Parking lot:

The parking lot has continued to be an issue this year with lots of traffic and congestion for a walk to school community.  We appreciate all of the students who have walked and wheeled to school on a daily basis.  Going forward we are excited about September when the kindergarten playground construction is complete so that drop off and pick up is easier.  

After meeting with board and city personnel, our plan for September due to numerous issues concerning the safety of our children and multiple damaged vehicles is to make our parking lot at safer place.  The first phase will be to make the west parking lot off limits for drop off and pick up.  This will hopefully reduce the congestion on Pine Glen and increase student safety as the proximity to Gladacres Lane and the stop sign at Postmaster contributes to the congestion.  Please keep an eye on the website for more information.  

Please see Student Backpack for a June newsletter from our Trustee.  

THURSDAY, JUNE 25 -- Last Day of School! Reminder:  School Ends at 1:05 pm

Each school year, it is natural to anticipate changes to school staff.  Change promotes professional growth and, in some cases, provides time to fulfill personal and family needs.  We wish the very best to the following staff who will not be with us in September 2015, and thank them for their many significant contributions to the growth and development of students in our school:

Mr. Dykstra
Mrs. Cavaco
Mrs. Braich
Ms. Otsa (Happy Retirement)
Mrs. Belliveau (Happy Retirement)
Miss Ruplen
Miss Pellicciotta
Miss Dayman
Mme. Daoust
Ms. Kent
Ms. Pietsch
Ms. Kiriharan
Miss D'Alessandro
Ms. Waugh
Ms. Wright
Ms. Spahr
Ms. Hudson
Mrs. Bush
Mrs. Galbraith

We wish all these wonderful people the very best in their new journeys!

As we say goodbye to some, we extend a warm Emily Carr welcome to the following staff:
Mrs. McQueen
Mme. Akemann
Ms. Agnew
Mrs. Stevens
Ms. V (Alejandre)
Mr. Elliott
Ms. Jennings
Miss Davies
Miss MacDonald
Mrs. Kim
Miss Rutledge
Mr. Folts
Ms. Hadden

Class organizations and student placements for the 2015 - 2016 school year will be posted by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 4th just before the Labour Day weekend. Lists will be posted online at http://ecs.hdsb.ca via your child's Ontario Education Number (OEN) found on the top of report cards (SK-Grade 8). New JK students will find out when they attend their first day, information about their classroom visits and first day will be mailed this summer.    

There is always a chance of a reorganization of classes after we start in September, as we have new students registering during the summer, and some students move without our knowledge (if you know you are moving, please contact the office immediately, and be sure to register at your new school asap so they can include your child in class placements there). The more knowledge we have now, before school ends, the less chance of a reorganization in the fall.

We want to send a special thank you to our School Council and the parent volunteers who helped us with so many events and activities in the school over the year. Your support was amazing and added so much for our students and staff.

As you already know, via a letter from our HDSB Director, report cards for Grade 8’s will be sent home June 24th. All other grades from JK - Grade 7 will receive an "Elementary Letter of Placement" this week, with report cards available for pick up in the office from August 31st to September 3rd.

Have a wonderful summer, and please keep checking our website through the summer as we will be posting updates as needed.

Congratulations to all those that participated in the walk for Leukemia yesterday.  The students raised $556.40!!!   This money will go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.   Thank you to Miss Marino for organizing this fantastic event.  

A huge thanks to the Emily Carr community!  With your help we raised $1347.26 to buy goats for families overseas.  Thank you for helping to raise awareness and making an impact.

Than you for the support.  The donation has been deposited and will begin to make a difference immediately.

A reminder to all parents:
Monday, June 15th was the last Pizza day.
Friday, June 19th will be the last Milk day.  
The week of the 22nd, last week of school, there will be NO pizza or milk.
Early Dismissal day - Thursday, June 25th at 1:05

Library Books due Monday June 15

Check your shelves, look under your bed and in your locker.  It's time to return your books.

All library books are due back Monday June 15th.  

If you receive an overdue notice, please DO NOT PANIC!  Let Miss Stoness or Miss Pietsch know or your child's teacher if you feel the book was returned and we will do our best to find it.  Unfortunately, if the book can not be found, you are still responsible for the cost of the book.  

Due to the forecast of rain over the next few days, Today We Play will be rescheduled to Thursday, June 18. We will continue to collect donations until Friday, June 19. Thank you for your continuing support!

Early Dismissal


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

* For more information on the Early Dismissal Bus Schedule see the Student Backpack tab.  

Please check out the latest school newsletter (https://www.smore.com/zmrx1) for everything happening at Emily Carr.  

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