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Franklin New Families Meet and Greet

We are currently in the process of planning an event to welcome all new families to our school through our PTO. A tentative date and time has been scheduled in the Franklin playground for August 22nd at 6:00PM. Finalized details will be provided within the near future. Please click HERE for more information.

Franklin 6th Graders win the Women's History Essay Contest

Congratulations to sixth graders, Jason Anderson and Yazmin Goodwin for winning the Women's history essay contest sponsored by State Senator Kelly's office! They researched and wrote about a notable woman who had such a positive impact on them, Connecticut, nationally, and internationally!

2018 Franklin Fun Day!

All students at Franklin were outside playing and enjoying the beautiful weather! Activities included face painting, relay races, water balloon toss, kickball and more! Click to see pictures.

Franklin Career Day

Franklin students learn about different careers! Click to see pictures.

Johnson House School Honors Stratford's 2019 Teacher of the Year!!

Jenifer Mangiafico, Special Education Teacher in the STEPS program at Stratford Academy was awarded the Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019 school year. Jen is known as a "SuperHero" to her students and families, co-workers, and administrators. Congratulations to Jen... we are so proud of her!

Mrs. Chambers

Volunteering at Lordship School

by Alyssa and Rachel

Franklin Field Day 2018

Thank you to all teachers, staff, and parents for helping with our field day. A very special THANK YOU to Mr. Meyers for all his hard work to make this special day happen!

Stratford Academy Presents Mary Poppins, Jr.

Celebrating its 36th theater production, Stratford Academy presents Mary Poppins, Jr.
Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m.
Stratford Academy Johnson House Auditorium
719 Birdseye Street.

More than 100 Academy students, under the direction of first grade teacher Kathy Signore, have perfected their singing, dancing and acting skills to perform this show. Mary Poppins, Jr. is an adaptation of the children's movie Mary Poppins, and features the songs Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Spoonful of Sugar, Feed the Birds, Chim Chim Cher-ee and many more.

Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at performance times.

Hoops for Heart – Raised $6078.00 this year!

This year Nichols School participated in the American Heart Association "Hoops for Heart" program to raise awareness of heart disease and also to raise money to donate to the American Heart Association. Mr. Mike Ginicola provided special basketball activities during the students' PE time during Hoops for Heart Week. School nurse, Mrs. Susan Romatzick put students' names on a Scare Squad Bulletin Board across from her office.

Many students also took a challenge to either: choose water over sugary drinks, eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal or to exercise 60 minutes every day! Congratulations to all who took that challenge.

Cole Richardson was the top fundraiser and raised $810.00. His sister, Olivia Richardson, raised $610.00, making her the second highest fundraiser.

Other students who raised over $300.00 were Mallory Papin, $386.00; Kayleigh Vongvirasak, $366.00; and Brandon Hubbard, $355.00.

29 Things We Should Do and Say More Often...

Students at Johnson House School in Mrs. Schultz's and Miss Williams' 6th and 4th grade classes collaborated to come up with some important advice; 29 Things We Should Do and Say More Often, all promoting kindness to others and the environment. They were inspired by Kid President's 20 Things You Should Say More Often.

Franklin Spelling Bee Finalists
Congratulations to the Franklin Grade and 5 and Grade 6 Spelling Bee finalists! The Grade 5 winner is Gabe Hinkson, and the alternate is Simone Good. The Grade 6 winner is Michelle Barba, and the alternate is Albert Ruiz.
Stratford Academy Celebrates Diversity Awareness Month

Former Stratford Academy student, Jessica Wills, showcased her book titled, Just A Girl Named Jessica, which addresses the importance of diversity and inclusion. Her message is clear... "Diversity is when a group is made up of everybody... No Matter What! Inclusion is when everybody is working or playing...Together!"

Stratford Academy Arts Adventure Day

Stratford Academy hosted an "Arts Adventure Day" for students. Presenters from the CT Arts Guild shared their expertise and talents with us including drumming, storytelling, role playing, poetry, Latin dancing, logo designs and more.

Franklin Career Day- Help Wanted!

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, Franklin School will be hosting its fourth annual Career Fair. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, custodian or business owner- we need you! We are looking for a variety of people interested in spending a day talking to our students about their career. Many of our students are unaware of the career opportunities available to them and this is a fantastic way to provide them with firsthand knowledge of potential career paths. Please click HERE for more information.

Franklin 3rd Graders Put on a Fiction Fashion Show

Miss Owen's 3rd Graders walked down the red carpet in their decorated classroom to present a "book report" in a fashionable and fun way! Music was played as students walked the runway and explained their fictional characters. What a great way to celebrate their reading success!

Franklin's Future chef Contest 2018

We are so proud of all the contestants and were amazed by their culinary skills. Congratulations to Shanice Saunders who ended up taking home the prize.

Franklin's Family Reading Night

The evening included reading Only One You, designing and painting rocks to be placed in Franklin's garden, and a traditional pasta dinner!

Franklin Students Advance to UCONN Invention Convention!

On March 18, twelve students who qualified from the school Invention Convention represented Franklin School at the regional round of the Connecticut Invention Convention. Congratulations to the following students who have advanced from the regionals to the state finals to be held in April 28 at the University of Connecticut! Finalists are: Michelle Barba, Aaelisha Deura, Girriah Dickson, Symone Good, and Dalesandro Sarmiento!