Students jumping quickly to end of year

Janne Arlt, Principal of Nicholson Elementary School gives an update on whats happening at the school.

  • May. 30, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Janne Arlt


May 4 was the annual Nicholson Spring Fling.  Our PAC parents did another phenomenal job of setting up and organizing a fun event for the whole community.  They even managed to arrange for suitable weather… there’s nothing they can’t do!  A big thanks to the many people that helped out and all those that came to enjoy the fun!  Also, special thanks to GSS leadership students and the Cadets that came to help in running stations!

Our NickyBoppers skipping team has finished up another year of training and practice.  They performed for our school and parents on May 17 and then travelled to Alexander Park School on May 24 to skip with their skipping team, followed by a presentation for the whole school.  Donna Williams is the organizer of the club and we appreciate all her energy and work again this year!  We also want to thank the NES PAC for purchasing more t-shirts and some specialty ropes for the club.

The D.A.R.E. (Drug and  Alcohol Resistance Education) program for Grade 5 students was brought to our school this year, thanks to Constable Nicky-Jo Wolfram.  The students are preparing for their D.A.R.E. Graduation is coming up next week.  Parents are invited to attend on June 8 at 11 a.m.

Our Grade 7 students are participating in the Rock Solid program this week.  It is a combined effort of schools and community supports to help the students take on the challenges of life in high school with a teamwork/supported approach.  Thanks to Justin Telfer and Rachel Pennell for leading and guiding this very valuable program.

We also had a special musical performance by Tim Hus, thanks to our PAC for organizing and funding this event.

At the same time as we are finishing up one year, we are making plans for the next one.  If you are planning to move and your child will need to change schools in the fall, or you have children that will be entering our school this September, please let us know.  It can make a difference to our class groupings and staffing.

The next few weeks are packed with field trips, swimming program, fun day and end of year events!  It’s always a good idea to check your children’s backpacks for permission forms and information or updates about these events.

Happy June!


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