Niantic Center School Digital Backpack

"Every Day, in Every Way, I Will Do My Best."

True to its traditions Niantic Center School strives to help children to master their basic skills,
to develop a strong work ethic, and to become self-reliant learners. 
NCS proudly believes, "The Tradition Begins Here."

Principal's Note - December 8, 2017

Good afternoon, 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We were busy this week as we hosted a visit from Lexia to provide more training to our wonderful teachers about their students’ progress as they continue to work hard and implement our Lexia and Reading Plus programs.  These two programs—in conjunction with outstanding instruction and hard work from our students—have led to wonderful growth.  Thanks to all for their hard work and dedication to excellence.   

Our students have also been busy in music class lately.  First, congratulations to the group of fourth-grade students and Mr. Stellner for their performance last Friday at the Providence Bruins game (see picture)!   Everyone has been working on the annual Winter Concert.  The concert will be at 9:20 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Friday, December 15th, this year.  Please come for a fantastic show! 

In addition, many other activities and events occurred at NCS this week.  We had a PTA Gift Making Night, and all students had a wonderful time creating gifts for family and friends.  Our wreaths were delivered Wednesday, and I would like to thank Phil Evans for driving down to Branford to pick them up and deliver them to Niantic Center School!  (We love Phil!)  Friday was another popcorn day—always fun and tasty!  We also held a school-wide Pajama Day Friday in conjunction with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to raise money for young patients fighting terrible diseases such as cancer. Thank you to all those who donated to this wonderful cause.  If you did not donate, but would like to, please contact the school office, and we would be more than happy to include your donation with those collected thus far.  Thank you again for your generosity! 

In looking ahead to next week, on Monday, we will have Team Day.  Please have your child wear their favorite clothing from their favorite team. We will also have our second BAM assembly of the year.  This time our third graders will host the event, and we look forward to the day!  Please remember our monthly PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13th. 

Mr. Newton sent home a letter from Central Office this week on the attendance policy.  Please take a moment to read this, as we have begun to use the automated call system and are sending letters home for attendance in line with state statutes.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.   

Annual Slide Show for Purchase 

We have had many requests from families who want to purchase the 2017-18 slide show, which features multiple pictures of every K-4 student throughout the school year and is set to music. We will take pre-orders with order forms (see below).  We will post information in the Digital Backpack, too. The cost will be $10. 

Important Upcoming Dates 

December 11:Team Day (Wear your favorite sports team attire!) 
December 13:PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m, NCS Library 
December 15:Winter Concerts (9:20 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.) 
December 22:Half Day 
December 25-January 1:Winter Break 


Jeff Provost


Niantic Center School T-Shirts are on sale!!!!

Order form attached.  

Any questions, contact:
Diane Swan at
Lori Kiely at


* Please note this t-shirt is different from the grade level
colored t-shirts.  More information on these will follow.




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