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Hartford Public Schools Wellness Policy

 
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265) required that schools participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
 
(USDA) Child Nutrition Programs (National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, After-School Snack Program and Special Milk Program) establish a school wellness policy by the 2006-2007 school year. The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) conducted a review of school wellness policies in Connecticut schools using a school wellness policy assessment tool developed in partnership with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.
 
For additional information on Hartford Public Schools Wellness Committee or to express an interest in becoming a member of the committee, please contact the Operations Department at 860-695-8726.
 
2014-2015 Committee Members:
  • Kevin McCaskill, Chairperson, Director of Operations, Athletics & Special Projects
  • Lonnie Burt, Senior Director of Food & Child Nutrition Services
  • Brunella Ibarrola, Assistant Director of Nutrition
  • Dave Anderson, María C. Colón Sanchez School, Dean of Students
  • Deidre Tavera, Chief of Engagement & Partnerships
  • Deborah Chameides, Coordinator of Health Services
  • Winston Johnson, Director of Prevention & Intervention
  • Karla Cruz, Manager of Community & Family Engagement
  • Donald Slater, Chief of Operations
  • Dawn Crayco, Public Representative, End Hunger CT, 
  • Student Representative, Nursing Academy Hartford Public High School
 
 
To view the requirements of a Wellness Policy, or for additional information: www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&q=322438.
 
 

Política de Bienestar de los Estudiantes de las Escuelas Publicas de Hartford

 
La Ley de Nutrición Infantil y de Reautorización WIC de 2004 (Ley Pública 108-265) requiere que las escuelas que participan en los Programas de Nutrición Infantil del Departamento de Agricultura (USDA, por sus en inglés)  (Programa Nacional de Almuerzo en las Escuelas, Programa de Desayuno Escolar, Programa de Merienda Después de la Escuela y Programa Especial de Leche) hayan establecido una política de bienestar escolar para el año escolar de 2006-2007. El Departamento de Educación del Estado de Connecticut (CSDE, por sus siglas en inglés) revisó las políticas de bienestar escolar en las escuelas de Connecticut con un método de evaluación de las políticas de bienestar escolar desarrollado en colaboración con el Centro Rudd para Políticas Alimentarias y de Obesidad de la Universidad de Yale.
 
Para obtener información adicional acerca Comité de Bienestar de las Escuelas Públicas de Hartford o para expresar su interés en convertirse en un miembro de la comisión, por favor póngase en contacto con el Departamento de Operaciones llamando al (860) 695-8726.
 
Miembros del Comité de 2014-2015:
  • Kevin McCaskill, Chairperson, Director of Operations, Athletics & Special Projects
  • Lonnie Burt, Senior Director of Food & Child Nutrition Services
  • Brunella Ibarrola, Assistant Director of Nutrition
  • Dave Anderson, María C. Colón Sanchez School, Dean of Students
  • Deidre Tavera, Chief of Engagement & Partnerships
  • Deborah Chameides, Coordinator of Health Services
  • Winston Johnson, Director of Prevention & Intervention
  • Karla Cruz, Manager of Community & Family Engagement
  • Donald Slater, Chief of Operations
  • Dawn Crayco, Public Representative, End Hunger CT, 
  • Student Representative, Nursing Academy Hartford Public High School
 
 
Para ver los requisitos de una política de bienestar o para obtener información adicional: www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&q=322438.
 

 

About the 2014-2015 Climate & Connectedness Survey

 
 
Parents, staff members and students will have an opportunity this month to express their level of satisfaction with Hartford Public Schools when they respond to the confidential 2015 School Climate and Connectedness Survey.
 
The goal of the annual survey is to measure the environment and approval of the school system in areas, such as high expectations, school safety, school leadership, student involvement, respectful climate, caring adults, parent and community involvement, student behavior and learning.
 
Survey results are confidential and intended to help guide the district in improving every aspect of educating its students.
 
School administrators will begin to send paper versions of the parent survey in English and Spanish home with students during the week of March 9. Parents can also obtain copies of the survey in Nepalese, Arabic, Bosnian, Somali, Karen, Mandarin and Creole/French by calling or visiting their child’s school.
 
Staff members and students from third grade through 12th grade will be completing their versions of the survey online at designated times throughout the month of March and April.
 
Once the results are collected and analyzed, the results will be shared with principals.  In addition, results will be posted on the Hartford Public Schools website.

 

 

 

 

Teachers' Stories Project  Student Filmmaker Shamoya Hanson

My name is Shamoya Hanson, I was born in Hayes Clarendon, Jamaica. I am the youngest of my three siblings. I live in a very quiet part of Hartford, there’s never much happening in my area so I’ve become quite accustomed to a calmer lifestyle. Most of my time is spent at home with my family. I participate in three sports: volleyball, basketball, and tennis. I am a very outgoing person; I’m very friendly and love getting involved.  Academically I am very driven, I’ve been taught since I was younger that education is the key to everything - no words are truer. Attending JMA has been a pleasant experience, I have met so many amazing people and learned so much. The technology here is amazing and the freedom is even better. I’m almost at the end here at JMA and then it’ll be on to college, after that, the start of the rest of my life.

 

Teachers' Stories Project Student Filmmaker Lemuel Hall

I am Lemuel Hall. I was born In California, but I am from Hartford. I was raised on the north end of the city all my life. I grew up around Albany Avenue. I went to the Martin Luther King Jr School then to the Journalism & Media Academy at Weaver. I can be completely honest and say that I didn’t want to go to this school because it was at Weaver at the time with the worst reputation. In my years throughout school I can say I’ve met plenty of interesting people, not everyone that I met I’m guaranteed to remember their names - but I will remember their faces. As a student I know I can do great things if I put my best foot forward. I am going to graduate from JMA and go to college for business management. And five years from now I will be the CEO of my own company.

Teachers' Stories Project Student Filmmakers Odane Campbell & Elijah Williams

Odane Campbell

My name is Odane Campbell. I am a senior and a member of the Student Council. After high school, my plan is to spend two years at a community college then transfer to a four-year University and further my education by studying pre-med. I love sports. I love to help and try different things. I enjoy acting and making someone laugh and whenever they are having a really bad day, I try to cheer them up, even if I don’t know that person. I was born in Jamaica. All of my family is from Jamaica and for them to get over here, so that I could be here, was a difficult struggle. Now I’m here I want to make good use of every opportunity that comes my way.
 

Elijah Williams

Hi, I’m Elijah Williams. I was born in Hartford, however, I was raised in Atlanta. I now live with my grandparents and my uncle in Hartford. I would describe my high school years as consistent and hardworking. My most memorable class is Ms. Fitzgerald’s English class. I say that because I feel as if she was the main teacher that helped me succeed throughout my sophomore year. Ms. Fitzgerald has been an influential teacher throughout my high school life because she taught me to live life freely but also get a proper education.  I love music. My career goal is to be a successful audio engineer. I see myself ten years from now being a successful worldwide music engineer and most likely owning my own business. I would like my business to help misunderstood youth enjoy, play and create music and help make their dreams come true.