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Caribbean Carnival Trio Visits Stratford Academy

Both staff and students enjoyed the rhythms of the Caribbean while learning about Trinidadian culture and the origins of steel drum music. The trio is a part of the Arts for Learning Connecticut.

Move This World
Chapel Street Elementary School was recently featured in Move This World Moments. Each month Move This World shares success stories from schools across the country in order to inspire each other to Move This World. Please click here for more information.

SHS Spring Sports Registration (click to read)

Registration for Spring Athletics is available in Powerschool under the Parent Portal account:

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys' & Girls' Lacrosse
  • Boys' & Girls' Tennis
  • Boys' & Girls' Outdoor Track
  • Boys' & Girls' Golf

Franklin PJ For Kids Day

The Franklin Asset Committee organized a whole school Pajama Day to support kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children's. Students were able to make an optional donation of $1.00 or more and wear pajamas.

Franklin- January SOAR Assembly

We recently had our SOAR assembly and our special audience was proud and excited to celebrate their peers, Ms. Montano and Mr. Eric Mazzo. Congratulations to all for working hard and trying their best!

Our Drill Dance Team was simply amazing!!!! Their energy and choreography energized everyone and it was a special treat to all. We would love to thank our lovely teachers Ms. Owen and Mrs. Alves for working with our talented dancers for the past few weeks.

Dining For A Cause

The Ninety Nine Restaurant at 411 Barnum Ave., Stratford, is having a fundraiser to benefit Nichols Elementary School PTSA on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 4-10 pm. Fifteen percent of your Guest Check will be donated.

SHS Parking Passes (Phone Blast)

This is a reminder for all students that have purchased parking passes. We have been informed by our SRO that beginning tomorrow (1/28/2020), the Traffic and Parking Authority will begin ticketing cars that do not have a SHS Parking Pass in their windshield.

Franklin Mismatch Day is coming!

Bring in $1 to wear your favorite crazy mismatched outfit on January 24th. All proceeds benefit the 6th Grade Class.


The primary goal of our Family Survey is to collect and understand parent opinions, perspectives, attitudes, and perceptions towards Chapel Street School, its students, and their education in general in order to continually improve the learning environment. Please follow the link below to the Family Survey - we value your feedback towards helping us promote positive social, emotional, and academic student outcomes.


As always, we thank you for your continued support!

Johnson House School Celebrates Mr. Frankie

Congratulations to Mr. Frankie, Head Custodian, who was recognized with the Special Bobcat Award. Students presented him with cards, poems, door decorations, and balloons to honor his dedication and a milestone birthday. Stratford Academy appreciates all that Mr. Frankie does everyday!

PJ for the Kids Day at Franklin

The Franklin Asset Committee has organized a whole school Pajama Day to support kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children's. PJ Day for the Kids is scheduled for Friday, February 7th. Students are able to make an optional donation of $1.00 or more and wear pajamas! Please see the flyers for more information! There will be a reminder as the date gets closer.

Franklin- CT Food Bank Tomorrow

Franklin Families- please don't forget, the Connecticut Mobile Food Pantry will be set-up in the parking lot of Johnson House tomorrow afternoon at 12:00.

PJ Day

Nichols Elementary School participated in the ninth annual PJ Day on Friday, December 13, 2019 where they raised nearly $400 for kids fighting cancer at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Thank you to everyone who participated in and donated to this worthy cause and to the Mrs. Cook who organized the event.

Book Buddies, Click to View

Wooster's 8th grade students pair with 3rd graders from Nichols Elementary school for a shared read aloud and literacy activity.

8th Grade Art Project

Ms. William's 8th grade art students at Wooster Middle School construct 3-dimensional gingerbread houses in preparation for their slab unit.


Nichols' Ninth Annual Winterfest Performances will take place on Tuesday, December 17 AND Wednesday, December 18. The performance for families with last names A-I is Tuesday at 1:15 pm; the performance for families with last names J-Q is Wednesday at 9:15 and the performance for families with last name R-Z is on Wednesday at 1:15.

Yale Art Field Trip

7th and 8th Grade Students visited the Yale University Art Gallery to view art exhibits and create meaningful experiences aligning with their art lessons.

2nd-Grade Welcomes Fall

Ms. Perillo and Ms. Pawlowski's 2nd-graders decorated their favorite seasons from "The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree" by Gail Gibbons to welcome Fall.

Caring School Climate

School provides a caring and encouraging environment. Students from Ms. Keegan's kindergarten class and the Johnson House Asset Ambassadors create positive notepad messages about school climate.

Johnson House Student Leadership Council

Congratulations to our 6th-Grade Student Leadership Council. The Student Council takes an active role in promoting school spirit and organizing service projects to make our school and community a better place.

The Dot

The artists at Johnson House (grade 2-6) celebrated the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds in art class. They read positive messages about trying, not giving up, inspiring and encouraging others to do their best. As a collaborative school-wide art project, every artist designed their own dot showing their willingness to try and be creative! What a "PAW"sative way to kick off the school year! Go Bobcats!!!

Students Plant Daffodils

Students plant daffodils donated by Stratford's Town Beautification Committee. Come spring, we hope to see daffodils bloom across our campus. The Town Flower is the Daffodil. Click for photos...

Starwriters' Cafe

Miss Turechek's 3rd graders celebrated the completion of their first writing unit at the "Starwriter's Cafe". Students read their personal narratives with classmates and staff while enjoying jazz music and hot chocolate. They wrote compliments to each other on Post-it's using the "Starwriter's Menu" of writing strategies as a guide. Click for photos...

Principal and Assistant Principal for the Day

Congratulations to Sophia Trovarelli (6th Grade) and Dylan Petraglia (4th Grade) our Principal and Assistant Principal of the Day. They had a great day holding meetings, observing classes, welcoming students and having a special luncheon.

Parent Conferences

Coming Soon! Parent Conferences for Nichols School will be held on February 6, 2020. There will be an afternoon and evening session on both days.

Pink Pledge

On Friday, October 18, Lordship students and staff dressed in pink to raise over $622 for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mrs. Santoro/Mr. Commodore's class raised the most money, bringing in $55! Mrs. Agosto's and Mrs. D'Amico's classes tied for being the most "Pinked Out" class, with 100% participation.