Superintendent's Newsletter

Dear Hatfield Community,     On March 29, Smith Academy is proud to be hosting "The Smith Sessions"  A series of workshops featuring experts addressing various topics ranging from issues involving social media to the college application process.  The evening will start with panelist  providing a general overview of their particular area of expertise followed by...
Dear Residents of Hatfield,     The following information was presented at the March 14, 2018 School Budget Hearing:     The overall proposed school budget for fiscal year 2019 is $5,661,605.74. This budget uses a total of $1,208,706.58 in offsets. The offsets include $952,664.47 from school-choice monies, $124,847.54 from federal grants, $84,694.57 from preschool...
Dear School Community, HEADS Up, a community-based group of volunteer adults and students dedicated to promoting and supporting mental health efforts here in Hatfield, has received a donation from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to charter a bus to transport both students and community members to the "March for our Lives" Rally in Boston on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  HEADS Up has asked...
Dear Members of the Hatfield Community, The Hatfield Planning Board held an informational gathering meeting on February 21, 2018 to hear input from Hatfield Town Officials and various stakeholders regarding the retail growing, manufacturing, and selling of recreational marijuana in Hatfield.  Below is what was shared with Committee members from the Hatfield Public Schools: February...
Dear Community Members, Special thanks to the parents, staff, and students who recently completed the Hatfield Public School wellness surveys.  The Wellness Policy subcommittee has compiled the data along with the latest Federal and State regulations for schools and sample policies from neighboring districts.   Based on the data and the research, the Subcommittee is developing...
Dear Community Members: The District Learning Team recently met to review the current District Improvement Plan for the Hatfield Public School District. The DLT is made up of members of the Hatfield School Committee, school administrators, and members of the Hatfield Teachers Association. The Team reviewed the progress the District has made addressing the goals outlined in the July 2016-June...
On behalf of the Hatfield Public Schools, I want to thank you for your commitment to all of our children. From parents & guardians to our many community partners, we are reminded during this holiday season to have an attitude of gratitude for all we have. Remember to spend time with those you love and take time to thank all of those who have had an impact on yours or...
     Dear Community Members:      It is my pleasure to announce that five 'Most Likely To Succeed" Grant applications have been approved to implement project-based initiatives within the Hatfield School District this year. The grant recipients include; Patty Benson, Preschool Teacher; Laura Hoey and Kim Robinson, Second Grade Teachers; Kevin Wall and Karen Guiel...
Dear Community Members,     I'd like to publically thank the Hatfield Education Foundation for their generous donation of over $8,000 to fund several grants at both the elementary school and Smith Academy this year.  Students in grades PK through grade 12 will greatly benefit from the programs and activities funded through the Foundation. Some of the funding includes $1,250 to...
Dear Parents and Guardians: This year, we are implementing a new program called LifeSkills Training. During the 2017-2018 school year, we will begin the program with our 7th grade students.  This is an evidence-based curriculum proven to target the fundamental reasons why students engage in behaviors that put them at risk. Rather than just teaching information about tobacco, alcohol,...

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