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.
Please come out and support the Post-Prom Monday, March 19th through Thursday, March 22nd at Vazzy's.
More info on attached flyer
Students paint positive messages on river rocks to promote kindness throughout our school..
Please click HERE for a video update from our PTO!
Click on the link below to view the "What we love about Chapel School" video.
Stratford High School Drama Society presents
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM
The Eli Whitney Community Embrace Our Diversity with the Miss Vicki Soto's Only One You
JHS 5th and 6th graders participate in the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), a part of a nationwide program where students in K-8 grades solve everyday problems with inventions and innovations.
C.A.R.E. - Citizens Addressing Racial Equity. Action Teams are making Stratford stronger, more inclusive and vibrant by exploring practical ways to address racial equity and promote cultural competence in our community.
Mayor Laura Hoydick read to Mrs. Galasso's 3rd grade class for Read Across America Day.
Please click to read this article written by one of Franklin's 5th Graders!
Spring sports registration continues through March 17, 2018 through the Family ID website. Information is available on our Athletics page.
All Stratford Parent/Guardians are welcome to view the showing of the groundbreaking documentary, "The Race to Nowhere"
The annual SHS Craft/Vendor Fair is cancelled.
Students in all grades wore their favorite hats and read in the hallways of Franklin School in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday! Click on story for pictures.
Fifth and Sixth Graders Learn in Outdoor Classroom
By Kylie and Taylor
Building character through art and literature.
Students enjoy a friendly visit from Gizmo, Bennie, and Sara Jane, therapy dogs from Paws For Friendship (PFF)... Click to see more.
Today students were able to see and pet 3 different therapy dogs. Click for pictures.
Franklin students are being taught confidence building lessons including public speaking, social skills, and more! Click for pictures.
MEMO FROM THE NURSE:
TAKE THESE SIMPLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF SEASONAL INFLUENZA (FLU):
5th and 6th Graders are invited to join our annual chef contest! Please Click HERE for details.
Fifth grade students showcase the significance of equality by honoring Black History Month and promoting kindness throughout our community.
6th Graders were surprised with a special treat for Valentine's Day- a book tasting! Students were divided into groups and moved among different decorated tables to "taste" different books, read quietly, and respond in writing while enjoying a snack!
A message from our school nurse, Ms. Hartigan.
Franklin will again be conducting student led conferences this Thursday February 8th. Please click HERE for details.
** This sign-up will open on WEDNESDAY, January 31st at 4pm **Click here to sign up.
Franklin has conducted a Penny War over the last few weeks run by our PTO. Please click HERE to see the totals collected by grade.
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/>.
Support Franklin School with Spirit Wear! Click HERE for the flyer! The deadline for ordering is Friday January 26th.
Art and Music Sharing a Classroom at Lordship
Get to know how Ms. Grandfield and Mrs. Pillo teach kindergarten.
Please click HERE for information.
Stratford High School New Construction - click below for project website
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!
Meet the new secretary at Lordship School!
by Rachel and Mackenzie
Please click HERE for details.
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.
Mrs. Cody, our math coach, worked with Mrs. Signore's students creating lego monsters
Teachers and Administration work together to recognize student's positive influence throughout our school community!
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
Please see the attached PowerPoint for more information:Click Here