We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
Upcoming Important Dates  
1/8 - No School Monday

1/9 or 1/10 - Futsal extracurricular starts! Details below on how to register!

1/11 - Restaurant Night at Mango Tree Thai and Sushi (details below)

1/12 - Registration for spring soccer opens (details below)

1/15 - No School (MLK, Jr. holiday)

1/16 at 7pm - Meeting at Hyde Perk Coffee for potential Spring Celebration volunteers. Please come and get involved! (details below)

1/28 Swim Party (details below)

1/28 Xavier women's basketball outing (details below)
Upcoming Events
Restaurant Night at Mango Tree on January 11

Please join us for lunch or dinner (dine-in or carry out) for fresh and delicious Thai food or sushi at Mango Tree on Thursday, January 11 and help support our school! 25% of all sales goes to the HPS PTO.

Mango Tree uses fresh, authentic and top quality ingredients. Sauces are light, healthy and flavorful! Try some of their Thai street food or fresh sushi, reviewed as some of the best in town. Check out their website for the full menu: mangotreemariemont.com.

Mango Tree is located at 7229 Wooster Pike; phone for carry-out is 513.271.0809.
If you are interested in potentially helping with the Spring Celebration, go to Hyde Perk Coffee at 7pm on Tuesday, January 16!

Dear HPS,

Will your New Year’s Resolution include something along the lines of “…get involved” or “…give back” or “...meet more HPS families”? 

Involvement in HPS’s largest fundraiser - the Spring Celebration - may be the perfect place to start! 

Plan to meet with other potential volunteers to learn more on Tuesday, January 16  at Hyde Perk Coffee & Wine Bar at 7pm ,  located at 3664 Edwards Rd. 

Keep in mind that absolutely no prior experience is necessary; there are varied roles, suiting anyone’s interests/ time constraints. Some include seeking donations from local businesses, creating raffle baskets, helping on the day of the event, and many other job options! We always have a fun group of volunteers! 

Also, save the date for the sixth-annual Spring Celebration  on Thursday, April 19.  More details coming soon! 

If you have any questions, let me know! My email is beth1abell@aol.com .

Thank you for considering to be a part of the Spring Celebration team! We hope to see you January 16!

Beth McPeek
Fundraising Chair
Sixth-Grade Parents! The Olympics Party is Coming Up!

Join your fellow 6th-grade parents as we prepare for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics! Gold-medal food and beverages from around the world will be sampled. 

Saturday, January 27 at 6:30pm

For more details, and to buy tickets, click here: 
Xavier Women's Basketball Game
An HPS group outing/fundraiser has been planned for January 28 at 2pm to see the Xavier women's basketball game. This specific game includes the celebration of the Blue Blob's birthday, so there is cake, games and inflatables for the kids to enjoy before and during the game.
Tickets are $10 each or 4 tickets for $35. Proceeds will support the increased cost this year of renting gym space for the school’s basketball teams. 
If you'd like to join this fun, you can pay through Paypal by clicking here. In the "Notes" section, write "basketball fundraiser".
Join your HPS Friends for the Annual Swim Party! 

Sunday, January 28 from 3-5pm
University of Cincinnati Leisure Pool
$8 per person, with a max of $32 per family

For more details, and to buy tickets, click here:
Save The Date! HPS Family Bowling

Join us for an afternoon of family bowling on Sunday, February 18th from 2-4 pm at Stone Lanes.

Flyers with full details will be sent home with your student in the Tuesday, January 23rd folders. Cost is $7.50 per bowler and space is limited so turn in your paperwork by Feb 7th! A submitted form with a check (Made out to HPS PTO) will serve as the registration.

Questions? E-mail jwhiteley@cinci.rr.com
Registration has begun for the 5th annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre! 
Sunday, February 18th, 2018 .
2 sessions to choose from: 4:30-6p & 7-8:30p.
Visit  www.oakleynow.com/ddd  for more information and to purchase tickets.

Proceeds benefit the Oakley Commuity Council and the Hyde Park School PTO.
General Announcements
Spring Soccer
It may still be freezing outside, but it's time to start thinking about spring…soccer that is! Spring soccer registration will open on Friday, January 12 th . Come be part of all the fun and don’t be late! Registration will close on February 9 th .

HPS offers programs for U6, U8, U10 and U12. Scholarships are available for families in need. Should you have any questions, please contact Mike Brugh at (513-403-0734) or Kevin Hoffman at (216-978-5735). You may also email  hps.soccer@mail.com . Thanks and see you in the spring!
Principal Search Survey and Timeline
Please remember to complete the HPS Principal Search survey regarding your priorities for an ideal candidate to lead our school.  https://goo.gl/forms/AFxDIXXeyUSPQjOo1

Here is the timeline for the rest of the search process:
  • First week of January - Collect surveys from stakeholders.
  • January - Finalize interview questions, and submit to CPS for approval.  Post position. District screens applicants. LSDMC receives list of qualified candidates.
  • February - Conduct first round of interviews.
  • March - Conduct second round of interviews. Announce final decision.
Extracurricular Info Available this Week
Information regarding after-school extracurricular classes will come home this Tuesday, January 9th.

Registration will then be online. Most classes will start the week of January 16th, but Futsal starts THIS week! Details below 👇.
Futsal Extracurricular Starts this Week!

Find out all of the details, and register your child, by clicking here:

HPS Yearbook Photo Submissions

Ms. Roberts is in need of your pictures for the yearbook! If you have any happy Hyde Park faces to share, Ms. Roberts would be very appreciative! Please email them to:  hpsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Don't forget to attach them as  ACTUAL SIZE, and also include the  GRADE LEVEL, HOMEROOM TEACHER and the  EVENT.