Graduation has been set for both Bunnell and Stratford High School as Thursday, June 14, 2018.
Nichols Elementary School students will participate in a PTSA fundraising walkathon during the school day on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Celebrating its 36th theater production, Stratford Academy presents Mary Poppins, Jr.
Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m.
Stratford Academy Johnson House Auditorium
719 Birdseye Street.
More than 100 Academy students, under the direction of first grade teacher Kathy Signore, have perfected their singing, dancing and acting skills to perform this show. Mary Poppins, Jr. is an adaptation of the children's movie Mary Poppins, and features the songs Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Spoonful of Sugar, Feed the Birds, Chim Chim Cher-ee and many more.
Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at performance times.
The SHS Post Prom is holding a fundraiser to support the post prom. They are selling souvenir graduation pens for the Class of 2018. See attached form. Place your order by May 24, 2018.
Thank you for your support!
Attached is the information regarding the BJ's Membership drive for 2018. Please note that there are two separate applications - one for members that will be renewing existing memberships and one for NEW members. Completed applications can be sent directly to the Stratford High School main office. Printed applications will available in the main office by Monday morning! Please put ATTN: BJ's Membership on the envelope.
Thank you so much for supporting the SHS PTSA!
Hoops for Heart – Raised $6078.00 this year!
This year Nichols School participated in the American Heart Association "Hoops for Heart" program to raise awareness of heart disease and also to raise money to donate to the American Heart Association. Mr. Mike Ginicola provided special basketball activities during the students' PE time during Hoops for Heart Week. School nurse, Mrs. Susan Romatzick put students' names on a Scare Squad Bulletin Board across from her office.
Many students also took a challenge to either: choose water over sugary drinks, eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal or to exercise 60 minutes every day! Congratulations to all who took that challenge.
Cole Richardson was the top fundraiser and raised $810.00. His sister, Olivia Richardson, raised $610.00, making her the second highest fundraiser.
Other students who raised over $300.00 were Mallory Papin, $386.00; Kayleigh Vongvirasak, $366.00; and Brandon Hubbard, $355.00.
Franklin 3rd and 4th Graders proudly display their science fair projects. Click for pictures.
Thank you Willie Bam Bam Parker, JHS alum and current parent, for the drum concert and speaking with our students about working hard, persevering, and following their dreams.
Students at Johnson House School in Mrs. Schultz's and Miss Williams' 6th and 4th grade classes collaborated to come up with some important advice; 29 Things We Should Do and Say More Often, all promoting kindness to others and the environment. They were inspired by Kid President's 20 Things You Should Say More Often.
Former Stratford Academy student, Jessica Wills, showcased her book titled, Just A Girl Named Jessica, which addresses the importance of diversity and inclusion. Her message is clear... "Diversity is when a group is made up of everybody... No Matter What! Inclusion is when everybody is working or playing...Together!"
Stratford Academy hosted an "Arts Adventure Day" for students. Presenters from the CT Arts Guild shared their expertise and talents with us including drumming, storytelling, role playing, poetry, Latin dancing, logo designs and more.
Marriott Springs in conjunction with Save the Art Foundation donated art supplies to Franklin. Click for pictures.
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The Franklin Garden Club will be starting up again! Please click HERE for the dates.
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On Thursday, June 7, 2018, Franklin School will be hosting its fourth annual Career Fair. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, custodian or business owner- we need you! We are looking for a variety of people interested in spending a day talking to our students about their career. Many of our students are unaware of the career opportunities available to them and this is a fantastic way to provide them with firsthand knowledge of potential career paths. Please click HERE for more information.
By: Estella and Sade
By: Shauna and McKenzie
Miss Owen's 3rd Graders walked down the red carpet in their decorated classroom to present a "book report" in a fashionable and fun way! Music was played as students walked the runway and explained their fictional characters. What a great way to celebrate their reading success!
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We are so proud of all the contestants and were amazed by their culinary skills. Congratulations to Shanice Saunders who ended up taking home the prize.
The evening included reading Only One You, designing and painting rocks to be placed in Franklin's garden, and a traditional pasta dinner!
On March 18, twelve students who qualified from the school Invention Convention represented Franklin School at the regional round of the Connecticut Invention Convention. Congratulations to the following students who have advanced from the regionals to the state finals to be held in April 28 at the University of Connecticut! Finalists are: Michelle Barba, Aaelisha Deura, Girriah Dickson, Symone Good, and Dalesandro Sarmiento!
Stratford Academy staff and students promote World Down Syndrome Day to celebrate the unique differences that make our world brighter. Click for pictures.
Students kick-off Math Day with an exciting pep rally showcasing raffle winners and strategy-based concepts. Teachers hosted math rotations with fun learning games and activities throughout the day. Click for more photos.
Save the Date: Nichols Elementary School Field Day is scheduled for May 22; Rain Date is May 24.
Click HERE for the 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.
The Eli Whitney Community Embrace Our Diversity with the Miss Vicki Soto's Only One You
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!
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.
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.
Fifth and Sixth Graders Learn in Outdoor Classroom
By Kylie and Taylor
Building character through art and literature.
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.
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.