News & Announcements

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 28

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 […]

Student Accident Insurance Information

Every September, Ontario school boards remind families about the option of acquiring student accident insurance. Student accident insurance can help cover unforeseen expenses due to injury that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Waterloo Region District School Board recommends “insuremykids®” Protection Plan. For more details on this option you can view […]

Nutrition for Learning at Empire- starts Monday, September 24th

In partnership with Nutrition for Learning, Empire Public School’s nutrition program will be starting Monday, September 24. The program offers students three food groups every day. A variety of foods, all of which meet the expectations of Canada’s Food Guide, are routinely served. Foods such as cheese, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains crackers are […]

PD Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff on September 21

Friday, September 21, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) operated before and after school programs will be closed. The focus for the day across all our schools will be School Improvement Planning in the morning and the […]

School Council- Meets Wednesday, September 19th- All Are Welcome and New Members Needed!

Dear Empire Families, We would like to take this opportunity to invite all interested parents/guardians to our first School Council meeting of the year, on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 pm in the Empire Library  The Agenda for this meeting will be as follows: Welcome and Introductions Role of the School Council Summary of Last […]

September News from the Eagle’s Nest

Dear Empire families, What a great first week back at school!  We have been working hard in all our classes to build our learning communities and are continuing to work on learning the school and classroom routines and procedures.  It’s been a busy week! We want to share with you some important upcoming events and […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast this weekend for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will be joining other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast this weekend to mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. Firefighters’ National Memorial Day was instated by the federal government last year and is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of […]

International Languages course registration opens tomorrow

Waterloo Region District School Board’s International Language Programs are offered every Saturday from September 15, 2018 to June 15, 2019. The programs run at a variety of locations throughout the region, and each class lasts either 3.25 hours for high school credit courses or 2.5 hours for elementary courses. All levels of language ability are welcome. […]

Welcome to the new school year

I want to welcome students, families and staff with sincere enthusiasm and express my excitement for all the developments and successes that the upcoming school year will bring.  

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

August 20, 2018   Dear Empire Families, We look forward to welcoming all our Eagle students to Empire Public School on Tuesday, September 4th for our 9:20am start time.  We hope you have all had a fantastic summer with your families and friends and are now ready to get back into the school routine. Our […]

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