Deck the Halls with Poison Ivy! ‘Tis the season to be slimy!

Let’s start this week’s post with a fundraising report back to the community, shall we?

childrens-magazinesFirst up – QSP: A big thank you to all parents, students, Earl Haig staff and family and friends who made the fundraiser such a success. Over $8500 was raised which means approximately $2500 in profit for the school.  Enjoy your new magazines! And thank you for donating your older magazines for reuse in the classroom.  Thanks to Tracy for coordinating this massive undertaking and Andria for keeping the bulletin board so beautiful.

Pumpkin Patch: A beautiful crisp morning, a kindergarten yard filled with pumpkins, 1622609_854528481259161_937350264095523692_nand two tables of baked goods and honey equals a recipe for Fall Fun. 200 pumpkins were delivered in the wee hours of the morning, and all were gone by 10:00 that morning. Amazing!  Thank you to everyone who bought a pumpkin or purchased baked goods and to those who volunteered their time to help out with pumpkin unloading,  sales and clean up.

Money, Money Money:

VolunteersThese parent volunteers and the School Council worked hard to raise a record breaking amount of over $1000 through the Pumpkin Patch. This money, coupled with the money raised from QSP, will go towards funding Scientists in the Schools for all grade levels, along with some much needed gym improvements.  We cannot say it enough: thank you to every parent, student, staff member, friend and family member of Earl Haig for your continued generosity.

Lost and Found: The Lost and Found bin in the front hallway is already bulging with content.  Please come and claim your missing gear.

Halloween Parade: the forecast is calling for snow, all the better for all the mini Elsas and Annas to recreate Frozen as they parade on the track at 9:40. We would love to see your photos of the parade! Email the school council, tweet @earlhaigschoolcouncil or post to our Facebook page.

Scare Away Hunger: the Me to We group is accepting non perishable food items for Centre 55.  Donations can be placed in a bin by the office.

Hullabaloo Fundraiser:
November 7 @ 7:30 in the Royal Canadian Legion on Coxwell. The bid items are extraordinary.  Activities with the teachers for a few lucky students, tickets to the Shaw Festival, 4 hours of housecleaning services (hello!), Maple Leaf tickets, and golf clubs are just a few items up for bid!

Tickets are up for sale in the schoolyard before school – look for school council chair Hilary Gray or Samantha Robinson in the yard at pick up or drop off.  Next week, tickets will be up for sale during daycare drop off (school front lobby) from 7:30am until the bell rings. Need more options? You can always email Hilary directly at with your ticket order or live on the edge and buy them at the door.

Please note this evening is geared towards adults. It is adult entertainment, but not that kind of adult entertainment. Just good clean fun bidding on items, with live music, a cash bar and snacks.  Check out our blog page to learn all about this incredible event and find out what items you can bid on.

Early French Immersion: Registration available online November 3 – December 5th. For JK parents who are interested in their child entering SK French Immersion. Please visit: 

November 4 and 5 – Presentations by Community Police Liaison Officer: School grade specific presentations by our school community Police Liaison Officer- PC Germaine

November 10  – School photo retakes – how did those photos turn out? Retakes after 1:00pm.

November 21 *note date change* – Grade 7 & 8 Immunizations Immunizations for Grade 7s and grade 8 girls

Other Business:

November 1 6:30 – 9 pm DECA’s 5th Annual Pumpkin Parade

November 3  6 – 9 pm Our recently re-elected school trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher is hosting the Ward 16 Council Meeting with special guest, Donna Quan the Director of Education for the TDSB.  Ward 16 Council Meeting Flyer 11.3.2014

November 15  8:00 am – 3:45 pm 8th annual Parenting Makes A Difference Conference “Increasing Knowledge and Enhancing Confidence” with keynote speaker J. Richard Gentry. Conference location the other Earl Haig, Earl Haig Secondary School. Register at

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Message from the TDSB: Tragic Events in Ottawa

We are all saddened by the tragic events that took place in Ottawa yesterday and our thoughts are with the families of those affected by this senseless tragedy. As we all deal with our own thoughts and figure out how to talk to our children about what happened, the TDSB is providing tips and information from Director Quan and the TDSB’s Support Staff Team.  Please click the following link to read Director Quan’s letter.  TDSB Director of Education Letter on Events in Ottawa.  Please speak to your child’s teacher if you feel additional support is needed for your child.

Spooky Business

Pumpkin Patch 2013This is it folks. Pumpkins Pumpkins. Get your Pumpkins!
This great event is anticipated by students in all grades. You won’t even recognize the Kindergarden playground it will be so full of pumpkins.
Buy a pumpkin in the morning and pick it up after school.
Buy some fresh baked muffins and be the most-loved person in your office.
Pumpkins and baked goods go on sale at 7:30 am.
Hullabaloo tickets will also be on sale at the bake sale table.

Coming Up:
October 23 – The Annual Pumpkin Patch (and bake sale)
October 23 – Vision and Hearing Clinics
October 24 – Respect/Responsibility Character Assembly on Friday morning following the announcements.  Rooms 21 and 15 will be presenting.  Parents are welcome to join in
October 31 – Halloween Parade – 9:40 am.
November 7 – 2nd Annual Hullabaloo and Silent Auction

Congratulations Cross Country Runners! 

Cross Country Hug Seventeen students went on to participate in the Cross Country finals at Ashbridge’s Bay on Monday, October 20th.  Honourable mention goes out to two of our Grade 3 students; Ingrid placed 14th and Ethan placed 3rd! Congratulations to all participants, parents and teachers! Way to go Eagles!  Over 100 students came out every morning to practice and run over the last few weeks. Thank you to the parents and teachers who supported them.  We had a fabulous showing and are very proud of all of our students.

Halloween Parade
Get a couple of wears out of that Spiderman or Elsa costume. On Friday, October 31st, we will be having our annual Halloween Parade at 9:40am outside on the track. Children are encouraged to wear their favourite costume.  Classes will be invited to the gym for a Halloween Dance!  The `Me to We’ group would like to “Scare Away Hunger” by collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank.  Food donations will be accepted at the front of the school and go towards Community Centre 55.

Hullabaloo – November 7
Lunch with Ms. Collins and Ms. Vlachos for you child?  A trip to the AGO with Ms. Sanderson?  How about a tea party with Mr. Bush and Ms. Kajak?  Those are some of these amazing priceless items up for auction.

Check out our Blog page to learn all about this incredible event and find out what items you can bid on.

Other Business
Help TDSB schools earn 500 new bike racks.

Information for French Immersion in the TDSB

DECA’s 5th Annual Pumpkin Parade

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