Christmas Break is coming
Christmas Break is coming, we have lots left to do,
Take tests, have parties, and buy a gift or two.
The children are excited, counting down the days
‘Til school is out and Christmas is on it’s way.
In all this hustle and bustle, as we have a lot of fun,
Remember we celebrate the gift of His Son!
Office Hours – December 18 and 20
Today and Thursday there will be a small change ~
A change in the office hours, which is unusual and strange.
We will be closing at 4:30 p.m. today.
If you have office needs or have a question to say,
Then before 4:30 p.m. drop by or call
We will tend to your needs, no matter how great or small.
On Thursday, the office will close at 4 o’clock.
Come by before then or you will be shocked.
Lands’ End Sale – TODAY ONLY
Is your child in need of a new uniform top?
On Lands’ End sale you will want to hop.
Today only the sale you will find
Fifty percent off your order online!
The promo code is RIBBON and 3648 is the pin
Order over $50 and the shipping is free
You’ll receive your order by Christmas, yippee!
Grades 3-6 Christmas Program – Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
In the Main Auditorium at 7:00 you should come tonight,
Students in grades 3-6 will sing with delight.
Colors of Christmas is the theme this year,
And students should be dressed in more than cheer.
Christmas dresses on girls or tops and skirts,
Boys wear dark pants with sweaters or long-sleeved shirts.
If a child in grade K4-2 have you,
You will want to read the next subject line, too!
Grades K4-2 Christmas Program – Thursday, December 20, at 7:00 p.m.
Whether you have gone to another program or this is your first,
Come see the children’s excitement that is ready to burst!
Songs about snow, baby Jesus, and holiday lights,
You will hear at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium on Thursday night.
The students in K4-2nd grade will delight parents and friends
with the story of Jesus told to those who attend.
Parents, remember the requested holiday dress,
Your children will look adorable nonetheless.
Girls in Christmas dresses or shirts with a skirt,
Boys in dark pants and sweaters or a long-sleeved shirt.
Book/Bible Sales at Christmas Programs
Christmas is coming, we all know it’s true.
But you most likely still have some shopping to do.
Our book store sells books and Bibles at cost,
To help be a resource for our families to exhaust.
The store in the lobby will be open after and before
And will take cash, check or card before you head out the door.
Dismissals this week could be complicated for you
If you arrive at the wrong time and don’t know what to do.
Should you be early, should you come late?
Please make a note of the early dismissals – they’ll keep you straight.
- K4-K5 – Dismiss at 11:30 a.m. every day this week
If you arrive early to carline, you’ll shriek.
Because carline for other grades at 11:15 a.m. begins
Waiting closer to 11:30, the carline should thin.
- Grades 1-6 – On December 19-21, at 11:15 a.m. will dismiss,
Parents of students in grades 1-6 should note this.
- Grades 7-12 – On December 19-20, at 11:30 a.m. last exams will end
And at that time out the Panther Doors, students will descend.
However, on December 21, you won’t want to be late
Dismissal is an early 11:00 a.m. on that date.
- Everyone will want to note
This important child care info, and I quote,
“On Friday, there will be no child care”
And we do not want to catch you unaware.
Christmas Sweater Day – Friday, December 21
Friday is Christmas Sweater/Shirt Day!
It’s not the time to be reserved, shy or grey.
Put on some sparkle, light up and shine,
Or wear a low-key Christmas top, that is also fine.
A day long anticipated for students and for teachers, too,
Friday, December 21, is the last day of school, it flew!
Early dismissal was mentioned above ~
Christmas break is an event that everyone loves.
It won’t last forever, though we all yearn,
On January 7, the students will return.
Chinese Student Exchange Program
For the last several years, Hampton Park has played host
To a large group of students from China, they boast.
Our Hampton Park families have opened their homes
And made students a part of their life whereever they roamed.
We still need some families who are willing to say,
“I am willing to be a house where one stays!”
From January 16-February 13 to Greenville they reside
Learning our customs, language, school and lessons we provide.
Host families will receive $400 for each child
For housing, food and entertainment – you will make them smile!
If you are interested or would like to say “yes!”
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org – you’re the best!
Used Uniform Sale – Friday, January 11
The uniforms from Lost and Found that are never claimed
And don’t make it back to their owners, is always such a shame.
At this point, it seems like a total loss;
But the senior class takes the lost uniforms that someone else might toss
And has a Used Uniform Sale to help our families out ~
When students have grown too much and need new clothes, without a doubt.
On Friday, January 11, the Used Uniform Sale will take place,
From 3:00-4:00 p.m. in M213 – no other space.
Since most items will cost just a buck, more or less,
You can get some new-to-you clothes without much stress.
Some of your children may have signed up to compete in art.
To begin the art projects over Christmas break would be smart.
The deadline for turning in SCACS art to school
Is Wednesday, January 16, and that is the rule.
The art must arrive in the MAC before school starts
To be judged by some artists who have some art smarts.
All students are invited to participate in Spirit Week!
Each day is exciting, fun and unique!
In case you have time over the holiday break
To take time to shop and a costume create.
Please make note of the days that have been planned
So that students will have spirit and will not be bland.
- Homeroom Wars – each class chooses it’s theme
- Student Stereotypes – the athlete, class clown, nerd or geek or more
- Throwback Day – choose a decade!
- Crazy Day – the name says it all
- Navy Blue and Yellow Day – School Spirit!
Panthers in Action
Upcoming Basketball Games
Tuesday, January 8
- MS Girls vs. St. Mary’s 4:00
- MS Boys vs. St. Mary’s 5:00
- JV Boys @ Greenville Homeschool 5:30 (1002 South Buncombe Road, Greer, SC 29651)
- Varsity Girls @ Greenville Homeschool 6:30
- Varsity Boys @ Greenville Homeschool 7:45
Thursday, January 10
- MS Girls vs. Shannon Forest 4:00
- MS Boys vs. Shannon Forest 5:00
Friday, January 11
- JV Boys @ Shannon Forest 4:00 (829 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC 29615)
- Varsity Girls @ Shannon Forest 5:15
- Varsity Boys @ Shannon Forest 6:45
Christmas Office Hours
Over the holidays, from Monday through Friday,
The office is open to help while students are away.
The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5 in the night,
And if you don’t have an answer, the office staff might.
However, the office is closed for a few of the days,
Try not to stop by or call either way.
Since no one will be in the office at all
On December 24 and 25, and we won’t get your call.
Also you should avoid one day more
January 1 will have locks on the doors.
Come any of the other days or call if you may,
“We are glad we can help you,” you’ll hear the staff say.
Support Our School
The shopping season is quickly coming to an end
If you don’t have all your gifts, you may have no money left to spend.
If you are shopping on Amazon to pick up some things,
Remember to use this link, you’ll make Hampton Park sing!
This is an easy way to help our school raise some money
And all you must do is use our link, it’s not funny.
So just keep on shopping and using the link
And get all your gifts, and we’ll make some money, I think.
|Wednesday, 1/2||Thursday, 1/3||Friday, 1/4||Monday, 1/7||Tuesday, 1/8|
|No School||No School||Southwest chicken wrap, tortilla chips and salsa, salad||Hamburger bar, French fries, dessert|
|December 18||Christmas Program (Grades 3-6; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)|
|December 19-21||Exams (Grades 7-12)|
|December 19-21||Grades 1-6 Early Dismissal – 11:15 a.m.|
|December 19-20||K4/K5 Regular Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.|
Upper School Early Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.
|December 20||Christmas Program (Grades K4-2; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)|
|December 21||Christmas Vacation Begins|
Upper School Dismisses – 11:00 a.m.
Grades 1-6 Dismisses – 11:15 a.m.
K4-K5 Dismisses – 11:30 a.m.
No Child Care
|January 7||School Resumes|
|January 7||End of 2nd Grading Period|
|January 8||Second Semester Begins|
|January 11||Geography Bee (2:15 p.m. Collins Auditorium)|
|January 11||Report Cards|
|January 11||Upper School Speech Runoffs|
|January 16-18||Art Contest|
|January 17||Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, and Strings Solos and Ensembles Runoffs|
|January 18||Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 1-6)|
|January 21||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care|
|January 22-25||Spirit Week|
|January 23||Homecoming Practice|
|January 24||Creative Writing and Poetry Runoffs (Grades 7-12)|
|January 25||Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 7-12)|
|January 25||Vocal Solo Runoffs (Grades 7-12)|
|January – Exact Dates TBD||Academic Testing (Grades 3-12)|