HPS PTO BLAST | March 05,, 2017                 
WEEKLY NEWS & UPDATES
Our mission is to develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
IMPORTANT WEEKLY UPDATE
  • Ms. Amat will be hosting an informational session on Wednesday, March 8th @ 6pm in the gym to discuss the wonderful future of HPS. 
  • Friday, March10th is class picture day.
  • Last call for your photos to be included in the Spring Celebration video! Search your smartphones for pictures and video of students and staff looking Hyde Park Happy, and submit by March 10th. Send them to pictures@hpspto.com.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS
Teacher Conference Food Contributions 
We are collecting food donations for our wonderful teachers to have during the extended hours they'll be putting in for parent teacher conferences this week. Please signup to provide lunch and light dinner type of foods on  March 7th. Please indicate what you will bring in the COMMENTS field.

The items can be dropped off in the Teachers' Lounge on 3/7. Your help is much appreciated

2017 SPRING CELEBRATION 

This is our biggest effort of the year to bridge the gap between CPS funding and the needs of our diverse student body!


Silent Auction items are being accepted now! Do you have an item or experience to donate? 

Raffle Basket information is forthcoming.

Thank you to our current sponsors. Psst!! There are tickets to the event included with all levels of support!

Please visit our newsletter for additional information

Spring Celebration Newsletter #1

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 
HOW MUCH: $15
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 

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DRIVES

Tea Collection

Hyde Park School is participating in Tea Collection's School Days fundraiser, ending 3/6. You have just a couple days left take advantage of 15% off your order, free shipping, and 15% of your purchase will be donated back to the school. You get to shop globally inspired children’s clothing on TeaSchoolDays.com and use code SDS17HYDEPARK at checkout to receive the discount. Don’t forget to spread the word!


Appearance Plus Cleaners
We are excited to offer a new community rewards program from Appearance Plus Cleaners- Give a Buck, Get a Buck! Flyers to be distributed soon. For every $20.00 spent on dry cleaning they will donate a $1.00 back to HPS. When dropping off your dry cleaning just let them know you'd like to donate to HPS PTO and they'll do the rest! 

Box Tops for Education
Thank you so much for your Box Tops last month!
Our top three classrooms were Ms. Roberts (2nd grade), Miss Keller (1st grade) and Mrs. Forman (KDG). Please continue to turn in those little Box Tops. The class with the highest number of them collected over the school year will have a pizza party in May!
For more information, go to www.btfe.com or ask Emily Danner, danneremily@hotmail.com.

Kroger Community Rewards
If you have not already registered, please check this off your list before Spring Break. It is easy and greatly appreciated! Register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Click on Sign in (If you are a new online customer, click Create an Account.
Make sure to have your Kroger Plus Card.)
From a newly created or existing account, click on My Account, then Account Settings. Click on Community Rewards information and search for Hyde Park School.
Select Hyde Park School PTO Inc from the list.
This is the easiest way to earn $$ for our school! Thanks so much for your support!!

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT 
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Check back for future updates!