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Breakfast With Santa

Students at Nichols Elementary School recently enjoyed a Breakfast With Santa. This annual event, sponsored by the NES PTA, occurred on Saturday, December 8. A fun and festive time was had by all.

Former NFL Player Speaks To Students

Former NFL player, Mark Harrison, recently visited students at Nichols Elementary School for an all-school assembly. Harrison grew up in Stratford and played football at Bunnell H.S. He went on to play college football at Rutgers before being drafted by the Chicago Bears. He also played for the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. Harrison's son, Jordan, is a student at Nichols. His message to students touched on anti-bullying, setting goals, and doing well in school. He also talked about his new flag football league, FlagU starting in the Spring, 2019.

Painting for Peace at Johnson House School
Painting for Peace in Ferguson
Johnson House School celebrated the book and heartfelt message of the Miss Soto's Literacy Legacy book, Painting for Peace in Ferguson. Inspired by the beautiful art messages in the book, each student shared a "peaceful" message and decorated their own leaf to be displayed on the Johnson House tree mural.
Bunnell S.T.A.G.E. Presents
12 Angry Jurors
December 6th, 7th and 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale at the door.
Students/Seniors: $7.00
Adults: $10.00
Franklin Grade 1 and 4 Book Buddies

Mrs. Lizotte's 4th Graders love reading to Ms. Wallet's 1st Graders! What a great way to foster literacy. Click on story for pictures.

Johnson House School Honors Our Veterans

Third-grade students share 11 ways to celebrate Veterans Day. November 11th is the one day set aside each year to honor those who have served and continue to serve our nation.

Franklin's Elementary News Network (Stratford One)

Franklin is participating in the district Stratford One News Network. Students are creating and broadcasting the news going on here at Franklin. Please check our Franklin website throughout the year for updated News Editions located HERE.

Franklin's Bring a Veteran to School Day

Franklin School celebrated Veteran's Day this year by bringing in different veterans to speak to our classes. We thank all Veterans for their service for our great country! Click to see pictures.

Franklin McTeacher Night!

Franklin teachers came out to serve at McDonald's on November 7th to raise funds for our school. Click for pictures!

Nichols - Winterfest

Save the Date! Parents, guardians, and families please join us on Tuesday, December 18 for Winterfest 2018 - a Fine Arts Celebration to welcome in winter. All grade levels and students will be performing. Our performance for families with last names M-Z starts at 9:15 a.m. and the performance for families with last names A-L starts at 1:15. We look forward to seeing you! This year's dances can be found on the Nichols PhysEd Depot page, http://www.youtube.com/c/NicholsPhysEdDepot1.

Chapel Pick Up and Dismissal

In an effort to continue to keep student safety a top priority, we are sharing a review of family arrival and dismissal procedures. Recently, we have had an influx of cars illegally parked for pick-up and family members allowing students to cross into the bus area at drop-off. In an attempt to help clarify any confusion, there are procedural pictures below and traffic cones will be used to highlight areas that will not be accessible during arrival and dismissal times.

Please click here to see pictures.

Franklin offers an after school movie making program

Spetrino Pictures will produce a short film with our one of a kind, on site, intensive after school program. With our cameras, lights & other equipment your kids will be on a real movie set as they act in and help produce a short film! Click HERE for the flyer.

Franklin's Open House

Our Open House is on Wednesday October 13th 5:30-7:00 pm. Please click HERE for more information.

CBITS Counseling Program

A counseling program called CBITS will run throughout the 2018-2019 school year. The CBITS group is designed to address the needs of students who have experienced traumatic events and suffer from traumatic stress.

Please click here for more information.

Report Card Changes

Please click HERE for important information regarding the new report card changes for this year.

The Kindness Rocks Project

One message at just the right moment can change someone's entire day, outlook, and life!

In September, Nichols students created Kindness Rocks in their Art classes. These inspirational rocks will be "planted in two rock gardens; one located in front of the school's main entrance and the other, in the back of the school as part of the recently installed memorial garden.

Learn more at https://www.thekindnessrocksproject.com/

Crayola ColorCycle - Turn Markers Into Energy

Nichols has begun participating in Crayola's ColorCycle program devised to turn used markers into energy. Students and staff will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!

Please help support our efforts by reminding students to deposit any used markers in the classroom or from home – even non-Crayola brands – into drop-off boxes located in the faculty lounge, main office and each of the kindergarten rooms.

Contact Julie Cola for more information.

Learn more at http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle

Start With Hello

Our week of "Start With Hello" has taken off. All of our Nichols students have shown kindness by greeting one another on, "Hey Day," as well as getting to know all of our new students on, "Ice Breaker Day." At recess students are playing with new friends and giving compliments throughout the day. Let's keep this going Nichols!

Learn more at https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/startwithhelloweek

Franklin's Opening Day

Franklin students were welcomed with the red carpet and photo booth on their first day back to school for the 2018-19 year!