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Nicholson Elementary School takes a trip to Emerald Lake

Nicholson Elementary is off to an awesome start to the 2012-13 school year! We like to begin and end our year with a school-wide hike.

Jan Arlt

Principal of Nicholson  Elementary School

Nicholson Elementary is off to an awesome start to the 2012-13 school year!  We like to begin and end our year with a school-wide hike.

This year was no exception.  With 100 students and several staff and parents, we headed off to Emerald Lake last week and enjoyed a hike around the lake.

It was a beautiful day and a perfect opportunity to appreciate the National Park we live so close to, while enjoying some time together and getting some exercise!

We really appreciate the parent volunteers that came along with us to help out.

Our Parent Advisory is up and running this year, already making plans.  Our Hot Lunch program continues this year on Mondays and we are looking forward to the delicious meals they provide for us.

A fall fundraiser is started: a school cookbook.  Students are asked to bring in recipes to contribute to the book and they will be compiled and published in time for Christmas.  The parents on our PAC are tireless and incredibly generous in the time they put in and the efforts they make to add to our students’ experiences at school.

Our school success plan this year focuses on reading skills and strategies.  This plan will be presented to the Golden Zone School Board Trustees on October 4th.

Students are also busy planning our first Nicholson Talent Show, coming up in October.  Entries are coming in and rehearsals are happening.  Students in Gr. 2 to 7 can participate.  Thanks to some of our Gr. 6/7 students for getting this underway.

Floor Hockey for intermediate students happens before school on two mornings of the week.

Our morning Learning Club is open to students every day with Mrs. Williams offering a healthy snack and help with homework, reading, math, and spelling skills.

The library is also open a couple of mornings of the week for those that would like a quiet place to enjoy a good book.

Each member of our staff is focused on ensuring that students are comfortable at school; feeling safe, respected and ready to learn.  We are always looking for ways to increase each student’s skills and confidence in themselves as well as their relationships with others.

We rely on communication from parents to help us to do the best job we can, and encourage all of you to come in and chat if you have questions, concerns or suggestions for how we can work together for your child’s success.  We are looking forward to a great year!