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Opening of School letter (click to read)

Dear Parents, Guardians and SHS students:

Please take a moment to review our opening of school letter which was sent via email to the parents and guardians last week.

We look forward to seeing everyone again! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

FREE At-Home Internet for Public School Students!

Families of students without internet at home are eligible for a year of free broadband through Governor Lamont's Everybody Learns initiative - no catch!

If you or a member of your family is a public school student in Connecticut and you don't currently have Internet at home, you are eligible for a year of free at-home internet through Governor Lamont's Everybody Learns Initiative.

Just call your school to learn more or email it@stratk12.org

Senior Banner pick up -Class of 2021

Attention Class of 2021:

The senior banners are ready for pick up! Please stop by the main lobby entrance on either Wednesday 8/25 or Thursday 8/26 between 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

SHS Old Yearbooks for sale

SHS Alumni!

We have a limited number of old SHS yearbooks for sale (1943 through 2010). If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook ($20), please contact Mary at wattm@stratk12.org or call 203-385-4230 x 3000 with your name and the graduating year(s) you are interested in.

School Supply List (click to read)

Attached is a general suggested supply list. Additional supplies may be necessary once students meet with their individual teachers.

6th Grade Award Ceremony

Click HERE to view the Chapel Street Elementary School 6th Grade Award Ceremony - CONGRATULATIONS Chapel Cheetahs!

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!

Click for pictures!



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!

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.

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!

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!

Click here for more information.


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.

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.


Click here for more information.
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.