The parking lots continue to be congested and unsafe. The parking lots were not designed to handle large volumes of traffic because it is close enough for most students to walk to school. To support a healthy and active lifestyle, we encourage students and families who live within walking distance (1.6 km) to walk or wheel to school whenever possible. For those who are within a school bus area, please utilize this mode of transportation each day.
If you do choose to drive your child to school, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following:
- Be safe. Many of our students are walking through the parking lots and do not see moving vehicles like adults do. As well, the congestion has made parked cars in spots vulnerable to scrapes, dings and dents.
- Be courteous. Some vehicles do not leave the parking lot as quickly as others. If you choose to use the parking lots, know that it may take 3-4 times longer to move through and out than it would when there are no vehicles. Also, the wheelchair parking spots are designated for those with a valid,visible permit. Vehicles cannot stand in these spots, nor are they considered 'cut-throughs'.
- Be patient. Frustrations with the congestion can occur. Please try to refrain from being verbally and visibly upset with others, especially in front of students; it is important for everyone to model positive interactions with others.
- Try another location. You may want to drop/pick up your child at a closer spot along the route to Emily Carr, maybe near a crossing guard.
Thank you for your support with our parking lots.
Moving or Changing School?
Are you moving or planning on changing schools in September 2015? If you have a student or students who will not be attending Emily Carr next September please let the office know as soon as possible. This information assists us in planning future staffing. Thank you.
Grade One Information Night:
If you missed the Grade One Information Night we produced a PDF that captures the information. Check the Student Backpack link (located on the top of the page).
Emily Carr is holding registration days for students new to our school for entry to Full Day Kindergarten (JK/SK) for September 2015. If you have a child who turns 4 by December 31st of this calendar year you can register him/her for Junior Kindergarten. If you have a child who turns 5 by December 31st of this calendar year you can register him/her for Senior Kindergarten.
Registration Dates and Times:
Thursday, January 22 9am-2pm
Friday, January 23 9am-2pm
Monday, January 26 9am-2pm
Tuesday, January 27 9am-2pm
Please bring the following documentation for completing the registration:
Proof of child's age - original birth certificate or passport or baptismal/faith document
Proof of address - any two of the following (current) documents: lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, health card, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency.
Proof of child's citizenship - Birth Certificate or Passport, Record of Landing (IMM1000), or Permanent Resident card.
Proof of custody - if you are not the child's parent and the child is under 18, you must provide proof of custody (court order).
Immunization record - proof that your child has been immunized or philosophical or religious exemption forms (completed medical authorization where necessary)
Health Card #
More information about how to register a student and a link to registration forms can be found on the Halton District School Board Website:
Our next School Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 19th at 7pm in the staff room. All parents welcome to attend.
On Wednesday, January 14th we will have a Grade 1 Information Night for all SK parents who will have a student entering Grade 1 in September 2015. The information evening will be at 5:30pm in the library. Members of the Emily Carr staff will be present to discuss the Grade 1 program. We look forward to seeing you.
Winter is here! Over the next few days we do anticipate some very cold weather. When we are presented with extremely cold conditions we do not send the students outside, however we do try and get them outside for some fresh air as much as possible in January and February. Please ensure students are sent each day with proper winter clothing (hats, mitts, snowpants, jackets, sweaters, boots, etc.) to go outside when weather permits.
FOR ALL KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS:
Starting on Wednesday morning, we will be using the new kindergarten doors for entry on the east side of the school for KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ONLY. Reminder that supervision at these doors is from 8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 1 – 8:
Parents who use the east parking lot and have older students in Grades 1 – 8 will continue to walk around the building to the playground. The Kindergarten doors should not be used by older students.
Thank you for your cooperation,
We are excited to let you know that on Friday, December 19th we received occupancy for the new kindergarten wing. On the 22nd and the 23rd staff began to move into their classrooms. On Monday January 5th, teachers will complete their move. We are anticipating the kindergarten play area will be completed in the near future.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your winter break and we look forward to seeing everyone back on January 5th.
Thank you Emily Carr for the incredible Toy Donations over the past week! You have made an amazing difference in the lives of so many this holiday season.
We are very proud of our Emily Carr students! This afternoon we were testing the fire alarms for the new kindergarten addition and all of our students handled the fire alarm testing with maturity. Thank you!