We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
*NO SCHOOL TOMORROW (Nov. 2) or Tuesday (Nov. 3)*

Remember to VOTE on or before TUESDAY November 3!
Upcoming Events
October 19-Nov. 9: HPS Annual Read-a-Thon!
October 26-Nov. 15: Joseph-Beth Virtual Book Fair
November 2: No School - Conference Comp Day
November 3: No School - Election Day - VOTE!
November 4: Group A students return to school
November 4: PTO General Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
November 5: Group B students return to school
November 11: No school - Veterans' Day
November 12: HPS Restaurant Night at Raising Cane's (3315 Ibsen Ave.)
November 13: HPS Style Social at Evereve in Rookwood Commons (2665 Edmonson Rd.)
Joseph-Beth Virtual Book Fair Continues til Nov. 15!
The Joseph-Beth Virtual Book Fair is in full swing! And GOOD NEWS... we have decided to keep a good thing going and extend the fair until November 13th! 

So there's plenty more time to log on to www.josephbeth.com and participate in this year’s book fair. Not only does Joseph-Beth have an amazing selection of books and gifts, at least 20% of the total sales from this event is donated to the Hyde Park School PTO!
How it works: When you are ready to check out, use coupon code FHydepk2020. When it submits it will say *A Discount if $0.00 has been applied to your order* this will be your reassurance that the coupon code has been captured. We also encourage you to list Hyde Park School in the comments section of your checkout to be sure that it has worked. You are welcome to shop the entire website but if you click on Books > Book Fair then you can select by grade range that highlights a few of the most popular and most requested book fair titles from the past year along with the newest releases
This Week in 2020 HPS Read-A-Thon: Knox Wins!
Congratulations to Knox Hammond this week's Read-A-Thon raffle winner! Knox is a kindergartener and shared with us he has been logging in his minutes reading The Book of the Moon. If you want a chance to win in the upcoming raffles, please head on over to the HPS Read-A-Thon Padlet Page and upload a picture of your reader and what they are reading this week. Winners will be drawn at random and will receive a prize from Joseph Beth Booksellers.
There are 9 days left, so keep logging those minutes and gathering your pledges! Please look to next week's newsletter for an update to submitting your student's total minutes.

NEW This Year! We have partnered with www.99pledges.com to make it easier to e-mail or post on Facebook and collect donations from you and your student’s family and friends. Click on the link above, type in your child’s homeroom, and follow the instructions from there.

Thank you to all for all your support!
Future Enrollment Survey
We are collecting data for future Kindergarten enrollment at Hyde Park School. Please fill out this Google form if you are planning to send your child/children to HPS in the coming years. This includes families who already have children enrolled but will have additional siblings entering the school soon. Please help us spread the word!
HPS Restaurant Night at Raising Cane's, November 12!
"Hey, hey, hey, who wants chicken today?" On Thursday November 12, the winning answer is YOU!

It's the next HPS Restaurant Night, and on November 12 from 4 to 10 pm Raising Cane's will donate 15% of the proceeds to the HPS PTO, just mention the fundraiser at the drive thru and show them the flyer (click to enlarge)! Spread the word on social media!
HPS Style Social, Evereve in Rookwood Commons, November 13!
Are you in a COVID-19 wardrobe slump? Or, looking for some style tips from specialists? Come to the Style Social at Evereve in Rookwood Commons (2665 Edmonson Rd.) on Friday November 13! The event will last all day to help spread the crowd for social distancing and includes:
* 15% of all purchases donated to the HPS PTO (returns within 30 days for exchange/merchandise credit only)
* Private time in the Evereve store with trained stylists
* Custom denim fittings and cutting-edge trends personalized
* Bottled Water provided
Join the Hyde Park Athletics Boosters and get your very own, highly-coveted, blue foam finger! Then, there's more! With foam finger in hand, remove the foam finger from your hand every Friday and place it in a window of your house for Foam Finger Friday. Every Friday, neighborhood drive-throughs will take place noting addresses where Hyde Park Athletic Foam Fingers have been spotted. All those addresses will be eligible for a weekly prize drawing.

By becoming a Booster Club member, you are directly contributing to the support and growth of the HPS athletic programs. Hyde Park Athletics are privately funded, and your annual membership will be used to reduce the overall registration cost of these programs, fund new programs not currently available, and ensure that our student athletes have the appropriate equipment and facilities to compete effectively.

Please visit the Hyde Park Athletics website for more information or contact Mike Brugh at michaelbrugh@outlook.com with any questions.
Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Hyde Park School every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to HPS. Please choose Hyde Park School PTO Inc. as your recipient.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Hyde Park School PTO in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
Kroger Community Rewards
Earn 4% of your purchase for Hyde Park School. Don't worry...you still keep all of your points. Register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select “Hyde Park School PTO Inc” from the list.
Box Tops for Education
Many people don't even realize just how easy the Box Tops for Education Program is now that it has gone virtual. No more clipping and collecting a pile of Box Tops. Just download the Box Tops App, scan your grocery receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products, and automatically add cash to our school’s earnings online. You can also email your online receipts to earn credit. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. This may not sound like much, but it adds up to hundreds of dollars!
Remke Rewards Caring Neighbor
With Remke’s Caring Neighbor program, sign-up and they will donate up to 2% to Hyde Park School for every purchase made when you use your Remke Rewards card. Register online at www.remkes.com and select “Hyde Park School PTO”.
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).