Emily Carr

June 2017

Message from Administration

It is hard to believe that another school year is over! We would like to wish all our students, families and staff a happy and safe summer.

Each school year, it is natural to anticipate changes to school staff. Change promotes professional growth and, in some cases, provides time to fulfill personal and family needs. We wish the very best to the following staff who will not be returning to Emily Carr in September, and thank them for their many significant contributions to the growth and development of students in our school:

Mrs. Williams -- retiring and enjoying the next stage of life with grandchildren and travelling

Mrs. Maurice, Ms. Dennis, Mrs. Declerq, Ms Fleming, Mrs. Sousa, Ms. Therriault, Mr. Vinthers, Mrs. Newton -- continuing their work for our school board

We wish all these wonderful people the very best in their new journeys!

As we say goodbye to some, we extend a warm Emily Carr welcome to the following staff:

Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Lepine and Mrs. Allmark -- returning from maternity leaves

Mrs. Graham and Mrs. S. Wilson -- joining our Emily Carr staff


In the 2017-18 school year, The 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 emails about school events and fees. The 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.

Lost and Found

Emily Carr Families:

Please stop by the Lost and Found table outside the Library to retrieve any items that belong to your child.

Next year, we will be emptying the Lost and Found bin once a month. Our Lost and Found bin has turned into a multi-table display which we can't continue to support. Moving forward, we will no longer store lost items for more than one month. A table display will happen on the last week of the month. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of each month.

World Tour Multicultural Night

In May. we all celebrated a wonderful World Tour Multiculural Night. Check out the link from the Oakville Beaver!

Jump Rope For Heart

Congratulations to our Emily Carr students and community for raising over $10,300 for our Jump Rope for Heart event in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation! While it was a chilly day in May, the staff and students alike enjoyed a fun time skipping and being active together. Special recognition goes to our top three fundraisers Liam A., Nathan H. and Devan M.

Suggested School Supply Lists

Are you thinking about shopping for school supplies for September? Attached is the link for suggested supplies based on Grades. This list can also be found on the school website.

Suggested Supply List

A Musical Note by Jean Barber

Congratulations to the Grade 8 Band on an excellent music concert on May 31st. The students received their music medallion for achieving Gold at the National and Provincial level. The band students are to wear their medallion to graduation on Monday. Their final performance will be Tuesday, June 27 at 1 p.m. during our Arts Assembly. All the best next year, and we look forward to having you come back for a visit.

The Grade 7 Band had an excellent first concert on Wednesday, June 7th. They enjoyed sharing their musical achievements with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.

The Grade 6 classes have enjoyed learning how to assembly their band instrument and have played the first three notes on their instrument.

The Grade 5 classes shared their recorder learning with their families at mini concerts last Thursday and Friday. Congratulations on a polished performance.

May everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer!


Did you know it's up to you to report your child's immunizations or exemption to the Halton Region Health Department? It's the law, helps keep your child in school and keeps our school safe and healthy! Learn how at halton.ca/immunize

Students with Medication at School

New for this fall, any students who have prescribed medication (administered by the school or self-administered by the student) will now require the prescribing physician’s signature on the permission forms. If your student requires an epipen, a puffer or any other medication at school, please contact the school office to ensure you receive the appropriate form, then arrange an appointment with the prescribing physician over the summer. This way, the forms will be ready for the first day of the new school year when you bring in the student’s medication. If you have any questions about this new procedure, please call the school office!