HPCS Weekly News – October 22, 2019

Upcoming Events

Lost and Found

Please take time to check Lost and Found in the MAC (A Building) when you are on campus to claim items belonging to your family. Current Lost and Found items can be claimed through Friday, November 1.

Science Fair

  • You’re invited! Parents are invited to attend Hampton Park’s Science Fair on Thursday, October 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Gym (Y Building). Students in grades 3, 5, and 7, will be participating in the fair with all of the work taking place in the classroom. If you plan to visit the fair between 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., please stop by the office to obtain a pass. The doors will be open from 3:15-5:30 p.m.
  • Volunteers Needed – If you work in a science field or have experience in judging a science fair, would you be willing to volunteer for the afternoon of October 30? If so, contact Mrs. Fitzgerald at pattyfitzgerald@hamptonpark.org.

Hampton Park Online Store

Be watching for details for the Hampton Park Online Store which should open at the end of October.

Election Day

There is no school or child care on Tuesday, November 5.

Lower School Only

Lower School Sword Drill

Parents are invited to attend the Lower School Sword Drill for students in grades 4-6. The sword drill will be held in the Collins Auditorium on Friday, October 25, at 1:30 p.m. Parents should enter the Collins Building through the side door facing the Brown Building.

Lower School Soccer Camp

Lower School Soccer Camp will be held on October 28-30, from 3:15-5:00 p.m. Students in grades 3-6 who would like to participate should fill out the form that was sent home last week. Completed forms with cash or check (payable to HPCS) should be turned in to your child’s teacher by Friday, October 25. Need a new form? Please drop by the office for help.

Fine Arts – Lower School Speech Information

Students who would like to try out for a speech category should memorize the poem located on the Speech Information Letter that was sent home on September 17 (poems are also on FACTS Family Portal (ParentsWeb) under Resource Documents). Be watching for details about the online registration for all fine arts events which will take place from November 1-15.

Harvest Happening

Please join us for this free event on Saturday, November 2, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the parking lot at Hampton Park. Flyers will go home in folders next week.

Thanksgiving Project

For the Thanksgiving Project this year, our Lower School classes will again be providing the foil pans for Miracle Hill’s Turkey Dinner Event. We will have a contest to see which grade level can collect the most money (cash is preferable, checks should be made out to HPCS) by Friday, November 8. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase 500 foil pans for Miracle Hill. Which grade level can raise the most money? The results will be announced on Monday, November 11, in the MAC during lunchtime.

Thanksgiving Program and Lunch

Please be a part of our Lower School Thanksgiving Program on Thursday, November 21, in the Main Auditorium. A Special Thanksgiving Lunch will follow the program. Be watching for more details!

Upper School Only

Bob Jones Festival

The Bob Jones University Festival (BJ Fest) will be held on November 5-7 for students in grades 9-12 who are competing in various fine arts categories. Permission Forms are on FACTS Family Portal (ParentsWeb) under WebForms.

Panthers in Action

Baseball Team Optional Batting Practice

The baseball team optional batting practices continue throughout the month of October on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Warehouse. Please contact Coach Manges at 864.360.5457 if you have questions.

Upcoming Games

Friday, October 25

  • Varsity Girls Volleyball @ SCACS Tournament 2:30 (Upward Star Center, 9768 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29301)
    • If we win, we will play again at 7:00 p.m.
    • If we lose, we will play again on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 26

  • Varsity Girls Volleyball @ SCACS Tournament – times to be determined on Friday

Basketball Tryouts

Students in grades 6-12 who are interested in trying out for basketball should plan to attend as follows:

  • MS Girls – Coach Shaw
    • Tryouts Begin – Monday, October 28, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • MS Boys – Coach Gearhart
    • Open Gym – October 23, 28, and 29, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Tryouts Begin – Friday, November 1, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • JV/Varsity Girls – Coach Tompkins
    • Tryouts Begin – Monday, October 28, 5:15-7:15 p.m.
  • JV/Varsity Boys – Coach Edwards
    • Tryouts Begin – Monday, October 28, 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Students who plan to try out for a basketball team must have Pre-Participation Athletic Forms Part 1 and 2 on file in the office. Forms are on FACTS Family Portal (ParentsWeb) under Resource Documents or in the school office. Current lists of students with physical forms on file are posted on the bulletin boards in the Main Building and have been given to Mrs. Luttrell. Forms are good for one year.

General Information

Volunteer Spotlight – Library Fall Book Sale

Our Library Fall Book Sale was held on October 1-4. This event would not have been possible without the help of volunteers who made and hung signage, worked in the Library during the sale, helped with set up and clean up, and did whatever our Librarian, Mrs. Lankford, needed to be done.

Many thanks to these volunteers!

  • Kim Conner (parent)
  • Dawn Gearhart (parent)
  • Jack Martin (parent of graduates)
  • Eden Springer (parent)
  • Mickey Treadway (parent)
  • Tuesday Moms


If you would like to know about other volunteer opportunities, you are invited to check out and join our Facebook page, “Hampton Park Christian School Volunteers.” If you do not have Facebook but would still like to know about volunteer opportunities, please contact Mrs. Gearhart (dawngearhart@hamptonpark.org).

HPCS Branded and Uniform Apparel – Sold by the Seniors

Drop by Miss Herdklotz’s classroom (M210) after school to shop for uniform clothing for just $4 each.

Moms In Prayer

Moms in Prayer meets every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., in M-202/204. All ladies are welcome to join this prayer group!

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 10/23Thursday, 10/24Friday, 10/26Monday, 10/28Tuesday, 10/29
Cheese quesadilla, tortilla chips & salsa, fruit, saladPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad, choice of yogurt or fruitCreamy chicken and rice, green beans, salad, biscuitWarm turkey and provolone on a pretzel roll, chips, fruitTaco bar, fruit, Jell-o, dessert


Looking Ahead


October 25SCACS Sword Drill Run-offs (Grades 4-6; 1:30 p.m.)
October 25-26SCACS Soccer/Volleyball Tournament
October 28-30Lower School Soccer Camp (Grades 3-6)
October 30-31Science Fair (Grades 3, 5, 7)
October 31Lower School Soccer Camp (Rain Date)
November 1-15Fine Arts Run-off Online Registration
November 5Election Day (No school or child care)
November 5-7BJ Festival
November 7SCACS Upper School Spelling Bee Testing
November 13Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
November 15-16Providence Basketball Tournament
November 19SCACS Lower School Speech Run-offs
November 21Lower School Thanksgiving Program (10:00 a.m. Main Auditorium) and Lunch
November 22SCACS Lower School Voice Run-offs (Grades 4-6)
November 26Spelling Bees (Grades 2-3; 9:00 a.m.; Grades 4-6; 1:30 p.m.)
November 27-29Thanksgiving Break (No school or child care)
December 5-7Drama Production
December 9Drama Production Inclement Weather Date
December 9-20No Cuts (Grades 7-12)
December 10Christmas Program (Grades 3-6)

(7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)

December 11SCACS Upper School Speech Run-offs
December 12Upper School Christmas Program

(7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)

December 17Christmas Program (Grades K5-2)

(7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)

December 18-20Exams (Grades 7-12)
December 19Christmas Program Inclement Weather Date
December 18-19Early Dismissal

(K5 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.;

1st-6th dismiss at 11:15 a.m.;

7th-12th dismiss at 11:00 a.m.)

December 20Christmas Vacation Begins

(K5 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.;

1st-6th dismiss at 11:15 a.m.;

7th-12th dismiss at 11:00 a.m.)

December 20End of 2nd Grading Period



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