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!

A Hullabaloo Thank You

A Big Hullabaloo Thank You!

The tally is in for our Holiday Hullabaloo earlier this month: we raised over $11,000! And we had a great time doing it!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the fabulous evening. And a big thank you to the dedicated team of volunteers, especially Chris and Steph Little, who put on a tremendous event.

Just a reminder that that money goes toward funding classroom enrichment materials for teachers, and things such as busses for trips, technology, and, hopefully, maybe, (pending a vote, of course) a better PA system… We’ll have that discussion in January.

Where do your fundraising dollars go

Reminder: The Holiday Hullabaloo is tomorrow!

Poster – Hullabaloo2017We are all set for the Earl Haig School Council Holiday Hullabaloo tomorrow night. Come raise a glass with fellow “classmates” and enjoy great appetizers and entertainment.

We also have a fantastic line up of silent auction items for bidding on to help you check off some holiday gift buying or to keep for yourself (we promise we won’t tell!). You can see the full list of items here.

If you still need tickets, don’t worry! They can be bought for $20 at the door tomorrow night at the Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Avenue (doors open at 7:30pm).

Hope to see you there!


The Holiday Hullabaloo is fast approaching!

We are getting close to the holiday party of the year! The Hullabaloo will have cocktails, appetizers, entertainment, and a fantastic line up of silent auction items to bid on to help you check off some holiday gift buying from your to-do list.


Things like:

  • Instant Pot Programmable 8qt Pressure Cooker
  • Apple iPad 32GB, Wi-Fi in ‘Space Gray’ finish
  • A Trimaran Cruise for up to 12 People on Lake Ontario next summer
  • Leafs vs. Tampa Bay, Jan 4th, Sec 324, Row 10, 20 & 21
  • Numerous gift cards and vouchers to places like Café Cocoro, The Keg, Fresh Paint Studio, and Hastings Barber Shop

Check out our full (and growing) list of silent auction items here and be sure to join us on Friday, December 1st, at the Royal Canadian Legion (243 Coxwell Avenue) to share cocktails and appetizers with your fellow “classmates” all while raising funds that will directly benefit the students of Earl Haig PS.

Still need your tickets?

You can buy your Hullabaloo tickets in advance for $15. Tickets can be purchased online, in-person tomorrow morning between 8:45-9:10am near the play structure by the primary side entrance (bring cash!), or by contacting Hilary at

Tickets can also be bought for $20 at the door on Hullabaloo night.

Interested in volunteering?

We still have some openings on the A-team that is making this amazing event happen. If you’re able to help out, visit our Volunteer SignUp page and sign up.

See you at the Hullabaloo!

Support Earl Haig While You Shop!

Who doesn’t love a gift card to their favourite store under the tree?

If you’re considering giving gift cards this holiday season, why not order cards from the comfort of your own home while simultaneously supporting Earl Haig School Council? It’s a win-win! Click on over to FundScrip and see all of the retailers partnered with this fantastic Canadian fundraising platform. FundScrip provides monthly promotions that maximize the automated donation to our school. For example, this month a gift card to Old Navy will earn our school 10% of the face value of the gift card. You pay $100, then you get the $100 gift card and our council gets $10! You’ll find more details about the program in the Fundraising section of our Council’s website.

FYI: FundScrip recommends ordering your cards before mid-December to ensure delivery by December 24th!


Bakers Needed for Holiday Hullabaloo

Our Earl Haig School Council: Holiday Hullabaloo is going to be fun, fabulous and full of holiday treats! Bakers, we would love it if you could bake some holiday goodies for the event, in an effort to raise even more funds for the students and the school!

PS – Still need a ticket? Buy tickets online for $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. See you December 1st, and come ready to party!




November Council Meeting (NEW DATE)

Join us for the last School Council meeting of 2017 (there is no meeting in December!).

Calendar iconThe Council will be meeting on a new date — Tuesday, November 21st —from 7pm to 8:30pm in the school Music Room.

Please join us to learn about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events such as our Holiday Hullabaloo (happening on December 1st).

Each council meeting includes 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 November 21st.

We want to hear from you!  You don’t need to be on the council to attend the meeting – everyone is welcome!  Free child care is provided.  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!

Winter clothing swap cancellation

The winter outerwear swap scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th in the gym has been cancelled due to a lack of donations.

What has been donated already will be available as a “swap box” outside the school office. The cold weather is fast approaching, so please come by and see if the swap box has anything you need to fill out winter wardrobes. The swap box will be available until the end of next week at which point the rest will be donated to New Circles clothing donation program.