Look What's Happening

Today Mr. Kennedy will reveal how much money he raised to shave his head for cancer.  Another student from Emily Carr has teamed up with Mr. Kennedy and between the two of them they have raised well over the $250 goal.  Together they are going to shave their heads live in front of the Grade 6-8 classes in an assembly. The grade 8 band is also going to be there to perform just to add a little more excitement.  Stay tuned for the pictures and the grand total!  

On Wednesday, February 3rd, we have three exciting events happening at Emily Carr:

1) It is National Winter Walk to school day.  All of our students are excited to walk to and from school.  Support your child by walking to school and join in with the rest of Canada.  

2) Chris Vollum of CMV Social Media Inc will be presenting to our Grade 5-8 students.  His presentation is a grade-appropriate elementary school presentation, which is roughly 60 minutes in length and includes time for student and staff Q&A.  Students and staff will take a deep look at it all; Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Vine, SnapChat and more. They will also look closely at what the global influence and reach of social media means in the day-to-day lives of elementary and middle school students as they journey on into secondary school.

To learn more check out:  http://cmvsocialmedia.com/about/

3) At 7:00 pm, parents are invited to Emily Carr to hear Chris Vollum’s  adult/parent  presentation.  “The parent experience invites participants to bring and use their smartphones and tablets to gain new knowledge about the social apps and sites that their kids are using to define their identities, personalities and reputations. An interactive session, the takeaway is that parents will be educated with a deeper understanding on how to support and discuss both the benefits (of which there are many) and risks of these sites and apps with their children. Our hope is that rather than instilling fear and uncertainty, the Social Media Fitness experience celebrates and empowers parents to move forward into using social media apps and platforms with confidence, joy and skill.”  http://cmvsocialmedia.com/about/

Coyote Information Evening

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School
1080 Linbrook Drive, Oakville

No registration required. Join the town and guest speakers at this family friendly event to learn:

·         How to coexist with wildlife

·         How to safely enjoy our trails and greenspaces

·         What the town is doing to support residents and wildlife

For more information email serviceoakville@oakville.ca or call 905-845-6601

Forest Trail Public School is looking for full time Student Supervisors to support students during 1st and 2nd Nutrition Break.  The times will be  from 10:55 - 11:45 a.m. and  1:25 - 2:05 p.m.  Please pick up an application form at the Forest Trail office if you are interested. For more information please contact Ms. Roy the Vice-Principal of the school.

Pathways planning information sessions held in January
Sessions to be held in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville

Throughout January, the Halton District School Board is hosting several Pathways Planning Information Evenings where parents and Grade 7-12 students can learn more about program opportunities for high school students.

The Halton District School Board offers more than 70 innovative regional programs geared to better meet individual needs. These programs help more students succeed in their chosen pathway after high school, whether they are pursuing apprenticeship, college, community, university or the workplace.

“We have found these nights very useful for all Grade 7-12 students by profiling excellent engaging programs designed to help set students on the road to success during, and beyond, high school,” said David Lewis, the Board’s Instructional Program Leader for Technological Education and Pathways. “We encourage families to come and learn how to better prepare for a rapidly changing world through relevant, engaging and active education that meets the individual interests and needs of students.”

• Thursday January 14, 2016: Garth Webb Secondary School, 2820 Westoak Trails, Oakville
• Tuesday January 19, 2016: Craig Kielburger Secondary School, 1151 Feguson Drive, Milton
• Thursday January 21, 2016: M. M. Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Road, Burlington
• Tuesday January 26, 2016: Georgetown District High School, 70 Guelph Street, Georgetown

The format for each session is as follows:

6-6:30 p.m. - Pathways displays and meet the teachers of more than 60 programs
6:30-7:15 p.m. - Pathways presentation (including information on planning tools)
7:15-8 p.m. - Pathways displays and specific workshops

These programs include the Specialist High Skills Major programs, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs, Specialty School to Career programs, The Employability Skills Certificate program, Dual Credit college programs and Grade 8/9 Transition programs.

For more information, visit www.haltonpathways.ca.

Pizza Order Forms for February to June 2016 are going home with your student today (Thursday, January 7).
Ordering via Cashless Schools (https://halton.cashlessschools.com) is the preferred method of payment.
Orders are due by Thursday, January 14.  No late orders will be accepted.


Halton District School Board
2050 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON L7R 5A8
905-335-3663   Toll free: 1-877-618-3456
Fax:  905-335-9802      www.hdsb.ca

January 4, 2016    

Registration for Junior and Senior Kindergarten is underway
Parents/guardians asked to register children by February 5, 2016
The Halton District School Board is accepting registrations for Junior and Senior Kindergarten for September 2016.  Please drop by or call your designated elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration. Parents are asked to register their children by February 5, 2016. Access to the school library is provided after a student is registered.
Please bring the following original documents when registering:
  • Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, property tax bill, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, health card, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency  
  • Proof of age: birth certificate, passport or baptismal/faith document for your child.
  • Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport or Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card.
  • Proof of immunization, or philosophical or religious exemption forms
  • (completed medical authorization where necessary).
If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).  
To register for Fall 2016, Junior Kindergarten children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2016, and Senior Kindergarten children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2016. To determine your designated home school, access our website, www.hdsb.ca and click the ‘Find A School’ button located on the right-hand side of the webpage.  
If you require language assistance registering your student for school, please contact the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486. Parents should contact the Principal/Vice-principal if they require accessibility accommodations in order to register their child for Kindergarten.
To learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Full Day Kindergarten program, visitwww.hdsb.ca or click here.


For additional information, contact:
      905-335-3663, Toll free: 1 877 618-3456
     Burlington schools – ext. 3294, Oakville schools – ext. 3271 or 3307
     Halton Hills and Milton schools – ext. 3324

Below is the link for the December 2015 newsletter which contains important information about Emily Carr Public School and upcoming events (  December 2015 Newsletter )

On December 18th, 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 18th 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 18th.

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

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