HPCS Weekly News – August 14, 2018

Upcoming Events

K4/K5 Orientation for Parents

Parents of students in grades K4 and K5 will have their orientation meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, in the classroom. Students may attend this meeting.

Immediately after the kindergarten orientation, parents of students who attend Panther Prime Time on a regular basis should plan to meet with Mrs. Bennett in B104.

Lower School Early Dismissal – Wednesday, August 15

On Wednesday, August 15, grades 1-6 will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Upper School will dismiss at the normal time of 3:15 p.m.

First Day of K4/K5

Kindergarten classes begin on Thursday, August 16. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. Early stay for kindergartners is in B104. Pick-up is 11:25 a.m. unless students will be staying for Panther Prime Time.

Lower School Parents-Only Informational Meeting

On Thursday, August 16, the Parents-Only Informational Meeting will be held in the Lower School classrooms. Parents need only to go to the time(s) pertaining to their child(ren). Please note the schedule below:

  • Grades 1 and 2 – 6:45-7:10 p.m.
  • Grades 3 and 4 – 7:15-7:40 p.m.
  • Grades 5 and 6 – 7:45-8:15 p.m.

School Picture Day

School picture day is next Tuesday, August 21. Pictures may be ordered online at www.mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: NR508004Q0 starting today or ordered using the flyer envelope on picture day. Photos are satisfaction guaranteed – Life Touch will retake your child’s portraits or return for a full refund if you are not satisfied. Students should follow the normal school dress code for picture day.

Moms In Prayer

Are you interested in meeting school moms or grandmas? Do you want to focus on praying for our school, students, and teachers? Moms in Prayer may be just the group for you! Moms in Prayer meets every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., in M-202/204 and the first meeting is Tuesday, August 21, at 1:00 p.m. All ladies are welcome to join this prayer group!

Speech Meeting

On Wednesday, August 22, at 3:20 p.m., Mrs. Phillips will be meeting with Upper School students who are interested in participating in Speech this year. Come to the Reference Room (M118) to find out more about this program. The meeting will last no longer than thirty minutes.

Upper School Drop/Add

An Upper School student may have landed in band and plays no instrument or would rather take choir over geography. To make a change, Upper School students may stop by the office for a Drop/Add form. Drop/Add period lasts until Tuesday, August 28.

Connection Week

Connection Week is August 28-31 for all Upper School students. More details will be made available soon!

Panthers in Action

Team Communication

If your child is a student on a team, use this link to enter the GroupMe team chats. Parents can download the “GroupMe” App and sign up for each of your child’s teams.

Upcoming Games

Thursday, August 16

  • MS Girls Volleyball vs. BJA 4:00
  • MS Boys Soccer vs. BJA 4:00

Friday, August 17

  • MS Girls Volleyball vs. Asheville Trailblazers 4:00
  • JV Girls Volleyball vs. Asheville Trailblazers 5:00
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Asheville Trailblazers 6:00
  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Providence 4:15

Tuesday, August 21

  • MS Girls Volleyball vs. Greenville Homeschool 4:30
  • JV Girls Volleyball vs. Greenville Homeschool 5:30
  • MS Boys Soccer @ Spartanburg Day 6:00
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Greenville Homeschool 6:30

General Information

HPCS Pantherbots

The Pantherbots is a weekly club designed to inspire students interested in robotics. Students will learn teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. The club will meet on Wednesdays after school until 5:00 p.m. for five months at a cost of $30 per month. If your student in grade 5-12 is interested in trying out for the team, send an email to hpcsrobots@campinfinity.com.

Late Arrivals/Early Dismissals

Lower School – Please come to the office to check in, obtain a pass and get a visitor sticker. The pass and visitor sticker should be given to the teacher when the child arrives to class or when you are picking up your child.

Upper School – Students may sign in when arriving late. However, when a student needs to dismiss early, a parent must check out the student from the office. A driving student may dismiss early with a written note or email from a parent.

Tuesday Moms

Tuesday Moms run copies, cut and paste, hang artwork, laminate posters, sort and file, run errands and more for our teachers. If you are interested in volunteering on Tuesdays, come by the office to obtain and fill out background check information. You can help every Tuesday, occasional Tuesdays, partial Tuesdays or whatever works for your schedule. Volunteering is also a great way to get to know the teachers and other volunteers.

Support Our School

Boxtops for Education, Amazon, Ingles, Publix and Lowe’s Food are all resources for our school to receive cash rewards.

  • Boxtops for Education – may be sent in to your child’s teacher any time.
  • Amazon – Use this link when you shop at Amazon and Hampton Park will receive a percentage of the purchase. The link is also on the HPCS website under “Resources” and “Support Our School.”
  • Publix – New this year, to sign up for Publix, use the Publix Partners website, select our school, then sign up. At check out, simply enter your phone number.
  • Ingles – Ingles Advantage Cards must be individually linked to HPCS in order for a portion of your purchases to be designated. Please visit the program website at https://www.ingles-markets.com/toolsforschools/ to register your card. Our school ID is 11303.
  • Lowe’s Food Card – With your Lowe’s Food Card, go to http://www.lowesfoods.com/back-2-school-archive/ and under the “Cart to Class” tab, click on the “link your school to your card” and enroll. From here, you will enter your card information and choose HPCS from a pull down menu.

Late Stay – Text Notifications

If your child uses Late Stay, we are offering you the opportunity to receive updates from the Late Stay staff anytime there is a change in location due to weather or other circumstances. If you’d like to receive notifications on your cell phones, please follow these directions using your cell phone:

  • Enter: 81010
  • Text: @hpcsa

Do Not Publish

Hampton Park Christian School may include photos of students, teachers, and school activities on its website, social media pages, and in school promotional materials. Though names of faculty, staff, and administration will regularly be published, full names of students will not. If you choose to deny permission for your child to be included in photos, please go to RenWeb under “Resource Documents” and select the Do Not Publish Form. These forms should be turned in to the school office.

Handicapped Parking Spaces

Please do not park in handicapped parking spaces unless you have a disabled parking permit.


Unbelievably, several students were out sick the very first day of school! While staying home from school can be difficult, a student must stay home from school until he or she has been fever-free and symptom free for 24 hours. Thank you for your assistance!

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 8/15Thursday, 8/16Friday, 8/17Monday, 8/20Tuesday, 1/21
Turkey or ham wrap, pretzels, dill pickle, and grapesPepperoni or cheese pizza, garden salad or yogurtBBQ sandwich, potato chips, baked beans, coleslawCorn dogs, tater tots, steamed broccoli and carrotsSalad bar and ice cream


Looking Ahead


August 14K4/K5 Orientation for Parents (7:00 p.m. – Brown Building)
August 15Grades 1-6 Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.;

Grades 7-12 Dismiss at 3:15 p.m.

August 16Kindergarten Begins
August 16Parents-Only Informational Meeting
August 21Picture Day
August 28-31Connection Week (Grades 7-12)
September 3Labor Day – No School or Child Care
September 13Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
September 14-15Providence Soccer/Volleyball Tournament
September 17-18Senior Character Shots
September 19Honor Society Induction Rehearsal (3:00 p.m. – Main Auditorium)
September 20Honor Society Induction (10:20 a.m. – Main Auditorium)
September 25College Meeting (7:00 p.m. – M202/204)
September 27-28Teacher’s Convention – No School or Child Care
October 2-5Fall Book Sale
October 10PSAT (Required for sophomores)
October 13Cross Country State Meet
October 16End of 1st Grading Period
October 18Lower School Conferences

(No K4/K5 classes; Grades 1-6 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.; Grades 7-12 full day)

October 18Senior Carnival Set Up
October 19Conferences

(No K4/K5 classes; Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)

October 19Senior Carnival (11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
October 19Report Cards
October 26-27SCACS Soccer/Volleyball Tournament
October 31-November 1BJ Festival



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