North Street Elementary School

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

October 23 - October 27 Information

  • Specials Rotation: October 23-27

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    Monday - B Day
    Tuesday - C Day
    Wednesday - D Day
    Thursday - E Day
    Friday - A Day
     
    WORD OF THE WEEK:
    • SPORTSMANSHIP - Showing good manners and respect for your opponents in winning or in defeat.  Take the time to reflect on your actions when playing games at recess, in class, or on a team. Are you showing good sportsmanship? Discuss what good sportsmanship looks like with your class, friends, and family.

    SAVE THE DATE:

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    October 26 - 5th Grade Field Trip to the State House
    October 27 - Picture Retake Day
    October 31 - Early Dismissal @ 10:55
    October 31 - Second Grade Halloween Parade @ 8:30
    November 3 - Movie Night @ NSS
     
    NSS FUN RUN:
    Fun Run
    Friday, November 17
     
    This 9 day event kicks off Monday November 6 with a Pep Rally! Look for the Crown Pledge book to come with your child on November 6.  Exciting prizes, team incentives (by class), and teacher rewards will be handed out!  You can create your own child’s star video to share with family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Fun Run is healthy fitness fun for everyone! Thank you for supporting the Fall’s biggest fundraiser.  If you would like to help please email: Katheleen Schaker at liamsmom2006@gmail.com or Liz Spinney at emcand29@yahoo.com
     
    Parent/Guardian volunteers are welcome encouraged the day of the event!
    • 8:00-8:45 - 6th Grade
    • 8:45-9:30 - 4th Grade
    • 9:30-10:15 - 5th Grade
    • 10:15 - 11:00 - 3rd Grade
    • 11:00-11:45 - 2nd Grade 
      
    PTG HAPPENINGS AT A GLANCE:
     
     
     
    PTG
    Please click above to read about important PTG sponsored events, volunteer opportunities, and contributions to North Street Schools.
     
     
    NSS MOVIE NIGHT:
    movie
    Friday, November 3
     
    First NSS Movie Night of the year! Doors open at 6:15 PM, movie starts at 6:45 PM. $5 admission for kids/parents are free. Pizza, popcorn, and other refreshments will be sold. Flyer will be sent home this week.  Volunteers are needed, a flyer was sent home with students on Friday.  To sign up and volunteer please visit the sign up genious at:
     
     
     
     
    SCHOOL BANKING:
    Banking
    School banking will begin on Wednesday, October 25th.  All students received a letter last week sharing the benefits of this program and how to register.  Teaching students the importance of saving money and building financial knowledge is critical.  Thank you to Michelle Liston and Jill Collins, our banking volunteers, for organizing this great program!  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main office.
     
    NURSE'S UPDATE:
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    • Flu Clinic - There will be a flu clinic offered November 2, 2017 from 4-6 PM at NGES, (North Grafton Elementary School), 46 Waterville Street, North Grafton. Any paperwork required will be posted on the Grafton website.
    • Grade 3 - Vision and hearing screening will begin 10/16/17. Notices were sent home for your child's screening day. If your child wears glasses, please make sure they bring them to school on their screening day.
    • Grade 4 - Mandatory MA State Requirement: 4th Grade physicals are due. Notices were sent home on Friday, October 13th for students still requiring a physical.
    • Grade 6 - Sargent Center - If your child will be attending the field trip to Nature's Classroom, please send in their health consent as soon as possible. If your child has an Epipen, I can send the Epipen from school with their orders. Any other prescription medication needed must be ordered by a physician, and the medication must be sent from home in a labeled container. If you will be sending an over-the-counter medication, you must list the medication and sign the consent form. Any medication must be in its original unopened package. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sawtelle in the office.
     
    GRAFTON LIONS CLUB PEACE POSTERS
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    Please click the link below for rules of participation and steps to enter the contest
     
    Lions Club Peace Poster Rules
     
    OPERATION FRIENDSHIP DANCE:
    Dance
    Friday, October 27
    7:00PM - 10:00PM
     
    BOO! Join Operation Friendship of Grafton for our Halloween dance! All Grafton residence 5-8th grade grade are invited to come from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Grafton Middle School.  During the dance, there will be an optional “haunted hallway”, costume contest with prizes and other spooky games and treats! Costumes are encouraged! As for parents-no need to worry! We will make sure you feel safe sending your kids to our dances, which are always chaperoned by certified crowd managers. If you're a new parent, feel free to let us know about any concerns you may have at the door. We do want to remind parents and attendees that Operation Friendship maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding bullying and misconduct, and that we expect students to dress appropriately. Additionally, for safety we do not allow students to leave our dances without a ride home – they cannot walk home from the dance. Should you have any additional questions, please contact Kim Edgren at kakoa5@gmail.com or 508-735-5820. 
     
    BOX TOPS:
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    BOX TOP FLYER
     
    Box Tops are due Monday 10/23! Which class will win extra recess?  Keep saving the box tops as the next context will be announced soon.  Thank you to Susan Craig and Michelle Liston for the fantastic bulletin board!
     
     
     

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.