Welcome to the Hampstead PTSA

The Hampstead PTSA is a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance and support
the educational environment of the students, school staff and families of Hampstead.

Hampstead School District Deliberative Session

Thank you to all of the supporters that came out to the Deliberative Session last night! We have had a lot of request for signs. *You are not required to be a PTSA member however, we do encourage your support and membership.

We are accepting donations for yard signs! "Hampstead's Kids are Worth It, Yes on #2."
Recommended $12 donation however, we will accept any monitory donation.
Please click on the link and submit your donations to:

Hampstead PTSA
P.O. Box 36
Hampstead NH 03841
attn. Treasurer

Thank you!

2016 SPRING Enrichment Classes

Visit our Enrichment page under "Programs" to see a list of our Spring Enrichment classes! Registration begins on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m.

S.T.E.A.M Family Night

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Please join us for this year‛s STEAM Family Night! Our event will feature a variety of STEAM-based challenges, appropriate for ALL AGES! Join us and prepare to get creative, collaborate with others, challenge yourselves, and have fun.

Hampstead's Kids are Worth It!

For those who were unable to attend Tuesday's Public Hearing and the proposed "One-Story Hampstead Central School Renovation and Construction Project," the video of the meeting is now available to watch here.

Important Meeting

Tomorrow evening is a big day! It's time for YOU to join with your neighbors to build a better school for Hampstead's smallest students. The Hampstead PTSA Kids will have child care available, please send an email Kari Boucher at ptsakids@hampsteadptsa.org if you need child care.

How can you help? First, mark your calendars for March 8. That's when the school construction bond will be on the ballot.

Then, come learn more about the proposed "One-Story Hampstead Central School Renovation and Construction Project" at the Public Hearing at Hampstead Middle School TOMORROW (Tuesday, January 12 at 7 PM.)

The PTSA recently sat down with two School Board members and HCS Principal, Mr. Collins, to learn more about the project. Here are a few highlights:

The bond addresses safety and security concerns for all Hampstead students:
A sprinkler system will be added to the Central School to protect against fire damage.

It will remove the "portable classrooms" from behind the Central School building which do not meet any current State standards. (They do not have running water and require students to use an electronic key fob to move between the portables and the buildings.)

The bond also makes economic sense:
The portable classrooms have an expected lifespan of 15-20 years. They were installed in Hampstead 21 years ago. Therefore, it's no surprise that maintenance bills are continuing to mount. (This past summer $100,000 was spent for new ramps for the portables and $24,000 will have to be spent on a new roof for one of the portables later this year.)

Adding a layer of insulation and new windows to the oldest portion of the Central School will greatly increase energy efficiency and save money over the long term.

The timing is ideal for voting in a new bond. The interest rate is very low and the town does not currently have any outstanding bonds.

Those are just a few of the reasons that we need your help making sure the bond gets enough votes to pass this time around. Let's come together as a town to show that we believe Hampstead kids are worth it! Community members are urged to step up to the microphone and state that you agree or disagree.

Come show your support:

January 12: Public Hearing, 7 PM at Middle School
February 2: Deliberative Session, 7 PM at the Middle School
March 8: Vote at the Middle School
(If you will be away on Election Day please arrange for an absentee ballot from the Town Clerk's Office.)

Hope to see you there!

Reflections Awards Ceremony

On Friday evening, December 11, the Hampstead PTSA will host an awards ceremony at Bre's Ice Creamery on Route 111 in East Hampstead to honor students for their imagination, creativity and interpretation of the theme “Let Your Imagination Fly” in the 2015-2016 National PTA Reflections program.

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts in an educational way. Through the program, National PTA, Hampstead PTSA and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice reflecting on a specific theme. A panel of judges will review the entries and determine the finalists in in each category and age division. Winners for Hampstead will be announced at this reception and the top finalists will have their entries continue on to the State level of review.

Founded in 1969, the National PTA Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year—encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.

WHEN: Friday December 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: BRE's Ice Creamery in Colby Corner , Route 111, East Hampstead