May 1, 2015
Dear Hampton Academy Families,
Our last seven weeks at Hampton Academy will be exciting ones with many different learning opportunities for students. Classes will be participating in field trips, specialty days and enrichment activities. As we continue to have high expectations of the students representing Hampton Academy, please review academic, behavior expectations and the dress code with your child. For your planning, the last day of school for students is Friday, June 19. Dismissal is at 12 PM. The 8th grade final assembly is Thursday, June 18, 6:30 PM, at Hampton Academy. Seating under the tent is limited but there is plenty of lawn seating available.
Grade 7 students began Smarter Balance Testing last month with the reading portion of the exam. The testing went smoothly thanks to the planning and preparation by staff and the technology components worked flawlessly. We will continue testing in grades 6 & 8 this month.
Grade 8 students will be preparing to take science NECAP tests. These tests will be administered Tuesday-Thursday, May 5, 6, and 7. Students should eat a good breakfast, arrive at school on time, and be well rested. Your support and your child’s attendance will positively impact this benchmark testing. If you have any questions regarding the assessment, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or us at 926-2000. A complete schedule of testing dates are listed below. Our Memorial Day assembly is Friday, May 22, at 8:45 AM. All are welcome.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have participated in our fundraisers this year. These events were community-wide efforts to raise money for enrichment activities and our grade 8 class trip. We are proud to announce that Hampton Academy received checks for almost $200 in contribution from the Box Tops for Education program. The Hampton PTA donated $2000 for enrichment activities. The proceeds will be used to support cultural and arts activities, field trips and guest speaker events. We would like to thank all of you for contributing so generously to support our school.
The WHS Mixer is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at Winnacunnet. There is an Early Release Day on Wednesday, May 13. There is no school on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Please mark your calendar, May 28 we will host our annual Celebration of Learning. This event will take place here at Hampton Academy from 6:30 to 8:00. This evening honors the hard work of our students and much of their work will be on display. As this is a busy time of year, please take time to check your child’s team page and view our Blackboard Connect messages. Upcoming events listed below.
David O’Connor, Principal Vic Sokul, Assistant Principal
May 4-May 8 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Smarter Balance Math Testing, Grade 7
Smarter Balance Math Testing, Grade 6
May 5-May 7 Grade 8 Science NECAP
Wednesday, May 6 School Nurse’s Day
Friday, May 8 WHS Mixer for 8th grade students
Grade 7 Rotary Club Career Fair, 8-11 AM
May 11-15 Smarter Balance Reading Testing, Grade 8
Smarter Balance Reading Testing, Grade 6
Wednesday, May 13 Early Release 12 PM
Saturday, May 16 Silent Auction for Jack Hansen, 9-3 PM, dining hall
Monday, May 18 Progress Reports issued
May 19-May 26 Smarter balance Math Testing, Grade 8
Tuesday, May 19 PTA, Centre School, 7 PM
Thursday, May 21 Medieval Market, Expo of the America’s, 6:30 - 8 PM
Friday, May 22 Memorial Day Assembly - 8:45 AM
Monday, May 25 No School - Memorial Day Observance
May 26- June 2 Scholastic Book Fair, Library
Thursday, May 28 Celebration of Learning, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 3- 5 Grade 8 Class Trip to NYC
Friday, June 5 Grade 5 Visits the Academy
Thursday, June 11 Grade 6 Parent Information Night, 6:30 - 7:30
Monday, June 15 Spring Concert
June 16 - 17 Grade 6 to Hammond Castle
Thursday, June 18 Grade 8 Final Assembly, 6:30 PM
Friday, June 19 Last Day for students, 12 PM dismissal