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Welcome to Third Grade!

Updated: 08/20/2019


Whiskers - our Teddy Bear hamster!

With Miss Mielnicki's retirement after 43 years, we welcome Mrs. Kayla Boyle to St. Nicholas School. 

My name is Kayla Boyle and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher for the 2019-2020 school year!  I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Elementary Education. This will be my seventh year teaching.  I have taught second grade for four years and third grade for two years. My husband and I recently moved to Jersey City from Lexington, Kentucky.  I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and went through the
Catholic school system from first through twelfth grade. I am super excited to get to know the area and meet lots of new people.  I feel very blessed to be welcomed into such a wonderful community at St. Nicholas. Third grade is going to be filled with memories, lots of learning and new friendships!

Read all about Third Grade here! 

  1. Our first day of school is September 5th - 12PM Dismissal - aftercare is available until 6PM.
  2. All the school supplies you will need are provided by the school.
  3. Bring a morning snack, a water bottle, and a backpack.
  4. Please bring your summer reading projects with you on the 1st day.
  5. We have fun!

Our school follows the curriculum defined by the Archdiocese of Newark Schools' Office. The Archdiocese of Newark's Schools Office completed a curriculum mapping project which carefully evaluated and examined both the math and English language arts curriculum from Kindergarten through high school. This project ensured that students are taught using a smooth and continuously progressing curriculum that challenges all students. Our challenges all students and meets or exceeds the NJ Student Learning Standards.

Curriculum Overview: Scroll down for details.

In addition to the standard curriculum, all students participate in one or more service projects each year, serving a diversity of causes such as seniors, impoverished children, supporting our missionaries, cancer charities, animal charities, and many others.

Taken altogether the total experience delivers on our school mission: 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.

Here are some basic 'things to know' about third grade:

Practice math facts and concepts at

Practice spelling and vocabulary at

Practice Math and Language Arts skills at

All students have their own user name and password for classworks and spellingcity.

Please use book sox to cover all textbooks. Use clear contact paper on all workbooks.

Mechanical pencils are definitely recommended rather than wooden ones. Sharpeners tend to "eat" the wooden pencils.

Please put your child's name or some sort of identifying mark on the gym sweatshirt and school sweater.