Principal News

  Dear Families,   Thank you to all the families/caregivers who came out to our first movie Lightyear last Friday!  It was so great to see so many students with blankets, sleeping bags, or sporting event chairs enjoying the movie!  Our next movie night is Friday, October 21st. Thank you to all who supported our book fair!  This money is used to...
Dear Families,   Thank you to all the families/caregivers who came out to our Open House last night!  It was so great to see all the positive energy as our students showed you their classrooms! Thank you to all who supported our book fair!  Tonight during the movie, is the last day to purchase books.  We’ll have another book fair in April....
Dear Families,   Thank you to families who’ve already completed and sent in the Free & Reduced Lunch Application.  Please note that even though meals will be free for all, it is very important for families to still complete the household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the 2022-2023 school year. You can view and complete the application here: Free &...
Dear Families,   We welcomed all our preschool and kindergarten students to school this week!   Thank you to all the families who came out to support our HES bus in the 3 County Fair!  It was unfortunate that we were the first eliminated, but there’s always next year!! Bus one has a longer route from Smith Academy, so it arrives a few minutes after...
Dear Families, Happy New Year!  Our school year has officially begun, and it’s been exciting to see all our returning students and meeting all our new students!  It is my plan to share information with you every Friday, so be looking for this weekly email. Thank you to those who alerted us that there’s an issue with the k12 alerts log in.  The company was contacted and...
Family Newsletter for May 27, 2022   The counselor and I have been visiting classrooms to support if needed regarding the Texas shooting.  So far, many classroom teachers have reported that students are not talking about it or raising questions.  There is a LOT happening in June as we wind down the school year! Thursday, June 2nd:...
Family Newsletter for April 29, 2022 Thank you for all the outreach and support as we process Dean’s passing.  Here are some additional resources our counselor wanted me to pass along; https://childrengrieve.org/resources/10-ways-to-help-a-grieving-child  https://www.cooleydickinson.org/programs-services/vna-hospice/the-garden/frequently-asked-questions/...
Dear Hatfield Elementary Families, First and foremost, I’d like to formally introduce myself.  I am Melissa Pitrat ( pee/traw) {straw without the ‘s’}  the new principal of HES!  I started my educational journey as a classroom teacher for twenty two years in grades first through third in both Northampton and Greenfield schools.  I became the Assistant Principal of Sheffield...
1.  Mrs. Pitrat will be joining Hatfield Elementary School on March 14th.  This will be her first official day.   2.  We have a Professional Development Day on Friday.  All of our K -6 Teachers will be working with a presenter on writing skills.  Our special educators will be working with Director Bremner and our Pre School Teachers will be working on...
2/4/22 Happy Friday from Hatfield Elementary School.  As you know, this is my last update as principal of Hatfield Elementary School, as Monday will be my first day as principal of Smith Academy. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to be principal at HES for the last 18 months. Though the pandemic has been trying for the school and the community, I have been...

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