The deadline for senior ads has been extended to February 1st. Please refer to the attached flyer.
Students will be taking mid-term exams during the week of January 22-25, 2019. Please refer to the attached letter.
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"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.
Chapel Cheetahs RKIND and helping to save the penguins! Please click here to read more about it.
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.)
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).
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 students in Grades K-6 each performed 2 songs in this year's Winterfest Concert. Please click to watch the entire concert!
Please click HERE for a special message from Mr. McNeill.
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Franklin students were able to "shop" for family members in our annual holiday Shop. Click for pictures!
Franklin Chorus, Band and String students perform! Click on the story for the video!
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.
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, 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.
ATTENTION FRANKLIN PARENTS: Please take a minute to complete the Panorama survey that was sent out via email. Please click HERE for more details. Thank you so much!
December 6th, 7th and 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale at the door.
Theatre Works visited Franklin on Thursday, Nov. 29th to perform a magic show called Seasons Greetings.
Franklin students and their parents both participate in academic conferences this week.
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.
Take a look at Franklin's 6th Graders performing an Order of Operation Activity! Click on the story for the video.
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.
Click HERE to see a special holiday message from Mr. McNeill.
Second Graders celebrated Mickey Mouse's birthday- click for pictures.
Franklin students were so excited to see and hear the Bunnell Marching Band. Click for pictures!
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 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 teachers came out to serve at McDonald's on November 7th to raise funds for our school. Click for pictures!
Franklin families came out last night to celebrate and get candy! Click for pictures.
Franklin has a student/ teacher Garden Club that meets several times throughout the year. Please click on this story for pictures!
Wooster Middle School is now a member of the League of Innovative Schools
Click to see pictures of this reading celebration!
Please click HERE to register your card information. Our school code is 17554. Thank you for your support!
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.
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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 5th Graders gave speeches today to convince their fellow classmates that they would be the best "Kid Governor" for Connecticut! Click on this story for pictures.
Monday, November 12th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
David Wooster Middle School Gymnasium
150 Lincoln Street
Please click HERE for information about this great event!
Please click to see pictures and click HERE for the open house video shown in all classrooms.
Please click HERE for more information about Franklin's newest reading incentive program!
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Our Open House is on Wednesday October 13th 5:30-7:00 pm. Please click HERE for more information.
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.