Principal News

  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...
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...

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