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Recently students were given a letter to take home to parents outlining Earl Grey's Direct Donation Drive that is a fundraising initiative for this year (a copy of the letter and donation form can be found by clicking here).  The school needs to raise $10,000.00 to update and/or replace technology and for other needs described below.   We ask that our parents support Earl Grey in this fundraising initiative that takes place until April 30th. 

 Your donations will be used to address the following areas, with consultation from both parents and staff:

  • Purchase 45 Google Chromebooks and 1 Charging cart

  • Upgrade 30 classroom desktop computers

  • Purchase 5 mobile Elmo data projectors

  • Field trip bursaries for families in need

  • Props and costumes for the upcoming Earl Grey school musical


Please drop off any donation application and envelope to the Main Office.  We appreciate all the support from our wonderful Earl Grey School Community.


Looking for something fun and free to do to celebrate Black History Month? Head to Harbour Front, today to Sunday to enjoy dancing, drumming, storytelling, and delicious food. Just google "Kumba" (Koo-m-ba)

In 1995, Oakville's Donovan Bailey was the "Worlds fastest human" winning world competitions and the gold at the 1996 olympics. This record would later be shattered by Usaine Bolt from Jamaica. Celebrating our athletes for black history month.

Watch for a new heritage minute on Viola Davis Desmond who in 1946 refused to sit in the balcony where the black community was forced to sit and was arrested. In 2010 the government of Nova Scotia finally apologized.

The goal is to celebrate individuals and events throughout history that have an impact on the African and Caribbean community. Carter G Woodson began this celebration in schools knowing education was the key to change. Stay tuned for more facts.



Art Night:  March 10th, 2016 (evening)


Do you have an artistic talent. Can you sing or dance or play a music instrument? Would you like to show case your talent at this years ART NIGHT, You can perform as an individual or in groups. If you are interested and wnat to know more information, please see Ms. Fotiadis in room 2014 or Mme Deemac in room 301. "dont be shy"

If you are an artist, we would love to showcase your Art in a school-wide Art gallery during Art night. Pleae bring any drawings, poems, paintings or sculptures that you would like to share with the school to room 301. Let us showcase your talent

Ms.Domenico - Guidance:  

Please see the attached information about the    " Secondary School Information Evenings - 2015/2016"

This is a early list and some dates are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/HighSchool/Guidance/Choices.aspx2015-2016 Choices Gr 8 Evenings updated Sept

My name is Sue Domenico and I am the Elementary Itinerant Guidance Counselor.  It is my hope that this school year will be filled with successes for every student.  I am currently placed at five schools and am at Earl Grey on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Because of my schedule, the best mode of contact is via email at susan.domenico@tdsb.on.ca.  I will also be posting relevant guidance and transition information on my Twitter feed @MsD


Important information for grade 8 families:

§  Course selection for all students’ home school(s) will continue until February 10

§  Drop off location is in the Main office ONLY


§  Final school choices, if attending a Specialty program, must be communicated to Ms. Domenico by Tuesday February 23



As a reminder, please note that any application to a secondary school is considered to be a pre-registration and acceptance is dependent upon successful completion of the grade 8 program. Recommendations reflect a profile of the student’s academic achievements to date.  Keep encouraging your child to work diligently.  Be involved in this process.  Discuss options and future plans with your son/daughter.  Let them know you are there to help them with these most important decisions.


Again, please contact me with any questions or concerns you might have at susan.domenico@tdsb.on.ca


Before and After School Activities

 Ms. Miller - Animal Club: 

Animal club is holding a pet food drive starting on Monday Jan 25th. Bring any pet food, blankets, towels or pet toys ro room 302. All donations will be given to the Toronto Humane. Money donations are welcome too!.


Ms. Loughnane - Library

Do you love reading? Are you interested in joining a book club? Would you like to help out in the library? if you answered yes to any of these questions, come out and join Library Club. 

Mme Deemac -Art Collective:

Feb 1st - The art collective is cancelled today.



Earl Grey Eagles Coed Hockey:

Students must be ready to go on the ice by 8:00 a.m

All students must submit their tryout permission form

Feb 9th - Ted Reeve Arena at 8:00 a.m
Please see the athletics board for updated information.

To participate you must have handed in a signed tryout form to Mr. Ambrosio. 

Please wear full equipment.  No players will be allowed on the ice if they lack neck guards.

A $60.00 fee will be charged to all players that make the team. Please bring your payment.

Mon-Thurs Lunch- House Leagues

Please check the board outside the boys gym 

Running shoes only.No boots allowed in the gym. Please do not come past 11.45 p.m


(Mr. Schuler/Ms. Fidgen)

You washed uniform should have been returned to Ms. Caraiscos by now. l

Boys Basketball:

Feb 5 - - Congratulations to the grade 8 boys basketball team for their win yesterday. They won by 28 points!. Well done!!!


Boys and Girls:Could all the members return their washed uniforms as soon as possible.



Boys Volleyball - Grade 7/8:


Ms. Loughnane:

Grade 7 girls Volleyball:

Feb 4 - There is no practice today for grade 7 girls volleyball. Practices nest week will be on Monday Feb 8th, after school, Tuesday Feb 9 in the morning and Thursday Feb 11th, after school.

You must have a signed permission form in order to try out

Ms. Fotiadis - Gr. 8 Girls Volleyball:

Jan 26th - First game today at Hodgson School. 
You need a signed permission form in order to try out. 

Scheduled games:

February 9th at Cosburn
February 8th at Bowmore



Attention Beatles fans!

The Earl Grey Music Department has a special treat for 18 lucky students!

We have received free tickets to Roy Thompson Hall for a live performance of the Beatles’ HELP! album, song for song, note for note. It will performed by professional musicians and includes a pre-show workshop about what we can expect and why the Beatles remain one of rock and roll’s most influential bands of all time.

The show takes place on Friday, February 19 in the evening. So that’s AFTER school. Ms. Vernon Baker and Mr. Cappel will be taking 18 interested students down to the show and back.

So, if you LOVE the Beatles and you’re free the evening of February 19th, here’s what you need to do:

1.      As of Monday morning, drop by Ms. Vernon Baker’s room in 213 and pick up a permission form.

2.      Return that permission form, signed, as soon as you can.  The first 18 forms will be the students we take on the trip!

3.      You must have your forms handed in by Thursday, February 11th at 3:00 PM.

4.      The 18 lucky students will be announced Tuesday morning following the Family Day Weekend.

Please note, do not drop by Ms Vernon Baker’s room during class time. Come at lunch or after school.

Good luck!  

Mr. Cappel/Mme Deemac/Ms. Vernon-baker -"The Musical"

Feb 5 - There will be a practice for the dancers in the stampede today at lunch in room 204.

Jan  - Are you interested in creating the backdrops for this year's musical? If you would like to help draw and paint the backdrops and props for musical, please submit your ideas by Monday Jan 11th, to Mme Deemac. If you are interested and have not talked to Mme Deemac about it, then please go to see her in room 301. 

Dont forget to practice, practice, practice.!!!

Ms. Reimer - Costume Design Club:

Jan 19 - Costume club meets today at lunch

The Lion King musical needs beautiful costumes. Can you help. The first meeting of costume design is this thusday Jan 14 at lunchtime in room 106. 

Mr.Cappel - Choir

Mr. Harry - Strings:

One more call for students who have played the violin, viola, cello or bass for a year or more, come to room 108 after announcements to join senior strings.

Mme Leveille:Beading club:

Jan 27 - Beading club will not meet at lunch today due to a meeting. 

Chess Club: Mr. Gaghadar

Feb 4th - Tournament continues.......
Chess club meets at lunch. You must be present in order to participate.


Ms.Fotiadis/Ms. Franklin - Cooking club:
Feb 5 - Due to unforseen circumstances. the cooking club has been cancelled today. If you have your forms, please bring them to room 204

Feb 2 - If you are interested in cooking, yummy delicious snacks and meals, make sure to sign up today in room 204 at lunchtime.If you signed up, you must attend, today after school in room 204. The meeting is mandatory and attendance will be taken


Swim Team:

JAN 29 - Swim team list will be posted today outside the gym. First practice is Tuesday Feb 2, after school

Swim team tryouts are next week. If you are interested, you must pick up a permission form from Mrs. Johnston or Mrs Chiu, this week.




Coming Soon "Art Night" 

in March.......


School Council meetings

6:30 to 8:00 PM

In the Library (2nd Floor)

November 24th, 2015

January 12th, 2016(new)

February 9th, 2016

March 22nd, 2016

April 19th, 2016

May 26th, 2016

June 14th, 2016

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