First School Council Meeting


Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday October 4th, 6-7pm in the library. Light refreshments will be available and childcare provided.

We will be voting in the new council team, so, if you would like to know more about these positions or if you are interested but are unable to attend the meeting, please see / fill out the membership form.  Council Membership Form

Everyone is welcome to volunteer for any of the positions.  Please also note that these positions are completely adaptable depending on number of volunteers, availability, and what we intend to accomplish.  The parents who show up will have a say in how the council is organized and will also help outline our objectives and goals.

Here is the meeting Agenda – Council Agenda Oct 4, 2017  You will hear about our financial plan for the upcoming year and Principal Marsh will share information regarding school business and upcoming events including an update on our new playground.

It should be a great meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!


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 at any point during the school year.


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

You’ll also find a link about getting involved 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

Niagara School Curb Appeal

Members of the Niagara School Council have been getting down and dirty this summer working to improve our curb appeal. Thanks to a donation from Rock Valley Natural Stone and a bit of elbow grease (thanks Peter) we have the beginnings of a new nature trail along the north garden. We hope to eventually incorporate plants and grasses along the periphery as well.


You will also notice the addition of four concrete urns flanking the main and north entrances.  This wonderful donation from a neighbourhood condominium will help us create warm and inviting entranceways.  These urns will provide us the opportunity to add seasonal greenery and ornamentation, and even incorporate classroom art.

A quick update regarding NOELS: it seems that our expected construction of the upper deck playground has been delayed. Due to structural complications, outdoor work may not begin before next Spring.  The good news?  No construction means no disruption.

Last Day Pizza Lunch

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our annual Pizza in the Playground!

The weather does not seem to want to cooperate so it will be ‘Pizza in the Lunchroom’ instead!  Yay!  The JK/SK kids will keep to tradition and have pizza in their classrooms.

The School Council will provide pizza, freezies and bottles of water for a pizza party to celebrate the last day of school. So don’t forget to NOT pack the lunches tomorrow. (Maybe just an umbrella!)