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*Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 25-27*

Upcoming Events
November 23: Return to 5-day Virtual Learning Schedule for all students
November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
November 30: Classes resume online
The 2020 Read-a-Thon is a Wrap: HPS Students Tally Impressive Reading and Pledge Totals!
Thank you to all the students and teachers who read and collected pledges for this year's Read-A-Thon. Together, HPS students read over 168,936 minutes... that's 2,815 hours!!... AND raised over $18,000 for the school!

Now for this year's winners:

The team with the most amount of minutes read is Team J.R.R. Tolkien. Congratulations Ms. N. Roberts and Mr. Gallup's homerooms. Together they read 18,306 minutes!

The team with the highest average of minutes read per student at 1108 minutes per student is Team Roald Dahl. Congratulations Mrs. Belcuore and Ms. Mendelson!

The following classes have earned a Pajama Day and Extra Reading Time for the most participation: Hebert (K), Martin (1st), Boada (1st), N. Roberts (2nd), Wood (3rd)

The following students read the most amount of minutes in their homeroom and won a Joseph-Beth Gift Card!

Belcuore: Caroline Hubert
Forman: Claire VanderMolen
Hebert: Quinlan Sicnolf
Lavelle: Lilly Dribin
1st Grade     
Boada: Harper Kanet
Martin: Davis Ballard
Sims: Grayson Faris

2nd Grade
Carroll: Jillian Bantel
Lorenz: Nicholas Lober
Roberts: Cecily Hankinson
Snyder: Nicholas Jellison
Wineberg: Sam Shepherd

3rd Grade
Cassidy: Amelia Han
Mendelson: Daniel Hendriksen
Scott: Frankie Sathe
Wood: Julia Kananen

4th Grade   
Witkowski: Jacob Bell
Kohler: Warie Belldina
Gallup: Oliver Shepherd

5th Grade     
Bidlingmeyer: Kayla Cassidy
Fischer: Charlotte McPeek
Waltz: Darien Mahmoud

6th Grade       
Ries: Jacob Lober
Roberts: Emmy Schulert                
Casteel: Eily Hogan
Congratulations to all the winners and THANK YOU again to everyone who participated. Most importantly we hope that everyone keeps reading throughout the year!  
Winter Spirit Wear Sale: Tomorrow through December 4!
The Winter Spirit Wear sale begins tomorrow, November 23 and runs through December 4! Check out the wide selection of Under Armour and other top quality merch! Though you can order all year long, HPS PTO will receive a portion of all sales placed during this window, so now is the time to order for the win-win! Better still, all orders placed in this window will be delivered to your porch free of charge the week of December 14, just in time for the Holidays. Sales outside of this window can be shipped for an additional fee or picked up at Koch Sporting Goods.

Place your order at the Koch Sporting Goods website. Please contact the Spirit Wear Coordinator Leah Wyrabkiewicz with any questions.
City Survey to Improve Traffic Safety at HPS
Please take a few minutes to complete this traffic survey to improve the safety of the intersection of Observatory and Edwards.

The Department of Transportation and Engineering (DOTE) has received several complaints about eastbound vehicles on Observatory Ave not yielding to pedestrians in the crosswalk when turning left (north) onto Edwards Rd. DOTE is considering modifying the traffic signal to include a “left turn on green arrow only” for eastbound vehicles turning left (north) on Edwards.

Adding a “left turn on green arrow only” will eliminate the conflict between pedestrians crossing Edwards in the north crosswalk and vehicles turning left on Edwards. When pedestrians have a “walk” signal for the north crosswalk, eastbound vehicles on Observatory will not be allowed to turn left on Edwards.

Adding this “left turn on green arrow only” will increase wait times for all users at the intersection. Vehicles traveling through the intersection will have a longer red light, vehicles turning north onto Edwards will have a longer wait, and pedestrians will have a longer wait for the “walk” signal. This change will also require the loss of a few parking spots on all legs of the intersection.

Please use the feedback form to let the City know if you prefer the existing traffic signal timing, or the addition of the “left turn on green arrow only.”
HPS Students are Lighting up the Basketball Court!
The Basketball Season is in full swing for Grades K through 6! A huge shout out to the 5th Grade Boys. As last year's returning champions, they decided to enter a pre-season tournament to get back in shape, and it didn't take long-- they took the tournament by storm and won three in a row by scores of 29-15, 28-8, and 38-8! Combined with last year's record, that's a whopping 18-0!! Amazing job!!

Stay tuned for more news about our Eagles on the Basketball Court as the season progresses.
Future Enrollment Survey
We are collecting data for future Kindergarten enrollment at Hyde Park School. Please fill out this Google form if you are planning to send your child/children to HPS in the coming years. This includes families who already have children enrolled but will have additional siblings entering the school soon. Please help us spread the word!
Join the Hyde Park Athletics Boosters and get your very own, highly-coveted, blue foam finger! Then, there's more! With foam finger in hand, remove the foam finger from your hand every Friday and place it in a window of your house for Foam Finger Friday. Every Friday, neighborhood drive-throughs will take place noting addresses where Hyde Park Athletic Foam Fingers have been spotted. All those addresses will be eligible for a weekly prize drawing.

By becoming a Booster Club member, you are directly contributing to the support and growth of the HPS athletic programs. Hyde Park Athletics are privately funded, and your annual membership will be used to reduce the overall registration cost of these programs, fund new programs not currently available, and ensure that our student athletes have the appropriate equipment and facilities to compete effectively.

Please visit the Hyde Park Athletics website for more information or contact Mike Brugh at michaelbrugh@outlook.com with any questions.
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!
Remke Rewards Caring Neighbor
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. Register online at www.remkes.com and select “Hyde Park School PTO”.
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