We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
*Welcome to Hyde Park School!*

*Class Lists Will Be Posted on Main Entrance Door TOMORROW (August 5) at 9am*

*Save These Important Dates, See Below!*
Upcoming Events
August 5, 9am: Class Lists Posted on HPS Main Entrance Door (the list will show your child's homeroom teacher)
August 8, 6-8pm: New Family Picnic
August 8-12, 8am to 12pm: Kindergarten Jump Start
August 16: Ice Cream Social (A-L: 5:30-6:15pm; M-Z: 6:15-7:00pm)
August 18: First Day of School for the 2022-2023 School Year!
Orientation Meetings: *Please note: 3rd & 4th Grade dates have changed from the mailing sent home this week  
Kindergarten: August 22, 5:30pm
   1st: August 23, 6:30pm
   2nd: August 25, 6:30pm
   3rd: August 25, 5:30pm
   4th: August 23, 5:30pm 8
   5th & 6th: August 24, 5:30-7:00pm
September 1, 6:30pm: First PTO General Meeting (at the school, specific location, TBA)
September 9: Glow Golf (details to come)
September 15: Picture Day
The Old School Thrill is Back: Class Lists Posted at HPS Tomorrow, August 5 at 9am!
The suspense is in the air! Lists announcing your child's homeroom teacher will be posted TOMORROW, August 5 at 9 am on the Main Entrance Door at HPS. You can also find this information by checking PowerSchool. But if you want the old school tantalizing thrill of finding your child's name on paper lists posted on the castle doors, we'll see you tomorrow!
New Family Social: Monday August 8, 6-8pm at HPS
Welcome to Hyde Park School, home of the Eagles! This is a school that develops compassionate, engaged students who are happy to be at school! We're proud of our students and our exceptionally involved community of parents, friends, and other supporters. You're welcome here, we're excited for the year that lies ahead, and we're so happy to have YOU! Please join us on August 8 from 6-8pm at the school playground for a New Family Social featuring Kona Ice. The PTO and HPS Athletics Boosters will be on site to answer any questions you may have about the upcoming school year. See you soon!
Kindergarten Jumpstart: August 8-12 from 8am-12pm
Kindergarteners can get a jumpstart on the upcoming school year! Join us for a week of fun and learning from August 8-12 from 8 am to Noon. This optional program is taking place at all CPS elementary schools and is designed to help your child transition to the school setting and get accustomed to daily procedures. Class time is dedicated to math, reading and social-emotional learning. 
HPS Annual Ice Cream Social, August 16, Times Vary by Last Name: See Your Classroom & Meet Your Teachers!
The HPS Annual Ice Cream Social will take place August 16 with times varying by last name: A-L from 5:30-6:15, and M-Z: 6:15-7pm. This is the day to come meet your teachers, see your classrooms, and drop off your school supplies all to the tune of FREE ICE CREAM. If you ordered supplies through 1st Day, the supplies already will be in your child's homeroom. If you purchased or plan to purchase supplies on your own, please bring them on this day to save yourself the hassle of carrying it all on the first day and to help the teachers have the classrooms organized for the first day. Information tables will be set up for PTO, Extracurriculars, Athletics, and more.
Make Life Easy: Upload All HPS Events to Your Own Calendar
Streamline your life by using this link to upload all HPS Events to your calendar: HPS Events Calendar. Throughout the year, this link will be updated with other events like socials, movie nights, family swims, playground dates, and more!
HPS PTO Board Officers for the 2022-2023 School Year!
Here are the HPS PTO Executive Board Officers for the 2022-2023 school year:

President: Ashley Hammond
Vice President: Hilary VanderMolen
Treasurer: Emily Ricciardi
Vice Treasurer: Kevin VanderMolen
Secretary: Michele Berry Godsey
LSDMC Representatives: Ed Paff and Amy Lovelace
Get Your HPS Spirit Wear Anytime! Sales Now Open Year-Round
Do you keep missing the HPS Spirit Wear Sales? Do your kids outgrow their clothes every month? We've got you covered! Now you can buy HPS Spirit Wear anytime! Check out this link to the full catalogue of merchandise including short and long-sleeve t's, zip-ups, hoodies, trucker caps, beanies, and shorts in blue, white, gray, tie-dye, and camo.
Follow HPS PTO on Instagram & Facebook
Make HPS PTO part of your daily feed on Instagram @HydeParkSchoolPTO and Facebook (facebook.com/HydeParkSchoolPTO). Just another way to make communicating ideas and keeping track of HPS events more convenient!
HPS PTO Linktree: The Link to All Links!
No more FOMO! This HPS PTO Linktree is the link to all important links! So if you'd rather have one link to check than many (hmmm, it's a real toss-up), just check this link: https://linktr.ee/hydeparkschoolpto.
Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Hyde Park School every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to HPS. Please choose Hyde Park School PTO Inc. as your recipient.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Hyde Park School PTO in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
Kroger Community Rewards
Earn 4% of your purchase for Hyde Park School. Don't worry...you still keep all of your points. Register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select “Hyde Park School PTO Inc” from the list.
Box Tops for Education
Many people don't even realize just how easy the Box Tops for Education Program is now that it has gone virtual. No more clipping and collecting a pile of Box Tops. Just download the Box Tops App, scan your grocery receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products, and automatically add cash to our school’s earnings online. You can also email your online receipts to earn credit. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. This may not sound like much, but it adds up to hundreds of dollars!
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).