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