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Weekly Schedule

Please click here to see the Weekly Food Pantry and Community Dinner Schedule.

Feeding Plan Launch

Please click here to see the news release from Mayor Hoydick regarding the Feeding Plan Launch.

Black History Month Door Decorations

As you may know, our students and staff have been working hard this month learning about Black History Month. Each classroom worked together to decorate their doors showcasing and celebrating influential black leaders, past, present, and future. Yesterday, some of our students presented the decorated doors to a panel of judges, including our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Gejda. We are so proud of our students and wanted to share their hard work with you! We hope you enjoy these photos of our First Annual Lordship School Black History Month Door Decorating Contest!

Franklin Students Win Black History Month Awards

As part of the Black History Month Project, each student wrote and submitted an essay to the Stratford Library's Essay Contest. The Stratford Library has announced their winners. Congratulations to Zoe Villagra who won first place! Congratulations to Sanaii Clarke & Brittany Cortez who received honorable mention! The students will be asked to read their essay at the Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, March 4 , at 6:30 pm at the Wooster Middle School Auditorium.

One School, One Book

Nichols' One School, One Book this year is, "Granny Torrelli Makes Soup," by Sharon Creech. Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, are not getting along. Rosie's Granny Torrelli, tries to help the two overcome their differences. OSOB programs promote the benefits and importance of families reading together at home. Students are encouraged to log onto the school's Read-A-Thon site and create their own online reading page.

Invention Convention

Nichols held its second Invention Convention, March 2. Students in Fourth Grade displayed their creations with posters, examples, models, and prototypes. They researched many everyday problems to come up with solutions to solve these problems. The gymnasium was turned into a "think-tank" of ideas where inventors proudly displayed and explained their inventions.

Nichols Recycles

Nichols is recycling! An interactive bulletin board in the hallway will help students track how many water bottles are being kept out of the landfills and how much money is being collected due to their efforts. Students and staff will be recycling not only water bottles and paper, but dried out permanent and nonpermanent markers, too. Thank you, Mrs. Castro for spearheading this program!



Nichols' students are encouraged to log on to the school Read-A-Thon page at https://www.read-a-thon.com/school/Nichols-School_26776. When students create an online page the can earn a stencil bookmark or ruler. For 250 minutes read they will get a Stretchy Smiley Toy and for $50 they will earn a Mini Stuffed Animal; 500 minutes – a Rubber Ducky, $100 a Shuttle Pen; 1000 minutes - a Free Ice Cream, $250 a Pizza Party. The top reader at Nichols will get a free book from the Book Fair and the top earner will earn a Flight Fit & Fun gift certificate. Nichols has a whole school goal of $8,000.

Caribbean Carnival Trio Visits Stratford Academy

Both staff and students enjoyed the rhythms of the Caribbean while learning about Trinidadian culture and the origins of steel drum music. The trio is a part of the Arts for Learning Connecticut.

Move This World
Chapel Street Elementary School was recently featured in Move This World Moments. Each month Move This World shares success stories from schools across the country in order to inspire each other to Move This World. Please click here for more information.

Franklin PJ For Kids Day

The Franklin Asset Committee organized a whole school Pajama Day to support kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children's. Students were able to make an optional donation of $1.00 or more and wear pajamas.

Franklin- January SOAR Assembly

We recently had our SOAR assembly and our special audience was proud and excited to celebrate their peers, Ms. Montano and Mr. Eric Mazzo. Congratulations to all for working hard and trying their best!

Our Drill Dance Team was simply amazing!!!! Their energy and choreography energized everyone and it was a special treat to all. We would love to thank our lovely teachers Ms. Owen and Mrs. Alves for working with our talented dancers for the past few weeks.

Franklin Mismatch Day is coming!

Bring in $1 to wear your favorite crazy mismatched outfit on January 24th. All proceeds benefit the 6th Grade Class.


The primary goal of our Family Survey is to collect and understand parent opinions, perspectives, attitudes, and perceptions towards Chapel Street School, its students, and their education in general in order to continually improve the learning environment. Please follow the link below to the Family Survey - we value your feedback towards helping us promote positive social, emotional, and academic student outcomes.


As always, we thank you for your continued support!

Johnson House School Celebrates Mr. Frankie

Congratulations to Mr. Frankie, Head Custodian, who was recognized with the Special Bobcat Award. Students presented him with cards, poems, door decorations, and balloons to honor his dedication and a milestone birthday. Stratford Academy appreciates all that Mr. Frankie does everyday!

PJ for the Kids Day at Franklin

The Franklin Asset Committee has organized a whole school Pajama Day to support kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children's. PJ Day for the Kids is scheduled for Friday, February 7th. Students are able to make an optional donation of $1.00 or more and wear pajamas! Please see the flyers for more information! There will be a reminder as the date gets closer.

Franklin- CT Food Bank Tomorrow

Franklin Families- please don't forget, the Connecticut Mobile Food Pantry will be set-up in the parking lot of Johnson House tomorrow afternoon at 12:00.

Book Buddies, Click to View

Wooster's 8th grade students pair with 3rd graders from Nichols Elementary school for a shared read aloud and literacy activity.

8th Grade Art Project

Ms. William's 8th grade art students at Wooster Middle School construct 3-dimensional gingerbread houses in preparation for their slab unit.

Yale Art Field Trip

7th and 8th Grade Students visited the Yale University Art Gallery to view art exhibits and create meaningful experiences aligning with their art lessons.

2nd-Grade Welcomes Fall

Ms. Perillo and Ms. Pawlowski's 2nd-graders decorated their favorite seasons from "The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree" by Gail Gibbons to welcome Fall.

Caring School Climate

School provides a caring and encouraging environment. Students from Ms. Keegan's kindergarten class and the Johnson House Asset Ambassadors create positive notepad messages about school climate.

Johnson House Student Leadership Council

Congratulations to our 6th-Grade Student Leadership Council. The Student Council takes an active role in promoting school spirit and organizing service projects to make our school and community a better place.