Principal News

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...
Dear HES Families, I hope everyone has had a safe, and healthy week.  For me it's been gratifying to see the incredible work being done by our students and staff.  Students have been sharing photographs of their outdoor adventures, completing and uploading assignments to google classroom, and participating in virtual class meetings.  It shows me that even when hit with adversity...
Dear Hatfield Elementary Families    I hope that you continue to enjoy good health and are finding balance in your lives as we navigate these turbulent times.    We have been transitioning into our Remote Learning plan this week with all classes in grades K-6 having created a Google Classroom. Your child’s teacher is using the Google Classroom for sharing...
Dear Hatfield Elementary Families,  I hope you are staying healthy and are able to manage the situation in which we find ourselves.  I know for me daily video chats with my daughter and grandson, and staying connected with friends and colleagues is making everything tolerable.    After Governor Baker’s announcement that schools would be closed until at least May 4,...
I hope all of our Hatfield Elementary families had a safe and enjoyable holiday vacation, and that the new year will bring you all that you would hope for.  It was a particularly long break, but the students seem to have settled in nicely, and are back to the business of learning.  The winter concert seems so long ago, but it was only a week ago in “school days”.  As I mentioned...
I, along with pretty much every other human at Hatfield Elementary, am thinking about Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow.  My wife and I will be driving out to Pittsfield to spend the day with my daughter, her husband, and our beautiful ten month old grandson.  Can’t wait! As I walk through the halls of our school, or listen to the buzz of activity in the outer office, I can’t help but...

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