News & Announcements

Register for our free family engagement series

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) together with Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) and Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) are hosting a series of free events for parents and caregivers. The theme for this year’s event is PARENT ENGAGEMENT: Lets Build Our Toolkit for Success. Registration for these events is required. Date: Wednesday, March […]

Family Math Night and Book Fair- April 9th!

Dear Families, Please save the date of Tuesday, April 9th for a fun, family event at Empire.  We will be hosting Family Math Night with the theme “Math is Everywhere” in conjunction with the School Council Book Fair in the Library.  Come for many fun and family friendly math games, STEM and building activities and […]

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members – apply today

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. They invite parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of our schools to apply. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize this equation. The mandate for this committee is to: Provide information and advice on parent […]

A Message Regarding the Attacks in New Zealand

This morning, we awoke to the news of yet another terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, that has left 49 people dead and several others wounded. We stand together in grieving this tragedy with our community. This senseless act will impact the thousands of students, staff, families and community members we welcome […]

Have your say in our funding priorities – take our survey

There is still time to have your say and participate in our annual budget survey. By participating, you will tell us which funding priorities we should consider as we prepare our budget for the 2019-2020 school year, and beyond. Please complete our short survey to help us identify what areas matter to our communities. The survey […]

Thank You and Farewell to Mrs. Janke, Welcome to our Library Mrs. Thompson!

This Thursday February 28 is the last day of work for Mrs. Isabel Janke, our Empire Library Clerk for 31 years!  Mrs. Janke has celebrated her retirement at a staff breakfast last week, and has received one carefully crafted page from each of Empire’s 25 classes that will be put together in a booklet for […]

Feb 25: Buses cancelled, schools are open

All school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled today due to weather. All schools are open and Extended Day Programs are operating. All transportation for WCSSAA sports games is also cancelled today. As always, parents may choose to keep their children home if they feel it is unsafe to travel to school. If […]

Pink Shirt Day is February 27

On Wednesday, February 27, join us in recognizing Pink Shirt Day. This is a day to stand up against bullying. This movement was inspired by the actions of two high school students from Nova Scotia. In 2007, the students witnessed a Grade 9 boy being bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt on his first […]

Take our annual budget survey

We want to hear from our students, staff, families and community members on which funding priorities we should consider as we prepare our budget for the 2019-2020 school year, and beyond. Please complete our short survey to help us identify what areas matter to our communities. The survey is online only and available in seven […]

Waterloo students can be city councillors for the day

Mayor Dave Jaworsky is inviting Grade 5 students in Waterloo to share one big idea to make Waterloo an even better place to live. Students can submit their idea in writing or as a video, and Mayor Jaworsky will select eight entrants to take over city council for a day. Winners will have a chance […]

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