HPCS Weekly News – December 4, 2019

Upcoming Events

The Prince and the Pauper by Anne Coulter Martens

It’s not too late to purchase tickets for the Panther Players’ presentation of The Prince and the Pauper, which takes place this week! This play, adapted from the book by Mark Twain, is appropriate for all ages.

  • The tickets are sold before (8:00-8:30 a.m.) and after (3:15-3:40 p.m.) school in the Main Building (M Building) by the offices.
  • The performances will be held on Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for non-HPCS students, and $3.00 for HPCS students. You may pay by cash or check (payable to HPCS).

Festival of Trees

Drop by the Downtown Hyatt for the 2019 Festival of Trees! This festival, held from December 5-30, showcases Christmas trees from area businesses and schools. Hampton Park’s tree was decorated by a group of volunteer moms led by school mom and graduate Eden Springer.

Chinese Exchange Students

A few 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.

School-Wide Photo – December 10

On December 10, the entire student body will have a school-wide photo for our 50th anniversary. Lower School students should wear a navy, yellow or white shirt and Upper School students should wear Connection Week shirts. Students may wear jeans or athletic pants.

Christmas Programs

Our Christmas Programs will be held on December 10 (Grades 3-6), December 12 (Upper School), and December 17 (Grades K5-2). Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium and doors open at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is provided for both Lower School Christmas programs for children ages 3 and under.

  • Grades K5-6: Girls should wear Christmas dresses, and boys should wear dark pants and long-sleeved shirts. No tennis shoes.
  • Grades 7-8: Girls should wear a black skirt, white top, and colorful scarf; boys should wear black pants, white shirt, and a tie.
  • Grades 9-12: Girls should wear choir dresses; boys should wear black pants, white long-sleeved shirts, vests, bowties, and black shoes.

December 19 is the back-up date in the event of inclement weather causing the cancellation of a Christmas program.

Lost and Found

It’s hard to believe the number of items that have been taken to Lost and Found. Is your child missing a lunchbox, water bottle, coat, soccer cleats, hoodie, uniform shirt, pants, PE clothes or lanyard? It may very well be in Lost and Found. Please take time to drop by the Lost and Found when you are on campus to claim items belonging to your family. Lost and Found is located in the MAC (A Building). The current Lost and Found items will be available through December 20.

Lower School Only

Author Visit

Jean Pennington, author of the Willow Valley Kids series, will be speaking to grades 1-4 on December 17. The illustrator for this series is Hampton Park parent, Julie Dickerson! Mrs. Pennington will have signed copies of her books available for $9 each.

Upper School Only

Handicapped Parking Spaces

Please do not park in handicapped parking spaces unless you have a disabled parking permit. Parents who are picking up Upper School students should get in car line or park in a regular parking space, and should avoid parking in non-spaces or handicapped spaces.

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. Applications are accepted through December 13, 2019, or until 3,000 applications are submitted. Click here to start your application!

Panthers in Action

Varsity Girls Soccer Off-Season Training

Girls in grades 9-12 who are interested in trying out for spring soccer are invited to attend the off-season training on December 4 and 18, from 3:35-4:45 p.m., in the gym.

Basketball Team Photos

The Yearbook staff will be taking basketball team photos in the gym on Wednesday, December 18, at 11:30 a.m. Players should wear navy uniforms for the photos.

Upcoming Basketball Games

Tuesday, December 3

  • MS Girls @ Shannon Forest 4:00 (829 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC 29615)
  • MS Boys @ Shannon Forest 5:15
  • Varsity Girls vs. New Covenant 5:45
  • Varsity Boys vs. New Covenant 7:00

Tuesday, December 10

  • MS Boys vs. Oakwood 4:00
  • JV Boys vs. Oakwood 5:00
  • Varsity Girls vs. Oakwood 6:15
  • Varsity Boys vs. Oakwood 7:30

Friday, December 13

  • MS Girls vs. Spartanburg Day 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. Spartanburg Day 5:00
  • JV Boys @ Spartanburg Day 5:00 (1701 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307)
  • Varsity Girls @ Spartanburg Day 6:00
  • Varsity Boys @ Spartanburg Day 7:15

Saturday, December 14

  • Varsity Girls vs. Alumni 10:00
  • Varsity Boys vs. Alumni 11:15

General Information

Support Our School

Remember to do all your Amazon shopping this holiday season through this link. This is an easy way to help our school raise money with no effort on your part other than to remember to use the link for your Amazon shopping.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 12/4Thursday, 12/5Friday, 12/6Monday, 12/9Tuesday, 12/10
Breakfast lunch – cheesy scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, sausage patty, biscuitSausage or cheese pizza, salad, choice of yogurt or fruitSloppy joes, tater tots, salad, s’moreMacaroni and cheese, hot dog, green beans, salad, oreosBroccoli cheese soup, salad bar, cookie


Looking Ahead


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
January 6Second Semester Begins
January 10Geography Bee (2:00 p.m. Collins Auditorium)
January 13-17Spirit Week
January 14Report Cards
January 15Homecoming Practice
January 15-17SCACS Art Run-offs (Grades 1-12)
January 17SCACS Piano/Solo/Ensemble Run-offs (Grades 1-6)
January 17Homecoming
January 20Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No school or child care)
January 23Class Meetings
January 24SCACS Piano Solo/Ensemble Run-offs (Grades 7-12)
January 24SCACS Vocal Solo (Grades 7-12)
January 29Columbia Conference



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