Back to School

Back to School

It will be Back to School time before you know it! The new school year begins on Tuesday, August 28th.

Every child should be there on Day One. If you have any questions about preparing your child for school, contact the Hartford Public Schools Welcome Center at 860- 695-8400, or visit at 960 Main Street in downtown Hartford.

Questions? 860-695-8400 Call today!

HPS Back to School Events

We welcome everyone to join us at our Back to School Celebrations! Download and share our flyer!

School Supplies . Backpacks . Lunch . Games

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

In partnership with Youth on Fire          
Parker Memorial Community Center
2621 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06120

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center @ Pope Park,
30 Pope Park Drive, Hartford, CT 06106


Community Back to School Events

August 20th through the 24th. NOT ON THURSDAY, 8/23!!!

Hartford Public Schools Health Services will be holding school-based summer clinics including free school-entry physicals and immunization
Appointments can be made by calling 860-695-8780.
For more information, visit

Saturday August 25, 2018

The Urban League of Greater Hartford invites you to “First Day, the Right Way”
11am to 2pm at 140 Woodland St., Hartford, CT.
Join them for a free family friendly summer event.

Hartford Police Hispanic Officers Association needs your help collecting back-to-school supplies
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Hartford Police Department 253 High Street, Hartford
For more information call Tamara at (860) 830-7348 or Hector Dones at (860) 655-0212

Microsoft Store Westfarms Back to School RALLY
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (line starts at 11:30AM)
Westfarms Mall, Farmington CT


School Based Events

*Contact the individual school listed for more information.

School Name Event Date Phone Information
Annie Fisher Montessori Meet and Greet 27-Aug 860-695-3560 Meet teachers, visit classrooms
Annie Fisher STEM Meet and Greet 27-Aug 860-695-5040
ASA Back to School Meet and Greet 22-Aug 860-695-2400  meet teachers, class lists, newsletter, attendance info
Betances Early Reading Lab Back to School event 27-Aug 860-695-2840
Betances STEM Back to School event 27-Aug  860- 695-2970 CBOs, food trucks, etc.
Breakthrough North Picnic 8/22 or 8/23  860-695-6380 All students
Breakthrough South Meet and Greet/Parents as Partners 8/21, 8/22 and 9/5 860-695-5700 8/21 PreK/K info session; 8/22 Meet and Greet; 9/5 Parents as Partners
Burns LSA Welcome Back Celebration 27-Aug 860-695-2840 Celebration includes CBOs
Burr Back to School Ice Cream Social TBD 860-695-3080 School supplies, ice cream social
Classical Magnet Orientation 27-Aug 860-695 9100 Orientation for all students, schedules distributed, uniform vendors
High School Inc. Freshman Orientation 1st week of August 860-695-7100 Joint with JMA
HMTCA Ice Cream Social 23-Aug 860-695-7200 Yearly event in the evening, meet and greet, information tables, uniform vendors
JMA Freshman Orientation 1st week of August 860-695-7564 Joint with High School Inc.
Kennelly Ice Cream Social 27-Aug 860-695-3860 Yearly event; incldues Kinder orientation and Meet and Greet
Kinsella Ice Cream Social 22-Aug 860-695-4140 Tour school, meet teachers
Mary Hooker Ice Cream Social 23-Aug 860-695-3760 Yearly event
McDonough Bridge Program 21-Aug 860-695-4260 New students 8/21 – Bridge Program, i.e. tours
MD Fox BBQ and Give Away 24-Aug 860-695-7790 BBQ and give away.- finalizing details
Milner Back to School Cookout 22-Aug 860-695-4380
Moylan Backpack Giveaway 19-Aug 860-695-4500 Backpacks, supplies, etc.
Moylan Montessori Meet and Greet 27-Aug 860-695-2600 8/27 Meet and Greet and week prior walkthrough for families
Noah Webster Meet and Greet 27-Aug 860-695-5380
Parkville Meet and Greet 22-Aug 860-695-4720 For all students
Pathways Welcome Back BBQ – tentative End of September 860-695-9450  Welcome Back BBQ end of September at Goodwin Park
PreK Magnet Meet and Greet 27-Aug 860-695-5823 Meet and Greet with teachers, visit classrooms, etc.
Sanchez Back to School Cookout 27-Aug 860-695-4940 Backpack giveaway
SAND Back to school events 8/22 and 9/6 860-695-3500 Orientation for all students on 8/22 and Welcome Back Celebration on 9/6
SMSA Info Session/Orientation 27-Aug 860-695-6900 Information Session for 6th and 9th graders; tour the school; schedules
West Middle Back to School event 22-Aug 860-695-5480 At BGC from 1-3, Meet and Greet, schedules, CBOs
Wish Back to School event 27-Aug 860-695-5600


Saturday August 4th, 2018

Old School Riders 7th Annual Back-to-School Bookbag Run
12:00pm to 4:00pm at Our Lady of the Sorrows
16 Greenwood St., Hartford CT
Adults must have an ID; children must be present to receive a loaded book bag

Hartford Health’s 3rd Annual Back-to-School Community Health Fair
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Parker Memorial Family Center
2621 Main St., Hartford CT
First 100 youth are guaranteed backpacks (LIMIT: 2 youth per household)

National Night Out’s 35th Anniversary
5pm to 9pm at Ruby Long Playground
1 Nahum Drive, Hartford, CT
Contact Blue Hills NRZ Chairwoman
Chairwoman Donna Thompson-Daniel at 860 266 5039.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hartford Public Schools in partnership with Youth on Fire present a Neighborhood Back-to-School Celebration
12pm to 3pm at Parker Memorial Family Center
2621 Main St., Hartford, CT
There will be school supplies, games, lunch, and more

Iglesia Templo Fe presents a Back to School Rally
10am to 1pm at 1019 Broad Street, Hartford CT
Entertainment, school supplies and more.

Wednesday, August 16, 2018

Community Health Services will be hosting a Community Health Fair
500 Albany Ave., Hartford, CT
Back to School supplies
Child must be present to receive book-bag redemption card.

Saturday August 18, 2018

There will be a Community Block Party at 20 Battles
11am to 6pm at 20 Battles St., Hartford, CT
FREE for Families!
Back-to-school supplies and more will be available on a first come first serve basis






Click to open flyers, below.