HPS PTO BLAST |  February 19, 2017                 
Our mission is to develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
  • No School Monday February 20th for Presidents' Day
  • International Night is this Wednesday, Feb 22nd 6-8 p.m. Join us for a fun night of food, entertainment, and cultural education.
  • Classrooms are in need of tissues! Please send a box in with your child or drop one at the main office. Our resources have been depleted. 
  • Search your smartphones for pictures and video of students and staff looking Hyde Park Happy, and submit by March 10th. The volunteer who is creating the Spring Celebration video for our school will be traveling late March and needs our submissions quickly. Please save as a JPEG and date (month/year) all photos. Video can be sent to hps_81bd@sendtodropbox.com and photos to pictures@hpspto.com.
  • All responses to the Playground survey are appreciated. Please take the time to submit your answers before the survey closes on 2/23/17.
Crayons to Computers  

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

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


SPRING CELEBRATION – APRIL 20th, 2017 6-10pm

Thank you to our families who submitted sponsorships and items for silent auction thus far. This is our biggest effort of the year to bridge the gap between CPS funding and the needs of our diverse student body!
Are you interested in making a contribution? All information can be found at the following link, www.hpspto.org. Would you like to get involved in the fun? Contact event chair, Mindy Stodart Burke (stodartgroup@yahoo.com).

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

Arthur’s (The Ardvark) Birthday Bash Concert

Come celebrate Arthur’s 20th birthday courtesy of CET with a lively interactive concert. Saturday, Feb 25th 1-3pm CET Studio A- 1223 Central Parkway 45214. Visit http://www.cetconnect.org/kids-family/ for more information.

The Flying Pig Kid's Marathon

WHO: Any HPS student ages 5-12
WHAT: Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon / 26th Mile
WHEN: Saturday, May 6th
WHERE: The Banks & Riverfront, Downtown
The Kids’ Marathon is an “oinkremental” marathon that encourages fitness and health by having kids keep track of their exercise and eating on their “Hog Log.”
The Kids’ Marathon is NOT A RACE but a program designed for children ages 5-12 years old to walk, jog, or wheelchair the distance of a marathon in small increments, at your own pace leading up to the day of the event, culminating on Saturday, May 6th when we will run the “26th mile” on the actual marathon course!
Visit http://bit.ly/2017HogLog to download this year’s “Hog Log.”
We will cover our final mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course and cross the real “Finish Swine.” Kids get a shirt, a marathon medal and all the goodies of the finish celebration. Register online at www.flyingpigmarathon.com 

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


Restaurant Night- POTBELLY’s

Fill HPS’s $ POT and your BELLY...eat at POTBELLY!
When: Thursday March 2, from 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Potbelly’s Rookwood Commons- 2692 Madison Road 45208
Tell them you are from Hyde Park School, and they will donate 25% of the proceeds to the PTO. See you there!  

Box Tops for Education

Help your student’s class collect the most Box Tops in the month of February!
For more information, go to www.btfe.com or ask Emily Danner, danneremily@hotmail.com.


We will continue to post new information as we receive it!