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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


34 Highland Street
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-231-2100
Fax: 860-231-2107

Steven J. Cook, Principal 

Welcome to Bristow

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Daily Announcements and Weekly Activities!

Bristow Middle School Unites

For Puerto Rico

Students and staff at Bristow Middle School in West Hartford came together to show support for the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Through fundraising efforts organized by Spanish teachers Ashley Kneidel, Dawn Manogue, and Sasha Cordero, Bristow raised $1637.00

Students purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win gift cards and exciting prizes including a fiesta with churros and gym time with friends. Many students were willing to donate $1 per ticket for a chance to throw a pie at Bristow’s principal Steve Cook and several classroom teachers. Students and staff also donated to participate in a Spirit Day and wore pajamas and crazy socks to school.

The funds went to Unidos Por Puerto Rico,an initiative set up by Puerto Rico’s First Lady Beatriz Rosselló to provide funds for the relief efforts following the devastating hurricane on September 20.

Bristow students collected funds for Puerto Rico each morning last week as kids arrived to school.

To all students who are interested in auditioning for Legally Blonde Jr:

A mandatory meeting will take place on Friday, October 27 from 3:00-4:00 in the choir room.

Audition tips and information will be shared as well as the audition permission slips. Students must attend the meeting in order to audition for the musical.

Click here for the Bristow Players Website!

Do you participate in After School Activities? Do you ride the Late Bus? CLICK HERE!

These students have art work at Town Hall!

The Bristow Turkey Trot is FRI. 11/10 @ 3:30 pm

Click here for the registration form!


If your child is new to the school or was absent on original picture day, please have them come to camera on make-up day. You may also purchase a package on this day. (Check with office for order forms.) Retake Policy: There is no fee for retakes due to technical or printing problems. Retakes are available for clothing changes, hair style changes or expressions.

There is a $5 fee and the original package must be undamaged, complete, and returned on retake day. **NOTE** Retake image will automatically replace original image for yearbooks and orders. Any questions please call us…. Thank you. YCSchoolPhotos@aol.com ~ Yolanda ~ (860) 259-5510

Notes from the Nurse:

Welcome back. I hope all the students had a relaxing and healthy summer. I would like to remind you of a few policies as we start the new school year.

Every effort should be made to have any medications given at home. If this is not possible, remember that ALL medications, including non-prescription medications (Tylenol and Ibuprofen), require written authorization from a doctor and parent in order for me to administer medication to your child in school. (Please remember that we do not supply the medication). Students may carry their own asthma inhalers with a completed authorization form on file in the nurse’s office. You may obtain an authorization form directly from me or you can print it from Bristow’s website, click on Nurse located in the left hand column.

Over the next month, I will be conducting scoliosis screenings for girls in 7th grade and boys in 8th grade only. The purpose of this screening program is the early identification of spinal curvature so that your child’s primary care provider can confirm the curve and treatment be initiated. The State of Connecticut no longer requires middle schools to screen for vision and hearing deficits. However, the town of West Hartford will continue to provide vision screenings in 7th grade. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s vision or hearing, you may contact the school nurse for an in-school evaluation or your primary care provider. Parents will be notified only if the findings require further evaluation from your physician.

Connecticut requires all sixth grade students to have a physical examination done by your child’s primary care provider during either the fifth or sixth grade school year. The State of Connecticut now requires the following immunizations in order to enter seventh grade: Menactra (meningitis), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), and a second Varicella (chicken pox). Please assure that your child is adequately immunized. Your child’s completed exam and proof of required immunizations need to be in the nurse’s office by June 30, 2018 in order for you child to be admitted into seventh grade.

If you have any questions, please contact me, Julie Schwartz, at 860-929-5210

Click Here for the Family Handbook

Click Here for Info About 2017-2018 Bristow Clubs or Activities!

Have Questions About the Enrollment Process?

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Bristow Upcoming Events

  • October 2017
    • TueOct17 Family Art Night 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • MonOct23 Family Fun Night 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • ThuOct26 6th Grade Quest Trip to Town Hall 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • FriOct27 HS Options Fair 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • FriOct27 Mandatory meeting for Drama - choir room 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • FriOct27 PTO Halloween Dance 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • MonOct30 Snow Date - HS Options Fair (KPM) 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • November 2017
    • ThuNov02 Band MidFest at Conard/Orchestra MidFest at Hall (8th graders) 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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