CPR Training Workshop At Niagara


Wednesday June 21, 2017
School Library


We are offering a workshop in CPR training just in time for summer. Before the swimming pools open for the season it would be well worth learning valuable life-saving skills don’t you think?

Niagara parent and Council Co-Chair, Peter Odle, is Red Cross certified and a former paramedic. He’ll be covering the following topics: CPR, Bleeding, Shock, Choking, Burns, Seizures, and Environmental Emergencies.

The workshop is a great opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on the ones you may have learned years ago.  All materials will be provided, refreshments will be served (bring the kids) and you’ll take home the knowledge and competence to save a life.

Space is limited to 20 people.  The sign-up sheet is located by the Council Bulletin Board to the left of the main entrance stairway.


Design-a-Thon Tomorrow

DSC_0571Tomorrow is Niagara’s Design-A-Thon!  It will be a day of fun crafty activities that will surely inspire our young artists. Instructors will be teaching their particular crafts to groups of students throughout the day and the resulting creations will be put on display throughout the school.

Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing as things could get messy!

Ryerson Community School Open House

If your child is in grade 5 or 6 you may be interested in visiting Ryerson Community School.  This is our designated host school for grades 7 and 8.  Located at 96 Denison Ave, it is near Bathurst and Dundas beside the Sanderson Library and Scadding  Court Community Centre. The school is also home to the Downtown Vocal and Music Academy.

There will be an Open House for parents tomorrow, Thursday February 23rd, evening 6-7pm.

Welcome to the NOELS Campaign

img_4458What the heck is NOELS?  Well you’ll be hearing a lot more about it in the coming months.  The “Niagara Outdoor Experiential Learning Space“, or NOELS, is the next phase of our playground revitalization project which began in 2015.

With the consultation and design stages now complete, we are shifting into fundraising gear. The goal is to raise $750k to transform our old urban school yard by integrating more naturally green space, interactive play areas and innovative outdoor learning spaces.

$750k is a lot of money to raise!  A committee is being assembled to approach corporate and community donors.  If you would like to be involved or have potential contacts please connect with Peter Odle at peterodle@urbanexpeditions.com. 

Watch for updates on this important initiative – information on the media kit, charitable donation options and tax receipts, project website etc.

Welcome to our legacy project…..NOELS.

Niagara School Photo Booth


Tonight there will be an opportunity to capture some holiday memories at the Niagara Street photo booth!  Dress up with some props and have a blast with your loved ones then share the photos with your family and friends. So don’t forget your cameras and bring your best smiles. (Ms. Sutcliffe will be there to help with photography.)

Donations of any amount will be accepted and used towards our schoolyard revitalization project.

SickKids Foundation Bake Sale Dec 6-7

Some of the kids at Niagara have been fundraising for the SickKids Foundation and will be having a bake sale at the recess breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday.  They will be selling baked goods along with some small school supplies such as pencils, erasers and bookmarks.

This is a student organized fundraiser.  You have probably noticed their colourful posters all over the school.  Perhaps you have already received one of their flyers or emails explaining this event and asking for baked goods to help support this worthy cause.  Let’s support our children and help them assist children in need. Pack up some pocket change along with the lunch boxes next week – the kids get a treat and the proceeds go to the foundation.