Family Iditarod Challenge

fun k-6 activities for the whole family

Our Family Fun event is coming soon!

In 1925, a daring sled dog relay through the savage Alaskan winter delivered life-saving medicine to the remote village of Nome, an event commemorated each March by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Hatfield Elementary will be learning about this historic race and will hold a family fun event in the gym on Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 - 11:30.

Free Homework Pass to every students who attends!

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Family Iditarod Challenge

Saturday, March 11th, 9:30-11:30am

33 Main Street

Hatfield, MA

Bring the whole family and participate in the Iditarod Shuffle, make Red Lantern arts and crafts, listen to a read a loud with District Attorney Dave Sullivan, practice "packing" a dog sled, watch Balto, play the Iditarod Race board game, follow the trail on the map of Alaska, learn how the mushers communicate with the dogs and trade your gently used books at the Iditarod book swap.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Please RSVP by March 8th so we have enough materials and snacks for everyone.

Please fill in the RSVP with # attending using the example below

First name of child.......... last name with # attending........family email address
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Come to the HES Book Swap!!!

Does your child have books they have outgrown?

Are you looking for an affordable way to stock up on new books?

How to Participate:

  1. Empty the bookcases of children’s hard covered and paperback books. Picture books and chapter books welcomed!

  2. Fill out the form using this link , print the form and place inside a grocery bag with your gently used books and send them in to school with your child ( forms will also go home in backpacks )

  3. Each paperback book is worth one “Book Swap Buck” and each hard covered book is worth two “Book Swap Bucks”.

  4. Ms. Poulin will pick up the books each day from the classroom teachers.

  5. Come to the book swap on Saturday, March 11th during the Family Iditarod Challenge (9:30-11:30) to collect your “Book Swap Bucks” and select your new-to-you books. Each paperback book will cost one “Book Swap Buck” and each hard covered book will cost two “Book Swap Bucks”.

  6. Any books remaining after the swap will be offered to the HES classrooms.

Book Guidelines:

  1. Gently used books. No handwriting inside, ripped pages or broken bindings. Previous owner name inside cover is okay.

  2. Age appropriate books for HES students (grades K-6). Please no adult books, pre-school board books or magazines.

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