Hatfield Happenings

Week of 2.20.2023

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Weekly Message from Hatfield Elementary

Dear Hatfield Families,

I hope you had a great week! This has been an exciting one at Hatfield Elementary. Our 6th graders held their Science Fair on Wednesday. Many families came to see the amazing projects and our students did an awesome job presenting their findings. Many classes also had Valentine's parties and celebrated with varied learning activities and other festivities. Students also participated in dental exams conducted by our school nurses.

Next week is a short one with only four days since there is no school on Monday. On Thursday we will have our Lockdown Drill and Friday brings our next PBIS student assembly. We are looking forward to another great week!

Keep soaring above and beyond and have a great weekend!

Rita Whalen

Hatfield Elementary Principal

Important Information

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Bus Number Changes
  • A slight change has been made to two of our busses. Please remind your child (if this applies) that bus 151 (orange) is now 26 and Bus 112 (blue) is now 151. We have been reminding students here at school as well.

PBIS Assembly
  • Our next student assembly is scheduled for Friday, 2/24. Students are excited to see what is in store!!


  • Our DRILL is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 2:15 pm. Please remind your child that although this is a drill it is very important to listen to the adults and behave appropriately.

Rising 6th Graders and Middle School Course Selection

  • 7th grade Parent Information Night on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m at your child’s home middle school.

  • 6:30 - 6:55 pm: self-guided tours, visit classrooms

  • At 7:00 pm: meet in the auditorium to meet the principal, assistant principal and guidance counselor. After introductions, course offerings will be presented as well as an overview of the course selection process

You're Invited to a Meet and Greet with the Principal!

  • Please come meet the new Principal of Hatfield Elementary, Rita Whalen! Two Meet and Greet sessions will be held for your convenience. The first session will be on Monday, 2/27 at 9:15 am and another on 2/28 at 6:30 pm. Please look for an invitation in your child's folder and RSVP as soon as possible!

FREE Philadelphia Wings Tickets!

Home and School Information

  • If you are interested in volunteering at an event, please make sure to have your clearances. Here is more information on the documentation needed to volunteer in the North Penn School District.

  • If you have any Home and School questions feel free to contact: presidenthhsa@gmail.com.

  • For additional information be sure to check out our Hatfield Elementary Home and School Association Facebook page.

  • The Home and School 6th grade committee will be holding a school-wide Gertrude Hawk fundraiser. The fundraiser will end February 27th. More information will be coming home.

  • The next dining-out night is Thursday, February 16th at PJ Whelihans. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

North Penn District Information

  • North Penn Community~ You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Black History Oratorical Competition on Thursday February 23rd from 6-8pm at NPHS. Feel free to bring your family and friends to this wonderful event featuring our amazing students!

  • The Odyssey of the Mind Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Tournament will take place on Saturday, March 4th and North Penn will be "in the house"! Twenty-three teams representing thirteen North Penn schools are preparing for the competition! The tournament will take place at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. HUGE HATFIELD SHOUT OUT to Claire Parmiter, 4th grade, who will be participating with her team!!!!

  • What does "Love is an Open Door" mean to you? NP is holding a contest to find out! Be creative! Submissions can be art, writing, music, dance, or anything that expresses the theme. NPSD students grades K-12 can enter for a chance to win tickets for NPHS's production of Frozen and to have their submission featured to our district and community! For more information or to enter, please visit https://sites.google.com/npenn.org/wwwnpennorgtheatre/love-is-an-open-door-contest

  • IRONKnights Triathlon (swim, bike, run race)! This year's race will be held on Saturday, May 20th (rain date May 21st). Please check our website for additional information about our event: IRONKnights Website. Registration will be open from January 13th through April 20th. Click here to sign-up on or after January 13th: Register for the 2023 IRONKnights Triathlon. Reach out to Mrs. Ball with questions.

Friendly Reminders

  • Please send your children to school with appropriate clothing for the temperature outside. The district policy states that classes will not go out for recess if the wind chill is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Unless a doctor's note is turned into the office students will be required to go outside with their class.

  • If your child will be absent for the day please let us know. You can either: email Mrs. Mandes at mandesm@npenn.org OR call 215-853-1470 OR through the Hatfield website: https://hatfield.npenn.org/attendance. All absences will be marked as unexcused unless we are notified.

  • The district launched the Here Comes The Bus App. The app went live on January 9th. The app will be used to let parents know when their child’s bus is within a certain radius of the bus stop. Here is the communication sent out by the district. If your student is a bus rider, their ID should go home and come back to school every day. Please take the HCTB survey!

  • From Mrs. Ball: For the safety of your child, sneakers are required for students to actively participate in Physical Education (Gym) class. It would be greatly appreciated if you could assist your child in remembering to wear or bring sneakers to school on their designated PE day.

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