Grab a Slice (or Two!) at Curriculum Night

flying-pizza-01.pngCurriculum Night is next Wednesday (September 26th), and it’s always a rush to feed the kids and get back to school. Let us help feed you!

Look for this form in your child’s backpack this weekend. Send in the filled-out order form with payment and then, on Curriculum Night, just pick up your pizza (between 5:15 to 6:25pm) and eat with friends in the lunchroom. Kids can hit the playground before heading up to classrooms for the first teacher session at 6:35pm. (For those with multiple students – there is a second round of classroom sessions at 7:00pm)

Hope to see you on Curriculum Night – come hungry!

Please hand in one form per family, by Tuesday at 9 am.
Food must be preordered, so late orders will not be accepted.

Tomorrow: First School Council Meeting & Terry Fox Walk

Come one, come all!

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, September 20th, is our first school council meeting of the year. We will be meeting in the Music Room from 7pm to 8:30pm (and there is free childcare available). We have a lot to discuss and the new Principal will be there, too. Please join us if you can!

Terry Fox Community Walk at Earl Haig P.S!

All are welcome to walk with the students on Thursday, September 20th. We are meeting at 9am in the West Yard. Please send a toonie (or more!) with your student as a donation for The Terry Fox Foundation.

We hope to see you there!

Terry Fox Run

Course Maps Available for Cross Country Runners

Cross Country Runners

Our Earl Haig P.S. cross country running team is at it again! Many of our students, in grades 1 through 8, can be found lacing up their running shoes at the school track most mornings to get ready for the big meet down at Ashbridge’s Bay on October 4th.

To our cross country running families: if you’d like to go the extra mile and check out the course on your own, race course maps for the Ashbridge’s meet are available here:

Good luck with your training – we’re all rooting for you!

NEW DATE: First School Council Meeting

Hello everyone!

Please take note of the date change for our first school council meeting of the year. We are now going to meet on Thursday, September 20th, from 7:00-8:30, in the music room. (Childcare will be provided)

If you are interested in an elected role, please fill out the self-nomination form that was sent home in backpacks earlier this week and bring it with you to our first meeting.

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In addition to Executive Council roles, there are many other ways parents and caregivers can help – snack/lunch program volunteers, bakers, event support, and so much more!

This year, we will also be kicking our playground revitalization project into high gear. PLAY EH! will need team members – especially those with experience in writing grant proposal, communications, and fundraising. If you are interested, we will be collecting names at our meeting next week.

It’s going to be a busy and exciting year. Hope to see you as we kick it all off on the 20th!

Welcome (Back) to School & the First School Council Meeting of the Year

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Welcome (back) to everyone and we hope all the kids had a great first week of school!

For those new to the school, this blog, along with the twitter account @EarlHaigCouncilFacebook page and Earl Haig School Calendar are run by volunteer efforts of the School Council. Our Facebook page is updated with the most frequency but also be sure to sign up to receive our blog posts in your email inbox so that you never miss a thing.

Welcome Coffee

It was great to see so many of you out at our coffee meet and greet on the first day of school. We are so sorry we ran out of coffee but we hope we at least helped some of you caffeinate properly for your morning!

School Council: We’d love to have you join us!

If you’re not familiar with the School Council, we are the parent/caregiver group that organizes and runs events throughout the year to bolster community spirit and raise funds. We meet most months (skipping December and March) with the administration and teacher representatives to discuss issues like facilities, extra-curricular clubs/teams, student concerns, special events, and academic issues.

You don’t need to be on the council to attend and everyone is welcome! (Childcare is provided in the Kindergarten room)

Our first school council meeting is taking place on (NEW DATE!) Thursday, September 20th, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Music Room and we look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting newcomers. It’s a big night, as we will be holding elections for the 2018-2019 School Council. If you are interested in joining the executive team, take a look to see what positions we have. If you’re not interested in joining the executive, you are absolutely still welcome to join our meetings each month and there are volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

School Menus

Lastly, we’ve added a new page on the blog for menus for our fantastic hot lunch and snack program. Be careful, though – because looking at these menus for too long is almost guaranteed to make your stomach rumble. Menus will be updated as they are made available.

** Please note, occasionally there are menu substitutions due to circumstances beyond control.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at our meeting on September 20th as we kick off another great year at Earl Haig P.S.!

 

First Day of School Coffee & Cookies

The first day of school is less than a week away! As you scramble to get kids ready for another school year and as you squeeze the last few drops of summer fun into your days, please make a note in your calendar to join the Earl Haig School Council on Tuesday, September 4th for “Welcome (back)!” coffee and cookies in the west yard after drop-off. Let’s celebrate the start of another great year at Earl Haig P.S.!

Hope to see you there!

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School Year Wrap-Up

graduation_capCongrats to our graduates!

We sent off our graduates today at the Grade 8 graduation ceremony and after party at Danforth Bowl – congratulations and best of luck to our newest Earl Haig alum!

Baked goods for our teachers

We have one last ask of our fantastic volunteers before closing out the school year. If you have a chance to bake something this evening to thank our wonderful teachers for another great year, please bring your yummy (nut free) baked goods to the school office tomorrow morning. 

Thank you (from the bottom of our Earl Haig hearts)

And speaking of our volunteers: all of us here on the Earl Haig School Council would like to extend a huge thank you to our fantastic community of parents and caregivers for your service to the school and the children. None of our amazing events this year could have happened without your donated time and/or donated dollars.

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We wish everyone a safe and fun-filled summer. See you in September!!

Stay in touch – You can get all sorts of updates via our Twitter account @EarlHaigCouncil and Facebook page http://on.fb.me/20yB1TH