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 925 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.


2017-2018 5th & 6th-Grade Team Specific & Related Arts Supply Lists

Please follow the links below for your Team Specific & Related Arts Supply Lists for 2017-2018:
 
 

A Midsummer Update on News of Your Schools

Harrington Middle School Principal Resigns; Interim Named

The Mount Laurel Board of Education named Keith Land as Interim Principal of the Harrington Middle School effective August 1 at its July 25 meeting. Land will replace Kathleen Haines, who has served as Thomas E. Harrington Middle School's principal since July of 2011. She submitted her resignation effective August 1 to accept the Superintendent of Schools position in Clementon, Camden County. Read More.

New 1:1 Computer Initiative Begins in September

Teachers in the Mount Laurel Schools are adept at reserving Chromebook carts for their classrooms to bring essential elements to their lessons. Students are equally efficient when the carts roll in and it is their turn to take a laptop to their desk or share with other students at their table. Beginning in September, however, students in Grades 1 through 8 will not have to share technology and teachers wishing to integrate research, photos or video into a lesson will do so as easily as requesting that class members “open their computers”. Read More.

Twenty New Teachers Appointed at July 25 Board of Education Meeting
It was a packed house for the board of education meeting on July 25, with most of the guests anxiously awaiting their turn to meet board members following their appointment to key teaching roles in Mount Laurel's eight schools. Read More.

Hartford's 2017-2018 General Class Supply Lists

INCOMING 5TH GRADE PRESENTATION

If you were unable to attend our Incoming 5th Grade Orientation is June, here is the PowerPoint presentation from that evening - Incoming 5th Grade Orientation Power Point
 
 

If It's Summer, It Must Be Time For Summer Reading Lists!

Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program includes suggested books for students in Grade 1-7. Students are encouraged to create a log of books read for discussion in class in the Fall. Please recognize that your child may select a book that is not on the suggested list that fits his or her individual interests and reading level. Should you have questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact your school office, which will be open throughout the summer. The following letters to parents detail the program by grade level. The suggested list is also linked below.

Central Registration July 5 to September 7

Don’t wait until the end of summer to register new students! Classes are formed and bus routes developed throughout the summer. Late registrations impact class sizes and may result in transportation delays for your child. So, if you are new to the area, or are registering a new student for the first time in Mount Laurel, please do so as soon as possible. Click here to access our Online Registration System to begin the process.
 
For kindergarten, your child must be five years old or or before October 1, 2017. If you are unsure of your sending area school, check this link or call district Administrative Offices at (856) 235-3387.
 

The registration process begins online, where you can fill-out all of the necessary forms in advance. Our 2017-18 online registration system is available 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.


Our Central Registration Office is open this summer at the Margaret L. Haynes Center at 354 Mount Laurel Road every Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
That office will be open from July 5 to September 7. Before and after those dates, registration will take place at the school your child will attend. Please note that transportation services will be delayed by two days for any student registered on September 3 or later.
 

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

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

Hello Day for Incoming 5th Graders and their parents is Thursday, August 31st
Two Sessions - 10 AM & 1 PM
Students attend one of these sessions based on their Homeroom Assignment
Stay tuned!
 
Have a Safe, Healthy & Happy Summer! 
 

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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