North Street Elementary School

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

  • MCAS SCHEDULE - SPRING 2019

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    Parent Letter and Testing Dates for Grades 3-6

    Dear Families,

    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 that went out to all families on January 11th.

    For the first time, the Massachusetts Department of Education is requiring all students to complete the MCAS through computer-based formatting. This recently updated assessment, Next Generation MCAS, blends various question types to specifically targets state standards.  Information on this year’s state testing and the development of the Next Generation MCAS can be found on the Department of Education’s website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/parents.

    Best wishes for a great week ahead!

    ~ Mr. Wiltshire

February 4 - February 15 Information

  • Specials Rotation: February 4  - February 15

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    Monday 2/4: C Day
    Tuesday 2/5: D Day
    Wednesday 2/6: E Day
    Thursday 2/7: A Day
    Friday 2/8: B Day
    Monday 2/11: C Day
    Tuesday 2/12: D Day
    Wednesday 2/13: E Day
    Thursday 2/14: A Day
    Friday 2/15: B Day
       
    SAVE THE DATE:

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    February 6th - PTG Meeting @ 7:00PM - North Grafton Elementary School
     
    PTG UPDATE:
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    • PTG Meeting this Week - Wednesday, February 6 from 7-8 at NGES. We will have our first Fun Fair meeting of the year immediately following.
    • Save the Date - Spring Fling! - The Spring Fling will take place Friday, March 29th this year at the Hopkinton Country Club.
    • Yearbook Order Forms - Yearbook order forms will be distributed soon! Orders are due April 12.

    • Wachusett Mountain Reminder: Wachusett Mountain is offering a $5 discount on lift tickets this season, and will donate $10 for each ticket sold online to the NGES-PTG! Just enter code DON-NGES in the coupon box on the payment screen! Visit http://www.wachusett.com to purchase your lift tickets!

    • Box Tops - Don't forget to keep saving those box tops!  Box tops are due February 14th.  Please send in box tops in bags labeled with your student's name and grade.  The grade that brings in the most box tops earns an extra recess!

    • Facebook and Website - Don't forget to like us on Facebook for updates and information throughout the year! Also bookmark our website: http://www.ngesptg.org  

    GIRLS ON THE RUN REGISTRATION: 

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    Information Flyer

    Registration is now open for the spring Girls on the Run program.  We are excited to host this wonderful program for a second year!  Please click on the link above for more information on how to register.

    BOX TOPS - DUE FEBRUARY 14th
     
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    Information Flyer
     
    The second collection of Box Tops is underway!  This fall's collections resulted in over $1000!  
     
    WINTER RECESS EXPECTATIONS:
    During the winter months, we strive to have recess outside any opportunity that we can.  We believe that outside play is critical to the students' ability to continue learning in the afternoon and to gain a little physical movement during the day.  We follow the guideline of a "real feel" temperature of 20 degrees to determine if we will be able to go outside.  If the "real feel" temperature is 20 degrees or higher we will go outside.  We encourage the students to play in the snow when possible, but they must meet the Show Me 5 Rule below.
     
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    Boots
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    A MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE:
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    • Grade 6 - Requirements for 7th Grade notices were sent home on Friday. If your child needs a physical or immunizations to enter 7th grade, you will receive a notice. We realize that some physicals are not due to be performed until later this year. The forms are a reference so that you may make an appointment for your child with their PCP. Students will not be permitted to enter Grade 7 without all of the requirements being met.
    • All Grades - Please send in a healthy peanut-freet-fee snack with your child. The nurse has limited supplies of crackers.

    GRAFTON COMMUNITY EVENTS: 

     

    Apple Tree Arts Music Series - Clafin Orchestra  

    Grafton Recreation February Events

    Girl Scouts Registration 

     
     

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.