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Principal's Message

397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856-231-5899

Dear Hartford School Families,
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We are thrilled to have you and your children as part of our school community. As we embark on this new academic journey together, we want to extend our warmest greetings and emphasize the importance of staying actively involved in your child's education.
At Hartford School, we believe that every student possesses a unique set of talents and potential waiting to be unearthed. We are excited to introduce our school theme for this year, "Hartford School: Unearth Your Potential." With this guiding principle in mind, our dedicated staff is committed to working tirelessly to discover and nurture each student's gifts and abilities. Just like the famed archaeologist Indiana Jones, who ventured into unexplored territories to uncover ancient treasures, we are here to guide your children on their own educational expedition, helping them unearth their hidden talents, develop new skills, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Together, let's embrace the thrill of exploration, encouraging our students to step outside their comfort zones, and embrace the adventure of learning.
We strongly encourage parents to play an integral role in your child's educational journey. Communication between parents and teachers is vital in ensuring your child's success. Our teachers are dedicated professionals who are here to support and guide your children through their academic and personal growth. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them with any questions or concerns. We also encourage all parents to utilize their Parent Portal to access important information regarding their child’s grades, attendance, our Daily Bulletin, etc. and please familiarize yourself with the Mt. Laurel District and Hartford websites.

Furthermore, we are proud of our active and vibrant Parent-Teacher Organization (HHSPTO), which plays a crucial role in enhancing the school experience for our students. Throughout the year, our PTO has planned numerous exciting events that will foster a sense of community and provide opportunities for parents to get involved and contribute to the school's enrichment.

We firmly believe that a strong partnership between the school and parents is the key to unlocking the full potential of every child. Together, we can create a nurturing and empowering environment that enables your children to flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.
Once again, we extend our heartfelt welcome to all Hartford School families. Let's embark on this journey of growth and discovery together. Here's to a fulfilling and successful school year!

Warmest regards,
Mr. Marques Stanard, Principal
Ms. Mary Anne Vastardis, 5th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Shawn Blackshear, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

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