Earl Haig’s Walk-In For Education

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Earl Haig students, staff and community members are encouraged to participate on Thursday, October 10th and send the message that all education cuts need to be reversed and that there is a demand for a FULLY-FUNDED, HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR ALL!

We will gather outside the school at 8:10am and then march out to Coxwell Ave, up Coxwell Ave, and along the Danforth. We will return to the school by 8:40am in time for staff to ‘walk in’ to work.

We hope you join us – let’s make a difference together!

Save The Date: Pumpkin Patch!

While we are smack dab in the middle of a very busy week at Earl Haig, we want to make sure to give you the heads up about our upcoming Pumpkin Patch! If you’re headed out apple picking in the weeks ahead, save that trunk space for the apples and don’t worry about lugging home a pumpkin, too, because we will have you covered – with all proceeds going straight back to support our school!

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Join us on Friday, October 25th from 7:30am onward in the Kindergarten play yard for our annual Pumpkin Patch! Purchase your pumpkins for Halloween (plus some yummy baked goods!) and support the school!

Our Pumpkin Patch includes:
– HUGE pumpkins for sale
– Yummy baked goods
– Local Honey to purchase (limited supply)
– FREE coffee!!

***Cash only.

Note: You can pay for your pumpkin in the morning at the sale and leave it in the Kindie yard (labelled with your name) until you take it home at the end of the day. Come one! Come all!

Earl Haig Happenings

We have A LOT going on at Earl Haig right now: 

Picture Day + Curriculum Night

First up, just a reminder that tomorrow is both Picture Day for students (say cheese!) and Curriculum Night for families.

If you ordered pizza slices from the SAC, please come to the lunchroom between 5:15 and 6:25pm to pick up your food. Classroom visits take place at 6:30pm (and again at 7:00pm) and they are a great opportunity to see your child’s classroom, meet the teacher, hear about learning opportunities and ask general questions.

On curriculum night, please sign up for your Class Rep email list and please consider taking on the role of Parent Classroom Rep for your child’s class. The sign-up sheet should be available in your child’s classroom (but if not, ask your teacher!)  The Parent Classroom Rep would forward messages from SAC, the SAC Grade reps and Student council to their fellow classroom parents.  This would help us ensure that all of our students are hearing about Fun Friday’s, bake sales, movie nights, etc.  Parent Classroom Reps could also aid the Council Grade Reps to advocate for issues that are important to the specific age groups through email feedback. It’s a great way to get involved with only a minimal time requirement.

Earl Haig P.S. Terry Fox Community Walk

All are welcome to walk with the students this Thursday, September 26th. We will meet at 9am in the West Yard. Students are welcome to bring a toonie donation for The Terry Fox Foundation.

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Orange Shirt Day

Earl Haig P.S. will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on Monday, September 30th. This is a chance to discuss the harm of the residential school system in Canada to Indigenous children and communities and its ongoing effect on survivors.

Consider sending your child to school in an orange shirt (or other piece of orange clothing) on Orange Shirt Day. For a short list of resources for children, please consider this list provided by a local East End business, Old’s Cool General Store. All resources listed were created by indigenous people.

For more information about Orange Shirt Day, or to read Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story about having her new orange shirt taken from her as a young child, please visit the Every Child Matters website.

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Whew! That should be everything — sorry for all the scrolling!