Donations for Our Outerwear Lending Library

We’ve had a great run of weather this fall, but it looks like that forecast is starting to change. With rain for most of this week and temperatures starting to drop, let’s help keep our EH students’ spirits high by keeping them dry and warm this fall/winter.

Can you donate new or gently used (and CLEAN) items to our parent/caregiver led Outerwear Lending Library? We are looking for rain pants, snow pants, coats, and all the accessories needed to keep kids warm while they have extended time outdoors this year. Donations can be dropped off to a bin by the front door of 89 Hanson Street this week (October 19-23). ** Larger sizes (grades 3-8) are most needed **

For any families that would like to make use of our (free!) Outerwear Lending Library, please email us or contact Acting Principal Upeslacis or Vice Principal Landry.

Your 2020-21 Executive + Next Meeting Date

Please welcome the 2020-21 executive team for your Earl Haig School Advisory Council!

Chair: Polly Vandenberg

Past Chair: Shannon Butcher

Co-Treasurer: Nicole Lambe + Stephanie Little

Co-Secretary: Cleo Buster + Jen Wilkinson

Advocacy Co-Leads: Nupur Deonarine + Dara Rawlins

Ward Council Reps: Nupur Deonarine + Rosalyn Wise

Nutrition Committee: Pilar Hernandez + Claire Sibonney

Communications Committee: Madelaine Hamilton, Michelle Loney, Kate Raven, Karen Simpson

Fundraising Committee: Josh Grossman + Nicole Lambe

Grade Reps:

  • Kindergarten – Michael Duffy
  • Primary – Kristen Currie
  • Junior – TBD
  • Intermediate – Lorraine Godwin
  • French Rep – Sherry Lin
  • Virtual Rep – Jennifer Barnes

Members-at-large:

  • Amanda Cormier
  • Tanya Mustachi

Elections may be over, but there are still ways to participate in our School Advocacy Council. We are still on the lookout for someone to fill our Junior Grade Rep position (minimal time commitment) to help ensure we are communicating with and hearing from parents/caregivers for all of our students. If you’re interested in this role, please email us. We will also be reaching out to our community throughout the school year for help as we strive to ensure all of our students have a safe and fulfilling year.

Next meeting

We hope you’ll join us at our next SAC meeting on Zoom (Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00pm). We had a record-breaking turnout for our September meeting and we had some great discussions on how to support our school community in the year ahead. All parents/caregivers are welcome to join the call and you absolutely don’t need to be part of the executive. Hope to see you in the Zoom grid next week!

Paper tree with bare leaves and colourful leaves falling. Attached to interior wall.

Nutrition Program Re-Launch

We know there is a lot going on right now (in the world, and in our school). We are all working together to create the best and safest in-person learning environment we can, and providing nutritious and delicious food for our students is one thing we can control and contribute to right now.

With health and safety of our students our top priority this year, we have decided to pivot the way we serve food. We are re-launching the nutrition program Monday, October 5th. To start, we are offering a morning snack to all students. The snacks will be individually wrapped and prepared in the school by our amazing chefs, Silvia and Shazia, following Toronto Public Health COVID-19 and nutrition guidelines for student nutrition programs.

For parents and caregivers that are interested in having their children receive the morning snack, please fill out this form and return it to your child’s teacher by tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30th. You can either fill it in electronically (the PDF should have editable fields) and email it to your child’s teacher or you can print it, fill it in by hand and send it to school tomorrow morning. We understand it is short notice but revamping the nutrition program so quickly has been quite an undertaking and we are trying to get this program up and running as soon as possible.

At this time we are not asking for donations to participate. Although, if you would like to contribute to our nutrition program you can donate online (choose 2 – Student Nutrition Programs under the Fund option and enter Earl Haig Public School in the message box).

The nutrition program committee would like to hear from you. In the coming months we may offer a cold lunch if families are interested. The lunches would be delivered to the classes alongside the snack. If you would like to see this at our school or have suggestions, please email: EarlHaigPS.StudentNutrition@gmail.com.