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Kindergarten Ice Cream Social

Chapel Street Elementary School will be hosting a Kindergarten Ice Cream Social on August 24, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for our new Kindergarteners to begin making new friends. The event is hosted by our PTA. All of our kindergarten families are welcomed.

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Franklin Habitat Unveiling Ceremony

Today was Franklin's Schoolyard Habitat unveiling which showcased the schoolyard habitat planned and implemented by the Garden Club. Franklin's Garden Club is a collective effort comprised of teachers, students, and parents. The grants that funded the habitat were given by the CT Audubon Society, The US Fish and Wildlife Fund, and Common Ground High School in New Haven.

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Flag Day Ceremony

Franklin students celebrated Flag Day with singing and other activities! Click to see pictures.

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Franklin receives the Vicki Soto Book selection entitled Sylvie

"Miss Soto Literacy Legacy Project" has announced the final book selection for this year, "Sylvie" by Jennifer Sattler. This special addition of "Sylvie" has been printed for every family in Stratford's public schools, grades K through 6. Franklin students are pictured here receiving their copy from Matthew Soto.


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Franklin Fun Day

Students enjoyed a beautiful fun filled day full of activities like face painting, relay races, parachute ball toss, kickball, basketball, and so much more!

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Franklin's 2017 eesmarts Annual Student Contest Winners

Congratulations goes to Second Grader, Fisnik Hasani (first place awardee) and First Grader Makayla Ramos (second place awardee) who won awards in the 2017 eesmarts Annual Student Contest, sponsored by the Energize Connecticut initiative, Eversource Energy and United Illuminating. The student contest was open to students in Grades K through 12. Participants submitted posters and essays on various topics concerning energy efficiency and conservation. Their entries were selected from more than 1,200 entries submitted statewide! Both students were honored at a reception at the State Capitol in Hartford! This is the 4th year that Franklin students have been selected as recipients and the 2nd year that Fisnik Hasani has take home the first place award!

**Click on title for pictures**

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Chapel - Speak Loud, Speak Proud

2017 Grade Level Winners

4th Grade

  • 1st Place - Mari Arnold - The Newsies
  • 2nd Place - Robert Moran - Jackie Robinson
  • 3rd Place - Scarlett Adams - The Dab

5th Grade

  • 1st Place - Kaitlyn Letsch - The History of the Camera
  • 2nd Place - Sofia Avedikian - How to Put on a Broadway Show
  • 3rd Place - Palina Vialichka - How Do Waterfalls Form?

6th Grade

  • 1st Place - Grace Cadwell - Spacex
  • 2nd Place - Julian Marottolo - Philadelphia
  • 3rd Place - Hannah Frankel - The Science Behind Slime
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Madagascar Jr.

Stratford Academy Johnson House proudly presents Madagascar, Jr.

Join us for three spectacular performances on June 9th, 10th, and 11th

Tickets go on sale June 1st 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the JHS Lobby

Advance Ticket Sales - $8.00

Sales at the Door - $10.00

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Garden Club

A special thanks to Mrs. Lizotte, Mrs. Paradis, our teachers, students, and parents for their work and dedication to our Garden Club this weekend! Click on the title for pictures.

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THANK YOU to our Franklin Families!

We here at Franklin continue to work tirelessly to effectively communicate with our families regarding their students' academic/ social progress, and school wide events/ initiatives. We have also strived to increase our communication with families of our high academic standards, expectations, and rigor. We are so pleased to see through the district survey results that 96% of our community agrees that Franklin has been successful in this endeavor. Thank you all so much for your support! Please click HERE for the full report, and on the title for a summary of results!

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Spelling Bee Winners!
Franklin - Our In-school Spelling Bees are complete! The following students in Grades 5 and 6 are the winners:

Grade 5
Winner - Jordan Aleksjuks
Alternate - Adriana Mierzejewski

Grade 6
Winner - Nathalia Nerio
Alternate - Jeremy Paulemon


**Please click on the title to see more pictures from the Town Wide Spelling Bee Finals**

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Stratford High ranks 35th best school in Connecticut

Stratford High School is ranked the 35th best school in Connecticut according to the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. The school also received a Bronze Medal. SHS graduation rate was 92% and they scored and 18.8 in college readiness.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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Franklin - Spring Book Fair

Our annual spring book fair will be running Wednesday May 10th to Friday May 12th. Your child's teacher has signed up for a time during one of those days. Flyers will be coming home soon!

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Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Winners!

Whitney- Our In-school Spelling Bees are complete! The following students in Grades 5 and 6 are the winners for our school:

Grade 5

  • Winner- David McLarin
  • Alternate- Raeshawn Hastey-Pettway

Grade 6

  • Winner-Weronika Rudka
  • Alternate- Haley Mennona
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Ben's Bells

"The mission of Ben's Bells is to inspire, educate,and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities" (bensbells.org). Eli Whitney is registered as an official "Be Kind" school, as are many other schools within the district.

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Science Night

Science Night is Thursday June 1st. Please join us for a STEM of a night. 6:30-8:00

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"Literacy Lights the Way"

Eli Whitney hosted a literacy night. Many families attended and participated, they played Harry Potter Jeopardy, Book Trivia Challenge, and they discussed dolls in literature and had fun with Mo Willems.

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SHS Fall sports registration now open

Note: Registration for 2017 fall sports opens on May 1st. Registration closes on May 30th for students trying out for cheerleading and dance team; registration closes on August 10th for football and closes on August 20th for all other fall sports.

Online registration is accessible under the Athletics tab.

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