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 940 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 Math Tutoring Club and the Homework Clubs.
 
Teachers who helped plan the educational program for our school rem.ain 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, helping to fund many of our after school clubs, and  their members give generously of their time through volunteer effort.
 

'TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING

Every year at this time, Hartford School Staff and Students undertake many projects to help those less fortunate.  Here are some ways you can help:
 
December Food Basket Campaign ~ Canned Yam Collection - in conjunction with the Mt. Laurel Rotary Club, schools throughout the district collect various items, providing complete turkey dinners to many families.  Hartford School is in charge of collecting canned yams, with a goal of 300 cans.  Donations may be dropped off in the boxes in the lobby until Tuesday, December 12th.
 
Toys for Tots - Our Guidance Office coordinates our Toys for Tots Drive, helping the Marine Corps with this worthy project.  Unwrapped toys may be dropped off in the bins located in the lobby from Friday, December 1st, through Friday, December 15th.
 
Student Council Holiday Food Drive - The Hartford Student Council will be collecting food items from December 6th through December 20th to help support the Food Bank of South Jersey.  Please bring in nonperishable canned and boxed food and give them to your student council representative.  Some suggestions: peanut butter, canned tuna, applesauce, fruit cups, canned vegetables, mac & cheese, granola bars, breakfast cereals, rice, and pasta.  Canned hams and frozen turkeys are also greatly appreciated!  Please see the flyer under the "Flyers/Forms" tab on this website for additional information. 
 
Hats & Gloves for Those in Need - Girl Scout Troop 28408 is collecting Hats & Gloves.  Donations may be dropped off in the box in the Main Office. 
 
Thank you for your generosity and your support!  Wishing all our Hartford Families a wonderful Holiday Season!

Learn more about how to help Stop Human Trafficking!

Sign-up now to learn more about the very real dangers of Human Trafficking in our area. This session is sponsored by the Mount Laurel Parent Advisory Committee.
 
 
 
 
If you are interested in serving on the Strategic Plan Committee that will actually write the new three-year plan between January and March, you may e-mail Superintendent of Schools George J. Rafferty directly. 
A Path to Success 2030
Where do we go from here?
The December 7 session of our Strategic Planning Initiative brought more than 80 participants out to begin laying the framework for our action plan. In eight areas identified by consensus during the first two sessions, those present suggested first steps to implement many of the items that had been recommended. Minutes from the December 7 session will be posted below shortly.
In January, an invitation will go out to all community members to participate in a survey, for those who were unable to attend. Following responses to the survey, committees will be formed to actually write the three-year strategic plan. anyone interested in serving on the plan committee is asked to contact Superintendent George J. Rafferty. The committee will hold three meetings, each
limited to 90-minutes.
 
Minutes from our November 2 and November 30 Meetings
Our November 2 meeting focused on Points of Pride - those things participants were most proud of within the Mount Laurel Schools. More than 130 community members worked in 30 small groups to identify personal points of pride first, and then discussed those items within the group to come to consensus on items they had identified in common.
The theme for the November 30 meeting was "Expectations for the Future," those things that participants would like to see if they looked back three years from now in our schools. Individuals once again noted their ideas first, and then shared them with the group to come to a small numbers of consensus items everyone agreed upon. Minutes reflect both the Consensus Items and the individual responses.
Here are the complete minutes from the November 30 Expectations for the Future Meeting.  

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's What's Happening at Hartford!

12/12 - Canned Yams Donation Deadline
12/13 - Winter Band Concert @7:00 pm
12/15 - Toys for Tots Drive Ends
12/19 - Winter Orchestra & Choir Concert @7:00 pm
12/20 - Student Council Holiday Food Drive Ends
12/21 - Fall Club Picture Day
12/22 - Early Dismissal @12:10 pm/Winter Recess
12/25-1/1 - Schools Closed/Winter Recess
1/2 - School Reopens - Happy New Year!

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

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

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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 CLUBS & ACTIVITIES 2017-2018

For a complete list of clubs and activities at Hartford this year, click here: Hartford Clubs 2017-18
Permission slips for clubs that are currently forming are available under the "Flyers/Forms" tab.