Aug 25
Back to School Information 2022/2023

Welcome Parents and Guardians,

It is my honor to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year at Nickle. To all of our returning students and families, welcome back. To our new students and families welcome to the Nickle School community.

Once again, the start–up to the school year has been busy as we navigate the unusual set-up of a school within a school. As many of you know Nickle School will have a significantly reduced student population due to the opening of the new middle school, Lakeshore School, in Auburn Bay. However, the opening of that building has been delayed and Nickle School will be hosting the grade 7-9 students from Lakeshore School until it is ready to be occupied. We should know that date in early September. Hosting Lakeshore School will have no impact on how Nickle School is organized. Lakeshore students will be in their own classrooms and will be running a different timetable from our students. I have been working closely with the Principal from Lakeshore, Mr. Fero, to coordinate our two schools and we have come up with a plan that should create a great experience for both schools.

Our first day of school is Thursday September 1. Nickle students will enter through the main doors and go to the main gym to meet with their homeroom teacher. Each student should expect a phone call from their homeroom teacher prior to the first day of school.

Over the first two days of the school year, I will visit all the homerooms to deliver the same message about my vision for the school year. I want the Nickle School community to be a safe, kind and caring school community where all students can have a positive school experience. It is something that I can say, our school staff can say, but it is our students that help create that community. I challenge all students to help create this safe, kind and caring community.

At Nickle School, we have minimal fees; our primary fees are for field trips, athletics, for consumable supplies in Construction and Foods and for the rental of band equipment. If families have any question, regarding fees please reach out to their teachers or to the main office.

At Nickle School, our cell phone policy is basic; it is the expectation that students have their phones in their lockers. We will have enough technology for all our students and if parents need to get a hold their student they should call the main office. If a student is not compliant and their teacher has asked them to put it away and they refuse they will be required to turn their cell phone into the office.

Our main office staff includes myself, Mrs. Frayne our resource teacher, Shelly Kolb our Secretary and Lindsey Jackson our Admin Secretary. I have attached a few key documents for the upcoming school year.

If you want to get involved at Nickle School please visit our school website and look under the get involved tab as there are links to School Council, Parent Society and Band Parents Association.

Important Dates in September (Calendar attached):

September 1: First day of school

September 12: School Pictures

September 22 (Evening): Meet the Teacher Night (more details to come)

September 28 (Evening): School Council


Welcome to Nickle School Start-Up Memo.pdf 

22-23 Bell Schedule.pdf 

2022-2023 Traditional Calendar_Nickle School.pdf 


Once again, Welcome to the new school year.  

Chad Flaman


Nickle School

Jun 28
Principal's Announcement

Good Morning Nickle Parents and Guardians,

These are our last announcements of the 2021-22 school year, and this is the last day of classes. The school will be closed for the summer on June 30 and our office will reopen on August 29 at 8:00 am.

Community Supports over the summer: If you need support with meeting your family's basic needs over the summer, please contact 211, a free and confidential community helpline made possible by the United Way of Calgary and Area. 211 is available 24/7 by phone, text, or online chat – you can dial 211, text “INFO" to 211, or visit, to connect with someone who can help

I am completely grateful for the support of parents and the whole school community to make this school year a great year as we returned to some sense of normalcy after two years of the pandemic. At this time of the year, we also need to say farewell to students and teachers who are moving from our school community. Our Grade 9 students will be moving on to high school. We thank all of our Grade 9 students for their leadership, service, and the example they set for all of our Wildcats! We wish all of you the very best. In addition, with the opening of the new middle school in Auburn Bay all of our students from Auburn Bay and Seton will be moving on. We will miss all of our students and wish you best of luck next year. A special thank you to our School Council and Parent Association for all your support this year.

We also have a number of staff members who are moving on from Nickle due to the opening of the new middle school..

  • Mrs. Cindy Thomson-Alberta Education Secondment for K-9 Social Studies Curriculum Consultant
  • Mrs. Emily Schroderus- Lake Shore Middle School
  • Mrs. Shelly Burnham- Strathcona Tweedsmuir
  • Mrs. Amber Donahue- Lake Shore Middle School
  • Mrs. Jamie Reid- Nelson Mandela High School
  • Mrs. Amy Comfort- Lake Shore Middle School
  • Mrs. Erin Richards- Lake Shore Middle School
  • Mrs. Liana Harvey- RT Alderman
  • Mrs. Sherry Park- Lord Beaverbrook
  • Mrs. Candace McGovern- Lake Shore Middle School
  • Mr. Scott McEwen- McKenzie Lake Elementary
  • Mrs. Tammy Parent- Lake Shore Middle School
  • Mrs. Patricia Matkowski- Lake Shore Middle School
  • Mr. Craig Mansell- West Ridge School
  • Mrs. Jennifer Hutchinson-Griffin Woods
  • Mrs. Andrea Romic-Contract Ended

I hope you will join me in wishing them all the best as they move forward and take all they have learned at Nickle and work to support other students who will need them as well! Thanks so much to each teacher and for their service, generosity and hard work in the name of supporting Nickle and student learning, and we will miss you!

2021-22 has been a fantastic year at Nickle and I am proud of the accomplishments and growth that Nickle students have made!

Students returning to Nickle will receive a phone call of Introduction from their 2022-23 Homeroom Teachers on August 29, 2022. In the fall, all students will be returning to school on Thursday September 1, 2022. Also as a reminder we have a new bell schedule with the entry bell at 8:05 am and the class bell at 8:15 am. I will be sending out a school messenger about a week before the start of school with more details about school start-up, however you can visit the school website for more back to school details:

On behalf of all of our Nickle staff, we take this opportunity to offer our best wishes to all our families for an enjoyable summer break


Chad Flaman



Chad Flaman

Principal, Nickle School

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