Save the Date: Next Virtual Council Meeting!

Please join us for our next virtual SAC meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm.

The meeting link will be posted here on our blog and on Facebook soon, so please stay tuned.

Outdoor Play Addition

Recess bags

We are thrilled to share news of a fundraising spend that will help our students get engaged in all that time they’re spending outdoors at school this year.

Last winter (wellllll before the pandemic!) the School Advisory Council agreed to fund Recess Bags to give students more engaging ways to play (especially as we wait for our Play EH project to finally get shovels in the ground).

The bags will include: grade-level sized soccer balls and footballs, skipping ropes of different sizes, scoops, and more. Everything will be kept in Ikea bags (for easy cleaning) and everything will be cleaned between classes/uses.

What seemed like a great addition last year, feels instrumental this year. Huge thanks to Mr. Taylor and his team for coordinating these bags!

Outerwear Lending Library Details

We’ve had some questions about how the Outerwear Library will work and thought we’d share some more info on that — as well as a plea for more contributions! Our donation week wraps up tomorrow and we are still low on items.

Donations won’t be accepted after this week so that all contributions can be left untouched for 7 days to minimize any risk of Covid-19 transmission. After that, all items will be sorted and brought to the Music Room and arranged for easy handling and left untouched for another 7 days. Once the Outerwear Lending Library is in operation, teachers will be able to access it from an exterior door as needed.

Items from the Lending Library can be borrowed for the short-term or indefinitely. Any items returned back to the Lending Library should be washed and bagged and will be isolated for 7 days before put back into circulation.

Now comes the ask…. do you have any new or gently used (and CLEAN) items that you can donate? We are really hoping to have a good selection of items and sizes to ensure none of our Earl Haig students are left cold or wet during outdoor learning. Please drop donations off to the front door of 89 Hanson Street by the end of this week. ** Larger sizes (grades 3-8) are most needed **

For any families that would like to make use of our (free!) Outerwear Lending Library, please email us or contact Acting Principal Upeslacis or Vice Principal Landry.