North Street Elementary School

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

April 22 - April 26 Information

  • Specials Rotation: April 22 - April 26

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    Monday 4/22: B Day
    Tuesday 4/23: C Day
    Wednesday 4/24: D Day
    Thursday 4/25: E Day
    Friday 4/26: A Day
       
    SAVE THE DATE:

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    April 23rd - Spring Picture Day
    April 24th-25th - 3rd Grade ELA MCAS
    April 26th - 4th Grade Immigration Day
    May 1st and 2nd - 5th Grade Math MCAS
    May 6th and 7th - 4th Grade Math MCAS
    May 8th and 9th - 6th Grade Math MCAS
     
    PTG UPDATE:
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    • Fun Fair - Our biggest event of the year is coming Saturday, May 11! This is such a big and important event, we will need to rally as a school community to make this event successful, so in addition to the flyers that went home before April vacation, look for more flyers coming home starting this week! We will be looking for:
      • Family Sponsors
      • Neighborhood donations for the auction and raffle baskets (due Friday, April 26th)
      • Bakers (for the cake walk, which includes a cake decorating contest, and bake sale)
      • Donations for class-level raffle baskets (due Friday, April 26th)
      • Volunteers for set-up and the day of the event
    • Next Meeting: Our next PTG and Fun Fair meeting are Wednesday, May 1 from 7-8 (regular meeting) and 8-9 (Fun Fair). We hope to see you all there!

    Like us on Facebook for updates and information throughout the year! If you miss them, our flyers are always available on our website: http://www.ngesptg.org.

    4TH IMMIGRATION DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

    Immigration Day

    Friday, April 26th

     

    Volunteer Sign Up

    Please consider volunteering for our 4th grade's annual Immigration Day this coming Friday!  There are various activities to choose from during this day-long experience!

    SPRING PICTURE DAY:

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    Tuesday, April 23rd

    All pictures will be taken between 8:30-10:30

    WALK TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAYS:

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    Beginning Wednesday, May 1st thru June 12th

    North Street School will kick off our Walking Wednesday series on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Feel free to walk to school on your own, or meet us at Norcross Park for group walking. Drop off time is at 7:25. Please DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR CHILD UNLESS YOU SEE AN ADULT AT THE CROSSWALK. Please also do not drop your child directly off on North Street to “catch up” to walkers. Join us on Facebook at North Street School Walking Wednesdays for weekly updates. If your child needs assistance or an adult companion to walk him/her to the door, please let Laura Often know by the Monday before. If you would like to volunteer to cross the children please contact me at Laura Often at ortlaura@hotmail.com. We can't wait to start walking!

    FRIDAY WALKERS:

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    With the arrival of warmer weather comes the opening of ice cream here in town!  Each year around this time we see an increase in 5th and 6th grader walkers on Fridays to get ice cream at Cones on the Common or Swirls and Scoops.  To help our office staff prepare for dismissal, please be sure to send a note with your child if they will be walking home on Friday.

    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.

    A MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE:

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    • Grade 5 - Permission slips were sent home on Friday for the Growth and Development class to be held on May 7th at NSS. In order for your child to participate in the class, you must return the permission slip by May 3rd. A viewing of the girls and boys films, for parents only, will be offered on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Millbury Street Elementary School, in the Computer room, from 6:30-7:00 pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse.

     

    GRAFTON COMMUNITY EVENTS: 

     

    Community Flyers 
     Please find information on the latest events around town and to sign up for a variety of activities.

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.