“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” - E.B. White
School Pictures were sent home this week. If you wish to order photos please go to https://my.lifetouch.com/ and enter your child's Portrait ID & Access Code noted on the handout that went home. We will be having a make up photo day in November (date TBD)
Halloween Parade Friday October 28th
Students are welcome to celebrate Halloween Friday October 28th! Please check Class DoJo for updates regarding specific class events. Costumes should be appropriate for school. Pre-K friends who do not normally attend school on Fridays are welcome to stay for the morning parade and Pre-K classroom event. Parents are welcome to watch. The Parade will take place at 8:05AM.
Mid Trimester Check In
On October 27th & 28th mid trimester check ins will be offered to parents to connect with homeroom teachers. If interested in a formal check in, please reach out via email to schedule time to connect either in person, via zoom, or simply over the phone. A progress summary will be sent home with students on Friday, October 28th.
Clothes for Kids
As our little ones grow and as we transition to cold weather clothing, October 1st - October 31st we welcome you to drop off new or gently used warm weather clothing for the Community Giving Tree for children in need.
Casual For a Cause
Thank you for participating in Casual For A Cause $2 Dress Down Fridays! The month of October we will be donating to We Care Charity of Salem, NH.
Cookies with Mindy
The next “visit” with Mindy will be Friday, October 28th at 1:30pm. Parents are welcome to come and chat about how things are going and share/discuss some fun ideas for future events and activities.
Join us for our next Maker Space Night on Wednesday, November 2, from 5:00 - 6:30. This Maker Space theme will be about that Post Halloween Sugar Dive! Please SAVE ALL OF YOUR EMPTY CANDY WRAPPERS (cleaned- not covered in chocolate:0) and bring them to Maker Space Night. We will be using them in our next challenge. Parents are encouraged to stay and help. Thanks!
Hampstead Academy now offers tuition assistance for qualifying families! Spread the word and visit www.hampsteadacademy.org/tuition for more details!
Our Owner, Weiwei Xiang and Board Member, Ocean Tang visited with us for a couple days to discuss the vision for Hampstead Academy.
Weiwei traveled to Hawaii to Meet with Robert Landau, HA Board Member and Ted Dintersmith, Author of What School Could Be
Students achieved their first ROCK PARTY this week! Rocks jars were overflowing with acts of kindness, inquiry, positivity, and appreciation for peers which earned a school wide pizza party!
Our Pre-K friends have really explored what it means to live in New England with the beautiful Maple Tree foliage we experience annually! Students collected, sorted by color, counted, created and listened to the book “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” about the life cycle of Maple Trees and how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis is, how sap circulates.
Thank You, Mrs. Tobia! We welcome parents to participate in Breakfast with a Book! Parents may schedule time to bring in a snack and read a book to their child’s homeroom class. Reach out to your homeroom teacher to sign up!
Extended Day friends painted pumpkins this week! Thank You, Mrs. Kumar, for this amazing project that has helped decorate our campus!
Thank You to all the parents and staff members who made Wednesday night a success! We had a great turn out for our Open House and it felt good to open the doors for large public events again!
Students across all grades participated in the procurement and management of a school store! Creating and making items to sell, pricing products, selling, buying, counting money and making correct change were all part of understanding the market for supply and demand.
Tuesday October 25th STEAM Club 3PM - 4PM
Wednesday October 26th Teacher Development (Half Day, Dismissal at 11:45AM, no Extended Day)
Friday October 28th 8:05AM Halloween Parade
Friday October 28th Cookies with Mindy 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Tuesday November 1st Community Connection Meeting 4PM
Tuesday November 1st Food Pantry Drive Starts (more info to come)
Tuesday November 1st Holiday Raffle Sales Begin (more info to come)
Wednesday November 2nd Makerspace 5PM - 6:30PM
Thursday November 3rd STEAM Club 3PM-4PM
Friday November 11th Veterans Day (No School)
Friday November 18th Trimester 1 Progress Report sent Home