This edition of the HPCS Weekly News is full of upcoming dates and deadlines. Do not let a date slip by unnoticed!
Speech Runoffs – Grades 2-6
The speech information letter for students in grades 2-6 needs to be filled out and returned by November 9.
Chick fil-A Chicken Biscuits Sale
The senior class will be selling Chick fil-A chicken biscuits on THURSDAY, November 9, from 7:30-8:15 a.m. at the regular drop-off locations on campus. The biscuits sell for $3.00 each and all proceeds go toward the senior trip.
Veterans Day Program – Thursday, November 9
The Veterans Day Program will be held at the flagpole at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, November 9. All are welcome!
HP On-line store
The HP On-line store is a great place to buy some new HP-branded apparel in both children and adult sizes. Visit https://323sports.com/hampton-park-store to shop now. Place your order now before it’s too late! The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 9.
SCACS Art – Extra Help and Ideas
For students who are interested in participating in SCACS Fine Arts, Mrs. Panosian will be available after school on November 13, 14, 16, and 17, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in her classroom, B-202. Students are welcome to work the entire hour or simply go to get ideas.
Thanksgiving Program and Lunch – Friday, November 17
You are invited to attend our Lower School Thanksgiving Program on Friday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m., in the Main Auditorium. The Lunch will follow the program and reservations are required by Wednesday, November 15. The lunch will be served in the MAC (A Building), and the feast will include turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie. The cost for the lunch is $6.00 for students in 3rd grade through adults, $4.75 for students in K4 through 2nd grade, and children age three and under are free with an adult purchase. Lunch reservations are required by Wednesday, November 15. The dining schedule is as follows:
- 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
This Thanksgiving season the Lower School students will be collecting household items and non-perishable staples for a local ministry that serves many precious children in the upstate – the Miracle Hill Children’s Home. The list of needs was sent home with students. Items should be taken to your child’s classroom by 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.
Lost and Found
Please visit Lost and Found regularly to claim items that belong to your children. Lost and Found is located in the MAC (A Building) through the doors to the left of the fireplace. The last day to look through the current Lost and Found items is Friday, December 1.
Please label all of your belongings to simplify the process. As a note, school uniforms and HP branded items are NEVER donated to charity and will be used as a way for the Senior class to raise money for their senior trip.
Lunchroom – Dessert Contest
Do you have a favorite dessert? Enter the lunchroom dessert contest! Please email your dessert recipe to firstname.lastname@example.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 Haywood Mall on Friday, December 1, at 4:00 p.m.
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
Registrations have begun for South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) Fine Arts in the categories of music, art and academic testing:
- 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.” Complete and return the form by December 5.
- Music – All students (grades 1-12) planning to participate in music should register at http://hpcsonline.org/fine-arts/registrations/ and click on the “music registration form” to begin the online registration. Registrations will close on December 5. Students in grades 4-6 who are participating in vocal solo must register by November 15.
- Academic Testing –Upper School students should register http://hpcsonline.org/fine-arts/registrations/ and click on “Upper School Academic Testing” to begin the online registration. Registrations will close on December 5. Lower School students do not need to register as their teachers will select them.
Panthers in Action
Panther Passes are FREE for parents and grandparents and gives access for all regular-season home basketball games. Lower School students will receive Panther Passes in their folders this week, and additional passes are available in the office. Pick up your Panther Pass today!
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 5:30
- Varsity Boys @ Eagle Ridge 6:45
Thursday, November 16
- MS Girls vs. Spartanburg Prep 4:00
- MS Boys vs. Spartanburg Prep 5:15
Friday, November 17
Providence Tournament @ Providence Academy
- Varsity Girls 4:00
- Varsity Boys 5:30
Saturday, November 18
Providence Tournament @ Providence Academy
- Varsity Girls 1:00
- Varsity Boys 2:30
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.
- First Day of School (grades 1-12) – August 14
- Teachers’ Convention – September 27-28
|Wednesday, 11/8||Thursday, 11/9||Friday, 11/10||Monday, 11/13||Tuesday, 11/14|
|Chicken enchilada, Spanish rice, tortilla chips, salad||Bacon or cheese pizza, chips and yogurt||Sub sandwich, grapes, chips, pickle||Sloppy joes, baked beans, potato chips, fresh veggies with ranch dressing||Loaded nacho bar, salad, cookie|
|November 9||Veterans Day Program (10:20 a.m. – Flagpole)|
|November 10||Soccer Camp – Rain Date|
|November 16||Lower School Speech Run-offs|
|November 16||Upper School Spelling Bee Testing|
|November 17||Lower School Thanksgiving Program (10:00 a.m. – Main Auditorium)|
|November 17||Thanksgiving Lunch|
|November 17-18||Providence Basketball Tournament|
|November 20||Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)|
|November 21||Spelling Bees (Grades 2-3 – 9:00 a.m.; Grades 4-6 – 1:30 p.m. – Collins Auditorium)|
|November 22-24||Thanksgiving Break – No School or Child Care|
|November 30||Lower School Voice Run-offs (Grades 4-6)|
|December 7-9||Drama Production|
|December 11-20||Upper School NO CUTS|
|December 12||Upper School Speech Run-offs|
|December 12||Christmas Program (Grades 3-6; 7:00 p.m. – Main Auditorium)|
|December 14||Upper School Christmas Program (7:00 p.m. – Main Auditorium)|
|December 18-20||Exams (Grades 7-12)|
|December 18-19||K4-12 Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.|
|December 19||Christmas Program (Grades K4-2; 7:00 p.m. – Main Auditorium)|
|December 20||Christmas Vacation Begins (Grades K4-12 dismiss at 11:00 a.m. – No Child Care)|
|January 3||School Resumes|
|January 5||Geography Bee (2:25 p.m. – Collins Auditorium)|
|January 8||End of 2nd Grading Period|
|January 9||Second Semester Begins|
|January 10-12||Art Run-offs (Grades 1-12)|
|January 11||Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, & String Solos and Ensembles|
|January 12||Report Cards|
|January 15||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care|
|January 19||Piano Solo & Piano Ensemble Run-offs (Grades 1-6)|
|January 26||Upper School Piano Solo & Piano Ensemble Run-offs|
|January 26||Upper School Vocal Solo Run-offs|
|January 26||Upper School Creative Writing and Poetry Run-offs|
|January 29-February 2||Spirit Week|