HPCS Weekly News – November 5, 2019

Upcoming Events

Hampton Park Online Store

The Hampton Park Online Store will be open until Thursday, November 7, at 11:59 p.m. Go to https://323sports.com/hampton-park-store/ to start shopping. Shirts are available in several colors, short and long sleeves, and from youth XS to adult 4XL. Don’t wait – place your order now!

SCACS Fine Arts Registration – November 1-15

Students in grades 1-12 who are interested in competing in a solo or duet 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. Click here to register now through November 15.

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 – November 12

The seniors will be selling Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits on Tuesday, November 12. 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 will follow the program. Lunch reservations are required by Tuesday, November 19 and details are going home in students’ folders this week.

Mid-Quarter Reports

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

Usborne Book Orders

Usborne book orders from our Fall Book Sale should be in next week.

Chinese Exchange Students

Families are still needed to help host the Chinese exchange students between January 13 and February 12. If you are interested in hosting or have questions about this special opportunity, please email Dr. Priest at kevinpriest@hamptonpark.org.

Thanksgiving Break

There will be no school or child care on November 27-29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Lower School Only

Thanksgiving Project

For our Thanksgiving Project, we are collecting money (cash is preferable, checks should be made out to HPCS) to purchase foil pans for Miracle Hill’s Turkey Dinner Event. Which grade level can collect the most money by Friday, November 8? The results will be announced on Monday, November 11, in the MAC during lunchtime.

Special congratulations go to 8th grader Adriana S., who created the winning spreadsheet to track the funds our students collect for the Thanksgiving Project!

 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 by November 15.

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

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.

Lands’ End Starboard Scholarship

Students in grades 6-12 who display exceptional leadership skills are eligible to receive the $10,000 Lands’ End Starboard Scholarship. Up to seven scholarships will be awarded to students who are in a Preferred School, like Hampton Park. Don’t wait to apply for this special scholarship! Applications are accepted through December 13, 2019, or until 3,000 applications are submitted. Click here to start your application!

Panthers in Action

Basketball Practice Schedule

Wednesday, November 6

  • JV/Varsity Boys 3:30-5:00

Thursday, November 7

  • MS Girls 3:30-5:15
  • MS Boys 3:30-5:00/5:00-5:15 parent meeting
  • Varsity Girls 5:15-7:15
  • JV/Varsity Boys 4:45 classroom/5:15-7:15

Friday, November 8

  • MS Girls 3:30-5:15
  • MS Boys 3:30-5:15
  • Varsity Girls 5:15-7:15
  • JV/Varsity Boys 5:15-7:15

Monday, November 11

  • MS Girls 3:30-5:15
  • MS Boys 3:30-5:15
  • Varsity Girls 5:15-7:15
  • JV/Varsity Boys 5:15-7:15

Tuesday, November 12

  • MS Girls 3:30-5:15
  • MS Boys 3:30-5:15
  • Varsity Girls 5:15-6:30
  • JV/Varsity Boys 5:15-7:15

Wednesday, November 13

  • MS Boys 3:30-5:00 tentative

General Information

Sickness Policy

As we enter the season of increased sickness, please be reminded to keep sick students home from school until symptom-free from the stomach bug and fever-free for 24 hours.

Volunteer Spotlight – Room Moms

Many of our Lower School classes have “Room Moms” to help organize parties, assist with crafts, and more! If you cannot commit to being a Room Mom, maybe you can help by sending in food or a craft item for a class party. We are thankful to all the moms who have helped teachers by volunteering in the classroom throughout the years!

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, 11/6Thursday, 11/7Friday, 11/8Monday, 11/11Tuesday, 11/12
Corn dogs, potato fries, salad, fruitBacon or cheese pizza, salad, choice of yogurt or fruitSouthwest chicken wrap, salad, fruit, chips & salsaChicken sandwich, waffle fries, saladSmorgasbord


Looking Ahead


November 1-15Fine Arts Run-off Online Registration
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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