Grocery Cards Available

As you know, Earl Haig students have benefitted from a wonderful Snack and Lunch Nutrition Program provided through a combination of funds from the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) and donations from Earl Haig families. Unfortunately, during the school closure our dedicated Nutrition Program Staff Silvia and Shazia were unable to provide food to those students in our community who could use the extra support.

We are pleased to share with you that after recent discussions between the Earl Haig Nutrition Committee and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success we have now been able to redirect a portion of the funds in our account with TFSS to $50 cards for local grocery stores.

If you would like to request a $50 grocery card, please email our Office Secretary, Laurie Bowman, by June 8th with your full name and mailing address so that we can send all requests received to the TFSS before the end of June. **It is important that within your email you give TFSS permission to mail a card directly to the address you have provided.

If you know of an Earl Haig family that might like to request a card but may not be on our Council mailing list, please forward this message along to them.

Latest School Developments

Yesterday’s announcement from the Ministry of Education about continued school closures was likely not much of a surprise. Although things are staying the same for the next six weeks, this may mean many changes for you and your child(ren). Please let us know if there is any way we can help you during this next period of time.

Wondering when you can get your pencil case or indoor shoes?? Here is the latest word from the TDSB: “We know that some students and families are eager to collect personal belongings that remain in our schools. Please be assured that plans are underway to determine how this can be done safely. We are working with Toronto Public Health on next steps and will share the plan as soon as it is finalized.”

June SAC Meeting – TBD

We are waiting for further announcements from the TDSB before we hold a SAC meeting with our principals. We will schedule an online meeting most likely in the first week of June, and will be sure to post the meeting info on our blog and via our social media channels. Stay tuned.

For information on the role of school advisory councils during Covid-19, please take a look at this letter and FAQ from the TDSB.

Community Support During Covid-19

At our latest council meeting there was a lot of discussion on how we can help food insecure families in our community during COVID-19. Our students and teachers have been part of the solution, but you can be, too!

Local food donation programs you can support if you’re able to:

1. Donate food by appointment to the Salvation Army, Community and Family Services – East Toronto Corps at Woodbine Ave and Danforth Ave.

2. Food donations can be made in-person to the East End United Regional Ministry – Glen Rhodes Food Bank on Wednesdays 9:00am-4:00pm.

3. Donate financially to Toronto Foundation for Student Success (the non-profit that organizes our school lunch and snack program) – they are distributing grocery gift cards.

4. Donate financially to the “I Ate” campaign for Food Bank Canada.

***Please let us know in the comments below if there are other ways to give / donate food!!