…and that’s just the last three months.
This school year started off challenging enough with labour negotiations, but then it truly tested our resiliency when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. As we head into the summer with many worries and uncertainties, we here at the School Advisory Council would like to mention some bright rays that still managed to shine through:
- Congratulations to our incredible Grade 8 grads! While year-end celebrations will be more than a little different this year, our entire school community is so proud of our graduates and we KNOW you will do incredible things in your new education adventures!
- Thank you to all who re-directed cancelled pizza lunch money to our food bank fundraiser. Food insecurity is an even greater concern for families right now and every little bit helps.
- While our TechEH fundraiser came to an abrupt conclusion due to Covid-19, we want to thank everyone who contributed ideas, money, and time to this initiative. Together, we raised over $15,000, and the devices that the school was able to purchase with that money have proven to be invaluable to students during the past few months of remote learning.
- This year, the SAC boldly went where we’ve never gone before… online! And you all joined us in record numbers. Thank you for logging on for our last two Zoom council meetings. Whatever form our meetings may take in the fall, we hope that you will continue to join us. We will need your ideas and engagement as we strive to support all of our students through the uncertainty of the upcoming school year.
- Thank you to all of our parents and caregivers who volunteered this year on our advisory council and at our events. We can’t do any of the things we do without all of you, your energy and your ideas.
- And finally, we absolutely must commend the resiliency of our children, families, educators and staff. This year has challenged and changed us all in one way or another. Our Earl Haig community is engaged, supportive, and innovative, and we know we will rise together to meet the changes and challenges that we may meet in the fall.
Have a safe and sunny summer. We can’t wait to see you (in person!) in September.