Play, Eh! Help Us Redesign Our Eastern School Yard!

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Before our Earl Haig community heads off for a fun and safe March break, we wanted to make sure you knew about an upcoming meeting about our very exciting eastern school yard redesign.

Please join us for this collaborative session focussed on the renewal and transformation of our eastern school yard. We want to hear your input and creativity on how to redesign the best possible space for our school and community!

The meeting runs from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, on Thursday, March 22nd, at the school. Please RSVP to Vice-Principal Richard Ng if you are able to attend.

Have a wonderful March break!

 

Looking Ahead to March

We’ve had a fantastic February – both weather-wise and in terms of our cupcake sale, which raised $900 (thanks to some sweet-toothed students!) – and we are now looking ahead to a busy and fun March!

Food Around the World

First up, tomorrow, March 1st, we have our wildly popular Food Around the World potluck. It will run from 6-8pm in the gymnasium. Bring a labelled nut-free dish to share, your own cutlery and plates, and get set to learn some new dance moves courtesy of Culture Shock Dance Troupe.

Let’s Go Marlies!

Next up, a reminder that Friday, March 2nd is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Toronto Marlies game on March 24th. Please send in the order form to your child’s teacher or the main office. It’s sure to be a fun game!

Call for Volunteers for the Spring Festival!

Lastly, we are hosting a volunteer kick-off meeting this Sunday, March 4th for our spring community festival (happening May/June – date to be confirmed soon).

The festival is always the most anticipated event of the year at Earl Haig PS! It’s hosted in our school yard and is loaded with food, fun, games, and entertainment all while raising much needed funds for our school! There are tons of ways for you to help make this event a success, (both before and during the event) like food prep, game set-up, volunteer to work festival stations, or help supply prizes and/or baked goods.

Whether you’re able to attend the kick-off meeting or not, please send Hilary a note if you’re interested in volunteering for this year’s festival. We can only make these great events happen with your support!

 

Reminder: RSVP for your seat at The Toronto Marlies game!

Just a reminder to RSVP by Friday, March 2nd to attend The Toronto Marlies game on March 24th (4pm start) with other members of Earl Haig PS. Please submit the order form that was sent home in mailbags to your teacher or to the main office by Friday. Tickets are $22 each and you can buy as many as you would like.

It’s sure to be a great game! Our very own Earl Haig Choir will be singing during intermission, there will be a family skate on the ice afterward (7pm – 7:50pm), and 40 students will be picked via a lottery draw to participate in the pre-game Fan Tunnel.

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MMMmmm… Our Food Around The World Potluck is Back!

foodAroundTheWorldGraphic-01Put your chef’s hat on and prepare a dish to share with your friends in the Earl Haig community!

Once again, families and staff are invited to our wildly popular Food Around the World potluck taking place on Thursday, March 1, from 6-8pm, in the gymnasium.

Bring a dish to share from your cultural background or simply one that your family loves to eat. Whether it’s a main dish, salad or dessert…everything will be appreciated and enjoyed. (Pizza will also be on hand.)

Please bring your own cutlery and plates and clearly label any serving dishes. Remember, all dishes must be nut-free. Please label any other special dietary considerations (gluten-free, egg-free, etc.) that your dish may include.

Afterward, Culture Shock Dance Troupe will rock our bodies and teach us some new moves!

 

Next School Council Meeting – Wednesday, February 21st

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We hope you will join us for our next school council meeting, taking place this Wednesday, February 21st, from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Music Room.

We will have a very special guest speaker at this month’s meeting! Ruth Bell (TDSB Principal of Safe and Caring School) will be speaking about progressive discipline — what is it? and what does it mean for your child’s classroom?

As always, the council meeting will include 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 the 21st.

We want to hear from you!  All adult caregivers are welcome to attend the meeting (you don’t need to be on the school council). Free childcare is available for anyone who needs it. 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.

Hope to see you there!

Calling All Cupcake Bakers!

baker-valentineBakers are needed for our annual Valentine’s Day cupcake sale on Wednesday, February 14th. All shapes, colours, and flavours of cupcakes are welcome. Feel free to get creative – the more elaborate the decorations, the faster they seem to sell!

All baked goods must be nut free. Please be sure to include a note with any further dietary considerations (i.e. wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free).

Please bring your cupcakes to the office on February 13th or the morning of the 14th.

The bake sale will be taking place after lunch and each delicious cupcake will cost $1. Proceeds will go towards improving the sound system in the gym.

Volunteers needed

If you can donate an hour, please consider working the cupcake table during the sale.  Click here to sign up for a shift.

Bottle Drive Cancelled

school-council-bottle-drive-CANCELLEDUnfortunately, the extreme cold temperatures are going to get the better of us. At -22 feeling like -35 degrees, it would be irresponsible to ask our good people to stand outside and sort bottles for 4 hours tomorrow.

SO: please consider bringing your bottles back as planned, tomorrow or another day, and saving the donation for the school. We will put a donation jar in the school office.
Apologies, but as we know, Mother Nature is a tough beast.

Stay warm and enjoy your weekend. School starts again Monday!