Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town...on a fire truck!

Hey, there!  Have you heard?  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Hadley on Saturday!  Here's the info from Hadley Park and Rec:

Hadley Park and Recreation presents
LUNCH with
Saturday, December 15th, 2012
From 12 – 1:30 p.m.
At the Hadley Elementary School
Come one come all and meet the fire truck that carries
Mr. & Mrs. Claus at the following times and locations:
9:30 Corner of Shattuck & Gooseberry Lane
9:40 Corner of Shattuck and Bayberry Lane
9:55 North Hadley Sugar Shack
10:20 Corner of Meadowbrook Drive & Mt. Warner Rd
10:35 Sunrise Drive
10:55 Corner of Spruce Hill and Arrowhead
11:15 Corner of Chmura Road & Laurel Drive
11:30 Barstow’s Longview Dairy Store
Then to the Hadley Elementary School
Get your picture taken with Santa!
(bring your own camera)
Food, drinks will be available at no cost
***Christmas Raffle at $1.00 per ticket***
A mailbox is available for children to write and send letters to Santa
at the Goodwin Library. Paper and envelopes provided.
All letters must be written by December 10th.

It's here!

Have you seen it yet?

The new preschool shed!

What do you think?  An improvement over the old one?  

I love that you can see a real Hadley barn in the background here - a perfect match for the mini-barn.

Leave a comment telling what's on the back of the barn and you'll be entered into a giveaway for a free Friends of Hadley Preschool t-shirt!  Giveaway closes 12/20/12 at 12 noon.  Good luck!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Coming soon...

This coming Monday, we will be having site work done to prepare for our new and improved preschool shed!  We are very excited to be able to sponsor this project for the preschool.  It will provide more storage options, and will be a very cute red barn - perfect for our farming town of Hadley!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Thursday's meeting cancelled

Due to the questionable weather, we are cancelling our regular meeting this Thursday.

Our next meeting will take place on December 6th at 6:30 p.m. at Panera in Hadley.  Join us at 6:30 for dinner, stay to chat about ways we can support the preschool.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Park and Rec Rag Shag Parade and Halloween Party

(from the Hadley PTO)

Join Park and Rec at the American Legion for this year's Halloween Party, sponsored by American Legion Post #271, Sunday, October 28th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

Meet at Hopkins Academy parking lot at 4:45pm for the Rag Shag Parade to the Legion. Party begins @ 5pm. There will be no parade if it rains.

This is a fun non-scary Halloween party for children of all ages. Games and crafts. Refreshments will be available. This is a free event but donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact the Hadley Park and Rec at (413) 586-6375, email, or visit

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Super silly storytelling

Thanks to all who joined us last night for the Silliest Kind of Spooky.  The children enjoyed helping tell the stories, sharing ideas and solutions, and laughing at all the silly twists and turns of Miss Jen's tales. 
Friends of Hadley Preschool was glad to sponsor this event for our preschoolers and other friends and family.  Stay tuned for more events soon!
In the meantime, if you are looking for a terrific storyteller, check out We Tell Tales.  Miss Jen would be a great addition to a party or other school event!

Hadley Family Group

Looking for something to do with your little one on Friday morning? 

Come check out the Hadley Family Group.  It meets every Friday from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at Whole Children, 41 Russell St. in Hadley (in the Village Barn Shops). 

Babies through age 6 are welcome to join.  There are toys for all ages, as well as a ball pit, climbing wall, art supplies, snack and coffee for the parents (free!).  It's a great indoor destination for these rainy, getting-cooler fall days. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cash Raffle Winners

It was a beautiful day at the North Hadley Sugar Shack Harvest Moon Pumpkin Festival!  Thank you to Shelly and the gang for letting us set up our raffle ticket booth.  Thank you to all the families who sold tickets and helped raise money for our preschool program.

We are excited to announce our winners.  Bill Tudryn was our grand prize winner.  Sue Allen, Cheryl Houle, Jose Guzman, Melissa Aloisi, and Caitlin Murray were our $100. prize winners.

With the money raised from the raffle, Friends of Hadley preschool will be able to sponsor this week's storyteller, this winter's Family Fun Night, and other activities throughout the year!

A special thank you to Karen Howard of k.reb photography for her gorgeous photos from the day!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scholastic Book Fair Family Night

If you haven't heard, the PTO is sponsoring the Scholastic Book Fair this coming week.  This is a great opportunity to find books for your students (holiday shopping, anyone?) and support our schools.

Family Night is Wednesday, October 24th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. - perfect timing to pick out some books and then head down to the preschool for our storyteller at 6:30!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Silliest Kind of Spooky

Come for a night of silly, spooky stories!  Friends of Hadley Preschool presents Silliest Kind of Spooky.
See the Events page for more information!


Welcome to The Friendly Scoop, the blog for Friends of Hadley Preschool!

We are excited to be able to share information with you via this new format.

Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you always get the latest news and updates about upcoming events.  On the right side bar, there is a "Follow by Email" - simply put your email in and click "Submit".  Anytime the blog is updated, you'll receive an email.  Easy peasy!

We will be keeping our Friends of Hadley Preschool website , but will use the blog to keep you current on all the preschool happenings.

As always, email us with questions/comments.