Support Earl Haig While You Shop!

Who doesn’t love a gift card to their favourite store under the tree?

If you’re considering giving gift cards this holiday season, why not order cards from the comfort of your own home while simultaneously supporting Earl Haig School Council? It’s a win-win! Click on over to FundScrip and see all of the retailers partnered with this fantastic Canadian fundraising platform. FundScrip provides monthly promotions that maximize the automated donation to our school. For example, this month a gift card to Old Navy will earn our school 10% of the face value of the gift card. You pay $100, then you get the $100 gift card and our council gets $10! You’ll find more details about the program in the Fundraising section of our Council’s website.

FYI: FundScrip recommends ordering your cards before mid-December to ensure delivery by December 24th!

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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!

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November Council Meeting (NEW DATE)

Join us for the last School Council meeting of 2017 (there is no meeting in December!).

Calendar iconThe Council will be meeting on a new date — Tuesday, November 21st —from 7pm to 8:30pm in the school Music Room.

Please join us to learn about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events such as our Holiday Hullabaloo (happening on December 1st).

Each council meeting includes updates from Principal McLachlan. If you have a question, comment or suggestion you would like Principal McLachlan to address at the meeting, please visit our Questions for the Principal page and click submit before noon on November 21st.

We want to hear from you!  You don’t need to be on the council to attend the meeting – everyone is welcome!  Free child care is provided.  Council meetings are a great opportunity to share your ideas of new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students at Earl Haig!

Winter clothing swap cancellation

The winter outerwear swap scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th in the gym has been cancelled due to a lack of donations.

What has been donated already will be available as a “swap box” outside the school office. The cold weather is fast approaching, so please come by and see if the swap box has anything you need to fill out winter wardrobes. The swap box will be available until the end of next week at which point the rest will be donated to New Circles clothing donation program.

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: chrislittle71@gmail.com 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 hmckgray@gmail.com. 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 earlhaigschoolcouncil@gmail.com to make arrangements.

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FundScrip Gift Cards

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Just under two months to go before the Christmas holidays – between the baking, and parties, and decorating, who has time for Christmas shopping? But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

The FundScrip gift card program is a great way to shop for friends, family (and those special teachers and caregivers!) from the comfort of your home AND raise funds for our school. Double yay!

Click here to learn more– place your orders soon and receive them in plenty of time for the holidays!

 

The Pumpkin Patch & Bake Sale is Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that the pumpkin patch and bake sale takes place bright and early tomorrow morning (starting at 7:30am) in the Kindergarten play yard. Please note that the event is ‘cash only.’

There will be pumpkins and baked goods for purchase, and the latest buzz is that there will be honey for sale, too!

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