Mrs. Bernadette Miglin, Ed.S, Principal
“Our mission is to embrace, nurture and educate all God’s children, preparing them for lives of service and leadership rooted in the gospel values of faith, hope and love.”
From the Principal's Desk
A letter from Schools Superintendent, Dr. Margaret Dames: March 5 Iowa Testing Letter Dr Dames
February 14, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 133rd year of excellence at St. Nicholas School! As always, we have been adding to our instructional program through STEM-infused activities, new technology, enhanced instructional techniques, and of course, a strong community of parents, teachers, and students.
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Season of Lent. Ashes will be distributed at Mass today, and the students will be learning and growing during this important time of the church calendar.
Congratulations to Sofia Oro who has been named Outstanding Catholic School Student of 2018! Sofia's dedication to service speaks loudly to her commitment to doing the work of Jesus. Our 8th grade students have begun receiving their high school acceptances. To date, three of our graduating students have been accepted to the very prestigious Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School as well as St. Peter's Prep. Congratulations to them!
Our STEM fair and our STEM junior fair were amazing! The junior high students were charged with solving a variety of problems and coming up with unique solutions in a collaborative, team-based effort. As well, our Junior STEM science fair asked students to create solutions to popular children's fairy tales. The week of February 19th kicks off Engineering Week. Mrs. Millan will be working with the junior high students to create models to demonstrate problem solving through STEM skills. The week wraps-up with a contest to see whose device solved the problem best.
Our basketball teams have been enjoying a terrific season of competition and team-building with their friends. Our after school Coding Clubs have formed teams and are preparing to attack the Code Rush competition in the spring (last year they were the 1st place national winners!). If you haven't heard the St. Nicholas Choir sing, please join us for one of our school liturgies.
Please join me in welcoming Professor Dennis Sevano, our Professor in Residence. Professor Sevano is part of William Paterson University's - Professor in Residence program and will be supplementing our Junior High English Language Arts. A new suite of chrome books will be added to our Junior High to be implemented with our English Language Arts program to allow students access to Google for Education and a whole world of collaborative, project-based work assignments. Our teachers in grades K-4 will continue to work with our Guided Reading consultants to bring the best instructional practices to our younger students.
Our Annual Tricky Tray is set for Friday, April 20th right here in the school auditorium. If you are interested in attending, please call Mrs. Sasso at 201-659-5948. These tickets sell out every year, so plan early. See our ad on trickytray.com.
Parents interested in registering please call for your registration materials now at 201-659-5948 to schedule your tour today.
Have a great day!
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