Join the White Pine Reading Club 2017-18
The reveal party for the 2017-2018 titles will be held on November 23rd 2017 in the library at 3:35p.m!
Listen to announcements for updates.
Fill out this registration form to confirm your attendance. .
For further details about White Pine Reading Club, please visit our Earl Haig White Pine Website or speak to a Teacher-Librarian.
Currently reading a great book and would like to recommend it?
Just Read It is a TDSB online forum that allows staff, students and the community within the TDSB region to share their reading experiences. Each month Just Read It draws names and awards book prizes to those students who are taking part in this forum. Interested in taking part? Click here to submit a suggestion!
For suggestions on what to read next visit the TDSB’s Reader’s Choice
Use our library catalogue to locate your next read. Feel free to suggest any books we may not have on our shelf.
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and the last Thursday of November in the US.
To learn more about how the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Canada read about it in the Canadian Encyclopedia. To discover how Thanksgiving is celebrated in the US check out Encyclopedia Britannica
Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks and celebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578.
There are a number of family activities happening around Toronto. Click here for a list
DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (or quite study) begins Tuesday, October 3.
On October 3rd our school Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) program will begin. Every Tuesday and Thursday all Earl Haig students and staff dedicate 20 minutes to uninterrupted reading (or quiet study). Unplug, unwind and be prepared to be silent every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:05-10:25
Are you ready for DEAR? It is just around the corner, so we strongly encourage you to visit our Library Commons to browse for a new read.
Visit our library catalogue to locate a book today. Happen reading Haig!
Carpe Librum: Seize the book!
On Friday September 29, students and staff across the TDSB will come together and wear Orange Shirts to recognize the harm that the Residential School System did to First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and to recognize that every child matters.Orange Shirt Day has been marked in schools across Canada in a variety of ways, including Orange Ribbon campaigns, commemorative walks, and wearing orange shirts. Over 6,500 survivor statements have been collected by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which concluded in 2016 after six years of research and testimonies. Senator Murray Sinclair has stated that “reconciliation must fall in the hands of Canadians, not solely with Indigenous peoples.”
“Orange Shirt Day is a movement that officially began in 2013 but in reality it began in 1973 when six year old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC. The date, September 30, was chosen becaus
e that was the time of the year the trucks and buses would enter the communities to “collect” the children and deliver them to their harsh new reality of cultural assimilation, mental, sexual and physical abuse, shame and deprivation. The impact of residential schools affects every Canadian.”
See Phyllis Webstad’s story below (originally published in Native News Online) and learn more online.For more information visit www.tdsb.on.ca/aboriginaleducation.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2017-2018:
Do you like working with books? Are you hard-working and responsible? Interested in being part of a dedicated team of students who help make Haig a better place?
If so, the Earl Haig Library Learning Commons is looking for you! Stay tuned to this blog for details on how and when to apply.
- collect volunteer hours and help the library become a richer learning environment!
- learn how the school library runs; gain research experience
- work with presentation tools (powerpoint, Google Slides ) to help promote services
- participate in leadership opportunities and gain leadership skills
- work with Teacher-Librarians to make the library a fun, dynamic place to learn
Click here for applications. Applications are due on Fri., Sept. 15th.
MANDATORY training sessions : Tues., Sept. 19th & Wed., Sept. 20th after school
Please speak to a Teacher-Librarian if you have any further questions.