HPCS Weekly News – April 2, 2019

Upcoming Events

Early Dismissal – April 5 – Please note the change of K4-K5 dismissal!

On Friday, April 5, students in grades 1-12 will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. K4 and K5 will dismiss at 11:10 a.m. in order to avoid additional congestion at carline. Parents of students in grades 1-6 should arrive to carline after 11:15 a.m. so as to not clog the K4-K5 carline. Child care will be available until 5:30 p.m.

Achievement Testing

Achievement Testing for students in grades K5-12 is taking place this week. The achievement test results will be given with the report cards at the end of the school year.

Library Used Book Sale

In April, Hampton Park will be collecting books for the Library Used Book Sale that will take place on May 6-10. If you have used books that your children have outgrown, are collecting dust, or you are ready to clean out in your spring cleaning, please consider donating them to the school library. Lower school classes will have a contest to collect the most books, and each student in the winning class will select a free book. Start sending in your books today!

Lands’ End – Free Logo Sale

This is the final week to enjoy 20% off polos and free logos. At checkout, enter code: LOGO with the pin: 8674. The sale ends on April 5, at 10:59 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuits

The junior class will be selling Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits on Tuesday, April 9, between 7:30-8:20 a.m., at all of the regular drop-off locations on campus. Please help support the junior class as they begin the process of raising money for their senior trip.

AACS – National Fine Arts Competition at Bob Jones University

On April 9-11, Hampton Park students who took first place at SCACS will compete at Bob Jones University in the AACS National Fine Arts Competition. The permission form is on FACTS ParentsWeb and the schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.

Field Day

Field Day will be held on Wednesday, April 10. Grades 1-3 will participate from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and grades 4-6 will participate from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Field Day lunch forms were sent home with students today in folders. Field Day lunch may be ordered for students and guests through the FACTS ParentsWeb starting Monday, April 8, and are required by Wednesday, April 10, at 9:00 a.m.

  • Field Day is a regular school day. Regular classes will take place opposite field day activities.
  • Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. for grades 4-6 and at 11:30 a.m. for grades 1-3. Students taken off campus for lunch should be returned by 11:45 a.m. (grades 4-6) or 12:15 p.m. (grades 1-3). Please notice the lunch order information going home in folders today. The lunchroom menu includes sub sandwich, dill pickle, applesauce, and chips or yogurt.
  • Students should plan to wear comfortable clothing – class shirts, modest athletic shorts or pants, and tennis shoes.
  • Students should bring water bottles that are clearly labeled. Additionally, several water breaks are scheduled during the event and students may fill up their water bottles.
  • On the day of the event, there will be no parking in the lower parking lot next to the playground. Please park in the upper parking lot or the lot beside Hall Road and the MAC (A Building).
  • The rain date is Thursday, April 11.

Spring Break

Spring Break is Monday, April 15, through Monday, April 22. There will be no school or child care on these days.

Greenville Special Olympics – Wednesday, April 24

The Greenville Special Olympics will be held at Furman University on Wednesday, April 24, and our students in grades 9-12 will be volunteering for this track and field event. Please go to the permission form on FACTS ParentsWeb under WebForms and approve it by Friday, April 12.

Upper School Spring Concert – May 2

The Upper School Spring Concert (Grades 7-12) is Thursday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m., in the Main Auditorium.

Walk-a-thon – Save the Date!

Please mark your calendars for our Walk-a-thon on May 7. The Lower school will be walking in the morning before the Outdoor Band Concert, and the Upper School will be walking in the afternoon. Details will be available after Spring Break.

Outdoor Band Concert

The Outdoor Band Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at the Main Building Portico. More details will be available as the concert approaches. Save the date!

Drama Production Tryouts

Students in grades 8-11 who are interested in trying out for the 2019-2020 drama production, watch for details for the May tryouts. The tryouts will include speaking parts and technical roles.

Panthers in Action

Spring Sports – Upcoming Games

Tuesday, April 2

  • MS Girls Soccer vs. Shannon Forest 4:00
  • Golf @ Lake Pointe 4:00 (1375 Springlake Road, York, SC 29745)
  • Baseball @ Oconee 4:30 (150 His Way Circle, Seneca, SC 29672)
  • Varsity Girls Soccer @ Legacy Charter 5:00 (900 Woodside Avenue, Greenville, SC 29611)

Thursday, April 4

  • MS Girls Soccer vs. Upward 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Soccer @ Greenville Classical 4:00 (Piedmont Athletic Field #1, 150 Woodmont School Road, Piedmont, SC 29673)
  • Baseball vs. Victory 4:30

Saturday, April 6

  • Baseball vs. St. Joe’s 2:30

Monday, April 8

  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Lake Pointe 6:00
  • Baseball vs. Anderson Cavs 5:30
  • Golf vs. Oakwood 4:15

Tuesday, April 9

  • MS Girls Soccer vs. Spartanburg Prep 4:30
  • Golf vs. Lake Pointe 4:00


Pre-Participation Athletic Forms

Students interested in trying out for any of the sports mentioned above must have an up-to-date Pre-Participation Athletic Form (Part 1 and 2) on file in the office. The forms are located on ParentsWeb under Resource Documents. Please contact the office if you have questions.

JV/Varsity Volleyball Spring Training

The JV/Varsity Volleyball Spring Training will be held on April 30, May 2, and May 3, from 3:25-5:30 p.m., in the gym.

Cross Country Tryouts

Students in grades 5-11 who are interested in trying out for Cross Country should attend the tryouts on Monday through Wednesday, May 6-8, from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Students should meet Coach Cansler in front of the gymnasium and bring a bottle of water. A student only needs to attend tryouts until he or she runs a 9-minute mile.

MS Girls Volleyball Tryouts

Girls in grades 5-7 who are interested in trying out for volleyball for the 2019-2020 school year should attend the tryouts on Thursday, May 9; Tuesday, May 14; and Thursday, May 16. Tryouts will take place in the gym from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

HP Summer Sports Camps

Your child is invited to participate in one of Hampton Park’s Summer Sports Camps. The camps are open to students going into grades 1-12 and is broken into Junior Camp (grades 1-5) from 9:00 a.m -12:00 p.m. and Elite Camp (grades 6-12) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Early-bird registration is good through May 20. Information brochures about the Summer Sports Camps will be going out to students next week, and you can use one of the links below to learn more about the camps and to register:

HP Summer Soccer Camp – June 17-20 – www.itsabouttime.run/hpsoccercamp

HP Summer Basketball Camp – July 15-18 – www.itsabouttime.run/hpbasketballcamp


General Information

Lunchroom Visits

We welcome our parents and grandparents to visit the lunchroom and eat with your child (or grandchild). As a parent (or grandparent), please be reminded to sign-in in the lunchroom, obtain a lanyard, and wear it while in the lunchroom. We ask that you sit at the rectangular tables with your child (grandchild).

Summer Mailing

Our goal is to have information available to you as soon as you will need it. For this reason, we plan to make some changes regarding our Summer Mailing. The final school calendar, lower school supply list, upper school schedules, lower school class assignments, textbook lists, locker assignments and the Summer Preview will all be made available, but not in one mailing at the beginning of July like in the past. Instead, lists like textbook lists and school supply lists will be made available earlier in the summer so that parents may begin shopping. Lower school class assignments will be made available toward the end of the summer when upper school locker assignments are available. Information will be posted on ParentsWeb under Resource Documents whenever it is available. As always, contact the school office with any questions.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 4/3Thursday, 4/4Friday, 4/5Monday, 4/8Tuesday, 4/9
Grilled ham and cheese sandwich, dill pickle, and choice of chips or fresh fruitSausage or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtEarly dismissal –      No lunch served


Hot dogs, fresh veggies with ranch dressing,               chips OR yogurtPizza pasta bake, salad, breadstick, dessert


Looking Ahead


April 1-5Achievement Testing (Grades K5-12)
April 4Cap and Gown Photos –Seniors
April 5Cap and Gown Photos – K5
April 5Early Dismissal (Grades 1-12 at 11:30 a.m.; K4/K5 at 11:10 a.m.)
April 5Jr-Sr Banquet (7:00 p.m. MAC)
April 3-12No Cuts (Grades 7-12)
April 9-11AACS Fine Arts Festival
April 10Field Day – Lower School

(Grades 1-3 – AM; Grades 4-6 – PM)

April 11Field Day – Lower School – Rain Date
April 11-16Upper School Band Trip
April 15-22Easter Vacation
April 23School Resumes
April 24Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
April 25Class Meeting (Grade 10)
April 26-27SCACS Spring Soccer Tournament
April 29SCACS Golf Tournament
April 30Junior Parent Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
May 2Upper School Spring Concert (Grades 7-12)
May 3-4SCACS Baseball Tournament
May 7Walk-a-thon
May 7Outdoor Band Concert
May 6-10Library Used Book Sale
May 6-22No Cuts (Grades 7-12)
May 8-14Senior Trip
May 15Senior Skip Day
May 16Kindergarten Graduation (7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
May 17Last Day of Kindergarten
May 17Final Day of Child Care
May 17Sports Banquet (6:00 p.m. MAC)
May 20-21Early Dismissal (Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
May 20-22Exams (Grades 9-12)
May 22Lower School Awards Program (9:45 a.m. Main Auditorium)

(Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:00 a.m.)

May 23Records Day – No School
May 24Lower School Report Cards/Achievement Tests (8:30 a.m.)
May 24Upper School Awards Program and Report Cards/Achievement Tests (8:45 a.m.)
May 24Graduation Rehearsal (10:00 a.m.)
May 24Commencement (7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)


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