It is with great pleasure that I announce the selection of Jenifer Mangiafico, special education teacher in the STEPS program at Stratford Academy Johnson House, as Stratford's 2019 Teacher of the Year.
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.
FROM: Dr. Janet Robinson, Superintendent of Stratford Public SchoolsWednesday, February 28, 2018
Dear Parents, Guardians, and School Community Members,We are not taking lightly the events that unfolded in Parkland Florida, or what is again in the news involving an area closer to our home and neighboring towns (Staples High). I want each of you to know and fully understand that the Stratford Board of Education and Stratford Public Schools are working close and hand in hand with the Stratford Police Department in the effort to keep all of our Stratford students safe.
Fifth grader, Brynn Herrera, is the winner of the 2017 Stratford Board of Education's, "Winter Scenes," Art Contest. Her artwork will be used on the Stratford Board of Education winter cards this year.
The One and Only Ivan is this year's selection for our One School, One Book initiative. Please visit the OSOB website for information about the book and author, weekly questions, reading schedule and teacher-read chapters. Click on following link to read more- <https://nicholsoneschoolonebook.weebly.com/>.
Students from grades 4 through 6 performed the National Anthem to kick off a recent Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey game. They discussed the history of the National Anthem and worked on the song with their music teacher, Ms. Welch. What a great opportunity to show our Nichols Pride!
Angela Capinera talks to Second Grade about the horseshoe crab which can be found in the shallow waters of Stratford's shores. Horseshoe crabs are often referred to as living fossils, as they have changed little in the last 445 million years.
Nichols' students are participating in Six Flags' Read to Succeed reading incentive program. Students in grades K-6 who complete six hours of recreational reading can earn free tickets to the amusement park located in Agawam, MA.
Greg Tang recently visited Nichols Elementary. Each year he travels the country, giving hundreds of workshops and presentations for teachers and students spreading his formula for math success. We were fortunate to have him come to our school
Harvest Fest, October 28
- Eli Whitney School - Highest performing elementary/middle school | Highest growth for high needs students
- Nichols School - Highest performing elementary/middle school | Highest growth for high needs students
- Second Hill Lane School - Highest performing elementary/middle school | Highest growth for high needs students
- Stratford Academy - Johnson House - Highest performing elementary/middle school | Highest growth for high needs students