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Weekly Newsletter 10/14/2022

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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.

Ms. Micciche (Pre-K) :

Ms. Matos (K-2) :

Ms. St. Pierre (3-4) :

Ms. Roberts (5-6) :

OPEN HOUSE October 19th 6PM-7PM

Hampstead Academy will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE for prospective parents. Staff will be available to give a tour and answer questions about the academy and the admissions process. We would love to have one or two parent volunteers attend and speak about your positive experience at Hampstead Academy. Please reach out to Miss Kate if you are interested in speaking to prospective parents who may potentially join the academy. Please share the HA OPEN HOUSE Event Link with friends and family interested in knowing more about the academy.

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 Dress Down Fridays! The month of September we will be donating to We Care Charity of Salem, NH. Below is a thank you letter from September donations to the Salem Animal Rescue League.

Cookies with Mindy

Thank you for spending time with Mindy this morning! The next coffee 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.

Makerspace Night


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!

Highlights of Week Stay updated on what’s happening in your Class DoJo and follow Hampstead Academy Events & News

Thank You Jack and the Tobia Family for these beautiful flowers from your garden! You really brightened our classroom and our spirits!

Thank You HA Community for participating in the Fall Fun Run! Some of the funds raised have already gone to new STEM supplies for Ms. Cummings’ classroom with more on the way!

Thank you Ms. Stone and Keri Lynn Barneson for donating your time and energy into making our Pre-K rooms so brilliant!

It’s all about pumpkins this week! Our friends painted a pumpkin patch!

Success! Students built a working basketball hoop! Lots of trial and error before finding the perfect distance and trajectory for the swish!

Balance of Force: Can you keep something halfway up a ramp? Lots of critical thinning, trial and error lead to the answer yes in many different ways! It just takes a balance in force.

Students in Ms. Matos’ class started a chain reaction! There was a lot of critical thinking and problem solving to create the right energy and end goal.

This week in ELA, we learned about character traits, those words that describe a character’s behavior and attitude to make up their personality.

Having fun learning place value in math!

Students predicted the circumference of each pumpkin and its weight. Before carving they were asked if they thought there was a relationship between the size of the pumpkin and the amount of seeds. Conclusion: the bigger the pumpkin the more seeds.

Important Dates

Click Here for Calendar of Events

Wednesday October 19th 6PM OPEN HOUSE for prospective parents Thursday October 20th STEAM Club 3PM - 4PM Tuesday October 25th STEAM Club 3PM - 4PM

Wednesday October 26th Teacher Development (Half Day, Dismissal at 11:45AM, no Extended Day)

Friday October 28th Cookies with Mindy 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Tuesday November 1st Community Connection Meeting 4PM

Wednesday November 2nd Makerspace 5PM - 6:30PM

Thursday November 3rd STEAM Club 3PM-4PM

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