North Street Elementary School

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

North Star Highlight of the Week

  • SUMMER LEARNING PASSPORT RAFFLES

    Second Grade

    Second Grade Winners

    Dear Families, 

    On Monday our Summer Passport to Learning program concluded with the drawing of raffle prizes.  Altogether, over 200 students returned their passports totaling an amazing 1,444,354 points earned!  During each grade's lunch, raffles were drawn for prizes such as passes to LazerCraze, Showcase Cinemas, Swirls and Scoops, and even a Kindle!  As you can see from the pictures, the winners were thrilled and their friends were just as excited for them!

    Fourth Grade

    Fourth Grade Winners

    A special thank you to the North Grafton PTG for supporting our Summer Learning program by obtaining these wonderful prizes.  I'd also like to thank our literacy team, Mrs. Rice, Mrs. Cross, Mrs. Parone, and Mrs. Ouellet for organizing all of the passports and raffle tickets.  A huge task, but one that they do with ease!

    Fifth

    Fifth Grade Winners

    Best wishes for a great week ahead!

    ~ Mr. Wiltshire 

September 17 - September 21 Information

  • Specials Rotation: September 17 - September 21

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    Monday 9/17: C Day
    Tuesday 9/18: D Day
    Wednesday 9/19: E Day
    Thursday 9/20: A Day
    Friday 9/21: B Day
     
    SAVE THE DATE:

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    September 19 - Instrumental Band Rental Night @ 6:30-8:00.  Millbury Street School Cafeteria
    September 20 - Grades 2-3 Know Your School Night @ 6:00-7:30
    September 25 - Fun Run Kickoff!
    September 26 - Picture Day
    September 28 - Half Day for Teacher Professional Development - Dismissal at 10:55
    October 4 - Fun Run @ NSS
    October 11 - Half Day for Teacher Professional Development - Dismissal at 10:55
    October 20 - Worcester Railers Night Sponsored by the PTG
    October 31 - Half Day for Teacher Professional Development - Dismissal at 10:55
      
    PTG UPDATE:
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    We enjoyed meeting so many of you at the NSS Know Your School Nights! Thank you to all who submitted a completed talent inventory--we have some very talented parents!

    • Fun Run! -  The Fun Run begins next week with a pep rally on September 25! Please look for the flyers going home to see how you can support this important fundraiser! We hope to raise $30,000 this year so that we can provide funds to teachers for important classroom supplies and to continue to provide wonderful enrichment activities for our students!
    • Hospitality Committee!We are still looking for a volunteer (at least one from each school) to lead our Hospitality Committee this year. The committee is in charge of making arrangements for refreshments at various events, including Community Reading Day, organizing the teacher cookie swap in December (making a flyer asking for parents to bring in cookies), and teacher appreciation Tuesdays. If you are interested, please sign up at: PTG Committee Signup Site
    • Worcester Railers: Tickets forms were sent home last week for the Railers game on October 20. Forms and payment are due Friday, October 5. If you need one, you can find it on our website at http://www.ngesptg.org.
    • Bulletin Boards: Finally, we are looking for someone to take charge of updating our bulletin board at NSS at various times throughout the year. If you are interested, please sign up here: PTG Committee Signup Site

    Don't forget to like us on Facebook for updates and reminders! https://www.facebook.com/ngesptg/. Questions? Email us at ngesptg@gmail.com
     

    A MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE:
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    • Grade 2 - Vision and Hearing Screening will begin October 15. If your child wears glasses, please make sure they bring them to school on their screening day. Oct 15-Mrs. Boyle, Oct 16-Mrs. Cosgrove, Oct 17-Mrs. McLaughlin, Oct 18-Mrs.Ghidotti, Oct 19-Mrs. Perch
    • Grade 3 - Vision and Hearing Screening will begin October 22. If your child wears glasses, please make sure they bring them to school on their screening day. Oct 22-Mrs. Anderson, Oct 23-Ms. Largier, Oct 24-Mrs. Erhartic, Oct 25-Mrs. Rainha, Oct 26-Ms. Grove
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      Grade 6 Nature's Classroom: Notices were sent home last week if your child needs a physical to attend Nature's Classroom. 
    SCHOOL BANKING:

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    Every Wednesday Beginning on September 19

     

    Banking Raffle Information

    Beginning on Wednesday, September 19th the school banking program will start up.  Students that already have an account may continue making deposits right away.  For those that would like to open an account please watch for information going home soon.  Linked above is information for the first banking incentive of the year and it's simple!  Simply make a deposit before October 1st to be enter to win.

    WALKING WEDNESDAYS:

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    Every Wednesday Begining October 3rd

    North Street will once again be participating in the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Walking Wednesdays program.  Weather permitting, we welcome students to walk to school every Wednesday through the fall.  Volunteers will meet students getting dropped off at Norcross Park (Little Fenway) and assist students in crossing North Street.  The students will then walk along North Street and will cross with our crossing guard at the entrance to the school.

    HARVEST FESTIVAL AND APPLE PIE SOCIAL:

    Sunday, September 30,

    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

    Grafton Common (Rain or Shine)

    Informational Flyer

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.