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
  • Monday, 2/6 No School
  • Tuesday 2/7 Kindergarten Information Night 6:00-7:00 pm Gym
  • General Assembly PTO Meeting February 13th @ 8:30 am Room 2117 (Band Room)
  • Officers Needed for HPS PTO for the 2017/2018 school year! Interested in a way to support our teachers and HPS community? We need volunteers to serve on the HPS PTO Board; Vice President, Treasurer & Secretary- along with supporting roles such as Fundraising Coordinator & Volunteer Coordinator all need to be filled. Please contact president@HPSPTO.com for more details 

  • Class Friendship Day Parties Friday 2/10 @ 1:30pm

  • Badge requirements for overnight field trips. All OVERNIGHT field trips require chaperones to have a Purple level badge.

    Purple CPS "Volunteer Plus" Badge

    Local, state, and federal background checks are required for anyone who might have unsupervised contact with students. It is a requirement for our chaperones for overnight field trips and sports coaches. Individuals must have the county background check plus the state Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCII) check - $32, and an FBI fingerprint check - $34. The background check total of $66 must be paid in cash. 

    Instructions on how to obtain one: 

    Step by step instructions for obtaining any CPS badge are as follows

    1. Visit the Hyde Park School office for a Volunteer Authorization/Approval Form.
    2. Go to either the Hamilton County Justice Center, 1000 Sycamore St., downtown; or 12139 Royal Point Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 (Montgomery Location) for a local background check. Please bring a state ID or Driver's License and the total payment required for your background checks cash only.  
    3. Take the completed background check(s) and the Volunteer Authorization/Approval form to: Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education - Security Office. 2651 Burnet Ave Cincinnati, OH 45219 (Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ONLY)
CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS
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Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance 2017

This year's theme is "A Galaxy Far, Far Away..."
We need a few volunteers to help the event coordinators with decorating and food prep. 
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 
hps_81bd@sendtodropbox.com. If you receive a message that storage is full please e-mail them to  pictures@hpspto.com.

HPS School Garden -  Happiness Grows

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 dixiesc@cps-k12.org for more information.

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


Mark your calendars, the Fifth Annual Spring Celebration will be held the evening of April 20th at the 20th Century Theater!  

Are you, your family or your business interested in becoming an event sponsor?  Check your child's Tuesday folder this week for sponsorship information or contact event chair, Mindy Stodart Burke (stodartgroup@yahoo.com), with any questions.  

Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance 2017

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


SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, February 19th, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Stone Lanes in Norwood
$7/bowler, his includes shoes and 1 large pizza per lane.
Send signup sheets back to school to save your space!!

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


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.
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

Each one of those little Box Tops is worth ten cents cash to our school! For more information, go to www.btfe.com or ask Emily Danner,danneremily@hotmail.com

Thanks to You and Chipotle!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Restaurant Night last week. Your patience with the long lines paid off...$778 was raised for HPS!

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT 
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SOCCER

Hyde Park School soccer registration is now open thru FEB 12. The program will not be able to accept any late registrations so please don’t wait! Please go to the following link to sign up your child today: http://sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool

T-BALL

Hyde Park School is partnering with Eagle Baseball and Knothole to bring some baseball opportunities to our kindergartener and first grade classes. Jeff Wiles of Eagle Baseball and Knothole will be having an open registration period for kids interested in T-ball for our kindergartners and Coach Pitch for our first graders. More information will follow in the subsequent days.

Lacrosse

Walnut Hills Girls Youth Lacrosse Program has room for additional 3rd and 4th grade girls for the upcoming season commencing in February. Please email eaglesgirlsyouthlax@icloud.com for additional details.