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SHS Commencement Flowers (click to read)
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS: Order your Graduation flowers and Commemorative T-shirts NOW for your special graduate and beat the rush on Graduation day! Place your order online and it will be ready for you to pick up on Graduation day before the ceremony. A percentage of all sales will benefit the SHS 2020 Post Prom.

Congratulations to all of the seniors and their families and thank you for your support!!
See attached link.

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!

SHS Eighth Grade Orientation (click to read)

Dear Parents/Guardians and Members of the Class of 2023:

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Stratford High School, I am pleased to invite you to attend our eighth-grade orientation on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This evening program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of the new SHS building located on 245 King Street.

SHS BJ's fundraiser (click to read)

It's that time of year again - renew your current membership or join BJ's and help support the PTSA.

Forms may be returned to the Main Office by May 24th.

Thank you!

SHS Senior Balloons (click to read)
Attention Parents and Guardians for the Class of 2019!

The Junior Class would like to help you honor your graduate by delivering a graduation balloon to your home on Wed June 10, 2019. Please see the attached form for ordering info. If you have any questions, please email the junior class advisor, Ms. Kathleen Murphy directly at murphy@stratfordk12.org (notice NO"k" in the email address!)
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."


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.


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.

SHS Buy-A-Brick

Have a part of Stratford High School History while supporting the Class of 2019. This is a great way to have a lasting memory of the original Stratford High School.

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!

Franklin Mobile Dental Clinic

The Mobile Dental Clinic is offering services right outside of our school, and their availability is dependent upon students who sign up. Please click HERE for the flyer.

One School, One Book

Charlotte's Web, the timeless story of love and friendship has been chosen as this year's One School, One Book. Please click on the link below to be redirected to the OSOB page with its reading schedule, trivia questions and guest readers.



Nichols Elementary is excited to participate in Global School Play Day this Wednesday, February 6th! Over 400,000 students from 70 Nations are register to stop everything and play. This grassroots effort is to bring awareness to the importance of unstructured play for the healthy development of our children.


SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 26 - Code, calculate, design and discover a new era of innovation! Join us on Tuesday, February 26 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm for a free night of space themed fun at our First Nichols Family STEAM night. There will be hands-on activities for the entire family and raffle prizes. (Snow date is February 28.)

Gingerbread people

For students in Mrs. Cook's Kindergarten class, America is a giant gingerbread house.

Nichols' Kindergartners participated in a gingerbread people exchange that has brought them over 30 gingerbread people decorated with details of their hometowns and states from around the country.

The gingerbread people were hung up in the hallway where a Gingerbread PowerPoint presentation played nearby.

Students decorated their Connecticut gingerbread man with a UCONN hat, holding a PEZ dispenser in one hand and a Wiffle Ball in the other. There was a cheeseburger in his stomach. Other details included the state flag, state flower (Mountain Laurel) and state bird (American Robin).