Mount Laurel Hartford School

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397 Hartford Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-231-5899  |  F: 856-222-1221

Welcome to Hartford School!

Mr. Marques Stanard
Principal

The Mount Laurel Hartford School is home to approximately 950 students in Grades 5 and 6, and 125 staff members, each school day. Daily instruction in the curriculum areas is enhanced at Hartford School through special curricular projects conducted at both the fifth and sixth-grade levels during the course of the school year. Students increase academic skills through participation in curriculum-related clubs such as the Technology Club, and the Homework Clubs.

Teachers who helped plan the educational program for our school remain committed to guiding our student body towards the attainment of high educational goals. The Mount Laurel Hartford School benefits greatly from the network of support built and consistently maintained by parents and community members. Our Parent-Teacher Organization has assisted with many school projects, and its members give generously of their time through volunteer efforts.


A Perfect Night For A Family Outing and So Much More!

Where can you go as a family where admission is $11 per person and kids under 12 eat free?
Where can your little ones walk out onto the field and sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" in the 7th inning with friends and neighbors?
Where can your participation benefit your schools on a consistent basis?
At the May 30 Trenton Thunders game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies!
Join the Mount Laurel Public Education Fund as it presents "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" in support of our schools. Order your tickets using the form sent home with your child, or go online here to order and pay.
 

Philadelphia Girls Choir Auditions Coming Here!

They should be returned to your child's Mount Laurel School Music Teacher as soon as possible, or completed and e-mailed to Marie Reynolds.
Philadelphia Girls Choir Music Director Jeffrey Smith will hold auditions for girls ages seven and older who have not previously auditioned for the Choir at the Hillside School on Thursday, June 1, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. Girls interested in joining the Choir's training program will be asked to sing a familiar song and perform a few simple singing exercises. This audition is very informal and will last only a few moments. Those girls selected for a final audition will be notified by mail within the month. These local auditions are open to all girls from the area who meet the above criteria and need not be a Mount Laurel Schools student.

Mount Laurel Students Win Fire Safety Poster Contest

  Mount Laurel Hartford students, along with students from Countryside, Parkway and Hillside Elementary schools, were honored at the March 28 Board of Education meeting for their winning entries in the statewide annual Fire Safety Poster Contest. The five local winners could advance through county and state level judging if selected. View more photos in our Photo Gallery.

ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant Funds Student Eco Research

Mount Laurel Hartford School was recently the recipient of a $1,000 grant from CrossAmerica Partners funded through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance. The grant is being utilized by Fifth-Grade Teachers Chris Newman and Crystal Dyer. They wrote the 5th-grade curriculum last summer and are piloting it this year before full implementation by the whole grade next year. In the photos below, students in Mr. Newman's class utilize terrariums purchased by grant funds each day to make observations. They have been studying producers, consumers, and decomposers and their relationships in an ecosystem and they’ve been examining the resources necessary for life (water, air, etc…). 

Register for Summer Coding/Robotics Classes Early

 Coding/Robotics classes offered by Mount Laurel's Community Education Department tend to fill-up quickly. While you have the time, check out the classes taught by Mr. Handley at Hartford School and register now.
 
 
 

Do You Have A Little One Joining Us Next Year?

If you live in Mount Laurel and your child will be five years old or or before October 1, 2017, you may register your child to attend kindergarten next year at any time. Parents should register their children at the school they will attend. If you are unsure of your sending area school, check this link or call district Administrative Offices at (856) 235-3387.

This year, the registration process begins online, where you can fill-out all of the necessary forms in advance. Our 2017-18 online registration system is now available. Access it here. The registration process is not completed until you bring the originals of the required documents to the school for verification. For more information on the documents required, visit our Registration webpage.

Please note: If you are a new resident and are registering a child for the current school year (2016-17), use this link.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Mount Laurel Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is seeking to increase parent membership from each of our district schools.  Parent representatives will assist the district in planning parent workshops.  In addition, members will serve as a liaison between district administrators and community members in order to support students with special needs.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Dr. Diane Willard for additional information at dwillard@mtlaurelschools.org
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Hartford School Clubs and Activities, 2016-2017

Learning does not stop at 2:35 each day at Hartford School. Mount Laurel students are fortunate to have the local support that helps to fund a number of after-school clubs and activities. Each year, through the generosity of the Hartford-Harrington Parent-Teacher Organization and the Mount Laurel Public Education Fund, a full list of clubs and activities is available for Hartford students to pursue a particular interest or explore new avenues.
 
 
Permission slips for most clubs can be found under the Flyers/Forms tab on our website.

morning drop-off and bus transportation Information

  Students are expected to travel to and from school on their assigned bus. If you choose to drive your child to school, please do so after 7:45 a.m. as supervision is not available until that time. 
If your child wishes to go to another student’s home, please make arrangements to transport your child after school hours. The district’s responsibility is to transport students to and from their home. Please do not request your child ride a different bus. If an emergency arises, you may make an emergency request in writing to the principal the morning of. Approval is contingent on space on the requested bus. The note should include the date and reason, and parent signature. We also require a note from the adult whose home your child is being transported.

Sports Physicals Procedures

All students who participate in intramural school sports (basketball, cross country, fitness, kickball, orienteering, wiffle ball, yoga) must have on file in the Health Office a physical exam done within 12 months of the start of the sport. This exam must be completed on the State Department of Education’s Approved Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form. (Have your child check with the school nurse if you think a current physical is on file here).

Once these forms are received at Hartford, they then need to go to our school physician for clearance. This process may take up to TWO WEEKS. Your child will not be able to participate in the club until he/she is cleared by our school physician.

All necessary forms can be obtained at the school or by clicking below:

Grade 5-8 Physical and Athletic Participation Packet.pdf

Student Safety Act Fact Sheet.pdf
 

Cardiac pamphlet.pdf

 
 

Please note that these forms are valid for one calendar year from the date of the exam, and not the date that the forms were filled-out.

If your child’s physical exam was done more than 90 days before the start of the sport, a separate Health History Update Questionnaire must be completed. Click here Health History Update.pdf

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with the basics on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.
Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

Here is What's Happening At Hartford!
 
May 22-26 - Scholastic Book Fair
 
May 24 - Lenape Chem Club Visit
 
May 29 - Schools Closed/Memorial Day Observed
 
May 30 - Field Day/Ovarian Cancer Walk
 
June 7 - PTO Dine & Donate @Rita's Water Ice
 
June 7 - Talent Showcase 7:00 p.m.
 
June 8 - GAP Visual Arts & French Showcase 6:00 p.m.
 
June 14 - 6th Grade Jamboree
 
June 14 - Incoming 5th Grade Orientation for Fleetwood, Larchmont & Parkway Students & Parents
 
June 15 - Jamboree Raindate
 
June 15 - Incoming 5th Grade Orientation for Countryside, Hillside & Springville Students & Parents
 

The Latest News

 

Superintendent Rafferty's Blog

Shared reflections and astute observations about your elementary schools can be found in Mr. George Rafferty's Blog. Check it out!

Anti-Bullying

NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

Register for Summer Computer Classes Early

Computer classes offered by Mount Laurel's Community Education Department tend to fill-up quickly. While you have the time, check out the classes taught by Mr. Handley at Hartford School and register now.
 

Student & Parent Info

School Hours:
8 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early dismissal: 12:10 p.m.

Hartford School's Anti-Bullying Specialists are MaryBeth Perella and Marc Cianfrani,
397 Hartford Road, 856-231-5899

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