What’s Happening
It’s bullying prevention awareness week at Earl Haig. Students are learning about how they can stand up to bullying and to not be a bystander. As part of this theme, the Empathy & Character Assembly will be happening this Friday at 2:20pm.  Mr. Long’s class and Mr. Salsman’s class will be performing skits they specially prepared on this topic.  Students are encouraged to dress up in the class colour chosen in order to Stand Up to Bullying. Talk to your children and keep the conversation going.

This weeks School Council meeting has a special guest speaker. TDSB social worker, Nina Bregman will be talking about the duty to report and Children’s Aid.
Click here for the October Council Minutes

November 18 – 7pm – School Council Meeting (Agenda Here)
November 21 – Grade 7 & 8 Immunizations
November 21 – 2:20pm – Empathy & Character Assembly
November 26 – Mental Health Fair at Gledhill PS

Save the Date: Winter Concert is on the Horizon – December 4th – 6:30 pm

Hullabaloo Update
The Hullabaloo was an incredible success again this year.  We surpassed our goal and raised $8939.  That’s $2000 more than last year.  Thanks to everyone who supported the event.  The funds will be allocated later this year, so keep an eye on future school council agendas if you’d like to take part in the discussions. Special thanks to Chris and Stephanie for leading the charge and their dedicated committee members who worked so hard to run the event.

Monarch Park Aquatics
This aquatics program is facing termination if more folks don’t use the pool.  Take a quick look at the schedule and let’s see if we can boost attendance.
Monarch Pool Schedule

Environmental Action
Please remember to send a Tupperware container or plate with students who participate in the lunch program.

Sign up for the Team Up For Green TDSB campaign and see if we can help get some more bike racks.  http://teamupforgreen.com/

The temperature is dropping! Let’s make sure the kids are warm and dry.  Please be sure to send snowpants, warm boots and mittens.  Click here to see the TDSB winter weather guidelines that show when recess will be indoors.

Special Education Support
People for Education has released a second video for parents, focusing on special education. This four minute video—generously funded by the RBC Foundation—provides an overview of the steps parents can take if they think their child may need special education.

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