Weekly email: Sept 17th

September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month


Good morning everyone, 

Firstly, G'mar chatima tova to everyone observing Yom Kippur today.

Secondly, I can't believe that we are already at the middle of the month! Events and opportunities to take part and support events at SA are coming thick and fast. We will be relying on community help to help run college and careers activities for students throughout the year and thank you in advance for time and support than you can offer our young people.

Please find information and dates below.

Enjoy the rest of your week




School Photos: Sept 21st & 23rd

Please make sure that you have collected and completed forms from the office. 


Health and Safety

Nurses Hobbie and Elliot and working with the state and local organizations to iron out the details of our COVID pool testing for the school year 2021/22. This is a very important measure in helping keep our school open for students and I would urge you all to consider signing up. Please see the link to how, here:Link


National Hispanic American Heritage Month: Sept 15th - October 15th

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Student council members will be speaking in spanish and sharing interesting facts during part of the morning announcements each day of the month. Teachers will also be making links to Hispnaic American Heritage in their content areas.


Spring Musical

This is your last chance to sign up if you are interested in taking part in the Spring Musical! Please complete the survey at this Link. We are also looking for someone to join our Producer/ Director team:Please see these role descriptions: Musical ProducerMusical Director


MIAA Student Advisory Committee & Student Ambassadors

Congratulations to Story Goldman for being named as an MIAA Student Advisory Committee (SAC) member representing District 1 (all of Western Mass.) at the state level. This committee is comprised of 26 student-athletes from all regions of the state who participated the New England Student Leadership Conference (NESLC) and/or the MIAA Student Ambassador program.  Student Advisory Committee members attend seasonal meetings with the Educational Athletics Committee and help facilitate student and captains leadership workshops throughout the school year.  In addition, these students are asked to participate in various association activities and provide continual feedback from the perspective of students on how to improve the Educational Athletic offerings of the MIAA. For a complete list of the SAC members and more information about the SAC, feel free to click here.

We would also like to congratulate Logan Graves, Emma Moynihan, and Griffin Goldman for being chosen as MIAA Student Ambassadors. This initiative seeks to provide students from each MIAA member school with the opportunity to become involved and educated in the Association structure. MIAA member schools are asked to appoint or elect up to three students, across varying grades, to serve as their school’s ambassadors. Regular communication regarding Association news and events is sent to the ambassadors. More information about being an MIAA Student Ambassador can be found here.


School Council membership 21/22

Please explore this Link for more information on how parents/ care-providers can join the SA School Council for 21/22


Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

Here is a list of Community Service opportunities for SA students. If you have an opportunity for students, please email me and I will add to this list. Let us know how SA students can be more involved in the Hatfield community!


College and Career Readiness - a call for help from employers in the community!

So far we don't have any participants! We  would really like to invite any community members who work in Hatfield businesses or businesses local to Hatfield to  help with one or two or all of the events below. We really would appreciate your support in helping students understand the value of and practical application of their experiences in school. Please email Dawn Sacks if you can help: dsacks@hatfieldps.net


Nov 4th - Mini-Careers Fair for Grades 9-12, (10:00-12:00)

The objective of the day is for students to understand who the potential employers are in the area and the skills required to have successful careers with these employers.

Representatives from businesses will have a table set up in the gym and students will be able to ask questions and find out about your business. 

For those businesses willing to help out, It would be great to understand: 

  • What your work entails
  • The skills and experience needed to do this work
  • The personal characteristics required to be successful in this field

As well as visiting people in the gym, students will also have resources from Junior Achievement to look through

On the same day, Grades 7 & 8 will talk with visiting speakers about specific Computer Science related careers


Feb 3rd - Teen Credit Fair for Feb 3rd with Junior Achievement for Grades 7-12. (10:00-12:00) 

This event is designed to give all students the experience of balancing a budget while they hold down a job. It would be great to have some Hatfield businesses involved in helping facilitate this event.


May 5th - Interviews & Internship opportunities: Grades 9-12 (10:00-12:00)

The objective of the event is for all students in grades 9-12 to:

  • Understand what makes a good resume & interview
  • Experience a job interview with a real-life employer
  • Specific to Grade 11 - secure a internship/ work-study for 2022/23 
  • Specific to Grade 12 - secure a summer internship/ employment



 Nurse Updates


Student Services News


Upcoming dates

  • Tues & Thurs: Sept 21 & 23rd - School Picture day
  • Oct 11th - No School, Columbus Day
  • Oct 13th - PSAT
  • Oct 14 - HeadsUp screening of Upstanders at HES. More details to come
  • October 16th - Homecoming (8:30 - 3)