The cold is here and so is our bike rack!

What’s Going On
January 19th:  Grades 4 through 6 are going to the National Ballet
January 21st – 7pm:  School Council Meeting (Click here for Agenda).
January 28th and February 3rd, February 4th: Dental Screening
February 2nd – 6-9pm:  Earl Haig hosting Ward Council Meeting.

Check out our lunch and snack menus.  Now available online.
https://earlhaigschoolcouncil.wordpress.com/menus/

Breaking News – Our New Bike Rack!
bikerackThis just in from Ms. Kelly.
“Earl Haig’s new blue bike rack was installed at the front of the school this week.  Thanks to the 243 staff, students and parents who rode in for the first ever TDSB Bike to School Day.  Again, special thanks to our Kindergarten team who supported and embraced this project so whole-heartedly! Let’s see if we can make the second Bike to School Day even Bigger!  I don’t have a date yet, but it’s likely June 1.”
~Ms. Kelly

Grade 8 to 9 Transition
From Ms. Miller-Caise
Itinerant Guidance Counsellor
“Students in Grade 8 are continuing to explore options for Grade 9.  Open houses at a few local schools will be held later this month (Riverdale -January 8th, Malvern – January 13th, and East York C.I. – January 14th).
Students have all been registered with Myblueprint accounts and parents/guardians are encouraged to check these accounts with their child to support course selection.  Later this month classes will make draft copies of course selection sheets that will be sent home for discussion and approval. Please check with your child about these later this month. You are encouraged to discuss course types with your child’s teacher(s) as well.
February is the month for final decisions.  Students will be asked their high school choice in and around the 17th of February.  By then students should know what optional schools/programs they have been accepted into for Grade 9.  Please take the time to talk to your child prior to this date to finalize high school choice. It can be a tough decision and they will need your support and encouragement.”
~Kelley Miller-Caise (Itinerant Guidance Counsellor)

2 Board Games Clubs started this week. Last year the Primary group (Grades 1 & 2) had about 60 students and the Junior group (Grades 3 – 6)  had about 35. These clubs are both very popular and we thank Ms. Kiosederis and Ms. Simon for making them so successful.

Please check out a new resource and Parent Tool Kit. To see what you, as parents, can do to help your child(ren) develop healthy relationships visit: http://www.ontariodirectors.ca/parent_engagement.html#pe1

Council Business
Click here for November 2014 Meeting Minutes
Click here for the January 2015 Meeting Agenda

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