This week, Play EH is having a draw at the school for “Phys Ed Teacher for a Day”. Students who want a chance to win need to bring in $2 to enter their name in the draw. Two names will be drawn (Primary grades with Ms. Roknic and Junior/Senior grades with Mr. Taylor). Each student will get a half day in their “job”.
The draw takes place on Wednesday April 17th and the shadow day will be Thursday April 18th…a fun way to finish out the week before Easter break!
All proceeds go to Play EH!
Cuts hurt kids
We need to work together for a quality public education for ALL.
Our education system is currently underfunded. Educators and parents are looking for smaller class sizes, increased support for students with special needs, repairs made to our schools, and inclusive curriculum.
Analysts are predicting approximately 250 million in cuts per year over four years, to a total of 1 billion dollars cut. This means 10,000 fewer teachers and other educators working with students across the province.
Actions you can take
1. Email Earl Haig PS teacher Heather Aspinwall and she will keep you up-to-date with information and upcoming actions.
2. Wear Red For Ed every Friday – support education workers and show solidarity by dressing in red.
3. Join the East End Parents 4 Education’s kick-off meeting on April 24th at 7pm at The Workaround.
RALLY for Education
Wondering what you can do to stand up for our children’s education? Members of our TDSB community are meeting in front of the MaRS building on College St at 11:30am tomorrow (Saturday, April 6th) to walk together to Queen’s Park for the Rally for Education. Join us!
Just a reminder that our April School Advisory Council meeting is taking place on Tuesday, April 9th (7-8:30pm) in the music room. If you’d like to attend, take a look at the agenda for the evening. There will be an update on PlayEH! and a discussion about the new budget for Education and the possible ramifications of the cuts that will follow.
Childcare is available and, as usual, Principal Root will be on hand to give a school update and answer questions. (Feel free to send him questions in advance, before noon on Tuesday.)