How do you mend a broken jack-o-lantern?
…With a pumpkin patch!
Just a reminder that we are turning the Kindergarten play yard into our very own pumpkin patch tomorrow morning.
We will have pumpkins of various sizes for sale ($7 each), and yummy baked goods and jars of honey up for grabs, too. Please note, the event is cash only. For your convenience, pumpkins can be purchased at the sale and picked up at the end of the school day.
It looks like it will be a chilly morning, so be sure to warm yourself up with a hot cup of FREE coffee at the pumpkin patch, too.
As always, all money raised helps fund school and education initiatives for Earl Haig students.
We hope to see you there!
Halloween is gearing up at Earl Haig and we have a couple of additional school community initiatives to share with you.
Halloween for hunger food drive
The Earl Haig PS community is collecting non-perishable food items until October 31st in support of Community Centre 55. Collection boxes can be found in front of the school’s office. Please consider giving what you can to help scare away hunger.
Suggestions of items to donate include:
- Pasta (canned or dry) and pasta sauces.
- Canned meats and fish.
- Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts)
- Canned goods (beans, soups, stews)
- Canned and powdered milk
- Canned vegetables and fruit
- Whole grain cereals
- Infant foods and baby formula
- Pet Food
Take ’em or leave ’em costume swap
From now until Halloween, drop off unneeded costumes on the costume swap table located outside the office and walk away with a boo-tiful new-to-you costume for your kiddo this Halloween! It’s a take ’em or leave ’em swap, so you can pick up a costume even if you don’t have one to donate. Please stop by!
We need your help to make our annual Pumpkin Patch on October 25th a great success!
Volunteer on Pumpkin Patch day
The fun begins early with unloading the pumpkins and transforming the Kindergarten playground into a Pumpkin Patch. Then, we need volunteers to sell the pumpkins and baked goods throughout the morning! Will you help? We sure hope so! Please sign up online with the shift (or shifts!) that work for your schedule: http://signup.com/go/LpZcDuJ
Volunteer ahead of time
Want to help but can’t volunteer at the event? You’re in luck! We will need bakers to donate a breakfast friendly baked good (please, no nuts!). Bakers can bring their yummy goods to the office the day before or to the Kindergarten yard the morning of the sale.
As always, thanks for your help!
Candidates for Ward 16 School Trustee will be speaking at an all-candidates meeting tonight (Monday, October 15th) at 7:30 PM at D.A. Morrison Middle School (271 Gledhill Avenue). If you’re still undecided about your school trustee vote in our upcoming election (on October 22nd) and are able to come out this evening – please check it out.
Please welcome the 2018-19 executive team for your Earl Haig School Council!
- Barb Bower
- Shannon Butcher
- Nicole Lambe
- Stephanie Little
- Michelle Loney
- Melinda McCaffrey
- Karen Simpson
- Susanne Chung-Yee
- Sarah Farrell
- Andrew Simpson
Members at Large
- Jen Barnes
- Nupur Deonarine
- Pilar Hernandez
- Sally Jacquart
- Khanh Le
- Dmitri Melamed
- Emma Rohmann
- Christopher Vincente
Since school council elections are now over, it is safe to attend school council meetings for the rest of the year!
Remember, you do not need to be part of the executive committee or a member at large to attend – we encourage all parents or caregivers to join us. Please join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 PM (childcare is provided) to learn more about what the staff, parents and community are contributing to the education of Earl Haig’s student body. Have a great idea for a new initiative at the school? Fancy forming a fabulous fundraiser but can’t make the council meeting? Then please email your ideas or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Hope to see you there!
Please join us on Tuesday, October 16th from 7pm to 8:30pm in the school Music Room (basement) for our next School Council meeting. (Please note, childcare is available.)
At the meeting, you’ll learn 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.
Hope to see you there!
Whether you’re pro- pumpkin spice latte or not, October is here and Earl Haig School Council is gearing up for our upcoming Pumpkin Patch fundraiser!
Please save the date! Thursday, October 25th (from 7:30am on in the Kindergarten play yard) to buy a HUGE pumpkin and a seasonal baked good or two. There will be jars of honey available (a limited supply) and we’re offering FREE coffee again this year to help you start your morning off on the right foot.
Our generous pumpkins are $7 each and are the perfect blank slate for your pumpkin carving artistry. You can pay for your pumpkin in the morning at the sale (cash only!) and leave it in the Kindie yard (labelled with your name) until you take it home at the end of the day.
Call for volunteers!
Interested in helping out? We will need bakers to donate a breakfast friendly baked good (please, no nuts!). Bakers can bring their yummy goods to the office the day before or to the Kindergarten yard the morning of the sale.
We will also need volunteers to help unload the pumpkins first thing in the morning and to help with sales during the event (7:30am – 12:30pm). To volunteer for day-of help, please sign up here or email us at email@example.com.