What's Happening in the Bobcat Den:

Our local school have been doing some great things!

posted Feb 14, 2018, 9:29 AM by Christine Gifford

In celebration of the wonderful work going on in OSSU. Check out the blog form Center for an Agricultural Economy.

Preschool Registration

posted Feb 1, 2018, 10:46 AM by Christine Gifford

Preschool Registration begins on Thursday, February 1st. Stop by the office to pick up a registration packet!

Preschool Registration Guidelines for children in the towns of Craftsbury, Greensboro, Hardwick, Stannard, Wolcott, and Woodbury

Registration opens on February 1, for the 2018-2019 preschool year. Area preschools have limited slots, with some programs giving preference to 4 year-olds. Early submission of your registration increases the likelihood of receiving a slot in the program of your choice. In order to register, you must provide child’s proof of residency, child’s current and updated immunizations or exemption form, and child’s birth certificate.

Parents/guardians who seek a prequalified program* need to contact that program as well as register at the school in their town of residence.

The full list of prequalified providers is available at http://www.brightfutures.dcf.state.vt.us

*Under Act 166, children who are 3 or 4 by September 1, 2018, are entitled to 10 hours/35 weeks of no-cost-to-you preschool education that is provided in a prequalified program.

Acceptance is determined in the spring.

A note from our Health office!

posted Jan 24, 2018, 5:41 AM by Christine Gifford

Discover Girl Scouts!

posted Jan 22, 2018, 9:50 AM by Christine Gifford

Discover Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts will be holding a free information session for girls and their Parents/Caregivers on Wednesday, January 31st from 6-7pm in the Library.

Northeast Kingdom Warrior Soccer Club

posted Jan 18, 2018, 6:21 AM by Christine Gifford

Northeast Kingdom Warrior Soccer Club plays in the Vermont Soccer League and is comprised of players from Cabot, Hardwick, Greensboro and surrounding areas. If you are interested in signing your child up please see the attached file for more information.

We're on Facebook!

posted Jan 16, 2018, 12:25 PM by MaryKate Crum   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 12:30 PM ]

Hardwick Elementary School is now on Facebook! Find our page at www.facebook.com/hardwickelementaryschoolbobcats 

We will keep updates and announcements on our website but we are now expanding to social media to help get the word out about the events at HES! 

Luminary Lantern Parade

posted Dec 15, 2017, 9:59 AM by Christine Gifford

Luminary Lantern Parade

Twas the night before River of Light, and all thru the art room  
Not a lantern was glowing, not even the moon.
The luminaries were hanging from the ceiling with care
in hopes that the students would soon be there.
Tea lights were dangling all snug in zip bags
with visions of brightness and shadows moving in zigs and zags.
Mrs. LeCours had just removed her smock for the day,
and all the children went off to their homes to rest and play
when all of a sudden the lights blinked on one by one.
Was it magic or lack of sleep, the classroom was as bright as the sun.
Anticipating the joy of celebratory parade 
the structures created were all hand made.
So with a full heart and kind smile come see 
a lantern parade performed by the Hardwick Elementary community.

Community Gathering

posted Dec 15, 2017, 9:45 AM by Christine Gifford

We will be holding a Community Gathering on the morning of December 22nd. We will be having a presentation of the Bobcat of the Month and the student's will be voting on a staff Ugly Sweater Contest!

Mitten Tree!

posted Dec 12, 2017, 12:17 PM by MaryKate Crum   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 8:53 AM ]

We would like to send a huge thank you to Brochu's Tree Farm in Hardwick for donating this tree to our school so we could have a successful mitten tree! The 4th Graders did an outstanding job on getting the tree filled for the Hardwick Food Shelf! Hats off to all of them!

River Of Light Parade

posted Dec 12, 2017, 11:18 AM by MaryKate Crum

River Of Light Information!

**Children may not be dropped off at the concert/event- An adult must accompany all children**

Arrival At The Event:

Arrive at the gym- All students should meet with their class/teachers inside the gym.

Please do not go to classrooms!!

Parents: Please keep your children’s gear with you in your seat.


Each grade(preschool-6th grade) will perform a song- it is estimated that the concert will last between 30-40 minutes.

Students should stay with their class until the concert is finished.

River of Light Lantern Parade:

Students will be called by their class to go and meet with their parents/the adult with them and gather their lanterns

IMPORTANT: Children must walk with the adult that brought them to the concert- students will not be walking with their class!!

Safety Reminder: Always use crosswalks and cross when directed! Hardwick Police Department will be closing roads to ensure our safety for the walk! No Jaywalking please!

After The Walk:

Willow Poles: Please return all of the poles to the buckets outside of the school after the walk!!

Lanterns: The lanterns and lights are for the students to keep- If they do not want them, please have them donated back to the school! Please don’t throw them away!!

What to Wear:

Thursday is supposed to be very cold ( the highest temperature of the day is 11 degrees!)

Please bring tons of layers for the walk! Again- parents/adults are asked to hold onto their children’s outdoor clothing during the concert performance!

We hope to see you all Thursday Night!!

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