Our Parent Society is Known as The Hamptons School Parent Society
Society meetings are held in the school and typically follow scheduled school council meetings. Check our Calendar page for meeting dates.
Our Board Members
President: Amanda L
Vice President: Carolyn K
Secretary: Lindsey L
Treasurer: Jennifer N
Casino Chairperson: Amanda L
Directors at Large: Carol R.
Contact the Parent Society
- Please phone the school at 403-777-7300 for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is The Hamptons School Parent Society (HSPS) supporting gambling?
By volunteering for the casino event, the parents are providing an administrative service. Volunteers do not work as dealers and promote neither gambling nor gamble. The Alberta government, through the Alberta Gambling and Liquor Commission (AGLC), has decided that charitable organizations and certain community groups are able to benefit from casinos in return for providing volunteers that work primarily behind the scenes at chosen casino events.
Why should I consider volunteering?
The funds raised through casinos are substantial. Although other fundraisers may generate some funds for helping our school, our last casino generated approximately $350 per student. Previous funds raised at our casino events have been $57,000, $61,000, $82,000, $94,000, and most recently $76,540. As a parent group, we have decided that the casino is a more effective means of raising funds than running a number of other fundraisers like selling chocolates or raffles, and the best part is that we only have to hold a casino every two years.
How have our children benefited through casino dollars?
Dollars raised have gone towards the enrichment and enhancement of our children’s daily education. Some of the items that have been purchased are:
- TVs, DVDs, laptops, and SMARTboards to provide technologically advanced programming.
- Performances and presenters to teach the school curriculum through other media, including sports instructors.
- Artists in residence are brought into the school to enhance artistic and creative learning.
How can I help?
No prior experience is necessary and training will be provided to everyone. Volunteering at casino events is fun, and a great way to get to know other parents and staff of The Hamptons School. We could use your help to make our next casino event a success.
Please call the school for more information on how you can get involved in The Hamptons School Parent Society or to volunteer.