Emily Carr

September 2015

Message from Administration

It has been a busy and exciting few weeks at Emily Carr. The students are starting to get into their routines and the number of students walking and wheeling to school is fantastic. REMINDER: Parking Lot safety continues to be an area of concern. The outer edge of the East parking lot is a drop off and pick up zone only. Cars are not to be parked in this area. Continue to practice positive routines with your students. Thank you for keeping EC student safety #1.


At Emily Carr we are trying to use a variety of electronic ways to communicate. Each month, our online newsletter will be published on the last week of the month. The newsletter will share information regarding student and staff learning, safety, student events and activities. There will also be information shared from School Council and HDSB updates. The newsletter is linked on the website as well as sent out through the school synervoice. Please make sure your email is up-to-date with the office. We continue to update and promote the use of the school website. This site is updated regularly and will also share important Emily Carr information. Check us out on Twitter.

Emily Carr is now on Twitter

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information tweeted, please contact the office (email or by phone). The Principal and Vice-Principal will work to answer your questions in a timely manner.

School Council

Welcome back! We're looking forward to another great year at Emily Carr Public School and we are delighted to announce our new 2015-2016 school council:


Bindu Cudjoe - Chair

Jennifer Howse - Treasurer

Gunjan Dua - Secretary

Rizwana Ishita - Parent Involvement Committee representative

Julie Christian - Board and Super Council representative

Voting Members:

Uchenna Emeka-Eleh

Qian (Becky) Zhang

Karen Vary

Tawfik Alwan

Debi Westcott

Nasreen Vojdani

Payal Nand Chahal

Lynn Petruskavich

Mira Backo-Shannon


We are looking forward to working with the administration and teacher representatives (*to be determined) to ensure our children have a great year!


All parents and guardians are welcome to attend school council meetings – usually held the first Monday of every month in the staff room (but please check the website to confirm!) - and we are always open to feedback and contributions of time and ideas!



Emily Carr Public School has a fantastic Parent Resource Library!



As a parent or guardian of an Emily Carr Public School Student, you are very welcome to check out whichever parent resource books you would like to read! To check out a parent resource, please see our Principal Mrs. Bate or email her at batec@hdsb.ca


Follow the link below to see a current list of books that are available:

https://drive.google.com/a/hdsb.ca/file/d/0B8ER1U17RLCpR0ZDbWlNTFBWV0k/view?usp=sharing


Next Meeting: October 5th 7:00-8:30 in the Staff room