Bakers Needed for Holiday Hullabaloo

Our Earl Haig School Council: Holiday Hullabaloo is going to be fun, fabulous and full of holiday treats! Bakers, we would love it if you could bake some holiday goodies for the event, in an effort to raise even more funds for the students and the school!

PS – Still need a ticket? Buy tickets online for $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. See you December 1st, and come ready to party!




Our Holiday Hullabaloo needs YOU!

Get ready to party!! Our Earl Haig Holiday Hullabaloo is taking place on Friday, December 1st and we need your help to make it our most successful event to date!

Silent Auction Items: We have collected some fabulous auction items so far (Brunswick Bag, iPad, golf gear, gift cards), but the more items we have to auction, the more money we raise to help the students and the school. No item it too small; our awesome volunteers are happy to group together like items to make amazing baskets (movie themed, book themed, etc). If you have something to donate, please contact Chris directly: for next steps.

Volunteer: If you are able to donate your time and/or your talent, we would love to have you! Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event, sign-up to be part of an amazing team! Thank you!!

Pst… Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online, or by contacting Hilary at Look forward to lots of silent auction items, cocktails, appetizers, and entertainment. See you there!

Pumpkin Patch Tally

Thank you to everyone that helped to make this event a success! From the team of volunteers who baked delicious treats, to those who were up bright and early to help unload and sell pumpkins, and to all who supported this event with your purhases – Thank you!

Together we raised over $1500!

If you didn’t get a chance to purchase a pumpkin you are in luck as there are a few left over. Please email to make arrangements.



Mark your calendars – it’s back! The Earl Haig Holiday Hullabaloo!


We are excited to share the return of the Earl Haig Holiday Hullabaloo!

Mark your calendars for Friday December 1st @ 7:30pm. The event will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion at 243 Coxwell Avenue.

What’s the Holiday Hullabaloo?

Join us for a fun night out with the adults of the Earl Haig School Community. Look forward to lots of silent auction items, cocktails, appetizers, and entertainment. Best of all? A chance to get to know your “classmates” and raise funds that will directly benefit the students of Earl Haig PS.

Interested in donating to the auction?

No item is too small – if you have new items (or talents) that will help us reach our auction goals, Chris Little would love to hear from you at Any re-gifting secrets are safe with him!

Interested in volunteering?

Want to join the A-team that’s making the Hullabaloo happen? Visit our Volunteer SignUp page!

OK, sounds amazing – How do I get tickets?

Easy! Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online here,  in-person at our Pumpkin Patch event this Thursday, or by contacting Hilary at Tickets can also be bought for $20 at the door the night of the event.

The Pumpkin Patch

The air is getting a little chilly, leaves are changing colours, and we’re gearing up for our annual Earl Haig School Council Pumpkin Patch! It’s our first fundraiser of the year and it’s going to be a good one.

Join us in the Kindergarten play yard on Thursday, October 26th, where you may buy a large pumpkin, snag some delicious baked goods for home (or to bring to work to take the cake as favourite coworker for the day!), and start your day off right with a FREE cup of hot coffee. The pumpkin patch opens at 7:30 am – be sure to come early so you don’t miss out (last year we sold out!).

Pumpkins are $7 each and may be left in the Kindergarten yard labelled with your name for you to transport home at the end of the day.

Interested in helping out? We are looking for bakers to donate a breakfast-friendly baked good (muffins, scones, loaves – no nuts, please!) on the morning of the sale or the day before to the office. We also need help unloading the pumpkins first thing in the morning and sales help during the event. To volunteer to unload pumpkins, or assist with sales please sign up here or email us at

See you there!

Marlies Ticket Pick Up and Post-Game Skate information

Tomorrow is the Marlies event, and though the ticket pick-up information was sent home in backpacks this week, we are double-blasting everyone just in case.

The event takes place at Ricoh Coliseum; game time is 5 pm.  Pick up your tickets there, from 3:30 on, and the Marlies have lots of fun activities to do before heading in to the arena.

Also attached are the adult and child waivers, and instructions for the post-game skate. Children under 12 must wear a helmet.

See you there.

FEP Guidelines – Post Game Ice

Earl Haig Marlies Ticket Pick-up

Welcome to November, a month to remember.

100 Year anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields

Remembrance Day Assembly

All are invited to attend the school Remembrance Day Assembly on November 11 at 9:10 in the morning. Poppies and poppy stickers will be available. Donations to the Poppy Fund are welcome.

French Immersion (for Senior Kindergarten 2016-217)

Earl Haig will be hosting an information evening on November 19 at 6 pm for those interested in Senior Kindergarten French Immersion for the next academic year. Registration is open now and must be completed by December 3, 2015. For more information or to begin the registration process visit

PA Day – No classes on November 13th

A reminder that next Friday, November 13th is a PA Day.  If you are still looking for something to occupy your little Eagle on the 13th, here are some local activities:

Pumpkin Patch Report

A sure sign that Fall is in full swing at Earl Haig is the arrival of the Annual Pumpkin Patch, and once again, this year’s event was a huge success! Thanks to the fantastic volunteers who got up in the wee hours of the morning to unload pumpkins, bake muffins, and spend the day with our community selling all of the orange beauties and baked goods! We raised $1166.23 which will go towards enriching the learning environment of all Earl Haig students. A special thank you to Wendy Cullen (our #1 lunchroom lady) who started the Pumpkin Patch tradition 10 years ago – long live the Earl Haig Pumpkin Patch!

Bordenball Champions!

This fall a team of 17 grade 6-8 Earl Haig girls were conference finalists at the TD East Bordenball championships.  Way to go girls!  Earl Haig is proud of you, as is Mr. Taylor.  IMG-20151106-01847

Which leads us to the second us the second question … what the heck is Bordenball?  Bordenball is a high intensity sport that melds the skills of European handball, ultimate frisbee and basketball.  Designed at Camp Borden (hence its funny name) to intensify soldier’s workouts.  According to Mr. Taylor, its an excellent game to enhance girls fitness, play outside and develop the skills for basketball.

Way to go Earl Haig Bordenball girls!

Getting to know…Principal Andrew McLachlan

Principal McLachlan
Principal McLachlan

Mr. McLachlan is one of the Danforth’s own, a Danny Boy as they (well, only me really) would say.  As a child Mr. McLachlan played in East Lynn Park, cross country skied in Taylor Creek and spent hours at S. Walter Stewart Library.  In fact, before coming to Earl Haig, Mr. McLachlan (or Mr. McDanny as some (again, only me) call him) was the principal at nearby Gledhil P.S., the very school he attended as an elementary student!

An owner of 12(!) bicycles, Mr. McLachlan personifies an active, outdoor-loving lifestyle.  As a student at Queens University, he studied Outdoor and Experiential Education.  He then began his teaching career at a Toronto Outdoor Education Centre, where among other things, he tapped trees to make maple syrup, hiked provincial parks and kept bees.

As a classroom teacher, Mr. M advocated the importance of getting students out in to the world to ‘learn on their feet’, allowing them to “grow as whole people”.  And for the kids here at Earl Haig, he sees a world of opportunity to connect with our vibrant community and explore all that Toronto has to offer, from The Beach to the ROM.

With his first few months at Earl Haig under his belt, Principal McLachlan is very appreciative of the warm welcome he has received.  He enjoys being able to visit each classroom to engage with the students and teachers (and is especially impressed with how many kindergarten students can properly pronounce “McLachlan”!)  He looks forward to getting to know each student at Earl Haig by name.

If you have any questions about the school, or if you just want to chat about the neighborhood, Principal McLachlan invites you to stop by his office.

School Photo Re-take Day – November 10 from 9-12 in the morning.

Next School Council Meeting – Tuesday November 17 at 7:00.

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