Kindergaten and 1st Grade

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Thinking about applying through the lottery for your child? Every year we have an additional 11 seats for Kindergarten (or more), which helps your chances of getting accepted! Breakthrough South Kindergarten is a full-day program with a great balance of academics and play-based learning. Our students are able to take Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education, as well as Mindfulness! And there is bus transportation available for Gr. K and up!

Kindergarten/Gr. 1 Team

Mrs. Diane Owens - K/1 Teacher Room 115

OWEND0022@hartfordschools.org

Ms. Nora Dachille - K Teacher Room 119

DACHN001@hartfordschools.org

Ms. Melissa Bernardez - Gr. 1 Teacher Room 117

MERCM001@hartfordschools.org

Mrs. Meagan Pastre, Special Education

Meagan.Pastre@hartfordschools.org

Ms. Nyla Williams, Classroom Support

The Kindergarten school day will be from 8:40 am to 3:50 pm. OPMAD will provide before-care from 7:15 - 8:30 am and after-care from 3:50 - 6:00 pm. Fall OPMAD applications for before an aftercare are attached and also available in the main office. Please see Ms. Liz or Ms. Mayra.

Dress code:

Cobalt blue or white collared shirts with logo.

Black, navy, or khaki bottoms (leggings and sweatpants acceptable for easy access for potty)

​​​​​​​ Grade K/1 Supply List

This year your student will need:

  • 1 backpack

  • 1 lunchbox

  • 1 2-pocket homework folder

  • Water labled with name

  • 1 change of clothes to stay at school (pants, shirt, socks, underwear)

  • 1 pencil pouch (optional)


We are always grateful for any supplies that can be used for our classroom community. Thank you in advance for donating!

Classroom Donations:

  • Expo Markers

  • Erasers

  • Glue Sticks

  • Healthy Class snack (pretzels, Goldfish, animal crackers, etc.)

  • Tissues

  • Paper towels

  • Hand sanitizer


Please reach out to your student’s teacher with any questions.

  • Miss Dachille dachn001@hartfordschools.org

  • Mrs. Owens owend002@hartfordschools.org

  • Ms. Bernardez mercm001@hartfordschools.org