We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school.
Upcoming Important Dates  
1/15 - No School (MLK, Jr. holiday)

1/16 at 7pm - Meeting at Hyde Perk Coffee for those interested in helping with Spring Celebration. Please come and get involved! (details below)

1/27 - HPS Olympics party is now open to all grades! Let's get together, HPS! (details below)

1/28 Swim party (details below)

1/28 Xavier women's basketball outing (details below)
Volunteer Opportunities
A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
If you are interested in potentially helping with the Spring Celebration, go to Hyde Perk Coffee at 7pm THIS Tuesday, January 16!

Dear HPS,

Will your New Year’s Resolution include something along the lines of “…get involved” or “…give back” or “...meet more HPS families”? 

Involvement in HPS’s largest fundraiser - the Spring Celebration - may be the perfect place to start! 

Plan to meet with other potential volunteers to learn more this Tuesday, January 16  at Hyde Perk Coffee & Wine Bar at 7pm ,  located at 3664 Edwards Rd. 

Keep in mind that absolutely no prior experience is necessary; there are varied roles, suiting anyone’s interests/time constraints. Some include seeking donations from local businesses, creating raffle baskets, helping on the day of the event, and many other job options! We always have a fun group of volunteers! 

Also, save the date for the sixth-annual Spring Celebration  on Thursday, April 19.  More details coming soon! 

If you have any questions, let me know! My email is beth1abell@aol.com .

Thank you for considering to be a part of the Spring Celebration team! We hope to see you January 16!

Best,
Beth McPeek
Fundraising Chair
Sports Highlight
Spring Soccer Registration is Now Open!
Please visit  sports.bluesombrero.com/hydeparkschool . On Friday we experienced some issues with the registration site. If you attempted to register and were not able, please try again! Those issues have since been corrected. If you did register on Friday, please verify you received a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Brugh (513-403-0734) or Kevin Hoffman (216-978-5735), or email  hps.soccer@mail.com . Registration closes on February 9 th.
Spring Baseball Info Coming Soon
HPS Athletics is meeting with Knothole organizers to organize field teams for this year's spring season. Registration and information will be forthcoming ASAP.
Xavier Women's Basketball Game
An HPS group outing/fundraiser has been planned for January 28 at 2pm to see the Xavier women's basketball game. This specific game includes the celebration of the Blue Blob's birthday, so there is cake, games and inflatables for the kids to enjoy before and during the game.
Tickets are $10 each or 4 tickets for $35. Proceeds will support the increased cost this year of renting gym space for the school’s basketball teams. 
If you'd like to join, you can pay through Paypal by clicking here and then pressing on the "Donate Now" button in the upper right-hand corner. In the "Notes" section, write "basketball fundraiser".
Questions? Email Bob Tate at tate.robertr@gmail.com.
HPS Basketball
The HPS basketball season is in full swing. Come out and support our teams. Complete schedules and gym locations can be found at  http://cpybl.com/
Save the Date for HPS Soccer Summer Camp with Jack Hermans
August 6-10, 2018 
9 AM-12 PM or 9 AM-3 PM. 
Fairfax Rec Fields 
Registration coming soon!
Upcoming Events
The Olympics Party is Open to ALL HPS Grades! You're invited to join the fun! :)

Everyone is welcome to join the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics party! Enjoy gold-medal food and beverages from around the world! It's going to be a great time!

Saturday, January 27 at 6:30pm

For more details, and to buy tickets, click here: 
Join your HPS Friends for the Annual Swim Party! 
The water's warm and there's room for just a few more families!

Sunday, January 28 from 3-5pm

University of Cincinnati Leisure Pool
$8 per person, with a max of $32 per family

For more details, and to buy tickets, click here:
Save the Date 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 with full details will be sent home with your student in the Tuesday, January 23rd folders. 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
Registration has begun for the 5th annual Oakley Daddy Daughter Dance @ the 20th Century Theatre! 
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.
General Announcements
Principal Search Survey and Timeline
Please remember to complete the HPS Principal Search survey regarding your priorities for an ideal candidate to lead our school.  https://goo.gl/forms/AFxDIXXeyUSPQjOo1

Here is the timeline for the rest of the search process:
  • First week of January - Collect surveys from stakeholders.
  • January - Finalize interview questions, and submit to CPS for approval.  Post position. District screens applicants. LSDMC receives list of qualified candidates.
  • February - Conduct first round of interviews.
  • March - Conduct second round of interviews. Announce final decision.
Extracurricular Registration is Underway!

Head here to register for fun and exciting classes: http://www.hydeparkschoolpto.org/extracurricular-activities/

Most classes start THIS WEEK, but please check your registration for class-specific dates!
HPS Yearbook Photo Submissions

Ms. Roberts is in need of your pictures for the yearbook! If you have any happy Hyde Park faces to share, Ms. Roberts would be very appreciative! Please email them to:  hpsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Don't forget to attach them as  ACTUAL SIZE, and also include the  GRADE LEVEL, HOMEROOM TEACHER and the  EVENT.