News & Announcements

October 16 is Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day

Today, October 16th, we celebrate Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, a day where we recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our early childhood educators. More than 550 educators went to work this morning to greet and care for 8,400 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board. To witness our littlest learners get excited […]

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

October News from the Eagle’s Nest

Dear Empire Families, We hope you all had a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving Weekend together.  We wanted to share some updates, as we have some exciting things happening here in the coming days and weeks! THE BEAT BREAKFAST TOUR- October 18, 5:30am-9:30am We are excited to be selected as one of 8 schools in Waterloo […]

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

On October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, a day where we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They walked with their friends, rode their bikes, or boarded a school bus. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each […]

Wrapping up September and Looking Ahead to October at Empire

It’s hard to believe that September is coming to an end.  It has been a fantastic month here at Empire. Students are settling into routines, digging into new learning and building new friendships. We wanted to share some important upcoming dates and events with you as we wrap up our first month of school. School […]

Walk to School Day- October 3rd!

October is International Walk to School (IWALK) Month.  Students around the world and walking and wheeling to school- and so is Empire! Join us on Wednesday, October 3rd, with a police officer, staff and your friends and family!  We will be following the route and the timline on the attached map.  IWalkPoster_EMP (1) Let’s be active, […]

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 […]

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