Dear Hampton Academy Families,

Next week, October 30-November 3, Hampton Academy will recognize “Red Ribbon Week” with activities to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.  The National Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program.  A list of daily Red Ribbon activities can be found on our calendar and listed below.

  As a reminder, there is no school for students on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veteran’s Day.  On Thursday, November 9, Hampton Academy will participate in “Take a Veteran to School Day”, a national program developed by the History Channel to link veterans with students. Hampton Academy invites veterans of all backgrounds to share personal stories and receive thanks for their years of service.  If you would like to join us, please call the school at 926-2000.

We would like to thank those who generously donated to our Grade 8 November and December daily raffle calendars to benefit their class trip.  Calendars are $10 each per month, and are available from any eighth grade student and at the main office.  Daily drawings begin Monday, November 6 and run thru Friday, December 22.   

Teachers will send out notices regarding parent conferences, scheduled on Monday, November 13 (4-7PM) and Wednesday, November 15 (3-6PM).  Again this year, we are using the student-led conference format.  The advantage to student-led conferences is that students play an active role in reviewing their progress and setting goals for academic success. If you are unable to make it on one of these days, please contact your child’s teacher to arrange an alternative date. For planning purposes, the first trimester ends on Friday, December 1.  Report cards will be available on-line via the parent portal on Monday, December 11.  

Our Messenger phone/email/text message system seems to be working well for the majority of families. This system is used to announce upcoming events, activities, delays, cancellations, and our monthly newsletter; if you are not receiving these messages, please call the school at 926-2000 so that we can update your contact information.  We send out mid-week reminders, community and PTA information, on Wednesday afternoons.  On Fridays, our Shark News cast and any school updates are sent.

The Homework Club and After School Academic Assistance programs are underway.  These run on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 2:22 to 3:25.  The late bus is available on these days only.  Contact your child’s teacher for more information.  Sign-ups for winter athletics will begin next week during lunches.  Winter sports are wrestling, and Boys & Girls basketball.  Please call or email our athletic director, Jim Doherty, with questions or information.  Tryouts/sign-ups will be announced daily during lunch periods.

Please be sure to update your child’s emergency contact information, phone numbers and email information you provided to the school when necessary.  It is critical that we are able to contact every parent in case of an emergency or an unexpected school closing.  Parent conferences are a good time to update your information.  We look forward to seeing you on one of our conference nights!

Student Council members and STEAM classes are collecting food items for the Thanksgiving holiday.  All baskets will be disseminated to local families.  Each class is requesting specific items, the list is as follows;

MUSIC-Boxed Potatoes            WELLNESS-Canned Vegetables           LANGUAGE-Boxed Desserts

STEM-Cranberry Sauce            COMPUTER-Boxed Stuffing                ART-Gravy & Broth

 Sincerely,

 David O'Connor, Principal                                             Anna DeVylder, Asst. Principal

NOVEMBER and DECEMBER EVENTS AT HAMPTON ACADEMY

October 30- Nov. 3                                             Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, Oct 31                                                 Grade 8 to Lowell Mills Museum

Thursday, November 9                                       Take a Veteran to School, 8:30 AM           

Friday, November 10                                       No School – in Observance of Veterans Day

Monday, November 13                                      Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM

Wednesday, November 15                                 Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences 3-6 PM

Nov. 22-24                                                        Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, December 1                                            Trimester I ends

Monday, December 11                                       Report Cards available

Wednesday, December 20                                 Winter Concert at WHS-Band at 6 PM, Chorus                                                                         at 7:15 PM                                            Friday, December 22                                          Early dismissal, 11:30 AM

Monday, December 25- January 1                       Holiday Break

Tuesday, January 2                                             Classes Resume                                   Friday, January 5                                              Ski Club program begins

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