Principal News

Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,  Another quiet and busy week here at Hatfield Elementary! It's hard to believe it has only been two and a half weeks! It was wonderful to see some of out Pre K students in the summer program coming in! As a reminder, now that the program is running, we have to ask that the public stay off of the PK playground, as it is used for instruction....
  7/10/20 Good afternoon, and Happy Friday.  I am writing to you having completed my first full week as principal of Hatfield, and I have to say, it feels great. All of the folks I have met and been able to talk with have been incredibly welcoming and positive. I feel, as I'm sure you do, incredibly fortunate to be part of this community.  The big topic dominating the...
Dear HES Families, Hello everyone!  As we see our final day of the 2019-2020 school year on the horizon, I hope your family is heading into the weekend happy and healthy.  This remote learning experience has been a trying one for all of us.  You, as parents, became your child's teacher as well as their parent while trying to work from home.  We, as educators, tried to...
Dear HES Families, Hello everyone!  As we head into the final full week of school, I have lots to talk about today, so please read on. COMMUNITY SURVEY - The district has established a District Leadership Team for the purpose of planning for the opening of school in the fall. The team is being co-facilitated by Superintendent Robert, and incoming superintendent Dr. Martin McEvoy. The...
Dear HES Families, Hello everyone!  The weekend weather is shaping up to be beautiful, and I hope your family can enjoy it. We started the process this week for families to gather their student's belongings at school.  Each grade level has an assigned day for pick-up between the hours of 7:30am and 12:00pm.  The items will be spread out on the sidewalk outside the front of...
Dear HES Families, Good afternoon everyone!  I hope your family has been able to enjoy the beautiful weather this week.   In meetings with our teachers this week, it sounds like many families and students are experiencing a "fatigue factor" with remote learning.  The newness of the process has faded,  and as remote learning has become old hat, motivation to complete...
Dear HES Families, Happy weekend everyone.  I hope our families are well.  I read an article this week about looking at the bright side of being quarantined at home with loved ones.  As you would expect, one positive is the quality time families are able to spend with one another.  My hope for our HES families is that this time together has brought you closer in a positive...
I hope our families have had a happy and healthy week.  It's hard to believe that we are in the second week of May, and only have five more weeks of school! It's also difficult to believe that we have completed eight weeks of remote learning.  Since schools closed on March 13, we have gone from enriching activities, to review assignments, to focussing on critical standards.  All...
Dear HES Families,  I hope everyone is safe and healthy on this first day of May.  I am looking forward to the warmer days that the month of May is likely to bring us.  If we need to keep our distance from one another, it sure is easier to do it outside! On Friday of last week the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shared a document entitled "...
Dear HES Families, I hope that you are well and enjoying the increasing signs and scents of Spring wherever you live. On Tuesday we received the sad news that HPS will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Although the news was expected, it was still a very difficult pill to swallow.  The realization that our students would not have closure to their school year was...

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