A Musical Night Out & Silent Auction Details

Do you have your tickets to our Musical Night Out yet?

If you don’t, get your tickets soon because they are going FAST! We’ve got amazing bands, a 50/50 draw, plus a live auction. (Check out the full list of amazing bid items below!)

Rally your friends, book your babysitter, and join us for a fun night in support of our Play EH! Playground Revitalization Project.

It’s happening Saturday, February 23rd at 8pm at the Coxwell Legion. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Eat, drink, and be merry, all for a great cause!

Get your bids ready!

Thanks to the generous donations of so many local businesses we are excited for the amazing silent auction we will be hosting at A Musical Night Out!

Here are the items to get excited about:
– Raptors vs Knicks tickets, value $308
– Create Birthday Party, value $329
– Little Robots PA Day Camp, value $90
– March Break camp at Monarch Park Stadium, value $300
– March Break camp at Pegasus Dance Studio, value $250
– Salomon Women’s Ski Jacket, value $300
– Salomon Men’s Ski Jacket, value $300
– Cake by “What’s Emma Baking Now?” value $150
– Beer Basket from Catapult Brewery, value $75
– 10 class pass from Pink Studio, value $130
– Impact Skateboarding Summer Camp, value $250
– Impact Skateboarding 3 Adult Lessons, value $120
– Reserved Front Row Seats at Earl Haig Spring Concert, value PRICELESS 🙂

Remember to get your event tickets at https://www.wishandgive.ca/events/details/202/a-musical-night-out Tickets are $25 in advance but will be $30 at the door.

Come Out to a Council Meeting!

 

Please join us next Tuesday, February 19th from 7pm to 8:30pm in the school Music Room (basement) for our next School Advisory Council meeting. Childcare will be available.

At the meeting, you’ll hear 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 in advance of the meeting using this quick and easy form.

Look forward to seeing you there!

EH Butterfly

Calling All Cupcake Bakers!

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We need bakers for our annual Valentine’s Day cupcake sale on Thursday, February 14th. All shapes, colours, and flavours of cupcakes are welcome. Feel free to get creative – the fancier they are, the faster they seem to sell!

All baked goods must be nut free. Please be sure to include a note with any further dietary considerations (i.e. wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free).

Please bring your cupcakes to the office on February 13th or the morning of the 14th.

The bake sale will be taking place after lunch and each delicious cupcake will cost $1. Proceeds will go towards Play EH! and other school initiatives.

Thank you!

Turning Up the Heat on Play EH!

Everyone is getting behind Earl Haig’s playground revitalization and we have some great news about it to share on this very cold day! Your School Advisory Council has approved a $5,000 contribution to Play EH!  — turning the heat up to $40,000 on our fundraising thermometer!

$40,000 mark shaded in on Play EH! thermometer showing kids climbing up bars

Did you know that “only 5% of children ages 5-17 are active enough during the school day to meet healthy activity level guidelines for 1 hour of moderate to vigorous activity a day” (source: OPAL)….lets get our students inspired to get active with a new climbing wall and monkey bars! Click here to see our preliminary playground design for Play EH!

Visit the Play EH! team in the front foyer this Friday morning 7AM – 9AM to warm up with free coffee and to purchase tickets for A Musical Night Out. We would be happy answer any Play EH! questions you have. (You can also take a look at some FAQ’s we’ve posted online, too.)

Building Better Schools

Have your voice be heard on the need for proper funding for our school system.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has set up a page that asks parents/teachers/public to advocate for increased funding for public education instead of the cuts that the government is planning. The provincial government is currently working on their first provincial budget and we believe it’s important that MPPs and in particular the Minister of Education hear directly from constituents regarding funding for public education.

Clicking the link above will take you to a pre-written letter that will be sent on your behalf to your MPP – so simple! We are all acutely aware of the needs our own aging school building requires and of course, proper funding for teachers, support staff and resources to help our children as they learn is vital.

For more information and to email or call your MPP and/or the Minister of Education please visit: www.buildingbetterschools.ca/funding

Play EH’s Got the Beat!

Our Play EH! fundraising team has been busy and we’d like share some of their fundraising news and tell you about an amazing night out that is coming up soon.

Dance-a-Thon

First up, the final tally is in for last week’s Dance-a-thon. Our Earl Haig students flossed and grooved their way to raising an incredible $23,708 for our playground revitalization!!

The Play EH! fundraising effort was nation wide with pledges coming in from Vancouver, BC and Dartmouth, NS – very cool! And the lucky class winning the pizza lunch is Mr.Tamkei’s Kindergarten class!

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed, fundraised, volunteered or danced to make this happen.

A musical night out

a musical night out! social media posts

Adults, leave the kids at home for the evening and join us for a night of music, fun, and a chance to win amazing prizes – PLUS you’ll be supporting Play EH!.

WHEN: Saturday, February 23rd (doors open at 8pm)

WHERE: Coxwell Legion (243 Coxwell Ave)

WHAT: An adults-only evening of incredible live music, a 50/50 draw, and a live auction for Raptor’s Tickets. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Invite your friends to join us, too!

Space is limited, so grab your tickets today!

For more information, please contact our fantastic Play EH! team.

Monthly Pizza Lunches!

Children in silhouette playing on Play EH! letters

Please keep an eye out for a monthly pizza lunch order form that will be coming home in backpacks this week. All proceeds will be in support of Play EH! Please submit your orders by Jan 28 (for ALL pizza lunch dates) and skip packing lunches on February 1, March 8, April 5, May 3 and June 14!

Before we go, do you want to hear a joke about pizza?
Never mind, it’s too cheesy.