festivalCommunity Festival a Huge Success
We are waiting for all the last expense receipts to be handed in, but thank you to everyone for another fantastic Earl Haig Festival! The weather was amazing, the events were a hit, everyone had a blast. We hear the Festival raised more than the previous year.

None of this would succeed without the planning committee, which started working months ago, the participation of the staff, and all the students and parents and guardians who came out on a Thursday evening to have a lot of fun in the school yard!  Click here for photos!

School Play Day
Wednesday June 17 is the School Play Day. Juniors and Intermediates will be cutting loose in the school yard in the morning, and the FDK and Primary students will have their fun in the sun in the afternoon. Please make sure your child is slathered in sunscreen, and has a hat and water bottle, as well as appropriate footwear for running, jumping, and whatever else the Intermediate students and teachers have up their sleeves.

Fundraising Success and a Survey
As the school year draws to a close we want to thank every member of the school community who has donated their time by unloading pumpkins at 6 a.m., baking cupcakes, making display boards for magazine sales, contacting businesses for donations, and any other activity required for our fundraising activities.

In the last 3 – 5 years School Council Funds have paid for:
iPads and cases
“Elmo” projectors
Sound System in the gym (portable for other events too)

Sports jerseys
Gym mats
OPHEA certified safety goggles
Basketball net and installation

Theatre productions
Anti-bullying assemblies/presentations
Scientist in the Classroom
Speakers (Literacy, Numeracy, Mindfulness)

Now we would like your input on what activities are working, which ones could use a re-fresh, and new ideas we haven’t tried before. Please take 5 minutes to answer this short survey. *Please, staff and current parents/guardians of Earl Haig students only**  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9PJW6CT

braveryTeam Thatcher
Thatcher is a student in Ms. Petropoulos’s Full Day Kindergarten Class. Thatcher has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and has been out of school receiving treatment at Sick Kids.These bravery beads belong to Thatcher – he gets a bead for every holiday spent in hospital, and for procedures such as chemotherapy, having blood drawn, or other tests and procedures.

Join Team Thatcher and run or walk 1km with them on June 21st (yes, it’s Father’s Day but the event is at 9 a.m.) to raise money for cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.  Can’t join them? Consider sponsoring the team.  Sign up details here:

Other ways you can help:
1.  Avoid sending really ill children to school (Not the green runny nose that lasts for weeks, but anything which will really affect an already compromised immune system).
2.  For the adults – Donate blood and register with OneMatch Stem Cell Network. The health care system relies on blood, plasma and platelet donations.
3.  Educate yourself and your children – A diagnosis of cancer, while serious and frightening, does not necessarily mean incurable.
4.  Inform the school if anyone in your family has a cancer diagnosis or new serious chronic illness. The teachers and support staff are with your child for 8 hours a day and can offer support and insight into how your child is coping.
            Full Disclosure – the author of this excerpt is an employee of Princess
Margaret Cancer Centre.

 School Council Meeting – Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 pm.
Agenda Minutes Here

Donna Quan’s Letter Home
If you have not seen this letter yet, as a result of work action,  there will be no report cards issued within the TDSB this school year. Students will receive a letter regarding their placement for the next year.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Ellis directly.
TDSB No Report Card Letter

Parents and Guardians: Please be advised that although you may not receive a comprehensive report card this year, you are still entitled to contact your child’s teacher and request an interview to go over your child’s end of year assessment.
Earl Haig: #416-393-1640


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