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!

Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.
Mr. Marques Stanard
Principal
Welcome, Mr. Stanard!
Mount Laurel Hartford School welcomes Mr. Marques Stanard to the role of Principal in the 2014-2015 school year. Formerly Hartford's Assistant Principal, Mr. Stanard was selected for the Principal's position after an extensive Personnel Search this summer from a field of impressive candidates.

Hartford's Assistant Principal since 2010, Mr. Stanard brings ten years of teaching and four years of administrative experience to the role. Prior to coming to Mount Laurel, he was an assistant principal in East Windsor. Prior to that position, he was a seventh and eighth-grade teacher in Lawnside and Trenton.

Mr. Stanard holds a Bachelor's Degree from Hampton University in Virginia and a Masters in School Leadership from Wilmington University in Delaware.

Our School:
The Mount Laurel Hartford School is home to approximately 980 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.

Hartford School Clubs List

Low Cost Preschool Program Offered for 2015-2016 School Year

The Mount Laurel Township Public School District is offering a low cost preschool program for a limited number of four to five-year-old children for the 2015-2016 school year. Classes will be held in our district elementary school buildings. These Preschool Inclusion classes will enroll preschoolers with disabilities along with their peers in order to provide public school opportunities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. See more information here.

Parents: Important Information regarding morning student drop-off and bus transportation.

  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.

Here's The Latest News

Center Dedicated to Margaret L. Haynes
The district's Transportation and Learning Center on Mount Laurel Road was formally dedicated to long-time Board of Education Member Margaret L. Haynes on December 16. Haynes has been a member of the board consistently since 1981, and has served in nearly every capacity in terms of leadership and committee work. Dedication of the center in her honor marks the first time in district history that a board member has been so honored. The Thomas Harrington Middle School and the Hattie Britt Board Building were both named for former staff members, but no such honor has ever been bestowed upon a board member.

PARCC Testing Window Open March 2 Through March 27

This year, students in Grade 3-8 in Mount Laurel Schools will take a new mandatory state test to assess their skills. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers(PARCC) Test has been adopted by the State of New Jersey to replace the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (ASK). In development since 2010, PARCC was administered here last year under field-test conditions, but will this year establish achievement and performance levels. While the mid-year testing window is open from March 2 through March 27, individual students will test only a small portion of that time. The state estimates "time on task" as approximately 4.5 hours in third-grade and 5.5 hours for students in Grades 4-8.


It's Snow Season!
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Unfortunately, It Is Also Flu Season ... The Burlington County Health Department has observed an increase in reports of norovirus, commonly known as the “stomach flu”. Symptoms usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping and last for 24-48 hours. Norovirus is easily spread and can be a challenge to control in a school setting. Students will be sent home if they are experiencing symptoms. Students can return to school when their symptoms subside. However, they can remain contagious to others for several days. For this reason, strict adherence to handwashing and environmental cleaning polices is essential. Attached is a fact sheet on norovirus, and some handwashing guidelines that may provide helpful reminders.

Board Reorganizes For New Year Of District Business
The Mount Laurel Board of Education reorganized for the new year on January 6, making traditional annual appointments and setting meeting dates. As the first order of business, Maureen Sojka was elected by fellow board members to serve as Board President for the year, and Marc Jones was chosen as Vice President. Board Members Diane Blair, Chris Dickson and Margaret Haynes took the oath of office, having been elected to new three-year terms of office in November's election. Annual appointments such as district treasurer, auditor, board solicitor, architect, purchasing agent and board secretary were approved. The complete meeting agenda with exhibits is available here. The board will continue to hold two meetings per month, as a matter of course. The agenda will be reviewed and discussed, and presentations made, at the work session. Action will follow at the regular monthly meeting. In general, the work-session will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, followed by the regular session on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Some months, that schedule will change, so please refer to our online calendar for specific dates, times and locations of all board meetings. That calendar may be found here.













































2014 Education Summit Webpage Link

More than 100 community members participated in the district's 2014 Education Summit on May 15. Discussion centered on the transformation facing our schools, namely the new Common Core Standards, the new PARCC Test to be administered in 2015 and student attendance rates. The resulting group discussion led to a number of suggestions for better communication within the community.
Check out our 2014 Summit webpage here to view the presentation and check for frequent updates.

Events Calendar

February 27 - Volley 4 the Cure 6:00 p.m.
 
March 2 - Read Across America Day - Wear Red & White!
 
March 2 - PARCC Testing Begins (through March 27)
 
March 4 - Early Dismissal @12:10/Afternoon Conferences
PTO Pretzel Sale
 
March 5 - Early Dismissal@12:10/Evening Conferences
PTO Pretzel Sale
 
March 6 - Wear your Athletic Gear (Jerseys, Sweats, Sports T-Shirts)
 
March 12 - PTO Meeting @ Harrington 7:00 p.m.
 
March 13 - Rock & Roll Day (Wear your Tie Dye, Leather & Jeans)
 
March 15 - March Madness 2:00 p.m. @ Lenape High School
 
March 17 - Board of Education, Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
 
March 19 - Early Dismissal @12:10 p.m./Teacher In-Service
PTO Pretzel Sale
 
March 20 - College Day (Sport your favorite College Wear)
  
March 24 - Board of Education, Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
March 27 - PTO Book Fair (through April 2)
 
March 27 - Dress for your Career Day (Dress for the job you want to have when you grow up!)
 
March 31 - Spring Picture Day
 
April 3 - Eve of Passover/Good Friday, Schools Closed
 
April 6-10 - Spring Recess, Schools Closed


Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home.
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School Performance 2013-2014

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 a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering a child new to the district

Kindergarten registration
Job Opportunities - Certified
Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
School Locations and Contact Info

Map of our schools and sending areas

Anti-Bullying

Explanation of the Self-Assessment Report

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



Visit School Nurse Lisa Doulong's webpage for valuable health information, the forms you need and so much more!

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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