We develop compassionate, engaged students who are HAPPY to be at school
*Joseph Beth Book Fair is THIS WEEK Oct 14 - Oct 18*
Upcoming Events

Now - Tues. Oct 22: HPS Read-A-Thon
Mon. Oct 14 - Fri. Oct 18: Joseph Beth Book Fair
  • Family Shopping: Mon-Thurs 7:15-7:45 am, Wed & Thurs 2:30-6:15 pm
  • Adults Only Shopping: Thurs & Fri 8:00-9:00 am
Wed. Oct 16: Chipotle Restaurant Night (4-8pm)
Mon. Oct 21: NO SCHOOL (Conferences Comp Day)
Sat. Nov 2: The Great HPS Pumpkin Chuck
Chipotle Restaurant Night- Wed. Oct 16th

Mark your calendars now to visit the Chipotle at 3725 Paxton Ave. o n October 16th between 4pm-8pm . Simply show them this flyer or tell the cashier you'd like to support Hyde Park School and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the PTO.
HPS Read-A-Thon

We are now at the halfway mark for this year's Read-A-Thon. It's an exciting time with students meeting with their reading buddies, the book fair is right around the corner, and the students logging their reading minutes! Please keep encouraging your kids to meet their reading goals as well as gather sponsors from family, friends, and neighbors. Good luck to everyone and please READ! READ! READ!

More Read-A-Thon information can be found here .
Joseph Beth Book Fair

It's here! This week your child will have the opportunity to shop in the gym with their homeroom. Want to do some family shopping? The book fair is open to families Monday- Thursday 7:15-7:45 am and 2:30-6:15 pm Wednesday and Thursday . There are also adults only shopping times on Thursday and Friday 8:00-9:00 am The PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the Fair. If you have 30-60 minutes to help, we would greatly appreciate it. Check out the sign-ups here. Thank you for your support!
The Great HPS Pumpkin is almost here! The sky will turn orange on Saturday, Nov 2nd from 10am to 2pm

The Pumpkin Chuck Countdown page will continue to be updated with all of the latest and greatest, including how much longer you have to wait for the greatest day of the year... down to the SECOND!  

We still have lots of slots available for volunteers and we need all hands on deck! Check out the sign ups  here.  
Thanks to everyone who ordered their limited edition Pumpkin Chuck shirts! You will look smashing at the chuck (and all season long!) Orders will be delivered to your child's homeroom by October 28th. 
Extracurricular Activities

Futsal Registration is NOW OPEN for Grades 4-6:
Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 pm

There are still some spots open for the new Cooking Club sessions: Grades K-2 beginning 10/17 from 3:30-4:30 pm on Thursdays and Grades 3-4 beginning on 10/14 from 2:15-3:15 pm on Mondays. Registration links are available on the PTO website:

Questions? Contact Dawn Wolfe at ec@hydeparkschoolpto.org
Sports Spotlight
Eagles of the Week-
May McPeek and Audrey Ollinger

Another week, and another dynamic duo! May McPeek and Audrey Ollinger, Eagle of the Week honors belong to you. Not only have these two 2nd graders been great role models for their team on the field, but they are also excellent ambassadors for their school. Recently the pair dedicated their time and energy running a neighborhood lemonade stand. The results of their efforts were donated to the PTO to purchase additional playground equipment for every student to use during their recess periods. Your thoughtfulness, passion and leadership are appreciated. Go Eagles!

Simply email  hps.athletics@outlook.com  by Thursday afternoon with your Eagle of the Week submissions.
Booster Membership

We are making progress! Support HPS Athletics and our growing program. Head to  https://www.hydeparkschoolathletics.org/  now and become a Booster member for just $30.

Glow Golf / Ronald McDonald House Donation
In Memoriam of Jen Mangino
The HPS Boosters Board is pleased to announce that we will be donating $1,000 to the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati in the name of Jen Mangino. Once again, many thanks to Bob and Tami Beattie, the (fearless) Glow Golfers, and the generous donors who made this possible. Additionally, a special thanks to the Mangino family for the more-than-commensurate matching contribution. It was a great night for a great cause!  

Fall Sports are Wrapping Up

While some of our soccer teams have already wrapped the season, other soccer and volleyball teams are competing through next week. Head to  our website, click on Programs and the sport you’d like to support to find all scheduled games. Tournament information will be available soon- we will need everyone’s support!

Pumpkin Chuck & Athletics Grill Out

Pumpkin Chuck is around the corner and the PTO needs your help. Be sure to volunteer today, click  here . And- in between volunteering, playing games, and smashing pumpkins, come grab some hot food at the Athletic Grill Out!
Thank you Cincinnati Fire Department

Thanks to  Cincinnati Fire Department   Engine Company 46 for stopping by on Friday to give safety demonstrations and information to our students!

Information about Fire Prevention Week can be found on their website here .
New Way to Help HPS-
Gift Card Donation

Do you have a drawer full of unused gift cards? Donate them here! The Hyde Park School PTO is now accepting gift cards as donations in addition to other payment forms. We accept new or partially-used gift cards. Just enter your card info to check the gift card balance and submit your donation.  https://www.braandz.net/#/give/YfFqlCiA  

The PTO Website is also updated with this information:  https://www.hydeparkschoolpto.org/rewards-program/ )
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.

You can now support Hyde Park School PTO Inc. in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
3. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions:  https://smile.amazon.com/b…
AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify AmazonSmile charities when it becomes available.

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