Thank you to all parents who attended the winter concerts. It was a wonderful event! There were many staff and parent volunteers who helped out, but specials thanks to parent Jen Howse and teachers Sandra Shewchuk and Jean Barber for their hard work and dedication to making the night a huge success!
And a final congratulations to the students in the performances! What an amazing display of talent!!
Early Dismissal - Dec 19th
Just a reminder that it will be an early dismissal on Thursday, December 19th at 1:05pm. There is no school on Friday, December 20th as it is a PA Day.
Please click the link on the right under Community Resources to view a Police Communication of an incident that took place near West Oak PS.
Safe Welcome System
The Safe Welcome System will begin at Emily Carr on Tuesday, November 19th. This will provide increased safety in our school by ensuring all parents/visitors use the front door and sign in. Buzzer access and a security camera have been installed at the front door while other doors will remain locked during the instructional school day. In order to continue a fluid morning entry, the doors will be locked at 8:15 am, the beginning of the instructional day. Swipe access devices have been installed at the front door and the door accessed by students and staff in portables. All portables will be locked during the school day as well.
Funding for this program has been provided by the Ministry of Education and enhances initiatives under the current Board/Police safe schools protocols.
We thank parents/guardians for their understanding as we move ahead with this Ministry initiative in order to make our schools safe and more welcoming places to learn.
Remembrance Day Assembly
A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Barber, Mrs. Gray, Ms. Jensen, Ms. Cavaco, Mrs. Shewchuk, Ms. Van Veen, Ms. Yersh and the rest of our staff who helped organize the fabulous and moving assembly. The students of Emily Carr demonstrated their unbelievable talents and we would like to thank the Interlink Choir and members of our community for joining us.
Congratulations to our Senior Boys Volleyball team who has made the semi-finals!! We play Captian R. Wilson Public School this Wednesday after school. Good luck boys!
The Discover Psychology Public Lecture Series is a FREE series aimed towards students, staff, faculty, alumni, and all members of the public.
Join us for a special edition of the Discover Psychology Public Lecture series in the evening in CIBC Hall. This lecture is sponsored by the Office of the President as part of the McMaster Seminar on Higher Education, The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, and the McMaster Alumni Association.
A welcome reception will be held at 5pm before the lecture.
Wednesday, November 13th -
Dr. John Dunlosky: Improving Student Success: Some Principles from Cognitive Science
(CIBC Hall, 3rd Floor of the McMaster University Student Centre)
Students are expected to learn a great deal of information, and as they progress from grade school to college, they are increasingly responsible for guiding their learning outside of class. Thus, students could benefit from easy-to-use strategies that support durable and efficient learning. I’ll discuss which strategies students believe are the best and which ones they use the most, and I’ll describe a variety of promising strategies that they should use. Although these principles from cognitive science are not a panacea for every learning challenge, they provide robust tools that will improve student success across many domains.
John Dunlosky is Professor and Director of Experimental Training at Kent State University. His research focuses on understanding the theoretical basis of self-regulated learning and how metacognition can be use to improve student education.
For further details on this lecture and the McMaster Seminar on Higher Education, please click here.
Please be reminded that Progress Reports will be going home on Monday, November 18th. Friday, November 22nd is a PD Day (no school) to help accommodate Parent - Teacher Interviews.
Mrs. Macdougall has started intermural basketball for our Intermediate students beginning today at break times. The students are very excited to play some spirited basketball. Thank you to the staff who has volunteered time to supervise.
Please view and/or download our November calendar on the right. We apologize for the delay in posting it.
Emily Carr will be hosting a Remembrance Day assembly on November 11th beginning at 10:35am. Thank you to Mrs. Barber and her team who have already begun rehearsing and organizing this important event.
Lunch Cancellation Policy: If your child is away on a Kidssentials lunch day (illness, field trip, etc.), Kidssentials must be notified directly before 8am and a credit will be applied to your account for future use – Kindly provide as much notice as possible for all cancellations. Kidssentials may be reached at 905.855.1914 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a School Council Meeting tonight at 7pm. All parents welcome.
Our Thanksgiving Food Drive was a HUGE success! Many classes had discussions at Emily Carr around important issues such as hunger, poverty, and helping others. The 'Me to We' crew helped with the food sorting, which got the food onto the shelves much faster. We were able to deliver approximately 1174 cans of food. It was a team effort that made this happen. The folks at Kerr Street were very appreciative of the EC generosity. Thank you to everyone who donated. And a big thank you Mrs. O'Neill who organized this initiative.
Halloween is fast approaching! On October 30th it will be our annual Dance-a-thon. Please keep those pledges coming in! Students are encouraged to wear orange, black and white to the Dance-a-thon. On October 31st we will once again have our annual Halloween parade in the morning after entry. This is an opportunity for parents to see the K-3 students parade around the school in costume. More details to follow next week.
We are excited to have Dr. Stuart Ablon return to the Halton District School Board on November 6th from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Dr. Ablon will provide insight and an overview of students who are explosive, noncompliant, oppositional, disengaged and aggressive. Dr. Ablon will invite his audience to understand the causes of these challenging behaviours and talk to parents, community agencies, and HDSB staff about how to deal with these behaviours through a Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. We know that this approach has evidence based results.
Please click the link on the right under Community Resources for more information.
Dance-a-Thon is returning on Wednesday, October 30th (Tuesday, October 29th for 'Track B' Kindergarten students). We look forward to this fun-filled event!
Kindergarten - Grade 3 students are allowed to pre-order GLOW and LED accessories in advance. If you are a parent of student in K-3 please look for the order form in your child's backpack. Grade 4-8 students will be able to purchase accessories at the day of the event. These include:
- Triple Glow Bracelet $1
- Shutter Glasses $2
- Light Up Bow Tie $3
- Light Up Head Band $3
- Star Tunnel Necklace $3
Students are encouraged to wear Halloween theme clothing such as orange, black and white. Costumes are NOT to be worn on the day of the Dance-a-thon, but are more than welcome to be worn on October 31st. Don’t forget to pledge your donations online at www.professorjamz.com or by sending cash or cheques made payable to Emily Carr School Council using the pledge-lopes sent home with students. Dance-a-thon donations will fund technological resources and tools for the classrooms of our Emily Carr students!
Thank you for your continued support of our fundraising endeavours to help provide educational support for the students of Emily Carr.
Sincerely, School Council
Do you have any gently used ice skates that you would be willing to donate? One of our Grade 8 students, Jack Mogus, founded an organization called Change By YOUth to assist other communities and promote positive change. Please read his message below:
"My name is Jack Mogus and I am a Grade 8 student at Emily Carr. Since 2012, I have sent 6 shipments of skates to the community of Fort Severn, a northern community only accessible by plane. This community does not have a real school or the ability to buy skates at a local store. The skates I have sent have been greatly appreciated by the children and teens who have written letters to me. Recently I was contacted by a First Nation school in Cat Lake Ontario who asked if I could send them skates, after learning I had sent skates to Fort Severn. Through a generous anonymous donor I am able to ship my skates for free to this remote 'fly-in' community in Northern Ontario. All used skates I collect from Emily Carr will be sent directly to this community. I founded an organization called Change By YOUth that ignites positive change locally through volunteerism, leadership and peace (www.facebook.com/changebyyouth). I believe we can all make a positive difference in the lives of others, one skate at a time!""
If you have used ice skates you would like to donate in support of this great cause, please drop them off at the school by Friday, November 8th. Skates will be shipped in the middle of November.
We are still in need of a milk coordinator to facilitate the milk program at Emily Carr. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Mrs. Bate or Mr. Spruin at the office.
On the right hand side of the website there is now a Community Resource section. It will contain community news and events and school documentation. Already posted is two upcoming workshops for parents
Grade 8 Information
Attention Grade 8 Parents. Please view the 'Student Success Info' document under the Community Resource section on the right. It contains important information regarding high school. If you require additional information contact Ms McQueen at the school.
Attention All Cross-Country Runners,
Due to inclement weather tomorrow, the cross country meet has been postponed until Monday, October 7th. Please come prepared Monday for the meet. If you have any further questions please contact Mrs. Macdougall at email@example.com