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

The Mount Laurel Hartford School is home to approximately 950 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 and Activities, 2016-2017

Learning does not stop at 2:35 each day at Hartford School. Mount Laurel students are fortunate to have the local support that helps to fund a number of after-school clubs and activities. Each year, through the generosity of the Hartford-Harrington Parent-Teacher Organization and the Mount Laurel Public Education Fund, a full list of clubs and activities is available for Hartford students to pursue a particular interest or explore new avenues.
Permission slips for most clubs can be found under the Flyers/Forms tab on our website.

morning drop-off and bus transportation Information

  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.

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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?

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Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

Here is What's Happening At Hartford!
October 17-21 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair
October 19 - 6th Grade Social 2:30-4:00 p.m.
October 19 - PTO Meeting @Harrington Middle School 7:00 p.m.
October 20 - PTO Ice Cream Social & Family Night at the Book Fair 6:30 p.m.
October 24 - 5th Grade Social 2:30-4:00 p.m.
October 31 - Happy Halloween!  "Trick or Feet" 5K Walk/Run
November 9 - PTO Spirit Wear Sale Begins
November 10-11 - Schools Closed/NJEA Convention
November 15 - "American Education Week" Parent Visitation Day from 8:10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  (1st through 8th period)
November 16 - Report Cards Issued
November 17 - Early Dismissal @12:10 p.m./Evening Conferences (Pretzel Sale Day)
November 22 - Early Dismissal@12:10 p.m./Evening Conferences (Pretzel Sale Day)
November 22 - Surrey Brook Farms Delivery (Hartford Lobby)
November 23 - Schools Closed/Daytime Conferences 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
November 24-25 - Schools Closed/Thanksgiving Recess
November 30 - PTO Spirit Wear Sale Ends
December 16 - PTO Spirit Wear Delivery
December 20 - Orchestra, Choir & Piano Winter Concert 7:00 p.m. Hartford Cafeteria
December 22 -  5th & 6th Grade Bands & Jazz Band Winter Concert 7:00 p.m. Hartford CafeteriaJanu
December 23 - Early Dismissal @12:10 p.m./Winter Recess (Pretzel Sale Day)
December 26 -January 2 - Schools Closed/Winter Recess
January 3 - School Reopens - Happy New Year!
January 4 - Club Picture Day
January 9 - PTO Dine & Donate @ Jersey Mike's
January 12 - PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. Hartford Library
January 16 - Schools Closed/MLK, Jr. Day
January 20 - PTO Family Game Night 6:30 p.m. Hartford Cafeteria
January 25 - PTO Dine & Donate @ That Italian Place

Superintendent Rafferty's Blog

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!


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

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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