HPCS Weekly News – January 7, 2020

Upcoming Events


Re-enrollment is in full swing and you can now go to your FACTS account and select enrollment/re-enrollment to re-enroll your child. If you are planning to enroll a child who does not currently attend Hampton Park, you will need to go to our website and click on Admissions or click here to start the enrollment process for a new student. The early-bird rate of $200 per child will apply to students who enrolled by February 29. After February 29, the normal enrollment fee of $325 will be in effect.

Geography Bee

The Geography Bee for grades 4-8 will be held on Friday, January 10, at 1:30 p.m., in the Collins Auditorium (C Building). Parents are invited to attend. Please enter the Collins Building through the side door facing the Brown Building and playground.

SCACS Art Projects

Students who registered to compete in an art category must turn in the art BEFORE school on Wednesday, January 15, at the MAC (A Building). If the student has not yet completed the Artist Idea Statement, you will need to do so when you drop it off. The Artist Idea Statement is located on FACTS Family Portal under Resource Documents.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – At least five volunteers are needed to assist with the art check-in on Wednesday, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Volunteers will need to read art rules, assist with paperwork, and help students put their art on the appropriate table for judging. Please email dawngearhart@hamptonpark.org, if you are able to help.

Spirit Week – January 13-17

The entire student body is invited to dress according to the theme for each day of Spirit Week. Any Upper Student NOT participating is expected to abide by the regular dress code.

  • Monday: Disney Day – Dress up like your favorite animated, Star Wars, or Marvel character.
  • Tuesday: Old vs. Young – Baby brother’s onesie? Mom’s big hair and sequins? Grandpa’s 70’s leisure suit?
  • Wednesday: Class Choice Holiday – Each class will select a holiday and dress accordingly (National Science Fiction Day? National Opposite Day?)
  • Thursday: Crazy Day – The name says it all!
  • Friday: School Spirit Day – Navy and yellow all the way!


Homecoming is the culmination of Spirit Week and will take place on Friday, January 17. All HPCS families are encouraged to come enjoy the homecoming festivities!

  • Five of our teams will play:
    • MS Girls vs. BJA 3:30
    • MS Boys vs. BJA 4:30
    • JV Boys vs. BJA 5:30
    • Varsity Girls vs. BJA 6:45
    • Varsity Boys vs. BJA 8:00
  • An alumni reception will be held in the Blue Room.
  • The Senior Class of 2020 and their parents will be recognized.

Alumni members of the ensemble are invited to sing the National Anthem with Hampton Park’s ensemble which takes place before the Varsity Boys Basketball game.

Admission to homecoming is free with your complimentary Panther Pass (available in the office). Alumni are our guests and will be admitted for free. Concessions will be available for purchase (all proceeds benefit the Class of 2020) by cash, check or card.

Martin Luther King Day

There will be no school or child care on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

School-wide Photo – January 21

The school-wide photo will be taken on January 21. Lower School students should wear a navy, yellow, or white shirt and Upper School students should wear Connection Week shirts. Students may also wear jeans or athletic pants.

American Heritage Day Program and Lunch – February 6

The American Heritage Day Program for grades K5-12 will be held in the Main Auditorium on Thursday, February 6, at 10:20 a.m. The program is followed by a special lunch in the MAC. Be watching for more details for this special event!

Lower School Only

Illustrator Visit – January 14

On Tuesday, January 14, Illustrator Julie Dickerson will be speaking with our Lower School students about the Willow Valley children’s books. We are excited to have Mrs. Dickerson share her art with the students, especially since she is one of our school parents! The books will be available for sale: $9 per book or the set of 5 for $40.

Child Safety Policy

As part of our child safety policy, if lower school students need to be in the Main Building after school dismissal, they need to be accompanied by a parent.

Upper School Only

Lands’ End Uniform Sale

For a limited time, Lands’ End is offering a 20% off select uniform styles. No promo code is needed and the sale is from January 8-17.

Panthers in Action

Golf Interest Meeting – February 10

Students in grades 6-12 who are interested in playing on the golf team should plan to attend the Golf Interest Meeting on February 10, from 3:30-4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in M-209. Parents are also invited to attend the meeting.

Spring Sports – GroupMe App

If your child is planning to try out for a Spring Sport, consider adding the GroupMe App for that sport (baseball, golf, soccer). Use this link to enter the GroupMe team chats.

Upcoming Basketball Games

Tuesday, January 7

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


Friday, January 10

  • MS Boys @ Oakwood 3:30 (304 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625)
  • MS Girls @ Oakwood 4:30
  • Varsity Girls @ Oakwood 5:30
  • Varsity Boys @ Oakwood 6:45
  • JV Boys @ Oakwood 8:00

Tuesday, January 14

  • MS Girls @ St. Mary’s 4:00 (101 Hampton Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601)
  • JV Boys vs. Westgate 4:00
  • Varsity Girls vs. Westgate 5:00
  • MS Boys @ St. Mary’s 5:15
  • Varsity Boys vs. Westgate 6:30

General Information

HPCS – Give!

There is a new page on our website: HPCS – Give! This link will take you to a page listing current HPCS fundraising opportunities, where you can give electronically a tax-deductible gift to an HPCS project of your choice. Either click the link above or visit the HPCS website under School Resources: Support our School. Please be sure to click “change amount: other: $0 at the bottom unless you want to give the default “tip” to Fundiful (how the company that manages fundraising for us underwrites the cost of providing this service to schools).

Inclement Weather Policy

Please remember when it comes to inclement weather that we do not necessarily follow the Greenville County School system. Because of bussing and a variety of other factors they may make different decisions than we would regarding schedule. Our inclement weather policy is as follows:

Announcements regarding school closings, delays, and early dismissals due to inclement weather will be posted via email, website, FACTS, Facebook, Twitter, text, and through WYFF News 4 (online and on television). WYFF will typically not announce when HPCS is on a regular schedule.

When school opens late, kindergarten classes will not meet. In the event of an early closing, parents should pick up their children as quickly as possible. HPCS will supervise all students until their rides arrive.

School closures due to inclement weather are always motivated by concern for the safety of school families, and these decisions are often very difficult, especially since road conditions can vary dramatically across the region. The challenge is always safety concerns vs. the inconvenience of parents needing to be home with children not in school, and the administration does its best to weigh these factors. If parents believe road conditions in their area are unsafe for travel and notify the school office, even if school is in session, students will not receive an unexcused absence for missing school.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 1/8Thursday, 1/9Friday, 1/10Monday, 1/13Tuesday, 1/14
Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, saladPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad, choice of yogurt or fruitCreamy chicken and rice, green beans, salad, roll, oreosWarm turkey and provolone on pretzel roll, chips, fruitBaked potato bar (russet or sweet potato), toppings, dessert


Looking Ahead


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
February 5Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
February 6American Heritage Day Program and Lunch

(Grades K5-12; 10:20 a.m. Main Auditorium)

February 6-7CMSC Basketball Tournament
February 11Jr-Sr Work Night
February 17Presidents’ Day (No School or Child Care)
February 18-20Lower School Basketball Camp (Grades 3-6)
February 21-22SCACS Basketball Tournament
February 24-25Jr-Sr Dress Check
March 2Jr-Sr Worknight
March 6SCACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival

(No school or child care)

March 10End of 3rd Grading Period
March 12SCACS Rehearsal

(Grades 7-12; 7:00-9:00 p.m., Main Auditorium)

March 16Spring Pictures
March 16Report Cards
March 16Jr-Sr Dress Recheck
March 19-20SCACS High School Fine Arts Festival



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