Special Events

Learn more about special events that happen throughout the year at Bugbee School!

International Night

Each spring the Bugbee community comes together to celebrate the different countries that represent the families at Bugbee School. The evening includes information booths about each country, performances, activities and traditional foods. 

Field Day

Field Day takes place in May each school year. K-2 and 3-5 Students are divided into 14 groups and rotate through stations on the front field that are led by teachers and parent volunteers. Each grade level group (K-2 & 3-5) participates for a half a day of activities and then the entire school comes together for a Battle of the Teachers at the end of the day. 

Art Show

Each May our school lobby and halls are transformed into an art museum showcasing art work students created during art classes. 

Tournament of Books

Bugbee’s school-wide tournament begins March 1st and the final book title and winner is announced the Friday before April vacation. The tournament winner will feature a special Bugbee Book of the Year seal created just for us! The 16 picture books are chosen by Library Media Specialist Liz Nascimento and feature some newer, diverse titles from our Library. This event is a huge hit with teachers, students and families!

Reading Under the Stars

Reading Under the Stars is a family literacy night typically held the last week of September/first week of October. Families meet on the Bugbee front lawn with a flashlight, blanket and favorite books. Families and teachers enjoy each other’s company as we listen to special guest readers and read a book or two with our own families.

Each year, West Hartford Public Library Children’s Librarians are available if you would like to sign up for a library card. If you would like to sign up, please remember to bring your Driver’s License with you.

Hope to see you reading under the stars with our Bugbee family!

Artists in Residence

Bugbee students have opportunities to experience different artists in residence throughout the year. 

Bridgewater Chocolate Grant: African Artist in Residence Won-Ldy Paye Kristen Pildis, Lead Teacher & Patti Farquhar, Shirley Green 

Our African Artist in Residence program is an enriching cultural experience that would immerse three classes of First Grade students at Bugbee Elementary School in many aspects of West African culture. Won-Ldy Paye is a captivating performer, artist and children's book author who brings his many talents to life through his teaching. His teachings will help students to make cultural connections, introduce story elements in their Reading and Writing units of study and enhance their Social Studies content learning. Students will participate in hands-on activities involving teamwork with music, listening and speaking, storytelling, map skills and art. His week long residence will conclude with a culminating student performance for families to enjoy.