The Countdown Is On!

Summer 2013 is in the homestretch! A new school year at Earl Haig begins on September 3rd. Watch this space for news from your School Council as we gear up for yet another exciting year.

Parent Council Meeting — tomorrow at 7 pm

The final meeting of the Earl Haig Parent Council for the 2012-2013 school year takes place tomorrow in the library on the second floor at 7 pm. All are welcome. Childcare is available in room 1.

Here is the agenda for the meeting. Join us after the meeting for refreshments as we celebrate another successful year. June 18 Final Agenda

Construction Update- Week of June 17th

Please see below for an important message from Ms. Ellis regarding the Kindergarten Extension and the roof construction that is slated to begin this week.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

RE: Roofing Project Advisement

The roof on our new kindergarten addition is ready to be added. Construction is scheduled to begin mid-week of the 17th of June and be completed the end of the same week, weather permitting.

The roofing project needs to be undertaken during daylight hours in relatively good weather in order to ensure both worker safety and proper roof application.

As noted above, commencement of work may be impacted by weather conditions. Once the project commences, every daylight work hour will be utilized until the completion of the project.

The roofing process may produce uncomfortable asphalt odours, which may enter the building. Wind direction, humidity, shape and setting of the school create difficulties in predicting the extent of fume penetration into the building.

If your child is known to be allergic, asthmatic or sensitive to asphalt fumes, please notify your school Principal.

If you require any further information, please feel free to contact the school.

Thank you,


Ms. Ellis

Olga Ellis


Earl Haig Public School

15 Earl Haig Avenue

Toronto, M4C 1E2

Tel: (416)393-1640


Next School Council meeting is June 18th!

Please join us Tuesday June 18th at 7:00 pm in the library for the last School Council meeting of the year. All are welcome to attend. Childcare is provided in room 1 on the main floor.

We’ll also be sharing some snacks and refreshments afterward, so bring your favourite appetizer to add to the fun.  See you there!

Amazing Community Event

The Earl Haig Community Festival was a HUGE success.  20+ cakes won at the cake walk, glitter tattoos, old school games and a talent show that not only showcased our Earl Haig talent, but allowed us to use our fancy new audio gear purchased with the funds from the school council.  Goodbye static and hello Carley Rae Jepson!

Thanks to everyone for volunteering.  Up next?  Our next batch of grade 8s graduate and our new kindergarten students get to meet their teachers!


We Need YOU!

The Earl Haig Community Festival is on Thursday and the organizers are looking for some more helping hands.  Post a comment to the blog, or send an email to with your contact information and the times you are available between 3:30 and 7 and we will most definitely get back to you.

We hope that you will all come out and join in the fun. As always, these kinds of events are successful because of the support of our families.

In the tradition of an Old School Festival, we are bringing back some tried and trues with our:

Cake Walk and Bake Table
Cakes and Baked Goods are still being collected so if you are feeling creative and in a baking mood then please let the School Council know or just show up with your treats the day of.

Win a Jar for $2
This is a fun way for all of the kids to win a prize but it relies on all of you to send in your fun jars filled with new “stuff” – the possibilities are endless

Other Fun Activities:
BBQ – with our talented BBQing guru teachers manning those grills
SpyCaching – with new clues and intrigue
Glitter Tattoos are back by popular demand
Life-Sized Chess Game
Outdoor Games Area

The Craft Zone will feature brand new crafts and the introduction of a Craft Pass – Come and check it out!!

A jewellery sale sponsored by our Me to We group

EcoEagles initiatives with the launch of this year’s EcoEagles limited edition t-shirt.

The Earl Haig Old School Community Festival Needs Jars!

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAWe’re in the home stretch! The Earl Haig Old School Community Festival is on May 30 — that’s next week — and we need your help!

By popular demand, we are bringing back the JARS! The only catch? We NEED jars filled with cool things and LOTS of them. Starting next week, please bring in to school your jars filled with NEW things.

You can fill your jar with lots of one thing, like marbles, bubble
gum, stickers, balloons, racing cars – or go with a theme jar such as a jar
filled with magic tricks, crafts, outdoor activities – you get the idea.
Get creative and start planning YOUR jar! Jars can be dropped off in the office.

A filled jar can be yours (or your kid’s) for only $2 at our Old School Community Festival — buy a ticket, get a jar. It’s that easy!