After School Language Classes

On Thurs Sept 14, the International Languages Office will be at Niagara to take registrations starting at 3:30pm. They usually set up a table by the front entrance or upstairs by the office. Registration forms will be available and in order to complete the paperwork, please remember to bring your child’s OHIP and Ontario Enrolment Number (OEN found on progress reports and report cards – only for grade students).

This year we will have Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish classes offered on Thursdays after school, 3:30pm-6pm, at a cost of $20 for the year.  Classes begin on September 21st. Don’t worry if you can’t make the date to register. You can enroll online www.ileprograms.ca at any point during the school year.

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Welcome Back from TDSB!

A message from TDSB……

 

September 5, 2017

What a day it has been! We were excited and eager to welcome back our 240,000 students into classrooms across the city today. The first day can be full of mixed emotions – jitters, excitement, even sadness that summer is over – but we hope that everyone had a great day.

To help get your year started on the right foot, we have put together a website full of great resources, including homework tips, school year calendar, contact information and more. You can access it at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/needtoknow

You’ll also find a link about getting involved http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/Howtogetinvolved.aspx. There are lots of ways to be involved in your child’s education whether it’s participating in field trips, reviewing homework, attending parent-teacher interviews, joining the school council or simply asking about their day.

We are committed to keeping in touch with you through email, regular webcasts, ward forums and through Twitter and Facebook.

School is an exciting time for students of all ages – even adults!

Here’s to an amazing year ahead!

John Malloy
Director of Education

Robin Pilkey
Chair of the Board

CPR Training Workshop At Niagara

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Wednesday June 21, 2017
School Library
6:00-7:30pm

FREE!

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.