October is for Toasty Toes at Empire!

Hello Empire Families  Empire Public School is participating in the Toasty Toes campaign again this year and we are asking for your help. Men’s socks are the most needed, however women’s and children’s socks are also welcome! Please purchase a pair of NEW, WARM socks (no dress socks, please). Keep the socks in the package […]

The WRDSB Marks World Teachers’ Day

October 5, is World Teachers’ Day, a day we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each classroom, our incredible teachers have lessons prepared, smiles on their faces, and are ready to start […]

CUPE job action will not impact WRDSB schools

UPDATE – October 2, 2019: In response to the latest CUPE announcement, we want to reassure our families that no WRDSB employees are members of CUPE. Schools boards and unions share a commitment to public education, creating positive learning environments, and maintaining positive labour relations. The collective bargaining process for public education is a two-tier […]

Empire Fall Fair – October 16th, 5-7 pm

Dear families, Please see the attached brochure for more detailed information on our Empire Fall Fair hosted by your School Council. There will be live entertainment, a bike raffle and bicycle jeopardy.  Bring your own picnic or pre-order a pizza for your family on School-Day.  Bring your own drinks please!  Students must be present with […]

The WRDSB Marks National Custodial Workers’ Recognition Day

Wednesday, October 2, is National Custodial Workers’ Recognition Day, a day on which we take an extra moment to recognize and show appreciation to our custodians, assistant custodians and maintenance staff who work tirelessly each day to ensure the smooth operation of our schools, classrooms and learning facilities. These hard-working individuals not only keep our […]

WRDSB flags flown at half-mast for Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day

To mark Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 29, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast this weekend. Where buildings are closed for the weekend, our flags will be lowered at the end of the day today until […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Board Audit Committee (1 Position)

Do you have a passion for public education and community involvement? We are looking for a community member to join the Board Audit Committee which supervises a variety of financial and risk management processes for the school board. The individual must have a high level of financial and business knowledge relevant to our publicly funded school […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 30

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 […]

School Council meets Wed. Sept. 18th, 6:30 pm

Dear Families, This Wednesday, Sept. 18th at 6:30pm we will host our first School Council meeting in the Empire Library.  All are welcome! The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   1)                  Welcome and Introductions 2)                  Role of […]

PD Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff on September 20

Friday, September 20, 2019 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. In the morning, all our educators and elementary paraprofessional staff (EA/CYW/DECE) will participate in activities reflecting our […]

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