Hatch After Hours Session 4 Status Update

As you know District 97 has closed schools until March 30th to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases. While we anticipate returning to school at the time indicated, the situation with COVID-19 is changing rapidly. 

 We are cancelling the current registration for Session 4 of HAH. Families who have already registered will receive a refund within the next week through Homeroom, including scholarship payments.

 When school resumes: we anticipate there will be one week without any Hatch After Hours programs. During that time there will be a shortened registration period to sign up your child for Session 4. Classes will likely start the week after kids are back in school. Families wishing to use a HAH scholarships will need to reapply using a form like last session (available thru email from HatchScholarships@gmail.com

The Sticky Fingers class had sold out. Our volunteers will honor those registrations with priority sign up when/if Session 4 occurs.

 The entire Hatch After Hours program is managed by volunteers through the PTO. We are very grateful for their extra efforts and time during this unusual and changing situation. Please be patient with all of them. 

When registration is back openplease click the button below to register. To learn more click HERE.

Session 4 Class List (preview)


There are scholarships available for families that qualify for free/reduced lunch program. For more information see here or contact us at: HatchScholarships@gmail.com

Interested in making a donation to the Hatch After Hours Scholarship Fund? Click the Donate button below. to make a donation.


HAH Hatch After Hours

Hatch PTO is proud to offer After School Enrichment Classes at Hatch. This program is called: Hatch After Hours (HAH).

HAH has a great team of parent volunteers that work hard to offer and manage enrollment in great options for the program.

HAH offers 4 Sessions a year of fun and learning in a variety of areas. There’s something for everyone! Science, Sports, Drama, Music, Culinary, Dance, Games, you name it. We try hard to make it accessible for every student by keeping prices down and offering scholarships year-round.

More information on what’s offered and registration is available on your PTO Sunday Newsletter:
Hatch Happenings, as well as on the Digital Backpack.  Also here is a link to our HAH FAQ.

If your child will be absent from a HAH program, please send an email with the subject Attendance - HAH to Ms Winfield at pwinfield@op97.org.

It has all deadlines, start and end dates of sessions, Early bird and regular registration start/end dates.

HAH in a nutshell:
  • WHAT: After school enrichment classes

  • WHEN: 4 Sessions a year. About 2 months (8-9 weeks) per session.

  • HOW: Registration and payment are ONLY accepted online

  • WHEN register: 2-3 weeks prior to start of Session (see below or at weekly newsletter: Hatch HAPPENINGS and Ms. Mendez weekly email)

  • HOW it works for kids: Classes run from 3:15pm to 4:15pm daily (except Wednesday 2:45pm to 3:45pm)

    • Please send a nut-free snack for your child.

    • Some classes are taught by vendors, others by our own Hatch teachers and parents.

Have an idea for a class, or are you interested in being part of this important volunteer team? Please email us at: HAHquestions@gmail.com


For more information on HAH policies (and lack of access to medication) click here.

D97 Disclaimer:

HAH and its classes are not sponsored by District 97.

HAH reserves the right to change or cancel any classes due to low enrollment or other unforeseeable events. HAH is a full volunteered run effort to provide families with extra curricular activities. Your constructive feedback are highly encouraged.

Interested in making a donation to the Hatch After Hours Scholarship Fund?  Click the Donate button below: