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News & Announcements

2022 School of Distinction Winner!


NEW - Wed, Oct. 5 is an Early Dismissal Day:

Students will be dismissed at 12:40 pm and it is also a PTO Dress Down Day (for a donation of $1). Reminder to communicate any dismissal changes with your child's teacher.

NEW - HPS Fall Culture, Climate & Equity Survey for families:

Please take a few minutes to share your valuable feedback with our school and our district. The survey window will be open Oct. 3 - Nov. 18. All submissions are anonymous. The survey information will be shared in Parent Square. Thanks!

NEW- Gr. 4-5 Chorus:

Calling all singers! Students in 4th and 5th grade will have the opportunity to join the BMSS 4th and 5th Grade Chorus, which will have its first meeting next Thursday, October 6th, during Enrichment from 3:00-3:40. We will rehearse each Thursday, with performance opportunities in December and May! We will be singing a wide variety of music, old and new, from diverse genres and cultures, as well as learning how to read music, strengthen our voices and our breathing, and working as a team to share the joy of music-making with each other and our school community. The more, the merrier! Please contact Miss Bocola with any questions or concerns: Jessica Bocola, School Phone: 860.695.5700 x55741

Google Voice (call or text): 413.471.9286

Email: bocoj001@hartfordschools.org, or find me on ParentSquare!

NEW - After School Dance Club for Gr. 1-4 students:

Mrs. Tye is excited to be starting an after-school dance club for boys & girls in October! It will be every Monday from 4-5 pm starting Monday, Oct. 17. If you are interested in your child participating, please see the attached flyer (this will be sent home in backpacks as well).

Reminder - Calling All Parents! "Parenting with the Brain in Mind" is a online course for all Breakthrough Parents:

We are excited that our annual parenting course is starting soon! It will be every Monday for 6 weeks starting in October and is conveniently offered virtually from 6-7:30 pm. Our founding Principal, Norma Neumann-Johnson will be teaching this amazing parenting course for both Breakthrough South & Breakthrough North families! By participating, you will receive a free parenting resource guide. Please click on this link to register for the FREE course: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdN2LM7l5aF0ZZ16_zR44RPv7sazx-f6A46vXoYVo2P6Kp4Ag/viewform?usp=sf_link


Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82561894650?pwd=ZkV4TlhkOTFxQXFiQVhvMVJLL3NDdz09

TOP Self Morning Sports Program for Gr. 2-5 starts Monday!

The TOP Self Morning Sports Program at BMSS will follow the sports of the season (soccer, volleyball, cross country, flag football and others in the fall), develop physical literacy and social emotional skills through sport-based play, and offer an opportunity for students to work with older students who will act as mentor/coaches alongside Mr. Nguyen. The program will have limited enrollment and if you register, you must commit to the whole season. The fall season will be Sept. 26 - Nov. 11.

Gr. 4/5 will participate in the program on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:00-8:30 am.

Gr. 2/3 will participate in the program on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:00-8:30 am.


If you are interested in registering your child, please complete this short online registration:

https://forms.gle/Dadv6wuiqgygnkX6A


Questions? Contact Mrs. Gustafson at GUSTH002@hartfordschools.org or 860-695-5701.

TOP Self After-school Sports programming for Gr. 4/5 Starts Tuesday!

We are also excited to offer AFTER SCHOOL programming, only for students in grades 4/5, from 4:00-5:00 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting the week of Sept. 27. Since there are no late buses, you would need to commit to be able to pick up your child at 5 pm (unless they are already enrolled in OPMAD and are staying longer).


Attached is the flyer with information about the program - we talked to the students about it today at Community Meeting and also gave them a copy of the flyer to take home.


If you are interested in registering your child, please complete the short online registration:


https://forms.gle/nigPzjGAR83GTWWK8


Questions? Feel free to reach out to Mrs. Gustafson.

Update on COVID-19 Guidelines

As we prepare for the new school year, our Health and Safety team has updated our COVID-19 guidelines and mitigation strategies. These updates were informed by guidance from local, state, and federal public health officials. If your child is exposed to someone with COVID-19, they no longer need to quarantine unless they are experiencing key COVID-19 symptoms. They should take a COVID-19 test and be monitored for symptoms.

Students with mild symptoms (e.g., infrequent cough, congestion, runny nose, mild sore throat, etc.) who feel well enough to attend school/work may continue participating in-person. Individuals experiencing mild symptoms are strongly encouraged to do a COVID-19 test every morning at home before leaving for school/work and wear a mask at school while experiencing mild symptoms.

Please keep your child home and continue to test if they are experiencing any of these key symptoms:

  • Fever (≥ 100°F) or feeling feverish;

  • Persistent cough;

  • Persistent sore throat;

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;

  • Loss of taste and/or smell;

  • Vomiting or diarrhea.

If your child does test positive for COVID-19, they must stay home for at least five days from the onset of symptoms and wear a mask for an additional five days upon returning to school. Please inform the school nurse if your child tests positive for COVID-19.

Masks, hand sanitizer, and COVID-19 tests will continue to be available in every Hartford Public Schools building. Vaccination continues to be the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Remember, everyone six months of age or older is now eligible for a vaccine.

Hartford Public Schools remain committed to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our students, families, and community. Please review our full COVID-19 policy here before the new school year.