January 11, 2019

Important-datesDates to Remember:

January 13:  Canadathon begins!
January 15:  Grade 7 Parent Night at EMS
January 17:  Theme Day – Hat Day
January 18:  PAC meeting at 1 pm
January 23, 24: Maker Faire for intermediate students
January 30, 31: Maker Faire for primary students
February 4-8: Book Fair (in the gym)
February 11: Interactive Fairytales performance 1:30 pm
February 18:  Family Day Holiday (classes not in session)
February 21:  Theme Day: Twin Day
February 21:  We Bake for Change fundraiser
February 22: Pro D (classes not in session)
February 27: Pink Shirt Day


You will have noticed the orange fencing around trees on the school property.  This is   all done in preparation for the construction that is starting next week for our new 12 classroom addition.  The addition will be on the south side of the school (where the the intermediate basketball court).  There will be a road/path off of 26th avenue that will go along the backside of the school, where the grassy hill is, for the construction vehicles to access the site.  Starting next week, the play zones for students will change because the construction site is out of bounds (for obvious safety reasons).  Students will not be allowed to play along the backside of the school, and the other areas that are fenced off by the intermediate basketball court.

The morning and after school pick up and drop procedures for some of our primary classes (Ms. Tavares, Ms. Gill, Ms. Luck, Ms. McIntyre) will most likely be affected. Once the fencing goes up along the backside of the school (where the road is made), we will see how congested the area is during morning and after school pick up/drop off.  We will then communicate with parents if drop off/ pick up locations will change.

If you have any questions about construction or if you have any concerns, please call the office.  Your input is important.


Our students had a successful volleyball season with both the boys and the girls team  placing in FIRST place on the play days.  Thank you to our coaches: Mr. Unruh, Ms. Luck, Ms. Song, Ms. Champion, and Ms. Fadum.  We had a great celebration at the end of the volleyball season with the grade 7 students playing against the teachers.

Basketball Season:
Our basketball season is underway.  We have Ms. Champion along with a parent, Ms. Chong, coaching the girls team.   The coach for our boys team is Mr. Henderson.
Girls team practise Monday and Wednesday mornings 7:45 – 8:25 am.  Games are on Thursdays.
Boys team practise Tuesday and Thursday after school.  Games are on Wednesdays.


Every year we have our Canadathon fundraiser in the month of January.  Money raised goes towards classroom supplies such as books and field studies.  Students are given a study sheet that outlines the questions they are to “study” according to the grade the student is in.  Students collect pledges from parents and family members.  Once the Canadathon test is marked, the students collect the pledge money they are owed.  This year our intermediate students have a different set of questions.  We have included more pop culture in the intermediate Canadathon.

A very fun addition has been added to the Canadathon – we will be having a game show with top scorers from the intermediate classes.  More information answering these questions will be coming soon:
What do you need to score to become a contestant in the game show?
What game show format will be followed?
What questions will be asked in the game show?
What day will be the game show be on?
Who gets to watch?  Will there be tickets sold to watch the game show?

screen-shot-2013-02-22-at-14-29-35Maker Faire

One of the most fun and exciting events is our Maker Faire. Maker Faire is part science fair, part country fair and part something entirely new. Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft. Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, and students. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and share what they have learned. It’s a chance for students to show others an area they are really interested in. It can be anything from making robots, exploding volcanoes to doll dresses. If you can make it with your hands and it’s something original, then it fits in Maker Faire.

This year we are having two Maker Faire’s one for intermediate students and one for primary students.  We did this because of the size our school.  With 21 divisions, it is difficult to display and properly view all  projects in one day, and so we decided to have a Maker Faire for intermediate grades one week and primary grades the following week.

Intermediate Maker Faire
Wednesday, January 23:  students will be given the opportunity to create their project. Please ensure your child has the supplies he/she needs to build his/her project.
Thursday, January 24: students will be displaying their work in the gym. Parent viewing will be from 1:30 – 2:27 pm

Primary Maker Faire
Wednesday, January 30: Students will be creating their projects. Please ensure your child has the supplies he/she needs to build his/her project.
Thursday, January 31st: Parent viewing from 1:30 – 2:27 pm. Please pick up your child from his/her classroom between 1:30 – 2:27 pm (use the outside door) to take him/her to the gym to view projects.

sktyqas8Grade 7 Parent Night at EMS

When: January 15, 2019

Where: Earl Marriot Secondary School in the theatre

Who: Parents and students can attend

*After the presentation in the theatre there will be a school tour.

*Bring your child and your questions!


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