September 30, 2015
Dear Hampton Academy Families,
On behalf of the staff, we would like to thank parents and students for a safe and successful school opening. Thank you to all parents who attended our orientation/welcome back evening in August, the grade 6 Environmental Camp and last week’s Hampton Academy Facilities Forum. Tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM, all grade 8 parents and students are encouraged to attend an important meeting regarding the class trip to New York City. Also, thank you to all the parents who are supporting our fall athletic teams.
The PowerSchool parent portal is available for you to keep up with your child’s grades, assignments and announcements. If you have not yet created an account or are having difficulty logging in to your account, please call us at 926-2000 for assistance.
October is a busy month at the Academy. As a school district, we have moved to trimester grading. Mid-trimester progress reports will be issued to students by Friday, October 16, these are only issued to students not working up to their potential, or have a 75% or lower class average. The first marking period ends December 4. Report cards will be distributed on December 14, and parent conferences will be held on December 15 and 17. Students in all grades should have well-established homework habits at this point. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about academic progress.
Student Council will be sponsoring a PINK RIBBON social on Friday, October 16th at Hampton Academy from 7:00-9:00 pm in the dining hall. There will be music, dancing, food and games as we all get together in our best pink attire to raise awareness for breast cancer. Tickets are five dollars and will be available starting Tuesday, October 13th during lunch periods. Proceeds will support team Hampton Academy in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. You can also support our team by making donations and/or joining us for the walk on Sunday, October 18, at the Lincoln Street School in. Exeter NH. The walk begins at 11:00 am. Please contact Hampton Academy with any questions.
In observance of Columbus Day, there is no school Monday, October 12. The first full day teacher in-service day is Friday, October 30; students have no school that day. A calendar with all early release/in-service dates and holidays can be found on our school website.
Our sixth graders will travel to Camp Merrovista in Center Tuftonboro, NH for environmental camp, October 26-30. The third week in October is Red Ribbon Week. Our guidance counselors and staff will offer a number of activities to encourage students to take the pledge to resist drugs and violence. We will continue to use the Black Board Connect message program to communicate with families. You can visit our website for calendar information, scheduled events, academic and community resources.
David O’Connor, Principal Victor Sokul, Assistant Principal
October 8 National Walk to School Day
October 12 No School - Columbus Day
October 16 Mid-Trimester Progress Reports, Student Council Social, 7-9 PM
October 18 “Making Strides” Cancer Walk
Oct. 19 - Oct. 23 Red Ribbon Week
October 26 - 30 Grade 6 Environmental Camp Week
October 21 Picture Retakes
October 22 Ski Club Information Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 30 No School, In-Service for Staff