HPCS Weekly News – December 18, 2018

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!


Upcoming Events

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.


Early Dismissals

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.


Christmas Break

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 kevinpriest@hamptonpark.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.


Spirit Week

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

General Information

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.


Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 1/2Thursday, 1/3Friday, 1/4Monday, 1/7Tuesday, 1/8

No School

No SchoolNo SchoolSouthwest chicken wrap, tortilla chips and salsa, saladHamburger bar, French fries, dessert


Looking Ahead


December 18Christmas Program (Grades 3-6; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 19-21Exams (Grades 7-12)
December 19-21Grades 1-6 Early Dismissal – 11:15 a.m.
December 19-20K4/K5 Regular Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.

Upper School Early Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.

December 20Christmas Program (Grades K4-2; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 21Christmas 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 7School Resumes
January 7End of 2nd Grading Period
January 8Second Semester Begins
January 11Geography Bee (2:15 p.m. Collins Auditorium)
January 11Report Cards
January 11Upper School Speech Runoffs
January 16-18Art Contest
January 17Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, and Strings Solos and Ensembles Runoffs
January 18Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 1-6)
January 21Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care
January 22-25Spirit Week
January 23Homecoming Practice
January 24Creative Writing and Poetry Runoffs (Grades 7-12)
January 25Homecoming
January 25Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 7-12)
January 25Vocal Solo Runoffs (Grades 7-12)
January – Exact Dates TBDAcademic Testing (Grades 3-12)

Merry Christmas!


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