Welcome to Hartford School!
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.
Minutes from our November 2 "Points of Pride" Meeting Now Online
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. Here are the complete minutes from the November 2 Points of Pride Meeting.
A Path to Success 2030
The Mount Laurel School District has launched "A Path to Success 2030", a strategic planning initiative that engages our community prior to the development of a new three-year strategic plan for our schools.
I would like to personally invite you to participate in our Strategic Planning Meetings. Your perspective would be a tremendous asset as the entire community comes together for these important discussions. Each of our sessions will focus on a specific theme designed to gather your input. All meetings will be held at the Mount Laurel Hartford School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., as described below.
George J. Rafferty, Superintendent of Schools
Our Next Session - Thursday, November 30
Setting Our Expectations For The Future:Participants will discuss changes and initiatives needed in the Mount Laurel Schools going forward.
Our Third Meeting - Thursday, December 7
Creating An Action Plan for the Future:Participants will define action items necessary to accomplish our Path to Success 2030.
When Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston Texas in August, Mount Laurel Hartford School 5th-grade teacher Douglas Bozarth immediately thought of the many schools that were about to begin a new school year. He reached out to a fellow teacher in Texas, who connected him with the Texas Teachers of Tomorrow. By the time Hartford School opened on September 7, a plan had been hatched to partner his students with fifth-graders in Houston's Mitchell Elementary School.
Mitchell Elementary School is one of 287 schools in the Houston Independent School District, the largest district in the state. All 287 schools suffered damage during the hurricane, with Mitchell being one of the more significantly damaged facilities. Students have been relocated and began their school year three weeks late.
While students and staff were settling into that transition, members of Hartford School's Team Respect were making lists. "We spent two weeks collecting school supplies, including notebooks, backpacks, pencils, markers and even Kleenex," said Organizer Douglas Bozarth. "We encouraged students to do the shopping with their parents because we wanted them to be a part of the effort; to think about the students they were helping."
As part of the experience, students also wrote letters to the Mitchell fifth-graders, and are planning to Skype directly with students once they are settled in their home school.
Team Respect students sorted and packed the supplies, shipping seven large boxes that contained hundreds of dollars' worth of supplies for students and staff on October 18. Fulton Bank of New Jersey, located in Mount Laurel, also made a significant donation to the cause.
Check out our new interactive Cafeteria Menu. Breakfast and Lunch Menus are all in one place, and all schools are accessible through a drop-down menu. Hold your cursor over any item in bold and its complete nutritional value will pop up. Use the button on the top-right of the page to get Carb Counts on all menu items. It's a big step in our shared goal of keeping students healthy as well as wise! Please note that as part of our effort to "go green," lunch menus will not be sent home with students in hard copy after October.
If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Dr. Diane Willard for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:Student Safety Act Fact Sheet.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
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8 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early dismissal: 12:10 p.m.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899