October 2, 2017

Dear Hampton Academy Families,

On behalf of the staff, we would like to thank parents and students for a safe and successful school opening. Thank you to all parents who attended our Open House, grade 6 Environmental Camp meeting, Quebec meeting, and our Standards Based Grading Overview. Also, thank you to all the parents who are supporting our fall athletic teams.

The Power School parent portal is available for you to keep up with your child’s grades, assignments and announcements.  If you have not yet created an account or are having difficulty logging into your account, please call us at 926-2000 for assistance. Mid-trimester progress reports will be available the week of October 16. The first trimester marking period ends December 2. Report cards are expected on December 11. Parent conferences are scheduled the week of November 17. Students in all grade levels should have well-established homework habits by this point. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress

The Hampton PTA fall fundraiser, Meadow Farms, is underway. Forty percent of the proceeds raised by your child go directly to their student account and will be used to reduce the cost of environmental camp or a future class field trip. Completed order forms are due by October 11. Orders can also be placed online at www.meadowfarms.com .

Going on sale next week and continuing until October 31, the Hampton Academy staff is sponsoring a grade 8 class trip calendar raffle; prize winners will be drawn daily during the month of November. One hundred percent of calendar sales go directly to each students’ individual account. We would like to thank all of the local businesses and community members’ for their generous donations in support of our student fundraisers.

The student council will begin their first fundraiser on Monday, October 2, it will run through the month of October. The students have chosen to collect supplies and money for two local animal shelters; the Cocheco Valley Humane Society and the Greyhound Placement Service, both located in Dover, NH. Boxes are placed throughout the school for donations of goods and homeroom teachers will be collecting coins.  The homeroom with the highest coin collection will win a bagel breakfast at the conclusion of the fundraiser.

On Friday, October 13, the Student Council will be sponsoring a PINK RIBBON social at Hampton Academy from 7:00-9:00 pm in the dining hall. We will have music, dancing, food and games as we all get together in our best pink attire to raise awareness for breast cancer. Tickets are five dollars and will be available starting Tuesday, October 10, during lunches.

In observance of Columbus Day, there is no school Monday, October 9. A calendar with all release dates and holidays can be found on the SAU 90 website.

The sixth grade will travel to Camp Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, NH, for environmental camp the week of October 23-27. Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated the week of October 30. Our Guidance Counselors and staff will offer a number of activities to encourage students to take the pledge to resist drugs and violence. Below is a list of October events at Hampton Academy. We will continue to use the Messenger program to communicate with families. You can update email and phone contacts directly through PowerSchool or call us for assistance.

 Sincerely,

David O’Connor, Principal                                                     
Anna DeVylder, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

October 4                                Grade 8 Class Trip Information Night

October 5                                WHS Class of 2022 Information Night, 7-8                                                  pm, WHS Auditorium

October 9                                No School - Columbus Day

October 11                              Author Visit, John David Anderson

                                              Meadow Farms Fundraiser Ends

October 13                              Student Council “PINK” Social, 7-9 PM

October 16-20                         Progress Reports

October 18                              School Picture Retakes

                                        Ski Club Information Night, 6:30 pm, dining hall

October 23-27                         Grade 6 Environmental Camp Week

October 30                              Red Ribbon Week

 

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