We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
Upcoming Important Dates  
1/30 - Author and illustrator Peter Reynolds will visit HPS!

2/5 - No School

2/7 - PTO meeting at 7pm in the gym

2/9 - Spring soccer registration closes (details below)

2/10 - Spring baseball registration closes (details below)

2/18 - HPS family bowling afternoon (details below)

2/18 - Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance (details below)
General Announcements
HPSCPY Musical Playground Installation
Elective Materials Needed

We are pleased to announce that HPS will be partnering with ArtsWave and Melodic Connections to add a “musical playground” to our HPSCPY project! Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Messerly are teaching an elective to grades 3-6 that, in partnership with these groups, will be designing the installation. To help the students construct their designs, we are seeking the following materials, which we hope you may have lying around your garage or basement:

  1. PVC pipe (any & all sizes)
  2. wood scraps (all sizes & types)
  3. buckets any sizes
  4. rope
  5. soup cans
  6. soda cans
  7. wooden dowels
  8. old tools (any & all types)
  9. keys of all sizes & shapes (chimes)

Items can be sent in with your child, dropped off in the office, or dropped off in Mrs. Hughes’ room. Thank you!
Spots are Still Available for the Extracurricular Bricks 4 Kidz: Jurassic Brick Land!
Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15pm
February 7 - March 21 (7 weeks)
$105 per student

Put on your hiking boots and camouflage...you're about to enter Jurassic Brick Land! Students will build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosauruses, ferocious Velociraptors, terrifying T-Rexes, and more! We'll learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roamed the earth and swam the seas. (Ages 6+)

Visit www.bricks4kidz.com/ncincy and click on “View Classes.” Following registration, parents will receive a PayPal invoice to complete the registration process.
Volunteer Opportunities
The Daddy Daughter Dance Needs Volunteers!
The Daddy Daughter Dance is in need of some volunteers on February 18 (both day and night options) to make this event memorable and fun! Would you consider helping? Some of the proceeds go to the HPS PTO. THANK YOU!

Click on the following link to volunteer. A few job descriptions are listed below, so you know what you're signing up for :).

  • Decor: assist with placing decorations, blowing up balloons and general room prep

  • Check in/check out: work the ticket counter, check in attendees, assist in the photo line, help with providing gifts

  • Food: place catered food out onto tables and make sure bowls/dishes stay filled

  • Restroom Attendant: assist smaller kids with the restroom

  • Clean up: help with turning over the space for the second dance; assist the 20th Century Theatre staff with cleaning at the end of the evening
Sports Highlight
Spring Soccer Registration is Underway!
Spring soccer registration remains OPEN! But not for long, please visit  sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool today to register your child. Registration will close on February 9 t h , so don’t delay. We are not able to accept late registrations. And let’s be honest, do you want to have to look your child in the eye and say, “Sorry, but I didn’t sign you up in time…no soccer for you!” If you have any questions, please contact Mike Brugh (513-403-0734) or Kevin Hoffman (216-978-5735), or email  hps.soccer@mail.com .
Spring Baseball Signups are Open!

Hyde Park students can sign up to play in the Knothole baseball league now through February 10th. Go to  http://sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool  for program details, including tee ball, coach pitch and league options.
Sign up for the HPS Soccer Summer Camp with Jack Hermans
August 6-10, 2018 
9 AM-12 PM or 9 AM-3 PM. 
Fairfax Rec Fields 

Sign up here:
Upcoming Events
HPS is Excited to Host Author and Illustrator Peter Reynolds!

Peter Reynolds has written many of your family's favorites, including The North Star , Ish , The Dot , and So Few of Me . The Dot , for example, has won a number of awards, including the Christopher Medal and the American Library Association's 2005 Carnegie Medal of Excellence for the book’s animated adaptation.

Mr. Reynolds is touring for his new book,  Word Collector . He will be visiting with our Kindergarten through 3rd graders at an assembly on January 30 at 10:30am.

If you would like to order one of his books to then have signed, you can fill out the following Joseph-Beth Booksellers form by clicking here or filling out the form that came home in last week's Tuesday folder. We will accept book orders up until the day of the visit. Signed books are special keepsakes and make great gifts!
Sign up for Some HPS Family Bowling!

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

Flyers were sent home this past week. 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
The 5th-annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre is soon! 
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.
Classroom Spotlight
Kilowatt Kitchen 

Grades K-2  enjoyed a fun and interactive assembly about conserving energy in our homes.  Don't forget to request your FREE Energy Kit; flyers went home last week. More details at  MyEnergyKit.org.