December 2017

(Image: SA Student Council)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope our December newsletter finds you and your family doing well!

Our delayed start bus pilot schedule went smoothly. Thank you for your support as we continue to explore this schedule option.

We are preparing for our Winter Concert and Art Show scheduled for Wednesday, December 6. The concert and art exhibit will start at 7:30 pm and take place in the Sherry Webb Gymnasium. We are requesting donations in lieu of selling tickets. We appreciate your support and look forward to a great evening. See official flyer HERE.

Grade 8 parents/guardians, please see Washington, D.C. information and updates HERE. This year's trip is scheduled to depart Friday, May 18 and return on Monday, May 21. Details of the trip will always be sent to you directly via email in addition to being posted on our Washington, D.C. page (located under the Middle School Tab on our home page). 

Having the privilege to work alongside children and young adults allows me to learn a great deal about their lives and how they interact with the world around them. It is no surprise that much of their interactions take place through various social media platforms. In addition, my interactions with parents/guardians has helped me learn a great deal about the challenges you are faced with in balancing life and raising your children. Recently, I was reading an article that you may find helpful in orchestrating this delicate balance: Family Media Plan (I shared this last year as well).

We have several class fundraisers underway. If you are interested in supporting the group/class in their efforts please see the following:

  1. Student Council is running a cold-weather hat, glove/mitten, coat drive until 12/22.

  2. Class of 2018 Poinsettia Fundraiser (Ms. Polverari): Order Form

  3. Class of 2020 Rosemary Tree Fundraiser (Mrs. Kwiecinski): Order Form

  4. 2018 yearbooks on sale (Mrs. Muellejans): Yearbook Info.

School Department Updates:

Important Dates and Events:

  • Wednesday, 12/6

    • Winter Concert and Art Show (7:30 pm at SA)

  • Thursday, 12/7

    • Field Trip: Strategy Game Students

  • Friday, 12/8

  • Saturday, 12/9

  • Tuesday, 12/12

    • HEADS UP Committee Meeting (Formerly Hatfield Mental Health Awareness Committee) Time: 6 to 8 pm Location: TBD

  • Saturday, 12/16

    • Snowball Dance (7 to 10 pm at SA)

  • Sunday, 12/17

  • Monday, 12/18

    • School Committee Meeting (6:30 pm at SA)

  • Friday, 12/22

    • Winter Holiday Break (half day of school)

  • Monday, 12/25 - Monday 1/1 (Schools reopen 1/2/2018)


Andrew Berrios, Ed.D.