Hampton Academy

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April 1, 2015

Dear Hampton Academy Families,

            Now that the winter months are behind us, we look forward to culminating activities and planning for the next school year.  The third academic quarter ends Friday, April 10.  Report cards will go home with students on Monday, April 20.  Parents are encouraged to schedule a conference with their child’s teacher(s) if they have any questions or concerns about progress.  Placement planning for the 2015-2016 school year is underway.  Parents of sixth and seventh grade students received a placement overview letter and selection form via our Black Board Connect e-mail last Friday, March 27.   We request the Placement/Selection form be returned by Friday, April 17.  This is a good time to ensure your contact information is correct, as there are many activities and reminders sent home during the last quarter of the school year.  A list of this month’s events is listed below.

            Beginning mid-April and concluding mid-May, Hampton Academy will implement our first Smarter Balance Assessments (SBAC).  Testing will be done daily in Reading and Math, it is done online in the classroom, and most sessions are completed within an hour. For more information please see the attached letter or call us at 926-2000.               

            We invite you to view our sixth grade students’ art work displayed at the Wicked Sweet bakery on High Street.  We also congratulate Emily and Devan Eaton for representing Hampton Academy at the State Spelling Bee and State Geography Bee. Additionally, we would like to recognize our winter sports teams and their coaches. The girls and boys basketball teams had great seasons.  The Math Counts team competed at UNH and our Hampton Academy Players production went extremely well.  Our band and chorus performed beautifully at the SAU’s concerts last month.  Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who supported these groups.  We thank all of the parents and community members that supported our annual chili cook-off last Saturday. Together we raised $1400 for the eighth grade NYC trip.  We also thank the Hampton PTA for the generous donation to Hampton Academy. School is closed the week of April 27 through May 1, for spring vacation. 

            Although we are heading into our last quarter, we want all students to maintain their routines and stay academically focused.  Our AAA and Power Hour help sessions continue on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday into June.  We encourage you to continue to communicate with your child’s team and do not hesitate to contact them with questions or concerns.                                                        

David O’Connor                                                          Vic Sokul

Principal                                                                      Assistant Principal

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Upcoming Events

Friday, March 27                     Parent Placement overview, World Language and Music choice form sent home via email

Wednesday, April 1                 Oratorical Contest, 6 PM, Dining Hall

Friday, April 10                        Grade 5 visits HA for Band/Chorus Performance

                                                Spring Yearbook Photos

                                                Quarter 3 ends

Tuesday, April 14                    Hampton School Board meets

Wednesday, April 15               Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 PM, HA Dining Hall

Friday, April 17                         Parent Input Forms, World Language and Music choice forms due

April 18-20                              Grade 8 Quebec Trip

Tuesday, April 21                    PTA Meeting @Centre, 7 PM

Wednesday, April 22               Interact Club North Beach Clean-Up

Thursday, April 23                  Grade 7 “Take Your Child to Work Day”       

Monday, April 27-May 1         Spring Break, classes resume May 4