Embracing, Nurturing, and Educating ALL God's Children
Back to School
(Registered families only please)
MONDAY, SEPT 14TH
118 Ferry Street, Jersey City
What's New at St. Nicholas School
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It's hard to believe that it's already August, and that means we are in the final preparations for the 2015-2016 school year. Here is some news I'd like to share with everyone about what we have planned and some upcoming events:
If you would like to be a parent volunteer in the classroom, at parties, or chaperone field trips, a Protecting God's Children certificate is necessary. A class will be held this Saturday in the school auditorium and another workshop on Saturday, September 26th. Please register at
which is found on the 'Links' page of our school website.
This certificate must be presented to the classroom teacher before you will be eligible as a volunteer. Thank you for your understanding.
7:30 - Doors open - students gather in the auditorium.
7:45 - Morning prayer service.
8:00 - Classes begin.
12:00 - Noon dismissal for all 1/2 days
2:45 - Full day dismissal for Prekindergarten
2:50 - Full day dismissal for Grades K-2
2:55 - Full day dismissal for Grades 3-5
3:00 - Full day dismissal for Grades 6-8
After Care - Available until 6PM
We are partnering with NJ Teacher to Teacher to implement a guided reading program for Grades K-4. Through this partnership, teachers will receive specialized training that will extend and enhance their ability to identify reading weaknesses and address through small group and differentiated instruction. They will be better equipped to monitor, enrich, support, and challenge all learners.
We will also be working closely with Eduscape Learning to implement 'STEM Made Simple'. Through this program teachers in all grades will receive training and in-class coaching and modeling in STEM concepts. This will allow teachers to develop unit-based instruction that incorporates the 4 pillars of STEM: Science - Technology - Engineering- Math across the curriculum.
We will continue to offer academic support, including special services and academic interventions. We are welcoming two new Math Specialists to provide small group instruction for students requiring extra support. I am also looking forward to welcoming an additional reading teacher who will assist classroom teachers with students requiring extra support and/or small group reading instruction.
With the departure of Sister Maria Goretti, we are welcoming a new Choir Director, Ms. Florencia Guzman who is excited about the possibility of also starting a school orchestra which could be open to students at any Catholic elementary school in Jersey City. Look for more information to follow!
In addition to all of this, come and see the new 'face of Saint Nicholas' - We have been coordinating a face-lift for the Ferry Street facade. It is very exciting and long-awaited.
Mark your Calendar
Sept 9 - First Day of School/Half Day Dismissal 12:00 (PreK-8th Grade) After Care is available.
Sept 10 - Half Day Dismissal 12:00 (PreK-8th Grade) After Care is available.
Sept 11 - Half Day Dismissal 12:00 (PreK-8th Grade) - September 11 Prayer Service - After Care is available.
September 14 - Back to School Night 7PM - Grades 1-8
Thank you to all of our parents and guardians for the trust you place in us each day to ‘embrace, nurture, and educate’ your children, preparing them for lives of service and leadership. It is our privilege and honor to do so. I wish each of you a blessed, healthy, and enjoyable summer.
See you shortly!
Mrs. Bernadette Miglin, Ed.S.
The registration process for our 2015-2016 school year is ongoing. Please call the office (201) 659-5948 for an appointment. Let us help you secure the excellent education your child deserves -- it is available here at Saint Nicholas School.
POWERSCHOOL NEW PARENT PORTAL
Please make note and save this link for the new access link to the Parent Portal on PowerSchool to view you child's grades.