HPS PTO BLAST |  February 05, 2017                 
WEEKLY NEWS & UPDATES
Our mission is to develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
PTO MEETING FEBRUARY 13 @ 8:30am- Room 2117
IMPORTANT WEEKLY UPDATE
  • General Assembly PTO Meeting February 13th @ 8:30 am Room 2117 (Band Room) 
  • It's time for the HPS PTO to begin planning for our 2017/2018 school year. If you are interested in supporting our teachers and the HPS community please consider one of our many open positions. Departments such as Athletics, Fundraising, and Social Events all need volunteers. Please contact president@HPSPTO.com for more details. 
CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS
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Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance 2017

We are in need of volunteers to kindly donate a couple hours next Saturday or Sunday to help event coordinators with the preparation needs for the dance. This is a wonderful HPS community building event and it takes a lot of hands to pull it off.

Would you like to help with food preparation or decorating the day of the event?  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0544AAA72CA0FC1-oakley



Spring Celebration Commemorative Video – We need your video and images!

Each Spring Celebration concludes with a video to commemorate the past year. 
This year we will be,  Celebrating 5 Years of Happy Hyde Park School!
Do you have video or pictures from this year or previous years that you would like to share? 
If yes, please send them in  JPEG format and include the  DATE in the filename (month/year needed) to 
Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.. If you receive a message that storage is full please e-mail them to  pictures@hpspto.com .


HPS School Garden - Happiness Grows

E-mail address has been updated since last week, so if you reached out and didn't receive a response please re-send to the email below. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but it won't keep us from laying the groundwork for a great HPS School Garden. Would you like to be a part of planting seeds indoors in the next two weeks? Please email Mr. Schawn Dixie at   dixiero@cps-k12.org for more information.  



Spring Celebration Planning Committees 

If you would like to volunteer to help with one of our committees, please come to a get together tomorrow night 2/13/17!! Go to this link for the details:  http://evite.me/5u2REqs94E

                                                                               
Crayons to Computers                                                                                       

There is an ongoing opportunity to volunteer Thursdays at C2C between 10 AM and 1 PM to earn additional classroom supply vouchers for our teachers. There will also be a Saturday morning volunteer opportunity February 25. If you would like to volunteer follow the link below and sign up!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0544AAA72CA0FC1-crayons


Kindergarten Lunch/Recess Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist the Kindergarten classes at lunchtime and recess daily from 10:55am - 11:35am. Please click below to sign up. 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0544AAA72CA0FC1-hpskindergarten


UPCOMING EVENTS

SPRING CELEBRATION – APRIL 20th, 2017 Spring Celebration is just over two months away! Here are a few important deadlines:

Event Sponsorship
THANK YOU to the businesses, families and grandparents who have already sent their sponsorship information.  We ask all sponsors to submit their information no later than March 10th in order to meet printing deadlines. Checks should be made out to “HPS PTO” or sponsorship donations can be made via Paypal at our website, www.hpspto.org. Please type “sponsorship” in the notes. Your event tickets will be held at Will Call the night of the event.

Silent Auction Item Donations
Information will come home in this week’s Tuesday folder regarding item donations.  Please submit donations no later than March 24th.  Some examples might be artwork, services for the home, concert or sporting event tickets, and sports memorabilia. 

Ticket Sales
Tickets will go on sale the third week in March.  Please keep in mind event tickets are included at ALL sponsorship levels.Sponsorship and silent auction donation forms can also be found online at the following link, www.hpspto.org. If you have questions or comments, please contact Mindy Stodart Burke (stodartgroup@yahoo.com).

If you would like to volunteer to help with one of our committees, please come to a get together tomorrow night! Go to this link for the details: http://evite.me/5u2REqs94E

Thank you for your support!

International Night!!!    

                                                                              
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, Feb 22nd 6-8 p.m.
Hyde Park School will be celebrating our diverse school community by hosting the second annual International Night. This is a fun night of food, entertainment, and cultural education. Last year we had over 30 families showcase 25 different countries!!!

We would like to invite families to join us this year for another amazing night!
If you would like more information or your family would like to represent a country, please email Mrs. Best at besttin@cps-k12.org


Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance 2017                                                             

We need you to make this the best ODD Dance yet!! Would you like to help with food preparation (2/18) or decorating (2/19)?
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0544AAA72CA0FC1-oakley

SAVE THE DATE: February 19, 2017
Who: For Dads and Daughters (Ages 2-13)
Time: Two Sessions for your convienence 4:30-6:00 PM (SOLD OUT) or 7:00-8:30 PM
Cost: $12.50/person 
Each ticket includes admission, live entertainment, a high resolution digital photograph/portrait, snacks/treats and soda, and a special gift for each young lady at the end of the evening. 
This year’s theme is “A Galaxy Far, Far Away ….”
Register online @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-oakley-daddy-daughter-dance


Bowling Party                                                                                          

Reminder:  Sunday, February 19th, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Stone Lanes in Norwood. Registration has ended

HPS Alumni Search
If you know anyone who would like to stay informed, please encourage them to send an email to Pam Wise at pkw728@yahoo.com. A survey was sent to people who gave their email addresses to the committee. The goal of the survey is to plan an event HPS Alumni will enjoy!

Here is the link for the Hyde Park School Alumni Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkSchoolAlumni/?fref=ts


ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DRIVES
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Box Tops for Education

Help your student’s class collect the most Box Tops in the month of February! 

As of Feb. 3rd the top three classrooms were, N. Roberts – 586, Keller – 312, and Forman – 226.

For more information, go to www.btfe.com or ask Emily Danner, danneremily@hotmail.com.


SPORTS SPOTLIGHT 
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SOCCER                                                     

Final day to register is today 2/12!!  Please go to the following link to sign up your child. No late submissions excepted.  http://sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool