Phone: 519-884-9198

Spirit Update #1

Welcome to St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School for the 2017 – 2018 school year. We hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer and that the students are excited about their return.

Whether your child is returning to St. Nicholas or attending for the first time, we are excited that you will be part of the St. Nicholas community. Our goal is to create a Christ-centred, positive, encouraging and stimulating learning environment for our students so that each child will have the opportunity to learn, experience and grow to his or her potential.

We believe that to achieve the most fulfilling and rewarding education for your child, we must work together as a team. Children’s attitudes, values, and self-concepts are molded at home and at school; therefore, a positive and mutually supportive home/school partnership is essential to encourage learning, skill development, self-discipline, responsibility, respect for self, others and the environment, appropriate values and a sense of self-worth. We look forward to your continued support throughout the year.

This year we are going to move away from a monthly school newsletter and send out Spirit Updates, that can also be referenced on our school website. Additionally, please visit our website to see our school calendar and to check on our Twitter feed. Note that although we try to tweet on a regular basis, we will also tweet any important occurrences to keep our community informed (e.g., late buses).

We look forward to working with you and your child(ren) this year!



Tyrone Dowling


Meet the Teacher Night

Our annual Meet the Teacher Night is happening on Thursday, September 14th from 6 – 7:30 pm. Please join us if you can.

Toonies for Tomorrow

As most of you already know our fellow Canadians in B.C. are dealing with forest fires, there has been recent flooding in Quebec and our southern neighbours in the US and in the Caribbean, are dealing with the aftermath of recent hurricanes. In response to these environmental disasters, the Social Justice Committee of St. Nicholas CES will be conducting a “Toonies for Tomorrow” campaign during the month of September. We are currently working with the Diocese of Hamilton and appropriate organizations so that our donations reach those in need.

Rather than just giving your child(ren) the money, we suggest that they earn the money by helping with chores at home. This will remind them how lucky they are to have a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and make, clothes to wear and put away.

Thanking you in advance for your support,

St. Nicholas CES Social Justice Committee


Start Up Forms

Please be sure to return all forms in the First Day Package to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.


*Please notify the office and your child’s teacher of any changes in your child’s schedule, busing etc.   If you require 2 copies of report cards and mailings, please let us know as soon as possible.


Terry Fox Run

Our annual Terry Fox Run is scheduled for September 28th. Please look for more details coming home soon.

2016-17 Yearbook

Last year’s yearbooks have arrived! If you ordered a copy, please be patient for a few more days. We are in the process of organizing them for distribution. A special thanks to Ms. Kruse and Mrs. Murawsky for all of the time and effort they put into creating this special keepsake.