HPS PTO BLAST | April 16, 2017
Our mission is to develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
  • Tuesday, April 18th Spring Concert- 3rd & 4th grade students should arrive no later than 5:45 and be dropped off in the cafeteria. The concert will begin promptly at 6:00.
  • Wednesday, April 19th Spring Concert- 4th & 5th grade students should arrive no later than 5:45 and be dropped off in the cafeteria. The concert will begin promptly at 6:00.
  • Thursday, April 20th Spring Celebration 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  • The tree removal process in the front of the school has begun. The district ordered an arborist report on the trees due to safety concerns, and they were determined to be a safety risk.  An outside company performed the health check and it was found that after years of being trapped under the asphalt the roots have been suffocating. It was reported that the trees were more than 50% dead. 
Hyde Park Spirit Wear Sale

Last Chance!! Sale will run from now until  April 17th.

Go to this web address to purchase your items:  http://bit.ly/HPSSPIRITWEAR

Important Notes Regarding Shipping:
Choose "pick up" in the drop-down box when placing your order to have your Spirit Wear delivered to HPS at no charge. If you choose “ship” you will pay $7.00 per order, and your items will be shipped to the address you provide. All pick up orders will be delivered to your child at school.

(Note: Shipping charges will not be refunded if “ship” is chosen versus “pick up”.)

Please share this link with anyone who is coming to Happy Hyde Park School NEXT YEAR!
If you have questions, or your item is a surprise gift, please email Sally Lundgren, Spirit Wear Coordinator at sallylundgren@gmail.com

2017 SPRING CELEBRATION- April 20th 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales

Online ticket sales will end at 11:59 PM on Tuesday. Each ticket purchased in advance is $35, go to www.hpspto.org to purchase yours!  
There will be heavy appetizers, a cash bar, dessert, live music, and a commemorative video to celebrate the last five years of Happy Hyde Park School.

That's not all! You will have the opportunity to win,

  • Items in Silent Auction donated by our community including Teacher Experiences and Student Art
  • Baskets brimming with items donated by our families
  • Rare, inaugural season ball and unique, behind-the-scenes stadium tour in addition to (4) season tickets for FC Cincinnati!

Thank you to each and every member of our HPS Community for your generosity. With your help, we will continue to develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!

Tickets will be available at the door on April 20th for $45 each. 

Spring Celebration Information 

Teacher Appreciation Week May 1st - May 5th
We have the absolute best teachers here at Hyde Park School and this is the week to show our appreciation! For all they do for our children, let's pitch in and make this a wonderful week full of our gratitude.

There are many ways you can participate and volunteer.  Please follow the link to see how you can be a part of this week's events.

Monday May 1st- Continental Breakfast

We need lots of breakfast item donations to make this a success. Please use the below link to signup to bring something in.

T uesday May 2nd- Flower Gifts

Bring in a bouquet to support our teachers! Flowers and bouquet fillers are needed as donations from all our parents! Flower collection will take place the morning of Tuesday, May 2nd at drop off. All donated flowers will be arranged into small bouquets and delivered to each staff member. 
The below signup link is for the resources to help collect flowers and create the flower arrangements out of the donations. We ask that all HPS families consider donating flowers. 

We are also requesting a call out for any unused and unwanted vases that people would like to donate for staff appreciation week.  They can be dropped off to the office between now and Tuesday May 2nd by 8:15am.

Wednesday May 3rd- Luncheon

A PTO sponsored catered lunch will be presented to all staff members. On this day we will need a couple volunteers to help setup before the lunch and cleanup after the lunch. Dessert donations are also being requested. Time-slots are listed on the link below. 

HPS Field Day 2017

It's that time of year again! Please save the date- Friday May 19th, for Field Day! 

As always, we appreciate your time and efforts to make this day a huge success for all our HPS students. We rely on the generosity of our parent volunteers to make this a day that everyone looks forward to every year. 

You can sign up to volunteer all day, or half day.    

K-2nd Grade Volunteers Needed 7:45-12:30

3rd-6th Grade Volunteers Needed 10:00-3:00p.m.

Paper Sign-Up information with further details will be distributed in Tuesday folders.

*Rain date is Tuesday, May 23rd. 
Oakley After Hours Event

We still need 3 more volunteers!! Friday May 26th

Please help us fill our commitment. Grab a couple friends and sign-up.  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. 

Below please find the slate of elected positions to be voted on May 15, 2017 at 8:30am. For those who volunteered this year, a big thank you for your commitment to continue our mission of supporting and enhancing our children’s experience at Hyde Park School. 

Below is the list of officers and general duties: If you have an interest in one of the below positions please send an e-mail to president@hpspto.com by April 28th. All candidates will be announced April 30th.


  • This position is automatically filled by the current Vice President.

Vice President: (currently have 1 candidate)

  • Assist the President and carry out the President’s duties in his or her absence
  • Following his or her term of office, the Vice President shall automatically fill the office of President the following year

Secretary: (currently have 1 candidate)

  • Keep all records of the organization, take and record minutes of all Board meetings and Member meetings, and handle correspondence with the board and members

Treasurer: (currently have 1 candidate)

  • Conduct the financial operation of the PTO and receive/account for all monies of the PTO
  • Keep accurate and up to date records of all receipts and expenditures of the PTO (*must be comfortable with or willing to learn how to use online Quickbooks)

LSDMC Representative: (no candidate yet)

  • Commit to attend all, to the extent practicable, of the LSDMC meetings (one meeting per month) 
  • Must have a child enrolled at HPS
  • Can commit to a two year term ending June 2019
  • If interested or have additional questions, please contact Jason Wilcoxon at wilcoxjd@gmail.com by May 1st

We are also looking for the following non-elected position:

Fundraising Coordinator: (no candidate yet)

  • Act as a liaison between the lead of each fundraising event and the PTO board 
  • Track and provide updates on funds raised during our campaigns
  • Serve as the voice to communicate fundraising plans to our Hyde Park staff and parents, including responding to inquires regarding these events


HPS Soccer Summer Camp - Only 20 Spots Left!
OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Camp- Exclusively for HPS Students! 
July 10th-14th 1:30-4:30 pm- Armleder Park

Register today at http://sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool

Athletic Department Update

We are planning ahead for our 2017-18 school year and our Athletics Department needs you to support our growing school!! There are many ways you can get involved. Please visit the link below to see how you can get be a part of what makes Hyde Park School so great!