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Happy Monday, Nichols Students!

Week #7 greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #6 greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #5 greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #4 greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #3 greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #2 greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #1 greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

STEM Roller Coasters

Students in Mrs. McNeil's fourth grade class channeled their inner architect for a STEM project where they designed and made roller coasters from everyday objects that they found around their homes. Click here to see some of their gravity-defying creations.


Portrait of a Graduate Survey

A key component of a Portrait of a Graduate is family input. Parents and students will serve on our working committees. In addition, we are asking for your ideas and feedback around the knowledge and skills you think students need when they graduate from high school. The only way the Portrait of a Graduate can reflect the entire Stratford community is if people throughout town share their ideas and experiences.

The link for the survey is: https://forms.gle/TNSY5y64Af15V9ri7

To read the entire message, click here.

Mrs. DiIorio Reads

Are you feeling blue? Click here to watch Mrs. DiIorio reading, The Blue Day Book for Kids, by Bradley Trevor Greive.

Do you need a library card?

The Stratford Public Library is offering the opportunity to get a new library card if yours or your child's is expired or lost. Perhaps you're new to Stratford and you didn't get an opportunity to get one yet. They can do it over the phone, so you don't even have to leave your home. Call and get a library card today! Call 203-385-4160 or 203-385-4164.

SPL Summer Reading Program and More!

The Stratford Public library is a great virtual resource. The building is closed, but there are still many great virtual activities for you and your family. They will be hosting a summer reading program and other family programs. They have many informative online sources for you to use. Please check out their website. .http://stratfordlibrary.org/


Virtual Invention Convention

Congratulations to three NES students who are competing at the state level in this year's "virtual" 2020 Connecticut Invention Convention. U.S. National Finalists will be announced on May 20. Click on the invention names (HeadSpace, Super Scrubbers and HydroRecycler) to watch a short video presentation by each inventor. Good luck Benjamin, Jasmine and Cole!🍀


Virtual Field Day

Nichols Elementary School held its first ever "Virtual Field," on Tuesday May 19. Many students participated in this at-home event and sent pictures of themselves engaged in Field Day activities to Mr. Ginicola who promised to create an awesome video to share with our NES family and community. Well, you asked for it...Click here to view this video.


Invention Convention

Nichols held its second Invention Convention, March 2. Students in Fourth Grade displayed their creations with posters, examples, models, and prototypes. They researched many everyday problems to come up with solutions to solve these problems. The gymnasium was turned into a "think-tank" of ideas where inventors proudly displayed and explained their inventions.

Nichols Recycles

Nichols is recycling! An interactive bulletin board in the hallway will help students track how many water bottles are being kept out of the landfills and how much money is being collected due to their efforts. Students and staff will be recycling not only water bottles and paper, but dried out permanent and nonpermanent markers, too. Thank you, Mrs. Castro for spearheading this program!