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2016-17 school year calendar approved by Ministry of Education

Calendar can be found on the Board’s website at www.hdsb.ca

The Halton District School Board’s 2016-17 school calendar has received official approval from the Ontario Ministry of education.

At a February 2016 meeting, Board of Trustees approved the school year calendar proposed dates for 2016-2017, awaiting provincial approval. Please refer to the attached for a listing of the dates, visit here or visit the Board’s website at www.hdsb.ca, click on the ‘Calendar’ tab and look under 'Resources' on the right side of the page.

These dates have been provided to schools and shared with students and parents.

The school year calendar is developed with input from the School Year Calendar Committee consisting of representatives from interested and affected groups, including parents. Where possible, this school year calendar is aligned with the Halton Catholic District School Board calendar, to save resources on school bus transportation, which is shared between the boards.


Emily Carr Public School cares for the environment!
On Saturday, April 23rd, join us for our annual Emily Carr Garden Clean Up from 9am to 12pm.
Put on your rubber boots, gather up your kids and a rake or shovel… whether digging weeds or digging for worms, it’s a great opportunity to come together as a school community!
Together we’ll clean up any winter garbage and tidy up the school gardens.
We’ll supply bags, mulch, and something warm to drink!
We look forward to seeing you there.

If you missed our Social Media Presentation at Emily Carr by Chris Vollum there is still an opportunity!  

See link below for an invitation to attend a Social Media Presentation by Chris Vollum at EFT on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm.  Please register for this event via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-fitness-youll-be-googled-tickets-24340260374

News release-April 11, 2016   

Math symposium for parents and Kindergarten to Grade 6 students to be held April 30, 2016

Will be hosted by Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville

The Halton District School Board will be hosting an interactive Math symposium for parents and students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Held at Garth Webb Secondary School (2820 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville.) from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., this event will provide an opportunity for elementary parents to better understand how students are learning mathematics in the 21st century.
Terri Blackwell, Superintendent of Education for the Halton District School Board, will kick off the symposium with a keynote address titled, “Kids don’t know their facts!”. This will be followed by a series of three 30-minute interactive breakout sessions for parents and students where they will experience math learning. 
“Parent engagement is a critical focus for our board,” Blackwell said. “We know our parents play an important role in their child’s attitude toward, and success with, mathematics.”
There will be more than 15 sessions addressing topics such as DreamBox, Growth Mindsets in Math, Number Talks and Mental Math, How to Support Your Child in Learning Math, Math in Kindergarten, and more.
There will be 15 minutes between each breakout session for parents and students to move to the next session.
Child care for JK to Grade 3 students is available during the keynote speaker presentation portion of the symposium (9-9:40 a.m.). Visit here to register for the symposium as space is limited.

Our council meeting tonight will have to be rescheduled to a later date… TBA.

Here is the  link  for the March Newsletter.  

Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook

2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington, ON L7P 0G3   Tel: 905.336.1158


Issued to:

Municipalities/Region, Emergency Services, School Boards,

Local Conservation Authorities, Media and Conservation Halton Staff


Thursday, March 31, 2016


10:00 AM


Conservation Halton advises that natural watercourses are at or near bankfull conditions.  An additional 25 mm of rain is forecasted, and there is potential for greater rainfall depths associated with thunderstorms this evening. 

This precipitation, in conjunction with saturated ground conditions will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams.  Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated however flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.  Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks make these locations extremely dangerous.  Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.
Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream flow and weather conditions and will issue further messages as necessary.


This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Friday April 1, 2016.


For further information or questions regarding this message contact:


Amy Mayes, Flood Duty Officer

Watershed Management Services

(905) 336-1158 x2302     


Norm Miller, Manager

Communications Services

905-336-1158 x2233


March 21,2016  

Board hosting  hosting information meetings for parents withKindergarten-age students with special needs 
Meetings to be heldin Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville next several weeks

The Halton District School Board invites parents to attend aninformation session in the next several weeks to gain information, meet otherparents and ask questions about transitioning their children with special needsinto Kindergarten. The following meetings will be held:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – Emily Carr Public School at 4-5:30 p.m., 2255Pine Glen Rd., Oakville

Monday, April 4, 2016 – M.M. Robinson High School at 9:30-11 a.m., 2425Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

Monday, April 11, 2016 – Ethel Gardiner Public School at 7-8:30 p.m., 14365Danby Rd., Georgetown

Monday, April 20, 2016 – P.L. Robertson Public School at 7-8:30 p.m., 840Scott Blvd., Milton                

Topics for this information session will include: 

  Learn about support and programs offered by the HaltonDistrict School Board

 Speak with parents whose children with special needs haverecently entered Kindergarten

 Learn more about the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

 The role of the Special Education Advisory Committee(SEAC)

 Meet Special Education staff from the Board and askquestions

 Visit a Kindergarten classroom (except at M.M. RobinsonHigh School)

Information sessions will begin with a brief overviewpresentation followed by a choice of small breakout sessions focusing onspecific topics.

There will be childcare available at all informationsessions.

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