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:

Back To School

Welcome back everyone.  The School Council hopes that you have all had a wonderful summer and a fantastic first week back.

Remember to stay up to date with all school events by subscribing to our Earl Haig School Council Calendar –

The first School Council meeting will be on September 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting goes until 8:30 pm and childcare is provided.  This meeting is especially important as School Council nominations and elections will occur.
More information will be following shortly, but we are looking for people to fill the roles of: Chair/Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, e-Communications Coordinator, Ward Council Rep and Members-at-Large.
A nomination form will be available in the school office next week and we will also send one out electronically. Feel free to nominate yourself or others (with consultation with that individual first) for any of the above positions and place it in the Council mailbox in the school office.

Please click here to get more information about your School Council

Important School Times:

8:40 – Yard Supervision Begins
8:55 – Entry to School
10:10 – 10:25 – Recess
11:45 – 12:40 – Lunch
2:05 – 2:15 – Recess
3:25 – Dismissal
3:40 – Yard Supervision Concludes

You can get all sorts of updates on our Blog and via our Twitter and Facebook pages.


Leaving Ladies and Final News

Leaving Ladies

Hilary Gray
(She’s the one on the left)
hilaryAt our last Council meeting, Hilary Gray, our beloved Council President, announced that she would be stepping aside as President. While we are excited for Hilary’s new teaching capacity in the TDSB, we are sad that she will no longer be able to sit as president.  Hilary has promised to mentor the council and will continue to play an active role in school events. Hilary, we thank you for all you’ve done and all you continue to do.

This means the School Council will be looking for new leadership at the September 2015 meeting.  If you are interested in learning more about the role, or have a great idea about being a co-president with a pal, feel free to reach out to the School Council ( The first School Council meeting of the new academic year will be September 15.

Ms. Ellis
ellisAs most of you will already know, Ms. Ellis has left Earl Haig.  We want to thank Ms. Ellis for being a dynamic, caring partner to the School Council. We wish her well in her sabbatical to devote more time to her family, and at her next school. We welcome Mr. McLachlan as the school’s new principal and look forward to continuing the work of the school council with him. 

There are quite a few other teachers leaving Earl Haig this year and we want to thank them for their contributions to student life at Earl Haig and their kindness in interactions with our children.

Eco Schools
Congratulations to Earl Haig for maintaining its Platinum Eco School designation!

Fundraising Survey
Thank you to everyone who has completed the fundraising survey. Your thoughts and comments are invaluable in assisting with the direction of fundraising at the school – what kind of campaigns to undertake, and where the monies should be directed. If you haven’t completed the survey yet, there is still time. Click here – the survey should not take more than 5 minutes to complete.