Niton Central News

wk 23 - February 22 - 25

Principal's Message

Dear Niton Central School Community,

Last week was a busy one at NCS. Participating students in jK - 6 enjoyed enjoyed exchanging Valentine's. All students had an opportunity to purchase pizza for our first hot lunch. And, our junior high students got to experience the use of their student lounge that some of them helped staff to set up again. JH students are currently working on 3-D design with the lounge as their subject matter in order to present their ideas to the NCS Fundraising Society who will work with students and staff to improve this space.

As we move into our current week, I hope students and their families enjoyed the Family Day weekend. This week is a short but a full week of learning, skating, and basketball at NCS along with parent-teacher interviews Wednesday and Thursday from 4 - 7:30pm. Students are encouraged to wear pink on Wednesday for pink shirt day. Individual teachers will discuss pink shirt day and kindness week with their students. Should you have questions about pink shirt day, please contact your child's teacher.

As of February 14, students who choose to are not required to mask in schools however all adults must mask in schools as per Premier Kenny's 3-stage plan and as directed by Minister LaGrange. Within the past week, I have also had some questions regarding volunteers in schools. At this time, we are ready to open to parent/guardian volunteers who wish to volunteer in outdoor activities. Please note that masking is required around students AND in public places such as the skate shack as per Premier Kenny's 3-stage plan. If you would like to volunteer for outdoor activities during this stage, please fill in the attached form and return it to Mrs. Benson. Please note that volunteers must be approved prior to volunteering in any activity. If you indicate on the registration form that you would like further volunteer involvement in the future, we will ensure you receive the appropriate package and additional forms. Should you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to answer them.

Grade 4 through 9 parents will be receiving information soon, regarding the Educational Assurance Survey (EAS). It is very important that we get as many surveys completed as possible as these help guide our school goals and support our students. The information you will receive should provide you with information to help guide you through the process. If you need any further assistance or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you.

Ms. Jan Wiens, Principal

Niton Central School


JH Niton Knights Basketball

Both our boys and girls teams had games last week. The girls are concentrating on skill-building and it is great to see their improvement. They won their game this week against Pine Grove's C team! I had the pleasure of being the staff rep for the boys when they played PCHS. Our boys also played a strong game. Both Coach Benson and Coach Setzer continue to be pleased with their teams. Girls continue to practice this week while the boys have an away game against Pine Grove on Tuesday and a home game against HRH Wednesday. Both teams have GYAC on Friday and Saturday in Edson. Go Knights! Thank-you to Mr. Stoyles who looks after live streaming our home games.

UPDATED Covid-19 Information

Please find links to the latest updates on Covid 19. The daily health checklist is current as of February 9, 2022.

Winter is here...

  1. Please ensure your student is dressed for the outside weather. Some students may need an extra pair of socks and mitts in case they become wet. Grades K - 6 students go outside three times per day until the temperature (including windchill) reaches -20 C. We always include the windchill when we are gaging the temperature.

Polar Bear Club

Polar Bear Club is a national initiative promoted by On days that the temperature is cold enough to have inside recess, Polar Bear Clubs head outside to participate in physically activity. Polar Bear Clubs must have parent/guardian permission before participating in outside activity in frigid weather conditions. If your students K - 6 is interested in playing outside in frigid temperatures, please email your child's teacher so that a Club package/permission can be sent home for your perusal. If your student is not interested in Polar Bear Club the above website has some great ideas for activity-minded parents from infant stage and upward.

Home Room Teachers

To arrange to meet your student's teacher or if you have questions concerning the classroom, please email the teacher directly or call the school at 780-795-3782 and leave a message with our secretary who will have the teacher call you back.

preK/K Mrs. Jenna Robinson

Grade 1/2 Ms. Shania Miller

Grade 3/4 Mr. Thomas Meier

Grade 5/6 Ms. Jan Wiens/Mrs. Leanne Deleeuw

Grade 7 Mrs. Jacey Maskell

Grade 8 Mr. Aaron Fern

Grade 9 Mr. Alan Stoyles


Please continue to phone the school or email Mrs. Benson at or your student's homeroom teacher if your child will be absent. Sign-out your student through the office if they will be picked up early and please notify their bus driver.


February 21 - Family Day - no school

February 23 - Pink Shirt Day

February 23 & 24 - Virtual Parent-teacher interviews

February 25 & 26 - GYAC Basketball