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*PTO Restaurant Night is TOMORROW Jan. 27th 5-9PM at the Buffalo Wings & Rings- Oakley location*
Upcoming Events

Mon. Jan 27, 5-9PM: Restaurant Night (Buffalo Wings & Rings)
Mon. Feb 3: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Learning Teams)
Wed. Feb 5, 7PM: PTO General Meeting
Fri. Feb 7, 6:30-8:30PM: Mom Prom (HPS Gym)
Thurs. Feb 13, 6PM: Kindergarten Info Night
Fri. Feb 14: Valentine's Day Classroom Parties
Sun. Feb. 16: Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance
Mon. Feb 17: NO SCHOOL (Presidents' Day)
Sun. Feb. 23 : Family Bowling Party (Stone Lanes)
Wed. Feb 26: HPS International Night
**Fri. Apr 17, 7-11PM: Spring Celebration (MadTree Brewing)**
PTO Restaurant Night: TOMORROW Jan. 27

Buffalo Wings & Rings
4615 Factory Colony Lane 45209

Mention Hyde Park School on Monday, January 27th from 5-9pm and 20% of food sales will be donated to HPS PTO. Buffalo Wings & Rings Oakley is a proud supporter of Hyde Park School and its community.
MOM PROM 2020: Friday February 7

Mom Prom 2020 is Friday February 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the HPS Gym and ticket s are on sale NOW! If you are an Athletics Booster member, tickets are $35 (for Mom and 1 child). This includes a picture to remember the evening. Each additional child is $5. General tickets (for non Booster members) are $45 and each additional child is $5.

Go to https://www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org/ to purchase your tickets!
Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance: Sunday Feb. 16

The Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance is an annual event held in February providing Dads and Daughters a memorable evening out. Dads & daughters (suggested age 2-13) join us for the 7th annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley on February 16! While the first session is sold out, tickets still remain for the 6:30-8:00 session. And there is no school the following day! More information and tickets can be found at https://www.oakleynow.com/DDD

We also need some volunteers to help with decorations on the afternoon of the event as well as a few volunteers to help during both sessions of the dance. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ca4ae2fa3fb6-oakley2.
HPS Family Bowling Party: Sunday Feb. 23

On Sunday February 23 from 2-4 p.m. HPS will take over Stones Lanes in Norwood for the HPS Family Bowling Party. The cost is $8/bowler, which includes 2 hours of bowling, rental shoes, and a large pizza per each lane of 6 bowlers. SPACE IS LIMITED. Don't miss the pin-crashing fun! Buy your tix by February 14. If you sign up for your rental shoe size in advance, your shoes will even be waiting for you at your pre-assigned lane. Click here for more details.
We need you!

The Spring Celebration is Hyde Park School's largest fundraiser of the year and planning is underway! This Adults Only event will take place on Friday April 17th from 7-11 pm at Mad Tree Brewing, and WE NEED YOU!

Yes, we need LOTS of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are abound, suiting everyone's interests, strengths, and time constraints. Some volunteer roles include seeking donations from local businesses, creating raffle baskets, and helping on the day of the event. But there are many other options too. We always have a fun group of volunteers! You can check out all of the available roles at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ca4ae2fa3fb6-spring5 .

Funds from this event directly benefit our children by bringing all proceeds directly to our Hyde Park School. This helps bridge the gap between CPS funding and the needs of our students at HPS. So start getting babysitters lined up for the Spring Celebration on Friday, April, 17th from 7-11PM at MadTree Brewing.
Send Us Your Photos

The yearbook staff needs your help! In an effort to streamline the process of collecting photos for the yearbook and end of the year video, please load all of the great photos you've taken this year in this Google Drive . When you upload your pictures, please create a folder and make sure to include the grade level, homeroom teacher and if applicable, the event where the photo was taken.
International Night & T-Shirts: Wednesday Feb. 26.

Come travel all over the world without leaving our HPS building - taste, see, and learn! International Night will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 . Please contact Ms. Fischer or Mrs. Scott if you or your family are interested in presenting a country. Have roots in an interesting country? Visited someplace you'd like to share about? Be creative and put together a tabletop display to share - that's all there is to it!  We are excited about the 13 countries that will be presented at International Night! We would love to add some more. 

The link to purchase this year's t-shirt is:  https://www.customink.com/fundraising/hps-international-night-2020  . The last day to order a t-shirt is Feb. 5th. 
Sports Spotlight

Spring Sports Registration
Registration is OPEN NOW for all spring sports! This includes soccer, baseball/softball, volleyball, and running club. If you tried to register last weekend and encountered problems with the website, all issues have been corrected! So p lease visit  https://www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org/  to register and to find additional information on individual programs.

If you have questions, please contact Mike Brugh ( hps.athletics@outlook.com )

**Remember that being an Athletics Booster helps provide amazing sports opportunities for all of our students- please consider being an Athletics Booster Member today**
Kindergarten Info Night: Thursday Feb. 13

Tell your friends and neighbors with preschoolers that the 2020-2021 Kindergarten Parents Information night will be held on February 13, 2020 at 6pm at HPS!
Geography Bee: Job Well Done!

 This past week, the HPS Geography Bee took place for Grades 4-6.
Congratulations to all participants and to the winners!

First Place: Lucy Castle;
Second Place: Bipasha Sarker; and
Third Place: Jackson Riddle.

Awesome job by All!
Extracurricular Activities

Online registration is  STILL OPEN for the second session of extracurricular classes! Most classes have started, but there are still open spaces- especially in our yoga and circus class programs!

Go to the PTO website to learn more or to sign up.  

Questions? Contact Dawn Wolfe at ec@hydeparkschoolpto.org
HPS Swim Party: a Swimming Success!

Fun was had by all at the HPS Swim Party at UC! Check out these Eagles swimming like they're fish or something!!
Second Grade Cross Over

Volunteers are needed to help with the cross over to the bank each morning and afternoon. If you can help, please sign up here:

School Directory

The Hyde Park School PTO electronic school family directory is up and running! Included in the directory: parent/children names, grade level and homerooms, phone numbers, street addresses, and email addresses.

If you wish to have your family’s information provided in this directory, please submit your information through this webform:  https://tinyurl.com/HPSPTODirectory
Fight With Gina

A member of the HPS family needs our help fighting cancer. We would like to make this fight as easy as possible on the family. As little or as much as you can give will be put to use to keep this family comfortable during the fight of their life. The GoFundMe page can be found here .
Fundraising Opportunities

There are several SUPER EASY ways to earn money for our school. Additional information can be found on our website .

These waterproof, personalized labels go safely in the laundry, dishwasher, and microwave. They are perfect for all of your belongings – from water bottles to coats to lunchboxes and more. Labeling everything is a great way to keep items out of the lost and found! They even have address labels and cute holiday items. To start shopping, go to  campaigns.mabelslabels.com  and choose “Hyde Park School PTO (Cincinnati)” 20% of every sale will be donated to HPS!

We have teamed up with the Shutterfly school fundraising program! Simply place an order using our link  http://hpspto.shutterflystorefront.com  and Shutterfly will donate a percentage of each sale. You are still able to use any coupons or promo codes as you normally would! Great for extra school pictures, gifts, invitations, holiday cards, and more!

When you download the NEW and improved Box Tops App, you’ll be able to scan your receipt, instantly identify Box Tops products and automatically add cash to our school’s earnings online. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. This may not sound like much, but it adds up to hundreds of dollars!

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. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to  smile.amazon.com  from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to  smile.amazon.com  to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Purchases through the mobile app and amazon.com do not qualify. Please choose Hyde Park School PTO Inc. as your recipient.

You can now support Hyde Park School PTO Inc. in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
3. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions:  https://smile.amazon.com/b…
AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify AmazonSmile charities when it becomes available.

Earn 4% of your purchase for Hyde Park School. Don't worry... you still keep all of your points.

*You must have a Kroger Plus Card to register. If you don’t have a card you can get one at the customer service desk at any Kroger store.
1) Register online at  www.krogercommunityrewards.com
2) Click on Sign In (if you are a new online customer, click “Create an Account”, make sure you have your Kroger Plus Card)
3) From a newly created or existing account, click on “My Account”, then “Account Settings” and then click on “Community Rewards” information and search for “Hyde Park School”.
4) Select “Hyde Park School PTO Inc” from the list.

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.
1) Register online at  www.remkes.com
2) Go to My Account in the top right corner of the page (or create an account if you don’t have one already, entering your Remke card number and pertinent personal info).
3) In the drop-down menu labeled “Caring Neighbor”, select “Hyde Park School PTO”.
4) Click “Update”

Do you have a drawer full of unused gift cards? Donate them here! The Hyde Park School PTO is now accepting gift cards as donations in addition to other payment forms. We accept new or partially-used gift cards. Just enter your card info to check the gift card balance and submit your donation. https://www.braandz.net/#/give/YfFqlCiA  
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to  president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).
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