Principal's Welcome

Dear Hubbard School Parents and Families,

Welcome to the advent of another fantastic year at Hubbard School! As the summer days of 2022 wane into fond memories, the excitement and adventures of a new school year come into sharper focus. Our educational community can’t wait to see what amazing new memories and achievements 22-23 has to offer! The school is renewed, revitalized, and rejuvenated as the beautiful, unique personalities, talents, and joyful spirits of our children arrive on August 25th. Their individual and collective contributions to Hubbard comprise the “heartbeat” and purpose of our work as a positive, collaborative educational family.

As a school and district community of learners, we strive to grow, progress, and improve each day. Enriched by an environment of expectation, support, care, and understanding, your children amaze us on a daily basis. We are committed to providing them with the best possible opportunities at the elementary level in contribution to their K-12 experience in the Berlin Public Schools. Our belief is nested and articulated in our shared commitment to cultivate:

Kind, compassionate citizens who listen, understand, and act with both empathy and respect, knowing that what they do affects others.

Mindful and responsive collaborators who contribute ideas and listen to others’ perspective to consider courses of action to accomplish a shared goal.

Effective communicators who share information, ideas, points of view, and/or feelings in a clear, precise, and thoughtful manner appropriate for audience and purpose.

Resilient and discerning problem solvers who investigate a question, explanation, or challenge by developing an informed, flexible plan of action to construct solutions or offer conclusions.

Innovative, imaginative designers who develop, test, and refine ideas by experimenting with techniques and tools to reach a desired outcome.

Our work together is grounded in an unwavering commitment to the PURPOSE, PASSION, and PRIDE driving our efforts and educational decisions.

PURPOSE: Students and educators must feel that their work has purpose and meaning. Developing critical, lifelong skills is work that matters. As a school and district, we will build shared understanding of and commitment to student achievement of the Berlin Learner Outcomes.

PASSION: Berlin students and educators care deeply about their work. As part of a learning community, they teach, inspire, motivate and learn from one another. As a school and district, we cultivate a strong learning culture for both educators and students.

PRIDE: Education is a community responsibility. Students and educators benefit from the support of parents and community members. As a school and district, we strive to enhance community partnerships to support student learning.

Hubbard’s talented staff works diligently and collaboratively to provide a standards-based curriculum for approximately 225 students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Through shared commitment, common vision, and a unifying educational philosophy, the professional community at Hubbard seeks to support every child on his/her own pathway to success. By providing a structured, respectful, nurturing learning environment defined by rigor and positive reinforcement students thrive in academic, social, and emotional arenas. Children are provided numerous learning opportunities and experiences in the aforementioned areas, resulting in both personal and collective growth and achievement.

As part of our ongoing efforts to continue to provide the most impactful experiences for the children and families we serve, we will continue forward with our commitment to implementing RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. RULER is also an acronym for the skills of emotional intelligence: Recognizing emotions, Understanding emotions, Labeling emotions, Expressing emotions, and Regulating emotions. Research from the field of emotion science finds that children who understand and manage their feelings make more responsible decisions, have stronger relationships, and perform better in school. RULER helps students, and the adults in their lives, to learn about and manage their emotions. This is important for success in nearly every aspect of our lives and for our overall wellbeing.

The school website provides a wealth of ongoing, pertinent information for all members of the educational community. Please check the website frequently for information and updates within academic, curricular, social, and community arenas, as well as, important dates, events, and announcements from the Hubbard PTO and school staff/administration.

Thank you for your time, interest, and support,

Alfred Souza III

Hubbard School Principal


Alfred Souza


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