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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.

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.

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.