The Fundraising Issue….

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Thank you to the 48 parents, guardians, and staff who completed the Fundraising Survey in June 2015. A summary document of the results are on the blog under the heading School Council – Agendas and Minutes. Lots of exciting fundraising activities are planned for the next few weeks and months including the cupcake sale in February, a bottle drive, and a parents night out. In November we have QSP magazine sales and a movie night to kick things off.

QSP is the Cat’s Meow

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This year’s QSP campaign will be online only running from November 17 –  December 2. For those unfamiliar with QSP, it is a magazine subscription site. Magazines make great gifts, or you can donate a subscription to a waiting room, long term care facility, maybe your favourite teacher as a classroom teaching aid…The school’s QSP code is 3721016 and the website is http://www.qsp.ca

Movie Night!

Who loves Minions? Join us in the gym on Friday November 27 to watch Minions. Entry is by donation, pizza, veggies will be for sale. Please bring your own cup or water bottle, water will be available. Doors open at 6:00. There are door prizes up for grabs including a Sponge Bob prize pack, and maybe, just maybe, reserved seating for the school winter concert!

We need volunteers to help with set up, suprvise the bathroom (minimize spit balls on the bathroom ceiling) and other tasks. Sign up here Volunteer Spot sign up
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Where the Money Goes

The money we raises over the year goes to support many things around the school; supporting grade 8 graduation, new balls for the gym, and a new faucet in the school kitchen. But one of the biggest is Scientist in School (SiS), a popular program that brings investigative workshops into each classroom in the whole school. From studying insects, to figuring out how to build a newspaper bridge that can support the weight of a play car, our kids love SiS.

Don’t let me tell you how great SiS is, let’s hear from the students themselves.

“My favourite one was in grade three, because we did a lot of cool science experiments and we learnt about famous scientists.”  Luke, Grade 4.

“I like them because they are fun, really fun, and you get to build stuff.” Macie, Grade 4.

“I learnt about insects, we even made one with pipe cleaners. And oh, we did a bug dance.” Cambie, Grade 1

“We did it on energy.  The best part was all the fun activities.  I wish we used more wind power and solar power because it is better for the environment.” Anika, grade 3.

“I liked holding the foxes skin.” Lachlin, grade 2.

“We did pulley’s and gears.  It’s like a field trip in the classroom.” Tessa, grade 3.

“We did forces.  We got to use a lot of different equipment. It was fun.” Olivia, grade 4.

“It’s really, really, fun.  It’s kind of like a day off in school.” Simon, grade 4.

“Science can be anything and everything.  I love science and I am not afraid to be anything other than who I am when I do science.”  Maeve, grade 5.

And …. just to pitch to the parents to volunteer for SiS …. (they need 4 parents for each class).

“Volunteering for SiS in my kid’s classroom, was a really fun and rewarding experience.  I will definitely do it again next year.”  Parent of grade 3 and 6 students.

Do you have an idea for a fundraiser? Great at writing grant proposals? We would love to hear from you.  Drop by the principal’s office or email Andrea Szego, school council chair, at earlhaigschoolcouncil@gmail.com

Save the date – School Winter Concert!  Thursday, December 10th our Little Eagles will fill the gym with music.  Details, including the start time, to be announced.

Next School Council Meeting – Wednesday, January 20.

Stay in touch – You can get all sorts of updates  via our Twitter account @EarlHaigCouncil  and Facebook page http://on.fb.me/20yB1TH

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