Grab your calendars – June is a busy month!

The school year might be wrapping up but there is still a lot to get done this month.

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Spring Festival Thursday June 2 3:30 – 7:00.  Favourite returning events include the Festival Stage, The ever popular JARS, Bag-a-Bottle, Bake Sale & Cake Walk, Plant-a-Flower, Face Painting & Nail Polish, Arts & Crafts, Button Making, Retro Games
Popcorn & Cotton Candy. The festival can’t run without volunteers, if you can donate an hour of  your time please click here to sign up.

Speaker for Parents:  On Thursday, June 9 we are excited to announce Dona Matthews, author of Beyond Intelligence and Being Smart about Gifted Intelligence will be at the school on to discuss “Growth mindset, ways parents can support a growth mindset in their kids, helping them approach math more positively, enjoy it more and do it better; blowing up myths that some kids are just good at math, and some just aren’t”.  Thanks to the Ministry of Education’s Parents Reaching Out grant for enabling the School Council t0 arrange this evening.  For more information on Dona Matthews check out her website.  The talk will be in the evening (time still to be determined.)  Free childcare will be provided.

Bike to School Week (May 30 –  June 1)   Ms. Dew and Mr. Bush have organized this healthy event to celebrate cycling and active transportation.  Please check your child’s backpack for a handout with details about our school event.  To learn more about the initiative around the GTA visit: biketoschoolweek.ca

Grades will be participating at various times throughout the three days:

Kindergarten – Monday, May 30th 9:00-11:30 am
Grade 1 – Tuesday, May 31st 9:00-10:10 am
Grade 2 – Tuesday, May 31st 10:25-11:40 am
Grade 3 – Tuesday, May 31st 12:40-2:00 pm
Grade 4 – Tuesday, May 31st 2:10-3:10 pm
Grade 5 – Wednesday, June 1st 9:00-10:10 am
Grade 6 – Wednesday, June 1st 10:25-11:40 am

Volunteers are needed, please email courtenay.dew@tdsb.ca  Helmets are mandatory and keep your hands on your handlebars!

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The Bottle Drive scheduled for May 28 has been postponed until the 2016-17 academic year. Seems a national cancer support agency has the same idea we did about collecting empties after the May long weekend and will be holding their bottle drive that weekend,  as they have for the past 10 years. Thank you to those who had volunteered to staff the table or had been saving their empties.

Also ahead in June:
FDK Open House – June 14
Staff appreciation luncheon, June 16, potluck donations and volunteer servers sought, email earlhaigschoolcouncil@gmail.com
Grade 8 graduation – June 27

Next School Council meeting: June 15 (last meeting of the year!)

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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