HPCS Weekly News – January 24, 2017

Upcoming Events

Spirit Week!

Students have been creatively expressing their spirit this week and we look forward to the days ahead!

  • Wednesday – Decades Day (dress in retro clothing from a particular decade)
  • Thursday – Crazy Day (the name says it all – dress in mismatched clothes or costumes. Be creative! You may wear temporary face or hair paint if applied at home rather than at school)
  • Friday – School Spirit Day (Navy, gold and white!)

Spirit Week Class Banners

Every year during Spirit Week, the Upper School classes make banners that are displayed in the gym for homecoming and are judged according to creativity and spirit. This year, the judging will become a STEAM fundraiser. Lower School students can bring loose change from home and cast their vote by putting the change in buckets in front of the banners. The banner with the most change will win and will be announced during homecoming.


Homecoming will take place on Friday, January 27. All HPCS families are encouraged to come enjoy the homecoming festivities!

  • All four basketball teams will play:
    • MS Girls vs. Christ Church – 4:00
    • MS Boys vs. Christ Church – 5:00
    • Varsity Girls vs. Oconee – 6:30
    • Varsity Boys vs. Oconee – 7:45
  • An alumni reception will be held in the Blue Room.
  • The Senior Class of 2017 and their parents will be recognized between the middle school and varsity games.

Admission to homecoming is free with your complimentary Panther Pass (available in the office). Concessions will be available for purchase (all proceeds benefit the Class of 2017).

Open House

Open House is February 7-9, from 8:45-11:00 a.m. each day. We encourage you to invite someone to attend with you!

American Heritage Day – February 10

The American Heritage Day Program and Lunch will be held on February 10. The Program will be held in the Main Auditorium (M Building) at 10:20 a.m. and is a program enjoyed by all who attend! The Luncheon will be held in the MAC (A Building) with staggered lunch times in order to accommodate the students and their guests.

  • Lunch Menu – BBQ Pork Sandwich, potato chips, baked beans, cole slaw, apple or cherry pie, and Pepsi
  • Lunch Prices – 3rd-Adult lunch $6.00; K4-2nd lunch $4.95; 3 years and younger are free with one adult purchase
  • Lunch Schedule:
    • K4/K5………….. 10:55
    • 1st……………….. 11:00
    • 2nd………………. 11:10
    • 3rd……………….. 11:20
    • 4th……………….. 12:00
    • 5th……………….. 12:10
    • 6th……………….. 12:30
    • 7th-12th…………. 12:50
  • Reservations are required by Wednesday, February 8. Forms were sent home with students today.

Ci Mobile Robotics

The Ci Mobile Robotics Workshops will be geared around the Lego EV# Mindstorm robot and will teach students how to build and program the robot. Students who have attended the workshop before should plan to come again to receive more in-depth challenges in building, engineering, and programming.

  • The Upper School Ci Mobile Robotics Workshop will be held on February 21-23, from 3:15-5:15 p.m. and will cost $70.
  • The Lower School Ci Mobile Robotics Workshop will be held on March 7-8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and will cost $45.

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games


Tuesday, January 24

  • MS Girls vs. St. Mary’s 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. St. Mary’s 5:00

Thursday, January 26

  • Varsity Girls @ Next Charter (time TBD)
  • Varsity Boys @ Next Charter (time TBD)


Friday, January 27 – HOMECOMING!

  • MS Girls vs. Christ Church 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. Christ Church 5:00
  • Varsity Girls vs. Oconee 6:30
  • Varsity Boys vs. Oconee 7:45

Monday, January 30

  • MS Girls @ Spartanburg Prep 4:30
  • MS Boys @ Spartanburg Prep 5:30


Tuesday, January 31

  • Varsity Girls/Varsity Boys vs. Faculty/Staff 4:00


General Announcements


Hampton Park Christian School has brought in $26,891 for the STEAM-Powered Initiative as of today!


Re-enrollment information will be coming out soon.

Lost and Found

Since it is difficult to keep up with all of the uniforms and HP branded clothing around campus, please make a point to write your child’s name in the labels. Labeled items in Lost and Found can eventually find their way back to the owners. Take a moment now to look through the uniform and HP branded clothing that you have lying around your house to make sure that it belongs to your child and that it is labeled. Remember, the Lost and Found items are currently located in the MAC (A Building). Drop by the next time you are on campus to look through the items for anything that may belong to your family.

Lunch Menu

Wednesday, 1/25Thursday, 1/26Friday, 1/27Monday, 1/30Tuesday, 1/31
Macaroni & cheese, chicken drumstick, green beans, biscuitPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtSouthwest Chicken wrap, tortilla chips & salsaBeef stroganoff, green beans, salad, rollBaked potato bar, broccoli, chili, dessert


Looking Ahead



January 23-27Spirit Week
January 26Upper School Piano Solo and Ensemble Run-offs
January 26Upper School Voice Solo Run-offs
January 27Homecoming
January 30-February 2Lower School Academic Testing (Grades 3-6)
February 7-9Open House (8:45-11:30 a.m.)
February 9-10CMSC Tournament at HPCS
February 10American Heritage Day Program

(Grades K4-12; 10:20 a.m. Main Auditorium)

February 10American Heritage Day Lunch
February 13-16Upper School Academic Testing
February 14Mid-quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
February 17-18SCACS Basketball Tournament
February 20Presidents’ Day – No School or Child Care
February 21-23CI Mobile Robotics (Grades 7-12)
February 27-28Jr/Sr Dress Check
February 27 – March 1Lower School Basketball Camp (Grades 3-6)
March 3SCACS Lower School Fine Arts Festival – No School or Child Care
March 7-8Ci Mobile Robotics (Grades 4-6)
March 9SCACS Rehearsal – Public Invited

(Grades 7-12; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)

March 10-11SCBDA All-State Band Clinic
March 15End of 3rd Grading Period
March 16-17SCACS Upper School Fine Arts Festival
March 20Jr/Sr Dress Recheck
March 20Report Cards
March 23Lower School Spring Pictures
March 24Upper School Spring Pictures
March 27-31Upper School Achievement Testing
March 28-31Sixth Grade Trip to Williamsburg
March 30Jr/Sr Banquet Set Up
March 31Early Dismissal

(Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.; K4-K5 regular dismissal)

March 31Jr/Sr Banquet

(7:00 p.m.  MAC)

August 10First Day of School – 2017-2018 School Year





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