HPCS Weekly News – November 14, 2017

Upcoming Events

SCACS Art – Extra Help and Ideas

Mrs. Panosian will be in her classroom from 3:15-4:15 p.m., on Thursday, November 16, and Friday, November 17, to assist students who are interested in participating in SCACS Art. Students are welcome to work the entire hour or simply go to get ideas.

Lower School Thanksgiving Program and Lunch

The Thanksgiving Program and Lunch will be held on Friday, November 17. Parents are invited to be a part of this special celebration! The program in the Main Auditorium will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include special music and testimonies. Thanksgiving Lunch will follow in the Activities Building (A Building) based on the dining schedule below. Lunch tickets are $4.75 for students in K4 through 2nd grade and $6.00 for 3rd grade through adults. Children three and under are free with an adult purchase. Lunch orders are due to your child’s homeroom teacher by Wednesday, November 15.

  • K4/K5 – 10:55
  • 1st – 11:00
  • 2nd – 11:10
  • 3rd – 11:20
  • 4th – 12:00
  • 5th – 12:10
  • 6th – 12:30
  • 7-12th – 12:50

Thanksgiving Project – Miracle Hill Children’s Home

Please continue to send in items for the Miracle Hill Children’s Home. The list of needs was sent home with students and is also on RenWeb under Resource Documents. The deadline to turn in items is Friday, November 17.

Lower School Spelling Bees – Tuesday, November 21

Parents are invited to attend the Lower School Spelling Bees in the Collins Auditorium (C Building) on Tuesday, November 21. The quizzing will begin at 9:00 a.m. for students in grades 2-3 and 1:30 p.m. for grades 4-6. Guests should enter the Collins Building through the side door facing the Brown Building and playground.

Lunchroom – Dessert Contest

Keep sending in your dessert ideas for the lunchroom dessert contest! Please email your dessert recipe to juliemacmillan@hamptonpark.org. Desserts will be judged on flavor, simplicity, and cost. Please, no nuts and only one entry per person! Only emailed recipes will be considered and must be received by November 30. The dessert will be named after the winner, and the winner will receive a free lunch every time the dessert is served.

Haywood Mall Christmas Tree Lighting

The 4th grade classes will be singing at the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Haywood Mall outdoor stage between Macys and Sears on Friday, December 1, at 4:00 p.m. Details were sent home with 4th grade students today.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bob Jones University

Hampton Park’s Upper School Concert Choir will be singing at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bob Jones University on Friday, December 1. The choir will be performing a 20-minute carol sing beginning at 6:00 p.m., prior to the Tree Lighting Ceremony which begins at 6:30 p.m. Community activities and music will be taking place on the campus prior to the ceremony and all are invited to attend.

SCACS Fine Arts Registrations

On-line registration is now open for all music and academic testing categories for the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) Fine Arts competition:

  • Music – All categories for grades 1-12 should register on-line. Students in grades 4-6 who are participating in vocal solo must register by November 15.
  • Academic Testing –Students in grades 3-6 will be selected based on academics by teachers. Students in grades 7-12 should register on-line.
  • Art – All students (grades 1-12) planning to participate in art should register on the paper form that was sent home. The form can be found on RenWeb under Resource Documents. Choose “Lower School Art” or “Upper School Art.”
  • Registration Deadline – Tuesday, December 5.

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Ticket sales for the Panther Players’ presentation of The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie begin on Monday, November 27.

  • The tickets will be sold before (8:00-8:30 a.m.) and after (3:15-3:40 p.m.) school in the Main Building (M Building) by the offices.
  • The performances will be on Thursday, December 7, and Friday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $3.00 for HPCS students. You may pay by cash or check.
  • Please keep in mind that this year’s play is a murder-mystery that will be presented in a tasteful manner but may be upsetting to extremely sensitive children.

Christmas Programs

Our Christmas Programs will be held on December 12 (Lower School Grades 3-6), December 14 (Upper School), and December 19 (Lower School Grades K4-2). Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.

  • Lower School Dress Guidelines
    • Girls should wear Christmas dresses or outfits (skirts/tops) with dress shoes (no tennis shoes).
    • Boys should wear dark pants, long-sleeved dress shirts or sweaters, and dress shoes (no tennis shoes).
  • Upper School Dress Guidelines
    • 7-8th Grade Girls: Black choir dresses or black maxi skirts with any top/sweater, dark tights, and dark shoes.
    • 7-8th Grade Boys: Black pants, black shoes, black socks, and white long-sleeved dress shirt.
    • 9-12th Grade Girls: Choir dress with black tights and black shoes.
    • 9-12th Grade Boys: Black pants, black bow tie, black vest, black socks and shoes, and white long-sleeved dress shirt or tux shirt.

Panthers in Action

Panther Passes

Pick up your 2017-2018 Panther Pass in the office and get into all regular-season home games for FREE!

Season Passes – New This Year

Season Passes are available to those who attend several games a year, but who do not qualify for a Panther Pass (friends, other family members, alumni). Season passes are available for $10 for an individual and $15 for a family (immediate household only) and may be purchased in the office or at home games. The Season Pass will provide access to all regular-season home basketball games.

Upcoming Basketball Games

Tuesday, November 14

  • Varsity Girls @ Eagle Ridge-Next School 5:30 (4 Eagle Lane, Salem, SC 29676)
  • Varsity Boys @ Eagle Ridge-Next School 6:45 (4 Eagle Lane, Salem, SC 29676)

Thursday, November 16

Come out for our first home basketball games! The seniors will be selling concessions – yummy snacks including hot dogs and grilled cheese sandwiches!

  • MS Girls vs. Spartanburg Prep 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. Spartanburg Prep 5:15

Friday, November 17

Providence Tournament @ Providence Academy (2788 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37615)

  • Varsity Girls 4:00
  • Varsity Boys 5:30

Saturday, November 18

Providence Tournament @ Providence Academy (2788 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37615)

  • Varsity Girls 1:00
  • Varsity Boys 2:30


General Information

Honor Roll

The first quarter honor roll is on RenWeb under Resource Documents.

Address/Phone Number Changes

When your address or phone number changes, please go to RenWeb or call the office to update your information.

Support our School

Remember to do all your Amazon shopping through this link https://www.amazon.com/?tag=hampto00-20. This is an easy way to help our school raise money with no effort on your part other than to remember to use the link for your Amazon shopping.

On-Line Usborne Book Sale

Hampton Park was able to purchase $600 worth of free books for our teachers and for the Library! Thank you for your part in making this sale a success! The Usborne books will arrive at school in a few weeks.

2018-2019 Dates

  • First Day of School (grades 1-12) – August 14
  • Teachers’ Convention – September 27-28

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 11/15Thursday, 11/16Friday, 11/17Monday, 11/20Tuesday, 11/21
Chili, cornbread, cheese, corn chips, crackers, fruitSausage or cheese pizzaTurkey & dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, pumpkin pieScrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, hash brown patties, biscuitBaked potato bar, brownie


Looking Ahead


November 16Lower School Speech Run-offs
November 16Upper School Spelling Bee Testing
November 17Lower School Thanksgiving Program (10:00 a.m. – Main Auditorium)
November 17Thanksgiving Lunch
November 17-18Providence Basketball Tournament
November 20Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
November 21Spelling Bees (Grades 2-3 – 9:00 a.m.; Grades 4-6 – 1:30 p.m. – Collins Auditorium)
November 22-24Thanksgiving Break – No School or Child Care
November 30Lower School Voice Run-offs (Grades 4-6)
December 7-9Drama Production
December 11-20Upper School NO CUTS
December 12Upper School Speech Run-offs
December 12Christmas Program (Grades 3-6; 7:00 p.m. – Main Auditorium)
December 14Upper School Christmas Program (7:00 p.m. – Main Auditorium)
December 18-20Exams (Grades 7-12)
December 18-19K4-12 Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
December 19Christmas Program (Grades K4-2; 7:00 p.m. – Main Auditorium)
December 20Christmas Vacation Begins (Grades K4-12 dismiss at 11:00 a.m. – No Child Care)
January 3School Resumes
January 5Geography Bee (2:25 p.m. – Collins Auditorium)
January 8End of 2nd Grading Period
January 9Second Semester Begins
January 10-12Art Run-offs (Grades 1-12)
January 11Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, & String Solos and Ensembles
January 12Report Cards
January 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care
January 19Piano Solo & Piano Ensemble Run-offs (Grades 1-6)
January 26Upper School Piano Solo & Piano Ensemble Run-offs
January 26Upper School Vocal Solo Run-offs
January 26Upper School Creative Writing and Poetry Run-offs
January 29-February 2Spirit Week



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