Welcome to Bugbee Elementary School!
Kelly Brouse, Principal
Katie Feldman, Curriculum Specialist
1943 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-929-5500 Fax: 860-236-2486
The Foundation's mission is to provide financial support for educational projects, programs, and initiatives that will enhance and enliven the classroom experience and promote excellence in West Hartford Public Schools.
The Foundation raises funds from individuals, businesses, and civic groups in the community as well as alumni nationwide. Gifts of $1,000 or more entitle the donor to honor an individual, business or civic group by having the Foundation name a grant. Once a year, certified teachers throughout the school district are invited to apply for grants ranging from $200 to $3,000 for a project that will enhance student experience, complement the curriculum and demonstrate educational merit. A Foundation committee reviews the applications with the teacher's name and school removed. After approval by the Foundation board, awards are presented in late spring of each year.
For more information or to apply for a grant, visit The Foundation's webpage HERE.
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Grants Awarded to Bugbee School this year:
Carson Family Foundation Grant: Reading From A to Z
Patti Farquhar, Lead Teacher & Shirley Green, Rachel Nelson, Kirsten Pildis, Lindsay Bougor, Valerie Hansen, Suzanne Atwood
This grant funds the purchase and implementation of a 12-month Reading A to Z and Raz-Kids on-line subscription to support and enhance grades 1 and 2 reading instruction and individual reading opportunities. Combining technology with the ability to set up individual accounts based on reading level, the program provides resources for fiction and nonfiction texts and related questions that address the assessment elements covered by the grade level curriculum. The program will be used both by individuals and in small group instruction at Bugbee Elementary School and can be utilized at home by students for further individual use or with a parent / caregiver.
Margaret N. and Adrian Selby Grant: A Cultural Experience with Won-Ldy Paye
Kristen Pildis, Lead Teacher & Patti Farquhar, Lindsay Bougor
This African Artist-in-Residence program is an enriching cultural experience that will immerse three classes of first grade students at Bubgee Elementary School in many aspects of African culture during the 2018-2019 school year. Won-Ldy Paye is an award winning children's book author, performer and artist who captivates both young and old with his many talents. He will visit each classroom where students will learn about and participate in activities involving West African (Liberian) art, music and storytelling. This residency will support our school's teaching of social studies and the English/Language Arts Common Core Standards as well as provide students with a diverse cultural experience. This experience with an African artist in-residence will provide students with an opportunity to develop greater cultural awareness and an appreciation of other cultures. Students will also be able to explore and examine maps, give and follow cardinal directions, and chart a path from one location to another through work with the African continent map.
Bugbee In The News
- International Night 2018: A highlight of the year for our community! Check out some pictures from our event in The Courant and the article in We-ha.com.
- Gratitude Campaign: Check out this article about Bugbee's 'Look for the Good' project led by 5th graders.
- Hurricane Relief: Bugbee students connect with schools in Texas and Florida to raise funds after the hurricane. Read the story here.
- Crosstown Connections Through Music: Check out this West Hartford Press article about how Bugbee and COIA students collaborated in a virtual music community!
- Bugbee was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2013! U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan recognized Bugbee School as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2013! The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements toward those standards. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in outstanding schools.