December 1, 2014
Dear Hampton Academy Parents and Students,
We would like to begin by thanking you for attending our parent conferences. If you have not had an opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers, we ask that you contact the school so you can review progress to date. We encourage you to 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.
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 School District 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.
As you are probably aware, we are offering an afternoon academic/homework assistance program. We have sent out forms for all students that we feel would benefit from attending 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.
We hope you will join us for our annual holiday band and choral concerts this Wednesday, December 3, 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 December 6, Hampton Academy students will participate in the Hampton Christmas Parade. Congratulations to Meghan Pike who was chosen to represent Hampton Academy in the parade as “our rising star”.
Upcoming Hampton Academy events are listed below. The new Hampton Academy website at www.sau90.org/ha is full of new features. 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 return from the winter break on Monday, January 5, 2015.
David O’Connor, Principal
Dec. 3 Holiday Concert, WHS, 6:00 (band) and 7:00 (chorus)
Dec. 8 Midterm Progress Reports
Dec. 12 Grade 8 Field Trip to Leddy Center, A Christmas Carol
Dec. 24 – Jan. 2 No School, Winter Vacation
Jan. 5 Classes Resume
Jan. 9 Ski Club Begins