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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.

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Johnson House Scavenger Hunt

Johnson House hosted a Family Scavenger Hunt that brought families together for a night of fun. Stations included the Scavenger Hunt Pledge, Summer Bucket List, sidewalk chalk art, letters of appreciation, kindness rocks, summer reading books, and a special visit from Bruno the Bobcat. Click here for our school photo gallery.

Franklin had an outdoor day with drumming and dancing!

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Franklin students donated boxes of cereal for Sterling House, and set up a domino activity for the whole school to enjoy! Click on the story for pictures.

Chapel Virtual Spring Concert

Hello Musicians!

Our Music Department is proud to present Chapel's Virtual Spring Concert! Thanks to all of our amazing students who worked so hard this year. We hope you enjoy watching and listening to their performances! Bravo and a well-deserved standing ovation for all!

Mrs. M. Dennis - General Music & Chorus Teacher

Mrs. E. Mena - Orchestra Teacher

Mr. J. Ushchak - Band Teacher

Invention Convention

Congratulations to all of our young Stratford elementary school inventors who participated in the Connecticut State Invention Convention held on May 23rd! Attached is a list of our sponsor award winners, recognized top inventors in the state, and those who qualify to compete in the National Invention Convention, which is typically held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Good luck to them at the next level!

The Little Shop of Horrors (click to read)

The SHS Drama Society is excited to announce that our Spring Musical, "Little Shop of Horrors" is now available for your viewing pleasure. It will be streamed at 5:30 pm and at 8:00 pm every day starting today, Tuesday, May 26th through Monday, May 31st. On Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th, there will also be a 2:00 showing of it.

Virtual Field Day

All Stratford elementary schools will have a virtual field day similar to last year's due to Covid restrictions that are still in place. Click HERE to view Physical Education Google Slides activities to do from home. Students have until May 31 to complete all field day activities. Please email Mr. Ginicola 1-2 photos of each child doing one of the activities to be shared in a community slideshow/video. We hope that everyone has fun trying these wacky challenges!

SHS Graduation Balloons (click to read)
Attention Senior Parents and Guardians -

Please see attached letter/order form for Project Graduation Balloon. Let the Class of 2022 help you celebrate the accomplishments of your SHS Senior!

Any questions, contact Kathleen Murphy, Junior Class Advisor at murphy@stratk12.org
Family Scavenger Hunt

Nichols students and their families are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt celebrating our OSOB, The Lemonade War. Take photos of each adventure and submit them by Friday, May 28. Each student who completes the mission will receive a coupon for a free small cup or cone at Zack's Frozen Yogurt in Stratford!

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The Miss Soto Free Library at Johnson House School

The JHS Reading Team proudly presents The Miss Soto Free Library where students can browse freely for books. The bookcase was donated by the Vicki Soto Foundation and decorated by our reading specialists.

SHS Graduate Banners (click to read)

Mayor Hoydick and the Stratford Town Council would like to celebrate the 2021 graduating seniors with the amazing senior banners that were displayed around town last year


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.

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

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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.

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.
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Sparkler CSDE Intro

Sparkler Learning Resources - English/Spanish