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Weekly Update June 21-25

Good afternoon, Term 2 Report Cards  Student report cards will be delivered electronically on Wednesday, June 23rd – families will need their child’s OEN (Ontario Education Number) to access the report.  As a reminder, please note that HCDSB communicated the following last week: In light of job sanctions, most elementary student report cards will include

Drop Off/Pick Up of Items: June 28/29

Picking Up Personal Belongings & Drop Off/ Returning Tech Devices A protocol has been established for Monday June 28th and Tuesday June 29th for families who need to pickup personal belongings and return borrowed school items. All textbooks, library books and borrowed technology must be returned at this time. Families will register online using the

Weekly Update June 14-18

Good afternoon families, PRIDE AWARNESS Day – June 14th At St. Nicholas we will be celebrating PRIDE Awareness Day on Monday June 14th, as we believe that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, and we honour the dignity in each person by treating one another with care, compassion and respect. 

CPIC

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) to Host Speaker Series

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June. CPIC is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  CPIC provides an opportunity for Catholic School Council members to network,

Monitoring Survey

How Are We Doing? HCDSB Seeking Input on Year 5 of the Strategic Plan

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system that align with the goals established in our strategic plan.  Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that

Weekly Update June 7 – 11

Good afternoon, Ministry Announcement – Remote Learning to Continue The Ministry has announced that schools will not re-open for in-person learning for the rest of the current school year. We will continue with remote learning until June 29th which is our last school day before summer break. Families are reminded to please continue to report

Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual Elementary School for the 2021-2022 School Year

In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to 8) and Extended French Grade 5 to Grade 8 for

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program.

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system.  Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses

Weekly Update May 31 – June 4

Good afternoon, Halton Youth COVID Vaccination Program Beginning Monday, May 31st, Halton youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination booking appointments through Halton Region’s online booking system. Please note that children must be 12 at the time of receiving their first dose.

We Are All Wonderfully Made

HCDSB Celebrates Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.  This June, and each day of every month, our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe, welcoming and

Weekly Update May 24-28

Good afternoon, A few reminders as we head into the long weekend September 2021 If your children will not be returning to St. Nicholas in September, please email Mrs. Kennific- kennifict@hcdsb.org and Mr. Cacciola – cacciolaa@hcdsb.org to let our office staff know as soon as possible. This information will be helpful to us as we

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fifth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past few months, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

Weekly Update May 17-21

Good afternoon, School Climate Survey – Your Opinion Counts Parents are invited to complete an online survey to provide feedback to each school about the extent to which parents feel their school supports learning, positive behaviour and promotes a safe and inclusive environment. The School Climate Survey for Parents asks parents to share their thoughts on their

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

Weekly Update May 10-14

Good afternoon, Thank you! Thank you to all our staff, students, and parents for a wonderful virtual Catholic Education Week. We appreciate the families who joined us this week to celebrate the many gifts and talents of our students and staff. We are continuously reminded how important the gift of Catholic Education is and that

Journeying Together in Jesus

Journeying Together ~ Annual Walk with Jesus

A Liturgy in honour of HCDSB’s Annual Walk with Jesus will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, with greetings from Bishop Crosby. Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ! A Message from Father Con O’Mahony 

Catholic Education Nurturing Hope: May 2 - May 7, 2021

Nurturing Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 2 to May 7, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards in celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and across the province of Ontario!  The province-wide theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is Nurturing Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to inspire students to cultivate their faith; so that they may prosper in hope by our

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HCDSB Participates in Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designates the first week in May as Mental Health Week. This year, it runs from May 3-7, 2021, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join organizations across Canada in raising awareness about mental health.  The HCDSB Mental Health team has designated Get Real About How You Feel as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week. Daily Mental Health Themes The HCDSB Mental Health team are suggesting a daily focus for each day during Mental Health Week: Monday: Naming Our Emotions

Weekly Update May 3 – 7

Good afternoon, Catholic Education Week – May 3 to May 7 – Our theme this year is: Nurturing Hope. While we won’t have the opportunity to physically be in our building, our staff continue to plan and provide rich online opportunities for our students.  Families are reminded to continue to log into their D2L platforms

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

Kindergarten Orientation September 2021

Good afternoon families We look forward to welcoming your child and family to our St. Nicholas school community! We have attached a short Power Point video that we hope will help answer the many questions you may have as your child embarks on this new exciting learning journey. https://vimeo.com/542710934 Important dates to mark on your

Student Awards of Excellence

HCDSB Announces the Student Award of Excellence Recipients!

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates exceptional students across our school district at the Annual Student Awards of Excellence Ceremony. This year, due to COVID-19 precautions in place, we are recognizing and congratulating our student recipients virtually! Congratulations to Sophia Yanes-Rahn who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Sophia Sophia exemplifies the true meaning of “Sharing

Weekly Update April 26-30

Good afternoon, Thank you to our students, parents and our staff for ALL of your efforts & especially PATIENCE in a SUCCESSFUL return to Remote Learning! Moving? – September 2021 Please let us know if you are moving or will not be returning in September 2021. We are beginning preliminary planning for next year’s class

Technology Request April 2021

Good morning We hope all our families are enjoying a well-deserved break. As we prepare for our return to remote learning next week, any family requesting technology support for their child is asked to please complete the attached form St. Nicholas Technology Request April 2021 by Friday April 16. Please complete this form even if

Provincial Announcement: All Schools Moving to Remote Learning After Spring Break

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

Weekly Update April 9th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom. As per recent announcements, the province has implemented a provincewide shutdown for

Mandatory Self-Screening on April 19th

Mandatory Self-Screening on April 19th As a reminder, before coming back to school on April 19th, you must screen for COVID-19 symptoms. If your child or anyone in your household is ill, please stay home and follow the guidance in the School Screening Tool. The Ministry of Education has mandated that all elementary students will

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

Weekly Update April 6-9

Good afternoon, Stations of the Cross Thank you to our grade 8 students and teachers for preparing and leading our Stations of the Cross presentation. Families can enjoy viewing the presentation by following the attached link https://vimeo.com/530960203 Families are reminded that the school is closed on Good Friday April 2 and on Easter Monday April

Weekly Update March 29-April 2

Good afternoon, Holy Week/Stations of the Cross This Sunday is Palm Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week. On Palm Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. On Thursday April 1, our Grade 8 students’ presentation of the Stations of the Cross will be shared virtually with our school and community.  An emailed

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Information Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent information sessions to help families adjust and respond to the new norms faced during a global pandemic and how to cope with the mental health and well-being of their children in times of uncertainty and change. For the health and safety

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! On School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, let’s show our gratitude for the people that ensure active and safe travel for students and families to and from our schools. Here are some ways we can show our appreciation year-round: Guard signals you to stop; all cyclists

Jack Kozik and his father

Kozik Family Raises $1000 for Sleeping Children Around the World Initiative

As part of our school’s Lenten Initiative, student Jack Kozik and his family raised an incredible $1000 for Sleeping Children Around the World! As part of the initiative, St. Nicholas students are raising money to purchase bedkits for children in developing countries. The bedkits include a mattress, pillow, blanket, mosquito net, clothing, towel, back-pack and school supplies to children in developing countries.  The Kozik family

Weekly Update March 22-26

Good afternoon St. Nicholas Families, A few important reminders are listed below: St. Nicholas Parking Lot/Kiss N Ride – Reminders Kinoak Arena – We now have an agreement with the Town of Oakville that allows our families to park at Kinoak Arena and walk to St. Nicholas between 8:35-8:55 am and 3:00-3:35 pm. With the

Weekly Update March 15 – 19

Good afternoon St. Nicholas Families, A few important reminders are listed below: St. Nicholas Parking Lot/Kiss N Ride – Reminders There should be absolutely no parking along any median. Pylons have been strategically placed – traffic should be able to move freely in the parking lot. In the event of an emergency – all emergency

Save the Date – Graduation Photos

Save the Date – Graduation Photos Our Grade 8 graduates have their Graduation Photos scheduled for Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at St. Nicholas. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Families also have the option to visit the photo studios at the Edge Imaging Burlington office. Limited grad photography appointments are available.  To book

Final Change to Learning Environment Request Form Now OPEN

The final Change to Learning Environment Request Form is now OPEN. Request to Change Learning Environment  If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. Important notes before you complete the online form:  You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.  You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request.

Parking Lot & Kiss N Ride Update Part 2

Good afternoon St. Nicholas families, Just a follow up to our past email addressing our school parking lot & Kiss n Ride. We have noticed an improvement over the last few weeks…we would like to thank our families for their patience and cooperation as the safety of our students and families is our priority. A

Weekly Update March 8-12

Good day, Targeted Testing Targeted testing will be made available to HCDSB students and staff. A separate email will be sent to our community once the details have been finalized by the provider (Life Labs). A link will be sent out along with a school I.D. code which will allow you to register and schedule

Parent Poll: Help Us Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

We are currently in the early stages of planning for the next school year and are seeking your input to help us determine our staffing needs for September 2021. Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year Although we have not yet received direction from the Ministry of Education regarding what will be required of school boards

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required from parents or guardians.   This voluntary testing is offered only for HCDSB students and staff who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  At this time, this testing is not being offered to family members, but if this option

Halton Food for Thought Providing Healthy Snack Bags to all Students in Halton

Halton Food For Thought (HFFT), in partnership with Food for Life Halton, is providing Healthy Student Snack Bags to all students in Halton.  Weekly Healthy Student Snack Bags  Healthy Student Snack Bags contain a minimum of 3 nutritious snacks per student per school day. The snack bags contain both perishable and non-perishable food items – i.e., fresh fruit, granola

Weekly Update March 1-5

Good day, Sleeping Children Around the World – St. Nicholas Lenten Project Our St. Nicholas Lenten initiative, Sleeping Children Around the World continues until Easter. Bed Kits can be purchase via our Cash Online system…we have 27 bed kits sold to date – our school goal continues to be 100 bed kits. We thank all

Weekly Update February 22-26

Dear Parents and Guardians, Term 1 Report Cards and Communication of Learning Reports will be emailed to families on Wednesday February 24th. Families will need their child’s OEN to access the report card. This number can be found on their previous report cards. It’s important to take the time to review the report with your

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