Bike to School Week 2015! 
Bike to School Week (May 25-29th, 2015) is a celebration of cycling and active transportation. School boards, public health units, NGOs, municipalities, and regions across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are working with Smart Commute to coordinate the first annual Bike to School Week.  Research shows that biking to school improves children’s physical and mental health, and academic performance, while also reducing traffic congestion (and related safety and air pollution effects) in school neighbourhoods.  Schools are encouraged to plan (using posters and other resources on the website) and register their events at biketoschoolweek.ca!  Please help spread the word! 

Emily Carr Public School - Kids Have Stress Too Information Session Cancellation

Please be advised that due to the busy time of the year the Kids Have Stress Too evening scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 will be postponed till the fall. New date to be announced.  

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Congratulations to our Grade 8 band who won GOLD at the national band competition in Toronto!!!!!

Online Newsletter

Emily Carr is happy to announce that effective today, May 13th we will be issuing a newsletter that can be accessed from the following link, https://www.smore.com/9br8e as well as our website. Here you will find messages from the Administration, a link for the Parent Resource Library and information so you can be up to date on all the fantastic events that are happening at Emily Carr Public School.  

Please be sure to visit our New Newsletter Site when notified through Synrevoice.

From May 4th  – 8th, Emily Carr Public School held it's 2nd Annual Mental Health Week.  This week included events and activities which brought awareness to emotional and social well-being. The week began with an opening assembly on Monday, May 4 that addressed respect, ways to cope with anxiety, and kicked off the week’s events. At each nutritional break, the Mental Health team offered a variety of workshops and activities including yoga, meditation, exercise circuits, A Talk about Autism, Kicks for Kids demos, a talk about Downs Syndrome and a drumming workout. A big thank you to Mrs. Howse, Ms. Petruskavich, Ms. Lazerte, Kicks for Kids, Miss Graham, and Mrs. Al-abadilah for coming in and offering their expertise as a guest speaker or instructor. The week was a huge success, and we were excited to see many students trying out new activities.

The Mental Health team invites parents to come out to our Mental Health talk on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm. We are thrilled that Jill Levine, from Kids Have Stress Too, will be presenting about anxiety and building resilient kids. This is a free session.  Please keep an eye out for a letter coming home regarding this exciting evening.

World Tour Night Thank you

Thank you so much to all the country table host families and parents, all of the performers and the Emily Carr staff for making the 5th World Tour Multicultural Night another successful event for our community.   The diversity and culture at Emily Carr is truly amazing!!  We had a record attendance by our school community this year and we appreciate families taking the time to come and support this event.  An extra special Thank you to Mrs. Hassall and Mrs. Braich for organizing this fantastic event!

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:

South Korea

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.

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