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World Tour Night


Our World Tour Multicultural Night on May 6th is fast approaching!  We will have Band and Choir Performances, Cultural Dances and special drumming performances.  

We have many families who have kindly signed up to display their countries, so far we have:

Afghanistan
Canada
India
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Palestine
Scotland
South Korea
USA

There is still time to sign up!  We would love to have more countries participate.  Please contact Mrs. Hassall by email at hassalll@hdsb.ca.  Looking forward to seeing you!



Class Building


Class Building

The process of organizing students into classes for the 2015-16 school year will take place in May/June and continue into the summer. Administration, classroom teachers and Special Education teachers spend many hours forming classes considering factors such as learning styles, gender balance, instructional groupings and the strengths/needs of the students. To assist us in making our decisions, we collect a wealth of data. Some of the data we will look at will include reading levels, report card marks and learning skills. Our focus will be the creation of balanced classes based upon instructional groupings and peer compatibility within those learning groups.

If parents would like to provide input for the coming school year, please forward your educational rationale in writing to Mrs. Bate (batec@hdsb.ca) no later than Friday, May 1st. Please be aware that although all requests will be considered, there are no guarantees that they can be granted. Please do not request a teacher by name, as class organizations and teaching staff can change right up to the first day of school. It is important to emphasize that classes are developed without teacher names attached.

In order to further assist us with class building, please contact the office ASAP (905-827-3928) if you are planning to move out of the Emily Carr area before September, 2014.






SPRING PHOTO DAY will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 starting at 8:30 am.  All students will be photographed with an opportunity to have sibling photos taken.  Please review the flyer which has gone home with your student.  Please Note:  This flyer needs to be completed by parents and  handed to the photographer on photo day.




Once again the Halton Police are inviting our communities to spend a family day with them at Police Day on May 9th, 2015.  I have attached a flyer with all the details on the Student Backpack.



Emily Carr is hosting our 5th Annual World Tour Multicultural Evening on Wednesday May 6th from 6:30-8:00pm.    Please plan to attend, it is a wonderful evening with country displays, dance and music performances and fun activities for all!  

A letter is being sent home this week asking families to participate by hosting a country display.  You are welcome to join with other families to do this.  It is a wonderful opportunity to get students involved in learning about other cultures or your own culture and heritage.  High school students can earn volunteer hours by helping or hosting a display with their family.

Please consider participating and sharing in this wonderful evening with our school.  For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hassall at hassalll@hdsb.ca.



Yearbook


Last chance to purchase a 2014 - 2015 yearbook.  If you didn't have the opportunity to purchase a yearbook in the Fall, they are being sold again until Friday April 24th.  Please complete this form and have your son/daughter return it with payment to their homeroom teacher.  If you are unsure if your son/daughter purchased a yearbook in the Fall please ask the homeroom teacher before submitting the order.




Emily Carr would like to thank all of the families that came out on Wednesday Night!  It was wonderful to see everyone grow and learn together.  We would like to send out a special thanks to Groove Education for helping us get our Groove on!  We would also like to thank all of the parents who made this night happen.  Please check out the "Student Backpack"   tab on the Emily Carr website for resources for you.  A big round of applause to Lynn P. for her vision and hard work which made this night possible!  




Emily Carr will be hosting another Healthy Family Night!

Please join us as we gather together to celebrate healthy, active living! It’s a
night to experience music, movement, learning and fun – together with your
family and our school community! Our theme this year is GROW:
Grow your Mindset, your Taste Buds, and your Fitness!
Hope to see you on April 8th.

Check the Online Back pack for the flyer with more details.  



Just a reminder that Friday, February 13th is a PD Day.  Students do not attend school on PD Days.

Also, Monday, February 16th is the Family Day holiday in Ontario.  Due to this, the students who have ordered pizza at Emily Carr will receive their pizza on Tuesday, February 17th.

February 25th, 2015 marks our first “Popcorn Wednesdays”. Grade 8 students will be selling Kernals popcorn as a grad fundraiser and are hoping that your child will support them. Each Wednesday from now until mid-May, students will have the opportunity to purchase individuals bags of either Sweet and Salty, Dill Pickle or Buttersalt flavoured popcorn during their first nutrition break for only two dollars a bag. Please send your child with small bills or change.







The Halton District School Board proudly presents
three evening sessions to discuss how to develop a growth mindset towards
mathematics in your child(ren). These sessions will provide you with practical
strategies to use and connect with our system learning of mathematics.  

For more information the flyer is placed in the Online Student Backpack.  



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