Hampton Middle School Announcements
Friday, September 13, 2019
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Please be aware that there are NO restricted buses at this time. Students need a bus pass to go home with a friend on a different bus. A bus pass will be issued when both students bring a note from their parents to the main office during bus room. The bus pass is the only way the bus driver will permit students on a different bus. Students are permitted to bring a maximum of 2 friends home on their bus.
Next week is SPIRIT WEEK!
Monday is Tie Dye/ Hippie Day
Tuesday is Twin Day
Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday
Thursday is School Spirit Day and
Friday is Hawaiian Day
Middle school football practice will end today, Friday 9/13 at 4:00
The Girls Soccer Team will play Woodland Hills today at 3:45 pm at home.
The Hampton Girls Junior High Slow Pitch Softball team will have the home opener as a double header at McCully Field this Sunday, September 13th. They will play at 1 pm and 3 pm against Bethel Park. Due to rolling registration, we are still able to add girls in 7, 8 and 9 grades to our roster if any would like to play!
There will be a Middle School Soccer Clinic on Thursday, September 26th. This clinic is open to the younger age groups of the Hampton Soccer Club. It is completely run and organized by the boys and girls middle school teams. Stay tuned for more information!
Attention, Students: Next week is the Book Fair! While you'll all visit as shoppers next week, the library will be closed otherwise. So, if you need to renew, return, or borrow a book to hold you over through next week, be sure to visit the library today Friday, September 13th during your tutorial.
Spirit Wear! Hampton Spirit Wear is for sale now. You can bring your order form with cash or check to the office by today, Friday, September 13th. Order by the 13th and it will be here on time for Hampton Tailgate Night/ Homecoming weekend. Please click here to see order form. HMS Fall Spirit Wear Order Form Any questions please contact Monica at email@example.com
Today, Friday, September 13th, is the last day to purchase raffle tickets! We will announce our winners on Monday. Your 25 cent raffle ticket purchases have really added up this week so let's finish strong for the North Hills Community Outreach Holiday Toy Shops! Parents, follow the link to the Scholastic web page to set-up eWallet accounts for your students to shop with at the Book Fair. www.scholastic.com/bf/hmstalbots
The PTO is having a dance in the Cafeteria tonight, Friday, September 13th, called, “Let’s Boogie!” Come join the fun with a DJ, dancing, and friends! The dance is from 7pm-9pm! Pizza, Rita’s Ice, candy, and beverages will be sold at the concession stand! Tickets will be on sale during lunch for $5 or at the dance for $6! Flyers are posted in the hallways! Hope to see you there!
A reminder that The Robotic Studio (next to library) and Print Studio (Art room) is open from 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. during bus time. Students must sign up on the weekly calendar board outside of each studio one week ahead to attend. Space is limited to 10 students each morning. Come and explore the new robotics or learn print screening. The Robotics Studio will have weekly challenges.
The Math Lab is located in D403. Math Lab is available Monday – Friday mornings from 7:30-7:50 and Monday – Thursday after school from 2:45 – 3:45.
Homework club will be held in Room D409 and will be offered every day Monday-Thursday from 2:45-3:45. No homework club on Fridays! Any student who would like to attend is welcome. Please come prepared with your materials.
Next week, September 17th - 20th, the PTO Book Fair returns. This year's theme is "Ultimate Xpedition: Quest for Cool Books" and it should be good fun. Starting this Tuesday, September 10th, students can purchase 25 cent raffle tickets during lunches for the chance to win one of two amazing raffle baskets of books, gift cards and candy. Proceeds support the All-for-Books campaign to purchase books for the North Hills Community Outreach Holiday Toy Shops which allow thousands of children in need to have memorable holidays.
Voting for the Honorary Talbot Mascot will take place this coming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 17th, 18th, and 19th. Bring in your money from home to vote for your favorite dog during lunchtime. All money raised will go to a special charity. Remember, only one of these incredible dogs will go on to the Talbot Tailgate on Friday for a chance to be this year’s Talbot Mascot. Best of luck to all of the dogs. Woof!
Attention 8th Graders: The Yearbook club is in need of 8th graders to build our 2020 yearbook. Specifically, we need students who can work on selecting the next yearbook cover, taking photos of 8th graders, and planning after school parties. Stop into Mr. Hartman's room for more information and an application to join our team.
Calling all past or future Helping Hands members! Our initial meeting will be next Tuesday, September 17th. We will discuss future fundraising events, potential field trips, and ways that we can help others! If you are unable to make the meeting, see Mrs. Bentz or Mrs. Pillar in 7th grade for details. Meeting will begin after school in Mrs. Bentz’s room G703. Have your ride pick you up in the back of the building promptly at 3:45.
Hey HMS, Do you like to cook? Are you into baking? Is grilling your thing? Then join the HMS Cooking Club. To join you will need to turn in a completed permission slip packet and dues by Wednesday, September 18th. Forms and information are available outside Mrs. Maxa’s and Mrs. Lamers’ rooms, D403 and G710. Interested? Then don’t procrastinate, space is limited to 20. Stop by and get your forms today!
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving team activity that is open to all interested HMS students. Students interested in joining Odyssey of the Mind should sign up with Ms. Cohen or Dr. Survinski by September 20. Join us for a kickoff event in HMS auditorium on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 PM to find out more about the program and solve some spontaneous problems. Visit www.odysseyofthemind.com to see the problems for this year.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second largest festival after the Spring Festival in China. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, and takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The traditional food for this festival is Mooncake. To celebrate The Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese club will meet on Thursday, September 26th from 2:45 to 4:00pm in FCS room to make Mooncakes. Chinese club is open to all HMS students. Please sign up if you haven’t done so. The registration form can be found outside room D 416. For more information about The Mid-Autumn Festival and Mooncakes, please check out the bulletin board by the cafeteria. See you then. (Zai Jian.)
Do you struggle with writing assignments? Do you want some extra help to make sure your next essay is the best it can be? Stop by the Writing Lab in the morning during bus room! The Writing Lab is open to all students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 7:50 in room D416. You can visit during any stage of the writing process, whether you are still brainstorming or are working on a final draft. Please bring an assignment sheet and rubric when you visit.
A LACROSSE Learn to Play Clinic hosted by Girls and Boys HYLAX will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 12 -2pm at Hampton High School White Field. The clinic is free for girls and boys in kindergarten thru 8th grade. Youth club coaches and varsity HS players will be on site to teach kids and parents. Wear shorts and cleats, all other equipment is provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students need a bus pass to go home with a friend on a different bus. A bus pass will be issued when both students bring a note from their parents to the main office during bus room. The bus pass is the only way the bus driver will permit students on a different bus. Students are permitted to bring a maximum of 2 friends home on their bus.
Are you looking for an easy way to help your school? Watch for Box Tops on hundreds of items at home, cut them out & drop them off in the school office! It's that easy & doing it brings money into our school for fun things like...8th grade dinner dance, 7th grade Medieval days, 6th grade Greek Olympics and much more! Thanks for your support!
CHIP covers uninsured kids up to age 19 in Pennsylvania. It does not matter why your kids don’t have health coverage right now; CHIP may be able to help.
All family trips must be pre-approved by the principal. An Educational Travel Form must be completed 2 weeks prior to missing school for a trip. Pre-approval forms are available in the office and on the Hampton Township School District website. A completed form signed by the parent/guardian, the principal and all of a student’s teachers must be returned to the office before the trip. Family educational travel should be limited to no more than five days per school year. Assignments are due the day the student returns to school.
For the safety of all students during the busy time of student arrival and dismissal, we ask to adhere to the following procedures:
- AM Drop-Off - Parents should proceed down School Drive and enter the Middle School parking lot proceeding to the rear of the building and drop off students at exit #11. Please enter the Cafeteria entrance not the Library entrance. This is for the safety of all our students in the front of the building.
- For PM Pick-Up - Parents should proceed to the rear of the building pull into the lot and pick up students at exit #11.