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Address:
125 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone:
413-586-0822
Fax:
413-582-6453
Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm
 
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Additional Staff
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Special Education Administrator
413-584-2419
Technology Director
413-584-3403
Bookkeeper
413-582-6452
Nurse Leader
413-582-6460 (fax: 413-582-6461)
Business Manager
413-582-6458
Administrative Assistant
413-586-0822
"We must be the great arsenal of democracy."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dear Hadley Families,
I hope you have had a pleasant week. Please consider supporting one or more of the community and school events below.
HA
Rep McGovern thanked HA students and the pep band for supporting Monty's March to end hunger. His remarks delivered at the State House and aired on public radio can be heard~here.~

December 20th 7 pm~- Winter Concert- please come support our musicians who do such a wonderful job supporting our community

Diversity Club will host an "Eat for Education" charity event to raise money for girls' education around the world. This event will take place from~4:30-6:30~in the Hopkins Academy cafeteria on~Tuesday, December 19th. The event is open to the public, and food from around the world will be provided free of charge to attendees. Proceeds will benefit the International Rescue Committee, which financially supports girls' education in regions that lack resources for women and girls. We hope to see a strong turnout from the community.

HES
Thank you to Ms. Brayne and Mr. Bartlett for an excellent HES winter concert. I attended the afternoon concert and the students did a great job.


Reminder that all HES students must have winter weather clothing for outdoor recess.~Please make sure your child has a winter coat, hat and gloves/mittens. They will also need snowpants and snowboots soon, so please plan ahead. We do not want any of our students to miss the opportunity to have recess outside!

HES celebrated computer science education week by joining millions of other students around the globe in an Hour of Code. All students in K-6 used computers or iPads to code in Kodable, Bitsbox, Minecraft and more. Many students also had the opportunity to do some hands-on coding with Spheros, Ozobots, Dash ‘n Dot or Bloxels.~

Students in 6RC are participating in Scholastic's 9th Annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive.~ For every new pair of pajamas donated, Scholastic will donate a new book to a child in need. If interested in participating, you can find more information at~scholastic.com/pajamadrive/
Health Information
Unlocking last week’s surprising fact
Last week we learned that stress is not always a bad thing; stress can also be beneficial.~ Stress is an inevitable and normal part of life.~ Positive stress can increase our alertness, help us focus and can increase our performance.~ Before an athletic event or before giving a speech, our adrenal glands may release chemicals that help us excel.~ Good stress can actually enrich our brains.~ But chronic, severe or unchecked stress can cause a reduction in performance and over time, can negatively impact our health.~ Understanding your personal response to stress can help you identify the moments when you’re at risk of overload and take action to reduce it.
Surprising fact of the week
If you’re facing a challenge, making a three word statement out loud can switch the way your brain perceives your situation (more on this next week!)~
Resource of the week
The Mayo Clinic offers 10 simple steps to reduce holiday stress and depression: acknowledge your feelings, reach out, be realistic, set aside differences, stick to a budget, plan ahead, learn to say no, don’t abandon healthy habits, take a breather, seek professional help if you need it.~ Learn more about their stress reduction plan, effective at any time of year:
Big Tobacco is Sweet Talking Our Kids!
Did you know?
In Massachusetts, almost 24% of high-school students reported using e-cigarettes, and nearly half tried them at least once. More high school youth used e-cigarettes than all other tobacco products combined, AND they used them nine times more often than adults.
Talk with your kids!
Talk with your teenagers about vaping and make sure they know it’s harmful. Nicotine is addictive and affects their brain development negatively, including increased risk for depression, mood disorders, or future drug addiction. The earlier they start, the harder it is to quit.
Vape pens and e-cigarettes are not harmless. They contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals. The tobacco industry makes its products:
Sweet:~E-cigarettes or vape pens come in over 8,000 different flavors. Flavors are the leading reason that youth are using e-cigarettes.
Cheap: Products are cheaply priced to encourage impulse buys by young people.
Easy to Get: These products are at gas stations, corner stores, pharmacies, mini-marts, and many more types of stores.
For more information, visit GetOutraged.org
Community Information
Celebration of Lights Reminder
The first annual Celebration of Lights will take place this~Saturday, December 9 at 6pm~at the Gazebo located adjacent to Hopkins Academy. This event is sponsored by the Edward Hopkins Educational Foundation.
Students from the Hadley Elementary School and Hopkins Academy choral groups will lead us in singing directed by Ms. Marilyn Brayne and Evan Bartlett.
Please join us for complimentary refreshments following the program. Refreshments have been donated by the North Hadley Market and Sugar Shack, Barstows Dairy Store and Bakery and Dunkin Donuts of Hadley.
Hope to see you there! The Grown in Hadley t-shirts with the asparagus logo will be on sale following the program.
Hadley Mothers' Club
Next HMC meeting~January 17, 2018 6:30 pm~at HES - guest speaker "Tech Talk with Barb"


Park and Rec

**P&R Winter Basketball K-6~registration closes~Dec 25!~ All Payments and forms due by~Jan 1— season begins week of~Jan 1.~ Contact~parkandrec@hadleyma.org~for more info or visit Facebook or website:~http://hadleyma.org/pages/HadleyMA_Parks/index

**Sat, Dec 16~LUNCH WITH SANTA:~Come one, come all to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus as they begin their route around Hadley at~9:30am~with Hadley Fire Department! The fun continues at HES at~12:20pm-ish for FREE LUNCH! Come meet the Hadley Fire Department Truck & their special guests and then join us for Pizza, Cookies, Door Prizes, crafts, and activities. Bring your camera for photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus and an elf! ~Bring a Toy to help the HFD continue to “FILL A TRUCK” for the local hospitals. Collection box will be onsite~12-2pm~at HES Cafe.~
Contact~parkandrec@hadleyma.org~for more info or visit Facebook or website:~http://hadleyma.org/pages/HadleyMA_Parks/index

Athletics
Please see below for special events that are coming up throughout the winter athletics season.
Please note that banner night celebrations take place during half time of the varsity game on the given night, and that Senior Nights are celebrated before the varsity game.
Winter Athletics 2017-18 Special Events:
-12/7-12/8: Girls Varsity Basketball:~ Franklin Tech Invitational Tournament
-12/9: Boys Varsity Basketball: Pioneer Valley Tip Off @ Curry Hicks Cage
-12/14:~ Boys Varsity Basketball: 2016-17 Western Mass, League Championship Banner Night
-1/11: Boys Varsity Basketball: Hoophall Game @ Springfield College
-1/12:~ Boys Varsity Soccer: 2017 League Championship Banner Night
-1/20: Hopkins Alumni Game sponsored by the Gender Equity Task Force
-1/31: Special Olympics Basketball Night
-2/15: Boys Varsity Basketball Senior Night
-2/16: Girls Varsity Basketball Senior Night

Athletic Schedule 12/11-12/15

Events for~December 11th
  • Hopkins Academy @ Athol High School -~Girls Winter Middle School Basketball~-~3:30 pm
Location: Athol-Royalston Middle School
  • Hopkins Academy @ Athol High School -~Boys Winter Middle School Basketball~-~4:30 pm
Location: Athol-Royalston Middle School


Events for~December 12th

  • Hopkins Academy @ Amherst-Pelham Reg High School -~Girls Winter Junior Varsity Basketball~-~5:30 pm
Location: Amherst-Pelham Reg High School
  • Hopkins Academy @ Amherst-Pelham Reg High School -~Girls Winter Varsity Basketball~-~7:00 pm
Location: Amherst-Pelham Reg High School
  • Events for~December 13th
  • Turners Falls High School @ Hopkins Academy -~Girls Winter Middle School Basketball~-~3:30 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
  • Turners Falls High School @ Hopkins Academy -~Boys Winter Middle School Basketball~-~4:30 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
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  • Hopkins Academy @ Turners Falls High School -~Boys Winter Junior Varsity Basketball~-~5:30 pm
Location: Turners Falls High School
  • Hopkins Academy @ Turners Falls High School -~Boys Winter Varsity Basketball~-~7:00 pm
Location: Turners Falls High School

Events for~December 14th
  • Ware High School @ Hopkins Academy -~Girls Winter Junior Varsity Basketball~-~6:00 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
  • Ware High School @ Hopkins Academy -~Girls Winter Varsity Basketball~-~7:30 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
  • Events for~December 15th
  • Northampton High School @ Hopkins Academy -~Boys Winter Junior Varsity Basketball~-~6:00 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
  • Northampton High School @ Hopkins Academy -~Boys Winter Varsity Basketball~-~7:30 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym

Have a wonderful weekend.


 
Hadley Public Schools, 125 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 586-0822