Dear Hampton Academy Families,
As you may be aware, we use the Blackboard system to send voice and/or text messages to your computer, home phone or cell phone. As a reminder, to utilize the full functionality of this program we must have updated home, cell and email contact information. If you have any recent changes, please be sure to let us know as soon as possible.
Information concerning inclement weather, school closure and early dismissal procedures can be found on the SAU/Hampton Academy websites. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified at 6:00 AM. Occasionally, school opening will be delayed by two hours (9:40 AM instead of 7:40 AM). An early dismissal may also be necessary, in which case students are dismissed at 12:00 PM instead of 2:20 PM.
Progress reports were issued on December 18. Students not working up to their potential have been identified and will be meeting with their team, guidance and the administration before the end of the 2nd term. As always, we encourage you to be in close contact with your child’s teacher(s) to ensure optimal growth and progress. The Afterschool Academic Assistance program will resume when we return from our holiday break. If you would like your child to take advantage of this opportunity (get homework done, have help with organization and study skills), please notify your child’s teacher so a permission form can be sent home. Late bus transportation is available for students on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Term 2 grades close Friday, January 23, 2015. Report cards will be distributed Monday, February 2. If you have any questions, please call our office at 926-2000.
The Ski Club begins this Friday, January 9. We have approximately one hundred and twenty students participating in this popular event. We will be using e-mail to communicate with families regarding updates and cancellations for this program. As a reminder, ski equipment can be dropped off in the dining hall on the mornings of Ski Club. Please label everything! A parent/chaperone meeting will be held the first Friday at 1:20 PM in the dining hall, prior to leaving for the mountain.
The Hampton School Board is in the process of working with the Hampton Budget Committee to review the proposed 2015-2016 Hampton Schools’ Budget. The Warrant Article review meeting will be held Tuesday, January 7, in the Selectman’s Room at the Town Offices. The public review is January 14, in the dining hall at Hampton Academy, and the Deliberative Session will be held at Hampton Academy on February 4. All meetings begin at 7:00 PM. The Hampton Schools’ Budget will be on the March 10, 2015 town election ballot for your consideration.
The PTA Reflections Night is January 13, at 6:30 PM. Many of our students will have pieces on display or read at the Marston School that evening. The School Board also meets January 13, 6:30 PM, at the Town Offices. There is no school on January 19, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. An early release day for students is Friday, January 30. Students will be dismissed at 12:00. There will be no ski club trip on the 30th due to teacher in-service.
On January 29, Winnacunnet High School is offering “Course Selection Night” for parents and students of the class of 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This evening will outline the process of transitioning students to the ninth grade at Winnacunnet. Students and parents will learn how students select courses and what elective opportunities are available.
Our basketball and wrestling teams are competing with area teams this winter season. Please check our web calendar for upcoming dates, games and activities. The Spelling Bee and Geography Bee competitions will be held by grade level this month.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. We welcome the New Year and all the challenges and possibilities it brings. As we set goals for the second part of our school year, we hope that 2015 will bring good health and happiness to all of our students and their families.
David O’Connor Vic Sokul
Principal Assistant Principal
Friday, January 9, 16, 23 Ski Club to Pat’s Peak in Henniker, N.H. Feb. 6, 13
Tuesday, January 13 PTA Reflections Night, 6:30-8 PM @ Marston
School Board Meeting, 6:30 PM @Town Offices
Thursday, January 15 Public Hearing on 15-16 Budget, Dining Hall, 7 PM
Monday, January 19 No School – Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 20 PTA Meeting, 7 PM, Centre School Library
Wednesday, January 21 Grade 6 Stargazing, North Beach, TBA, (rain-1/22/15)
Friday, January 23 Second Quarter ends
Thursday, January 29 Class of 2019 Course Selection Night, 7 PM,
WHS Lecture Hall
Friday, January 30 Early Release Day, (dismissal at noon)
Monday, February 2 Report Cards Issued
Tuesday, February 3 Deliberative Session, Hampton Academy, 7 PM