Thank you Emily Carr for the incredible Toy Donations over the past week!  You have made an amazing difference in the lives of so many this holiday season.  

Toy drive


Fire alarms

We are very proud of our Emily Carr students!  This afternoon we were testing the fire alarms for the new kindergarten addition and all of our students handled the fire alarm testing with maturity.  Thank you!

toy drive

Emily Carr's Me to We Club is holding a toy drive in partnership with Halton Region Police.  We are asking the community to donate new and gently-used toys so less fortunate families are able to give their children gifts during this holiday season.  We welcome all toy donations and really appreciate the support.  Thanks so much for helping us with this important local cause.  

Optional attendance


On December 19th, all students in Halton District School Board will be dismissed 90 minutes earlier.  This means that Emily Carr students will be dismissed at 1:05 pm.  Please ensure that your child is picked-up from school no later than 1:20 pm on the 19th as there is no supervision available after this time.  For those students who ride a bus, please calculate the drop-off time to be 90 minutes earlier on the 19th.

Period 1                        8:15 – 8:50 am

Period 2                        8:50 – 9:25 am

Nutrition Break 9:25 – 9:45 am
9:45 – 10:05 am

Period 3                        10:05 – 10:40 am

Period 4                        10:40 – 11:15 am

Nutrition Break
(Lunch)                 11:15 – 11:35 am
                                11:35 – 11:55 am

Period 5                        11:55 am – 12:30 PM

Period 6                        12:30 – 1:05 pm

Dismissal                       1:05 pm

Supervision ends        1:20 pm

Parking lot

The parking lots are becoming more congested these past few weeks.  To support a healthy, active lifestyle, we encouraged students and families who live within walking distance (1.6 km) to walk or wheel to school whenever possible.  For those who are within a school bus area, we encourage you to utilize this mode of transportation each day.

If you do choose to drive your child to school, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following:
- Be safe.  Many of our students are walking through the parking lots and do not see moving vehicles like adults do.  As well, the congestion have made parked cars in spots vulnerable to scrapes, dings and dents.
- Be courteous.  Some vehicles do not leave the parking lot as quickly as others.  If you choose to use the parking lots, know that it may take 3-4 times longer to move through and out than it would when there are no vehicles.  Also, the wheelchair parking spots are designated for those with a valid permit.  Vehicles cannot stand in these spots, nor are they considered 'cut-throughs'.
- Be patient.  Frustrations with the congestion can occur.  Please try to refrain from being verbally and visibly upset with another adult, especially in front of students; it is important for eveyone to model positive interactions with others.
- Try another location.  You may want to drop/pick up your child at a closer spot along the route to Emily Carr, maybe near a crossing guard.  

Thank you for your support with our parking lots.

December Play

December Holiday Productions
Grades 4-8
Emily Carr Public School is Proud to Present  “Staging Celebrations” on Wednesday, December 3rd.
This production will feature the Emily Carr Band, the Interlink Choir, and The Cast of “Staging Celebrations”
Students involved in the show are asked to be at school by 6:15 p.m.  The show will begin at 7:00 p.m.
There will be a dress rehearsal at 1:00 p.m. the same day.  Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal.
Grades 1-3
Emily Carr Public School is proud to present our December Concert on Thursday, December 4th.
This production will feature the Primary Choir and the grade 1, 2 and 3 classes.
All students are asked to report to their classrooms (portable classrooms will be assigned a room inside the building) at 6:30 p.m.  The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will run for approximately one hour.
We will be having a dress rehearsal at 1:00 on Thursday, December 4th.  Parents, Guardians and younger siblings are welcome to attend this dress rehearsal.

Construction Update...

Do to unforeseen circumstances the timeline for completion of the renovation has been extended.  Based on updated information from the construction company and school board, it looks as though we will be moving into our new classrooms just before the winter break.  

The Our Kids Network Bullying Prevention Task Force, in partnership with the Halton Multicultural Council and the Halton District School Board, is looking to hear from parents about bullying.  Information regarding resources for help and support of bullying issues both inside and outside of school, and coping with all forms of bullying will be discussed.

All parents/caregivers are invited to attend this session, whether your child has experienced bullying or not.  
Please join us Thursday, November 27 from 1:00-2:30pm at Emily Carr.

RSVP to Lisa Hassall via email: hassalll@hdsb.ca by November 24th.  We hope to see you there!

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