UHMS - Parent Newsletter

December Edition

Joy, Peace, and Happiness

Our scholars and teachers are busy closing out Quarter 2. All grades will be finalized on Friday, January 13th. The past few weeks we have had a lot of critical conversations with scholars about their academic goals. It is the time of the year where our scholars must take a moment to step back and reflect on what they have accomplished and their goals for the future. We have also discussed the importance of the spirit of generosity and being kind to yourself and others regardless of your differences. Parents, we ask for your support in this. Consider extending kindness and appreciation to our teachers by sending a note of appreciation to them. They work hard and show up for our scholars, everyday! Let’s do our best to ensure our scholars and teachers have an amazing last week of school before Winter Break.

"Kindess is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers." - Kalil Gibran

Happy Holidays -

Mrs. Parhms, Mrs. Cormier, Mrs. Mangum, and Mr. Deacon

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Week of December 16 - December 19

Early Release: Scholars will be released everyday at 12:30pm from middle school.

Last day of School: The last day of school is Thursday, December 19th. Winter break officially begins on Friday, December 20th.

Pajama Day: Thursday, December 19th, scholars are allowed to wear their pajamas. Absolutely no skin must be showing. The following also must be followed:

  1. No onesies. The pajamas must have a top and bottom, no shorts allowed
  2. No bath robes
  3. No house shoes or slippers
  4. No gowns
  5. No spaghetti straps/wife beaters/tank tops

Winter Parties: Thursday, December 19th, scholars are allowed to have Winter Parties in their 4th Period class.

Things to Know

Winter Break: There will NO SCHOOL from December 20th - January 7th.

First Day of Second Semester: Wednesday, January 8th, with regular dismissal at 2:30pm

Report Cards: The window for Report Card distribution is January 14th - January 24th. Be on the look out for a Parent Link with a specific date.

Health: We know a lot of scholars have been sick lately. Best practices are not to send scholars to school with a fever of 100 or above.

Uniforms: Are you unsure about the Uplift Hampton Middle School Uniform Policy? Click on this link to read all about it: https://www.smore.com/8dye9

What's going on around Hampton?

NEWS you can use from Uplift CMO

FREE EVENT on DECEMBER 18th: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ H.O.P.E.S and Texas Home Visiting Program invites you to their 4th annual Holiday Event at the Dallas Zoo. This is a perfect event for families with children of all ages. Please share with Uplift families and staff. Linked here are event flyers (English flyer and Spanish flyer).

Event Name: Ultimate Zoo Experience: Jungle Bells

Date: Wednesday, December 18th

Time: 5:00-8:30 PM

Location: Dallas Zoo (650 S R.L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203)

This year’s event is FREE and there will be NO registration required; the first 100 guests will receive a bonus gift. Guests will enjoy pictures with Santa, zoo lights, prizes, carousel rides, music, guest performances, food (first come, first served), and more. All are welcome! Invite family, friends, and neighbors. Please share this within your networks and we hope that you can join us this year for the ultimate zoo experience.