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 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.

Hartford School Clubs List

Interim Superintendent

Dr. Sharon Vitella has been named Interim Superintendent of Schools in the wake of Dr. Antoinette Rath's retirement, effective September 1. Dr. Vitella holds a Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Science from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree from The College of New Jersey, and has extensive experience in professional and curriculum development. Dr. Vitella has served the district since 2007, and will continue to oversee Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment as Interim Superintendent. She will serve as Interim until a permanent replacement is named and seated. To that end, the Board of Education has begun the Superintendent Search process. Details on the search may be found on our Superintendent Search webpage.

Sports Physicals Procedures

The laws governing sports physicals have changed at the state level and are extremely stringent. All sports physical forms must now undergo an additional level of review by our district physician. Implementation of these laws may actually preclude some students from participating if guidelines are not followed.
Here are three very important factors to consider this year:
1)These after-school clubs require a current sports physical (filled out on the state-mandated forms) by the dates listed: basketball and orienteering 9/10; fitness/dance and yoga 10/1; wiffleball 2/20; kickball 3/15.

2.) It can take up to two weeks after the physical is turned in for your child to be cleared to participate. This is because the exam forms need to go to our school district doctor for approval.
3.) Parents are encouraged to bring the forms with them to the doctor's office during their child's scheduled visit and turned in to Hartford Health Office as soon as possible to avoid a delay in after-school participation.

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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How May We Help You?

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Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

November 25 - Early Dismissal @12:10 p.m./Thanksgiving Recess
November 9-30 - PTO On-line Spirit Wear Sale
November 25 - PTO Pretzel Sale
November 26 & 27 - Schools Closed/Thanksgiving Recess
December 7 - 5th Grade Social 2:30-4:00 p.m.
December 9 - 6th Grade Social 2:30-4:00 p.m.
December 15 - Winter Orchestra & Choir Concert 7:00 p.m.
December 15  - Board of Education Regular Meeting
December 16 - PTO Spirit Wear Delivery
December 16 - Deadline for Canned Yams Collection
December 17 - Winter Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
December 23 - PTO Pretzel Sale
December 23 - Early Dismissal @12:10 p.m./Winter Recess Begins
December 24 through January 3 - Schools Closed Winter Recess
January 4 - School Reopens
January 5 - Board of Education Reorganization Meeting
January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Schools Closed
January 28 - Second Marking Period Ends
Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home.
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Explanation of the Self-Assessment Report

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

School Performance 2013-2014

From The Nurse's Office

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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