Term 2 Report Cards

Term 2 reports cards will be arriving at home with our students today. Please take a moment review them along with this Year End Letter 2018.

K2OPS: Kids Keeping Our Planet Safe

St. Nicholas prides itself in being a leader in the way we treat the Earth. We currently hold a Gold level Ecoschool status as part of the Ontario Ecoschool’s program. There are many initiatives at the school that we as a school community participate in on a day to day basis.  Some of these include waste free lunches and using reusable water bottles.  In order to support these initiatives, you as parents have to purchase the products. Next year, the school would like to add to our schoolyard greening with some more shade trees, and if possible, some raised garden beds.  Well, we have a win – win situation here. A company called Givalry Canada runs fundraising programs for schools and has many products to help make life easier, including litterless lunch products, baby and kid products, and wellness products.  The best part of this is that the school receives back 25% of all purchases made. This fundraiser will run through the summer until the end of September. Students will be coming home with a bookmark reminder of this fundraiser. Also, you can click on the link here: https://givalry.ca/ . Type in the name of our school as the organization you are supporting and have fun shopping

Waterloo Region Museum Free Pass

WRM One Free Children’s Admission – Blue Pass 2017 access

Transportation Update

Transportation details for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on Monday August 20, 2018.

Parents can login and view their child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
  • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card
  • Numbers only, no space, no dash
  • Enter your child’s birth date
  • dd/mm/yyyy
  • Enter your child’s street number
  • house number only
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu

Please note that any address changes must be done at your child’s school. If you are moving in the summer or changing caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Visit our website at www.stswr.ca to find bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail or text notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter @STSWR.


St. Michael’s Catholic Parish is thrilled to offer Vacation Bible School for its second year running. This year we will journey to: “A Wilderness Adventure Through the Sacraments”.

Our program will run from Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd, 2018 from 9am-Noon in the Parish Centre with a Celebration BBQ from noon until 1:30 pm the final day. The program is for children who will be in JK – Grade 5 this upcoming school year.

Registration is now available online at www.stmichaelw.ca/vbs If you do not have internet access, please see Joanne in the parish office to fill out a paper form. Online registration is preferred. The cost is $30.00/child. For families with more than 1 child, the cost is $20.00 for each additional child. Payment can be made at the parish office or through the collection by cash or cheque (payable to St. Michael’s Church). Please include the name of the child(ren) the payment is for.

Older than grade 5? If you would like to be part of this program, you are more than welcome to volunteer. We would especially like adult volunteers. A volunteer registration form is also available online (and in the parish office if needed). Deadline for registration of the program is Friday, June 22, 2018.


A Message From St. Michael’s Parish Pastoral Associate for Schools and Youth Ministry, Andrea Laughlin:

Is your child entering grade 2 in the 2018-2019 school year? Students in grade 2 will be preparing for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion with preparation expected to begin in the Fall 2018 to the Spring 2019. Your child must be Baptized to receive these Sacraments.

Is your child entering grade 7 in the 2018-2019 school year? Please be advised that Confirmation Preparation will begin promptly in September in anticipation of a Fall/Winter 2018 Confirmation date. Locate your child’s Baptismal Certificate this summer to submit to the Parish in September. Also note, your child is required to have received both Baptism and First Communion to be eligible for receiving Confirmation. If you have questions concerning the Sacraments please contact Andrea Laughlin by calling (519) 884 – 9311 extension 34 or email andrea@stmichaelw.ca for further inquiry.