HPCS Weekly News – October 29, 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 this Friday, November 1.

Science Fair – NEW LOCATION

The Science Fair will be held in the Library on Thursday, October 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you plan to visit the fair, please enter the main building by the offices and you will be directed to the Library.

Hampton Park Online Store

The Hampton Park Online Store will be opening soon! The online store will be open until Thursday, November 7, at 11:59 p.m. The information and link will be emailed once the link is live.

SCACS Fine Arts Registration – November 1-15

Students in grades 1-12 who are interested in competing in a fine arts category at the SCACS Elementary School Festival on March 6, 2020, or the SCACS High School Festival on March 19-20, 2020, should plan to register online. Registration will open on November 1 and details will be sent out in a later email.

Election Day

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

Monster Truckz

Drop by the office for free tickets to the Monster Truckz show at the Greenville Pickens Track on November 8-10. The tickets admit one child age 2-13 with a paying adult.

Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuits

Mark your calendars for the upcoming dates that the senior class will be selling Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits: November 12, 26, and December 10. The biscuits are $3.00 each and will be sold at all of the regular drop-off locations on campus.

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 for all grades will follow the program. Details will be sent home soon!

Mid-Quarter Reports

Mid-quarter reports for students in grades 4-12 will be available on November 13.

Lower School Only

Soccer Camp

Due to the weather forecast for both Wednesday and Thursday (the rain date), Soccer Camp will take place as scheduled for Wednesday and will move to the gym.

Lower School Sword Drill

The winners of last week’s Lower School Sword Drill are sixth grader Adam F. (1st place), fifth grader Calvin S. (2nd place), and fourth grader Amaris R. (alternate). These students will represent Hampton Park in the Sword Drill at the SCACS Elementary School Festival on Friday, March 6, 2020.

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 today.

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. Information will go home in folders today.

SCACS Lower School Speech Runoffs

Speech Runoffs will be held on November 19 from students in grades 2-6 who are interested in participating in SCACS in a speech category. Please remember to register online on November 1-15. Be watching for details concerning registration.

Lower School Spelling Bees

Parents are invited to attend the Lower School Spelling Bees in the Collins Auditorium (C Building) on Tuesday, November 26. The quizzing will begin at 9:00 a.m. for the students in grades 2-3 and 1:30 p.m. for grades 4-6. Guests do not need to sign in at the office and should enter the Collins Building through the side door facing the Brown Building and playground.

Upper School Only

1st Quarter Honor Roll

The Honor Roll for first quarter is located on FACTS Parent Portal (ParentsWeb) under Resource Documents.

Lands’ End Friends and Family Sale

Lands’ End is having a Friends and Family sale offering 40% off entire orders through November 7. To take advantage of the discount, enter Promo Code: LESUFRIEND and Pin: 2019 at checkout.

Panthers in Action

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 Continue -October 29, 31, and November 1, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • MS Boys – Coach Gearhart
    • Open Gym – October 29, 31, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (NOTE – October 31 was added!)
    • Tryouts Begin – Friday, November 1, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • JV/Varsity Girls – Coach Tompkins
    • Tryouts Continue – October 29 (5:15-7:15 p.m.), October 31 (5:15-6:30 p.m.), and November 1 (5:15-7:15 p.m.)
  • JV/Varsity Boys – Coach Edwards
    • Tryouts Continue –October 29, 31, and November 1, 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.

General Information

Volunteer Spotlight – Sword Drill/Spelling Bee Volunteer

When we host a sword drill or spelling bee, a volunteer assists at the door helping parents and grandparents to enter the building to watch the event. Thank you to our Spanish teacher, Señora Rivera, who volunteered to monitor the door for the recent sword drill on her day off!

On Tuesday, November 26, we will need a few more volunteers to monitor the door for the spelling bees. Be watching our Facebook or respond to this email for details about volunteering for this event.

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, 10/30Thursday, 10/31Friday, 11/1Monday, 11/4Tuesday, 11/5
Chicken noodle soup, salad, roll or biscuitSausage or cheese pizza, salad, choice of yogurt or fruitHot sandwich (Italian roast beef, turkey, ham) pretzels, fruitChicken tender sub, potato chips, carrots and broccoli with ranch dressing, lemonadeNo school or child care


Looking Ahead


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
January 6School Resumes



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