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"Hats" what we're talking about!

"Hats"what we're talking about! RKIND KID committee is collecting hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to donate to a local shelter. Please click here to see more. Last day is January 25th.

Pennies for Penguins

Chapel Cheetahs RKIND and helping to save the penguins! Please click here to read more about it.

STEAM Night

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).

I Am Peace

Congratulations to Nichols School teachers Jennifer Cusmano and Michele Willett, recipients of a BEST mini-grant funded by the Judy O'Brien-Sheridan Scholarship Fund. Cusmano and Willett will purchase the book, I Am Peace by Susan Verde for each classroom in the school. Students and their teachers will be able to discuss the importance of deep breathing, meditation, and other strategies for coping with anger, stress or anxiety after reading the book.

Franklin's Winterfest Concert 2018

Franklin students in Grades K-6 each performed 2 songs in this year's Winterfest Concert. Please click to watch the entire concert!

Franklin's Holiday Fair 2018

Franklin students were able to "shop" for family members in our annual holiday Shop. Click for pictures!

Franklin 6th Graders are chosen for publication!

Franklin 6th Grade students Summer Williams, David Garcia, Melanie Fajardo, Emily Canizalez, Aniyah Roman, Hannah Wishart, and Symone Good were chosen by Young Writers to be published for their Spooky Sagas Writing Contest winning entries.

Breakfast With Santa

Students at Nichols Elementary School recently enjoyed a Breakfast With Santa. This annual event, sponsored by the NES PTA, occurred on Saturday, December 8. A fun and festive time was had by all.

Former NFL Player Speaks To Students

Former NFL player, Mark Harrison, recently visited students at Nichols Elementary School for an all-school assembly. Harrison grew up in Stratford and played football at Bunnell H.S. He went on to play college football at Rutgers before being drafted by the Chicago Bears. He also played for the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. Harrison's son, Jordan, is a student at Nichols. His message to students touched on anti-bullying, setting goals, and doing well in school. He also talked about his new flag football league, FlagU starting in the Spring, 2019.

Painting for Peace at Johnson House School
Painting for Peace in Ferguson
Johnson House School celebrated the book and heartfelt message of the Miss Soto's Literacy Legacy book, Painting for Peace in Ferguson. Inspired by the beautiful art messages in the book, each student shared a "peaceful" message and decorated their own leaf to be displayed on the Johnson House tree mural.
Bunnell S.T.A.G.E. Presents
12 Angry Jurors
December 6th, 7th and 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale at the door.
Students/Seniors: $7.00
Adults: $10.00
Franklin Grade 1 and 4 Book Buddies

Mrs. Lizotte's 4th Graders love reading to Ms. Wallet's 1st Graders! What a great way to foster literacy. Click on story for pictures.

Johnson House School Honors Our Veterans

Third-grade students share 11 ways to celebrate Veterans Day. November 11th is the one day set aside each year to honor those who have served and continue to serve our nation.

Franklin's Elementary News Network (Stratford One)

Franklin is participating in the district Stratford One News Network. Students are creating and broadcasting the news going on here at Franklin. Please check our Franklin website throughout the year for updated News Editions located HERE.

Franklin's Bring a Veteran to School Day

Franklin School celebrated Veteran's Day this year by bringing in different veterans to speak to our classes. We thank all Veterans for their service for our great country! Click to see pictures.

Franklin McTeacher Night!

Franklin teachers came out to serve at McDonald's on November 7th to raise funds for our school. Click for pictures!

Chapel Pick Up and Dismissal

In an effort to continue to keep student safety a top priority, we are sharing a review of family arrival and dismissal procedures. Recently, we have had an influx of cars illegally parked for pick-up and family members allowing students to cross into the bus area at drop-off. In an attempt to help clarify any confusion, there are procedural pictures below and traffic cones will be used to highlight areas that will not be accessible during arrival and dismissal times.

Please click here to see pictures.

Franklin offers an after school movie making program

Spetrino Pictures will produce a short film with our one of a kind, on site, intensive after school program. With our cameras, lights & other equipment your kids will be on a real movie set as they act in and help produce a short film! Click HERE for the flyer.

Franklin's Open House

Our Open House is on Wednesday October 13th 5:30-7:00 pm. Please click HERE for more information.

CBITS Counseling Program

A counseling program called CBITS will run throughout the 2018-2019 school year. The CBITS group is designed to address the needs of students who have experienced traumatic events and suffer from traumatic stress.

Please click here for more information.