Thursday, November 21, 2013

Info sharing: Create a movie about your family with Multi-arts in Hadley

Multi-Arts workshop:

Create a movie about your family

Celebrate your holidays with an entertaining short movie about your family. Bring a smile and a warm feeling to your family party

Two hours individual workshop with Multi-Arts

Fee: $45 / $25 for Multi-Arts' members/ $15 low income families Saturday, November 23th
Place: Multi-Arts, Hadley

To register email us at For more info: 413-584-7951

Your family will laugh, feel moved and have fun together

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Book orders due Friday

Book orders for Too Much Glue are due this Friday, November 8th.

FYI: if you are hoping to have a copy in hand for the book signing December 4th, it's best to order through us.  Amazon orders are shipping 1-3 months from now!

Email for orders or questions.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Book signing with Jason LeFebvre

Our very own Jason Lefebvre, former preschool paraprofessional, is coming back to share his new book, Too Much Glue, Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Jason will talk about the process of writing the book, read the book and then sign copies.

All are welcome to join us for this event.  If you own the book, bring it.  If you'd like to order a book, we are coordinating with Odyssey Bookshop.  Order forms will be sent home this week.  Orders are due Friday, November 8th to allow time for book distribution. 

Email with any questions.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cash Raffle Wrap Up

Thank you to all those who bought or sold tickets for this year's Preschool Cash Raffle!

With your help, we raised over $1500. for the preschool! 

These proceeds go towards offering enrichment programming such as the Silliest Kind of Spooky Story teller, our Spring Family Fun night, and the fall Ice Cream Social.  The money is also used to support the preschool teachers in the classroom with supplies, materials, and equipment.

Thank you for supporting the Hadley Preschool Program!

Halloween Story Time

There will be a special preschool story time this Tuesday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m. at the Goodwin Library. 
There will be stories, songs, snacks, arts and crafts and games!  It's all free, and the little ones can wear their costumes (I suppose adults could too...). 
It's all free and geared toward preschoolers and toddlers, so bring your crew and have a blast! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

October meeting this Thursday!

Happy October!
Join us for our next meeting, Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at Amherst Brewing Company.
Come for a beer, stay to help plan. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

First meeting of the year!

Join us tonight for our first meeting of the year! 

6:30 p.m. in the Hadley Elementary School library. 
Bring a friend, spread the word, see you there!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Welcome to a new year!

We hope you had a wonderful summer vacation!  FoHP has been busy getting ready for another great year of preschool events!
First up - the Preschool Ice Cream Social!  Come play with your new preschool friends and meet other preschool families.  Saturday, September 14th from 12:30 - 2 p.m. at the Hadley Elementary Playground.  This event is free for preschool families. 
Our first meeting will take place Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Hadley Elementary School library.  Please join us!  It's a great way to get involved, give back to the preschool, and meet other preschool parents (and we'll have some treats there, too!). 
If you know of new preschool families, please share this blog with them so they can keep up with all the fun preschool events we have planned!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Help your local Goodwin Library!

Happy summer, everyone!

The following was sent to me by a Goodwin library trustee:

The Hadley Goodwin Memorial Library needs you!  As part of our long-range planning process, the Goodwin Library is conducting a community survey and we are hoping you will take 5 minutes to complete it now. All respondents who provide contact information will be eligible for one of 5 prizes of a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Regardless of whether you provide your contact information or not, all responses will be kept strictly confidential and your individual responses will never be linked to your name. We will be reporting the results of the survey back to the community this fall. To take the survey please go to:

We are also holding a focus group for parents of young children on July 18th 4-5 at the library.  Childcare will be provided.  Please come join us and share your thoughts in person!  (flyer attached)

Additionally, the library has an AMAZING summer program full of activities for kids of all ages.  Pop in and check it out!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Thank you, thank you!!!

A HUGE thank you to all our auction donors, sponsors and bidders! 

We made over $4,000. for the preschool this year!  
We couldn't have done it without the amazing selection of items and gift cards, and our generous shoppers!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Exciting news!

Exciting news!! Jason Lefebvre, the paraprofessional in Mrs. Murray's preschool classroom has gotten his first book published! It will be out in the fall, but you can pre-order a copy now from Amazon! Be sure to share this link with your friends to spread the word!
We hope to invite Jason back in the fall for a special book signing, so stay tuned....

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The final countdown...

One week until the Preschool Play and Silent Auction! 
Did you know Friends of Hadley Preschool will be accepting credit cards this year?
Check out the items up for auction HERE.
Remember, all money raised from the auction goes to supporting the preschool. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Two weeks until this year's Silent Auction! 
 Have you checked out the latest items up for auction? 
What are you hoping to win?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

One month until the 2013 Preschool Silent Auction!!

That's right! Just one month until our annual Silent Auction!  We are busy collecting donations - see them here.  

And, if you are interested in donating, email us at friendsofhadleypreschool (at) gmail (dot) com 
or call 413-549-4309.   

Friday, April 12, 2013

Children's Festival

This Saturday, April 13 from 10 - 12 p.m.,
there will be a Children's Festival at Jackson Street School in Northampton. 
The flyer says they'll have "brain building games and activities for young children and their families.  Visit a fire truck.  Play on the playground.  Create art.  Tumble on mats.  Rain or shine."
Go check it out and have fun! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mark your calendars

(from the Hadley PTO)

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 09:52 AM PDT
The Annual HES 6th Grade Bottle & Can Drive will be held Saturday, April 27th in conjunction with the Hadley Mothers' Club Recycling Day.

Please start saving up returnable bottles and cans to donate to the 6th graders; proceeds from the bottle and can drive will help fund 6th Grade Celebration events.
Posted: 25 Mar 2013 09:47 AM PDT
Buy one get one free! The Spring Book Fair will be Monday, April 8th through Wednesday, April 10th on the HES Cafeteria stage. Family Night will be Wednesday, April 10th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the book fair, please contact Gina Kotfila at (413) 549-3917 or Volunteers are needed!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Silent Auction Donations

We are excited to announce that donations for the Silent Auction are starting to arrive! 
Click on the "2013 Auction Donations" tab to see a list of our donations, and links to donor websites. 
 We'll add items as they come in.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Helping Hearts for Hadley Schools

Have you heard?  There will be a 5K and 2 mile family walk to benefit the Hadley Schools Sunday, April 7th starting at 10:30 a.m. at Hadley Elementary School.
To find out more, including how to register and about the block party after, click HERE.
P.S. The organizer is the former Friends of Hadley Preschool president - she's pretty amazing, and is doing amazing things for the schools!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

March Meeting

Our next meeting will take place Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Panera in Hadley. 
Come for dinner, stay to help!
All are welcome to join!

Monday, January 28, 2013

February meeting

Our next meeting will take place Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Panera in Hadley. 
Come for dinner, stay to help!
All are welcome to join!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Family Fun Night

Mark your calendars for a night of fun!
Friends of Hadley Preschool is sponsoring our annual Family Fun Night at Universal Kids in Northampton Friday, March 22nd from 6-8 p.m.
This night is free for preschoolers and their families (siblings up to kindergarten).  We'll pay for admission and pizza.  We will ask families to bring something to share.
Check your email next month for the official Evite (and be sure to add to your contacts!).

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013!

We hope you enjoyed a long, snowy vacation with your families and are now full of renewed energy for the new year.

How about channeling some of that energy into volunteering for the preschool?  We are getting ready to plan our big spring fundraiser, the silent auction.  The money we raise goes towards supplies, scholarships, events (ice cream social, storyteller, Family Fun Night), and the rainy day fund, to name a few.  If you have enjoyed any of these events (all free to preschool families!), please consider helping out.  The more, the merrier

We need people to brainstorm, solicit donations, collect donations, and organize donations.  Some of these jobs require in person contact, and some can be done from home.  If you think you want to lend a hand, email us at and let us know how you would like to participate.  No amount is too little or big!

Our next meeting will take place Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 p.m. at Panera in Hadley.  Come for dinner and chat with other preschool parents.  We will start our business around 7 p.m.