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Message from the Principal
Message from the Principal
Tracey McGee
Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

Dear Students and Parents:

 Welcome to a brand new year at Hampden Meadows School!  We are glad to have you as part of our school family and hope you are looking forward to the 2019-2020 academic year.

We are extremely proud of our school, students and teachers and their continued commitment to developing well rounded Barrington citizens with high academic standards and improved student achievement. Hampden Meadows School has a comprehensive instructional program with opportunities for every student at every ability level. 

Year after year, our students excel in every arena: in the classroom, in town athletics, in the performing arts, and through extracurricular enrichment activities. Our highly qualified faculty and staff care deeply about the success of students, and our parents and community partners offer tremendous support to our schools. So many positive relationships are built here at HMS that last a lifetime! 

As we begin a new school year, we invite you to visit and bookmark the district website www.barringtonschools.org  and your child’s school website www.hampdenmeadows.org for the latest information, news and announcements. Parents who have questions or concerns during the year are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher or the Principal, Tracey McGee, mcgeet@barringtonschools.org or the Assistant Principal, Gino Sangiuliano, sangiulianog@barringtonschools.org. Add these to your contacts! 

We extend best wishes for an exciting and productive school year filled with many engaging opportunities for our children to grow! Working together, we will inspire success and a lifetime of learning.



Below are some important information and reminders:

The latest FAQ from Mr. Messore is linked here. Please be sure to read it thoroughly as it covers school schedules, after school care as well as transportation.

Students can be dropped off no earlier than 7:30.  School begins at 7:45. 

Busses depart at 2:25. 

Placement letters have been completed and are being prepared for mailing by the end of this week. Please understand that no changes in placement will be made. 

All beginning of school online paperwork will be emailed early next week.  This includes items such as notifications of medical issues, the handbook, custody paperwork and drop off and pick up procedures.

Welcome Hour for all students at HMS and their families is August 27th from 11:30-12:30.  We look forward to seeing you then. 

Like the fifth grade and several other fourth grade teachers, all fourth grade teachers will now be team teaching. 

Mike Lupica will be visiting the school on September 18th courtesy of Barrington Books. More information will follow. 

All families will receive an email from the school district regarding bussing transportation.  Be sure your Aspen account reflects your correct contact information. 

More information will follow as the start of school nears! 

Enjoy your last days of summer! 

Tracey A. McGee- Principal