Principal's Notes

My name is Megan Desmarais and it is truly an honor to introduce myself as your new principal! I am thrilled to join Northfield Elementary School, similar to that of Deerfield Elementary where I spent the past 18 years as a 4th grade teacher. The small town and tight-knit community that Northfield offers is what drew me to NES, but it didn’t take long to realize just how special this school really is. My husband and I recently enjoyed a beautiful day at the Fun Run and Spring Carnival.  What an impressive event! There, I met many teachers, students, parents, and community members who were all so positive, supportive, and welcoming. I know I made the right choice.

 As an educator for over 23 years, and a parent of two daughters, ages 17 and 19, I understand the value of building strong home-school connections. Families play a critical role in supporting students’ educational experiences. My belief is that all children can learn and grow when provided a safe learning environment in which adults and students respect each other’s unique qualities. I am eager to begin working with staff, students, and families at NES to provide a positive experience for everyone. Communication is essential to the success of any school so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or would  just like to introduce yourself.  I look forward to meeting you.

A Peek at Our School

Northfield Elementary School Vision Statement 

Our vision at Northfield Elementary School is to introduce our students to the life-long pursuit of knowledge in a caring, safe, and challenging environment responsive to children's learning abilities and needs; and encouraging students to reach their fullest potential.

May 2017 Fun Run


Wed. 5/17
School Council Meeting (rescheduled from 5/3)
Mon. 5/22
Fun Run Awards Ceremony ~ 2pm
Wed. 5/24
All School Meeting/Memorial Day Observance ~ 9:30am
Wed. 5/24

Pre-K Field Trip to Holyoke Children's Museum
Thurs. 5/25
Grade 6 Field Trip White Water Rafting
Thurs. 5/25
School Committee Meeting 7pm
Mon. 5/29
No School ~ Memorial Day
Wed. 5/31
Ed the Wizard Performances (Pk-6)
Thurs. 6/1
Grade 5 Field Trip to Sturbridge Village
Tues. 6/6
District Band Concert @ PVRS ~ 7pm
Wed. 6/7PTO Meeting 6:30pm
Thurs. 6/8
Grade 1 Field Trip Ecotarium
Mon. 6/19
Grade 6 Graduation 5:30pm
Tues. 6/20
Field Day 9:30am
Wed. 6/21
Grades 3 & 4 Bowling Field Trip
Thurs. 6/22Last Day of School ~ 12:15 dismissal

School Quick Links 

Pioneer Valley Regional School District
168 Main Street
Northfield, MA 01360
Bernardston ~ Leyden 
Northfield ~ Warwick

The Pioneer Valley Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, housing status, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.