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The Voices of the Renaissance Visits Franklin

The Voices of Renaissance chorus is from the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School of Boston., MA. The mission of the chorus is to convey positive messages and inspiration to people of all ages through the performance of vocal music. Ms. Evelyn D.Lee, who is the Director of Visual and Performing Arts contacted our school and asked if they could come to Franklin to perform for our students and staff and we were thrilled to accept her offer. Ms. Lee's choirs have performed at Spelman College, Morehouse College, Harvard University, and recently performed for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Archbishop Desmond Tutu at Wheelock college and sang the National Anthem for the Boston Celtics Basket Ball team. The list goes on and on. They have also performed for President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama, and the Clinton's at the White House.

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Franklin students go to UCONN Invention Convention

Congratulations to the following 4th,5th,and 6th grade students who represented Franklin School at the Connecticut Invention Convention on May 4th at UConn! Two of them were then awarded Recognized Inventor trophies: Evan Vazquez (5th grade) and Symone Good (6th grade)! Symone was also invited to attend the National Invention Convention to be held in Deerborn, Michigan at the Henry Ford Museum. We are so proud of all their innovative thinking! Pictured here left to right- Top row: Mrs.Gasparini, Sharlize Acevedo (6th), Anthony Dennis-Eaddy (6th), Symone Good (6th), Mrs. Lizotte. Middle Row: Traevon Smith (5th), Jianna Quinones (5th), Evan Vazquez (5th). Bottom row: Zackary O'Toole (4th), Mrs. Rosenberg, Jayden Muniz (4th). Absent: Taha Akyuz (4th)

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Nichols School Student Leaders at Kid's Court, Jr.

Congratulations to the following Nichols School students who participated in the Kid's Court, Jr. event sponsored by a half day program of interactive activities and panel discussions aimed at raising students' consciousness about civil and human rights issues.: Beatrice Alvero, Jasmine Cabello, Krisendra Merveil, Matthew Pulieri, Zachary Spence, Emmy Thomas, Dylan Ascunsion, Gabriela Lourenco, Katherine Madar, Michael Puliero, Alariece Bohn, Michael Diogo, Kaylin Jackson, Victoria Jimenez-Mollo, Isabelle Kruzshak, and Jhael Salinas-Suarez. Both Kaylin Jackson and Victoria took first place, Dyllan and Beatrice took second place and Alariece took third. Isabelle and Katherine were runner ups. Thank you to Mrs. Reilly for coordinating this wonderful opportunity for our students. Great job by all!

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Family Reading Night

In celebration of this year's, OSOB, Charlotte's Web, students and their families are invited to The Nichols Elementary School Country Fair, Tuesday, May 14. The school's grounds will be transformed into a country fair where students can participate in lots of fun activities and crafts including sack races, corn hole, games, and a photo booth. Food and popcorn will be available for families and everyone is invited to the Petting Zoo which will be open from 5:30-6:30. Don't miss out on this night of family fun!

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Spring Concert

NES presents The Spring Concert, Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm. Featured Performances include the Fifth and Sixth Grade Chorus, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade Beginning and Advanced Band and the Beginning and Advanced Orchestra. Come and hear our talented students play a selection of songs and support the music program here at Nichols Elementary School

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Plant Sale

The Nichols PTSA sponsored Plant Sale will be held on May 8 and 9 this year. Children will have the opportunity to purchase potted annuals, vegetables, potted geraniums and hanging plants. You can also buy chances to win a 10" hanging plant; tickets are 3 for $1.00. Volunteers are needed. Contact Kristin Iodice at NicholsPTATreas@gmail.com.

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Rock Your Socks

Nichols Elementary School's PPS Department and the Diversity Committee is holding a, "Rock Your Socks," event to mark World Downs Syndrome Day, Thursday, March 21. Staff and students are asked to wear blue and yellow and/or their craziest socks.

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