11/25/20

 

11/25/20

Good Afternoon and Happy Thanksgiving from Hatfield Elementary School! 

Please note that this update will not appear on the website until 11/30/20. 

Despite a challenging year, we all have much to be thankful for. I, for one, am thankful to the community of Hatfield Elementary, who have been so welcoming and supportive despite these tumultuous times in education. I am thankful to the students who have shown flexibility and the ability to “roll with it” throughout the fall, and I am thankful to the parents and guardians who have juggled so much more than they have in the past. Lastly, I am incredibly thankful to our talented, innovative, and creative staff who have gone way above and beyond to ensure that, no matter the model, teaching and learning continue. We will get through this year together. Hatfield Elementary Students and Staff have also been expressing their gratitude. In your child’s Google Classroom, you will find a “Flipgrid Mixed Tape” showcasing our community. 

As a reminder, after the half day today (Wednesday) there will be no school until 11/30. On 11/24, the School Committee voted, out of an abundance of caution around travel during the Thanksgiving Holiday, to continue remote learning until 12/7. Absent any change in plans between now and then, we will return to the AARBB hybrid model on 12/7. We thank you for your support as we provide an education while keeping students and staff as safe as possible this year. 

Officer Luna, the kindly comfort dog from the Hatfield Police Department tells us that she continues to be ready to fulfill her mission:  to protect and to serve the students of Hatfield Public Schools with her unique canine stress management skills.  During this temporary hiatus from in-person learning, Its paws-ible to schedule an appointment with Luna via her handler, Officer Monica Lavallee by sending an email to Officer Lavallee at mlavallee@hatfieldps.net.

Please see this update from Hatfield’s Covid Coordinator. 

We are still running our supply drive for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hampshire County. A box will be outside the main entrance of the school daily until December 14th to collect supplies. Please note that this is a supply drive, and the CAC does not accept food donations. For ideas about the kinds of supplies they need, please see this flyer

Additionally, our staff will be participating in an “Adopt-A-Family” program where we help supply holiday gifts to families in need. If your family could use a little help this holiday season, please contact the school at 247 5010. You’ll be asked a few confidential questions about how we can best support your family this season. 

Lastly, Ms, Gworek’s Square 1 Art fundraiser is offering free shipping on orders over $50. Please use coupon code: 2020SHIP when ordering for that discount. 

Take care, stay safe, and have a wonderful, restful holiday. 

 

Conor Driscoll