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 980 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.


Board Names George Rafferty As Superintendent of Schools

 

 

During a special meeting called for the purpose, members of the Mount Laurel Board of Education appointed George J. Rafferty as the new Superintendent of Schools on February 10. His hiring follows a search process that began last July upon the retirement of former Superintendent Dr. Antoinette Rath.

In announcing the decision, Board President Maureen Sojka said she was appreciative of the hard work on the part of fellow board members throughout the selection process.

“We had forty-six applications from eminently qualified educators,” she said. “Paring the list down to a final dozen and conducting two rounds of comprehensive interviews had us at the table many, many nights over the past six months. Everyone involved was very dedicated to this search and we are certain that we have achieved our goal of selecting the best candidate.”

Rafferty currently serves as superintendent of the Tabernacle School District, an elementary system with two schools serving 767 students. A graduate of Hahnemann University and Holy Family College with a B.A. in Special Education, he holds an M.A. in School Psychology and an Ed. S. from Rowan University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration. He is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.

Rafferty began his educational career as a special education teacher in Pennsauken Schools in 1990. He later served as a School Counselor in Gloucester Township, returned to Pennsauken as a School Psychologist, and went on to assume the post of Supervisor of Special Services in Somers Point. He was the Director of Special Education in Haddon Heights Schools for three years prior to his appointment as Tabernacle Superintendent.

According to the terms of the resolution approved by the Mount Laurel Board on February 10, the new superintendent holds a four-year contract with a starting salary of $162,500. His start date has not yet been established. Dr. Sharon Vitella will continue as interim superintendent in Mount Laurel until Rafferty has fulfilled separation obligations with Tabernacle and assumes the post permanently.

Hartford School Clubs List

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.

These forms can be obtained at school by clicking on the link on the right side of this page “Grade 5-8 Physical Form”

***These forms are valid for ONE CALENDAR YEAR from the DATE OF THE EXAM --- NOT FROM THE DATE 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 (link is on right side of this page)


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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The Latest News

Criteria For Advanced Math Placement, 2016-17

Advanced placement criteria for math placement has been revised and may be found on our Advanced Placement Webpage.

Looking For Information on Our Popular Summer Camp - Camp Laurel?

There's more information on the Mount Laurel Schools' Community Education Program webpage.

How About Summer Courses in Robotics, or Computer Coding?

That's offered this summer at the Hartford School. You'll find all of the details on Mr. Handley's Summer Course Webpage.

Philadelphia Boys Choir Auditions

Mount Laurel will host auditions for boys in Grades 1-5 for the Philadelphia Boys Choir on April 28. More information here.

Events Calendar

April 19 - Report Cards Issued
 
April 22 - Early Dismissal @12:10 p.m./Eve of Passover
PTO Pretzel Sale
 
April 28 - Take Your Child to Work Day
 
May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week
 
May 2 - Team Inspire Field Trip
 
May 3 - Team Inspire Field Trip
 
May 5 - STEP Art Show @7:00 p.m.
 
May 9-13 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair
 
May 12 - PTO Meeting at HMS @7:00 p.m.
 
May 16 - Team Effort Field Trip
 
May 16 - 5th Grade Social - 2:30-4:00 p.m.
 
May 17 - Team Effort Field Trip
 
May 17 - Lenape Chem Club Visit
 
May 18 - 6th Grade Social - 2:30-4:00 p.m.
 
May 20 - Team Integrity Field Trip
 
May 24 - Team Perseverance Field Trip
 
May 24 - Spring Band Concert @7:00 p.m.
 
May 25 - Team Ambition & Team Courage Field Trips
 
May 26 - Spring Choir & Orchestra Concert @7:00 p.m.
 
May 30 - SCHOOLS CLOSED/MEMORIAL DAY
 
May 31 - National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Assembly
 
May 31 - Battle of the Books Field Trip
 
Looking ahead to the end of the year.....
 
June 3 - Team Determination Field Trip
 
June 8 - Talent Showcase @7:00 p.m.
 
June 9 - Team Innovation Field Trip
 
June 13 - Field Day/Ovarian Cancer Walk
 
June 14 - Incoming 5th Grade Orientation for Parkway, Fleetwood & Larchmont @7:00 p.m.
 
June 15 - 6th Grade Jamboree @Larchmont Swim Club
 
June 15 - Incoming 5th Grade Orientation for Hillside, Countryside & Springville @7:00 p.m.
 
June 16 - Field Day Raindate
 
June 16 - Drama Club Performance
 
June 17 - Jamboree Rain Date
 
June 21 - LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS/EARLY DISMISSAL @12:10 p.m.
 
Have a Safe & Happy Summer! 
See you in September 5th graders! 
Good luck at Harrington 6th graders!
 
 
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School Performance 2013-2014

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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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