We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
Upcoming Important Dates  
October 23: NO SCHOOL tomorrow!
October 25/26: Submit your Read-a-Thon reading log and pledges (in your team folder).
November 1 at 7pm: PTO Board Meeting in the gym
November 4: Pumpkin Chuck event (details below)
Fundraising Programs  
It's the Last Week of the Read-a-Thon!
Keep reading, logging your minutes, and collecting pledges from friend and family sponsors!

Please submit your logs and pledges IN THE TEAM FOLDERS this Wednesday and Thursday, October 25/26.

Students can get excited about the following prizes :
  • Classes with 100% participation will enjoy a Pajama “Extra Reading” Day! (Participation counts as a student turning in a completed log - not by whether they submitted pledges.) 
  • Blue Manatee gift cards are awarded to the top readers!
  • The winning team earns a Pizza and Ice Cream Party.

We will announce all the winners next week! 

The Book Fair and Restaurant Nights at Bronte Bistro were a success! Thank you to all those who supported HPS and Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
The Author Visit was Awesome!
The 3rd-6th graders really enjoyed hearing from Janet Tashjian! We learned a lot about story-telling from this popular author.

Another book order form went home in last Tuesday’s folder; if you would like a signed copy of one of her best-sellers, please have it returned by this Wednesday, October 25.
Keep Collecting Box Tops!
Don't forget to take a minute to cut out your box tops! Everything from Go-gurts, to Ziploc bags, to your box of Cheerios! Reference the whole list of Box Top products by clicking here. HPS will make their first submission to Box Tops on November 1, and we want to have a slew of them!
General Information & Announcements
PTO Vice President Needed
We welcome all candidates to come forward and enter the election to become the PTO Vice President for the 2017-18 school year. We’re accepting all candidates until 10/29; biographies will be e-mailed out on 10/30 so you can review them. Voting will take place during our general assembly PTO meeting on 11/1 @ 7:00 pm in the gymnasium. Email  president@hpspto.com  with your interest. 

For the PTO to exist and evolve, it requires new parents who want to engage and effect change. Please read more about the position @  http://conta.cc/2xKOm5Z .
Save the Date for a Pumpkin Chuck!
On Saturday, November 4, HPS is hosting an event at the school, where you'll have a chance to launch your Halloween jack-o-lantern from a catapult! There will also be a food truck and fun games for the kids. All proceeds go towards supporting our new play yard ( www.HPSCPY.org). Check your Tuesday folders and the PTO Facebook page this week for all the fun details!
The Hawaii Party was a Great Success!
HPS parents enjoyed a luau-themed evening of food, drinks, and fun, while helping raise money for our school. Thanks to the families who hosted (pictured) and attended!
Get Tickets to the 4th-Grade Family Party!
You're invited! It's a 4th-grade family carnival on Saturday, Nov.4! Bring the whole family for fun and games! It’s a fall festival complete with carnival games, a bouncy house, outdoor movies, bonfires, face-painting and terrific food: popcorn, cotton candy, s’mores, BBQ, adult libations, cider, hot chocolate, and more! We’ll have the Ohio State football game on, too! Hope to see you there! Get tickets at:

Current Volunteer Opportunities 
Read-A-Thon Volunteers
Can you help tab and tally reading minutes and dollars for the Read-a-Thon fundraiser? We still need a few volunteers to help with this job on October 27 from 8-10am in the Teachers' Lounge. Use the link below to sign up. Thank you! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084CA4AE2FA3FB6-readathon
Sports Spotlight
CPS Athletics Elementary Skills Clinic Series
On behalf of CPS Athletics, we would like to invite your child/ren out to our October/November CPS Athletics Elementary Skills Clinic Series. We will be offering multiple basketball clinics for grades 1st - 6th, as well as a volleyball skills clinic available to all elementary students in grades K - 6th.

CPS Athletics Elementary Skills Clinic Series
Click the camp links below for more information or to register today! All camps are open to boys and girls! Please register now, as spots are limited!