September 2018

Welcome back to a new school year, filled with joy and wonder and endless possibilities! We hope everyone enjoyed the outstanding weather we had this summer, and is back at school ready to learn!September is a busy time as we gear up for an exciting year ahead. Here’s some of the highlights of what’s coming up in September. 

September 4 – Welcome back! It’s the first day of school!


Our first Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting of the 2018-2019 school year will take place September 5, and our first Niagara Catholic Parent Involvement Committee Meeting of the year is September 6.


On September 14, Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School will welcome members of the Toronto Maple Leafs to the school for an afternoon talking about the connection between hockey and STEM and the importance of goal setting, whatever your goal might be. Thank you to Mary Ward graduate Christine Nicholson, who works with the Leafs, for organizing this outstanding event in co-operation with software maker EVERFI.


Niagara Catholic students will be out on the run in the community on September 16, participating in local Terry Fox Runs. The annual Niagara Catholic Classic golf tournament supporting the Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education takes place on September 16 at Legends on the Niagara. Get your foursome and invest in Catholic students while enjoying a fabulous day on the links and a pretty great meal afterward.


Students from Niagara Catholic schools will travel to WE Day in Toronto September 20, where we are sure that they will be inspired by the many great young (and not-so-young) leaders sharing advice on how to make the world a better place.


On September 21, Niagara Catholic will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School in Welland, the home of a new day care program for seniors called Eventful Days. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m.


We will wrap up September with the annual Terry Fox School Run on September 28, and participation in the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival in St. Catharines September 29. We have been a huge part of this parade for nearly a decade, so whether you’re from St. Catharines or another part of Niagara, come down to see our elementary students march and our secondary student floats in the Grande Parade. The fun begins in downtown St. Catharines at 11 a.m.


Looking for events and activities specific to your child’s school? Be sure to check out their school calendar or newsletter, found on the school website. Have a fantastic first month, everyone!