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December 2, 2013
Dear Hampton Academy Parents and Students,
We would like to begin by thanking you for attending parent conferences. If you have not had an opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers, please contact the school so you can review progress to date. We encourage you maintain an open line of communication throughout the school year. If you need to contact staff after hours, you are welcome to email or leave a message on our voice mail system. These venues are available 24 hours a day. Communication between home and school is a key factor to ensure your child’s success. As a reminder, report cards should have been signed and returned.
Please remember to keep your family’s child care plans and emergency contact information updated in the event of an unanticipated early dismissal during the unpredictable winter weather months. Also, please review the Hampton Academy Handbook or website for more information regarding school closings and early dismissal procedures. We ask all drivers to use extra care and caution on Academy Avenue, particularly near the crosswalks, as snow, ice and speed are elements that increase potential dangers. For the safety of our students and staff, the bus loop is for school bus traffic only. Our school nurse, Mrs. Brand, would like to remind families that with the cold and flu season upon us, it is important to keep your child home if he or she is ill. If they have a fever, children should not return to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours (without the use of medication). A fever is considered “high” when body temperature is greater than 100 degrees. Please remind your child to wash hands frequently, get a good night sleep, eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Brand at 926-2000. When your child returns to school following an absence, please send a note to the front office.
As you are probably aware, we are offering an afternoon academic/homework assistance program. Forms have been sent for all students that we feel would benefit from participating in the program based on first quarter progress; however, any student is welcome to attend. The program meets on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for all grade levels. There is a late bus available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with your child’s teachers, guidance counselor, or school administration.
On December 6 and 7, Hampton Academy students will participate in the Holiday Tree lighting and Hampton Holiday Parade. We hope you will join us for our annual band and choral concerts on Monday, December 16, at the Winnacunnet High School auditorium. The band will perform at 6:00 PM and the chorus begins at 7:00 PM. It will surely be a festive event for the entire family!
On Friday evening, December 13, Hampton Academy will host a Movie Night for grade 8 students only. Admission is either a canned good for the food drive or a pet item for the NHSPCA. Also, freshly made pop-corn and drinks will be on sale. Proceeds from the sales of these snacks will go to support an Iditarod sled dog team. Students can sign up during lunch next week.
Upcoming Hampton Academy events are listed below. The new Hampton Academy website, www.sau90.org/ha is full of new features. Please visit and subscribe to our new virtual backpack for current notices, flyers and event announcements. On behalf of the Hampton Academy staff, Mr. Sokul and I would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy, holiday season. Students will return from winter break on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
David O’Connor, Principal
Dec 6 Tree Lighting, Depot Square, 6 PM.
Dec. 7 PTA Santa Breakfast, 8 -11 AM/ Parade, 1PM
Dec. 11 Grade 8 to Leddy Center
Dec. 13 Movie Night, 7 – 9:15 PM
Dec. 16 Progress Reports Issued, Holiday Band and Choral Concert, 6 and 7:00 PM, WHS Auditorium
Dec. 23 – Jan. 1 No School, Winter Vacation
Jan. 2 Classes Resume
Jan. 3 Ski Club Begins