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June 2019 Building Hours

July 22 – July 26: 9am-2pm

Main Office: Tuesday-Wednesday

Student Services: Monday- Wednesday

July 29 – August 2: 9am-2pm

Main Office: Monday-Thursday

Student Services: Tuesday-Thursday

PLEASE NOTE THAT ADMINISTRATORS’ SCHEDULES VARY. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OUTSIDE OF THESE HOURS IF NEEDED. ~THANK YOU.

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Middle School Music Students Bring Home Gold!

The middle school music students came home from the music adjudication with THREE gold medals! All of our ensembles won gold! Our choir was 2 points away from winning platinum.

All of the ensembles did a great job and we were so lucky to have the help of parent chaperones. Thank you for supporting our awesome students!

~Alexis Stolarun, Middle School Music Teacher
Middle School Music Students Bring Home Gold!

The middle school music students came home from the music adjudication with THREE gold medals! All of our ensembles won gold! Our choir was 2 points away from winning platinum.

All of the ensembles did a great job and we were so lucky to have the help of parent chaperones. Thank you for supporting our awesome students!

~Alexis Stolarun, Middle School Music Teacher

2018-19 &  2019-20 School Calendars
Please click here to view the updated 2018/19 school calendar which reflects June 12th as the students last day of school. 

Please click here to view the H.W. Porter 2019/20 school calendar.
Mohegan Tribe Dance Performance
Please select the link below for the Mohegan Trib Dance Performance scheduled on 4/27/2019. 
    click here

Happy Friday to All!

Our Lost & Found area is overflowing and is becoming a safety hazard with the amount of clothing, lunch boxes, water bottles, Nike sneakers, gloves, pants, and shorts.

If you are attending “My Son Pinocchio” this evening, please look through the lost & found items on display in the lobby.  All items will be donated on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  Additionally, I have provided photos of some of the items

Thanks for your help with this! Have a fabulous Friday! Lost and found pic 7

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Porter News
See the latest edition of Porter News.  It includes info on Spring & Summer Camps, Free Parenting Classes and much more!
Peace At Home-FREE online Parenting Classes

Build Strong Connections!  Reduce Family Stress! Get Kids to Listen & Cooperate!  All without raising your voice! Select link for info on FREE Online Parenting Classes.

Porters' Shutterfly Storefront
Do you use Shutterfly to preserve those special moments?
Are you interested in raising funds to support Porter Students?
If you answered yes, please visit Porter.Shutterflystorefront.com. Porter will earn 8% on every order placed thru our storefront!
Paraeducator Of The Year

It’s that time again when we are inviting you to nominate Porter’s Paraeducator Of The Year for the 2019/20 school year. The selection committee has modified the nomination form in hopes that it will be easier for you to complete. There are only 4 questions and a great way for you to say “we appreciate you” to someone you feel is deserving of this recognition.

Porter News 3.14.19
Enjoy the latest edition of Porter News! It includes information about Special Student Recognition, Spring & Summer Camps, Spring Sports Registration, PK & Kindergarten Registration for the 2019/20 School Year and upcoming events in and around the Porter Community.
Celebrate St. Patrick's day on Friday
Everybody is Irish on Friday! Celebrate St. Patrick’s day by letting your inner Leprechaun out! Sunday is St. Paddy’s day...
Kindergarten Registration 2019/2020 SY

Horace W. Porter School
Kindergarten Registration
2019/2020 SY

Horace W. Porter School is beginning the registration process for students entering Kindergarten for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year.  For more information and to register your child click here.

 
Porter News 2.28.19
Select link to Porter News to see about events happening in and around our Porter Community!

Hope you are all staying warm in this "chilled-to-the-bone" weather! Personally, I'd like to see a little more snow...

Each year Porter sends a survey at the end of the year asking some questions about topics that are happening around the school.

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January 31, 2019 Porter News
Select link to Porter News to read about events coming up, PK & K registration for the 2019/2020 School Year, ordering Candy Grams, Yearbooks, Flu updates and lots more!
2019 Yearbook Order Forms
Select link for details and order form to get your 2019 Porter Yearbook...
Valentine Candy Grams

Student Council Candy Grams are on sale for $2.50 each. 

The order form is required to know who to send the candy gram to and which choice of candy to send.  

DEADLINE for ORDERS IS ONE WEEK AWAY on Tuesday, February 5th

Order forms can be found near Mrs. Zemantic, in the main office,  on the school website & below.

2019 Valentine Candy Grams

Kindness Challenge
Kindness Challenge

Dear Students and Families,

Have you been having a fantastic year? Has your teacher done something that helped make you successful? Are there special qualities that your child’s teacher possesses that make his or her classroom a special place to be? Please take a moment to reflect on how a teacher or faculty member has affected your child’s learning.

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Porter News 1.17.19
Check out the latest edition of Porter News! It includes lots of helpful links & dates for upcoming events in and around Porter!
Porter News January 3rd, 2019
Read the latest edition of Porter News to learn about things happening in and around Porter School.
Jewish Emissaries visit our 2nd grade classes
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Porter News 12.14.18
Select link to Porter News to see pictures and information about things going on in and around Porter School.
Spirit week next week!
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Cast List for Pinnochio Jr.
Congratulations to the Panther's Players! The cast list for Pinocchio Jr. has been posted. http://www.hwporter.org/drama/index.php
PJ DAY FRIDAY 12/14
Friday, December 14th is PJ Day for the Kids. Donate a $1 to wear PJ's! All proceeds benefit the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at CCMC.
Columbia BOE Meeting Dates
Porter News 11.29.2018
Select link to see Porter News for November 29, 2018
Basketball Practice Schedule

Basketball schedules will be available and sent home with players on Tuesday, November 27th. Practices until then are:

 Monday 11/26

Girls 3:30 - 6:00

Boys 3:30 - 5:00

 

Tuesday 11/27

Girls 3:30 - 5:00

Boys 3:30 - 6:00

On 12/14, students and staff are encouraged to wear pajamas to school with an optional donation of $1 or more.  All proceeds directly benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at CCMC. Please keep reading for other donation information...

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Harry Potter Bingo Night Rescheduled
Due to inclement weather tonight's Harry Potter Bingo is cancelled but will be rescheduled for a Friday January 11th.

Horace Porter PTO

Weather Today
Horace Porter will have a full day, but there will be no after school activities. Please contact the school if you have to share any messages with your child, otherwise all students will be sent home. Thank you.
Porter Calendar Reminders

No school tomorrow, 11/16 due to PD. 1:15 dismissal Monday-Wednesday due to conferences and Thanksgiving. No school 11/22 or 11/23.

AHM -  Important Topics Related to Parenting Teens
Please click here for "Parents Talk" from AHM Youth and Family Services.  This free workshop will address important topics related to parenting teens including vaping, drinking and substance abuse.
Free Online Parenting Classes
Please click here for registration information to participate in free online parenting classes sponsored by AHM Youth and Family Services.
Porter News 11.15.18
Select link to Porter News for November 15th, 2018. It includes pictures from Music Department, from Girls Championship Soccer Team, fun-exciting things happening in MS Science Classes as well as information for events in and around our Porter Community!
Holiday Drop & Shop

Student Council teamed up with NJHS & are hosting a holiday “DROP AND SHOP” evening on Friday, December 7th, 2018 from 6:00-8:45 for students grades K-4th. There will be arts & crafts, games, building structures, face painting, snacks & a movie for $7 per child.
Select link for registration form which is due Monday, 12/3/18

Transportation Safety Reminder
Please share this important safety information with your children. 
Click here.
Porter News 11.1.18
This latest edition of Porter News shares the results from the 2018 Halloween Costume Contest, as well as other info about things happening in and around the Porter Community.
SAVE THE DATE - BOE VOTE 12/3/2018
Click here to view the "Save the Date Notice" and access the Future Needs Documents in the link located at the bottom of the page.
SAVE THE DATE - BOE Vote 12/3/2018
Please click here for a notice and web link concerning Board of Education voting which will occur on Monday, December 3rd regarding maintaining H.W. Porter as a Pre-K to Grade 8 School and Maintaining High School Choice after 2022. 
Thank you.
Porter News 10.18.2018
Porter News- select to read about happenings in and around the Porter Community.
Unity Day
Unity Day- October 24th- Wear & share ORANGE in support of Bullying Prevention!
Coat Collection

The Columbia Leos are collecting coats for the WAIM Coat Closet!

A coat collection box will be in the lobby from Nov. 5th to Nov. 30th. 

Coats will also be collected at the Columbia Lion’s gazebo lighting on Dec. 2nd.

~Thank you!

Inclement Weather Procedures
Please click here for a letter related to procedures for weather related closings, delays and dismissals. 
Thank you.
Show your support to STOMP OUT BULLYING!!
Monday: Wear Blue
Tuesday: Wear Red
Wednesday: Wear Yellow
Thursday: Wear Purple
Friday: Dress to Impress Read More
Porter News October 4, 2018
Porter News September 20th, 2018
After School Homework Club Regsitration is open
Please follow the After School Programs link above. You can register online or contact Ms. DeFanti at kdefanti@hwporter.org to register for the homework club (note that it is different place than after school clubs). Homework club is available Monday-Thursday until 4:15pm. This sign up is for the first session which runs September 17 – Thursday, November 15 with no clubs on 9/25, 10/8-10/11, 11/12Thank you!
After School Club Registration is open
Please click on the link above to sign up for After School clubs or the registration form. Thanks!
Revised 2018-19 School Calendar
Please click here for a the latest revised 2018-2019 full school year calendar.
September 6th, 2018 Porter News
Maria Geryk - New Superintendent to be Elected Tonight
Please click here for a press release concerning the Board of Education's selection of Maria Geryk as our new Superintendent.
REVISED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULE 2018-19
Please click here to view the revised Board of Education Meeting Schedule.  
2019-2020 School Calendar has been approved!
Quarter 1 Honor Roll For HWP Middle School
Quarter One in done!  Click the link below to see our Honor Roll for this year's Middle School!  Congratulations too all who achieved this honor!
Quarter 1 Honor Roll
Holiday Drop & ShopSTUDENT COUNCIL, TEAMED UP WITH THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY, ARE HOSTING A HOLIDAY "DROP AND SHOP" EVENING  on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018  PORTER SCHOOL  6:00PM-8:45PM  FOR STUDENTS GRADES K-4TH  WE'LL MAKE ARTS AND CRAFTS,  PLAY GAMES, BUILD STRUCTURES  FACE PAINTING, ENJOY SNACKS AND A MOVIE  FOR $7.00 PER CHILD

STUDENT COUNCIL, TEAMED UP WITH THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY, & ARE HOSTING A HOLIDAY “DROP AND SHOP” EVENING
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018   6:00PM-8:45PM
FOR STUDENTS GRADES K-4TH
WE’LL MAKE ARTS AND CRAFTS, PLAY GAMES, BUILD STRUCTURES, FACE PAINTING, ENJOY SNACKS AND A MOVIE FOR $7.00 PER CHILD
Select link for registration form

Porter News November 1st, 2018
This edition of Porter News shares results from our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest, as well as other things going on in and around Porter.
School Spirit Week is Next Week!
Show your support to STOMP OUT BULLYING!!

Monday: Wear Blue
Tuesday: Wear Red
Wednesday: Wear Yellow
Thursday: Wear Purple
Friday: Dress to Impress Read More
School Spirit Week is Next Week!
Show your support to STOMP OUT BULLYING!!
Monday: Wear Blue
Tuesday: Wear Red
Wednesday: Wear Yellow
Thursday: Wear Purple
Friday: Dress to Impress Read More
School Spirit Week is next week!!
Show your support to STOMP OUT BULLYING!

Monday: Wear Blue
Tuesday: Wear Red
Wednesday: Wear Yellow
Thursday: Wear Purple
Friday: Dress to Impress Read More
School Spirit Week is next week!!! 

Monday: Wear Blue

Tuesday: Wear Red

Wednesday: Wear Yellow

Thursday: Wear Purple

Friday: Dress to Impress Read More