North Street Elementary School

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

  • A Month-Long Celebration of Reading

    Dear Families,

    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!

    March Madness

    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

March 11 - March 15 Information

  • Specials Rotation: March 11  - March 15

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    Monday 3/11: B Day 
    Tuesday 3/12: C Day
    Wednesday 3/13: D Day
    Thursday 3/14: E Day
    Friday 3/15: A Day
       
    SAVE THE DATE:

    dates
    March 11th - Half Day - Teacher Professional Development
    March 15th - Kathryn Otoshi Author Visit - Support by the PTG
    March 18th - Grade 6 Parent Orientation Night at 6:30pm - 7:30pm at GMS in the Auditorium
    April 12th - Yearbook Orders Due
    April 3rd-4th - 6th Grade ELA MCAS
    April 8th-9th - 5th Grade ELA MCAS
    April 10th-11th - 4th Grade ELA MCAS
    April 24th-25th - 3rd Grade ELA MCAS
      
    EVERYDAY HEROES:
    Heroes
    Do you know of an individual that continuously goes above and beyond to make a difference in the life of Grafton student with special needs? Then you know an Everyday Hero! Here is YOUR opportunity to recognize them for all that they do! Nominations for the 2019 Everyday Hero Award are currently being accepted by the Grafton Special Education Parent Advisory Council.
    This prestigious award is for ANY individual who has made a significant contribution in enhancing the life of a Grafton student with special needs. This includes, but is not limited to, bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, classroom aides, specials teachers (media, art, P.E., music), those in support positions, other students, and community employees. Nomination forms (one form for each individual being nominated) can be downloaded from http://graftonspedpac.wordpress.com. Nominations, and the requested $20 nomination fee, are due by Monday, March 25, 2019. Scholarships are available. Every person nominated will receive an award and will be honored at a public reception on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30pm in the GHS auditorium.  If you have questions, or would like to volunteer for the 2019 Everyday Hero Committee, please contact Erin Griffin at 774-276-1347 or graftonhero@gmail.com

    PTG UPDATE:
    PTG
    • Save the Date - Spring Fling! - Spring Fling tickets are on sale now! The Spring Fling is our annual night-out for the adults of the NGES/NSS Community (friends outside of North Grafton are welcome too!), featuring live music, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction, fun raffles, adult beverage tasting and more! The event takes place at the beautiful Hopkinton Country Club, and tickets are only $35! Tickets are already half sold out, so get them while they last! Tickets can be purchased online: https://ngesptg2019.eventbee.com/event?eid=127071132
    • 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.

       

    • Save the Date - Fun Fair - The annual Fun Fair will be Saturday, May 11th from 10-3 @ North Grafton Elementary School. 

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    APRIL/MAY MCAS DATES

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    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

    Parent

    Monday, March 18th

    6:30-7:30

    GMS Auditorium

    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.

    2018 School and District Cover Letter

    NSS TEAMS UP WITH PET DRIVE:

    Pet Drive

     

    Informational Flyer

    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.

     
     
     

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 

NSES Calendar

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.