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MAY

2015

Published by the
Hampton PTA

From The Principal.. By Mr. Ryan R. Starr


April was a wonderful month of educational experiences! Our students enjoyed a visit from Lynne Jonell (2nd/3rd grade), Chris
Grabenstein (4th/5th grade), and Daniel
Kirk (kindergarten/1st grade) during Authors in April Week. Students came away
from the experience encouraged by these
authors to turn their own experiences and
thinking into writing. Im sure we will one
day have the opportunity to purchase a
published book from one of our current
Hampton Hornets!
Our Hampton families also enjoyed a great
volleyball game at the 2nd Annual Hampton/Hamlin Staff Charity Volleyball Event.
Thank you to the many volunteers making
this event possible. Over $1,000 will be do-

nated to the Rainbow Connection in


memory of former Hampton Hornet,
Missy Valdez.
We have some great events coming during the month of May as well! Please
Building Community
join us May 13th at 6:30 PM for our
Building Hampton
2nd/3rd Grade Spring Concert and May
14th from 5:30 7:00 PM for our Learning Fair. This is a great chance to celebrate your childs learning at Hampton!
We look forward to seeing you at these
special events!

From The PTA President..

positive difference in the lives of our children. You do a


great job and are very much appreciated.

May Flowers

HUMAN SUNDAE

By: Christine Barrett PTA President


Our kids are anxiously waiting for the nice spring weather
to arrive as the school year is winding down to a few short
weeks. The PTA Board is excited about some of our
favorite annual events: Mornings with Mom, Annual
Learning Fair/Ice Cream Social, Donuts with Dad, Field
Day, 5th grade camp and the 5th grade Farewell. We hope
you will join us for these inal events of the school year.
Look for more information to come home soon about each
of these programs.

Teacher Appreciation Week


Teacher Appreciation week is the week of May 4 8. We
encourage you to let your teachers know how much you
and your children appreciate them. The PTA Board would
like to say THANK YOU, teachers and staff, for making a

Mark your calendars! We hit our Fun Run Goal so on

June 1st six students (Zachary Tippin, Colin Bonn, Adam


Rayce, Liam Bonn, Lillian Limberg & Lauren Barrett) will
be turning Mr. Starr into a Human Sundae!!!

THANK YOU
The PTA Executive Board would like to THANK all of our
volunteers this year especially the chair people:
Julie Miller The Buzz Newsletter & Mornings with Mom
Deepa Mahishi & Monica Gupta Re lections & Ice Cream
Social
Kristy Sikkelee BoxTops/Labels
Jen Greuling Donuts with Dad
Rebecca Sassak Spirit Wear & Market Day

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Kerry Conley Math Pentathlon, Authors in April,
Yearbook, & 5th Grade Farewell Party

Aarthi Rangarajan Math Pentathlon


Nicole Kusky Disability Awareness
Mr. Cooney Fun Run
Mrs. McCauley Math Pentathlon & Newspaper Club
Mrs. Sonquist Authors in April
Christine Barrett Fun Run, Original Works, Directory &
Math Pentathlon
Mr. & Mrs. Sells Student Council

2014 2015 PTA Meeting Dates


Free childcare provided at all evening meetings

May 12th

7 pm

Mr. Buyze Music Club


Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they
just have the heart. ~ Elizabeth Andrew

Yearbooks
Dont forget to order your school yearbook today! A
yearbook is an annual publication containing
photographs of students and activities that helps
commemorate the school year. It is a wonderful
keepsake for your child. You wont want to miss out on
this publication.

Last PTA meeting of the Year


The last PTA meeting of the year will be on Tuesday May
12 at 7:00pm in the Teachers Lounge. There will be free
childcare available while you attend the meeting. Come
to a meeting ind out whats going on at school, meet
other parents, share some ideas.

We will be voting on the nominations for the 2014-2015
PTA Executive Board. The current Nominees are:
President TBD
Betsie Brodbeck, Vice President, Membership
Crystal Jackson, Vice President, Committees
Linda Limberg, Vice President, Fundraising
Charidee Lund, Secretary
Aarthi Rangarajan, Treasurer
We will also be voting on a proposed budget for next year
and a Grant Request, as well as recognizing our
wonderful PTA chairperson(s) who took charge of our
programs and events. Without their help, the programs
would never have gotten off the ground.

Christine BarrettPTA President


Yearbook
Orders Due
May 1st
A yearbook is an annual publication containing photographs of students and activities that helps commemorate the school year. It is a wonderful keepsake
for your child.

Yearbooks are $20 each and are in full color! Please
make checks payable to Hampton PTA and return
your yearbook order form and payment to the PTA
mailbox as soon as possible.

(Yearbook order forms were sent home in April. If the
form is lost, please send your payment in a blank envelope with the words Hampton Yearbook Order
written on the envelope. Make sure to include your
childs name and teacher name on the envelope.)

Yearbooks will be distributed on a irstcome,
irstserve basis after the May 1st deadline.

Contact Kerry Conley at rkconley111@hotmail.com
with any questions.

You dont want to miss out on this years memories!

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2014 2015
Hampton Directory

Its easy to get some free Educational Awards just by


shopping at Hollywood Markets! When checking out
be sure to give the cashier our Schools Name its as
easy as that!

The PTA has extra Hampton


Directories available for
$2.00. each. Please contact Christine
Barrett at cmbarrett49@gmail.com if you
would like to purchase one.

Calling all Target


Shoppers!

Hampton
ElementaryPTA


With the holidays fast approaching, why not use your
Target REDcard for those purchases. Sign up for a
Target REDcard and Target will donate 1% of your
purchases to Hampton Elementary. Already a have a
REDcard, call 18003166142 to designate Hampton
Elementary as your school.

May2015
M

Sue
Price

Check our schools progress anytime at Target.com/tcoe


If you are already participating, Hampton thanks you!

Hampton Elementary PTA


Board Members for 2014 - 2015
Christine Barrett

President
cmbarrett49@gmail.com

Thankyou,SuePrice,forcaring,challenging,
contribu ngandcommi ngtoHamptonElementary
Schoolanditsstudents!

Rebecca Sassak

V.P. Membership
rlsassak@live.com

Kristie Sikklee

V.P. Committees
ksikkelee@gmail.com

Linda Limberg

V.P. Fundraising
lboo1@hotmail.com

Julie Miller

Secretary
jnb1212@att.com

Aruna Allu

Treasurer
arunak_a@yahoo.com

Hampton Student Council


Presents:

Popcorn Friday
Popcorn is only $1!

May 1st

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Reminder:
All 5th Grade
Parents
Only Two More Months to Try Market Day This
School Year!

Thanks to everyone who ordered Market Day last


month! We had many returning customers. Thank you!
March debuted 3 new Fresh Produce options. The food
is really great! Its convenient and easy to prepare. The
PTA makes 10% of everything purchased. So if you
havent tried Market Day please give it a try. There is a
$5.00 coupon for all new customers.
The order forms for this month were sent home with
your child. Enter your orders on line at
www.marketday.com by May 20, 2015. Pick up is at
Hampton on Wednesday, May 27 2015 from 4:30
5:30pm. If you have any questions please contact
Rebecca Sassak at rlsassak@live.com.

5th Grade Farewell Party


Planning Meeting
Monday, May 18th
There will be a 5th Grade Farewell Party Planning
meeting on Monday, May 18 at 6:30 in the Cafeteria .
Any 5th grade parent/guardian interested in helping to
plan the party should attend. If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Conley at rkconley111@hotmail.com or 248.844.9179.

RochesterHillsPublicLibraryPresents:
SummerReading@RochesterHillsPublicLibrary
EveryHeroHasaStory
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partofthe2015SummerReadingProgram,EveryHeroHasaStory.Oureventscalendarwillbepackedwith
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HighlightsInclude:

KidpreneurCodingClass
IceCreamSocial

MakeYourOwnComicBook
FlyingAcesFrisbeeShow
MinutetoWinit:SuperheroEdi on
MineCRAFTS
AirCannons
Andmuch,muchmore!

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL


WHEN:
THURSDAY, MAY 14TH

TIME:
5:30PM TO 7PM

WHERE:
HAMPTON GYM

ICE CREAM: $1.00

Join Hampton
families for the
Learning Fair
and a SWEET

TREAT. While
you are at
Hampton visit
the BOOK FAIR
in the library.

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TheHamptonSpringCarnivalisComing!!

SavetheDate!!!
Friday,May29th
58pm
AtHamptonElementarySchool

Weares lllookingforhelp:
Pleasesignuptovolunteertorunagame!!
Callingallbakers!!
Pleasesignuptobringacakeortwoforourcakewalk!
Eachcakeyoubringwillearnyoutwofree ckets
_____________________________________________________________________________

CarnivalVolunteerSignUp:

Name:Phone#:
Email:

Pleasereturntoyourchildsteacher.

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HAMPTONELEMENTARYCARNIVAL
May29th58pm
Buyyour cketsearlyandreceivefree ckets!!
AdvancedTicketPricing:

11 cketsfor$5.00
22 cketsfor$10.00
45 cketsfor$20.00

Ticketswillbe50centsatthedoor

Carnivalgamesandcra swillbe1 cket


BounceHousesfor3 ckets
Horseridesfor4 ckets

Bringacakeforourcakewalkandreceive2 cketsfree!!

_________

AdvanceTicketRequestForm

Studentname:

Teacher:

Numberof ckets:

AmountEnclosed:

PleasereturnthisformtoyourchildsteacherbyFriday,May22nd.Ticketswillbe
senthomewithyourchild.SendcashormakecheckpayabletoHamptonElemen
taryPTA.

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HAMPTON FIELD DAY 2015

CALLING ALL PARENTS - Wednesday, June 3rd, is Field Day at Hampton


and we need volunteers! This is a VERY important day for the kids and we
cant pull it off without your help.
It will be a day of lots of laughs and lots of fun, in a carnival like atmosphere. Activities for AM Kindergarten-Grades 1& 2 will begin at 8:30 and finish at 10:45. Activities for PM Grades 3, 4 & 5 will
begin around 12:30 and finish at 3:00. In case of rain, the alternate day will be Friday, June 5th.
Parent volunteers are needed to help run the various events. Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/
go/904084CAEAD28AB9volunteers or return the bottom portion of this paper to your childs homeroom
teacher. There will be a brief organizational meeting held in the gym the day of the event hour before
each session. Dont miss the opportunity for a fun filled day with your child!
The purpose of the day is for our school to get together for an enjoyable two hours of activities and provide an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to interact cooperatively. Since we believe that
all of our students are winners, the need for athletic ability and the competitive urge to win will be kept
to a minimum. The real reward will be the enjoyment and good feelings of participation.
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us. Dont forget your film, a hat or visor and maybe a folding chair. If you are bringing little ones, be sure to remember sunscreen and liquids for them. If you
would like to send a water bottle with your school age child, it would probably be a refreshing necessity.
Hopefully, we will have a time for the participants to enjoy a treat halfway through the activities.
Thank you very much for your support!!
Please return this form to your childs classroom teacher by Friday, May 22nd.
__________________________________________________________________________________
__
Yes, I will be able to volunteer on Wednesday, June 3rd or Friday, June 5th.
Name ________________________________________________
Childs Name and Grade__________________________________
Childs Teacher_________________________________________
Phone Number____________________ Email___________________________
Session Available AM____________ PM______________

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HamptonElementaryPresents

AMorningwithMom
Friday,May8,2014
Pleasejoinustohonorthespecialfemaleinyourlife.
Wewillhavealightbreakfast
(Fruit,pastries,juiceandcoffee)

Time:

7:00a.m.8a.m.

Location: HamptonCafeteria
CallingallDads,Grandpas,Uncles,andBigBrothers,
pleasecontactJulieMiller@jnb1212@att.netorsignupat
thelinkbelowifyouwouldliketohelpservebreakfastto
ourwelldeservingMoms.Thanks!!!
VolunteerSignup:www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4FABA929A20-volunteers/8289926

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PTA Board Next Year is looking for Volunteers!


The PTA will not be able to function without parents on the board!
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an active group of concerned
parents, teachers, and staff. The purpose of the PTA is to support the school
and enhance the educational opportunities of the students. An effective way
to be involved with a child's school is to volunteer as a member of the PTA.

Come together and join in the fun - all for a good cause!
PTA Board positions include:
President

Please consider volunteering for one of these positions to help make a


difference for your child at the school. Dont let the PTA sponsored
programs, events, and activities go away at Hampton!
Some of the PTA sponsored programs, events, and activities include:

Welcome Back
Celebrations
Family Fun Nights
Yearbook
Authors in April
School Enrichments &
Assemblies
Reflections
Buzz Newsletter
Donuts with Dad

Mornings with Mom


Ice Cream Social
Field Trips
Movie Nights
Annual Dinner
Raffle Baskets
Math Club
3rd Grade Health Fair

4th Grade Disability


Awareness
School Directory
Fun Run
Market Day
Box Tops /
Campbells Labels
Original Art Works

Any parent with interest or questions should contact Christine Barrett at 248-608-0551 or
cmbarrett49@gmail.com.
You may contact any of the current board members to find out more information about their positions.
Also, if you can - plan to come to the March 17th PTA meeting and we can discuss the board positions
in more detail.

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About Door to Door Organics

Door to Door Organics brings organic fruits, veggies and groceries, sourced locally when available,
right to your school! You can choose from several box sizes, deliveries will be made every week to
Hampton Elementary School on FRIDAYS starting 9/26/2014, and pick-up is right at the school.
Nice this is, there is no commintment and you can participate as it fits your schedule. You can
substitute out items you dont like for items you love, as well as shop online for additional produce
and grocery items.

Good Food Fundraiser!

Join The Hampton Elementary School Good Food Coop


this school year
WE are super excited about bringing farm-fresh organic
produce, natural groceries and artisan foods to Hampton
Elementary School. Click on the link below to join the co-op
and receive $10 off your first order in free groceries!

What is a coop?

A co-op is formed when four or more boxes are going to the


same location, like a school or office. Each co-op member
still has individual control over their account, such as box
size, account preferences and
substitutions. Everyone simply
picks up their box at the same
location as their co-op buddies.





To get started:
Visit: www.michigan.doortodoororganics.com
Enter discount code FRESH
Search to join the Hampton Elementary School co-op
Contact Gail with any questions:
gailpluszzl@gmail.com

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FUNDRAISING

atHamptonfor20142015

PTAfundssupportlearningactivitiesandequipmentatHampton.Thenexttimeafundraisercomeshome
withyourchildpleaseparticipateconfidentlyknowingyourmoney/effortisbeingwellspent.100%ofyour
moneyisstayingwithinHamptonElementarytobetteryourchild'seducationalexperience!

Wouldyoupreferaonetimedonation?PleasemakecheckspayabletoHamptonPTA.
Werecommendatleast$35perchildor$50perfamilywithmorethanonechild.
(Pleasenote:fundraisingmaterialswithstillbesenthomewithyourchildasitistoodifficulttotrackwhoshouldnotreceivethem.)

HamptonFundraiserspayforthefollowing:

ClassroomSmartBoards
ClassroomEnrichment($50perteacher)
ScienceWeekAssembly
AdditionalAssemblies(12peryear)
PEandMusicEquipment
RecessEquipment
AuthorsinApril
OffsetFieldTripCosts
LibraryResources
HealthFair
DisabilityAwarenessEvents

WelcomeBackDinner
MorningswithMom
DonutswithDad
MovieNights
IceCreamSocial
MarchFamilyTogethernessEvents
StaffAppreciationWeek
TeacherBreakfast/Munchies
FirstDayofSchoolFolders
TeacherGrants
PTAReflections

MAJORFUNDRAISERS
(Theseopportunitiesraisethemajorityoffunds.)

FUNRUNafun,healthyfundraiserinwhichallclassesparticipate

ORIGINALARTWORKSshareyourchildscreativitywithfamilyandfriends
BASKETRAFFLEbuychancestowinabasketfullofgreatgiftsatourannualdinner
CARNIVALasuperfunfamilyeventthatbenefitsourschool

October2014
November2014
March2015
May2015

ONGOINGEZFUNDRAISERS
(Theseopportunitiesraiseasmallerportionofourfunds.)

MARKETDAYorderrestaurantqualityfoodproductseachmonth&Hamptonreceivesapercentageofeachpurchase
BOXTOPSFOREDUCATIONsaveBoxTopsfoundonGeneralMillsproducts&Hamptonearns10centsforeach
LABELSFOREDUCATIONsavelabelsfromparticipatingproducts&Hamptonearnsart/athletic/academicmerchandise
MEIJERREWARDSenrolledmembersshop(cash,debitcardorMeijerCreditCard)&Hamptonearns0.5%1%back
RESTAURANTNIGHTSoccasionalrestaurantnightssupportHampton(ChuckECheese,etc)

Thankyouforyourcontinuedsupport!PleasecontactPTAwithquestions,concernsorsuggestions.

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Sun

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Thu

Fri

Sat

Popcorn
Friday

Mornings with Hometown


Mom 78 am Hustle

No School

Spirit Wear
10

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PTA meeting
7 pm

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2nd/3rd Grade Book Fair /
Learning
Spring
Fair /Ice
Concert
Cream Social
6:30 pm
5:307 pm

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5th Grade
Planning
Meeting
6:30 pm
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Memorial Day
No School

4/5 Grade
Math
Pentathlon
16

Bagel Day

23

Spirit Wear

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Carnival
5:008pm
Hawaiian Day

31

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