North Street Elementary School

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

September 25 - September 29 Information

  • Specials Rotation: September 25-29

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    Monday - C Day
    Tuesday - D Day
    Wednesday - E Day
    Thursday - A Day
    Friday - B Day Early Release Dismissal @ 10:55
     
    WORD OF THE WEEK:
    • Perseverance - To not give up when something becomes difficult. To “hang in there” and keep trying, even if you make mistakes.  Show your best effort by persevering. Although things can sometimes be difficult we must continue to show our best effort by persevering. Don’t give up on a math problem, writing assignment, or homework. 

    SAVE THE DATE:

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    September 18-19 - Book Fair Open during Know Your School Night
    September 27 - Picture Day
    September 29 - 1/2 Day, Dismissal begins at 10:55
    October 4 - Walking Wednesdays Begin
    October 4 - PTG Meeting @ NGES from 7:00PM-8:00PM.  All NSS and NSES families welcome!
    November 17 - NSS Fun Run (formerly Walk-a-thon)
     
      
    PICTURE DAY:
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    September 27, 2017
    All pictures take place in the morning between 8:30-10:30
     
    WORCESTER RAILERS NIGHT!
    Railers
    Saturday, October 14th
    7:00PM
     
    Reminder, please send in your Railer's Opening Day forms if you plan on attending. We have extended the due date to Friday 9/29.  This is a community event and everyone is welcomed. Feel free to invite family, friends & co-workers! We have negotiated a special rate for you which includes a hat of only $16 for opening night, Saturday October 14!  The North Street School and the The North Grafton Elementary School will benefit from the proceeds of Chuck-a-Puck. What is Chuck -a- Puck? Chuck-a-Puck are foam pucks sold at the game to toss onto ice to win a prize. We appreciate their generous support of our schools...lets support them on opening night!  Questions? Please email: Katheleen Schaker at liamsom2006@gmail.com
     
    BRING YOUR PARENT TO PE WEEK:
     
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    ​NSS Stars, It is Take a Parent to PE ​Week Sept 25-29!

    Parents and guardians are welcome to attend PE during their child's regularly schedule time during the week of September 25.  The goal is to introduce parents to our NSS PE program and see what fun and valuable experiences your child has in PE. This program also encourages families to be physically active together at home and in the community.  To attend, parents must a have a CORI on file and sign in at the main office.​​ Hope to see you next week!  Please email Mrs. Peters with any questions.
     
    NURSE'S UPDATE:
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    • Grades 2 & 3 - Hearing and vision screening will be the week of October 2-6. If your child wears glasses, please have them with your child at school. The schedule is as follows:
      • Oct 2 - Mrs. Perch Oct 5 - Mrs. Cosgrove
      • Oct 3 - Mrs. Ghidotti Oct 6 - Mrs. Boyle
      • Oct 4 - Mrs. McLaughlin
    • Grade 4 - Notices were sent home this week for 4th grade physicals. Physicals must be dated after August, 2016. If your child has not had a physical, please schedule one as soon as possible. This is a MA State requirement of all public schools.
    • Grade 6 - If your child is going to Sargent Center, Nature's Classroom, please fill out and sign the Sargent Center Health Information and Consent forms, pages 1 & 2, which includes sections 1-4. If you will be sending non-prescription medication, please fill out and sign the bottom of page 2, section 5, and sign. If you will be sending a prescription medication, page 3 must be filled out and signed by the child's doctor. A form was sent home if your child needs an updated physical. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
    FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
    run
    November 17, 2017
    Volunteers needed throughout the day
    Interested in helping support this event?
    Please email Katheleen Schaker
     

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

    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.