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SHS Graduation Balloons - click to read
Attention Parents and Guardians for the Class of 2020!

The Junior Class would like to help you honor your graduate by delivering a graduation balloon to your home on Sunday June 21, 2020. Please see the attached form for ordering info.
STEM Roller Coasters

Students in Mrs. McNeil's fourth grade class channeled their inner architect for a STEM project where they designed and made roller coasters from everyday objects that they found around their homes. Click here to see some of their gravity-defying creations.


Portrait of a Graduate Survey

A key component of a Portrait of a Graduate is family input. Parents and students will serve on our working committees. In addition, we are asking for your ideas and feedback around the knowledge and skills you think students need when they graduate from high school. The only way the Portrait of a Graduate can reflect the entire Stratford community is if people throughout town share their ideas and experiences.

The link for the survey is: https://forms.gle/TNSY5y64Af15V9ri7

To read the entire message, click here.

2020 Census

️Hello Franklin Families,

I hope this message finds you well! I would like to share some very important information regarding the 2020 US CENSUS.

As you may already be aware, the Congress approved the extension of the census until October 31st. That's really great news since the census takers assignment was delayed due to COVID-19.

Currently, Stratford's self-response rate is at 67.4%. Fairfield County is 62% , Connecticut 63.2%, and the US 59.6%. Compared to the 2010 census , this data is very similar for this time period. The main difference is that most residents are now completing the survey online.

We still have a high non-response rate of 32.6%. According to the last census, for each counted resident the federal government distributed an average of $2500/per resident to states/towns!!! The funds were used for critical programs, disaster recovery initiatives and services. More than ever our schools need the support of the federal government . More people counted , more funds will come our way.

If you did not have the chance to complete the survey please visit :

https://my2020census.gov/


The census is quick, confidential and secure. Residents can respond by mail, online or by calling the toll-free number 844-330-2020

Our teachers shared this video in the past but if you did not have the opportunity to watch, our sixth graders and our town videographer Lou Spetrino created a short, bilingual video to help educate our residents about the importance of the US Census and how an accurate count can help improve our community for the next ten years.

Vimeo Video Link : https://vimeo.com/393943114
Password to access video : census

👍Please help us spread the word, everyone counts!!!

❤️Thank you so much for your support and have a great week !

Mrs. Johnson

Do you need a library card?

Even though the Stratford Public Library is closed, you can still access many of their resources if you have a library card. Is your library card expired or lost? Perhaps you're new to Stratford and you didn't get an opportunity to get one yet. They can do it over the phone, so you don't even have to leave your home. Call and get a library card today! Call 203-385-4160 or 203-385-4164.

Mrs. DiIorio Reads

Are you feeling blue? Click here to watch Mrs. DiIorio reading, The Blue Day Book for Kids, by Bradley Trevor Greive.

Do you need a library card?

The Stratford Public Library is offering the opportunity to get a new library card if yours or your child's is expired or lost. Perhaps you're new to Stratford and you didn't get an opportunity to get one yet. They can do it over the phone, so you don't even have to leave your home. Call and get a library card today! Call 203-385-4160 or 203-385-4164.

SPL Summer Reading Program and More!

The Stratford Public library is a great virtual resource. The building is closed, but there are still many great virtual activities for you and your family. They will be hosting a summer reading program and other family programs. They have many informative online sources for you to use. Please check out their website. .http://stratfordlibrary.org/


Virtual Connecticut Invention Convention 2020

Congratulations to three JHS students who are competing at the state level in this year's "virtual" 2020 Connecticut Invention Convention. U.S. National Finalists will be announced on May 20. Click on video presentations:

Easy-Up Christmas Helper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyRYDUinqEw&feature=youtu.be

The Game Slider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ngYud7oWqU&feature=youtu.be

The Everything Brush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfcdpZm2AlE&feature=youtu.be

Good luck to Aidan, Noah, and Alexandrea!!

Virtual Invention Convention

Congratulations to three NES students who are competing at the state level in this year's "virtual" 2020 Connecticut Invention Convention. U.S. National Finalists will be announced on May 20. Click on the invention names (HeadSpace, Super Scrubbers and HydroRecycler) to watch a short video presentation by each inventor. Good luck Benjamin, Jasmine and Cole!🍀


Virtual Field Day

Nichols Elementary School held its first ever "Virtual Field," on Tuesday May 19. Many students participated in this at-home event and sent pictures of themselves engaged in Field Day activities to Mr. Ginicola who promised to create an awesome video to share with our NES family and community. Well, you asked for it...Click here to view this video.


SHS Tutoring/Extra Help Information (click to read)

SHS Tutoring

Extra Help/Tutoring Sessions for English, Social Studies, Reading, and Math are available based on need and availability. These sessions are live, taking place online with video and/or audio, and may be requested as supplemental support following teacher feedback.

English, Social Studies, and Reading: https://tinyurl.com/ExtraHelpSession

Math: If your student is in need of tutoring support in Math, please email your student's math teacher and counselor. Tutoring sessions will then be scheduled based on availability.

Happy Monday, Nichols Students! Week #4

Week #6 ZOOM greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #5 ZOOM greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #4 ZOOM greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #3 ZOOM greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #2 ZOOM greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.

Week #1 ZOOM greeting from Mrs. DiIorio and Ms. DiBlasi❤️; click here.


Weekly Schedule

Please click here to see the Weekly Food Pantry and Community Dinner Schedule.

Feeding Plan Launch

Please click here to see the news release from Mayor Hoydick regarding the Feeding Plan Launch.

Black History Month Door Decorations

As you may know, our students and staff have been working hard this month learning about Black History Month. Each classroom worked together to decorate their doors showcasing and celebrating influential black leaders, past, present, and future. Yesterday, some of our students presented the decorated doors to a panel of judges, including our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Gejda. We are so proud of our students and wanted to share their hard work with you! We hope you enjoy these photos of our First Annual Lordship School Black History Month Door Decorating Contest!

Franklin Students Win Black History Month Awards

As part of the Black History Month Project, each student wrote and submitted an essay to the Stratford Library's Essay Contest. The Stratford Library has announced their winners. Congratulations to Zoe Villagra who won first place! Congratulations to Sanaii Clarke & Brittany Cortez who received honorable mention! The students will be asked to read their essay at the Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, March 4 , at 6:30 pm at the Wooster Middle School Auditorium.

Invention Convention

Nichols held its second Invention Convention, March 2. Students in Fourth Grade displayed their creations with posters, examples, models, and prototypes. They researched many everyday problems to come up with solutions to solve these problems. The gymnasium was turned into a "think-tank" of ideas where inventors proudly displayed and explained their inventions.

Nichols Recycles

Nichols is recycling! An interactive bulletin board in the hallway will help students track how many water bottles are being kept out of the landfills and how much money is being collected due to their efforts. Students and staff will be recycling not only water bottles and paper, but dried out permanent and nonpermanent markers, too. Thank you, Mrs. Castro for spearheading this program!

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.


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.


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.

Survey

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.

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/stratford/8200361793/surveys

As always, we thank you for your continued support!