Wear Pyjamas for Sleep Day!

A reminder for all that the Student Council’s Sleep Day event is taking place tomorrow (Friday, November 30th). It is in support of Sleeping Children Around the World. Students are encouraged to wear their PJ’s for the day on Friday and/or bring in a $2 donation. The money is used to purchase BedKits for children in poverty. Each kit costs $35 and includes a bedroll or mat, pillow, mosquito net, and school supplies. Check out www.scaw.org for more information.

Let’s show a sign of support for a good night’s sleep by children around the globe!

Pyjamas and Sleep Day Logo

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday heart and maple leaf on red background

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving to others and volunteering our time. On this day, charities, businesses, and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. Here are a few Earl Haig PS associated initiatives to consider if you would like to participate in Giving Tuesday:

Toronto Foundation for Student Success is the non-profit organization who make our school’s hot-meal program possible (serving over 3,000 meals/snacks a month at Earl Haig PS). This Giving Tuesday, please consider giving back by making a donation to help support their efforts, and our students: https://tfss.ca/

Once again, Earl Haig PS is supporting the annual Community Centre 55‘s Share a Christmas programme. There will be a Food Drive (running December 3rd to the 14th), the Teen Angel gift programme, our annual Mitten Tree for decorating with new winter items, and the Pet Lover’s programme. Click here for more information on how you can help.

Reminder: School Advisory Council Meeting is Tonight!

If you don’t have any plans this evening, please consider joining us at our last Council meeting of the year. We will be gathering in the Music Room at 7:00pm tonight. Childcare is available.

Take a look at tonight’s meeting agenda. Do you have a question for the Principal? You can use this form (until noon) to submit your question to Mr. Root.

If you can’t make tonight’s meeting but would like to plan ahead, please take a look at our calendar for our Council meeting dates for the new year.

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Movie Night!

We are pleased to share that the first Movie Night of the school year will take place Friday, November 23rd. Join us in the gym for popcorn, pizza, and a showing of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm.

Hotel Transylvania 3 movie name and Dracula standing and looking away from the camera

Dinner order forms will be sent home in backpacks this week, so please keep an eye out (or print and fill out this printable form). Forms need to be returned to your child’s teacher by Monday, November 19th. We are an Eco certified school, so be sure to bring your reusable water bottle.

There will also be a raffle for premium holiday concert seats! It’s sure to be a great evening – hope to see you there!

Volunteers needed

If you’re able to help the afternoon of or during movie night, we would definitely appreciate the help! We can’t do these events without the support of our Earl Haig community. Please take a look at what roles are available and volunteer if you can.


School Advisory Council Meeting – Next Week!

It’s our last School Advisory Council meeting of the year! Please join us as we meet on Wednesday, November 21st from 7pm to 8:30pm in the school Music Room (in the basement). As always, childcare is available.

At the meeting, you’ll learn about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, hear updates from Principal Root, and you’re encouraged to share any ideas or suggestions you may have. You don’t need to be on the council to attend – everyone is welcome!

Do you have any questions for the Principal? Send them his way ahead of the meeting by using this quick and easy form: http://bit.ly/2O7yFO9

Hope to see you there!

Play EH! Playground Revitalization Update

PlayEH-Logo-01Join us on Wednesday, November 7th (at 7:00PM in the Music Room) to learn more about the “Play EH!” Playground Revitalization project, the fundraising needed to make it happen, and how you can help!

Come see the design, costing, timeline, phasing, and fundraising goals. Learn how you can improve the school experience for your family and others, and be part of a lasting legacy of fun at Earl Haig PS!

We hope to see you there!

Happy Halloween, Earl Haig!

We want to thank everyone in the Earl Haig community for your fantastic support at last week’s pumpkin patch. We sold out of pumpkins in record time and we had amazing support from our volunteers and bakers. We could not be happier!

(Here’s a reminder about the many ways your fundraising dollars and volunteer efforts help our students.)

Have a happy, haunted and safe Halloween everyone!

Row of jack o' lanterns