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Weekly Update January 17-21, 2022

Mandatory Screening for Students Parents and guardians are asked to complete the COVID-19 School Screening Tool for each child every day before leaving home for school. Confirmation of the daily screening must be provided to the classroom teacher before school in one of the following formats:  Microsoft Form shared by the Homeroom teacher via email Email results to

Save the Date! Student Census Parent Information Session on January 13th

HCDSB elementary families are invited to a virtual Parent Information Session on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., which will discuss the Student Census Survey, available from February 28 through April 4, 2022! The Parent Information Session will be live-streamed and available on the Board’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time on January 13th.

Weekly Update

Weekly Update January 10-14, 2022

Happy new year! We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. We kindly ask you to please take a few minutes to read the information below. Remote Learning Extended Ontario school boards have been required to move elementary and secondary schools to teacher-led remote learning on January 5, 2022.  Elementary schools

Change to Learning Environment for Elementary Students – Request Form Now Open!

The online form to request a change to your child’s learning environment in elementary school (i.e. virtual or in-person) is now open.  As per Ministry of Education direction, we have moved to remote learning for all students until at least January 17, 2022. NOTE: Any requested changes will come into effect on January 24, 2022, however,

Important Update

All Schools Moving to Remote Learning on January 5, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians, Earlier today the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2022, our province will temporarily move to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. Read the News Release here.  The Premier also announced that all schools will move to teacher-led remote learning on January 5, 2022

Weekly Update

Weekly Update – December 17, 2021

Winter Break Rapid Antigen Screening Kits for In-Person Students As you may be aware from an earlier email, the school distributed Rapid Antigen Test kits for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday. Please refer to the email sent on Wednesday December 15th for more information about the Rapid Antigen Test kits for in-person learners, including instructions

Weekly Update

Weekly Update December 13-17, 2021

Advent Prayer & Reflection In this third week of Advent, we light three candles of our Advent wreath. The third candle is the pink candle signifying “Joy” as we await the coming of our Lord Jesus.  The Third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. On this day we celebrate that our waiting for

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Voluntary Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners

During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th our school will be distributing Rapid Antigen Screening Kits for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.    The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status,

Kindergarten student outdoor playground

Register Your Child for 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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update December 6-10, 2021

Celebrating Advent as A Family One of the most common ways to celebrate Advent is with an Advent wreath or Advent candle holders. The four candles (three purple and one pink), are used to count down the weeks until Christmas. Each Sunday of Advent one of the candles is lit and special prayers are said.

HCDSB Celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

Students and staff from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Friday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 29 – December 3, 2021). HCDSB schools will be participating in a variety of learning activities next week to raise awareness, and support the rights and

Weekly Update Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2021

Good afternoon, This weekend we celebrate the arrival of the season of Advent, which also marks the beginning of the liturgical year. Advent is a season of devout and joyful expectation. Its four Sundays highlight our desire and longing for peace, justice and unity. While Advent is certainly a time of celebration and anticipation of

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program 5-11 year olds

COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Calling all Halton Heroes! First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 5-11 year olds can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system for children five to 11 years of age (or turning five in 2021). Second doses can be booked at a date closer to the recommended eight week interval. Appointments are dependent on paediatric vaccine

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2021

November 21-27, 2021 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario, and 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 week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all,

Weekly Update

Weekly Update November 22-29, 2021

Good afternoon, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming events.  Progress Reports/Initial Communication of Learning Progress Reports for Gr. 1-8 and Communication of Learning for Kindergarten students will be going home on November 24 – interviews for all students are scheduled for November 25 & 26. Parent-Teacher Interview Communication In

Registration for Extended French ~ Opens December 1!

We are happy to announce that St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School will offer the Extended French Program for the 2022-2023 school year. The Extended French Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional French program. Students must be entering Grade 5 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Extended French Program. How to Register

Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council

Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students

Weekly Update

Weekly Update November 15-19, 2021

Good morning, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming events.  Photo Day School photos will take place on Monday November 15th. It is a regular uniform day.  Students will have individual pictures only, class photos will not be taken at this time. Reporting an Absence The purpose

Weekly Update

Weekly Update – November 8-12, 2021

Good afternoon, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  Halloween Dance-a-Thon – CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations to the following classes for raising the most money in their division.  Each class will receive a pizza party, the classroom teacher(s) will communicate when this will take place. Kindergarten – Mrs.

Student Census 2022

Coming Soon! February 28, 2022 The Student Census 2022 will be implemented February 28 and April 4, 2022 (inclusive). All students will be invited to complete the Student Census on a voluntary basis, as follows: Kindergarten – Grade 8To be completed by parents and guardians Why is it important to collect identify-based information? Identity-based data

Weekly Update

Weekly Update November 1-5, 2021

As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  Halloween Dance-a-Thon – Thank You! Thank you to our St. Nicholas families for supporting the Halloween Dance-a-thon! We have raised almost $11,000.00 for our wonderful school! A special thank you to our Catholic School Council and the many wonderful

Weekly Update

Weekly Update – October 25-29, 2021

Weekly Update October 25-29, 2021 Good morning, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  KISS-N-RIDE ZONE We would like to thank our community for the ongoing patience and adherence with the Kiss-n-Ride zone.  As the weather begins to change, we will begin to see more traffic

Halloween Fundraiser

Our St. Nicholas Halloween Dance-a-Thon is quickly approaching.  Please see the flyer below for information and use the following link to access the fundraiser webpage – https://www.stnicshalloween.ca/

PIZZA ORDERS

LAST DAY TO ORDER PIZZA is today Thursday October 21! Late orders, cash and cheques will not be accepted at the school. If you are having a problem registering your child for school cash on line please call the office – today before 3:00 pm.

Weekly Update

Weekly Update – October 18-22, 2021

Good morning, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  ST. NICHOLAS HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISER We are excited about our St. Nicholas Halloween Fundraiser taking place on October 29th! Communication was sent on last Friday via our school messenger system and posted on the school website.  This is

Weekly Update

Weekly Update – October 12-15, 2021

Weekly Update October 12-15, 2021 Good morning, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  St. Nicholas Halloween Fundraiser We are excited about our St. Nicholas Halloween Fundraiser taking place on October 29th! Communication was sent on Friday via our school messenger system and posted on the

Letter from Dr. Meghani ~ Fall Gatherings

As we head into this Thanksgiving long weekend, it continues to be important that we work together to follow public health measures so that we can ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, families and staff in our school community. Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Chief Officer of Health for Halton Region has provided

St. Nicholas Halloween Fundraiser

Dear St. Nicholas Catholic School Community, We are pleased to announce that on October 29th, the students at St. Nicholas Catholic School will be participating once again, in our annual Halloween Dance-a-thon. This is a fun event that brings our school and community together to raise funds to support our student and school needs. In addition

Weekly Update

Weekly Update October 4-8, 2021

Good morning, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  End of Day Student Pick Up Just a few gentle reminders for a safe, end of day pick up: Beginning at 3:00pm, the front of the school becomes a designated Bus Zone, cars are not permitted in

Weekly Update

Weekly Update for September 27, 2021

Good afternoon, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  Kiss & Ride Our school Kiss & Ride continues to run smoothly thanks to all of you! Please be reminded of the following: Please pull right up to the Kiss and Ride sign before letting their children

Weekly Update

Weekly Update September 20-24, 2021

Good morning families, As we begin a new week, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  Curriculum Night – SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday September 22ND Our virtual Curriculum Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22ND. We will begin with a Principal’s Address at 6:15pm which you will receive a Microsoft TEAMS link via email. 

Thursday September 16th Reminders

KISS & RIDE: A few important reminders about the KISS & RIDE: Cars are NOT to be parked in this area.  Students are NOT to be released before vehicles are in the designated Kiss & Ride area. Please pull right up to the Kiss and Ride sign before letting their children out. We realize there

September 15th Reminders

KISS & RIDE: We kindly ask parents to use the designated KISS & RIDE area to safely drop off their child(ren).  Cars are not to be parked in this area nor are students to be released before vehicles are in the designated Kiss & Ride area.  We ask families to use the available parking spots to safely walk

Reminders for Tuesday September 14, 2021

Good morning, We kindly ask you to take a few minutes to read the following reminders: MORNING ENTRY MODEL:  As you are aware, we are implementing a free entry model.  All bus students will enter the school via DOOR #1 which is the main entrance to the building.  Students walking, cycling or being dropped off will enter through DOOR #10.   KINDERGARTEN STUDENT

St. Nicholas Staff Update

Good afternoon, We hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  We would like to provide a staff update to the St. Nicholas community and ask you to join us in welcoming the following individuals: Ms. Amy Johnston – Library Technician Ms. Maria DaSilveira – Day Custodian Mrs. Kimberly Fantauzzi – Kindergarten, Rm. 104 Ms. Kendra Paiement –

Smile Cookies to Support Oakville Students!

From September 13 – 19, all Smile Cookie purchases made at Tim Hortons locations in Oakville will directly support Food4Kids Halton! Food4Kids Halton currently supports more than 850 children in Halton by providing nutritious foods to ensure that children have access to healthy foods over the weekend and during the summer months. Smile Cookie purchases can be made

Class COVID 19 STUDENT SCREENING CONFIRMATION FORMS

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FORM FOR YOUR CHILD(REN)’S CLASS TO CONFIRM THE COMPLETION OF THE STUDENT COVID 19 SCREENING. IF THE LINK DOES NOT WORK, PLEASE SEND A WRITTEN NOTE WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME, TODAY’S DATE AND CONFIRMATION THAT YOU COMPLETED THE SCREENING AND THEY ARE ABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL TODAY. TEACHER GRADE Link

Return to School Plan

Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website: https://www.hcdsb.org/return-to-school/ The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces throughout the year.  This plan was developed in consultation with Halton

Dr. Meghani

Webinar: Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School: A Webinar with Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region Join us for a live webinar with Dr. Meghani as she shares important information with our HCDSB community on how to protect against COVID-19, and ensure a safe and healthy return

Weekly Update June 28-29

Dear Parents/Guardians,  As the end of the school year approaches, listed are a few important informational items and upcoming dates.  Drop Off/Pick Up of Items: June 28/29 A protocol has been established for Monday June 28th and Tuesday June 29th for families who need to pick up personal belongings and return borrowed school items. All

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,

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