A Month-Long Celebration of Reading
As we move through the month of March we continue a month-long celebration of reading at North Street! Our month kicked off by celebrating Read Across America Day by having our annual Community Reading Day. Members of our community graciously volunteered their time to visit and read with our students. A special thank you to Liz Spinney and the PTG for organizing our guest readers and welcoming them!
Within our classrooms, our students have been busy with various reading incentives as well. For example, our third graders are participating in their reading version of March Madness! Students are reading a variety of texts and sharing with their classmates. These book talks are a wonderful way to get students interested in a variety of genres and texts they may not have chosen on their own. Also, our newspaper club has been hard at work writing and releasing their March edition of the The North Street Star, our very own newspaper! As they state, "it is the monthly newspaper for and by students!" Across the building, students have time to read other students' articles on grade level news, restaurant reviews, upcoming movies, and more!
This week we also look to welcome renowned author Kathryn Otoshi to North Street School! Mrs. Otoshi is the authored of many acclaimed pictures books including, Zero, One, Two, and Beautiful Hands. All of these titles are selections that we in each classroom at North Street as they focus on spreading kindness and promote anti-bullying practices. In fact, the handprints located in the front lobby are an activity our students completed after reading Beautiful Hands! Again I would like to thank the PTG for their hard work in making our visit with Mrs. Othosi possible.
Best wishes for a great week ahead!
~ Mr. Wiltshire
Yearbook Order Forms - Yearbook order forms will be distributed soon! Orders are due April 12.
Wachusett Mountain Reminder: The Wachusett Mountain Fundraiser is still on! Wachusett has agreed to donate $10 for each ticket sold online (using the code below) to North Street Elementary Schools! Just enter code DON-NGES in the coupon box on the payment screen! Please note that the $5 discount (as described in the flyer:https://ngesptgtest.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/wachusett-sign.pdf) applies automatically when you buy your ticket online, and there is not an additional $5 off after applying the code. Visit http://www.wachusett.com to purchase your lift tickets.
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APRIL/MAY MCAS DATES
Parent MCAS Letter with Testing Dates
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 detailing further information about the test and the upcoming dates for each grade level.
6th GRADE TRANSITION TO GMS PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Monday, March 18th
SCHOOL AND DISTRICT REPORT CARDS
Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at http://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2018/0110003
Additionally, you can find more useful information about the contents of the report card and additional links in the letter below.
NSS TEAMS UP WITH PET DRIVE:
North Street has graciously offered to place a collection bin for Pet Supplies in the front office. Jessica Rancourt, a Grafton High School junior, has organized this pet drive to support the Baypath Human Society of Hopkinton. If you would like to donate pet supplies please learn more by clicking the link above.
GRAFTON COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Apple Tree Arts Music Series - Clafin Orchestra
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM School Banking Day
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Student Council Meeting
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Flag Football (B session)
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Girls on the Run
2:30 PM - 3:40 PM Newspaper Editors Club (editors only)
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM NSS Game Club (GR 5 & 6) Session 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yearbook Committee mtg (GR 6)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Computer Enrichment After School Activity
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Flag Football (B session)
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Running Club (GR 5-6 for Boys & Girls) "NSS Shooting Stars"
Mr. Stephen Wiltshire
Ms. Jodie Rapping
Mrs. Carla Jackman
60 North Street
Grafton, MA 01519
Phone: 508 839-5428
Hours: 7:55 am - 2:25 pm
Early Release Dismissal: 10:55 am