August 11, 2022

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year.  I am honored to be serving the community as principal of Hurlbutt Elementary. As we move closer to the first day of school you will be receiving more information about the coming school year.  Hurlbutt utilizes email as our primary method of communication with families.

Teacher Information
The parent portal on PowerSchool is where you will access your child’s teacher assignment and bus information.  We will notify you when the portal reopens to families later in August.  If you have a child entering preschool, kindergarten, or are new to Weston and you haven’t already established a PowerSchool parent portal account, you will be able to do that once the portal reopens later in August.   If you registered over the summer you should have received instructions via email from our registrar, Laurie Eagle, with a username/password.

Website/School Supplies
Our website contains valuable information including a recommended school supply list which can be found under the academic tab of Hurlbutt.  https://westonps.org/schools/hurlbutt-elementary-school/academics/  Click on the grade level to see the supply lists.

Meet the Teacher
Monday, August 29 is our Meet the Teacher event.  This is an opportunity for you and your child to visit the classroom, meet the teacher, see other classmates and drop off school supplies.
12:00-12:45pm: ELC and Kindergarten
1:00-1:45pm: First Grade
2:00-2:45pm: Second Grade

First Day of School
The first day of school is Tuesday, August 30 and is a full day of school.
School hours are 8:30am-3:15pm.  Our ELC (preschool) hours are 8:30am-1:15pm.

Arrival Information
We encourage the use of the bus for transportation. Bus information will be available to you in your parent portal once the portal reopens for the school year.  If you decide to drive your child to school, please arrive by 8:15 to allow for the drop off process.  School staff will be at the main entrance to help you safely through the drop off procedure and to help students to their classroom.  You must remain with your car at all times.  Please do not park in the parking lot.  More information will be provided about traffic patterns and procedures as we get closer to the first day.

Dismissal Manager
School Dismissal Manager (SDM) is the online program you will use to inform us of your child’s dismissal plans.  If you are a new parent, you will be receiving a credential letter from SDM next week.  Here is the SDM link:  School Dismissal Manager

PTO: Parent Teacher Organization
We are fortunate to have a very supportive and talented PTO.  Registration for the PTO will be opening soon.  The PTO enriches the lives of our community, and you will find them to be a valuable resource.  Please visit their website, www.westonpspto.org.  Our PTO president this year is Stephanie Feingold.

After School Activities
Weston and the surrounding community has many after school activities and programs. Weston Youth Services and Weston Park and Recreation are two that hold classes at Hurlbutt.  Check the town website for more information and follow the Our Community link on the website. https://www.westonct.gov/

The Weston/Westport YMCA is offering before and after school childcare with transportation.  See the link for more information if you need childcare. https://westporty.org/programs-services/school-age-child-care-programs-2022-2023/

Important Dates and Information
* Teacher letters will be mailed to families the week of August 22.  Name tags are included for ELC and Kindergarten students.
* Information for students in grades 1 and 2 who are new to Weston Schools.   New First and Second Grade Students Information
* Nutrislice is an online program for ordering lunch daily.  Nutrislice FAQS
* MySchool Bucks is a convenient way to pay for school lunch. MySchoolBucks
* School Dismissal Manager (SDM) is the online program you will use to inform us of your child’s dismissal plans.  If you are a new parent, you will be receiving a credential letter from SDM next week.  Here is the SDM link:  School Dismissal Manager
*The parent portal opens the week before school starts. Date coming soon!

Back to School Night Dates:
ELC and Kindergarten on September 7
Grade 1 and 2 on September 14

We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Sincerely,

Laura Kaddis
Principal