North Street Elementary School

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




    Parent Letter and Testing Dates for Grades 3-6

    Dear Families,

    During the months of April and May, our 3rd-6th graders will complete MCAS testing. Please click on the link above to view the recent parent letter that went out to all families on January 11th.

    For the first time, the Massachusetts Department of Education is requiring all students to complete the MCAS through computer-based formatting. This recently updated assessment, Next Generation MCAS, blends various question types to specifically targets state standards.  Information on this year’s state testing and the development of the Next Generation MCAS can be found on the Department of Education’s website:

    Best wishes for a great week ahead!

    ~ Mr. Wiltshire

January 14 - January 25 Information

  • Specials Rotation: January 14  - January 25

    Monday 1/14: D Day 
    Tuesday 1/15: E Day
    Wednesday 1/16: A Day
    Thursday 1/17: B Day
    Friday 1/18: C Day
    Monday 1/21: No School MLK Day
    Tuesday 1/22: D Day
    Wednesday 1/23: E Day
    Thursday 1/24: A Day
    Friday 1/25: B Day

    January 21st - No School - MLK Day
    January 29th - 1/2 Day for Teacher Professional Development - Dismissal @ 10:55
    January 29th - Kids Day Out - Please see PTG Update
    February 6th - PTG Meeting @ 7:00PM - North Grafton Elementary School
    • Kids Day Our - January 29th (1/2 Day) - The next Kids Day out is January 29 (students have a half day of school). Flyers are coming out soon for events at SkyZone, Uno's and MOOYAH (this is a correction from last week's update).

    • Spirit Wear - Look for our second and final spirit wear sale of the school year coming soon! 

    • Wachusett Mountain Announcement: Wachusett Mountain is offering a $5 discount on lift tickets this season, and will donate $10 for each ticket sold online to the NGES-PTG! Just enter code DON-NGES in the coupon box on the payment screen! Visit to purchase your lift tickets!

    • Grafton Takeover Night at Worcester Railers - January 12! You can purchase tickets at the link below, please see the flyer located in community updates as well. This is not a PTG-sponsored event, but the Railers are offering a discount $14 tickets, and the GHS Jr. Varsity/Varsity hockey team is playing before the game!

    • Box Tops - Don't forget to keep saving those box tops for our next collection in February!

    • Facebook and Website - Don't forget to like us on Facebook for updates and information throughout the year! Also bookmark our website:  



    The NSS Student Council is doing a fundraiser called Change For Change. Each classroom has a collection box, and we will be collecting coins until January, 25th. This is similar to coin drives from past years, with one big difference! The class that raises the most money at NSS will choose which reputable charity ALL the funds raised will support. Thank you for helping NSS students practice our core value of Service. Your donation is truly invaluable!


    The Student Council
    Box Tops
    Information Flyer
    The second collection of Box Tops is underway!  This fall's collections resulted in over $1000!  
    During the winter months, we strive to have recess outside any opportunity that we can.  We believe that outside play is critical to the students' ability to continue learning in the afternoon and to gain a little physical movement during the day.  We follow the guideline of a "real feel" temperature of 20 degrees to determine if we will be able to go outside.  If the "real feel" temperature is 20 degrees or higher we will go outside.  We encourage the students to play in the snow when possible, but they must meet the Show Me 5 Rule below.
    Show Me 5 Rule
    • Grade 4 - Please send in your child's most recent physical as soon as possible. Notices for students that need physicals were sent home before the holiday break. We will be scheduling spring physicals with the school physician soon. It is mandated that 4th-grade students have a physical performed within the year.
    • Grade 6 - Postural screenings will begin on Monday, January 14th during your child's PE class. If your child has had a physical within the past year, no screening will be performed at school.
    • Grade 6 - Requirements for 7th Grade notices were sent home on Friday. If your child needs a physical or immunizations to enter 7th grade, you will receive a notice. We realize that some physicals are not due to be performed until later this year. The forms are a reference so that you may make an appointment for your child with their PCP. Students will not be permitted to enter Grade 7 without all of the requirements being met.
    • All Grades - Please send in a healthy peanut-freet-fee snack with your child. The nurse has limited supplies of crackers.


    Girl Scouts Registration 


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 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: 

NSES Calendar


  • Principal: 
    Mr. Stephen Wiltshire

    Assistant Principal: 
    Ms. Jodie Rapping

    Administrative Secretary: 
    Mrs. Carla Jackman 

    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.