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Update #9: Update! All HCDSB Schools will be OPEN to Students on Tues., February 25, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that the potential one-day, full withdrawal of services (walkout) in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED. All HCDSB schools will be OPEN to students on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. OECTA has announced that the series of rotating strikes across the province

Weekly Update February 21st

Dear Families Listed below are a few updates/reminders: Term 1 Report Cards and Communication of Learning went home earlier this week with all students K – 8. Families are reminded to please review the report card and sign the acknowledgement form on the last page. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress, please

Shrove Tuesday Update

Good morning St. Nicholas families, As a follow up to the communication sent out by the board regarding OECTA’s announcement that they will be moving to a series of rotating strikes across the province next week, we have decided to move Shrove Tuesday activities to Monday, February 24th, 2020. OECTA will potentially hold a one-day,

Term 1 Report Card

Term 1 Report Cards and Communication of Learning: On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 Term 1 Report Cards and Kindergarten Communication of Learning Documents will be coming home. As you are aware, due to OECTA’s Job Action, reports will only highlight your child’s marks (letters or percentages) along with letters for the Learning Skills and Work

Update #8: OECTA Announces Potential Walkout – Tuesday, February 25​

It was announced today that OECTA will move to a series of rotating strikes across the province next week, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. This means that OECTA will potentially hold a one-day, full withdrawal of services in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, unless a strike is averted. OECTA represents all of our

Weekly Update February 13th

Good afternoon,  Upcoming PA Day/Family Day A reminder that Friday, February 14th has been designated as a Professional Activity Day and there is no school on this day. Family Day is on Monday, February 17th and there is no school on this day.  Students will return to school on Tuesday, February 18th. Shrove Tuesday Parent Volunteers We are currently looking

Update #7: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Fri., February 21, 2020

It was announced today that on Friday, February 21, 2020 all elementary and secondary teachers, as well as many education workers across the province, will participate in a one-day walkout. This walkout will include members of the following four education unions in Ontario: Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO); Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Shrove Tuesday Volunteers Needed

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.   Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:   1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/XfKRmKZ 2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like. 3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will

Weekly Update February 7th

Good afternoon, The St. Nicholas School Sharing the Spirit award recipient this year is Gr. 8 student, Elena V. She will be honoured at a special ceremony in April, at Jean Vanier Catholic High School. Congratulations Elena, we are very proud of you as you continue to make a difference! February is Black History Month!

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the HCDSB Alumni Award – and we’re looking for nominations! About the Award  The HCDSB Alumni Award has been created as part of the board’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to recognize the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs). Beginning this year, and

Raising Resilient Children

Parents, Guardians and students are invited to the St. Thomas Aquinas Theatre on February 27th 7 pm for a presentation on “Raising Resilient Children”.  Please refer to the attachment for additional information about our presenter Sherry Campbell. Raising Resilient Children Flyer

Weekly Update January 30th

Dear Families Listed below are a few updates/reminders: Just a reminder to families that this Friday, January 31st is a Professional Activity day for teaching staff and there is no school on Friday. We will see all students back on Monday, February 3rd. Catholic School Council Meeting Our Catholic School Council is scheduled to meet

Update #6: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Tues., February 4, 2020​

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms. This poses significant

ISW Uniform Winter Sale

ISW WINTER UNIFORM SALE ISW (our school uniform provider) will be having its annual winter sale from February 1st-8th. This Winter Sale event will apply to in-store, as well as online purchases.  Please find a flyer advertising this sale attached below.ISWUniforms WINTER SALE OAK

Weekly Update January 24th

Good afternoon, School Uniform Just a reminder our students are to be in school uniform at all times. We have noticed that some of our students have not been complying with the school dress code. The expectation is that students be wearing school identified pants, tops and sweaters during the instructional day. We thank everyone

Potential French Immersion Expansion & Boundary Changes

At the January 21st Board Meeting, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) Board of Trustees considered a motion to expand the French Immersion Program beginning in the 2020-21 school year. Trustees deferred making a decision until the February 18, 2020 Board Meeting, in order to allow time to share this information with all parents who

Weekly Update January 17th

Good afternoon, Kindergarten Registration A reminder that students who are entering Junior Kindergarten in 2020-2021 will need to register for school.  Detailed information about Kindergarten registration can be found on our school website. In-school registration will take place on Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22 from 9 am to 5 pm. Skating Skating time

Update #5: All HCDSB Schools CLOSED to Students on Tues. January 21, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the Ontario Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, gave notice that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services (strike) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that

We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your

Update #4: OECTA Announces One-Day Strike on Tues. Jan 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers in Ontario, announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. We are currently gathering information and will follow up with parents and guardians as soon as we have more to share. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Weekly Update January 10th

Good afternoon, It has been a busy week at St. Nicholas school as we return to our daily routines. Our staff and students have transitioned well to our beautiful new building! Listed below are a few important reminders and upcoming events to consider. Kiss & Ride and Parking Lot Expectations Families, please take extra care

UPDATE: OECTA Job Action Proceeds – All Schools Will Remain OPEN Jan. 13

We were notified yesterday afternoon that the provincial negotiations with OECTA were adjourned, with no further meeting dates scheduled at this time. As a result, OECTA is moving ahead with the job action across the province, beginning Monday, January 13, 2020. All schools will remain OPEN, teachers will report to work, and student instruction will

All Schools Will Remain OPEN on Jan. 13 if OECTA Job Action Proceeds

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, will begin ‘job action’ as of Monday, January 13, 2020, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. All schools will remain OPEN and student instruction will continue in our classrooms during this period of job action.

We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your

School Uniform Provider ~ We Want Your Feedback!

The Halton Catholic District School Board’s (HCDSB) current contract with the sole uniform provider for our schools is expiring on December 31, 2020. Before moving ahead, we are seeking feedback from parents, students and staff on the desired characteristics of our next school uniform provider. This consultation is not intended to solicit comments that are

Weekly Update January 6th – Kiss & Ride – Parking

Good afternoon, Thank you to all our families for their patience as we transition into our new building. Parking is very limited relative to our population. The Kiss and Ride is very busy in the morning and we are further challenged with construction fencing in the parking lot. The fencing has limited the amount of

Weekly Update January 6th – Welcome Back!

Dear St. Nicholas Families – Welcome Back & Happy New Year! Building Update We are excited to begin the new year in our brand-new beautiful school! Contractors and board facilities staff have been working diligently over the Christmas break, and while there still remains work to be completed in the Learning Commons (Library), the Gymnasium,

Weekly Update December 18th

Good afternoon families, As we prepare for the Christmas break, listed are a few important reminders: Families are reminded that tomorrow, Thursday, December 19th is Joy Day at St. Nicholas, it is a non-uniform day. Students are encouraged to wear Green, Red, and White. Pajama Day is our final Festive Friday this week at St.

HCDSB Schools NOT Affected by OSSTF Walk-out on Dec. 18/19

Our HCDSB schools are NOT affected by the potential OSSTF job action on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. None of our HCDSB staff are members of OSSTF. All ​​​HCDSB schools will be OPEN and school buses will be running, as scheduled.   At this time there is no pending labour disruption in our school board. If anything

Weekly Update December 13th

It’s been a busy week at St. Nicholas school.  Listed below are a few important acknowledgments and reminders as we end the week. Thank you to our kindergarten team for organizing the Kindergarten Advent celebration! The hot chocolate and cookies definitely added to a sweet afternoon! Thank you to our Gr. 1-8 staff and students

Our New St. Nicholas School Building Will Be Ready for January!

We are thrilled to announce that our new St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School building will be ready for occupancy in January, 2020! This means that students and staff will return to school on Monday, January 6th at the new school building on 477 Warminster Drive in Oakville. A Note About Transportation With the change of school location, there

Weekly Update – December 6th

Good afternoon families, Christmas Shop – Our annual Christmas Shop was a huge success! Students took advantage of the opportunity to purchase items for the holiday season. A special thank you to Mrs. Estriga and all the wonderful parent volunteers who spent countless hours planning and organizing the event. Your efforts and commitment to the

OSSTF Job Action WILL NOT IMPACT HCDSB Schools

You may have recently read or seen in the news about the potential strike by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which may take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. We are posting this message to let you know that schools and workplaces in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) are NOT affected by

Weekly Update November 28th

Good afternoon families, Our Christmas Shop is taking place next week.  A special thank you to Mrs. Estriga and all the wonderful parent volunteers who have been preparing, planning and organizing this amazing event. Your efforts and commitment to the Christmas Shop and St. Nicholas school are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering

Weekly Update November 21

Good afternoon, We look forward to our Parent/Teacher Interviews Thursday evening and Friday during the day. If you have not booked an interview time to discuss your child’s Progress Report, please contact the main office. The St. Nicholas School Angel Tree Program is up and running. The Angels on the tree state specific items that

We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Catholic Education at HCDSB!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Halton Catholic District School Board, and we are celebrating! Our school district was born in 1969, when the Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville school boards came together to form the Halton County Roman Catholic Separate School Board. At the time of amalgamation, we had

Progress Reports 2019

Just a reminder to families that Progress Reports for Gr. 1-8 students and Communication of Learning for Kindergarten students will be sent home today Wednesday, November 20 along with interview times for Thursday, November 21 or Friday, November 22. Once families have reviewed the Progress Report please sign the acknowledgement slip and return to the

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2019

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. From November 17-23, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools. This week, and every

Weekly Update November 15th

Good afternoon, Progress Reports for Gr. 1-8 students and Communication of Learning for Kindergarten students will be sent home Wednesday, November 20 with interview times for Thursday, November 21 or Friday, November 22. Please review the Progress Report, sign the acknowledgement slip and return to the classroom teacher with the envelope. Christmas is quickly approaching

Christmas Shop – Save the Date!

Christmas Shop is Coming… The annual St. Nicholas Christmas Shop is fast approaching and we need your help to ensure it will be a success! Christmas Shop is an opportunity for all our students to shop for small Christmas gifts for family, friends and even pets! All purchases will come home wrapped so that it

Weekly Update November 8th

We look forward to our Remembrance Day Liturgy taking place Monday, November 11 at 10:30 am. Thank you to our Grade 8 students and Mrs. Iannace and Mrs. DaSilva who have worked diligently preparing to honour those who have given so much for our great country.  All students will receive a poppy on Monday morning.   Students are welcome to bring in

Inclement Weather Reminders

Inclement Weather Reminders Dear Parents and Guardians, As winter weather has arrived, parents are reminded to visit our website for important information about the Board’s Inclement Weather procedures and the Inclement Weather Transportation Zones map: http://bit.ly/HCDSBInclementWeather Details about school emergency closures, bus cancellations, and transportation zones are available in our 2019-2020 School Year Calendar. Looking for notifications on bus delays and cancellations? Halton Student Transportation

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 8 through December 2, 2019. Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas,

HCDSB Recognizes Indigenous Awareness Month

November is the designated Indigenous Awareness Month at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB). This month, and throughout the school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. Indigenous Awareness Month is an opportunity to honour and recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and strength of present-day

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