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Bobcat Shout-Outs to Our Principals!!

Hip-Hip-Hooray!! Johnson House School staff and students offer special "Bobcat Shout-Outs" to our principals, Mrs. McNeil and Mr. Ramos, to show our appreciation and gratitude.

Spirit Week

Student Council will be hosting a Spirit Week May 3-7 Donations will be accepted to support Student Council activities. $5.00 for the week or $1.00 a day.

Day of Hope & Healing

A Day of Hope and Healing, will take place on May 5th and is open to all Stratford Public Schools Community members (students, teachers, and caregivers). We hope you will participate in the activities provided by our amazing volunteers. Click here for more information.

Parent Guidance

Parenting is hard. Parenting during a pandemic is even harder. Our library of courses developed by leading mental health experts offers much hope, many answers, and compassionate help.

Click here for more information.

Maddie's Fridge

Student Council is holding a food drive April 5-30 for the Sterling House Food Pantry. They were inspired by the book, Maddi's Fridge by Lois Brandt. In it, Sofia is determined to help her friend, Maddi, when she learns that there is hardly any food at her house. Food Drive items needed include: granola bars, oatmeal, cereal, canned ravioli, pasta, pasta sauce, Rice-A-Roni, ready-to-eat meals and other kid-friendly foods. Donations may be placed in the large box located in the school lobby.


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April is Autism Awareness Month!

The Student Council is sponsoring "Colorful" Dress Up Day on Tuesday, April 6. Students and staff are being asked to dress up in their most colorful and brightest clothes. Students can donate $1.00 and Staff, $5.00. Donations will be given to the Connecticut Autism Services & Resources.

Invention Convention

Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education program that teaches students problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention and innovation. Each year, more than 100,000 inventors from across the United States compete at Invention Conventions. In Stratford, all of the fourth graders in our eight elementary schools participate in the Invention Convention. Click here to view Nichols' students' submissions.


Summer Camps in Stratford 2021

Camps are available for Stratford and non-Stratford residents. Some camps accept Care for Kids. For more information regarding prices or availability please call camps directly.

If you need further assistance for childcare please call

Stratford Parents' Place

(203)381-6992

Click here for more information.

Nichols Celebrates Women's History Month

Student Council and the Diversity Committee plan to showcase the contributions of women who have paved the way for many in America. Check out the Diversity Corner which can be found in Google Classroom for information.

21st Century After School Program (click to read)
Stratford High School is pleased to offer the 21st Century After School Program this year in a virtual format. Attached you will find the enrollment form with program information. If you are interested in having your child participate, please email the registration form to Mrs. Lynn at lynnk@stratk12.org or have your child return the registration form to Mrs. Lynn in Student Services. Should you have any questions, please email or contact Mrs. Lynn at lynnk@stratk12.org or 203-385-4235.

Nichols Celebrates Read Across America Week March 1-5

Read Across America Week at Nichols Elementary School will look a little different this year. Reading specialists Mrs. Scheurich and Mrs.Hausser have come up with a fun spirit week filled with silly dress-up days. A special thanks to First Grade teacher, Mrs. Delaney for suggesting some different Dr. Seuss books that were used to create the themes. Click here for more information.


One School, One Book 2021

One School, One Book, 2021 will begin Monday, February 22. Due to COVID, it will look a little different this year. Clues will be revealed during Morning Meetings and posted in a shared Google Classroom instead of being displayed in school. Please ask your teacher for the Classroom Code so that you can sign up. The Big Reveal is planned for Monday, March 1.

Rep. DeLauro and Rep. Himes "visit" SHL!

On Wednesday, February 3rd, U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Jim Himes joined the Second Hill Lane school community for a virtual event to help us celebrate World Read Aloud Day.

Diversity Corner at Nichols Elementary

Student Council has created a Diversity Corner for staff & students at Nichols Elementary School. A Google Classroom will be the virtual setting for this safe space where students and teachers can share ideas, resources, notices and announcements. Way to go Student Council!

Students Plan Black History Month Activities

The Diversity Committee, along with the Student Council, have some exciting activities planned to showcase the many contributions of African-Americans and people of the African Diaspora. Click here for more information about what Nichols is doing to honor these outstanding individuals.

Chapel Virtual Winter Concert

Hello Musicians!

Our Music Department is proud to present Chapel's Virtual Winter Concert! Thanks to the 700+ students who sent in amazing videos! We have selected 50 that represent Chapel and showcase their singing, dancing, playing instruments and creating music of all kinds! These students participate in Concert Band, Chorus, General Music and Orchestra. We hope you enjoy watching and listening to their performances! Bravo and a well-deserved standing ovation for all!

Chapel Virtual Winter Concert

Mrs. M. Dennis - General Music & Chorus Teacher

Mrs. E. Mena - Orchestra Teacher

Mr. J. Ushchak - Band Teacher

SPARKLER 0 to Age 5 Family Support
Sparkler is an evidence-based, mobile platform, available in English and Spanish, which is working with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood to help fuel healthy early childhood development. Sparkler offers:
  1. Tracking tools to monitor children's social-emotional, cognitive, communication, and physical development, including the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®.
  2. Content that helps parents/caregivers support their children's learning and development. Sparkler has a library of 1500+ play-based learning activities developed by early childhood educators, and is adding more all the time.
  3. Messaging tools to give parents/caregivers advice and support

Click on a link below for additional information.

Sparkler CSDE Intro

Sparkler Learning Resources - English/Spanish

SHS Eighth Grade Open House (click to read)

Dear Parents, Guardians and Class of 2025:

Under normal circumstances, tonight Stratford High School would have hosted our Eighth Grade Open House. Instead, we are presenting our video to you for viewing. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Administrators at shsadmins@stratk12.org.

Thank you. We look forward to meeting you soon.


Jiji Visits Franklin

Jiji the ST Math mascot visiting Mrs. Paridis's kindergarten class with Mrs. Castaneda to launch ST Math.

Amazon donates math manipulatives to grades K-6 students. Click here to read

A huge thank you goes out to Amazon who made a generous donation of math manipulatives for use to create individual toolkits for all of our kindergarten through 6th grade students. Amazon also donated picnic tables to each school so we can enjoy outdoor classrooms. We truly appreciate Amazon's support and think they are AMAZing for supporting our scholars!

Chapel Drama Club - Giants in the Sky

It's finally here! Thank you all for your patience as we learned about non-linear video editing, audio engineering, color correction, animation, and digital asset management to bring this socially-distanced adaptation to life. Many of our lead performers are a month into middle school already, but their last Chapel play performance is now ready for its debut in virtual form.

We hope you enjoy this labor of love and that it's something your family can hold on to as a reminder of the positive things that have come out of these challenging times. We have decided not to host a public viewing because it isn't possible for us to make it a full-school event given the restrictions on crowd sizes currently in place even for outdoor events. We want to abide by all regulations and be sure to keep the Chapel community safe.
  • The video is available on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/464593488 (You can view the full production on Vimeo either on your computer, or on a 4th-generation Apple TV (search for "Vimeo" in the AppleTV App Store), on Android TV devices (search for "Vimeo" in the Google Play store), on Amazon Fire TV devices (Search for "Vimeo" on the Amazon Fire TV device), or with Chromecast.)
  • The video is available on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/pwBnJH5UK7Y (Most smart TVs and set-top boxes like Roku and Fire TV have built-in YouTube access.)
Enjoy the show!

The cast and crew of Giants in the Sky