North Street Elementary School

To prepare all students to be life-long learners and responsible citizens

North Star Highlight of the Week

  • Bren Bataclan Visit North Street

    Bren

    Bren shares his process with the sixth graders

    Dear Families,

    Last week our students experienced an amazing treat through the generous support of the PTG.  Renowned artist, Bren Bataclan, met with all students to share his passion for making others smile through artwork.  He then worked closely with our sixth graders to have them draw images that would be transformed into a mural located in the art/music hallway.  Throughout the week he painted the students' images on the wall and has left a masterpiece for years to come!

    Bren

    Bren met with students throughout the week

     

    Bren also took time to meet with students as they visited art and music class and also painted a few other items around the school for our community.  Most notably is Cornelius located next to the main entrance!  

    Bren

    Bren paints Cornelius!

    Our students truly enjoyed spending the week with Bren and his message of kindness will always be present through the student inspired artwork in the hallways! Next time you visit North Street, please be sure to view his finished product.  Additionally, this week Bren is visiting North Grafton Elementary School!

    Best wishes for a great week ahead!

    ~ Mr. Wiltshire

November 12 - November 23 Information

  • Specials Rotation: November 12 - November 23

    specials
      
    Monday 11/12: No School
    Tuesday 11/13: B Day
    Wednesday 11/14: C Day
    Thursday 11/15: D Day
    Friday 11/16: E Day 
    Monday 11/19: A Day
    Tuesday 11/20: B Day
    Wednesday 11/21: No School
    Thursday 11/22: Happy Thanksgiving
    Friday 11/23: No School
     
    SAVE THE DATE:

    dates
     
    November 12 - No School - Veteran's Day
    November 15 - Grade 5 Field Trip to the State House
    November 21-23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
    November 26-30 - 6th Grade Nature's Classroom Field Trip
    November 27 - 3rd Grade Many Thanksgivings Enrichment
    December 4 - NSS Hour Code led by Mrs. Lewis - Please watch for parent volunteer sign-up
    December 10-14 - NSS Book Fair
    December 12 - 3rd Grade Holiday Musical @ 1:30 (8:10 for those unable to make the 1:30 performance)
    December 13 - Evening conferences 5-7
    December 14 - Full Day Conferences
    December 17 - Chorus/Band Holiday Concert @ Grafton High School - 6:00PM
    December 19 - Grade 2 Holiday Concert
      
    PTG UPDATE:
    PTG
    • 3rd Grade Many Thanksgivings - Many Thanksgivings is coming to our third graders on November 27th! We are in need of parent volunteers (must have a current CORI on file): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0848A4AA2EA1FC1-3rdgrade
    • Holiday Breakfast with Santa - Save the date for the popular annual Holiday Breakfast with Santa--Saturday, December 8 from 8-11 at NGES (open to the whole community)! Volunteers Needed! Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44afad2bab9-pancake1

    • Save the date: NSS "Drop and Shop" Movie Night - Friday, December 14th from 6-8:30!

    • Facebook and Website - Don't forget to like us on Facebook for updates and information throughout the year! Also bookmark our website: http://www.ngesptg.org
     
    APPLE TREE ARTS ENRICHMENT AT NSS:
    Apple Tree
    Acting Adventures Workshop
    For North Street Elementary School students only (Grades 3-6)
    Cost: $85

    Acting Adventures uses theatre games, storytelling, scene-study and improvisation to introduce fundamental acting techniques. This four-session Apple Tree Arts program is taught by Matt Mariner with all classes held at North Street Elementary School directly after school.  Mondays from 2:30-3:30 PM November 19, December 3, 10, 17 (No class November 26)
    All classes held in Band Room.  Call Apple Tree Arts Now! www.appletreearts.org (508) 839-4286
     
    GRAFTON SEPAC MEETINGS:
     
    SEPAC

    SEPAC (Special Education Advisory Council)
    Meetings for the 2018-2019 School Year

    All meetings will take place at 6:00 PM in the Computer Lab on the first floor of Millbury Street Elementary School with the exception of the Every Day Heroes Awards in May, 2019

    11/29/18
    12/13/18
    1/17/19
    2/28/19
    3/21/19
    4/11/19
    5/9/19 (Grafton High School Auditorium)
    6/6/19
      
    A MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE:
    Nurse
    • Flu Clinic - Flu Clinic will be held at NSES on November 15, 3-6pm in the teacher's room. Insurance forms are available on the District Home Page. Please bring paperwork and a copy of your insurance card. If you are unable to print forms, they will be available at the clinic. All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to receive the flu shot.
    • Grade 4 -Please send in physicals dated after August, 2017 as soon as possible. BMI and Vision screenings will begin the week of November 5, during your child's PE class. Notices were sent home this week with details. If you do not want your child screened, please send the request in writing to the nurse, along with a physical performed within the last year.

    GRAFTON COMMUNITY EVENTS: 

     
     

Every Day Ways to Support NSS

  •  Every Day Ways to Support North Street School!
     
    Box Tops:
    Thanks to all of you for snipping box tops. NGES and NSS earned over $3,000 during the 2014-2015 school year! Please keep on snipping box tops so that we can earn cash for our schools! Look for Box Tops For Education and Bonus Certificates. Please be sure to check the expiration dates and that the dates are not cut off. Place box tops in zip lock bag with the number of box tops written on the outside of the bag and send it in to your child’s classroom. The grade that brings in the most box tops will win an extra recess! 
     
    Stop and Shop:
    Register your Stop and Shop card at www.stopandshop.com/aplus. You earn points when you shop, October through March. Points are turned into cash for the school! If you have registered before, you do not need to re-register.
     
    Amazon Smile:
    Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. To register go to: https://smile.amazon.com 

Welcome

  • Principal: 
    Mr. Stephen Wiltshire 
    wiltshires@grafton.k12.ma.us

    Assistant Principal: 
    Ms. Jodie Rapping 

    rappingj@grafton.k12.ma.us

    Administrative Secretary: 
    Mrs. Carla Jackman 

    jackmanc@grafton.k12.ma.us 

    Address: 
    60 North Street
    Grafton, MA 01519

    Phone: 508 839-5428
    Fax: 508-839-8539

    Hours: 7:55 am - 2:25 pm
    Early Release Dismissal: 10:55 am

     

     
    For a list of District Directors and Coordinators, please click here.
     

     
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    About NSES: North Street Elementary School houses approximately 580 students in grades 2-6. Our mission is to prepare all students to be life-long learners and responsible citizens.  As members of our school community we embody this mission by continuously challenging ourselves and each other to grow academically, socially, and personally. We believe in cultivating a growth mindset and in creating an environment where it is safe to take risks as a learner. We value respect, learning, creativity and critical thinking, and we strive to make our school a fun place to work and learn.