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 efforts
 
 
Three 90-Minute Meetings.
 
All Voices Will Be Heard.
 
All Children Will Benefit.
 
A Community-Wide Strategic Planning Initiative.
 
 

Dear Community Members, Parents, Business and Community Leaders, Students and Staff:

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.

Please join those who have a vested interest in the success of the Mount Laurel School District as we begin this journey toward A Path to Success for all students.

Our meeting schedule is shown below. For your convenience, sign-up to attend through our online event service through the link below. You may attend all three meetings, or as many as your schedule will allow.

I look forward to sharing this Mount Laurel experience with you. Feel free to invite anyone you believe will bring meaningful dialogue to the discussion.

George J. Rafferty, Superintendent of Schools

 
 
"Coming together is a beginning;
               keeping together is progress;
                                working together is success." - Henry Ford                                                    
 
All Strategic Planning Meetings to be held at Hartford School
from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
 
Thursday,
November 2        
Identifying Our Points of Pride:
Participants will share what they believe is working well and what makes Mount Laurel Schools proud.  
Thursday,
November 30
 
Setting Our Expectations For The Future:
Participants will discuss changes and initiatives needed in the Mount Laurel Schools going forward.
Thursday,
December 7
 
Creating An Action Plan for the Future:
Participants will define action items necessary to accomplish our Path to Success 2030.
 
Feel Free to Bring A Friend or Neighbor!
Our Strategic Planning sessions are open to the entire Mount Laurel Community! We are seeking input from all residents, all age groups, and all of those with a vested interest in the schools and our students. By all means, encourage your teens, your parents and our Mount Laurel Alumni to come. We'd love to hear their opinions of whether they felt prepared for high school, college and career based on their elementary education here!

New Lunch and Breakfast Menus Online and Improved

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.

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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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

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. 

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!
10/23-10/27 - Scholastic Book Fair
10/25 - PTO Ice Cream Social & Book Fair Family Night 6:30 pm
10/31 - Happy Halloween!  Trick or Feet P.R.I.D.E. Fundraiser
11/1 - PTO Spirit Wear Sale Begins
11/9 - Schools Closed (NJEA Convention)
11/10 - Schools Closed (NJEA Convention)
11/14 - American Education Week Parent Visitation Day
11/16 - Evening Conferences
11/17 - Early Dismissal/PTO Pretzel Sale (Afternoon Conferences)
11/20 - Early Dismissal/PTO Pretzel Sale (Afternoon Conferences)
11/21 - Early Dismissal/PTO Pretzel Sale (Evening Conferences)
11/22 - Early Dismissal/PTO Pretzel Sale (Thanksgiving Recess)
11/23 - Schools Closed (Thanksgiving Recess)
11/29 - Report Cards Issued
11/30 - PTO Spirit Wear Sale Ends
12/4 - 5th Grade Social
12/6 - 6th Grade Social
12/12 - Winter Band Concert @7:00 pm
12/19 - Winter Orchestra & Choir Concert @7:00 pm
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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