Principal News

  9/25/20 Good Afternoon and Happy Friday from Hatfield Elementary School,  We made it through the phase-in, and are poised to start with the full hybrid model on Tuesday. I want to thank everyone who has reached out with both positive and constructive feedback regarding their experience so far this year. It is vital that we hear from you about what is working and what...
  Good Afternoon and Happy Friday from Hatfield Elementary School!  We are officially one week into the new school year, and things are rolling. As with any new year, the first weeks truly are about getting systems and procedures in place so that operations are smooth throughout the school year. This year, establishing those pieces is more challenging than most. We appreciate...
  9/11/20 Good Afternoon from Hatfield Elementary School.  Here we are, New (school) Year’s Eve! It was so wonderful to see everyone at materials pick-up today. The beginning-of-year buzz was in the air and we start on Monday! I’d like to thank Stop and Shop of Northampton for donating 200 paper bags for materials distribution.  The parent letter has been updated (...
9/4/20 Good Afternoon from Hatfield Elementary School.  I know I’ve been saying this a lot as we have been working through the logistical maze that leads to the start of the year on 9/14, and I wanted to say it again: Thank you all for your support, words of encouragement, and most of all your patience as we have been developing, tweaking, and changing plans, class list, cohort...
  8/28/20 Happy Friday from Hatfield Elementary School!  What a great week it’s been with teachers starting up and working through the training days and planning. After a long time of organizing and planning for the start, it feels good to start doing- and there is a LOT to still do.  I wanted to start this week’s update with a very positive note. The PTA has agreed...
  8/21/20 Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,  Just a few updates today to keep everyone in the loop about reopening plans.  We have not sent out class cohorts yet. While all students have been assigned, there may be some personnel and student health concerns that require us to adjust and put the final touches on these lists. For this reason, and to avoid...
  8/14/20    Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,    In Harry Potter, there is such a thing as a “Time Turner” allowing someone to dial back time a bit in order to be more productive. I think all of us working on reopening plans could use a turn right about now! There are a number of questions that folks are asking and not quite as many answers. Here are a...
  8/7/20 Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,  I wanted to thank all of you who have attended the meetings, voiced your concerns and questions, and been part of the active decision making process as it relates to reopening plans in the fall. On Thursday, 8/6/20, the School Committee voted to reopen in September in a hybrid model for the 2020/21 school year, with a directive to...
7/31/20 Good Afternoon and Happy Friday!  It's hard to believe that we are at the end of July already. We've had another week of planning for reopening in the fall. On Monday, 7/27 we we held a community forum for input and questions. On Wednesday, 7/29 we held a panel and Q&A session with medical professionals from the area. On Thursday, 7/30 updates were provided to the School...
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday from Hatfield Elementary!  It’s been another week filled with planning here, but before we get to that I wanted to share a “Thank You” to the community. Since July 1, which at this point feels like ancient history, I have been made to feel welcomed and supported by everyone I have met in the community. Given the challenges ahead, feeling that way makes what...

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