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SHS Chromebook repair (click to read)

Good Afternoon,

Stratford High School students, grades 9 - 11, will be keeping their chromebooks over the summer in order to support our students' completion of summer Math, English, and AP coursework. Please see the attached flyer for information regarding repairs over the summer.


Thank you!
Franklin 6th Graders visit SCSU

6th Grade Students got to visit Southern Connecticut State University for a college knowledge day. They took a tour of the facilities and meet some awesome college students along the way!

Franklin 6th Grader wins the VFW Flag Day Contest

The Stratford VFW sponsored an essay contest in honor of Flag Day. The contest was open to all 6th grade students in the district. The topic of the essay is "What the American Flag Means To Me and How Do I Respect It". One (1) winner was chosen from each elementary school (by the principal or teacher), therefore there were 8 winners total.

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.

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)

Franklin 6th Graders get published

All sixth grade students wrote, and illustrated their own fantasy stories. The stories were all published into their own books.
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!

5 Franklin Students win the EE Smarts Contest

Congratulations to the 5 Franklin Falcons who were awarded for their eeSmarts essay or poster about how to be energy efficient sponsored by Eversource and United Illuminating. Franklin School had the largest group of recognized students at the ceremony! Thank you to the teachers and parents who made this possible and supporting the program!


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!



Staff vs. Students Basketball Game
NES Staff will be defending their undefeated status against this year's Sixth Grade in a basketball showdown on Friday, May 10. The game will take place at 6:00 pm on Nichols' own outdoor basketball court. Come for the fun and cheer on our teachers, staff members and sixth graders.
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

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.

Franklin Students Are Inventors!

Franklin students in grades 4,5,6 all participated in the annual Invention Convention. Click on the story for pictures!

Board of Education Member Appreciation Month
It is Board of Education Member Appreciation Month. Stratford Board Members, WE salute you for your efforts on behalf of all students, and appreciate your volunteer investment of time and effort for the good of Stratford's youth. THANK YOU!
Franklin 6th Graders are officially published authors!

Emily Canizalez, David Garcia, Hannah Wishart, Melanie Fajardo, Summer Williams, and Symone Good (Aniyah Roman not pictured) all were had their stories published in a book called, "Spooky Sagas" by winning a writing contest.

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.

Helmet Safety Awareness for Students

"Use your head...protect your noggin and wear a helmet" was the message from Matt and Ray of Rayzor's Edge Tree Services. Helmets were donated to Johnson House students who bike to school. Their generosity is truly appreciated.

Treat Others "Like Gold"

Johnson House 3rd-grade students want us to treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are. "Be kind and treat others "Like Gold" is just one way we can practice kindness."

Read-a-thon

BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! We are raising money to purchase books for our students. Each year Nichols School families participate in a program called One School One Book. We purchase a book for each family and adult staff member at school, but we need more money for our growing community in order to keep this program going. We will also use the money for a family reading night in which we plan several literacy activities that tie into the book we are reading. It's a fun night that the students and families look forward to each year. Click on the link below to access our Read-a-thon website.

https://www.read-a-thon.com/school/Nichols-School_...


Franklin Parent Helps out!

We have the most amazing parent community here at Franklin. Here we have a father grabbing his snowblower and shovel and cleaning out a path for our students! We are so thankful for a community of parents that are always willing to lend a hand!

Read Across Johnson House

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Johnson House students "Stop, Drop, and Read" across the entire school in honor of Read Across America. Click for more photos.

Franklin hosts the Sodexo Fine Dining Program

Sodexo hosted a fine dining and food etiquette program. The students learned proper table manners, how to set a table and enjoyed a delicious gourmet meal.Click for pictures!

"Say Something Kind" Week, February 25 - March 1

Nichols' staff and students are letting their kindness show for, "Say Something Kind" Week., February 25 - March 1. Monday is, "Make a New Friend Day," Tuesday is, "Tell a Friend You Care Day," Wednesday is "Wear Your School Spirit Day," Thursday is "Thank You Day," and Friday is, "Flash Your Smile Friday." Everyone is encouraged to play with new friends, celebrate friends' favorite traits, show school spirit, thank a special someone, and smile big at everyone they see!