HPS PTO BLAST | March 19, 2017                 
Our mission is to develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
  • School Closed for Spring Break, March 27th- 31st
  • Spring Celebration tickets go on sale March 20th. Visit our website www.hpspto.org to purchase yours! Ticket price is $35 per person. Anyone who purchases tickets, or is a Spring Celebration Sponsor, by 10 a.m. on March 25th will be eligible to win 4 tickets to the FC Cincinnati season opener on April 15th. Winner will be drawn at the end of the school day on March 25th. 

Hyde Park School Play Sign-up

Calling all kids!  Do you like singing, dancing, or acting? Do you like having fun or trying new things? Do you like cute puppies?  Then the upcoming school play is for you! 

All Hyde Park School students are invited to participate and EVERYONE WILL GET A PART!

Join all the dogs of London as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella’s bumbling henchmen.  With a delightfully fun score and lovable characters, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is certain to charm and delight all audiences. 

Rehearsals begin next month on Thursdays after school.  For more information and to sign up, go to http://bit.ly/2n4ufsW and choose an “audition” time slot.  

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 

Oakley After Hours Event- HPS Volunteers Needed

Hyde Park School has been offered an exciting opportunity to partner with Oakley After Hours on May 26th in the BEER tent!! Oakley After Hours takes place on the 2nd Friday of each month from April through September and it includes live music, kids’ entertainment, beer sales, and various vendor and organization booths. It’s an all around great time for the entire family. 

OAH will donate to HPS PTO if we are able to staff  6 mighty volunteers to work the event on Friday May 26th 5:30-10:30 pm. Most of the work would be selling beer, however there may be some lifting/moving things during setup/tear down and running ice back and forth between the square and Oakley Pub.

This is a fantastic way to give back to both your community as well as your neighborhood school! Plus, it’s an extremely fun event that you’ll get to be smack in the middle of all the action. 

Please grab a group of adult friends and sign up! Additional dates are available if the signup is full and you have a group that can fill another event.


Ticket Sales
Spring Celebration tickets go on sale March 20th. Visit our website  www.hpspto.org   to purchase yours! 

Basket Raffle News
Basket Raffle details will go home in Tuesday folders this week. 

A theme will be provided to the homeroom teachers and classrooms will collect items related to their theme from  March 24th- April 14th. Items should be provided by the parents (no soliciting for donations from area businesses, please). 

Silent Auction News 
Fantastic donations continue to pour in for our silent auction.  A big THANK YOU to our HPS families, teachers and the surrounding business community for your generous contributions. We are grateful to the countless volunteers working to make this auction happen! 

Silent Auction items are being accepted now! Do you have an item or experience to donate? For more information including the Sponsorship and Silent Auction forms please click on this link,

Spring Celebration Information 


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.

Restaurant Nights
Another successful event, with our Restaurant Night at PotBelly’s raising $200! We appreciate all of you who stuffed your belly’s in support of Hyde Park School!!



OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Camp- Exclusively for HPS Students! July 10th-14th 1:30-4:30 pm- Armleder Park

For full details and registration info click on the link below.  

Summer Soccer Camp