. Over $8500 was raised which means approximately $2500 in profit for the school.  Enjoy your new magazines! And thank you for donating your older magazines for reuse in the classroom.  Thanks to Tracy for coordinating this massive undertaking and Andria for keeping the bulletin board so beautiful.

Pumpkin Patch: A beautiful crisp morning, a kindergarten yard filled with pumpkins, 1622609_854528481259161_937350264095523692_nand two tables of baked goods and honey equals a recipe for Fall Fun. 200 pumpkins were delivered in the wee hours of the morning, and all were gone by 10:00 that morning. Amazing!  Thank you to everyone who bought a pumpkin or purchased baked goods and to those who volunteered their time to help out with pumpkin unloading,  sales and clean up.

Money, Money Money:

VolunteersThese parent volunteers and the School Council worked hard to raise a record breaking amount of over $1000 through the Pumpkin Patch. This money, coupled with the money raised from QSP, will go towards funding Scientists in the Schools for all grade levels, along with some much needed gym improvements.  We cannot say it enough: thank you to every parent, student, staff member, friend and family member of Earl Haig for your continued generosity.

Lost and Found: The Lost and Found bin in the front hallway is already bulging with content.  Please come and claim your missing gear.

Halloween Parade: the forecast is calling for snow, all the better for all the mini Elsas and Annas to recreate Frozen as they parade on the track at 9:40. We would love to see your photos of the parade! Email the school council, tweet @earlhaigschoolcouncil or post to our Facebook page.

Scare Away Hunger: the Me to We group is accepting non perishable food items for Centre 55.  Donations can be placed in a bin by the office.

Hullabaloo Fundraiser:
November 7 @ 7:30 in the Royal Canadian Legion on Coxwell. The bid items are extraordinary.  Activities with the teachers for a few lucky students, tickets to the Shaw Festival, 4 hours of housecleaning services (hello!), Maple Leaf tickets, and golf clubs are just a few items up for bid!

Tickets are up for sale in the schoolyard before school – look for school council chair Hilary Gray or Samantha Robinson in the yard at pick up or drop off.  Next week, tickets will be up for sale during daycare drop off (school front lobby) from 7:30am until the bell rings. Need more options? You can always email Hilary directly at  hmckgray@gmail.com with your ticket order or live on the edge and buy them at the door.

Please note this evening is geared towards adults. It is adult entertainment, but not that kind of adult entertainment. Just good clean fun bidding on items, with live music, a cash bar and snacks.  Check out our blog page to learn all about this incredible event and find out what items you can bid on.  https://earlhaigschoolcouncil.wordpress.com/hullabaloo/

Early French Immersion: Registration available online November 3 – December 5th. For JK parents who are interested in their child entering SK French Immersion. Please visit: http://www.tdsb.on.ca 

November 4 and 5 – Presentations by Community Police Liaison Officer: School grade specific presentations by our school community Police Liaison Officer- PC Germaine

November 10  – School photo retakes – how did those photos turn out? Retakes after 1:00pm.

November 21 *note date change* – Grade 7 & 8 Immunizations Immunizations for Grade 7s and grade 8 girls

Other Business:

November 1 6:30 – 9 pm DECA’s 5th Annual Pumpkin Parade

November 3  6 – 9 pm Our recently re-elected school trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher is hosting the Ward 16 Council Meeting with special guest, Donna Quan the Director of Education for the TDSB.  Ward 16 Council Meeting Flyer 11.3.2014

November 15  8:00 am – 3:45 pm 8th annual Parenting Makes A Difference Conference “Increasing Knowledge and Enhancing Confidence” with keynote speaker J. Richard Gentry. Conference location the other Earl Haig, Earl Haig Secondary School. Register at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/HowtoGetInvolved/Conferences.aspx

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