News & Announcements

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

Volunteers Needed: Strong Start Letters, Sounds and Words Program

We are fortunate to have support from our community to offer a unique program called Letters, Sounds and Words. Volunteers from our community help children aged five to seven learn the names of letters, the sound each letter represents and a list of commonly used words in print. This program co-ordinates well with our school […]

Boston Pizza Erbsville & Empire PS Fundraiser- School Council Initiative

Please see the attached flyer, which is coming home with your students this week.  Thank you to School Council for planning this fundraiser and excellent community event! Empire FundraiserBP

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 19-25

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 19 to 25, 2017. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

Grade 1 French Immersion

Thinking about French Immersion for your child? Join us at one of our information sessions to learn more about our French programs and registration process. Information sessions will be held at the WRDSB Education Centre (Map) on the following days: November 27, 7 p.m. December 1, noon December 4, noon December 4, 7 p.m. Please […]

French Information Night at Westmount- an invitation

French Information Night for Parents at Westmount P.S. Have you ever wondered how you can help your child in French?  Come learn about what we do at school, what you can do at home, and about resources in our community that support your child’s learning in French.  Hope to see you there.   Thursday, November […]

High School Info Nights: Grade 8 Transition

Over the next couple of months, High Schools across the board will be hosting Grade 8 Nights for parents and students. These information sessions will focus on Grade 8 students’ transition to High School, including the course selection process, in-school student supports, extracurricular activities and more. Please be sure to check-out the information session for any […]

Empire PS Food Drive

Food Drive letter to families (1)   Please click on the link to view the letter about our 2017-2018 Food Drive at Empire P.S.  We are thankful for the generous support of our local community!    

OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

We want to remind students, parents and caregivers that starting on January 1, 2018, Ontario will provide free prescription drug coverage for all children and youth aged 24 and under. Children and youth will have access to over 4,400 medications and other drug products at no cost. Enrolment in OHIP+ is automatic – you will […]

Friday, November 17, 2017 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 17, 2017 is a professional development day for Elementary and Secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the PD Day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

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