We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school!
Upcoming Events
August 31: First Day of Virtual Classes
September 2: PTO Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
September 7: Labor Day, No School
September 10: Restaurant Night @ Jason's Deli
Welcome Back Hyde Park Eagles!
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Despite that the circumstances are far from what we had hoped, together we will ensure our students' success and wellbeing in all senses of the word. No matter the challenges, with positivity, grace, and the support of one another, our students' will achieve their highest potentials and feel the love we devote to them. If you have not viewed the orientation videos from each teacher, please click here to view them before virtual classes begin tomorrow, Monday August 31. Thank you for your flexibility, resilience, and optimism. Go Hyde Park Eagles!
PTO Meeting this Wednesday!
Please join us on Google Meets on 9/2 at 7:30 p.m. for our first PTO General Meeting of the year. We will be voting on our budget for the year, providing updates for upcoming programs, and answering any questions that you might have. Hope to see you there!
Fall Spirit Wear Sale
The Fall Spirit Wear sale will run 8/31 through 9/11. Check out the wide selection of Under Armour and other top quality merch! Any orders placed during this window have the option of being delivered to your front porch the week of 9/23 for no additional fee! You can also select to pickup yourself from Koch Sporting Goods or have your items shipped for an additional fee.

Place your order at Koch Sporting Goods website. A portion of all sales directly benefits HPS PTO. Please contact spirit wear coordinator Leah Wyrabkiewicz with any questions.
Box Tops for Education
When you download the Box Tops App, you’ll be able to 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!
2020-2021 Room Parents
Our HPS Room Parents provide a channel of communication between parents and teachers. These parents are a part of the classroom environment in the following areas: Organize class parties (hopefully!), act as the room basket lead for Spring Celebration, aid in teacher celebration, and assist in any teacher special requests.

Sign up to volunteer here! If you have questions about how to serve as a Room Parent, please contact volunteer@hydeparkschoolpto.org.
Restaurant Night at Jason's Deli
Please join us for our first restaurant night of the year, 9/10 from 4-9 p.m. at Jason's Deli, 3831 Edwards Rd. Recently Jason's Deli helped us to cater a lunch for our teachers and staff during their professional development week. Now it's your turn to help support HPS PTO. Mention our fundraiser at the register and Jason's Deli will donate 15% of your total bill to the PTO.
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.
Athletics Update
Lots of moving parts, lots of new information every day. Please be patient while we look at all options as it relates to a fall season. We are working with 3rd party leagues, CPS Athletics, the school, and relying on the health department to advise appropriately. Where it is possible, we do plan to have some version of a fall season. For those not comfortable with the final plan for that season, a full refund will be provided.
 
On the note of refunds (for spring), there was a mistake in the reporting provided by Sports Engine which resulted in the incorrect refund amounts being associated with individuals. Thankfully the mistake was caught before anything was credited. We are working with SE to correct that and get you your money back ASAP.
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
Cub Scouts Pack 113
Cub Scouts
Pack 113 will continue their Cub Scouts tradition in 2020-2021. They have already successfully held several socially distanced or virtual events, and safety will continue to be their top priority. Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls form grades K to 5th.

This year's sign up information:
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”.
If you have information that you would like included in a future newsletter, please send to president@hydeparkschoolpto.org (content included at PTO discretion).