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*No School Tomorrow, Monday January 10*

*Spring Sports Registration Opens Friday, January 14*
Upcoming Events
January 10: No School for Students (Staff PD Day)
January 14: Spring Sports Registration Opens
January 17: No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
January 17: Extracurricular Registration Opens
February 7: No School for Students (Conference Day)
February 21: No School (Presidents' Day)
April 22: The Annual HPS Spring Celebration
How You Can Help Keep HPS Open for In-Person Learning
In the coming weeks, our HPS staff may need extra help. The PTO is committed to doing whatever is necessary and possible to keep our students IN the classroom. While it's uncertain what those needs may be, we want to be ready to immediately respond when those needs arise.

If you're willing to volunteer to help with things like drop off, pick up, lunch duty, cleaning, miscellaneous tasks, etc, please fill out this form. When the need arises, Ann Salzbrun or someone with the PTO will contact you to see if you are able to fill in for a need. THANK YOU in advance for all your support, we have the best community, and we appreciate you so much!!
How You Can Help CPS Fulfill a Critical Need & Keep More Schools Open for In-Person Learning: Become a Substitute Teacher
District-wide Cincinnati Public Schools are in critical need of substitute teachers to fill COVID-related staffing shortages. The basic requirements include a bachelor's degree and passing the necessary background checks. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please follow this link for more information and for instructions about how to apply.
Spring Sports Registration Opens THIS FRIDAY, Jan. 14
Don’t worry, Spring is around the corner. Spring Sports Registration, that is! Registration will open on Friday, January 14th and will run until January 23rd. Sports include soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, flag football, and running club. Don’t miss out on all the excitement of being a Hyde Park Eagle! Registration will take place here, at the Hyde Park Athletics Boosters website.
Eagles Youth Girls Lacrosse Registration is OPEN!
Eagles Youth Girls Lacrosse is a non-profit girls lacrosse program for CPS children primarily. While it isn't a Hyde Park School program, lots of students have participated in the past. The Walnut Hills Varsity team is coached by a Hyde Park parent, so this program is very close to home!

The Eagles Girls Youth Lacrosse program site (eaglesyouthlacrosse.com) is the best way to learn more about the program (and to register for the 2022 season, which is OPEN NOW), but you can also check out the Facebook (Eagles Girls Youth Lacrosse), Twitter (@eaglegirlslax) and Instagram (eaglesgirlsyouthlacrosse) accounts.
Stay Tuned for Extracurricular Activity Info & Second Session Signups
After-school programs and extracurricular activities provide a richer environment to help students learn and grow. At Hyde Park School, the PTO implements a variety of programs and activities so that students can explore and develop new interests. Signups for the second session of extracurriculars will open on January 17. Links to register for the various programs can be found here once registration opens. Be on the lookout for information about the available activities in the upcoming Tuesday folders. 
Save the Date! Friday, April 22, 2022 MadTree Brewing, Oakley
Planning for the HPS Spring Celebration is already underway! This adults-only event is our main fundraiser for the year and after two years of hosting this event virtually we have every finger and toe crossed to be back in person for 2022! Stay tuned in the next few weeks for opportunities to get involved. If you already have ideas for corporate sponsorships for this event, please reach out to Jacquie Purcell at president@hydeparkschoolpto.org.
The Cincinnati Police Department is Hiring Paid Civilian School Crossing Guards: Here is How to Apply
With HPS at the corner of busy intersections, the need for a crossing guard is evident and notorious. And the need exists throughout the city with 44 current openings including one at HPS. The Cincinnati Police Department is seeking to fill these important paid part-time positions. Pay is monthly, and no prior experience is needed. The crossing guard position involves observing traffic and nearby pedestrians, grouping pedestrians, and stopping and restarting traffic as needed to move pedestrians safely across the street. Please see the graphic below for more details including the number and contact for interested applicants and the application.
Seeking Disinfecting Wipes!
The staff ever-diligent with the COVID-19 health and safety protocol, HPS is close to exhausting its supply of Disinfecting Wipes! If you're out and about and are in the position to buy some extra, the HPS staff would greatly appreciate your donation, which you can drop off to the Main Office. Thank you for your support!
HPS Athletics: Booster Membership Drive
The Hyde Park Athletic Boosters is open to and seeking new members. Here is a note from them highlighting their mission and significant accomplishments:
The Hyde Park Athletic Boosters was founded in 2018 and has some amazing accomplishments due to your donations:
  • Reduced registration costs for all sports
  • Introduced 3 new programs –Volleyball, Softball, and Running Club
  • Supplies for the Gym facelift in the Summer 2020
  • Bought new uniforms at no cost to participants
  • Provided gym space for basketball
  • Donated to Mr. Schwab to purchase equipment
  • Bought new basketball hoops for the gym
Did you know that the School District and our School DO NOT provide any funding for your HPS sports programs? So…if your little athlete is playing basketball, softball, volleyball, football, or soccer – all the expenses related to those sports (balls, goals, nets, referee fees, pinnies, jerseys, goalie gloves, league fees, tournament fees, court time, etc…) are ALL paid exclusively with your DONATIONS and from the various Booster fundraisers throughout the year.
This annual membership is important to keep our programs affordable for families and allows us to provide financial scholarships to Hyde Park students and families. You will also receive early access and discounts for our fun events.
Please join us in supporting athletics for another year by donating at HERE!
Join our Facebook Group at HPS Athletic Boosters to keep up with the news and timelines for registrations!
Seeking Kindergarten Lunch & Recess Volunteers
Our youngest students are in need of some assistance during lunchtime! Tasks like opening cheese sticks, yogurt lids, and even putting straws in drink boxes can be challenging to little hands! If you could spare an hour of your time, please join our lunch and recess period to help make the most of this important hour of their day. And while the added bonus of visiting your special Kindergartener is undeniable, please make sure you assist and monitor all the Kindergarteners in the cafeteria and on the playground. You can sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CA4AE2FA3FB6-20212022
Need a New HPS Mask Lanyard?
As we hang on to our masks a little longer for safety's sake, do you need a safe place to hang yours during a mask break? If so, you can purchase a HPS mask lanyard from the HPS PTO website!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is Calling Your Name!
Vintage HPS Spirit Wear is on sale, and it's calling your name! Everything is now only $5!! Click here to find the limited sizes and styles, still available now but not for long! Local orders from the vintage catalogue will be delivered to your child's homeroom. Please contact Leah Wyrabkiewicz (leahnally@yahoo.com) with any questions.
Follow HPS PTO on Instagram & Facebook
Make HPS PTO part of your daily feed on Instagram @HydeParkSchoolPTO and Facebook (facebook.com/HydeParkSchoolPTO). Just another way to make communicating ideas and keeping track of HPS events more convenient!
HPS PTO Linktree: The Link to All Links!
No more FOMO! This HPS PTO Linktree is the link to all important links! So if you'd rather have one link to check than many (hmmm, it's a real toss-up), just check this link: https://linktr.ee/hydeparkschoolpto.
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!
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).