May is Teacher Appreciation Month!

Teacher Appreciation Month is under way at NGES and NSS! We are raising money for small gift cards for every teacher, with leftover funds going to an end-of-year celebration for teachers and staff.

While we have already treated our teachers and staff to ice cream trucks to kick off Teacher Appreciation Month, we wanted to do something extra special this year by raising some additional money to provide each teacher with a small gift card to a local restaurant. If we raise enough funds, we’d also like to add an end of year celebration for the teachers to thank them one more time for the huge difference they made for our children this year. If you are able to support us, we’re hoping each family can contribute at least $5 per child.

Thank you so much for your contributions!

Book Fair

The Scholastic Virtual Book Spring Book Fair is coming at NGES and NSS from 4/26 through 5/9! Stock up for summer reading while supporting our schools! Shop for your teacher’s classroom library and have your students deliver to their classrooms with a DIY note.

Support our schools by shopping The Scholastic Store Online for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.

Access your book fair here:

Click these links to preview some of the hottest titles:
Spring 2021 Elementary School Sizzle Over 15 videos on what everyone is reading now!
2021 Spring Book Fair Catalog Here are some of the books guaranteed at the Book Fair.
Book Blurbs Read about these new books and see why you need them!

Do a scavenger hunt as a family to discover new interests: Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
Download and print the Wish List to record all the books you want to get!
If you have any questions or concerns with specific orders, please contact:
Mon-Fri-7:00am –12pm EST, Sat 9am-6pm EST

Dance Fit

The Dance Fit Fundraiser is coming to North Grafton! Sadly, we were not able to have Fun Fair in May, and likely won’t be able to again this year, and so we need to do the best we can with this program. This will likely be our only major fundraiser this year, so we could use your help to raise money for our schools, teacher resources, and school supplies! Kids will dance at home or at school for up to 35 minutes to raise money for NGES and NSS. We know times are hard, and we thank you so much for your support — kids can participate in many ways whether they get donations or not! Sign them up today at!

Don’t forget to share your child’s Student Star Video with family and friends on social media!

Fitness rewards (prizes!) will be earned as usual, but mailed straight to your student’s home at the end of the program this year!

2020-2021 NGES PTG Calendar**

August 24-28, 2020Kindergarten Popsicle Socials (times vary each day)
September 14, 2020NSS 2nd Grade Open Door Day
September 16, 2020First Day of School K-12
September 17, 2020First Day of School Pre-K
October 7, 2020PTG Meeting – Vote on Budget (Zoom from 7:00-8:00 pm)
October 14, 2020Tentative: Enrichment Meeting (Zoom from 7:00-8:00 pm) 
October 14, 2020Know Your School Night (Video release – NGES and NSS)
October 19-23, 2020Dance Fit (instead of Fun Run) (Cohort B at NSS & NGES)
October 26-30, 2020Dance Fit (Cohort A and RLA at NSS & NGES)
November 2, 2020Box Tops Deadline
November 4, 2020PTG Meeting (Zoom from 7:00-8:00 pm)
November 5, 2020NGES Fall Book Fair begins (online only)
November 9, 2020NSS Fall Book Fair begins (online only)
November 12, 2020Tentative: Community Reading Day – NGES (Zoom)
December 2, 2020PTG Meeting (Zoom from 7:00-8:00 pm)
December 4, 2020Parent-Teacher Conferences (NGES and NSS)
December 21, 2020Tentative: Teacher Holiday Cookie Swap (both schools)
January 6, 2021PTG Meeting (7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom)
February 3, 2021PTG Meeting (7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom)
March 1, 2021Box Tops Deadline
March 2, 2021Tentative: Community Reading Day – NSS (Zoom)
March 3, 2021PTG Meeting (7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom)
March/April 2021 (TBD)Spring Book Fairs (online only through
April 7, 2021PTG Meeting (7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom)
May 5, 2021PTG Meeting (7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom)
May 4-25, 2021Teacher Appreciation Tuesdays
May 8, 2021Tentative: Fun Fair (will only be held if pandemic lifts by February 1, 2021, to allow sufficient time for planning)
June 2, 2021PTG Meeting – Elect Officers (7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom)
June 18, 20216th Grade End-of-Year Celebration
June 23, 2021Last Day of School

  ** Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following events have been omitted from this year’s calendar: Second Grade Popsicle Social; Welcome Back Picnic; Worcester Railers, Bravehearts, and Red Sox games; Pizza and Magic Night; Visiting Author Day; Nature’s Classroom (non-PTG event); Movie Nights; NGES Holiday Breakfast; NGES Dr. Seuss Show; NGES Ice Cream Social; Spring Fling; and the NSS Gallery Walk/Ice Cream Social.  We will revisit some of these events if the pandemic lifts before the end of the school year.

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