Booster Juice Forms Due

This is a friendly reminder that Booster Juice forms are due on Friday, September 23rd.  The Booster Juice fundraiser will take place every Thursday in October.  All orders can be made on our cashless system which means that there is no need to print or return anything to the school.  Easy! 

(FYI- Once you set up the Cashless system you are set up right until your student in grade 8!)

Medications at School

posted Nov 9, 2017, 11:42 AM by Judith-Lynn Laman

Any medication brought to school (including medication available over the counter) must be formally prescribed by a regulated health care professional.

Students are not allowed to carry any type of medication or keep medication with them (except for epi-pens and inhalers). All medications must be stored in the school office in a locked cupboard.

Should your student require medication, one or both of the following forms must be completed and signed by both a parent/guardian and the regulated health care provider:

  • ‘Authorization of Self-Administration of Prescribed Medication by Student’ (e.g. epi-pen or reliever inhaler)

  • ‘Request for School Personnel to Administer Prescribed Medication’ (e.g. epi-pen, antibiotics or other medication). If your child has been prescribed an antibiotic and needs school personnel to support the administration of the medication, we now require the completed ‘Request for School Personnel to Administer Prescribed Medication’ form before we can do so.

These forms are attached for your convenience. Please print and take the form(s) to any medical appointment where your child may be prescribed medication to be taken at school.

2017-2018 Class lists

posted Sep 1, 2017, 9:48 AM by Judith-Lynn Laman

We are having technical difficulty posting our lists on the school's website.  We are going to be sending out individual class synervoice notices to inform you of your child's class.  If you do not receive your email, please check the school doors after 3:00 pm where the lists will be posted by OEN number/ kindergarten colour. 

We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, September 5th.  Have a wonderful Labour Day weekend!

Safety in Our School Zones

posted Aug 30, 2017, 10:06 AM by Judith-Lynn Laman

Attached is public notice and a great reminder about driving safely in school zones.  At Emily Carr, we value walking to school but if you decide to drive be aware of the safety rules and the fines that are attached.  Let's keep our students safe!

Innovative math instruction featured in new videos Second of three-part video series examines how elementary and secondary classrooms engage in mathematics

posted Jun 22, 2017, 4:50 AM by Judith-Lynn Laman

NEWS RELEASE – June 20, 2017 


The Halton District School is proud to announce the release of the second part of its on-going video series examining math learning in schools. Recognizing the importance of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Renewed Math Strategy, the Halton District School Board has embarked on the production of a three-part video series designed to show how elementary and secondary students are being taught and engaged in math instruction.


The latest video, Beyond The Numbers: Inside Halton elementary and secondary classrooms, is the second video in a series showing math instruction in action in elementary and secondary classrooms and the innovative teaching taking place. The third and final video, to be released at the end of September 2017, will provide supports, resources, practical ideas and activities for parents and guardians to help them assist their children with math teaching outside of the classroom. The first video explained the overall math strategy and explained the vision and math goals in Halton.


“We are taking you inside some of our classrooms, to better understand just what math instruction looks and feels like in the 21st century,” said Julie Hunt-Gibbons, Superintendent of Education (Secondary Program). “Math classrooms don’t necessarily look or even function like they did in years past. Students use diagrams and work with visual and physical models to build their own mathematical understanding.”


“Today’s Math classes are active places where students are talking, working collaboratively and communicating their thinking,” said Tina Salmini, Superintendent of Education (Elementary Program). “Classroom instruction includes a balance of skills development and problem-solving, with teachers guiding the learning, asking questions and helping students consolidate their understanding.”


The Ministry of Education has introduced an Early Years to Grade 12 renewed Math strategy to support the provincial goal of having at least 75% of elementary students achieve a level 3 or higher on provincial assessments in math. This strategy is multifaceted and data driven, mobilizing the latest research and lessons learned regarding effective math learning, teaching and assessment. 




For additional information, contact:
        Robert Eatough, Superintendent of Education
​      ​
Halton District School Board 
         905-335-3663    Toll free: 1-877-618-3456

Autism Walk in Burlington

posted May 17, 2017, 6:09 AM by Heather Stoness   [ updated May 17, 2017, 6:09 AM ]

Click here to find out more.  

Important Information regarding Cashless

posted May 3, 2017, 6:41 AM by Judith-Lynn Laman

Cashless Schools replaced by School Cash Online in 2017-18 In the 2017-18 school year, Halton District School Board will replace Cashless Schools with a new system called School Cash Online. School Cash Online will allow parents to pay school fees using credit cards, Visa Debit and online funds transfer. The Board will have a parent help desk, staffed 24/7 to assist you when using School Cash Online. Parents who have already been using Cashless Schools will be asked to register to use School Cash Online before September and consent to receive email about school events and fees. More detailed instructions will be provided by the school in May. For the remainder of the current school year, we wish to alert parents not to add excessive amounts to their Cashless School wallets. For families who deposited balances in their Cashless Schools wallets earlier in the school year, the Board will provide instructions on how to obtain a refund on any balances remaining after June 30th before the end of the school year. Halton District School Board thanks you for your support in limiting cash coming into our schools and we look forward to families experiencing many benefits as we move to the new School Cash Online service.

YMCA of Oakville is hosting its annual Healthy Kids Day event

posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:01 AM by Heather Stoness   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 6:07 AM ]

The YMCA of Oakville is hosting its annual Healthy Kids Day event on Sunday April 30 from 11 am to 3 pm.  They have planned many exciting activities planned such as Master Chef Family where families can compete in front of our guest judge Stephanie Brewster winner of Chopped Canada.  Families can’t miss our opening ceremony to experience a traditional smudge ceremony and Inuit High Kicking, bum hop and more hosted by Stephen Paquette, Traditional Knowledge Keeper and Darryl Day.


Check out attached schedule for more details.  


NEWS RELEASE – March 27, 2017

posted Mar 27, 2017, 12:20 PM by Judith-Lynn Laman


Upcoming parent presentation to equip families with strategies to help children develop emotional strength

Free event to be held in Burlington Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m.


Two child behavourial experts will be providing a free parent presentation titled, Looking Beyond the Behaviour, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Burlington to teach parents/guardians strategies to help children develop emotional strength.


Presented by Community & Parent Partners for Kids (C.A.P.P. for KIDS), the event runs from 7-8:30 p.m. at New St. Education Centre (3250 New St., Burlington). There will be community displays from 6:45-7 p.m.


With more than 19 years of experience working with children of all ages and developmental abilities, Sonia Holden coaches and teaches strategies to support emotional development in children.


As a consultant and parenting coach with more than 17 years of experience in social services, Charmaine Williams has worked with children of all ages and teaches best practices in child development and emotional regulation.


Admission is free but donations toward future speakers will be gratefully appreciated.


C.A.P.P. for Kids is

​a ​
partnership between Halton Region, Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), Our Kids Network, Halton Regional Police Service, Ontario Early Years, Burlington Public Library, City of Burlington, and the Halton Multicultural Council.

Inviting all Newcomer Parents and Families!

posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:27 AM by Judith-Lynn Laman

On Friday, March 31st from 8:15 - 9:45am we will be hosting our Newcomer Parent Group. Please join us to learn about different school topics of interest, community resources and much more!  Meet other parents and make connections in our school community in a relaxed, informal setting.

Coffee, Tea & Snacks will be provided. 

 8:15 - 8:30am  - Arrival

8:30 - 9:30am - Information Sharing

9:30 - 9:45am - Questions & Answers

 When you arrive for the session, please sign in at the office and wear a Visitor sticker.


If you would like to attend, please email:

Lisa Hassall ( or Anne Nakahara (


Hope to see you there!


NEWS RELEASE – March 23, 2017

posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:11 AM by Judith-Lynn Laman

Parents invited to attend bullying prevention presentation led by the Toronto Argonauts on April 12, 2017

Assemblies held at Lester B. Pearson High School and Sir Ernest MacMillan Public School in Burlington during the day

 Parents are invited to attend a bullying prevention presentation at Burlington’s Lester B. Pearson High School (1433 Headon Rd.), led by members of the Toronto Argonauts football team, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the National Day of Pink.

 Lester B. Pearson High School is teaming up with Sir Ernest MacMillan Public School to host school bullying prevention assemblies during the day. The parent presentation at Pearson will explain the how-tos of identification and protection of young people from the effects of bullying. Also, Halton Police and school administrators will share their role in preventing bullying and addressing bullying situations. 

 During the presentations, members of the Toronto Argos and club cheerleaders will provide testimonials of how bullying affected them while delivering a message to students that they can counter such behaviour by creating an environment of inclusivity and acceptance.

 The first bullying prevention school assembly takes place at Pearson in the morning. Then, Argo team members and cheerleaders will head up the street to MacMillan school for an afternoon assembly. Students will be provided pink T-shirts that include school-designed logos. Each school has selected 10 student leaders who have been working over the past few months on how they will address bullying prevention at their schools.


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