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**TODAY: Last day for Fall Spirit Wear Sale orders**
**Mon. Sept. 9: Extra-Curricular Session 1 Begins**
**Thurs. Sept. 12: Lifetouch Picture Day**
Upcoming Events
TODAY Sept 8: Last day to order Spirit Wear for homeroom delivery the week of 9/23
Mon. Sept 9: Extra-Curricular Session 1 Begins
(please note that Karate starts the week of 9/16 and Spanish starts on 9/26)
Thurs. Sept 12 : Lifetouch Picture Day
Thurs. Sept 26: Parent Teacher Conferences

Back to School Spirit Wear Sale

The Fall Spirit Wear Sale ends TODAY. Any orders placed will be delivered to your child’s homeroom the  week of 9/23 . The next sale window will be in November.
Check out the high-quality, expanded assortment through our new Spirit Wear partner, Koch Sporting Goods:
NEW!  The Hyde Park School Spirit Wear site will be shoppable year-round. Any purchases made outside of the official sale windows can be shipped directly to your home, or picked up at Koch’s for no charge.
A portion of all sales directly benefits HPS PTO. Please contact Leah Wyrabkiewicz ( leahnally@yahoo.com ) or Tracie Sauer ( tracielynesauer@gmail.com ) with any questions.
Calling All Woodworkers!

The Pumpkin Chuck Committee is looking for some fun, awesome people to build a chuck-worthy Skeeball game! 
Contact Chuck at chuck@hydeparkschoolpto.org
Extracurricular Activities

Extracurriculars begin on Monday, Sept. 9th. Please review start dates and times for your child's registered activities.

Remember to send an email to your student’s homeroom teacher regarding any change in dismissal for this session. 

Go to the PTO website to learn more or to sign up https://www.hydeparkschoolpto.org/extracurricular-activities/  

Questions? Contact Dawn Wolfe at ec@hydeparkschoolpto.org
Mark Your Calendars- 9/17

Please join us for LaRosa's Recipe for Success Fundraising Event on September 17 from 11 AM to 11 PM. They will donate 20% of the proceeds to the HPS PTO on all dine in, delivery, and carryout orders. Please present our flyer to a Team Member to participate. 

HPS Lending Library

The HPS lending library has been moved to the back wall of the stage over the summer with the help of several parent volunteers and staff. Thank you to everyone who helped! We will not be able to check books in and out as we have in the past. So, please remind your children to return any books with the white HPS castle logo on the spine.

Parent volunteers will be at the library each morning between 7:30-7:45 to help children select books. We will be using an honor system and ask that children return books before borrowing more. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Maggie Mucha -  maggiemucha@gmail.com .
Sports Spotlight
XU Women’s Basketball – Free Clinic
XU women's basketball will host "Girls Day Out" on Sunday, Sept. 22. Girls in 8 th  grade and under can participate in a free clinic put on by the players. The event will be held at the Cintas Center from 1:30-4:00pm. There will also be a tour of the Cintas Center and photos with the team. Advanced registration is required by Sept. 18. To register, please click on the link below.

Thank You for Your Support

Thanks to all those who participated in the first ever Glow Golf event! We had an absolute blast and raised money for a great cause. We may not have been able to see so well, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time. And only a few people got hit by a glowing ball !
Eagle of the Week
Sports have returned to HPS, which only means one thing…Eagle of the Week is back! That’s right- each week there will be an opportunity to nominate someone who exemplifies what it means to be a HPS student athlete. This doesn’t have to be the best player, but instead should focus on sportsmanship, effort, character and overall teamwork. Anyone can nominate an athlete; a coach, parent, or even another student.

Simply email  hps.athletics@outlook.com  by Thursday afternoon to be eligible.
Soaring Through the Weekend

It was opening weekend for fall sports and the Eagles were busy! 18 teams took to the courts and fields and played with pride as they represented the Hyde Park School Community.

Don’t forget to check out  https://www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org/  for a complete listing of all games for the entire season and cheer on your Eagles
Basketball Registration

It's only September, but basketball registration is right around the corner. Be on the lookout for additional information on Facebook, the athletic website, and via email. Expect registration to go live in the next 5 – 10 days. We have instructional programs for kindergarten and first grade, and participate in the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League for grades 2 – 6.

School Directory

Hyde Park School PTO will be providing an electronic school family directory this year. Included in the directory will be parent and children names, grades 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
Fall Socials

Make sure to sign up for the social events coming this Fall. These socials kick off the year's fundraising, give parents a chance to get to know each other and have fun!! Tickets are available now. Some parties are almost sold out... so make sure to get your tickets soon!

Fundraising Opportunities

T here are several SUPER EASY ways to earn money for our school.

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.

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”
LSDMC Election Results

Kate Loveland was elected to a two-year term on the LSMDC.

Kate Loveland is the parent of an HPS 2nd grader and a 2021 Kindergartener. She and her family moved to Cincinnati 5 years ago when she and her husband accepted jobs as professors at Xavier University. Kate’s entire professional career has been spent in higher education and she is deeply passionate about the value of education and the importance of educating and developing the whole child. In addition to her role as a professor at Xavier, she also serves on the Board of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Xavier which is devoted to creating rich, collaborative learning environments. Since joining the HPS community, Kate has not only volunteered in the classroom, but she has worked on several fundraising initiatives. Most significantly, she was part of the team that raised over $400K to rebuild the playground in 2017-2018 and was a member of the 2019 Spring Celebration committee which raised a record amount of money. Kate believes deeply in the importance of public education and the role it plays in nurturing a lifelong love of learning and building communities. As a member of the LSMDC, her focus will be on ensuring that the students at HPS continue to thrive in a safe, nurturing, inclusive environment.
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to  president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).