Hampton Academy November Newsletter

Dear Hampton Academy Families,

 

This week, Hampton Academy recognized “Red Ribbon Week” with activities to promote the importance of living a healthy drug-free lifestyle.  The National Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the country.  

 

Earlier this month, our seventh graders had the opportunity to attend a day of fun and learning at the UNH Browne Center.  Students and staff focused on teamwork, resiliency, problem-solving activities, and healthy ways to cope with challenges and overcome frustrations.  

We are proud of our students, staff, and their accomplishments.  Last week, Hampton Academy and Marston School were ranked as top schools in the state.  Way to go! Sharks. Keep up the great work!  Hampton Schools

 

Please be sure to update your child’s emergency contact information (phone numbers and email) when necessary.  It is critical that we are able to contact every parent in case of an emergency or an unexpected school closing.  Parent conferences are a good time to update your information.  Our new phone/email/text message system seems to be working well for the majority of families. This system is used to announce upcoming events, activities, delays, cancellations, and our monthly newsletter; if you are not receiving these messages, please call the school at 926-2000 so that we can update your information.  We send out weekly school reminders, community, and PTA information as well as our weekly edition of Shark News. 

Next week, our school-wide advisory block begins on Friday.  An advisory period is an opportunity for staff and students to discuss and explore the skills that are necessary for success in the classroom and in life.  Topics include organization, responsibility, and other foundational skills that have direct academic benefits.  A list of these skills can be found here; What Are Habits of Mind?  

 

As a reminder, there is no school on Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day.

The Homework Club and After School Academic Assistance programs are underway.  These run on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 2:22 to 3:30.  The late bus is available on these days only.  Contact your child’s teacher for more information.  Sign-ups for boys and girls winter basketball will be next week during lunch period. Please email our athletic director, Jim Doherty, with questions.  Tryouts/sign-ups will be announced daily.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Hampton Academy Library from Friday, November 12, thru Friday, November 19. The fair will be open during the school day. Mrs. Saunders will also announce after school hours.  HA Book Fair

 

Teachers will send out notices regarding parent conferences, scheduled on Wednesday, November 17 (3:30-6:30 PM) and Thursday, November 18 (4-7 PM).   These conferences will be virtual.  If you are unable to make it on one of these days, please contact your child’s teacher(s) to arrange an alternative date. For planning purposes, the first trimester ends on Friday, December 3.  Report cards will be available online via the parent portal on Monday, December 13. 

 

Student Council members and all homeroom classes are currently collecting food items for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Thanksgiving Food Drive runs until November 19. Thanksgiving Food Drive  All homerooms have collection boxes.  If we all give a little, it amounts to a lot.  Our hope is to create 30 baskets for local families.  Donations will also be accepted in the main office. 

 

Sincerely,

 

David O'Connor, Principal                                                        Bridget Hughes, Asst. Principal     

 

 

NOVEMBER and DECEMBER EVENTS AT HAMPTON ACADEMY         

Thursday, November 11                No School – in Observance of Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 17               Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30 PM

                                                                             Student Picture Retakes

Thursday, November 18                    Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM

Nov. 24-26                                                 Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

Friday, December 3                             Trimester I Ends

Monday, December 13                       Report Cards available online

Thursday, December 23                   Early dismissal, 11:30 AM

December 24-January 2                   Holiday Break

Monday, January 3                               Classes Resume

Friday, January 7                                     Ski Club begins (Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Feb 4)