Attention Earl Haig Hockey fans! On Saturday, April 16 the Toronto Marlies are playing a home game at Ricoh Coliseum and Earl Haig families are invited to cheer them on. Game time is 5 pm with an optional Post-Game skate on the Marlies ice from 8-9 pm. Tickets are $20 each with a portion of the proceeds going towards new Earl Haig Sports team jerseys. Flyers have gone home in your child’s backpack. Please fill out the the order form on the back and return it to your child’s teacher along with cash or cheque made out to Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Deadline is March 25, 2016! Tickets will be available for distribution closer to game day.

Movie Night Friday April 1st: The first movie night was a roaring success, get ready for Movie Night 2.0!  No, this is not an April Fool’s joke.  We’re doing things retro style his time,  Finding Nemo will be on the big screen in the gym. Doors open at 6:00, movie starts at 6:30.  Entry is by donation, pizza, popcorn, and vegetables will be available for sale, along with tickets for door prizes. Bring a blanket, and your own cup or water bottle. Pjs are welcome, but not required. (Shhh! Door prizes will include reserved seating for the Spring  Concert).
We need volunteers to help with set up, supervise the bathroom (to prevent shenanigans) and other tasks. Please sign up using  our *New* Volunteer Sign Up Form.


How does Council spend the money it collects? The other side to all the activity we undertake to collect funds is spending the money for the betterment of the student body and the school,  At monthly Council meetings, proposals requesting funds are discussed at length and voted upon by the Council Members. Proposals come mostly from teachers, with support from the Principal,  but anyone may submit a proposal, and forms are available from the Office. Some proposals cover recurring events, such as a Welcome to Kindergarten package for incoming JK students, or the Scientists in the School day. Others are one-time expenditures, in various amounts.  Here are a few recent spending decisions from the 2015/2016 Council:  $500 for an additional bike rack, $300 for recess material (balls, skipping ropes, etc) for the Junior side yard,  $900 for musical instruments, $1000 toward Gr 8 graduation ceremony and celebration, $1200 for Lego robotics kits, $500 in support of the Lunch Program and kitchen. But don’t worry, the year isn’t over yet! Keep your eye on these pages for more spending information.

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We hope everyone had a refreshing March Break and is ready to the return to school. If you are looking for one last special activity don’t forget the Earth Hour gathering March 19 at 7:00. Meet at Monarch Park Stadium in the Activity Room for crafts, lantern making, story telling and a lantern-lit walk. For more information check out Friends of Monarch Park

Coming Up:
Just a reminder that school is closed March 25 for Easter and April 15 is a PA Day.
Next School Council Meeting: Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00

Stay in touch – You can get all sorts of updates via our Twitter account @EarlHaigCouncil and Facebook page


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