Apr 08, 2021

Porter Spirit Earth Week April 12-16, 2021

Happy Earth Week Porter School! Join us 4/12 to 4/16 as we celebrate our Earth! Porter's NJHS & NJAHS will be co-hosting Spirit Week.

Monday 4/12- Beach Day
Tuesday 4/13- Animal Accessories
Wednesday 4/14- Trashin' Fashion [Recycled Items]
Thursday 4/15- Wear Earth Colors [Blue & Green]
Friday 4/16- Dress for your class theme

In addition, we will be taking $1 donations (or more) for two worthy non-profit charities: Earthplace (www.earthplace.org) in Westport, CT, and Foster Parrots/New England Wildlife Sanctuary in R.I. (www.fosterparrots.com). There was a major fire at Foster Parrots on April 1st, which took the lives of many beloved birds in their care. They could use our help.



Apr 05, 2021

Porter News

Porter News April 5, 2021



Apr 01, 2021

SBAC Testing Letter

Please read this SBAC testing letter from Mrs. Caputo regarding testing dates and times.
Mar 17, 2021


UCONN is offering an exciting opportunity to students who will be in 3rd or 4th grade, for the 2021-2022 school year, & are having difficulty with reading. It will be held on the UCONN Campus & is free.  See HERE for additional information

Mar 08, 2021

Family & Staff Letter March 6, 2021

Family & Staff Letter March 6, 2021.  Probable case of COVID19.
Mar 04, 2021

Family Letter - March 4, 2021

Family Letter:  Middle School Transition, Spring Conferences, SBAC & Porter loves to read

Mar 01, 2021

Family Letter February 26, 2021

Please see Middle School Family Letter from Superintendent, Maria Geryk.
Feb 22, 2021

Art-based activities for students to do from home from the New Britain Museum of American Art!

New Britain Museum of American Art is offering art based activities for students to do from home. Select HERE to visit website.
Feb 19, 2021

CSDE Professional Support Series for Families

A Virtual Conversation Series for Parents and Families on Supporting Children’s Learning during COVID-19
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is hosting a series of virtual conversations for parents and other caregivers who are managing children’s learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This series is a follow-up to a statewide town hall on December 8th where over 400 attendees asked questions and offered comments and suggestions that were used to inform the sessions below.   If you would like more information you can review  the CSDE Professional Series Support for Families informational flyer.
Jan 28, 2021

Kindergarten Registration for 2021/2022 School Year

Horace W. Porter School has begun the registration process for students entering Kindergarten for the upcoming 2021/2022 school year. Parents/guardians of children who will be 5 years old by December 31, 2021 are asked to complete the online Kindergarten Registration to enroll your child for the 2021-2022 School Year.  Once  your child's registration is complete you will receive notifications and further information regarding Kindergarten Orientation and Kindergarten screening dates.  If  you have any questions you can contact Tammy Nye at 860.228.9493 ext. 161 for more information. 

Jan 27, 2021

NJHS & NJAHS 100th Day Food Drive

In support of the Columbia Food Pantry, the Porter honor societies are sponsoring a food drive which will take place from Monday, February 1 to Thursday, February 25th. Students from grades kindergarten through 8th are invited to bring in food items to stock the pantry for families in need. Each grade level is being invited to reach 100 items of food by February 11 to commemorate our 100th day of school. Our goal is to restock the pantry and donate 900-1,000 food items!

Specific types of food the pantry needs are included HERE

Thank you for showing your Porter Pride and participating in this wonderful effort! 

Aug 26, 2020

Elementary Pick-Up

Dear Porter Families,
Thank you for the valuable information that you provided in the surveys regarding transportation access that was sent home in earlier weeks. As most of you are aware, the usual next step in the process is to complete a "Notes from Home" if your child is going to be a parent pick-up. In order to reduce paper and to increase efficiency in communication within the school, we are asking that you complete an electronic "Notes from Home" for parent pick up." Which can be found under the Parent Resources Link on this website.

Jul 13, 2020

Reopening Plan

Please review the Reopening Plan for updated communications throughout the summer. Thank you.